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Three killed, nine injured in Train accident in northern India

Monitoring Desk

NEW DELHI: At least three persons were killed and nine others were injured when thirteen coaches of an express train derailed in northern India early Friday.

As per the Indian media the incident happened because of thick fog in the area when Vasco Da Gama Express flipped off the tracks after leaving Manikpur station in Uttar Pradesh state and was heading for the Bihar state.

Local police Chief, Pratap Gopendra Singh told Indian media that three passengers were killed including a six years old boy and nine others are injured.

He added that incident was happened because the region wore a blanket of fog and it creating problems in the rescue operations.

Traffic on the main rail link was disrupted for several hours. The accident is the latest disaster to hit India’s creaking railways.

The incident happened on the first anniversary of a derailment in the same state in which 146 people died.



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Daesh beheaded their 15 comrades in Nangarhar

Monitoring Desk

NANGARHAR: Islamic State also known as Daesh beheaded as many more than fifteen comrades in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan

The local residents told media that the incident took place in the restive in Mohmand Dara area of Achin district when the IS militants beheaded their 15 comrades after an infighting erupted among them because of unknown reason.

Provincial government officials told local media that the beheading incident resulted in to a major crack among the Daesh ranks in the province.



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Police arrest several members of a criminal gang

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Kabul police arrested several members of a criminal gang in a crackdown conducted in Kabul aftermath the murder of a money exchanger in the city.

Official of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told local media that the operation was conducted in Balkh province in the leadership of CID chief General Mohammad Salim Almas.

CID officials added that the gang was involved in the murder of money exchanger and many other crimes and later they managed to escape to Balkh province after committing the crime in Kabul.

Meanwhile, CID officials told last week that Afghan security forces busted a key gang of criminals in capital Kabul amid ongoing efforts to eliminate criminal-related incidents from the key cities, including the Kabul city.


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Australia fight back after top order collapse

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BRISBANE: Australia managed to scores 165 runs for the loss of four wickets at the end of second day of first test against England in Brisbane on Friday.

Australian skipper Steve Smith led a rescue mission to revive Australia’s fortune after batting collapse on the second day of the test at Gabba. Australian hoping that Steve Smith build the innings and make sure the long stay at the crease as it is essential for the Australian side.

England team managed to score 302 runs at the Gabba in the first innings.


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Girl killed in Karachi bus incident

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Four year old girl was killed and her father was critically injured when a over speeding bus hit a motorcycle on MA Jinnah Road early Friday morning.

As per details, two busses were racing down on the MA Jinnah road near the school when it crashed into motorcycle in which eight year girl was killed and her father was injured.

The enraged people torched the two buses after witnessing the unfortunate incident

The crowd refused to let members of rescue forces and fire brigades pass through and douse the flames. According to police sources, the body of the child and injured father were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital. The driver of the bus managed to flee from the site of the incident.


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Imran cannot be compared to Nawaz: Abid Sher Ali

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Power, Abid Sher Ali has said that there is no comparison between Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif because Imran Khan is not a politician he is tool of someone in conspiring against democracy.

Abid Sher Ali said this while talking to media persons on Friday as he was reacting to Imran Khan statement after appearing before the ATC court in PTV attack case.

He added that how can u compare Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan as one end you have Nawaz Sharif the true leader of public and three times elected prime minister and on the other hand Imran Khan, a drug addict and promoter of abusive language in the politics.

Earlier, Imran Khan told that don’t compare me with Nawaz Sharif as he is a Sultana Daku and I am not like to compare with anyone like him.


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Khawaja Asif warns Zardari, Bilawal to stop mocking Nawaz

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif warned the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari to stop criticizing Nawaz Sharif and show some dignity.

Asif said this while sharing his views on twitter on Friday. Khawaja Asif asked the Zardari and his son to stop mocking the former premier Nawaz Sharif, as we know how to respond to these comments but our dignity doesn’t allow us to retaliate to them.

He added that Zardari is a wise politician and he understands all the indications of today’s politics.

Earlier, Zardari refused to meet Nawaz Sharif for the fourth time in three months and he also criticized the Nawaz Sharif in the recent times.

While talking to private news channel, he said that Nawaz Sharif is responsible for the current political situation of the country. Meeting or shaking hand with him is out of the question.

Meanwhile, Bilawal slammed the PML-N leader by saying that he doesn’t even understand the meaning of ideology.


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Dr Asim name in ECL: SC issues contempt of court notice to interior ministry

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) issued notice to interior secretary in a petition filed against the Interior ministry by former minister and PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain over non-removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Dr Asim filed a petition and requested the court to starts contempt proceedings against the Interior ministry for not removing his name from the ECL despite the SC order which was issued on November 16.

PPP Leader Dr Asim requested from the Supreme Court to remove his name from the ECL so he can travel to abroad for medical treatment once again.

Dr Asim had requested his name be removed from the ECL so he may be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment once again.

Sardar Latif Khosa, counsel of Dr Asim told court that his client flight was originally on November 9 and then rescheduled it to Nov 21 but it was also missed because his name was still on the ECL and was unable travel abroad for treatment.

After hearing the argument the court subsequently issued a notice to the interior secretary seeking a reply to the petition, and adjourned the case until Nov 29.

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National T20: Lahore Blues qualifies for semi final

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Lahore Blues qualify for the semi final of the National T20 after beating Rawalpindi Team by seven wickets on Thursday at Rawalpindi Stadium.

Lahore Blues elected to field first after winning the toss and bowled out the Rawalpindi on 118 runs, Iftikhar Ahmed 60 and Zeeshan Malik 24 were the main contributors from the Rawalpindi side.

Atif Jabbar and Salman Agha took three wickets each for 25 and 3 runs, respectively for Lahore Blues.

Lahore Blues achieved the target scoring 124 runs in 17.1 overs. Imam-ul-Haq 36, Salman Agha 34 not out, Ahmed Shahzad 27, Hussain Tallat 21 batted well. Salman Agha of Lahore Region Blues was declared Man of the match.




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Islamabad sit-in: IHC serves contempt notice to Ahsan Iqbal

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court showed displeasure over the continues sit-in in Islamabad and served contempt notice to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal for failing to taking action against Faizabad sit-in despite the orders of IHC and SC.

As the hearing began, Justice Shaukat Siddiqui expressed annoyance at the government’s inaction and adding that showing negligence in court orders is totally disrespecting the court.

He asked from the chief commissioner, what is the reason behind the interior minister failing to take action against the sit-in despite court order and also stopping the city administration to take action against the protestors and end the people problems in this regard.

The protest of religious parties has entered its 19th day despite orders from both Supreme Court and IHC against the sit-in in Islamabad.

In the last hearing, the interior minister, taking sole responsibility for the failure to end the sit-in, said he wants to resolve the matter peacefully and asked the court for more time.

The court also issued show-cause notices for contempt of court to the interior secretary, chief commissioner and Islamabad inspector general.