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Father Kills Daughter In The Name Of ‘Honour’ In India

Father Kills Daughter In The Name Of ‘Honour’ In India

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The victim's mother informed the police and got her husband arrested Badaun (Uttar Pradesh): A 17-year-old girl was allegedly shot dead by her father to save the 'family's honour' when she tried to elope with her boyfriend. The accused father is a farmer. He caught his daughter leaving with a youth on Monday night and tried to stop her. Then in a fit of rage, he shot her down with a country-made pistol as she refused to obey him. The incident took place in Paroli village under the Bilsi police circle. The victim's mother informed the police and got her husband arrested. Bilsi circle officer, Aniruddha Singh, said, "The man killed his daughter to save the family's honour. He has been arrested on his wife's complaint. In fact, she was a witness to the cr...
Pakistan Blocks TikTok Again Over ‘Inappropriate Content’

Pakistan Blocks TikTok Again Over ‘Inappropriate Content’

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The app has a huge fan base in Pakistan, where many people use it to market and sell goods online. The popular TikTok video-sharing app was blocked Wednesday in Pakistan for a fourth time because of "inappropriate content", the country's telecommunication regulator said. The site has fought a series of legal battles with activists and authorities in the nation, and was shut down for two days earlier this month on the order of a provincial court. Freedom of speech advocates have long criticised creeping government censorship and control of Pakistan's internet and media. "The action has been taken due to continuous presence of inappropriate content on the platform and its failure to take such content down," the telecoms authority said in a statement. A local TikTok rep...
Alvir Airways To Promote Tourism In Pakistan

Alvir Airways To Promote Tourism In Pakistan

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It will be the fourth airline in the country's private sector after Airblue, SereneAir and AirSial. Another airline in Pakistan's private sector will start its domestic operations soon to promote tourism in the country, Khaleej Times has learnt. Alvir Airways will be the fourth airline in the private sector after Airblue, SereneAir and AirSial, after it secured a tourism promotion and regional integration (TPRI) licence for a five-year period until June 2026. “The licence has been issued in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to promote tourism and regional connectivity,” according to a statement issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. In line with the vision of Hon. PM, to promote tourism and regional connectivity, PCAA has approved the issuance
Flydubai Cuts Boeing 737 MAX Order By 65 Aircraft

Flydubai Cuts Boeing 737 MAX Order By 65 Aircraft

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The changes to flydubai’s aircraft order follow a review of its fleet plans in line with the airline’s strategy of rebuilding the travel sector following the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing dynamics of the airline’s route structure. Budget carrier flydubai on Wednesday said it had reduced its Boeing 737 MAX order by 65 aircraft. “Flydubai has reached an agreement with Boeing and the airline has adjusted its aircraft orders which had been placed in 2013 and 2017. Flydubai will revise down the total number of aircraft it will receive by 65 aircraft to 172,” the Dubai-based airline said in a statement to Khaleej Times. The changes to flydubai’s aircraft order follow a review of its fleet plans in line with the airline’s strategy of rebuilding the travel sector following
Emirates Airline Postpones Flight Resumption To India, Pakistan Until July 21

Emirates Airline Postpones Flight Resumption To India, Pakistan Until July 21

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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh services also impacted by latest delay Dubai: Emirates airline said flights from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will remain suspended until July 21. Passengers who have connected through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE, said the airline on its website. UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas and members of diplomatic missions who comply with updated COVID-19 protocols, are exempt and may be accepted for travel. "Our contact centres are experiencing a greater volume of calls than anticipated. If your call is not related to travel within the next 48 hours, please consider calling back later," said Emirates. High traffic Emirates al...
Passenger Flights From South Africa, Nigeria Suspended Until At Least July 21: Emirates

Passenger Flights From South Africa, Nigeria Suspended Until At Least July 21: Emirates

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The extension is in line with government directives. Dubai-based airline Emirates has extended the suspension on flights to and from South Africa and Nigeria until July 21. In a statement on its website, the airline said the extension is in line with government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from these two countries into the UAE. "Only one daily passenger flight to Johannesburg will operate as EK763. However, outbound passenger services on EK764 remain suspended," the airline said. "Customers who have been to or connected through South Africa or Nigeria in the last 14 days will not be permitted on any Emirates flights bound for Dubai," the carrier added. On Monday, the airline had also extended the suspension on inbound passenger flights
Doyen Of Ayurveda Dr P.K. Warrier Dies At 100

Doyen Of Ayurveda Dr P.K. Warrier Dies At 100

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Dr Warrier was the chief physician of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in Kerala. The doyen of Ayurveda and managing trustee of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (KAS), Dr P K Warrier, passed away in Kottakkal, Kerala on Saturday, family sources said. He was 100. KAS sources said Dr Warrier breathed his last around noon. In his lifetime spanning a century, he treated tens of thousands of patients from across the globe. His patients included former presidents and prime ministers.. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Chief Minister Pinararyi Vijayan and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly M B Rajesh condoled the death of the “patriarch” of Ayurvedic medicine. The Governor said, “As a physician, he was committed to the scientific pursuit of Ayurveda. He will be remembered for his ma
Euro 2020 Final: Etihad Offers Free Flights For Four Years; Here’s How You Can Win

Euro 2020 Final: Etihad Offers Free Flights For Four Years; Here’s How You Can Win

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All you have to do is watch an advt and tweet. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has announced a special offer for all the fans watching the Euro 2020 final today. As England take on Italy at the Wembley Stadium in the UK, 16 lucky winners will get a chance to win free flights. All they have to do is tweet every time they see a travel advertisement. "Watching the final on 11 July? Any time you spot a travel advert between 7pm and 11pm (BST), tweet #EtihadFreeFlights for your chance to win free flights for you and a friend for four years," Etihad said on its website. "It can be any type of advert, including TV commercials or pitch-side displays, and you can nominate one person to take with you," the airline added. The airline has also urged participants to tag the person they would...
Eid Al Adha: Zul Hijjah Moon Unlikely To Be Seen Today

Eid Al Adha: Zul Hijjah Moon Unlikely To Be Seen Today

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Anyone who spots the moon with the naked eye or through binoculars is urged to inform the nearest court and record their testimony. The Saudi Arabia supreme court has urged Muslims in the Kingdom to try to sight the crescent marking the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah on Friday, July 9. Anyone who spots the moon with the naked eye or through binoculars is urged to inform the nearest court and record their testimony, the Saudi Press Agency said. However, the crescent is unlikely to be seen today. According to Ibrahim Al Jarwan, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, the moon of the month of Dhul Hijjah is expected to be born on Saturday, July 10 at 05:17am and will stay on the horizon for approximately 34 minutes after sunset. Last month, En
Covid-19: Pfizer-BioNTech To Seek Authorisation For 3rd Booster Shot

Covid-19: Pfizer-BioNTech To Seek Authorisation For 3rd Booster Shot

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The companies said that they believe that a third dose may be needed within six to 12 months after full vaccination Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday they would seek regulatory authorisation for a third dose of their Covid-19 vaccine. It comes after initial data from an ongoing trial showed a third shot pushed antibody levels five to 10 times higher against the original coronavirus strain and the Beta variant, first found in South Africa, compared to the first two doses alone, according to a statement. "The companies expect to publish more definitive data soon as well as in a peer-reviewed journal and plan to submit the data to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), EMA (European Medicines Agency) and other regulatory authorities in the coming weeks," the statemen...