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  2. Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports. The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when Robinho was playing for Milan in Serie A. He was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old Albanian woman. Five other people were also accused of the same crime, but their sentences are not yet known. According to Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Robinho and five friends made the young woman drink "to the point of making her unconscious and unable to resist". They were then said to have engaged in "sexual intercourse multiple times in a row" with her. Robinho has denied the charges and can appeal the decision. The 33-year-old is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil. He has 100 international caps for his country.
  3. BADIN: A minor student is on the brink of losing his eyesight after being subjected to brutal torture by his teacher in Badin, parents alleged Thursday. The incident took place at a private school in Tando Bago taluka of Badin district in Sindh, wherein a nursery student was brutally tortured by his teacher. The child received multiple bruises close to his left eye and has undergone surgery, parents said, but the chances for him to regain his eyesight are bleak. The school administration denies the incident having taken place at school premises. Police have registered initial report of the incident and say they would further investigate it.
  4. Today
  5. Apple fans have something to look forward to next year. Photo: CNET file Apple fans have something to look forward to next year. The company?s iPhone SE was last refreshed in March of this year with new memory configurations. According to a report by the China Economic Daily, a new SE 2 with the same 4-inch screen will be released by July of 2018, reported CNET. The phone is likely to cost about $450, which is what the SE originally cost when it was first released. The current iPhone SE starts at $349. While these rumours are to be taken with a grain of salt, consumers with an inclination to smaller form-factor phones are waiting with fingers to see a new version of the SE next year.
  6. LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif ordered termination of four policemen for torturing an elderly couple in Multan. Sharif also met the couple, Muhammad Idrees and Naseem Bibi, and their daughter Madiha on Thursday. CM expressed his displeasure over the incident and spoke to them in detail over the matter. ?You are my elders and I will never let anything wrong happen to you,? A fair decision will be taken over the matter, he assured them and ordered termination of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Station House Officer (SHO), sub-inspector and assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in the incident. ?People who have no humanity have not right to serve the government,? he remarked. ?Those who have done such a thing with the poor should be ashamed of themselves.? Those responsible for the incident will be taken to task. ?We will not accept the behaviour of the police towards the elderly couple,? he stressed. ?Is justice only for the rich? Just because the poor can?t raise their voice,? Shehbaz remarked. Elderly couple tortured by Multan police seek justice The couple said that MDA bought their land but never paid them the full amount The CM also ordered an inquiry into the matter and asked the investigative committee to submit a report as soon as possible. On Wednesday, the elderly couple had staged a protest hoping for justice. Muhammad Idrees and Naseem Bibi, were thrashed by the police outside the office of Multan Development Authority for demanding compensation for the 500 acre land the authority bought from them on Monday (November 20). The couple said that MDA bought their land but never paid them the full amount. Dissatisfied by the progress in the case, Idrees shared that even though the Chief Minister took notice of the incident nothing has been done as yet. ?A team was supposed to investigate the case but there has been no decision. We were told that we should accept whatever amount we are given as we won?t get a higher amount,? he said. On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took notice of an incident of abuse at the hands of police and suspended the officials allegedly involved in the incident, a spokesperson for the office of the government of Punjab said. After ordering an inquiry into the despicable incident wherein two police officers severely beat up an elderly couple outside the office of Multan Development Authority (MDA), Sharif suspended the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Station House Officer (SHO).
  7. CHARSADDA: Police foiled a major terror bid in Charsadda after they seized huge cache of explosives and apprehended five suspected terrorists. The raid was conducted in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The law enforcers recovered 40 kilograms of explosive material, 7 mortar shells, 5 remote-controlled receivers, 10 hand grenades, 13 detonators and IEDs buried in a graveyard in Shabqadar, according to Station House Officer (SHO) Mohammad Arif. Five suspected terrorists linked with outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Bajaur group were also apprehended during the raid. Police said they were interrogating the arrested suspects.
  8. Photo: Facebook/Umayr Masyd ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that there will be no compromise on Katas Raj Temple near Chawkal. While hearing the suo moto case regarding the drying of the pond at Katas Raj temple, he remarked that the pond at the historical temple should be filled at any cost even if people have to carry water in vessels to fill it, adding that nearby mills should be shut down if necessary. The case was heard by a three-member bench, headed by CJP. ?As an Islamic state, it is our responsibility to protect the rights of the minorities,? said CJP, stressing that the Hindu community has a special attachment to the temple. The chief justice also said that the parliament and authorities are responsible for providing protection from pollution. If the authorities fail then the court will take action, he added. CJP takes suo motu notice of depleting pond at Katas Raj Temples Katas Raj comprises of Hindu temples, a Buddhist stupa and other historic relics situated around a lake that is deemed sacred by Hindus ?Clean water and clean air are important for life,? he said, urging that the cement factories affecting the environment. ?We live in a country were mountains have been halved to make way for motorways.? Cement factories are necessary but precautions need to be taken, he added. CJP also directed Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf to form an investigation committee on the issue. He said that the attorney general should ask the federal and provincial governments to name people for the investigation committee. The case has been adjourned until November 30 (Thursday). On November 2, CJP Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took a suo motu notice of the drying out of Katas Raj Temple pond in Chakwal. The pre-historic fabled pond is said to be drying out because of the huge amount of water consumption in cement factories nearby. The factories are reportedly sucking water through more than hundred drill bores, which have severely reduced the subsoil water level. That is beside the position that owing to the absence of proper water supply for the local areas of Katas Waulah and city Choa Saidan Shah, almost every home is depleting the water table by boring. The problem is also caused by the unreasonable plantation of eucalyptus trees in the region.
