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CEO of Total dies in jet crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

Monitoring Desk: CEO of Total dies in jet crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. He was 63. According to Moscow Airport statement: During take-off at around 0:10am Moscow time on Tuesday, the light aircraft, according to preliminary data, hit a snow-clearing machine with its landing gear. Due to the damage, the pilot reportedly decided to turn back

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Saira Shakira's formal collection exhibition at PFDC Lahore

Saira Shakira’s formal collection exhibition at PFDC Lahore

LAHORE: The queens of elegance, Saira Shakira, will be exhibiting their latest formal collection “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at PFDC, Mall 1, Gulberg 3 from 17th to 19th of October. Saira Shakira’s bridal collection for PFDC LOreal Paris Bridal Week 2014 was titled “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” after Shakespeare’s play, as the designer duo believes

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Defence Budget 2014-15

Defence Budget 2014-15: Critical Analysis

The defence budget of any nation is subjected to its security needs, challenges and strategic vision. There is no doubt that the priority should be given to the socio-economic development but it is undeniable fact that socio-economic prosperity largely depends upon the state’s capacity to ensure the traditional as well as non-traditional security threats. Pakistan

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Tahirul Qadri ends Islamabad sit-in

Tahirul Qadri ends Islamabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The leader of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri has announced an end to his party’s protest sit-in in Islamabad; however, he said that protests will now be held all over the country. The PAT leader asked his party supporters to wind up from Islamabad as the sit-in will now be

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New Afghan president to undertake maiden visit to China next week

New Afghan president to undertake maiden visit to China next week

KABUL, Afghanistan: The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will undertake a three-day official visit to China next week, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. It will be first official foreign visit of Ashraf Ghani since he took oath of office as the new Afghan president on September 29. “President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and

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8 killed as passenger van plunges into ravine in Neelum Valley

8 killed as passenger van plunges into ravine in Neelum Valley

MUZAFFARABAD: A passenger van plunged into a deep ravine in Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir on Tuesday that left at least eight persons killed and six others injured. The van was going to Kundal Shahi from Jagraan when the incident took place. The rescue teams arrived at the spot and carried out rescue operation.

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IMF says it could release additional $1.1 billion to Pakistan in December

IMF says it could release additional $1.1 billion to Pakistan in December

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that it could release an additional $1.1 billion to Pakistan in December this year as the country’s economic reforms are on track. The IMF’s Pakistan mission chief Jeffrey Franks stated this in a statement issued after his talks with the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and the Central

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