Imran Khan’s judicial remand extended till Sept 13 in cipher case

A special court, recently established to hear cases filed under the Official Sec­rets Act, extended the judicial remand of PTI Chairman Imran Khan till September 13 on Wednesday, his lawyer confirmed

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Suspects back in court over Singapore's swoop on major money laundering ring

Ten foreigners accused of involvement in a major money laundering operation in Singapore were set to appear in court on Wednesday, some facing new charges as the city-state seek to widen its net in one of its most high-profile crime cases

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Lion escapes into heavy traffic in Karachi

An adult lion escaped from a private vehicle amidst heavy traffic in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, causing panic for two hours before it was recaptured, police said

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India bins China putting parts of its territory in map

India yesterday termed "absurd" China's claim over the Arunachal Pradesh in the eastern Himalayas and the Aksai Chin region in the western Himalayas as part of its territory

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Imran’s graft conviction suspended

A Pakistani court yesterday suspended former prime minister Imran Khan’s recent conviction on corruption charges, his lawyer Naeem Panjutha said, but it will not lead to his release as a judge has ordered his detention in the cipher case.

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Imran’s Toshakhana sentence suspended but detention to continue

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s three-year sentence in the Toshakhana case

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Chinese county offers ‘cash reward’ for couples if bride is aged 25 or younger

A county in eastern China is offering couples a "reward" of 1,000 yuan if the bride is aged 25 or younger, the latest measure to incentivise young people to get married amid rising concern over a declining birth rate

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Bombs kill two in Thailand: governor

A series of bomb attacks in Thailand's insurgency-hit far south killed two people and wounded four others, a senior local official told AFP on Tuesday

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Toyota to halt operations at all Japan assembly plants due to system failure

Toyota Motor Corp will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan from Tuesday afternoon due to a malfunction with its production system, it said, likely bringing domestic output to a standstill for the world's top automaker

Pak court drops Imran’s sedition case

A Pakistani court yesterday quashed a sedition case against former prime minister Imran Khan, a relief for the embattled leader whose appeal against conviction in a separate corruption case will be decided on by a high court today.

Imran Khan discharged from murder charges: lawyer

A Pakistani court on Monday dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his lawyer said

Missing Cypher Case: Imran admits to misplacing confidential cable

Jailed former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan admitted to misplacing a confidential diplomatic cable as he was interrogated by Pakistan’s top investigative agency at the Attock Jail in a case filed under the Official Secrets Act for wrongful use of the classified document, according to media reports yesterday.

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ISRO shares Chandrayaan-3 rover’s observations of Moon soil

Three days after successfully landing its lander module on the moon, India’s space agency today shared Chandrayaan-3 rover’s observations of the lunar soil in the south pole and its temperature variation up to 10cm beneath the surface, for the first time in the history of world space science

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India's sun mission to be launched in first week of Sept

India's space agency's Chairman S Somanath has said the country's first sun observatory will be ready for launch in the first week of September

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Outrage in India after teacher asks students to slap Muslim boy

Indian authorities yesterday vowed to take action after a primary school teacher ordered her pupils to take turns slapping a Muslim classmate, with footage of the incident stoking outrage online.

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It’s a model for aspiring space powers: Modi

India’s budget Moon landing is a model for other countries aspiring to develop their own space programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday while praising the scientists behind the successful mission.

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India to send robot to space in October

India today said it will send a robot to space for a trial run in the run-up to its first human space mission

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India's Moon mission a model for aspiring space powers: Modi

India's budget Moon landing is a model for other countries aspiring to develop their own space programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday while praising the scientists behind the successful mission.

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S$1b money laundering case: CEA probing property agents

The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) is investigating property agents who might have facilitated property transactions relating to Singapore's recent money laundering case that involved about $1 billion in assets

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Taiwan reports combat drone as China military activities continue

Taiwan's defence ministry said on Saturday morning that over the past 24 hours it had detected 20 Chinese air force planes entering the island's air defence zone, including a combat drone the flew along Taiwan's Pacific east coast.

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Myanmar plans to curb rice exports

Myanmar is planning to temporarily restrict rice exports to control rising domestic prices, an official of its rice industry body said yesterday, joining India, the world’s biggest shipper of the staple amid tightening world supplies.

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