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  10. Zimbabwe´s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to supporters flanked by his wife Auxilia at Zimbabwe´s ruling Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare. -AFP HARARE: Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to a hero's welcome in Zimbabwe on Wednesday, telling crowds of supporters in Harare they were witnessing the start of a new democratic era. The 75-year-old will be sworn in as president at an inauguration ceremony on Friday and state media suggested that Mugabe may attend and receive a "farewell" guard of honour. Mugabe fired Mnangagwa as vice president on November 6 over a succession tussle with the first lady, Grace Mugabe. That prompted the military's intervention and eventually led to the president´s resignation on Tuesday. Mnangagwa told hundreds of supporters on Wednesday that they were witnessing "a new and unfolding full democracy". 'All I want is job creation' "Great speech all round, can't describe how I felt seeing him after what he went through. All I want is job creation," said Remigio Mutero, 30, an unemployed IT graduate. The inauguration will be held at the 60,000-capacity National Sports Stadium, and organisers have called on Zimbabweans "from all walks of life" to come and witness the "historic day". Supporters of the governing ZANU-PF party will be bussed to the ceremony from across Zimbabwe for the "once in a lifetime event", a party planning note said. Ahead of the inauguration, the army warned that criminals had been impersonating soldiers since the crisis and extorting money from the public and called on Zimbabweans to obey the law. Mnangagwa also wrote a note to the public, acknowledging the uncertainty that has plagued the country since the army took power. Britain, the former colonial power, said it would send Africa Minister Rory Stewart to the ceremony, but it is understood that no member of the royal family will attend. Regional heavyweight South Africa said President Jacob Zuma would not be present as he would be hosting a visit by Angola's new head of state. Zuma also praised Mugabe, noting "his contribution to the liberation of the Southern African region and the decolonisation of the continent". Mugabe's iron grip ended Tuesday in a shock announcement to parliament, where MPs had convened to impeach the 93-year-old leader who had dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life for decades. He was last seen in public on Friday and gave a televised address on Sunday, but neither he nor his wife Grace has been seen since, with their whereabouts unknown. Loosing the 'democratic genie' A former key Mugabe ally, Mnangagwa had fled the country after his dismissal, saying he would not return without guarantees for his safety. Critics describe Mnangagwa as a ruthless hard-liner, warning that he could prove just as authoritarian as his mentor. Peter Fabricius, an analyst at the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies, said opposition figures would be expecting Mnangagwa to establish a power-sharing government. "In toppling Mugabe, (the generals and Mnangagwa) also let the genie of democracy out the bottle, propelled by euphoria," he wrote in a research note. "Trying to squeeze it back in may not be easy." The main opposition group, the Movement for Democratic Change, said it was "cautiously optimistic" that Mnangagwa would not be as "evil, corrupt, decadent" as Mugabe. "We shall closely watch his next move," said party spokesman Obert Gutu. Addressing the economy Mugabe´s resignation capped a chaotic week in which the military seized control and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets in an unprecedented show of dissent against Mugabe, who left behind an economy in ruins. "We hope to be able to access our money from the bank come December and the US dollar must come back," said Talent Chamunorwa, 37, a brick seller. He was referring to Zimbabwe's chronic shortage of cash and a mistrusted scheme for "bond notes" whose value is supposed to be linked to the US currency, but which trade at a significantly lower rate in reality. The state-run Herald newspaper said in Thursday's edition that "doors will now be open" for economic growth. Mugabe had ruled Zimbabwe almost unopposed since independence in 1980, eventually becoming the world´s oldest serving head of state.
