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PTI nominates Arif Alvi for Pak Prez’s post

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Imran Khan’s party on Saturday said it has nominated party’s veteran lawmaker Dr Arif Alvi as its candidate for the President of Pakistan. The Election Commission of Pakistan had announced on Thursday that the presidential election will be held on September 4 - five days before the expiry of the...

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AP | Alexandria | in Sunday Pioneer

As jurors weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation’s capital and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial now underway in Alexandria, Virginia, is the...

North Korea urges Trump to be ‘bold’ on denuclearisation

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AFP | Seoul | in Sunday Pioneer

North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump’s political opponents for the “deadlock” over denuclearisation on Saturday, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue. Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted...

Putin hails Kofi Annan’s ‘wisdom and courage’

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AFP | Moscow | in Sunday Pioneer

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday sent a message of condolences to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres following the death of the former head of the world body Kofi Annan. “I sincerely admired his wisdom and courage, his ability to make informed decisions even in the most complex, critical situations. His...

‘Guiding force for good’: World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AFP | Geneva | in Sunday Pioneer

There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres voiced deep sadness at the news, describing his predecessor as “a guiding force for good”. “In...

Turkey’s Prez says country will defy economic threats

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AFP | Istanbul | in Sunday Pioneer

Turkey’s president has said his country will stand strong against an “attempted economic coup” amid heightened tensions with the US. Recep Tayyip Erdogan today told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being “threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign currency, interest rates and inflation.” He said: “We tell them that...

Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AP | Taipei | in Sunday Pioneer

Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed one set of missiles, perfected another and sped production of a third,...

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | AFP | Mecca | in Sunday Pioneer

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins on Sunday. The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days, as...

Globe trotting

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

18 bodies pulled from SW Pak mine after blast Quetta: Pakistani authorities said on Saturday they have now retrieved 18 bodies after a blast tore through a coal mine in southwest Pakistan earlier this week, including two rescuers who entered after the explosion.The mine caved in after workers used dynamite during...

Macro economic instability highest under UPA: EAC-PM

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

New GDP data does not change reality that 'macro-economic instability' was highest under the previous UPA government period, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member Surjit Bhalla said on Saturday. According to the back series data prepared by the by the Committee on Real Sector Statistics, constituted by the...



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Ranchi girl wins Int’l beauty contest

19 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Yet another girl from the Capital City Khushboo Vijay became the winner of Miss India International Global 2018 and will be representing India next year in Malaysia 2019 for World Finale. The event was held in Guwahati on August 2018...

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