Nawaz, Maryam’s names to be placed on ECL, says Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

Nawaz, Maryam's names to be placed on ECL, says Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

Fawad Chaudhry:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Division Fawad Chaudhry on Monday announced the newly sworn in cabinet’s decision to place former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s names on the Exit Control List as part of the government’s anti-corruption drive. Both Maryam and Sharif are currently serving a prison sentence in Adiala jail after they were convicted in a corruption reference regarding their Avenfield properties in London. The cabinet, in its first meeting on Monday, has also decided to approach the courts in the United Kingdom so that…

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Vajpayee never buckled under pressure, he was ‘Atal’ after all: PM Modi at prayer meeting

Vajpayee never buckled under pressure, he was ‘Atal’ after all: PM Modi at prayer meeting

Right from his adolescence till the end of his life, Vajpayee lived for the aspirations of the people of the country, PM Narendra Modi said at the prayer meeting. Narendra Modi:Addressing an all-party prayer meeting on Monday to remember Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the former prime minister was true to his name while taking tough decisions and never buckled under pressure. Right from his adolescence till the end of his life, Vajpayee lived for the aspirations of the people of the country, Modi said at the prayer meeting. “Vajpayee-ji…

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Troubled Manchester United left to work their way out of their mess

Troubled Manchester United left to work their way out of their mess

Paul Pogba:Paul Pogba is another Mourinho signing along with Alexis Sanchez, who missed Sunday’s game but has yet to really show his best since signing from Arsenal in January. After a close-season of discontent, Manchester United’s dismal performance in their 3-2 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday only intensified the chorus of criticism. But with the transfer window closed, manager Jose Mourinho has no alternative to trying to draw on his experience and skill to get the best he can out of a team many believe lack the…

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India will host Asian Games when it shows interest: OCA President Shaikh Ahmed

India will host Asian Games when it shows interest: OCA President Shaikh Ahmed

The Indian Olympic Association had made an effort to host the 2014 edition but lost out to Korean city of Incheon. Olympic Council:Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Shaikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah said that India will get to host a third Asian Games if the country shows interest. India hosted the first ever Asian Games in New Delhi in 1951 and then again in the same city in 1982. Since then, Commonwealth Games in 2010, remains the only multi-sport event that India has hosted. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA)…

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WWE SummerSlam: Ronda Rousey makes history with women’s championship title

WWE SummerSlam: Ronda Rousey makes history with women’s championship title

Ronda Rousey won the WWE Raw Women’s Championship on Sunday and thus became the first to have won the women’s title in WWE and the UFC. Ronda Rousey:Ronda Rousey won the WWE Raw Women’s Championship on Sunday and thus became the first to have won the women’s title in WWE and the UFC. Rousey forced Alexa Bliss to tap out to her armbar at WWE SummerSlam held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to take the championship in what was only her fourth WWE match. Rousey achieved the…

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Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan says attack on economy no different from attack on flag

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan says attack on economy no different from attack on flag

In a pre-recorded address to mark the four-day Eid al-Adha festival, which starts on Tuesday, a defiant Erdogan said the aim of the currency crisis was to bring “Turkey and its people to their knees Tayyip Erdogan:President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said an attack on Turkey’s economy was no different from a strike against its flag or call to prayer, responding to a recent currency sell-off in religious and nationalist terms ahead of a major Muslim holiday. In a pre-recorded address to mark the four-day Eid al-Adha festival, which starts…

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Pope Francis vows no more cover ups in letter to all Catholics on sexual abuse

Pope Francis vows no more cover ups in letter to all Catholics on sexual abuse

In the letter, addressed to “the people of God,” Pope Francis also promised that no effort will be spared to prevent abuse and its cover-up. Pope Francis:Pope Francis, facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries, on Monday wrote an unprecedented letter to all the world’s Catholics asking each of them to help uproot “this culture of death”. In the letter, addressed to “the people of God,” he also promised that no effort will be spared to prevent abuse and its cover-up. We have realized that these wounds never…

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English Vinglish actor Sujata Kumar passes away

English Vinglish actor Sujata Kumar passes away

Sujata Kumar, who played the role of Sridevi’s sister in 2012 Bollywood movie English Vinglish, passed away on Sunday night. Sujata Kumar:Sujata Kumar, who played the role of Sridevi’s sister in 2012 Bollywood movie English Vinglish, passed away on Sunday night. Her sister and actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi shared the news on her social media accounts. She tweeted, “Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august…

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NAB summons Shahbaz today in three corruption cases

NAB summons Shahbaz today in three corruption cases

NAB summons Shahbaz:LAHORE: The National Accoun­tability Bureau (NAB) summoned on Monday former chief minister and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif for his alleged involvement in three corruption cases. NAB has been conducting inquiries against Mr Sharif in different corruption cases, including Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme, Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) and the potable water project. Mr Sharif was directed to appear before the NAB investigating team at 11am in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing scheme corruption case and at 2pm again in the PPDC case. The PML-N president has already appeared three times before…

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‘What you see is what you get’: U.S. beach volleyball team vow to keep wearing bikinis despite new dress code

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‘What you see is what you get’: U.S. beach volleyball team vow to keep wearing bikinis despite new dress code   Good news – the U.S. women’s Olympic beach volleyball team has no intention of covering up in London – despite new rules which allow them to. There will be no conservative shorts or T-shirts for TeamUSA as they limber up in the shadow of London’s 10 Downing Street, as they have chosen to remain in their skimpy crop-tops and bikini bottoms. ‘We’re not uncomfortable in our bikinis,’ said team…

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