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The Irani Aviator And His Flying Machine

The Irani doctor of Dahanu and his flying machine Dr. Behramshah Mazda, MBBS, was on the phone. Talking to me from Dahanu. Hometown of the Zoroastrian Iranis. About 120-km from Mumbai by road. I was speaking to him after years. But I could picture him easily. A burly, blustery Irani. Trusted in Dahanu for decades as the go-to doctor. Everybody knows him. And for reasons other than his bedside manner and healing touch. Posted by Mark Manuel on Facebook I was writing about the Dahanu Thermal Power...
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Saklatvala Mausoleum in New York

An email from my friend Kersi Shroff tipped me off on what turned out to be a great treasure hunt in search of the Saklatvala Mausoleum in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in New York City. Kersi writes… The Woodlawn Cemetery has cuneiform inscription on the tomb of the then well-known Phirozshah Saklatvalla, whose mother was the sister of Jamshedi Nusserwanji Tata. Phirozshah became a U.S. Citizen in 1904, making him one of the earliest non-whites to be granted citizenship. Prof. John ...
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Pakistan issues ‘final warning’ to TikTok and blocks Bigo app over ‘immoral, obscene, and vulgar content’

TikTok has come under fire in yet another country. Pakistan has blocked Bigo Live streaming app and issued “final warning” to ByteDance’s TikTok over “immoral, obscene, and vulgar content” on the apps. The nation’s telecom authority said it had received a number of complaints from various segments of the society over the nature of videos that circulate on Bigo and ByteDance’s app and how it is impacting “society in general and youth in particular.” Pakistan Telecommunications Authority s...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Beijing, United States, Pakistan, State, KARACHI, Khalid, PTA, Peca, Mike Pompeo, Bytedance, Bigo


'If they need me, I will rejoin': Taliban prisoners freed by Kabul stand ready to rejoin the fight

More than three years inside Afghanistan's most secure prison have done little to weaken Sher Agha Muhammad Khan's links to the Taliban. When the 33-year-old was freed last month in a prisoner swap, one of the first things he did was visit his former militant commander. “I was warmly welcomed, got some financial support and the Taliban promised us that due to my sacrifices, they would give me agricultural land,” he told the Telegraph last week by telephone. His capture, a brutal interrog...
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Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal

Pakistan's national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company's spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on board resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority. The government later fired five officials of...
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Pakistani PM says 'no doubt' that India was behind stock exchange attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament on Tuesday he had no doubt that India was behind an attack on the stock exchange building in the southern city of Karachi. Four gunmen armed with grenades attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed the attackers. "There is no doubt that India is behind the attack," Khan said in his address to parliament - a charge that India had denied a day earlier.
Tags: News, India, Imran Khan, Khan, KARACHI, Pakistan Stock Exchange


Pakistan Stock Exchange Attack in Karachi Leaves Several Dead

Police and paramilitary forces surrounded the exchange in Karachi during an hourlong firefight in which at least three security officers and four attackers were killed.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Terrorism, Murders, KARACHI, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Karachi (Pakistan


Multiple fatalities after attack on Pakistan's largest stock exchange

At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday.
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Pakistan attack: Deadly raid on stock exchange in Karachi

Four armed men storm the financial hub in Karachi, killing three people before being shot dead.
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At Least 3 Dead After Gunmen Attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

Gunmen attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police.
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Multiple people dead after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange

At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday.
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Gunmen raided Pakistan's largest stock exchange, killing at least 3 people before police shot them dead, officials say

The raid took place on Monday at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in the city of Karachi. It is not yet clear who is responsible.
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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, seven killed: police

Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday killing two guards and a policeman before security forces killed all four of the attackers, police said. Separatist insurgents from Balochistan province - the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) - claimed responsibility in a post on Twitter but Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the claim and spokesmen for the group were not available for comment. "We locked ourselves in our offices," Asad Javed, who...
Tags: News, Reuters, KARACHI, Balochistan, Pakistan Stock Exchange, Baloch Liberation Army BLA, Asad Javed


Pakistan attack: 'Gunmen killed' in raid on stock exchange in Karachi

Armed men storm the financial hub in Karachi, killing at least two before police shoot them dead.
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Gunmen Wage a Deadly Battle at Pakistan’s Stock Exchange in Karachi

Police and paramilitary forces surrounded the exchange during an hourlong firefight in which at least four security officers and four attackers were reported to have been killed.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Terrorism, Stock Exchange, Murders, KARACHI, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Karachi (Pakistan


Multiple people dead after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday.
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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi

Gunmen attack the stock exchange in Karachi, with local media reporting a number of people killed or wounded.
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Gunmen Storm Pakistan’s Stock Exchange, Killing at Least 2

