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COLOMBO : Troops in Sri Lanka handed tokens on Monday to people queueing for petrol amid a severe fuel shortage in the nation battling its worst economic crisis in seven decades, while schools shut in Colombo and public employees were asked to work from home. With its foreign exchange reserves at a record low, the island of 22 million is struggling to pay for essential imports of food, medicine and most critically, fuel. It was not immediately clear how far the government could stretch its fuel reserves. The stockpiles stand at about 9,000 tonnes of diesel and 6,000 tonnes of…

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DUBAI : Qatar will host indirect talks between Iran and the United States in the coming days, Iranian media reported on Monday, amid a push by the European Union to break a months-long impasse in the negotiations to reinstate a 2015 nuclear pact. “Iran has chosen Qatar to host the talks because of Doha’s friendly ties with Tehran,” Mohammad Marandi, a media adviser to Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, told the ISNA news agency. In March, the pact appeared close to being secured when the EU – which is coordinating negotiations – invited foreign ministers representing the accord’s parties to Vienna…

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Written by : ZEENAT IQBAL HAKIMJEE We’ll build our house on the moon,” said Sunny excitedly. Stories about the moon fascinated him. He would watch that golden globe stare down at him for hours. “Oh! My piece of gold, Out there it must be cold, How I wish you I could hold, And put you up as sold. Then you could be mine forever” He would hum this poem and make up stories about the moon, but his favorite one was about the old lady on the moon. “When I stay on the moon…

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Written by : ZEENAT IQBAL HAKIMJEE Twenty kilometers west of the bounty road a small lane wound its way to a small castle. The castle looked like it was built for a prince and princess to stay in. The sky seemed to hug the earth there. The cheerful sun smiled and beamed on the earth and the flowers opened up and smiled back. The towers which seemed to reach up to the sky had music playing in them. Little children danced to the tune, Ho hum ta ra rum…one leg moved left, one right, hands in the air. The atmosphere…

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LAHORE: PPP leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari claimed that his party will form the next government in the Centre after winning the 2023 general elections. “The next government (in the Centre) will be the PPP’s. I promise if I get a chance to return to power I will turn around Pakistan 110 degrees. The PPP has the capability to help the country negotiate all the challenges,” the former president said during an interaction with the party’s office-bearers and workers at Bilawal House in Bahria Town here where he had directly reached from Nawabshah. Regarding the party’s politics in…

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Speaking to the media at the site of the blast, Punjab IG Inam Ghani confirmed that it was a bomb blast. “A bomb planted in a car went off. It cannot reach its target due to police barriers,” he said. “The police were the target of the bomb blast.” The provincial police chief said ball-bearings driven by the blast hit the injured, adding the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has previously traced such case and will also investigate this incident thoroughly.

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Rare Beauty announced on Wednesday that it will be launching internationally on July.1, with the owner of the brand, popstar and actor Selena Gomez saying, “We will be launching internationally on July 1st. this has been an absolute dream of mine. I cannot wait for you to try the collection and see all of the looks that you create with my products.” Rare Beauty also shared a list of countries that it will be launching in – France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Switzerland, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain…

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Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the minister said that the the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and police were conducting an inquiry into the incident. “The fingerprints will be identified in a day or two,” he said, adding that ads would be published in the newspapers if authorities were unsuccessful in tracing the suspects. He stated that the receptionist who had recorded his statement said that he did not stop the culprits because they had visited in the past. “I have called the IG, Nadra and FIA […] we are close to identifying one…

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IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that the court has never stopped FIA from investigation but suspended the notice issued to Toor since it was issued without proper procedure. The observation came during the hearing of the petition filed by Toor seeking suspension of notice issued to him in another case pertaining to ‘defaming’ the institution. The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was hearing two identical petitions of Toor filed against summoning him in two different cases related to his vlogs and social media updates. The first petition was taken up on May 7 and IHC Chief Justice has suspended…

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She was furious after fake accounts began impersonating her, posting lies and invading her privacy, which people forget public personalities are entitled to. Gabol announced that she was taking the matter to the authorities. She petitioned a Lahore court, through her lawyer, for an FIR to be registered against the owners of these accounts and the district and sessions court approved her petition. It ordered on May 31, the FIA to register FIRs against the account owners. “Making fake accounts, posting someone’s pictures, violating dignity of a person is a heinous crime,” she posted. “After that, running away shows how…

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