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  1. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen on Friday questioned the reason for his disqualification shortly after the Supreme Court ruled against him in its verdict. The PTI secretary general took to Twitter to express his views following the verdict disqualifying him. ?Accusations Rejected by SC 1) Misuse of authority,loan writeoff 2) Insider Trading 3) Misdeclared Agri income 4) London Property Full money trail accepted not hidden, declared in children's assets since 2011. And SC disqualifies me on mere interpretation of the trust deed???,? he tweeted. The apex court earlier today disqualified Jahangir Tareen but ruled in favour of PTI Chairperson Imran Khan in its judgment on the disqualification case against the two party leaders. The three-member bench had reserved the verdict in the disqualification petition against the two PTI leaders on November 14. Jahangir Tareen disqualified from Parliament With regards to Tareen, the judgment stated that the PTI secretary general had pleaded guilty to insider trading. Tareen cannot be termed honest and stands disqualified for life as per Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, according to the Supreme Court judgment. Imran Khan cleared, Jahangir Tareen disqualified by Supreme Court The three-member bench, headed by the chief justice, announced the verdict after 3:20pm Article 62(1)(f) reads: "A person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless-...he is sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law." Moreover, the court ruled that Tareen used suspicious terms in his statements to the court. Tareen did not declare his offshore company, the court stated.
  2. Being a man isn't only about being strong enough to fight goons. It is equally about a plethora of other emotions and qualities that you need to develop. Here are 30 tips of wisdom that will help you become the ideal man. 1. No matter how strong you are, do not raise your hand on anybody. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. © Thinkstock 2. Don't take her to a movie theatre on a first date. It's boring, clichéd and uninnovative. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 3. A well-tailored suit always saves the day, come what may. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 4. Exercise. A fit body will keep you much happier than you already are. © Thinkstock 5. Spend time with your parents. © Images Bazaar 6. Always finish the pint of beer you started. Never leave it unfinished. © Shutterstock 7. Whenever you shake hands with someone, always stand up. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 8. What you cannot afford to lose, do not lend. © Shutterstock 9. Respect everyone, regardless of their social status. © Shutterstock 10. Whoever gets angry first loses. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 11. If you think you're the smartest person in the room, it simply means you're in the wrong one. © Shutterstock 12. Luck can make things easy only if you've worked hard for it anyway. © Shutterstock 13. Stop working so much. Start living. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 14. Learn how to let go of things that don't make you happy. Sweep aside anything that doesn't make you a better person. © Shutterstock 15. Don't let anyone else's problem take a toll over your life. Offer all the support and help you can, but don't let it rub off on you. © Shutterstock 16. Stop caring about what people think of you. It's none of your concern. © Shutterstock 17. Don't be too insecure about the way you look. Just be comfortable in your own skin. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 18. Never regret. Everything was supposed to be the way it turned out to be. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 19. Get rid of laziness. Put an end to unproductive days. © Thinkstock 20. Stop blaming life for being unfair. That's how it is. Fretting over it won't help. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 21. Being ambitious is one thing, setting unrealistically high goals is another. Always keep your dreams grounded. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 22. Stop believing that everything will come to you at the right time. Go get it. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 23. Don't shirk off responsibilities. Be a man and face them. © Shutterstock 24. Stop stressing over the littlest of things. Let go of the sources of stress around you. © Shutterstock 25. Till the time you have a roof over your head and food to eat, don't worry too much about money. Chase your dreams instead. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 26. Stop trying to become a different person. Love who you are. © Shutterstock 27. Let go of excuses. Own up to your mistakes. © Shutterstock 28. Stop being jealous of your loved ones. Be happy for them. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 29. It's never too late to start all over again. © Shutterstock 30. Never fear speaking your mind. Respect your own opinion on things. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Photo: © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images (Main Image)
  3. Believe it or not, people are putting butter and coconut oil in their coffee (seriously, I am not making this up) and have named it bulletproof coffee or in short, BPC. Bulletproof Coffee introduced the world to “coffee hacking” and the novelty of butter in one's morning brew. As a result, it's become something of an internet sensation. People are talking about it. People are trying it. Many even claim it works wonders for them. Bulletproof Coffee basically, is a hot coffee, two tablespoons of butter, and a tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride oil), you stick it in a blender until it is one big ass fatty mess and then you drink it. BPC drinkers claim that drinking a cup in the morning instead of eating breakfast is a some sort of a ”bio-hack” to weight loss and mental superpowers. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Things get dodgy when we get into the claims of what it does. Some claims are extrapolated from nuggets of truth. Some are wildly baseless. The following are some of the most outrageous claims made about bulletproof coffee:- 1) I'm programming my body to burn fat for energy all day long. 2) You can lose a pound a day on this diet. 3) MCT oil as a miracle food. 4) It delivers longer-lasting caffeine without the spikes and crashes. 