Sunday, November 12, 2017

Stampede in London's Westfield Shopping Centre

Reportedly shoppers fled the London's Westfield Shopping Centre after a fire alarm sounded. Terrified shoppers took to social media claiming people were 'running like crazy' as they were evacuated.

The resultant panic caused huge rushing out of the shoppers, causing injuries to a person due to the stampede of running terrified shoppers. It is suspected that the evacuation sparked fears of a bomb, gun or knife attack from Twitter users.

Later the fire department found a small fire that was nothing compared to the panic and chaos it created.

Read more about it at: Daily Mail
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pakistan to issue special coins in Dr Ruth Pfau’s honour

Pakistan government has directed its State Bank to issue special coins in Dr Ruth Pfau’s honour.

The State Bank of Pakistan will issue 50,000 coins worth Rs. 50 in recognition of Dr Pfau who dedicated her life to fighting leprosy in the country.

It may be recalled that Dr Ruth came to Pakistan in the early 1960s and decided to adopt Pakistan as her home and dedicating her life to taking care of leprosy patients. 

She was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988 and received numerous accolades for her services, including the country’s top civilian awards Hilal-i-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Pakistan.

She passed away on August 10, 2017 at the age of 87.  Dr Pfau is the second person to be accorded a state funeral in 29 years. The previous state funeral was offered for late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi in 2016.

You may also like to read more about Dr Ruth and her services to Pakistan at JahoJalal
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Detained Saudi Princes seen sleeping on Ritz Carlton Hotel floor

The recent crackdown of royalties in Saudi Arabia on charges of corruption have emerging news of how the 'detained' princes are being treated at the moment.

Photos of detained princes sleeping on mattresses in the Ritz Carlton Hotel are enough to shake the world. The Ritz Carlton Hotel, which very recently was the venue of visit of Donald Trump has been turned into a prison and has been closed for normal guests.

The Daily Mail, quoting Saudi sources, report that among those photographed in the room are billionaire investor Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, who is a nephew of the king, worth an estimated $18 billion and owns stakes in Twitter, Lyft and Citigroup. 

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Queen named in Paradise Papers for Offshore Investments

After Panama Leaks that rocked the world and specially of the politicians and billionaires, here comes its second version: The Paradise Leaks.

The Leaks reveal British Queen has over £ 10 million invested in offshore tax havens. Reportedly, millions of pounds from Queen's private estate invested in Cayman Islands fund.

The Paradise Papers also include names of Donald Trump's cabinet members including US secretary of state, while newly-uncovered $450m offshore trust sheltered the wealth of Lord Ashcroft.

The Paradise Papers also reveal that U2 frontman Bono used a company based in Malta to invest in a Lithuanian shopping centre.

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Terrorism: Gunman kills 26 Church goers in USA

In an act of sheer terrorism, a gunman in Texas, USA has killed at least 26 Church goers while another 24 are being treated for gun injuries. The dead also included pastor's 14 years old daughter.

Reportedly, 26 years old ex US air force Devin Patrick Kelley, wearing black tactical gear and carrying a Ar-15 assault rifle, walked into the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and sprayed bullets on the attendees.

Kelley who drove away after the incident was chased by a local and eventually lost control of his car during the high speed chase and was shot dead by the unnamed local.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Beware of Type 3c Diabetes

So far we have heard of Type and Type 2 of diabetes - but be warned, researchers say that there is yet another type of diabetes that may not be diagnosed properly by your physician.

Type 3c is the new type added to the Types 1 and 2 of diabetes, which occurs after damage to the pancreas such as pancreatic cancer or inflammation.  Researchers have found that 97.3 percent of people with pancreatic disease were misdiagnosed. 

Researchers warn that someone who is misdiagnosed might not receive the treatment they need quickly enough to prevent further damage. Type 3c diabetes requires insulin therapy more urgently than type 2 diabetes to defect the glucose deficiency in the blood.

The study has been published in the journals Diabetes Care

Source | Photo: Pixabay
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Renault to set up Duster SUV production plant in Pakistan

A news report reveals that the famous French automobile manufacturer is all set to set up its production unit in Pakistan.

As reported a MOU has been signed by the French automaker with UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim, an Emirati shopping mall company to set up a factory in Pakistan to produce Renault vehicles.

Renault intends producing 50,000 Duster SUV vehicles a year. The Duster SUV is likely to take over the Pakistani car manufacturing market which is at present controlled by Toyota and Mitsubishi.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

U.S. Quits UNESCO over Anti Israel Bias

In a surprise announcement, Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, told the Associated Press that USA is pulling out of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The main reason behind quitting UNESCO is its allegedly anti-Israel polices. The U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011 but still remained part of it.