  11. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that India is using the Afghan war against Pakistan. Photo: Geo News file KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that India is using the Afghan war against Pakistan. ?India's role in Afghanistan is not to establish peace,? Iqbal said in an interview to Al Jazeera. He stressed that a lot, apart from the peace efforts, needs to be done in Afghanistan. ?Peace in Afghanistan is a guarantee for peace in Pakistan,? he said, adding that the US cannot establish peace in the country without Pakistan?s assistance. ?Pakistan-US cooperation is imperative for regional peace and stability,? the interior minister said, adding that it is time that regional players unite with the common objective of bringing about sustainable peace in Afghanistan. He further said, in the interview, that negotiations with the US are underway to improve bilateral relations. ?We are negotiating with the US to establish peace in Afghanistan.? Iqbal also stressed that Pakistan will never allow its soil to be used against any country. ?We hope that other countries also don?t allow their soil to be used against Pakistan,? he added. Discussing the ongoing rumours about early elections in the country, the federal minister said that ?there is no chance of early elections? and political parties ?will not accept early election before new delimitations? following the recent census. Qatar compares Saudi actions in Lebanon to Gulf crisis Saudi Arabia has triggered crises across the region, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said He also commented on the Qatar related Arab crisis, saying that Pakistan has serious concerns over the tensions between the Arab countries. In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced they had severed ties with Qatar, sealing off the emirate's only land border in the wide-ranging boycott. They accuse Qatar's government of supporting extremism and fostering close ties with Iran. Qatar denies the charges, claiming the dispute is an attack on its sovereignty. Both sides refuse to back down, but Doha says it is ready to engage with the US and Kuwaiti mediation.
  12. A screengrab from the video, which went viral on social networking sites, shows the woman removing her burqa. KARACHI: A Muslim woman was forced by police to take her veil off at a rally in India's Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Indian media reported, in yet another incident highlighting growing extremism in the country. The video of the incident shows the woman removing her veil minutes before UP CM Yogi Adityanath made an appearance at the public meeting, the Hindustan Times reported. The woman, identified as Saira, first removed her veil but the women constables on duty forced her to remove the burqa, according to the newspaper. She said she was a BJP worker and had come to the rally from her village wearing her "traditional dress." An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
  13. Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks to open up the conservative kingdom and find new sources of revenue to diversify its economy. Photo: AFP DUBAI: Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks to open up the conservative kingdom and find new sources of revenue to diversify its economy. At present, foreigners traveling to Saudi Arabia are largely restricted to resident workers and their dependents, business travelers, and Muslim pilgrims who are given special visas to travel to holy sites. ?The targets are people who want to come and literally experience this country, and really the grandness of this country,? Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Natural Heritage, said in an interview broadcast late on Wednesday. Asked about plans for the visas, he replied: ?Hopefully in 2018,? adding that the government would use online technology to make applying for visas easy. Saudi Arabia?s 32-year-old heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is seeking to develop new industries to wean his country off its dependency on oil exports. He has also taken some steps to loosen its ultra-strict social restrictions, scaling back the role of religious morality police and announcing plans to allowing women to drive next year. Plans to admit significant numbers of tourists from abroad have been discussed for years, only to be blocked by conservative opinion and bureaucracy; the commission announced such a plan as long ago as 2006, but it did not go ahead. This time, the government appears determined to push through the change, partly because of financial pressures. It hopes to earn billions of dollars to cover a state budget deficit caused by low oil prices. Economic reforms aim to lift total tourism spending in the country - by local citizens as well as foreigners - to $46.6 billion in 2020 from $27.9 billion in 2015. Prince Sultan said his commission was focusing mainly on increasing numbers of local tourists. The commission has estimated Saudis spend more than $20 billion annually on tourism abroad, and persuading more of them to holiday inside the country would reduce that drain on the economy. But Prince Sultan told CNN that his commission was also working to prepare tourist spots for foreigners. The government announced plans in August to develop resorts on about 50 islands off the Red Sea coast, with the first phase of the project to be completed in 2022. The kingdom also intends to offer visits to historic sites such as Mada?in Saleh, a 2,000-year-old Nabatean city carved into the rocks of the northern desert. Heir to the throne Prince Mohammed would be the first ruler from a new generation since 1953, after six kings who were all sons of state founder Abdulaziz ibn Saud. He has announced wide plans for social and political reforms to the kingdom, which is ruled as an absolute monarchy.
