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Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

TORONTO: Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent weeks amid fears that

Nation’s blood to be revenged immediately: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said “each drop of the nation’s blood shall be revenged and revenged immediately.” The Army chief’s statement came after a suicide bombing at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar claimed the lives of 72 people. “No more restraint for anyone,” the Army chief was quoted

Countrywide crackdown on terrorists continues

ISLAMABAD: Security forces on Sunday continued a crackdown on terrorists across the country and killed dozens of them while nearly 200 suspects, including Afghan nationals, were arrested. Security sources said terrorists and soldiers faced off at Speerkait in Tora Warai, central Kurram Agency. An exchange of fire took place in which 15 militants, including 11

First Polio case of 2017 reported in south Punjab

BAHAWALPUR – Polio has resurfaced in Punjab as a four years old boy from Lodhran has tested positive for polio, health authorities say. Ali Hasan s/o Muhammad Afzal of Chak 15-M, Dunyapur tehsil of Lodhran district, was admitted to the Civil Hospital a week ago. Doctors sent his samples to the National Institute of Health

Pakistan Senate passes Hindu marriage bill

Pakistani Hindu community will have a personal law for the first time as the Senate has passed ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017’. The bill, approved by the National Assembly on September 26, 2015 and passed on Friday, will likely get presidential assent next week to become a law, Dawn online reported. According to the bill,

Drip, Drip, Drip By Charles M Blow

Every day there is a fresh outrage emerging from the murky bog of the Donald Trump administration. Every day there is a new round of questions and a new set of concerns that raise anxieties and lower trust. Every day it becomes ever more clear that it is right and just to doubt the legitimacy

A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House

WASHINGTON — Less than a month into his tenure, Donald Trump’s White House is beset by a crush of crises. Divisions, dysfunction and high-profile exits have left the young administration nearly paralyzed and allies wondering how it will reboot. The bold policy moves that marked Trump’s first days in office have slowed to a crawl,

The Power of Disruption By Chales M. Blow

The Trump resistance movement is stretching its wings, engaging its muscles and feeling its power. It is large and strong and tough. It has moved past debilitating grief and into righteous anger, assiduous organization and pressing activism. Welcome to the dawn of the fighting-mad majority: The ones who didn’t vote for Trump and maybe even

Firing on Samaa TV’s DSNG van kills technician

KARACHI: Unknown assailants opened fire on Samaa TV channel’s Digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van on Sunday near Karachi’s KDA Chowrangi. In the attack, 22-year-old Assistant Engineer identified as Taimur was killed, who was present at that time in the vehicle. Sources said that armed attackers on motorcycles opened fire on the van from behind.