Police and paramilitary forces surrounded the exchange in Karachi during an hourlong gun battle, and four attackers were reported to have been killed.
Tags: News, Pakistan, Terrorism, Murders, KARACHI, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Karachi (Pakistan, Stock Exchange Killing at Least


Pakistani police: Gunmen attack stock exchange in Karachi

Pakistani police say an unknown number of gunmen have attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in the southern port city of Karachi, the country's financial centre. Rizwan Ahmend, a police official at the scene of the attack says gunmen opened fire at the entrance and have entered the stock exchange grounds. Inside the stock exchange, broker Yaqub Memon says he and others are huddled inside their offices.
Tags: News, Pakistan, KARACHI, Rizwan Ahmend, Yaqub Memon


Pakistan stock exchange: Four killed as gunmen storm Karachi financial centre

Gunmen in Pakistan have stormed the stock exchange building of the country's financial hub Karachi, with at least four people killed, police say.An official said the attackers opened fire at the entrance and have now entered the stock exchange's grounds.
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Pakistan stock exchange attacked by armed men

Police say four gunmen have been killed during attack on building in KarachiGunmen have attacked the Pakistan stock exchange building in the city of Karachi and four assailants have been killed, police have said.The gunmen attacked the building with grenades and guns on Monday morning, media reported. The building is in a high-security zone and also houses the head offices of many private banks. Continue reading...
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Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, six killed: police

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday but security forces soon killed them all, police said. The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters. Pakistan has long been plagued by Islamist militant violence but attacks have become less frequent in recent years.
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Pakistan's national airline has grounded 150 pilots after an investigation into the Karachi crash highlighted exam cheating and fake flying licenses

An inquiry into a crash in Karachi last month in which 97 people were killed pointed to the pilots not following procedures.
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Pakistan national airline grounds third of pilots over 'dubious' licences

Pakistan's national airline will ground a third of its pilots on suspicion they hold “dubious” licences and flying certificates. The move was announced after air accident investigators blamed a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot for last month's crash in Karachi which killed 99 people. A government minister said the crew were over confident and distracted by a conversation about coronavirus when the PIA Airbus A320 crashed on May 22. PIA was highly placed among world airlines un...
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Pakistan to ground 150 pilots for cheating to get licenses

Pakistan’s state-run airline said Thursday it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licenses by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month’s crash that killed 97 people in Karachi. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, did not give additional details about the alleged cheating but said a process to fire the pilots had been initiated. Alarmed over the situation, the International Air Transport Association said ...
Tags: News, Pakistan, KARACHI, Pakistan International Airlines, International Air Transport Association, Abdullah Hafeez


Pakistan finds 'human error' in deadly Karachi plane crash

Pakistan's aviation minister said Wednesday that “human error" on the part of the pilot, the co-pilot and air traffic control caused last month's Pakistan International Airlines crash in the port city of Karachi that killed 97 people. The announcement shed new light on the tragedy after Pakistani investigators earlier said only that the crash resulted from engine failure. It also revealed previously unconfirmed details, including that the plane had made a failed attempt at landing during which...
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Pakistan plane crashed after pilots distracted by coronavirus fears

Preliminary report finds ‘human error’ – including failing to put the wheels down – to blame for crash that killed 98 people in KarachiThe pilots of a plane that crashed last month in Pakistan, killing 98 people, were pre-occupied by the coronavirus crisis and tried to land with the aircraft’s wheels still up, according to initial official reports.The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed into a crowded residential area on 22 May after both engines failed as it approached Karachi a...
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Imran Farooq: several convicted over murder of Pakistani exile in London

Pakistani court gives MQM party members life sentences for stabbing political rival in 2010A Pakistani court has convicted several men over the murder of a prominent exiled politician in north London 10 years ago.Dr Imran Farooq, 50, was repeatedly stabbed and bludgeoned with a house brick in Edgware as he returned home from work on 16 September 2010. The killing of Farooq, a founding member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), sparked rioting in his native city of Karachi. Continue reading...
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China and India Just Fought a Weird, Bloody Battle at 14,000 Feet. Why?

KARACHI—The battle raged for hours between two nuclear powers on Monday, fought in a contested valley high in the legendary Karakoram mountain range. But the weapons used were as primitive as they were brutal: iron rods wrapped in barbed wire, bare fists, and anything that came to hand. When it was over, India counted 20 of its soldiers dead, some of them forced into a river. China acknowledged the clash, but gave no casualty count or details.JFK Stopped a China-India War. Can Trump? The Nuclear...
Tags: News, Washington, China, India, Narendra Modi, Barack Obama, Bbc, Beijing, United States, Taliban, Karakoram, Pakistan, Himalayas, Dalai Lama, Jfk, Donald Trump


Karachi affair: Six men sentenced to prison over arms deal

Ex-French officials are given jail terms over an arms deal scandal involving almost €2m in kickbacks.
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