  14. Three Muslims clerics were allegedly attacked with sharp objects by unknown men for covering their heads in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on Thursday, reported Indian media. The three men, identified as Gulzar, Israr and Abrar, were getting off a train when they were attacked by six to seven men, reported ANI. The attack occurred after the men quarreled over Muslim men covering heads. There were also reports that the clerics were pushed off the throw, but the police did not confirm it. As a result, the three men were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The three clerics started wearing their shoes to get off at village Aheda in Baghpat when men attacked them with iron rods and an ice pick. ?The police have registered an FIR against the unidentified attackers,? Northern Railway?s public relations officer Nitin Chaudhary told ANI. In May, two Muslim men were killed after they were attacked by Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows, police said Monday, the latest such attack over the animal Hindus consider sacred. Police in the northeastern state of Assam said they had registered a murder case over the deaths of Abu Hanifa and Riyazuddin Ali, who were beaten with sticks on Sunday. Two suspects have been detained for questioning. Mob in India kills two Muslims over suspected cow theft Two Muslim men have died after they were attacked by Indian villagers "They were chased and beaten with sticks by villagers who said the two boys were trying to steal cows from their grazing field," Debaraj Upadhyay, Nagaon´s top cop, told AFP by telephone. "By the time we took them to the hospital at night they had succumbed to their injuries," he added. The incident comes amidst a wave of rising tensions over the killing and smuggling of cows in Hindu-majority India, where the animal is considered sacred and its slaughter is a punishable offence in many states.
  15. YANGON: Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya to flee across the border. The United Nations says 620,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August to form the world's largest refugee camp after a military crackdown in Myanmar that Washington has said clearly constitutes "ethnic cleansing". The statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the strongest US condemnation yet of the crackdown, accusing Myanmar´s security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the group. Following talks between Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Dhaka's Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali held after weeks of tussling over the terms of repatriation, the two sides inked a deal in Myanmar´s capital Naypyidaw on Thursday. In a brief statement, Dhaka said they had agreed to start returning the refugees to mainly Buddhist Myanmar in two months. It said that a working group would be set up within three weeks to agree with the arrangements for the repatriation. "This is a primary step. (They) will take back (Rohingya). Now we have to start working," Ali told reporters in Naypyidaw. Impoverished and overcrowded Bangladesh has won international praise for allowing the refugees into the country, but has imposed restrictions on their movements and said it does not want them to stay. Suu Kyi's office called Thursday's agreement a "win-win situation for both countries", saying the issue should be "resolved amicably through bilateral negotiations". However, it remains unclear how many Rohingya will be allowed back and how long the process will take. Rights groups have raised concerns about the process, including where the minority will be resettled after hundreds of their villages were razed, and how their safety will be ensured in a country where anti-Muslim sentiment is surging. 'Won't go back' The stateless Rohingya have been the target of communal violence and vicious anti-Muslim sentiment in mainly Buddhist Myanmar for years. They have also been systematically oppressed by the government, which stripped the minority of citizenship and severely restricts their movement, as well as their access to basic services. Tensions erupted into bouts of bloodshed in 2012 that pushed more than 100,000 Rohingya into grim displacement camps. Despite the squalid conditions in the overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, many of the refugees say they are reluctant to return to Myanmar unless they are granted full citizenship. "We won't go back to Myanmar unless all Rohingya are granted citizenship with full rights like any other Myanmar nationals," said Abdur Rahim, 52, who was a teacher at a government-run school in Buthidaung in Myanmar´s Rakhine state before fleeing across the border. "We won't return to any refugee camps in Rakhine," he told AFP in Bangladesh. The signing of the deal came ahead of a highly-anticipated visit to both nations from Pope Francis, who has been outspoken about his sympathy for the plight of the Rohingya. The latest unrest occurred after Rohingya rebels attacked police posts on August 25. The army backlash rained violence across northern Rakhine, with refugees recounting nightmarish scenes of soldiers and Buddhist mobs slaughtering villagers and burning down entire communities. The military denies all allegations but has restricted access to the conflict zone. Suu Kyi´s government has blocked visas for a UN-fact finding mission tasked with probing accusations of military abuse.
  16. Today
  17. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/2b3a01928afb86ddf89aeccaaa0fc09f.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMjMvMjAxNyAzOjM1OjM0IFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9WlpzbnVCVWRIV0hKUnFkNFUvNFhZdz09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] ISLAMABAD: As the protest at Faizabad Interchange enters the third week, the government has been spending approximately Rs10 million daily on the deployment of security personnel, sources informed Geo News on Thursday. The recurring protests and sit-ins in the federal capital have indebted the Islamabad Police so much so that it has become difficult to feed the personnel deployed for security around Faizabad Interchange. The administration appears unable to maintain security presence around the vicinity after the contractors, who up till now had been supplying food on credit, have declined to facilitate any more requests sans payment, sources added. Routine life in the 'twin cities' remains greatly disrupted as protesters, belonging to a religious group, continue blockade of the Interchange, despite a notice by the Supreme Court. The protest has resulted in severe problems for residents, who face traffic jams and mobility issues on a daily basis. At least two casualties due to ambulances being unable to cross the protesters have also been reported. Islamabad administration decides to close streetlights on Faizabad interchange Administration also discussed the hardships being faced by the citizens of the twin cities Authorities have acquired services of 3000 personnel from the Frontier Constabulary (FC), 4000 from Punjab Police and 1000 Azad Kashmir Police for deployment around Faizabad sit-in, they said. The expense for providing food to these personnel is over Rs2.5 million daily, sources said. The expense for 200 rented containers and vehicles, and fueling remains apart. On the other hand, the Ministry of Finance has also not released an additional grant for the past sit-ins, documents available with Geo News suggest. There had been continuous expenditures on different protests and sit-ins from September 7 to November 22. The security for Jamaat-e-Islami's protest on September 8 cost Rs12.6 million, documents suggest. Similarly, the sit-in by Sunni Tehreek, which began on September 24 and lasted for eight days, coost Rs23.5 million.