5) It eliminates hunger pangs. 6) It's the secret formula for improving mental focus and brain power. However, if you compare bulletproof coffee to your regular coffee, you'll find out that it is nothing special but an additional 400 calories of saturated fat. Now, claiming that drinking a fat laden, calorie heavy drink will somehow magically make you lose fat, is not only foolish but downright stupid. Bulletproof coffee at the end of the day is just a recipe like any other, not some “bio-hack” that will make you lose fat and give you mental superpowers. I'd have to say buttered coffee is the most overrated health food right now. The current trend of dumping butter into your coffee is ridiculous for a couple of reasons. 1) First off, the idea that it's a fat-burning drink is completely false. If anything, it's a fat-gaining drink. 2) Butter is not a magic food. If anything, it's a food that needs to be carefully moderated since it can adversely affect blood lipid profile by increasing apolipoprotein B (apo B) levels, which has the potential to raise the risk for cardiovascular disease. In addition to raising apo B levels, adding supplemental MCT oil to coffee has the potential to raise fasting blood glucose and triglyceride levels. Both of these effects are not conducive to good health. 3) One more little wrinkle here, as cream contains a substantially higher content of milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) than butter due to the churning process involved with butter production. Recent research has linked the higher MFGM content of cream to its more favorable effect on blood lipid profile than that of butter. So yeah, stick with cream if you're going to dress up your coffee, and don't buy into the imaginative BS claims made up by crazy opportunists and marketers. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Bottom line: It's almost certainly a bad idea. Ultimately, it seems to me that Bulletproof Coffee is a scheme to get you to buy some very expensive magic beans. There are better ways to get healthy, and there are tastier was to drink coffee that don't involve coating the inside of your blender with butter every morning. Keep it balanced, folks. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. Nav is an avid bodybuilding enthusiast and heads the NABBA (National amateur bodybuilders association) as a General Secretary. This innate passion and position has helped him work with a lot of bodybuilders to help them take their physique at the next level. He also has a lovely pet called Buster whom he enjoys playing with in his free time. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness to take your fitness and physique to the next level.
  4. ISLAMABAD: Following the resignation of Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid, the government and Islamabad protesters have reached an agreement, sources told Geo News. Workers of religious parties will make the announcement to end the sit-in at 7am today. According to the agreement, six arrested workers of the religious parties will have to be released, Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid voluntarily stepped down from his position late on Sunday. Hamid has tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, which will be accepted later in the day.
  5. File Photo KARACHI: Authorities said Friday night they had apprehended at least 21 people following a search operation carried out here in Awami Colony of the metropolis' Korangi area. Earlier, police had disclosed they were conducting an operation in Awami Colony, Burmi Colony, and nearby areas, and that all entry and exit points were therefore sealed. A door-to-door search was carried out and residents' documents were being verified during the process. Security officials also said they were checking the identification documents of the suspects currently being held in custody.
  6. KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's Head Farooqi Sattar is addressing a press conference following party's high-level meeting. MQM-P's meeting was chaired by Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Kanwar Naveed Jamil, as Sattar decided to skip it. After the meeting, MQM-P members including Kamran Tessori, Nasreen Jalil, Wasim Akhtar had reached Sattar's residence to "pacify him". "Sattar bhai is upset," Tessori told the media, adding" we have come here to pacify him". However, sources suggested that Sattar refused to meet the party leaders. In the meeting, MQM-P members decided that the party?s name, symbol and manifesto will remain intact, adding that all members have expressed full confidence in Farooq Sattar?s leadership. The sentiments were expressed by Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Kanwar Naveed Jamil. Addressing the media, Jamil shared that the developments pertaining to joining hands of PSP and MQM-Pakistan were discussed in-depth. He said that three important decisions were made during the meeting. First is that MQM?s name, flag, election symbol and manifesto will remain intact, he said. ?MQM would stay the same as it was, political alliances are formed quite often and there is nothing extra ordinary regarding it,? he claimed, adding it has nothing to do with MQM?s integrity. The members also decided that MQM will contest the elections on the seats they have won earlier. Moreover, the party leadership has shown trust in the leadership of Sattar. Earlier, party members had shared that party head Farooq Sattar won't be attending the party's high-level huddle. The session is being held a day after MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party announced to regroup under "one name, one election symbol." Interestingly, it is being said that Kanwar Naveed also has his reservations against MQM-Pakistan joining hands with PSP. An official statement from the party stated that Sattar was not in attendance due to "personal commitments." According to sources, Sattar decided to skip the session due to internal pressure from some of the party members, who threatened to leave the party if Sattar headed it. Many other members tried to convince Sattar to not succumb to the pressure as it would create a negative image in the media, said sources, but Sattar still chose to skip it.
