Tuesday , 20 March 2018

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Supreme Court collegium rejects Govt’s no to 43 names for judges in high courts

The Supreme Court Friday said its collegium has refused to accept the government’s rejection of 43 names it had recommended for different high courts. “We (collegium) have already met. We have reiterated all the 43 names sent to us,” Chief Justice T S Thakur told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. The Attorney General expressed ignorance about the latest development, saying “I ... Read More »

How The Qur’an Was Secretly Taught in the Soviet Union

The story of how the Qur’an was kept and taught. World Bulletin / News Desk A ninety-five year old Muslim man from Russia explained how the ʿUlamā (Muslims scholars) of Russia taught the Qurʼān during the days of communism. He was twenty-five years of age when the execution and oppression of the Muslims commenced and he witnessed the entire period. ... Read More »

PM Modi appeals to opposition ahead of Parliament session: Let’s debate in national interest

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on all political parties to engage in a healthy debate of all outstanding issues ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament that begun on Wednesday. The PM’s appeal comes as both the government and the opposition parties head for stormy debates in both Houses over the decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs ... Read More »



Army chief to visit Waziristan today

Army chief General Raheel Sharif will visit North and South Waziristan on Tuesday to overlook ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb and inaugurate development projects. “COAS will spend his day in South and North Waziristan today on the invitation of local tribes. Significant development projects are being inaugurated,” DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said on Twitter. On Monday, Army chief ... Read More »

Can New Zealand trump Pakistan this time?

The last time Pakistan lost to New Zealand during a tour to the country was back in 1985 where the Kiwis, under the leadership of Geoff Howarth, beat Javed Miandad-led visitors 2-0 in the three-match Test series. Before that and since then Pakistan have always dominated the Black Caps on their turf in Tests — no series loss in last ... Read More »

New Islamabad Airport: PM wants 2017 deadline met

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ensure completion of the much-delayed New Islamabad Airport project within the stipulated timeframe. A couple of months back, the PM had stated that airport would be functional by August 2017. According to the official statements, more than 82 per cent of the work on the project ... Read More »

London flats were bought through Qatari investments, Sharif family tells SC

ISLAMABAD: Submitting documentary evidence on the ‘legitimacy’ of their assets before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, claimed a Qatari prince paid for their London apartment. Along with a 397-page document consisting details of transactions as well as receipts of payments since 2011, the Sharif family submitted a letter from a Qatari ... Read More »

Govt asks Ogra not to hike gas rates

ISLAMABAD: In a move that may lead to a tricky legal situation for the regulator, the petroleum and natural resources ministry on Monday asked the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) not to invoke a binding law to notify an increase in gas prices. “The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is informing Ogra to maintain gas prices at the ... Read More »

Nurses to protest outside Dungarvan hospital this afternoon

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will hold a lunchtime protest from 1.30-3pm today at Dungarvan Community Hospital, Waterford. The action is aimed at highlighting what the organisation says is a shortage of nurses at this 146 bedded care of the older person facility. This will be followed by the commencement of a work to rule at ... Read More »