  18. PARIS: The world's only particle accelerator dedicated to art was switched on at the Louvre in Paris Thursday to help experts analyse ancient and precious works. The 37-metre (88-foot) AGLAE accelerator housed underneath the huge Paris museum will be now be used for the first time to routinely study and help authenticate paintings and other items made from organic materials. The Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museum of France (C2RMF) -- which is independent of the Louvre -- has spent 2.1 million euros ($2.5 million) overhauling and upgrading the machine, which can determine the chemical make-up of objects without the need to take samples. "Up to now we almost never analysed paintings because we were afraid the particle beam might change the colours" when it hit the pigments in the paint, director Isabelle Pallot-Frossard told AFP. The AGLAE works by speeding up helium and hydrogen nuclei to speeds of between 20,000 to 30,000 kilometres (12,400 to 18,600 miles) per second and then bombarding the object, which emits radiation that can be captured and analysed. Among the first objects to be tested by the newly configured accelerator were Roman votive statues of the household gods -- the Lares -- which were said to protect the home. They were uncovered from the ancient forum of Bavay close to the border with Belgium. The old accelerator -- which was built in 1988 -- could only work between eight and 10 hours a day, but the new one can function around the clock, the C2RMF said.
  19. JERUSALEM: Palestine's football team achieved its highest ranking in history Thursday, rising above Israel in the FIFA world rankings for the first time. The head of the Palestinian football association labelled it a "historic achievement" as the team rose two spots to 82nd in FIFA's new rankings, published Thursday. Israel fell 16 places to 96th after a disappointing failed World Cup qualification campaign. Palestine has recently won a series of games as they seek to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup, including a 10-0 victory over Bhutan. The announcement comes as the Palestinian football association has campaigned to encourage FIFA to take action against six Israeli clubs located in settlements in the occupied West Bank. Settlements are considered illegal under international law, and the Palestinians had asked FIFA to take action against the Israeli FA. Last month, FIFA decided it would not intervene in the matter, with the Palestinians accusing the body of bowing to Israeli pressure. Palestinian FA boss Jibril Rajoub told AFP that Thursday the rankings rise was a "historic achievement" that came despite restrictions on football in the Palestinian territories imposed by Israeli occupation. "With this classification, we have defeated the occupation's measures and its daily harassment, from preventing the freedom of movement of athletes through to all measures that impede Palestinian sport," he said. The Israeli Football Association was not immediately available for comment. Israel qualifies for tournaments with European teams, while Palestine are in the Asian qualifying groups. Palestine was first recognised by FIFA in 1998.
  20. Mumbai police called out Bollywood ?youth icon? Varun Dhawan for flouting traffic rules by posing for a selfie with a fan while stuck in traffic. The police shared a picture on social media in which Varun can be seen leaning out of his car to click a selfie with a fan, who was sitting in a rickshaw parked next to his car. The Judwaa 2 actor does not seem to be wearing seat belt in the picture. In a tweet, Mumbai police shared: ?We expected better from a responsible Mumbaikar and youth icon like you,' wrote Mumbai Police, also adding that the actor should expect an 'e-challan' or a fine soon.? Reacting to this, Varun issued an apology. He wrote: ?My apologies. Our cars weren?t moving since we were at a traffic signal and I didn?t want to hurt the sentiment of a fan but next time I?ll keep safety in mind and won?t encourage this.? The Mumbai police then posted: "Quite a galactic coincidence for the photographer to be on the same signal to capture your gesture, in a good intent nevertheless risky. Leaning out even in a stationary vehicle can be distracting for others considering your popularity. Glad you took our message in d right spirit"
  21. Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan in Mumbai. (Image courtesy: Anjana Sharma) NEW DELHI: Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan has tied the knot with Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatgae. Zaheer and Sagarika got married in court on November 23 and are all set to have a grand reception in Mumbai?s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower on November 27, NDTV reported. According to reports, the reception is expected to be attended by several Bollywood celebrities and members of the Indian cricket team. Sagarika looked radiant in an orange sari with a maroon embroidered blouse. She pulled off the simple yet elegant look with her tied in a bun. Zaheer's soft pink kurta complimented the glow on his face in the wedding pictures. The couple looked happy as they posed together for their friend Anjana Sharma, who shared the couple's first pictures. Sagarika's Chak De! India co-star Vidya Malavade also posted pictures: A day before the wedding, Vidya visited her friend and shared a glimpse of what the 'mad bride' was up to. She shared a picture of Sagarika decked in jewellery of all sorts - clearly confused which one to pick. Sagarika Ghatge debuted in Bollywood in 2007 film Chak De! India and has also featured in films like Rush and Irada. She has also featured in Marathi film Premachi Goshta and Punjabi film Dildariyaan. Sagarika's upcoming project is a bilingual film called Haadsa.
