ECP directs political parties to submit accounts statements by Aug 29

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked all the political parties to submit their statements of accounts for the outgoing financial year by August 29. According to the ECP, printed forms are available in the Election Commission Secretariat, Islamabad, and in the offices of the Provincial Election Commissioners. …

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Samsung to recover rare metals from recalled Note 7s

SEOUL: Tech giant Samsung said on Tuesday it plans to recover 157 tonnes’ worth of rare metals from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in a bid to minimize the environmental impact of the fire-prone devices. Samsung said in a statement it planned to reuse components such as camera modules, chips …

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Bilawal to sponsor higher education expenses of young cueist Naseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has agreed to sponsor the expenses of young cueist Naseem Akhtar to receive higher education. The young cueist recently won recently won the International Billiard and Snooker Federation (IBSF) U18 World Championship in Beijing, China. The cueist recently had requested Prime Minister Nawaz …

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Chinese president calls for more imports and more ‘open economy’

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Donald Trump has railed against China’s massive trade surplus while …

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Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

GENEVA: A couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their seven children, Swiss media reported Tuesday.  The bodies were found lying near each other in the Diablerets massif in southern Switzerland, along with backpacks, a …

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547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: lawyer

BERLIN: At least 547 boys at a German Catholic choir school suffered sexual or physical abuse in what victims have likened to “prison, hell or a concentration camp”, said an investigator releasing a final report Tuesday. The Regensburger Domspatzen (“Cathedral Sparrows”), a 1,000-year-old cathedral choir in Bavaria, was in 2010 …

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Indian soldier shoots dead Major over use of mobile phone

KASHMIR: An Indian soldier killed his senior colleague after the latter caught him using a mobile phone while on duty in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Local media reports said Major Shikhar Thapa, posted with the 8 Rashtriya Rifles, an Indian army’s elite counterinsurgency unit, was shot dead in Uri …

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Robot security guard ‘commits suicide’ in public fountain

WASHINGTON: A robot security guard met a tragic end when it drowned itself at a fountain of a shopping mall in Washington D.C. The Knightscope security robot was patrolling the Georgetown Waterfront shopping complex in Washington D.C. on Monday when it apparently drove itself into the pond. “Our D.C. office building …

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