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Belgium Humiliate Pakistan 5-0 in Hockey World Cup Pre-Quarters

COURTESY: FIH Pakistan lost 5-0 to Belgium on Tuesday in their cross-over, pre-quarter-final match at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, India. The first period saw Belgium scoring twice in the 10th and 13th minute. Alexander Hendrickx converted the penalty corner to give Belgium 1-0 lead. Soon after, Thomas Briels added one more to put Belgium 2-0 up against Pakistan....

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Don’t Need to Empower Women, Just Shouldn’t Suppress Them: Kangana Ranaut

COURTESY: DNA INDIA Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to bring Rani Laxmibai’s story to the big screen next year, with Manikarnika. For her, her female co-stars are crucial to the biopic. A firm believer of girl power, she says people need to stop suppressing women, reported Business Standard. It is the courageous streak of the freedom fighter that resonated with Kangana. “Growing up, I was considered a child hero, absolutely sensitive and obedient but when I felt I needed to break free I just took off,” she said in a statement, adding that “no one from the...

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Govt to Launch Anti-Power theft Project

COURTESY: REUTERS ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee was informed on Tuesday that the government is launching a $1 billion project to curb power theft as circular debt in the sector has increased to over Rs1,300 billion. The Senate Standing Committee on Power was informed during its meeting presided over by Senator Fida Muhammad that the circular debt was more than Rs1,300 billion, while Rs700 billion was parked in the Power Holding Company. While briefing the committee, Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan said that out of the remaining Rs600 billion circular debt, Rs250 billion was because of the Peshawar Electric...

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Govt Sends Notices to Big Landlords for Tax Evasion

75% landlords gave false statements in annual returns as they did not pay tax. COURTESY: FILE ISLAMABAD: The federal government has started sending tax notices to big landlords including politicians as it has come to know that three out of every four persons who declare agriculture as the source of income actually do not pay tax on agriculture income in provinces. A former prime minister of Pakistan from Balochistan is among those who have been sent tax notices after he was apparently found making a false claim of paying provincial agriculture tax in order to claim exemption from the federal...

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India Edge Defiant Australia by 31 Runs in Opener

Ashwin, Bumrah and Shami claimed three wickets each for the visitors .COURTESY: AFP India crushed a lower-order insurrection to secure a nerve-jangling 31-run victory in the first Test against Australia on Monday, raising the South Asian nation’s hopes of a breakthrough series win Down Under. The tourists dispatched Australia’s last four batsmen in the middle session of the final day at Adelaide Oval to send India’s ‘Swami Army’ of travelling fans into raptures in the sparse fifth day crowd. Faced with a docile wicket and tenacious tail-end slogging, Virat Kohli’s team bowled with patience and determination to claim India’s...

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