  22. A woman beating up the fake pir with her shoe in Kot Abdul Malik near Sheikhupura on November 23, 2017. Photo: Geo News screen grab SHEIKHUPURA: A fake ?pir? was beaten up for attempting to assault a woman in Kot Abdul Malik near Sheikhupura. The affected woman shared that she had come to the ?pir? [faith healer] so he can ?bless? her and she has another child. However, the faith healer tried to take advantage of the woman. When the faith healer made his move, the woman started to scream alerting the people near the area. The people came to the woman?s rescue and the faith healer was beaten up with shoes. The woman also claimed that the fake faith healer had duped her into giving him Rs0.2 million to ?bless? her. The angry mob then handed over the fake pir to the police, and a case was also registered. The police shared that the suspect has assaulted women before as well. However, no case was registered as the women were too scared to speak up against him. Moreover, the police also recovered CNICs of many women from his possession.
  23. It's safe to assume and believe that Rajkummar Rao spells perfection in his own unique way. The man has a record of giving power packed performances in all his movies and owns every role like they were written for him. A big thank you to all you wonderful people for the love & appreciation for #BKB & for appreciating my work as #PritamVidrohi. It inspires me to work harder. ðð»â¤ï¸ðð#BareillyKiBarfi A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:56am PDT If I even begin to analyse the array of roles he has played, and how well he managed to essay them, I can basically go on for an entire day. You think you liked him in 'Queen' or 'Bareily Ki Barfi', then you wonder how did he slip into the character of Bose. The man has proved his mettle time and again. He's won the award in the 'best actor'category for 'Newton' at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Won the best actor award at the most prestigious #APSA2017 (Asia Pacific Screen Awards). Thank you Maa. Thank u team #Newton. Don't stop chasing your dreams because they really do come true. A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Nov 23, 2017 at 5:12am PST The actor dedicated the win to his mother, who passed away while he was shooting for this movie in Chhatisgarh. He believes her blessings ensured the success that his movie has been savouring. the movie has also won the award for best screenplay. Rajkummar is currently enjoying the success of his web series where he has played the titular role of Bose. We totally recommend it if you still haven't watched it.
  24. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/dc694da28a855e141845e9a05250bcd0.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMjMvMjAxNyAxOjUxOjAyIFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9bFYvQlR3OC9uTUFORmVLaEgyakpzZz09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] MARDAN: Jamiat Ulema-e Islam - F (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman on Thursday alleged that international powers want to destabilize the country. "International powers wan't to destablize Pakistan," Rehman stressed, adding that the country should take the path of national unity. "It is high time that we work our way towards national unity because without unity, this nation won't make it through to the elections in 2018," Rehman warned during an address in Mardan. He stated that [political parties] may disagree on strategic decisions but the quest of peace is a common wish. Discussing the US policy for the region, Rehman remarked that the country is 'habitual of talking about negotiations' after it 'wages war on Muslims.' "I fail to understand what is the US objection if we are standing with a law and our country," he said. "The only objection they [US] have is that we made their agenda unsuccessful." He also said that his party's participation in the upcoming general elections was being forcefully obstructed.
  25. LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Thursday if Asif Ali Zardari became a hurdle in the way of timely elections, then this stain could not be washed away for decades. Speaking to media at the Punjab Assembly, the provincial minister said democracy requires timely elections in the country. He questioned whether the former president has this attitude because of personal resentment or to please someone. Sanaullah, however, urged Zardari to regard the heritage of reconciliatory politics. Fourth time's not the charm: Zardari refuses to meet Nawaz Sharif again Former president foils ex-prime minister?s attempt for the fourth time in three months The provincial minister's comments came hours after Zardari reportedly refused to meet former premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday, foiling the latter?s attempts for a meeting for the fourth time within three months. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman was quoted as saying that the former prime minister "only remembers democratic promises where his interests are concerned." "Nawaz Sharif is responsible for the current political situation of the country. Meeting him or shaking his hand is [out of the question]," the PPP co-chairman was quoted as saying. Commenting on the ongoing sit-in in Islamabad, he said his party's government in the centre wants to end it without the use of force. "Those staging the sit-in have no political demands," the minister said. "Everyone trusts the committee led by Raja Zafarul Haq and there is hope for a breakthrough in a week." Criticising the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Sanaullah termed Imran Khan a "tool of non-democratic forces."
