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August 15, 2017

Sharif challenges disqualification verdict in top court

Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court for review of the Panama Papers verdict that led to his disqualification.The landmark order had disqualified Sharif for hiding his assets and UAE's Iqama (work permit) on which he was to receive payment. Advocate Khuwaja Haris on behalf of Sharif filed three applications with the top court. In his application the ex-Prime Minister requested the Supreme Court to review its judgement. He submitted that he had…

Shutdown cripples life in Kashmir on Independence Day

Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) A protest shutdown called by separatist leaders on Tuesday affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley even though it was a public holiday on account of Independence Day.Despite the protest call, all official functions including parades, flag hoisting and cultural programmes were held peacefully across the Valley. While educational institutions, government offices, banks and post offices remained closed because of the holiday, no public or private transport moved on the roads. Markets remained…

Tweets can signal health issues: Report

New York, Aug 15 (IANS) The way people express their opinions and emotions on microblogging site Twitter may signal the rise of influenza, depression or other health issues in a specific area, an analysis of millions of anonymous tweets has revealed."Opinions and emotions are present in every tweet, regardless of whether the user is talking about their health," said lead author Svitlana Volkova, a data scientist at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington. "Like…

101 canteens to feed poor in Bengaluru from Wednesday: CM

Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) To make Karnataka hunger-free and provide food at affordable rates to the labour class and poor migrants, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced that the state government would open Indira canteens across Bengaluru on Wednesday."I am happy to announce that we are opening on Wednesday Indira canteens across Bengaluru to feed every day the people from the labour class and poor migrants to the city," he said in his Independence Day speech here. In the initial phase, 101 canteens…

Mehbooba Mufti welcomes Modi’s remarks on Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day remarks on Kashmir.In his Red Fort speech Modi said neither bullets nor abuses would resolve the Kashmir issue, it can only be resolved by embracing the people with love. In a statement Mufti said she has all along maintained that dialogue and peaceful means could alone resolve the issue as violence had only wrought more destruction in the state. She said the slogan coined by her party…
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