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Female mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

Posted by on 16/10/2018
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Female mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

Female mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan: Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect. The 24-year-old spent years overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles en route to earning a mechanical engineering degree and netting […]

Air hostess falls out of Air India, suffers injuries

Posted by on 15/10/2018
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Air hostess falls out of Air India, suffers injuries

Air hostess falls out of Air India, suffers injuries

MUMBAI: A flight attendant fell out of an Air India plane while trying to close its door yesterday, the airline said, reportedly breaking her leg when she landed on the tarmac. The accident occurred at Mumbai’s international airport as the crew were getting ready to welcome passengers aboard the New Delhi-bound flight. “The cabin crew […]

Family of Pakistani Christian on death row pray for freedom

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Family of Pakistani Christian on death row pray for freedom

Family of Pakistani Christian on death row pray for freedom

LONDON: The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother who faces becoming the first person to be executed for blasphemy in Pakistan, said they hoped the Supreme Court would free her. But in any case they feared for their future living in Pakistan under the blasphemy laws, they told AFP. Bibi, who has been on […]

Hindu hardliners force meat sellers to shut shop in Delhi

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Hindu hardliners force meat sellers to shut shop in Delhi

Hindu hardliners force meat sellers to shut shop in Delhi

Indian activist, 86, dies while fasting for cleaner Ganges GURGAON: Indian Hindu hardliners are forcing meat sellers to shut shops in a New Delhi suburb that is home to global outsourcing firms, saying they must respect the feelings of majority Hindus celebrating a nine-day festival. The drive against the mostly Muslim shopkeepers in Gurgaon during […]

Indian forces kill militant leader in Kashmir

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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Indian forces kill militant leader in Kashmir

Indian forces kill militant leader in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian forces yesterday killed a Kashmir militant leader who became a folk hero in the troubled territory after giving up geology research at an Indian university to become a militant, officials said. Manan Wani, 26, and an associate were killed in a fierce gunfight that lasted more than 10 hours after security forces were […]

Some journalists in Bangladesh allege ‘breach of trust’

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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Some journalists in Bangladesh allege ‘breach of trust’

Some journalists in Bangladesh allege ‘breach of trust’

DHAKA: More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Bangladesh’s capital yesterday, their faces covered in black cloth, accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of breach of trust in enacting a law they fear is aimed at curbing press freedom. Hasina’s government has defended the Digital Security Act, passed by parliament last month, saying it aims […]

On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

Deploying an unusual weapon to lure the big cat MUMBAI: Indian rangers hunting a man-eating tiger are considering deploying an unusual weapon to lure the big cat-Calvin Klein cologne, an official said yesterday. A major operation to kill or capture the tigress, which is suspected to have killed up to 13 people in India’s western […]

India gets its first transgender cab driver

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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India gets its first transgender cab driver

India gets its first transgender cab driver

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resource (HR) and Marketing, Meghna Sahoo is India’s first transgender cab driver, hailing from Bhubaneswar. Speaking to ANI, 30-year-old Sahoo, who became the first transgender driver-partner of cab aggregator Ola, said she faced a lot of discrimination and rejection due of her gender identity and switched jobs […]

#NoTimeToSleep: In the shoes of a dead man walking in Pakistan

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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#NoTimeToSleep: In the shoes of a dead man walking in Pakistan

#NoTimeToSleep: In the shoes of a dead man walking in Pakistan

 ISLAMABAD: How does a condemned person feel in the 24 hours before execution? In Pakistan, one of the world’s top executioners, an unprecedented artistic performance lays bare what happens when a life is ended behind prison walls. The project, dubbed “No Time to Sleep”, saw actor Sarmad Khoosat embody “Prisoner Z”, locked in isolation […]

As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

Posted by on 10/10/2018
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As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

LAHORE: Five mornings a week, Saima Azeem helps her children wash and prepare for school. But this week has been different: She has had to use her few bottles of drinking water to get them ready. “It’s been a difficult morning. I’ll have to schedule my chores according to the new water supply timing,” the […]

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death

Posted by on 10/10/2018
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Bangladesh sentences 19 to death

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court yesterday sentenced 19 people to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the current prime minister, although a top opposition leader escaped with a life sentence. The attack in Dhaka on a rally by Sheikh Hasina, at the time in the opposition and now prime minister, left her injured and killed […]

No smile please: India airport cops to go grumpy

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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No smile please: India airport cops to go grumpy

No smile please: India airport cops to go grumpy

NEW DELHI: Armed police at Indian airports have been told to cut down on smiling, with officials blaming the 2001 US terror attacks partly on an excessive focus on friendliness, local media reported yesterday. The Central Industrial Security Force, in charge of aviation safety, will move from a “broad smile system” to a “sufficient smile […]

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