  26. LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Saeed Ghani reiterated the party?s stance towards former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and remarked that PPP will never support Nawaz. ?PPP will not support Nawaz Sharif at any cost,? he said while speaking to media at Mazang area of Lahore on Thursday. ?Nawaz thinks that he can run everything himself,? he said. ?In such a difficult time, he must do everything himself now.? He remarked: ?We want democracy to prosper in Pakistan. We will stand against all anti-democratic forces.? On the rigging of elections, he said that people in Karachi would ?cast? their votes in favour of one party but were affiliated with a different party. ?If people are not allowed to vote freely than the city?s situation will deteriorate,? he added. On the recent collaboration between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, he said that it is not unexpected. He also criticised PTI Chairperson Imran Khan and alleged that he was representing the political wing of Taliban. ?Imran is a representative of the Taliban?. Nawaz doesn't understand meaning of ideology: Bilawal Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari slammed political opponent Nawaz Sharif and said that the former prime minister doesn?t even understand the meaning of ideology. Nawaz does not understand meaning of ideology: Bilawal Nawaz has been a part of all conspiracies against democracy in Pakistan, he remarked Bilawal was taking a jibe at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz?s claimed that Nawaz Sharif is not a person but an ideology. PPP chair pointed out that Nawaz is being opportunistic by changing his position and statements to favour himself. ?Mian Nawaz Sharif sahab doesn?t understand the meaning of ideology. You can't change your position for your own purposes,? he said while speaking to media on Thursday. Earlier in the day, sources informed Geo News that Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari has, yet again, refused to meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, foiling the latter?s attempts for a meeting for the fourth time within three months. Zardari, rejecting once again the possibility of any contact with Nawaz, was quoted by sources as saying that the former prime minister ?only remembers democratic promises where his interests are concerned?. ?Nawaz Sharif is responsible for the current political situation of the country. Meeting him or shaking his hand is [out of the question],? the PPP co-chairperson remarked.
  27. ISLAMABAD: The administration of the federal capital has decided to shut off street lights around the area of Faizabad Interchange as the sit-in by protesters of a religious party continues into its third week. The decision was taken during a meeting presided over by Commissioner Islamabad Zulfiqar Haider. The high-level huddle also discussed the problems being faced by the people due to the sit-in. Sources also reported that it is being pondered upon whether to restrict the movement and routes used by the protesters. The metro bus services, running the federal capital, has been suspended for 14 days and shopkeepers in the area are facing hardship and loss of business due to the sit in. Students of schools and colleges have also suffered as their commute time has increased significantly. Major roads of the federal capital have also been blocked by containers in order to mitigate the risk of the protests spilling over. The Supreme Court on Thursday said that when the writ of the state ends, decisions are made on the streets. The bench, comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mushir Alam, also expressed its displeasure at the unrelenting situation and noted that the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were facing serious problems as a result of the sit-in. The apex court bench added that the sit-in is all about the ego of one man and his quest for fame. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal also stated that the state is on one page regarding sit-in and the government is still trying to resolve the issue through peaceful means. The Army said on Wednesday that it would act upon whatever decision the government makes on the ongoing sit-in in Islamabad. General Ghafoor, however, said it is better to diffuse the situation through mutual understanding, adding that whatever decision the government makes in this regard would be acted upon. The Supreme Court had taken notice of the protests on Tuesday and had sought replies from the relevant government quarters. The apex court had also issued notices to Inspector General Islamabad Police and Attorney General. On Wednesday, at least four security personnel were injured when the protesters resorted to pelting stones at security forces deployed in the area. Four FC and police personnel, including SP Saddar Amir Niazi, were injured as a result. The protest has resulted in severe issues for residents of the capital and Rawalpindi, who face traffic jams and mobility issues on a daily basis. At least two casualties due to ambulances being unable to cross the protesters have also been reported. Talks between the government and protesters on Saturday and then on Monday failed with no breakthrough in sight, as protest leaders continue to demand the resignation of Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid. The protests are being held against the change in the finality of Prophethood oath in the law when the government passed the Elections Act 2017 last month. The change, dubbed a clerical error by the government, was immediately fixed as an amendment was passed later.
