Amaiya Zafar to become first boxer to compete in hijab

Amaiya Zafar, a 16-year-old Muslim boxer from Minnesota, is set to make history by becoming the first boxer to compete in her hijab on this coming weekend. Zafar wears hijab, long sleeves and leggings under her uniform, which got her disqualified at a fight in the last November for violating …

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India seeks consular access to Jadhav, Pakistan denies request

ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale called on Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua here demanding consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that consular access could not be allowed to a spy. Indian envoy Bambawale later talking to …

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Italian army chief meets Gen Bajwa at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: Italian Army Chief General Danilo Errico met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters Rawalpindi today.  According to ISPR, matters of mutual interest were discussed with particular reference to enhanced military cooperation in the field of training and counter terrorism domain. Later, the …

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Canadian Senator deprived of her purse in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Two robbers on a motorcycle deprived Canadian Senator of Pakistani-origin Salma Attaullah Jan of her purse here in Sector F6 on Wednesday, ARY News reported. According to police, two suspects chased the car of the Canadian Senator and when it stopped in Sector F6 area they approached her and …

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These Islamic baby names have been banned in Muslim province of China

Chinese government in the northwestern Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang has banned parents from giving their children dozens of Islamic names, as part of an ongoing crackdown on alleged ‘extremism’ in the area.  According to Radio Free Asia, the official list of banned names had previously been circulated in Hotan, south Xinjiang, in 2015, but it …

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Google to curb fake, misleading search results with new changes

WASHINGTON: Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out “fake news” and offensive content. The new initiative includes tweaks to the algorithm used by Google to deliver search results, while offering users more options to …

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Govt considering removal of Tariq Fatemi, says Dar

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar confirmed that government was considering removal of the Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi from his post in aftermath of the Dawn Leaks report, ARY News reported. The finance minister has been in Washington where he would meet delegates of various international organizations …

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Census: Pakistan urges India to ensure safety of enumerators near LOC

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Tuesday contacted Indian Army through hotline as part of a confidence-building measure regarding the movement of civil and military enumerators near the Line of Control as part of the ongoing census. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian Army has been approached to inform ground …

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CM Sindh urges provinces to share water for Karachi like Islamabad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that the Sindh government had allowed water for twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi subject to the condition that Karachi would also be given additional 1200 cusecs water for domestic use. The chief minister presiding over a preparatory meeting for …

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