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India outclass Sri Lanka in fourth ODI

Monitoring Desk

COLOMBO: Indian cricket team outclassed Sri Lankan by beating them in the fourth ODI match by 168 runs which was played on Thursday.

Indian skipper scored his 29th ODI century while Rohit Sharma registered his second 100 in the last five days as India got 4-0 lead in the series.

Virat Kohli is now on the third spot in the all time most ODI centuries in ODI and only behind Ricky Ponting after scoring 131 runs on just 96 balls and forming partnership with Rohit Sharma of 219 runs.

Indian set a target of 376 runs for the opposite team but Sri Lanka only managed to score 207 and was all out in 42.4 overs.

 

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Death toll reaches to 33 in building collapse incident

Monitoring Desk

MUMBAI: Death toll reached to 33 in a building collapse incident in the financial capital of India after the rescue team recovered dozen of bodied from the rubble.

Rescue official’s conferment that total 33 persons were died in the tragic incident including 22 men, 8 women and three children when 117 years old residential building in a populated area of Mumbai collapsed on Thursday

 

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Police arrest 87, recovered cache of weapons during search operation in Peshawar

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Security forces successfully foiled a terror bid in Peshawar and arrested dozens of suspected persons and recovered cache of weapons in search operation conducted in Regi area of Peshawar on Intelligence Based Operation (IBO).

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Sajjad Khan told that police, army, elite force and intelligence officials took part in the operation which was conducted in Muhammad Banda, Neela Dorai and Mina Morcha areas of the provincial capital.

He added that police arrested 87 suspected persons during the search operation and police also recovered cache of weapons including 27 rocket mortars, 24 rocket shells, 17 hand-grenade bombs, 16 kalashnikovs, 28 pistols and 17 rifles.

SSP added that the operation was held late night in Khyber Agency and surrounding areas and was aided by political administration.

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NAB recommends to put names of Nawaz Sharif, Children on ECL

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore office has recommended to main office to put Nawaz Sharif and his children names in Exit Control List (ECL) and also suggested to freeze their assets.

Lahore office also demanded to start investigation against Federal Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar for possessing assets more than his actual income.

Supreme Court had directed the NAB to prepare and filed three references in which one was regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mill while the other two were about London flats and 16 offshore companies held by the Sharif family.

Nawaz Sharif was disqualified on July 28 by Supreme Court in Panama case.

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23 killed as torrential rains continues to disrupt life in Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: As many as 23 persons including seven children and girl died on Thursday as the heavy rain continues in the financial capital of Pakistan, Karachi and  it not only disturbed the flights , also caused flooding in several parts of the city.

Most of the people were died because of electrocution in different areas of the city. Earlier PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi directed the Pakistan Army and other relevant authorities to assist the masses and rescue the people and they were busying in helping the people in these hard times.

Pakistan Meteorologists Department (PMD) said Karachi received up to 130 millimeters (5.11 inches) of rainfall on Thursday and predicted more rain on Friday.

 

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Torrential rains: Rescue works continue in Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Pakistan Army and Rangers are continuing their relief and rescue operations in heavy rain hit Karachi areas as the torrential rain was continue in the financial capital of Pakistan from the past two days.

Karachi administration told media persons that Pakistan Navy are assisting in evacuating the stranded people from different areas of the city and shifted more than 300 people to safer places so far through motorboats.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorologist Department (PMD) predicted more rain in Karachi and in other parts of the country.

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Ghani offers armed groups to lay down their arms

F.P. Report

KABUL: President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani has said Afghanistan is ready to talk to any country for bringing peace in the region and also asked the armed groups to lay down their arms and pay their role in country development is they are true Afghans.

This he said while talking to political leadres and journalists at the presidentional palace at Kabul on Friday. He said the armed groups needs to choose a pathe of peace or they want to continue the puppet of other forces for destrouying the country own benefits for others.

Ghani appreciated the sacrifices of Afghan security forces in the defending the country from the anti state elements and sacrifices their lives in this regard.

 

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Congo fever claims 24 lives in last five months

F.P. Report

KABUL: As many as 102 patients have been treated for Congo fever at the government run infectious Diseases hospital in Kabul, however 24 patients have been died from the disease in the last five month.

This is just data of one hospital, the actual and combined data of all hospitals are very alarming.

Abdul Rahim Akbari, head of the hospital said that the most patients came of our hospital were butchers and poultry farms workers. Congo fever has four stages and it takes ten 10 for treatment, he informed.

Rahimullah, 18 patient at the hospital told his condition was very bad as he was working at the butcher and while slaughtering an animal I became infected but now I am feeling good from the past five days.

The CCHF virus is transmitted to people either by tick bites or through contact with infected animal blood or tissues during and immediately after slaughter.

 

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Basra files complaint in NAB against CM Shahbaz

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) General Secretary of South Punjab, Shaukat Basra filed a complaint in National Accountability (NAB) against CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for his alleged involvement in corruption in the Multan Metro Bus project.

Basra blamed CM Shahbaz and his cabinet for misusing power and embezzlement of funds and recivieced financial benefit from the Multan Metro Bus Project,

In his complaint, he alleges that public money has been looted and in China the matter was also investigating so the NAB needs to probe the alleged involvement of corruption of CM Shahbaz as it was becoming shame and Pakistan integrity is also on stake.

 

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China supports Pakistan on counter-terrorism

F.P. Report

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hua Chunying has said that the world needs to recognize the sacrifices of Pakistan contribution in the war against terrorism.

She said that Pakistan is fighting against terrorists on the frontline from many years and making very positive efforts and also given great sacrifices in this regard and now it is time for the world to recognize it.

Hua added that China is hoping to work with Pakistan and other countries of the world to enhance the cooperation to counter terrorism and provide peaceful environment in the region.