  28. ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said the Pakistani state is on one page regarding the ongoing sit-in at Faizabad Interchange by members of a religious party. Iqbal reiterated the government's stance and said that efforts are underway to resolve the issue peacefully and avoid bloodshed. "One option is a security operation, as the interior minister I can order an operation and clear the space in a matter of three hours," said Iqbal. He added that with an operation, there's no guarantee that bloodshed will not happen and a repeat of Model Town or Lal Masjid will not occur. "I am not the interior minister of Faizabad Interchange, I am the interior minister of Pakistan and hence have to take measures after looking at the situation across the country." Army to act upon govt decision on Islamabad sit-in: DG ISPR The DG ISPR, however, says it is better to diffuse situation through mutual understanding Elaborating on the measures taken to resolve the crisis plaguing the twin cities for 18 days, Iqbal said multiple rounds of negotiations have taken place at various levels, but the protesters are not budging from their demand of Zahid Hamid's resignation. The law minister will not resign due to the ego and stubbornness of certain people, said the minister while adding that only the parliament can demand the law minister's resignation. Earlier today, the Supreme Court said that the writ of one man was prevailing and not the state's. The bench, comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mushir Alam, expressed its displeasure at the unrelenting situation and noted that the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were facing serious problems as a result of the sit-in. ?When the writ of the state ends, decisions are made on streets,? Justice Isa remarked, adding without taking any names, ?this dharna [sit-in] is all about one man?s ego and his quest to get fame.? The Army said on Wednesday that it would act upon whatever decision the government makes on the ongoing sit-in in Islamabad. General Ghafoor, however, said it is better to diffuse the situation through mutual understanding, adding that whatever decision the government makes in this regard would be acted upon. The Supreme Court had taken notice of the protests on Tuesday and had sought replies from the relevant government quarters. The apex court had also issued notices to Inspector General Islamabad Police and Attorney General. On Wednesday, at least four security personnel were injured when the protesters resorted to pelting stones at security forces deployed in the area. Four FC and police personnel, including SP Saddar Amir Niazi, were injured as a result. The protest has resulted in severe issues for residents of the capital and Rawalpindi, who face traffic jams and mobility issues on a daily basis. At least two casualties due to ambulances being unable to cross the protesters have also been reported. Talks between the government and protesters on Saturday and then on Monday failed with no breakthrough in sight, as protest leaders continue to demand the resignation of Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid. The protests are being held against the change in the finality of Prophethood oath in the law when the government passed the Elections Act 2017 last month. The change, dubbed a clerical error by the government, was immediately fixed as an amendment was passed later.
  29. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/96ea22ba653abe55548faaad226ae617.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMjMvMjAxNyAxOjA3OjI1IFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9Z0VLQmxlMkgvWTlvbERmVkhVVXNNQT09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] KARACHI: The Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar on Thursday accepted that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had been at the center of corruption in the hiring of teachers in the province. ?The [relevant] department was bribed to hire teachers by the dozen in 2012, some of whom are not even acquainted with Arabic language,? Dahar said. ?There were 23,000 ghost hirings in the province, with 11,000 in Karachi alone, at a time when there were no vacancies,? he said, adding that the Sindh government has decided to take retests of all the teachers. The provincial minister?s statements came after teachers protesting non-payment of salaries since 2012 on Thursday marched towards the Sindh Assembly and protested at its gates. Teachers protesting non-payment of salaries since 2012 on Thursday marched towards the Sindh Assembly and protested at its gates. The protesters claimed that Secretary of School Education Abdul Aziz Uqaili had assured two months back that their salaries would be paid but he had failed to keep the promise. In a statement to media, Dahar also claimed that the protesters were planted. [embed_video2 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/69c196dc0645364fe9ed060f936606b8.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMjMvMjAxNyAxOjA4OjA4IFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9dFZKYmJtclkxL2pJR0dHZlNna0FOZz09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] A heavy contingent of the police was deployed outside the Sindh Assembly earlier today and roads leading to the building were blocked prior to the arrival of the protesting teachers. Commuters faced inconvenience on the route from Sindh Assembly to I.I. Chundrigar Road due to the protest, as a traffic jam halted the flow of traffic in the area. Indian SIMs used in leaking exam papers: Sindh education minister Jam Mehtab Dehar says all agencies are on alert and the CTD and FIA have been involved in the investigation In September this year, the police had baton-charged and injured teachers who were protesting non-payment of salaries outside Karachi Press Club. Three teachers were arrested during the protest, after the police tried to disperse the protesters with the use of water cannons. The protesters had claimed that the authorities had assured them that they will be paid before Eid. They called a strike when their salaries were not released after Eid. The protesters also threatened to surround Chief Minister House if their demands are not met. Following the incident, provincial Information Secretary Nasir Hussain Shah reached the protest site and discussions with the protesters are under way. On July 25, around 300 government school teachers renewed their demand for salaries outside KPC. A similar protest was held earlier as well, which ended in front of Sindh Assembly on June 5, the same day provincial budget was announced. The protest ended after Uqaili had assured the protesters that their problems will be resolved within a week. Teachers across the provinces have been protesting non-payment of salaries since the last five years.
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