  7. MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar addressing the media. Photo: File KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has summoned an important meeting of the party today in light of the defection of local party leader Arshad Vohra to the rival Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). Vohra, the deputy mayor of Karachi, announced on Sunday to have quit the MQM-P and joined the PSP, which was formed last year by former MQM members Mustafa Kamal and Anis Kaimkhani. Karachi deputy mayor Arshad Vohra joins PSP Vohra reached Pakistan house and addressed media regarding his decision The MQM-P leadership will meet under the chair of party leader Farooq Sattar at the party?s temporary office in Bahadurabad later today. Speaking at Geo News? morning show Geo Pakistan on Monday morning, Vohra said his complaints regarding the city?s municipal issues had been going unheard for around a year. MQM-P, Haqiqi, MQM-L, PSP will dissolve: PPP?s Manzoor Wassan He said people of Karachi, Hyderabad will see change in coming days Addressing the media after announcing his decision on Sunday, Vohra had said a number of MQM-P members are in line to leave the party for the PSP. In response, Sattar had said the party does not want to partake in politics of pressure, adding that the party can bring back the members that have left it for rival political groups.
  8. Ankara mayor Melih Gokcek speaks during an interview in Ankara, Turkey, July 31, 2016. AFP/Adem Altan/Files ANKARA: The mayor of Ankara resigned on Saturday on the "orders" of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking to revitalise the ruling party ahead of 2019 elections. Melih Gokcek ? a staunch Erdogan loyalist who had been in charge of the Turkish capital for 23 years ? said he was acting in the country's best interests. "I leave my post of mayor on orders from our leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan," Gokcek ? a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) ? said in a televised speech. "I bow to the request of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not because I do not think I have been successful, not because I think I'm tired? but only because I think (Erdogan) can make our country a leader." Gokcek's successor has not been named. Erdogan co-founded the AKP as an Islamic-rooted party that also aimed to modernise the economy and push ahead with Turkey's EU membership bid. Erdogan has repeatedly made clear that the party needs to make "sweeping changes" ahead of the 2019 elections after it showed signs of weakness at the ballot box. He said in August that "successful" colleagues ? including MPs, mayors and regional party officials ? would be able to stay in their jobs but those showing "tiredness and weariness" would have to move on. Several mayors have since resigned, including Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas who stepped down last month after 13 years in the key post. Turkey will hold municipal elections in March 2019, followed by presidential and parliamentary polls in November. While the AKP has never been defeated at the ballot box since first winning power in 2002, there have been signs its grip on power has grown slightly less tight in recent years.
  9. File Photo LAHORE: At least 37 people suspected of being involved in criminal activities were taken into custody Monday night during a joint search operation carried out by police and Rangers in the city's Naulakha 'Landa' Bazaar, authorities said. The law enforcement agencies checked the detainees' documents via Android fingerprint biometric verification system, explaining that they have now been held for further questioning. Police and Rangers also conducted a door-to-door search in the Bazaar's hotels, shops, and nearby residential area, culminating in verification of 620 people in total. One case, consequent to the search, was registered for violation of the Temporary Residents Act, security officials added.
  10. KARACHI: One suspect was arrested Thursday night following a police encounter in the metropolis' Landhi area, Geo News reported. The suspect was taken into custody in a wounded state; however, his accomplice managed to escape arrest, police officials said. Law enforcement agencies revealed that the suspect ? from whom they recovered weapons and mobile phones ? was allegedly involved in numerous cases of street crime. CCTV footage obtained On the other hand, Geo News obtained the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of a looting that took place Thursday night in the city's Aisha Manzil area. In the video, the suspects ? with their faces clearly visible ? can be seen looting citizens sitting outside a hotel without any fear. When one of the victims resists, the armed dacoits subject him to a beating.
  11. Following the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee called the then Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who was in India at the time, out of a press conference and asked him to leave the country immediately, reported News 18. Mukherjee was then serving as India's external affairs minister and revealed the details in his new book, the third volume of his autobiography, The Coalition Years, 1996-2012, launched on Friday. The Indian minister had learned of Qureshi's press conference the day after the four-day attack began. He says in his book that he decided to call a journalist and interrupt the presser, and asked the journalist to inform the Pakistani foreign minister that he wanted to speak to him urgently. During their conversation on the phone, Mukherjee asked Qureshi to immediately leave the country and also offered the latter his official aircraft. However, Mukherjee writes, The Pakistan high commission conveyed Qureshi?s regards to him and said a Pakistani air force aircraft would take him home. The attack in Mumbai had claims over 150 lives and injured more than 300.
