China’s first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

BEIJING: China’s first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said. The Tianzhou-1 was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province Thursday evening and began to approach the space lab, Tiangong-2, Saturday morning. It made first …

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US supercarrier to arrive in Sea of Japan in days

SYDNEY: US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, on a visit to Australia aimed at mending fences following a testy first call between the countries’ leaders. Pence sought to put to rest the surly telephone conversation between US …

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Farooq Sattar invites Mustafa Kamal to join MQM-P rally tomorrow

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar invited Mustafa Kamal to join the party’s protest rally due on Sunday (tomorrow) April 23, ARY News reported. The decision of a rally came out at a time when the PSP’s sit-in entered into third week, camped outside the Karachi Press …

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Over 50 killed as Taliban target Afghan Army camp in Mazar-i-Sharif

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Taliban gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan Friday killing “more than 50 soldiers”, officials said. Afghan commandos were deployed during the attack which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers as they attended mosque and ate a meal. Two of the …

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FBR launches customer complaint management system

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a state-of-the-art Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to respond to queries and complaints of taxpayers and general public promptly and efficiently. “Our customer care and facilitation services are now venturing into a more response regime where all queries, complaints and concerns of …

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CM Punjab announces to provide 100,000 ‘Orange Cabs’

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday announced to launch the “Orange Cab” scheme in the province to enhance employment opportunities. The chief minster, while addressing a high level meeting, also reviewed recommendations regarding inauguration of Orange Cab Scheme and digital system of payments. CM Punjab said 100,000 Orange …

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PCB names women cricket team for World Cup 2017

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced a 15-member woman cricket team for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 to be played in England from June 24, 2017 to July 24. The Women National Selection Committee headed by Mohammad Ilyas selected the squad. The team will feature …

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Indian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders US visa review

MUMBAI: For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump’s review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Fresh from gaining a master’s degree in Europe, and with an offer of employment from a well-known U.S. design firm, she was …

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Kashmiri students protest against assaulting, harassing them in India

MEWAR, India: Kashmiri students staged protests on Friday against assaulting and harassing them across India. The students go to Indian cities for higher education. They said they should not be treated as terrorists. The Kashmiri citizens also demanded justice from the authorities. A group of local residents thrashed six Kashmiri students …

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