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Law & Order:

  • Lahore bombed:
    LAHORE: At least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed and more than 60 others injured in a powerful suicide blast in front of the old fruit and vegetable market near the Arfa Software Technology Park on Ferozepur Road on Monday. (
  • Terror preys on ‘headless’ Punjab Police:
    LAHORE – The government has failed to appoint inspector general of police (IGP) on permanent basis in the Punjab province amid growing political tension. (



  • Regional maritime cooperation:
    The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium, simply speaking, is a maritime forum set up for the express purpose of enhancing collaboration in terms of collective security between states whose shores, inclusive of permanently held territories, are washed by the Indian Ocean as well as those which have a visible stake in its future. (
  • Nuanced discourse on CPEC:
    The zeitgeist of the present age is globalisation which has shrunk the world into a small village via the onslaught of means of information and technology. The phenomenon of globalisation, unleashed in the post-cold war era, has holistically changed the matrix of world politics. Where it has significantly impacted states in their social and political spheres, there it has phenomenally influenced states’ interaction with one another in economic spheres. Given that, in the globalised world and a free market, the more a state is economically well-connected, the more efficiently it can cope with vicissitudes of globalisation. (


  • Japan marks three years to Tokyo Olympics 2020 as issues linger:
    TOKYO: Japan Monday marked three years before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with celebrations and fanfare – even as organisers struggle to contain soaring costs and restore credibility. Japanese celebrities and athletes dressed in bright kimonos gathered for the launch of a remake of a popular 1964 Tokyo Olympics song, as organisers promised to turn the 2020 Games into the biggest “natsu matsuri” (summer festival) ever. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, clad in a white traditional Japanese “happi” coat, attended a flag ceremony at city hall “We have only three years left,” Koike said at the evening event at which cutting-edge projection mapping illustrating Tokyo was shown. (
  • Manchester United edge out Real Madrid on penalty kicks:
    SANTA CLARA: Jose Mourinho has challenged Anthony Martial to produce the goods on a more consistent basis after the Manchester United frontman caught the eye against Real Madrid. Martial produced a scintillating weaving run to set up Jesse Lingard’s opening goal in United’s 1-1 draw against Real in the International Champions Cup at Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, albeit the French international blazed over from the spot in the penalty shootout that followed the draw. The 21-year-old shone during his impressive debut campaign at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal two years ago, yet struggled under Mourinho last season – prompting speculation that he could be on the move this summer. (
  • Aussie players reportedly mull Bangladesh boycott:
    SYDNEY – Australia’s senior players have voted to boycott next month’s tour of Bangladesh unless their long-running pay dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) is settled before they leave, reports said Monday. (
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