  12. You've heard of drag races, Formula One racing and NASCAR racing but have you heard about solar powered car racing, huh? Oh yeah, solar powered car racing is some next level automobile racing that isn't new, by the way, and World Solar Challenge held in Australia is a biennial affair. It's so not new that they are actually celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year, covering a 3000km distance between Darwin and Adelaide in a span of a week. So cool to have Batman swing past scrutineering this morning...of course when we say Batman we mean @stc2.nikola ð¦ #BWSC17 A post shared by World Solar Challenge (@world_solar_challenge) on Oct 4, 2017 at 5:33pm PDT All performance vehicles in the race come with all-electric powertrains that draw energy from solar panels fitted on to the roofs. This gives the race its essence, that is making racing a sustainable environment friendly sport. You can take the vroom out of the enthusiasts but can't take the enthusiasts out of the vroom-- automobile racing will go on for centuries to come, and while more and more vehicles are switching to all-electric or hybrid power trains that draw power from non-renewable resources like coal for electricity or petroleum for internal combustion engines, the need for self sustaining power emitors is imperative. The use of solar power here, makes sense now, doesn't it? But what is car racing if there isn't the deafening sounds of roaring engines and the smell of speed-burnt treads on tarmac? How fast can a solar power vehicle really go? Harnessing solar energy takes time, what's the point of a seven day long race that could've been completed in a few hours? In just ONE DAY, our 2017 teams from all around the world will begin their journey to #Adelaide ððð¼ #BWSC17 A post shared by World Solar Challenge (@world_solar_challenge) on Oct 6, 2017 at 9:27pm PDT Well yes, this isn't the kind of race where the super fast vehicle is just a motion blur, safety regulations have ensured that no vehicle crosses the limit of 110kmph. If you look at the vehicles, they look like boxes with sloping silver roofs and a bubble top; at higher speeds than prescribed, they might just topple over. These vehicles have been designed by young students from all participating countries, not by coachbuilders at Ferrari! The solar panels on the vehicles are immediately converting solar energy to kinetic energy, so it's a no-brainer that the vehicles aren't driven at night. That is why the trip could take up to seven days, although it adds an adventure element to the race because the stopover could be in a wild unsafe environment-- boo! At the end of the day, it may not be a Formula One quality race, but the vehicle that wins the challenge, emerges as the most efficient of the competition. The technology or design used to achieve this efficiency could be further developed to be used in high performance race cars-- only a matter of time! Time to rest in Tennant Creek ðð¼ @blueskysolar77 @teamarrowracing and NITech. #BWSC17 A post shared by World Solar Challenge (@world_solar_challenge) on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:10pm PDT That is exactly why World Solar Challenge isn't the only solar powered car racing programme in the world, there are others like American Solar Challenge, Dell-Winston School Solar Car Challenge, South African Solar Challenge, Formula G, Suzuka and World Green Challenge, who are also working toward the same cause while making it superfun. One last thing, you don't have to be competing to take part in this seven day extravaganza, you can just be out on an adventure in your solar power vehicle as a part of the Adventure Class, or get the best of both worlds as the Cruiser Class, racing like the Challenger class and adventuring on the way.
  13. WASHINGTON: The United States ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats on Tuesday, accusing Havana of failing to protect their US counterparts from harm in a series of mystery "attacks" on their health. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, however, that Washington would maintain diplomatic relations even though the size of the US mission in Havana would be reduced to a minimum. "The decision was made due to Cuba's failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention," Tillerson said. "This order will ensure equity in our respective diplomatic operations," the statement continued. "Until the government of Cuba can ensure the safety of our diplomats in Cuba, our embassy will be reduced to emergency personnel to minimize the number of diplomats at risk of exposure to harm." The attacks, which US officials initially suggested could have come from some sort of covert acoustic device, have affected at least 22 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months. Those affected have exhibited physical symptoms including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping. Tillerson said the US would "maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba, and will continue to cooperate with Cuba as we pursue the investigation into these attacks." US relations with Havana were only fully restored in 2015 - after a half-century, Cold War break - and have deteriorated since President Donald Trump took office in January. Last week, Tillerson said he was withdrawing more than half the personnel from the US embassy in Cuba in response to the unexplained attacks. 'Protect our people' The Cuban diplomats, who were given seven days to depart, were not declared persona non grata, a US official speaking on condition of anonymity said. Washington, he said, wants "to underscore to the Cubans that they must take more actions to protect our people on the ground." "Our position on assurances is not to presume Cuban culpability. What it does is require the Cuban government to be able to fulfill their obligations with the safety and well-being and protection of foreign diplomats in their country." The US diplomats leaving Cuba are expected to be out of the country by the end of the week. "We would need full assurances from the Cuban government that these attacks will not continue before we can even talk and plan" for resuming operations in Havana, he said. Most importantly, Tillerson wants "to focus on the safety and well-being of our personnel. Once having made that decision we then moved on to consider ensuring that there would be an equitable impact in our two embassies ability to operate." The State Department gave the Cubans a list of which diplomats they wanted to be expelled. Routine US visa operations in Havana were suspended indefinitely in response to the attacks. US officials had previously told reporters they believed some kind of inaudible sound weapon was used on the US staff either inside or outside their residences in Havana. Canadians in Cuba have also been hurt, with a source close to that country's embassy telling AFP that more than five families were affected, including several children. Observers doubt that Cuba would have risked antagonizing its neighbors at the end of 2016 - when relations between the former Cold War enemies were thawing, before they deteriorated under Trump. The head of North American affairs at Cuba´s foreign ministry, Josefina Vidal, earlier told state television that Cuba wants to work with the United States to resolve this case.