The recent inclusion of Palestinian Authority to UNESCO is mainly the objection as it is not recognized as a nation. Further, the controversial resolutions calling Israel an 'occupying power' fueled U.S. anger and thus to decision to quit the UN body.

Read more about it at: Daily News
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Pakistan Army rescues Canadian-American family held hostage by Taliban for five years

In a dramatic move, Pakistan Army has freed five hostages from the Taliban, which have been missing since five years.

As per news reports, an American woman and her Canadian husband along with their three young children, who were held hostage by militants, believed to be held by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network in Afghanistan for five years, have been freed. 

Caitlan Coleman was five months pregnant when she and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle were abducted in 2012. The three children were born during the captivity.

An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said that “through an intelligence-based operation”, the army took custody of the hostages. It said the hostages had been recovered in Kurram tribal area that borders Nangarhar and Paktia provinces in Afghanistan.

Source | Photo: Reuters
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Australian cricket team bus stoned in India

The leveling of T20 series between hosts India and touring Australian team ended in the victory of the guests 1-1 cost dearly to the Australians at the hands of frustrated Indians.

The bus of Australian team was pelted on its way to the hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Luckily no player was hurt.

Australian opener Aaron Finch tweeted a picture of a broken glass window of the bus. To the good luck of the players, no one was sitting at the window, when the rock hit the glass panel. “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” he wrote on Twitter.

Source | Photo: Aaron Finch/Twitter
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Once Tennis Star Boris Becker planning to sell his Wimbledon trophies to clear debt

Trophies that may not his anymore

A bad news for the fans of once reigning tennis world king German Boris Becker: Yes he is under thick financial clouds these days as his debt has risen to the tune of £54 million.

The rising debt has threatened his houses and personal property and he is likely to auction his famous Wimbledon trophies, luxury watches and much more.

But even selling his trophies may not fetch him more than £1 million. He has already been declared bankrupt over a debt of £3.34 million owed to a private bank.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Siemens to provide highly-efficient H-Class gas turbines to Pakistan


Siemens has signed a contract with Pakistan to install a largest ever power generation plant in Pakistan.

The gas fired turbines will increase power generation capacity in Pakistan by approximately 1.3 gigawatts. The signing ceremony was attended by Chief Minister of Punjab, and representatives of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and government-owned Punjab Thermal Power (Pvt) Ltd (PTPL), an independent power producer. Siemens will supply the power island to CMEC, the project’s EPC contractor.

Running on liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Punjab Power Plant Jhang will be built as a combined cycle power plant (CCPP) and will start functioning from December 2018.

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Gunman kill dozens in Las Vegas

In a bizarre incident, a lone gunman killed dozens while injuring over 100 in Las Vegas. Later the gunman was pronounced dead by Las Vegas police in his hotel room.

Identified as Stephen Paddock, the gunman fired indiscriminately from the 39th floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Most of the victims were in audience of a musical show down below gunman's hotel balcony.

In all at least 58 people have been reported killed and over 500 injured - both from bullet wounds and stampede. The number of victims killed during this massacre now surpasses the 49 murdered in the June 2016 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

India Actively Supports Taliban in Pakistan: Says Hindustan Times

Much to the surprise for the rest of the world which has been fed by USA and its allies that Pakistan harbours Taliban, the Hindustan Times in hits recent post confesses that it is India and not Pakistan which is supporting Taliban in Pakistan to weaken Pakistan and tarnish its image world wide. 

Bharat Karnad, professor for national security studies at the Centre for Policy Research, author most recently of Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet), opines in his post in Hindustan Times that severing relations with TTP (Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan) will mean India surrendering an active card in Pakistan and a role in Afghanistan as TTP additionally provides access to certain Afghan Taliban factions. 

It may be added that the RAW-TTP link was publicly revealed in April this year by its former commander, Ehsanullah Ehsan.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pakistan Navy Test Fires Anti Ship Missile from Sea King Helicopter

Pakistan Navy has successfully test fired an anti ship missile from a Sea King helicopter yesterday. The AM-39 Exocet missile missile fired from the helicopter successfully hit the target in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.

The success will enhance Pakistan Navy's capability in combating enemy warships threatening Pakistan's maritime zone. 

It may be added that Pakistan Navy had earlier conducted a successful test of a land-based, anti-ship missile in March this year.

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