Marriage is also like life-imprisonment; SC hears an interesting case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) turned down a petition filed by accused Ishtiaq against fine imposed by Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the case of a second marriage without consent of his first wife. A three-member bench headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan heard the case on Friday. During the course of hearing, the counsel for the accused informed the court that the trial court sentenced him to one month imprisonment, adding that later the IHC commuted the one month imprisonment into a fine of Rs 5,000. He…

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Sehwan blast: three wounded succumb to their injuries

KARACHI: Three injured in Sehwan shrine blast succumbed to their injuries at the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH). The fourth victim, whose body was shifted here, was a newborn baby. Thirteen out of 34 injured were admitted for treatment and further management at Orthopaedics, Surgery, Neuro-Surgery and Medical Wards, including two women. The bodies of two children, Zamir(6 years) and Samir (1 year) – both sons of AshiqKhokhar- were also brought from Sehwan. Two other people, residents of Naundero, Bashir Khuhroand PeeralKhaskheli, also lost their lives in Sehwan blast, bringing…

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Hand grenade thrown on Union Council Nazim’s compound in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A compound of a Union Council Nazim in Totalai, Buner district was targeted with a hand grenade in the early hours of Saturday. The hand grenade blast caused the roof of the compound to collapse, and left two people trapped in the rubble. Rescue services were underway to recover the people stuck under the debris. Police state that a hand grenade was thrown on the compound of Totalai Union Council Nazim by unknown men and that the blast caused the roof to collapse which resulted in the two men…

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Security forces unleash nationwide crackdown

ISLAMABAD: Around 100 terrorists were killed while a sizeable number of others were apprehended during last 24 hours in intelligence-based and combing operations by security agencies in parts of the country including Punjab. As per orders of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, response to recent terror incidents is in progress across country, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release on Friday. “IBOs and combing operations are in progress across the country including Punjab,” it read. “No cross border/unauthorised entry will be allowed to Pakistan…

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Rachel Roddy’s winter vegetable bake recipe

Ionce met a woman called Glenda who told me that, in 45 years of marriage, she had never missed her weekly hair appointment and had never cooked her husband the same dinner twice. At the start of each week she would plan the six meals – the seventh was a meal out – bookmarking cookbooks and ripping recipes out of magazines. She also kept lists of all the recipes ever made, often noting with a word or two how the recipe had worked, how it was received, and even how…

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Rachel Roddy’s take on a classic cheese and onion pie recipe

By the age of eight, I could pull a pint of bitter. I needed to stand on a chair and then to use all my weight, almost dangling from the pump in order to pull it down and release the deep amber liquid into the dimpled pint pot. Granny or Uncle Colin would be behind me, telling me to go steady and watch the head, catching the pump as it lurched back, putting a hand under the glass just in case. I was better at dropping lemon quarters in an…

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Scandi chic meets happy memories at a Danish fashion designer’s flat

It’s hard to believe there’s even an alleyway in east London left ungentrified, but push on through Clapton and you hit Lea Bridge Road, an artisanal coffee shop free zone. Though not for long. Regeneration plans cast the area as a mini Holland with segregated cycle lanes. There’ll be Copenhagen style crossings and vibrant public spaces. Fashion designer Peter Jensen, who moved here in 2014, is amused by the evocation of liberal European culture. As a Dane he’s used to the British love of Scandinavian style. “England is a business…

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UAE Awards for Good encourage youth to pursue STEM to benefit humanity

DUBAI // Robots from around the world have been submitted to the UAE Awards for Good to encourage youth to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics in ways they have not considered before. Forty drones and robots were selected from more than 1,300 submissions for a chance to win US$1 million. Although not in the running for the prize, Saif Al Hammadi, 16, was inspired by the prospect and is exhibiting a drone he designed to save lives in warzones. “I made this drone to detect landmines,” said the Year…

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How was your weekend running?

I’ve had several conversations recently about tribalism in running – particularly in London. With the massive growth in the sport in recent years, it’s only natural that different types of runner, as well as different types of race, club, and communities, have formed. Then there’s the different styles of running, which themselves take on a slightly messianic quality: the ‘barefoot is best’ vs maximalist, the ‘warm up is pointless’ vs committed pre-run stretchers. The thing is, they are all right. For them. My motto when it comes to shoe recommendations…

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