  14. File Photo JAMSHORO: 22 suspects were taken into custody for questioning following a joint search operation by police and Rangers carried out Saturday night here in the city, as well as in Kotri and Sehwan, Geo News reported citing a police official. Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) conducted a collaborative combing operation, which led to 22 suspected criminals being detained late last night, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Irfan Bahadur said. Chichawatni pillion-riding arrests Seven people were arrested Saturday night in Chichawatni for violating the ban placed on pillion-riding in light of Ashura processions in various cities of Pakistan, police sources revealed. The security officials added that cases had been registered against the detainees. Firing in Karachi One person was left wounded in a random firing incident late last night in Karachi's Gulistan-e-Johar area, rescue officers stated. The victim of the firing incident ? in Block 15 of Gulistan-e-Johar ? was subsequently moved to a nearby hospital, rescue sources said.
  15. LAHORE: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on Wednesday visited Data Darbar where he said that he felt "at peace coming to Pakistan following issues within the family". Speaking about Super Boxing League, Khan said the league will feature teams from eight cities, with one female boxer in each. He said that he wishes the boxing league to start from Lahore. The British Pakistani boxer said that his next fight will be held on December 08. Paying tribute to the Pakistan Army, he said that it has been making the country safe. The internationally acclaimed boxer, however, said that he has never shown interest in politics. Moreover, he said that his boxing academy in Pakistan would be established in Lahore.
  16. KARACHI: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday said the flexibility demonstrated by Nawaz Sharif following his disqualification cannot be matched by anyone. Speaking on Geo News program 'Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath', the minister said the PML-N does not need any other decision on Nawaz's disqualification. "Our struggle is not for getting Nawaz Sharif qualified for becoming the fourth time prime minister of the country." He also denied that any statements by his party or its leadership were made against the judiciary, maintaining that his leadership speaks in a polite manner. "In so many days, not a single sentence came against the court by our workers, let alone the leadership." Rafique, however, said the verdict was against "requisites of justice and law". Criticising opponents, he said they wanted Nawaz to go home silently, but this would not have happened. "If we would not raise our voice against the injustice done to us, then how would we help others?" The minister added that the former prime minister has always raised his voice whenever injustice was done. "In Pakistan, we cannot accept the idea of a holy cow. There is no holy cow in the country and we never accepted it." Referring to the new US regional policy, Rafique urged to victimising each other and let people make decision of their own choice. "If we would target each other, then who would make the country safe," he questioned.
  17. The US military conducted a test Wednesday of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), officials said, just days after North Korea conducted its own ICBM launch. Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks or even months in advance, but this one came at a time of soaring tensions with North Korea over its trial of an ICBM last week. "While not a response to recent North Korean actions, the test demonstrates that the United States? nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to be able to deter, detect and defend against attacks on the United States and its allies," the Air Force Global Strike Command said. The Minuteman III missile went up at 2:01 am (0902 GMT) local California time Wednesday the Air Force Global Strike Command said. The ICBM arced into the night sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California and traveled approximately 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. North Korea has alarmed the international community by the pace and progress of its missile development program, and in July leader Kim Jong-Un conducted two tests of an ICBM - the first time he had demonstrated ICBM capability. The first of these trials, which Kim described as a gift to "American bastards," showed the rocket had the potential range to hit Alaska. The second rocket test last week flew even longer, with some experts even suggesting that New York could be in range. Decades after the Cold War, and frequently forgotten by a public preoccupied with the threat of terrorism, the United States still fields hundreds of Minuteman III ICBMs, dotted in silos across rural America. Over the next 20 years, the US Air Force will switch out the entirety of its Minuteman III fleet with a new missile known currently known as the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).
  18. ISLAMABAD: The official website of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was shortly hacked on Tuesday night by a hacker group that claimed to operate as ?Death Adders Crew?. The website was hacked hours after Aisha Gulalai's press conference in which she announced to quit party with serious allegations against Imran Khan. The hacker posted messages on PTI official website demanding Imran Khan to pay whole respect to the girls, the hacker further wrote in text,?We want old Pakistan, we need not new Pakistan? PTI?s website remained defaced for several hours showing a message from hackers for Imran Khan ?we will not vote you?. The hackers claimed, ?we are not supporters of any political party." Earlier, addressing a press conference, the PTI MNA from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced to quit the party, calling Imran Khan a characterless person, she alleged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman of sending her ?inappropriate? text messages. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women came out in defence of their party chairman Imran Khan, calling former member Ayesha Gulalai an opportunist.
