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Pakistan publishes list to embarrass tax cheats

ISLAMABAD: Desperate Pakistani tax authorities are publicly shaming defaulters by publishing their tax details in a directory for the first time, officials said yesterday. The cash-strapped authorities find it almost…

Modi’s double very much in demand

MUMBAI: A Mumbai steel manufacturer is finding himself much in demand during India’s election season thanks to his uncanny resemblance to prime ministerial frontrunner Narendra Modi. Sporting a greywhite beard,…

Indian court recognizes transgenders as ‘third gender’

NEW DELHI: India’s highest court ruled yesterday that a person can be legally recognized as gender-neutral, a landmark judgment that raises hopes of an end to discrimination against several million…

Pakistani held for cannibalism after eating baby

LAHORE: A Pakistani man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home-three years after he was jailed for the…

Pakistan drops attempted murder case against baby

LAHORE: A Pakistani court yesterday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country’s legal system and provoked widespread…

First major voting in India as anti-graft party faces test

NEW DELHI: Voters went to the polls in New Delhi yesterday on the first major day of India’s marathon national election, with the capital a key battleground for an anti-corruption…

Bomb rips through Pakistan vegetable market; 22 killed – Violence mars govt-Taleban peace talks

ISLAMABAD: A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad yesterday, killing at least 22 people, police said, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with…

Pakistani nine-month old baby ‘on the run’ – Baby Musa charged with attempted murder

LAHORE: Relatives of a nine-month old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, one said yesterday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on…

Nepalese pioneer inducted into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’ – Over a decade of wireless Internet services

HONG KONG: A Nepalese educator who transformed the way of life in more than 150 remote Himalayan villages by connecting them to the Internet was yesterday inducted into the Internet…

Bomb kills two Afghan election workers, destroys ballot papers

KUNDUZ: A roadside bomb killed two Afghan election workers and one policeman and destroyed dozens of ballot papers yesterday, police and an election official said, the day after an election…

India’s Hindu nationalists tipped to win; poll looms

NEW DELHI: Indian politicians hit the campaign trail for a final day yesterday before the start of a marathon nine-phase election, expected to vault the right-wing Hindu nationalist opposition to…

2 Western journalists fired at in Afghanistan

KHOST: A veteran Associated Press photographer was shot dead and a reporter wounded yesterday when an Afghan policeman opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, the news agency said. The…

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