  19. <p>Heard of a sweet stroke? Indian cricketer and curly grizzly, Sachin Tendulkar, does it almost all the time (on and off the field). Though, saying this today, seems like completely wrong to us. Simple reason: on the field maybe yes, but Sachin has never been a sought-after sartorial star. Besides his jersey, well-cut suits for press conferences is probably the farthest he's gone. Or on a day-out with family, he turns to solid-coloured polos. Base line: he's not the man rubbing shoulders with the best-dressed men out there. He looks terrific anyway, but he's no pro either. But since his entry into the Style Paparazzi Club during the 2017 elections, that featured him in the perfect sky-blue checked summer shirt, the man's only gotten better...</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-1-1501321813.jpg" alt="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-1-1501321813.jpg" />©New Indian Express</p> <p>Pairing this LIT day shirt with dark wash denims, Sachin brought about an impending change in the wardrobe he had been sporting lately. First off, the checked shirt was a very safe choice to make. But that's fine—it's a menswear must-have and he knows it. But as they say, the biggies don't do normal. His checks, of course, weren't very ordinary. They were neither too dainty, nor safe AF—they were plain stand-out checks, so to say. Plus, the colour—it's almost as blue as the sky. But...a pop sky. All said and done, this outfit was a far cry from what we had started to term as 'The Boring Wardrobe Of A Legendary Cricketer'.</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-2-1501321879.jpg" alt="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-2-1501321879.jpg" />©Tell Me Boss</p> <p>But he didn't stop there. The next time we him spotted at Neerja's National Award victory bash, he gave the bugs one hell of an outfit to click. Not because it looked like he had shed a few kilos but because, his polka dotted shirt + jeans + suede penny loafers look was so 20-something, which was baffling coming from an usually-very-ordinarily-dressed Tendulkar. Let's prove this to you by bringing in Varun Dhawan for once. Here's him sporting a summer shirt + dark jeans + suede footwear almost around the same time as Sachin....</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-3-1501321942.jpg" alt="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-3-1501321942.jpg" />©Sulekha.com</p> <p>Sure, Varun Dhawan looks absolutely well put-together. There's no power in the world that can quiver the fit of his outfit. But the takeaway here is that, Sachin's polka-dotted outfit above is basically just a more matured, 30-something version of Varun summer look. The jeans are more relaxed, the shirt's not too tight and Varun's suede chelsea boots have made way for a menswear daddy essential, suede penny loafers on Sachin. There's no difference in a 20 year old A-list actor's style aesthetic and that of a big cricket legend. Who, in his justification, has started to dress like the legend he actually is.</p> <p class="articleimg"><img id="ed-img" class="art-lazy imwidth-full" title="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" data-original="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-4-1501321991.jpg" alt="Sachin Tendulkar Is The Unlikely Style Star You Should Be Following Right Now" src="http://media.new.mensxp.com/media/content/2017/Jul/image-4-1501321991.jpg" />©Viral Bhayani</p> <p>And to update you with the latest, here's what the man wore in the morning today. Now, where shall we begin? The relaxed pink linen shirt (eyeballs on the colour), his classic black jeans, smokey leather heeled dress shoes or the rad, tinted sunnies that Ranveer Singh's been sporting? Our opinion: let's pass with a discussion that's self-explanatory. He's wearing everything right and has even styled it well. However, the bottom line here is the simplest one you'd hear—if you haven't been following Sachin's personal style till now, it's time you do. Because Sachin Tendulkar, boys and men, is MensXP's most unlikely style star of the year 2017. Aila! </p>
  20. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at a summit of Gulf Cooperation Council leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo DUBAI: Saudi King Salman on Thursday decreed the consolidation of counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under a new body, in a major overhaul of the security apparatus weeks after the interior minister was ousted from the royal succession. The string of late night royal decrees also ordered a shakeup of senior personnel, replacing the head of the elite royal guard and elevating the head of the newly-created Presidency of State Security, Abdulaziz bin Mohammed al-Howairini, and his deputy to the rank of ministers. The moves inside the world's biggest oil exporting nation centralise authority in security matters to the king and his young son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has made a rapid rise to the pinnacle of power at the expense of his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The decrees published by the state news agency said the changes were made in order "to face all security challenges with a high degree of flexibility and readiness and the ability to move quickly to face any emergency". The move removes important authorities from the Interior Ministry, which was run by Mohammed bin Nayef, also known as MbN, until last month, when he was stripped of his positions and removed as crown prince. MbN has long been considered a steady partner for security cooperation with the West as the kingdom sought to quell militant groups al Qaeda and Daesh both domestically and abroad. Thursday's orders also raised the head of Mohammed bin Salman's personal office to the rank of minister. A Saudi analyst described the move as a long-overdue reform that would benefit the state but said it "clips the wings of the Interior Ministry and bolsters the powers of the king". The elevation of 32-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MbS, ended two years of speculation about a behind-the-scenes rivalry with MbN over who will eventually take over from King Salman, 81. Reuters reported on Wednesday that the king had asked MbN to step down citing an addiction to painkilling drugs that were clouding the latter's judgment. A senior Saudi official denied the account, calling it "a complete fantasy worthy of Hollywood". The high-stakes power grab has placed sweeping powers in the hands of MbS and appears designed to speed his accession to the throne, though he still has to win over powerful relatives, clerics and tribesmen. Homeland Security A Saudi official compared the new agency to the US Department of Homeland Security and said the move was aimed at streamlining security services and making counter-terrorism efforts directly accountable to the king. "The Ministry of Interior is such a massive bureaucracy," he said. "The purpose is that you want to create new efficiencies for both entities and elevate the work especially in counter-terrorism." Saudi Arabia crushed a campaign of al Qaeda attacks in 2003-06 but has been hit by Daesh bombings in the past two years. Saudi security police closely monitor Saudis with suspected connections to militants and have detained more than 15,000 suspects in the years since al Qaeda's campaign. The official said Howairini was a "known quantity" who had worked in the Interior Ministry for 30 years, including on the US-Saudi counter-terrorism partnership. MbN's removal had unnerved some officials in Washington who saw him as a steady hand that had put down the al Qaeda bombing campaign and kept close ties to the US intelligence community where he had a reputation as safe and reliable. As part of Thursday's decrees, the king also appointed Mohammed el Kuwaiz as the head of the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority (CMA), which regulates investments in the kingdom.
  21. Rioting followers of local spiritual leader Amjad Ali Shah pictured on Sunday. FATEH JANG: Followers of a local spiritual leader Amjad Ali Shah injured two including an SHO after the police arrested Shah in Qutbal on Sunday. The rioting mob vandalised the Airport Police Station, set public records on fire, and damaged cars parked in the vicinity. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/858ccb4b5908c5d07ce2bd5458c4067c.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Ny8xNi8yMDE3IDEwOjIwOjI0IEFNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9UHFyUWJqbzVDbTRPU090YWFyYzhWZz09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] Long queues formed on the Fateh Jang Rawalpindi road after the mob created roadblocks. A large contingent of police was summoned to the scene of incident to restore law and order. Negotiations with protesters were underway at the time of publication.
  22. ISLAMABAD: Following Maryam Nawaz's address before the media after she appeared in front of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Sharif family's assets, senior journalists analysed the importance of her comments and body language. Rana Jawad Director Geo News Rana Jawad used the terms ?blunt? and ?defined? to describe Maryam's speech. He opined that the premier?s daughter appeared to be ?gusty and blunt? and spoke openly. ?She came across as a heavyweight, mature politician,? Jawad said. ?Her speech sounded like it was coming from someone who had been politically trained for many years, it seemed like coming from a person who understands the nitty-gritties and sensitivities of political matters.? He added the premier?s daughter made blunt and bold statements about the Panama Leaks case and rejected its authenticity. Talat Hussain Senior anchorperson and analyst Talat Hussain praised Nawaz?s body language and said her address proved favourable in increasing her political stature. ?She seemed angry but her defiance was contained,? he said. ?Not taking questions from members of the press goes on to show that she [Nawaz] is well aware of how to handle the press; overall she played well.? He added that there could be three possible audiences to her address including PML-N?s party workers and the establishment. Mazhar Abbas Senior journalist and analyst Mazhar Abbas made strong allegations against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in his comments. ?It seems like Imran Khan is part of the JIT when PML-N leaders speak to the media after they appear before the team,? he said. ?And PTI?s reaction to PML-N workers sounds like the party is speaking on behalf of the JIT but both reactions are not suitable.? Commenting on Maryam's body language, he said the prime minister's daughter ? unlike Finance Minister Ishaq Dar ? neither raised her voice, nor became emotional. ?I saw Maryam in 2000 in a courtroom when the prime minister was sentenced to life,? he said. ?Her face had shadows of anger and reservations but today, she seemed to be in control.? He added that neither did she read a written statement like her father recnetly, nor did she resemble her brother Hussain Nawaz in her body language. ?It seemed like she was clear on what she had to say, and it was a good political response,? Abbas said. ?She made it clear that she is the one who will take Nawaz Sharif?s political legacy ahead.? Shahzeb Khanzada While commenting on her body language, anchor person and journalist Shahzeb Khanzada said Nawaz expressed herself far better than many senior PML-N leaders, including Ishaq Dar. ?Her body language was positive and she didn?t make any personal attacks,? he said. ?Her press talk can be considered a good launch for her political career.? He added that she has proved to be a better political player than her brothers and cousins. Khanzada opined that PML-N had been trying to portray the premier?s daughter as a weak woman but she didn't play the woman card. However, the anchor person stressed that democracy is not associated with the Sharif family and the prime minister must share with the public the information he has about the elements conspiring against his government. ?PML-N leaders have been talking about a conspiracy since the past three years and it is high time now that they share this secret with the public,? Khanzada said. ?Will Nawaz Sharif only share this secret if his government is dissolved?? Discussing the Qatari prince?s letter, the political analyst said that some, not all, questions raised by the PML-N are valid and if these questions are not addressed, the JIT?s verdict will then give a huge opportunity to the ruling party to push their point that a conspiracy was hatched against it. Hamid Mir Although he praised Maryam's body language, the senior political analyst and anchor person lashed out at her speech, calling it ?incomprehensible narrative.? ?She [Maryam] doesn't have the mandate to pose questions to the JIT,? Mir said. ?And when her father presented himself and his family for accountability, then why did she question her summoning before the investigation team?? Mir added that he failed to understand the audience to Maryam's narrative. Commenting on her press conference, he said while she kept asking the journalists to let her complete her speech, she didn?t give them a chance to ask questions. ?It only goes on to show that she prefers answering her favourite journalists,? he said, adding that he disagreed with the opinion that her media address served as a good political launch for her. ?It would have been better had she answered a few questions.? Comparing her to Hussain, Mir said not only the content of his speech but the latter?s body language was also better than her's. The senior journalist said the conspiracy allegation made by the premier?s daughter could be targeted to only two institutions: the judiciary or the military leadership. ?No other power apart from the judiciary or military leadership can hatch a conspiracy against the ruling party,? Mir said, citing the 2011 Memogate scandal where the military leadership and judiciary allegedly conspired against the then PPP-government.
  23. Protesters hold the Pakistan flag during a protest in Srinagar in 2016. Photo: Reuters SRINAGAR: Thousands of people in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) staged anti-India and pro-Pakistan demonstrations and hoisted Pakistani flags and banners in Srinagar, Kulgam, Pampore, Pulwama, Shopian Sopore, Kishtwar and other parts of the territory, the Kashmir Media Service reported on Monday. Immediately after Eid prayers, people in large numbers took to the streets and shouted high-pitched slogans of 'Jeevei-Jeevei Pakistan', 'Teiri Jaan Meiri Jaan Pakistan Pakistan' and 'We Want Freedom'. The protesters demanded that Indian troops leave Jammu and Kashmir without any further delay. Dozens of people were critically injured after Indian police personnel used brute force, fired pellets and teargas shells on protesters at Eidgah, Hyderpora, Sopore, Pattan, and Pulwama areas. The authorities had placed all Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehraee, Ayaz Akbar, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Showket Ahmad Bakshi under house arrest and in police stations. The authorities did not even allow them to attend the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in their statements in Srinagar, denounced the curbs by the authorities on Hurriyet leaders and called upon the international community to play its role in the early settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
  24. WASHINGTON: Google is stepping up its efforts to block "extremist and terrorism-related videos" over its platforms, using a combination of technology and human monitors. The measures announced Sunday come on the heels of similar efforts unveiled by Facebook last week, and follow a call by the Group of Seven leaders last month for the online giants to do more to curb online extremist content. "While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done," said a blog post by Google general counsel Kent Walker. Walker said Google would devote more resources to apply artificial intelligence to suppress YouTube videos used in support of extremist actions. "This can be challenging: a video of a terrorist attack may be informative news reporting if broadcast by the BBC, or glorification of violence if uploaded in a different context by a different user," he said. "We will now devote more engineering resources to apply our most advanced machine learning research to train new ´content classifiers´ to help us more quickly identify and remove extremist and terrorism-related content." Google acknowledged that technology alone cannot solve the problem, and said that it would "greatly increase the number of independent experts" on the watch for videos that violate its guidelines. "Machines can help identify problematic videos, but human experts still play a role in nuanced decisions about the line between violent propaganda and religious or newsworthy speech," Walker said. Google plans to add 50 non-government organisations to the 63 it already works with to filter inappropriate content. "This allows us to benefit from the expertise of specialized organizations working on issues like hate speech, self-harm, and terrorism," Walker wrote. "We will also expand our work with counter-extremist groups to help identify content that may be being used to radicalise and recruit extremists." A similar initiative was announced last week by Facebook, which earlier this year said it was adding 3,000 staff to track and remove violent video content. Google´s Walker said the online giant would start taking "a tougher stance on videos that do not clearly violate our policies," including videos that "contain inflammatory religious or supremacist content." He said YouTube would expand its role in counter-radicalisation efforts using an approach that "harnesses the power of targeted online advertising" to reach potential recruits for extremist groups and offers "video content that debunks terrorist recruiting messages."
  25. TEHRAN: Iran has targeted militants in Syria with missiles in retaliation for deadly attacks in Tehran. Late Sunday, the elite Revolutionary Guards launched six missiles from western Iran into Syria´s mostly Daesh held Deir Ezzor province, hitting their command base, the Guards said. The strike was "revenge" for twin attacks in Tehran on June 7 that killed 17 people in the first Daesh claimed attacks inside Iran, a Guards spokesman added. As well as punishing "terrorists", it was intended to show that Iran is capable of projecting military power across the region, officials and experts said. Sunday´s strike was the first known missile attack launched from Iran into foreign territory since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. "The missile attacks were only a small part of Iran´s punitive power against terrorists and enemies," Guards spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said Monday. "International and regional supporters of the terrorists must realise the warning message of the missile operation." Iran has long accused the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia of backing "terrorists". US President Donald Trump meanwhile accuses Iran of backing terrorism, a charge it denies and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.