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Cabinet of new Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in

The cabinet of Pakistan’s new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi oath on Friday with media reports that Khawaja Asif was appointed full-time prime minister from abroad 2013.

President Mamnoon Hussain took the oath to new members at a ceremony at the President’s House in Islamabad.

The new Council of Ministers has retained many familiar faces, some of the new leaders were included as ministers and ministers of state.

There was some confusion as to the size of the cabinet, while the PTV state said it included 28 ministers and 18 ministers, while Geo TV reported that 28 ministers and 19 ministers were sworn in.

There is still no official announcement in the portfolios.

According to press reports, the portfolios of several ministers of Nawaz Sharif’s previous dispensation have changed.

Khawaja Asif was reportedly appointed full-time prime minister from abroad in 2013, when the Pakistan Muslim-Nawaz League party came to power.

Asif had the double burden of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Water and Energy in the previous government.

Ahsan Iqbal was appointed Minister of the Interior and former Commerce Minister Dastigir Khurrum Khan received the Defense portfolio.

However, the powerful former Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan was excluded from the new cabinet when he refused to join because of differences with the party leadership, according to reports.

Ishaq Dar has kept the Finance portfolio, despite orders from the Supreme Court to save corruption cases against him.

Daniyal Aziz, Talal Chaudhry Arshad Leghari and Junaid Anwar Chaudhry were among the new faces to take the oath.

Two days ago, Prime Minister Abbasi had delayed the formation of the cabinet after meeting Sharif in Murree’s residence of the expelled prime minister.

Sharif remained in Murree since leaving the official residence earlier this week after the Supreme Court disqualified in the Panama documents scandal.

The transition to the new cabinet took exactly seven days since Sharif’s fall on July 28.

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MPs are locked out of their email accounts after hackers tried to guess their passwords

MPs are locked out of their email accounts after hackers tried to guess their passwords

MPs are locked out of their email accounts after hackers tried to guess their passwords

The British Parliament blocked MPs and peers out of their own email accounts after the hackers tried to guess their passwords and gain access.

The House of Commons issued two statements confirming the attack and lockout of the accounts over the weekend, and we saw the attack reported by the BBC.

The attack took place on Saturday and some MPs could not access emails all weekend from anywhere outside of Westminster.

Pirated pirates have attempted a “brute force” attack, where they try to guess passwords by mistake and error. The lower your password, the easier it is to enter your account.

On Saturday, a parliamentary spokesman said the IT team had discovered “unauthorized access attempts to users of the parliamentary network” and blocked remote access as a precautionary measure. To be clear: it was not pirates who blocked MPs out of their accounts.

The problem could affect anyone with emails on the domain. Although this affects the electoral addresses of the riding for Prime Minister and cabinet ministers, they are conducting more sensitive ministerial affairs on the domain, sources told Sky News.

On Sunday, the House of Commons press office issued an updated statement indicating that the attack had affected less than 90 e-mail accounts. The IT team is still investigating whether the pirates have access to something useful, but both Houses of Parliament will meet as usual today.

The press office blamed the few compromised accounts on “weak passwords that do not comply with guidance” by the Parliament’s IT services.

The National Cyber ​​Security Center, set up to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from attacks, is also involved. He said in a statement: “The NCSC is aware of an incident and works 24 hours a day with the British parliamentary digital security team to understand what happened and advise on the necessary mitigation measures.”

Some MPs still can not access their emails remotely. Politician Plaid Cymru, Hywel Williams, said he was not able to read messages, instead of accessing a “blank screen”. He added that he had been told “no information has been stolen”.

The British security services believe that another state could be behind the attack, such as Russia, according to The Sunday Times. But a security source also said it was difficult to attribute the attack to a single culprit.

Some MPs also told the paper that they were worried about the prospect of blackmail if the pirates managed to access the accounts of politicians.

But other MPs have shed light on Twitter. Labor MP Wes Streeting wrote: “I’m not sure what they expected to find: 38-degree messages, newspaper demands and MPs bragging about committee elections.”

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Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims in Kashmir to ‘repudiate oppressors’

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims in Kashmir to 'repudiate oppressors'

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Muslims in Kashmir to ‘repudiate oppressors’

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, arrived at the bombings in Bahrain, Yemen, Kashmir, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, saying that the Muslim world must “express its contempt against the oppressors.” Khamenei made the comments during the Eid ul-Fitr prayers at the Great Musha in Tehran.
While this is not a verified Twitter account, Iranian online news aggregator Ahlulbayt news agency (ABNA) says the Iranian leader to statements.

The website associated with the account,, says Khamenei advised Muslim countries to take a clear position on issues in the Muslim world, even if it causes “arrogant individuals dissatisfaction.”

His speech focused on blood booming during the holy month, “Islamic nations are covered in wounds: conflicts in Yemen, Bahrain, problems in all Islamic countries, are major injuries in the body of Islam.

The world of Islam must explicitly support the people of Yemen and express their disdain against the oppressors who attacked the people in a horrible way during the month of Ramadan. ”

As for Kashmir, he continued: “It is the same for the people of Bahrain and Kashmir our people can support this great movement in the world of Islam.

Just as we express our position explicitly against enemies and adversaries, the world of Islam – especially the elites within it – must follow this path and take a position of pleasing God at all, even if it causes discontent in front arrogant. ”

As News18 reports, Khamenei’s comments come at an opportune moment. These comments come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC.

Trump sees Iran under the present government under Hassan Rouhani as opposed to the interests of the United States. “Rouhani also openly denounced the Trump administration.The resurgence of riots in the valley also adds to the inflammatory nature of these comments.

This is not the first time that Khamenei referred to the Kashmir issue. In May 1990, it was reported on their website: “Look at how everyone in the Muslim community there is treated much harder than others.

Kashmir is a contemporary example of this. Muslims to talk about their rights. Anyone who is informed that Kashmir crossroads, knows that Kashmiri Muslims express only truth and justice.

Those who have the Calient an unjust cause. Those who attack are those who do the wrong action. Unfortunately, the world is watching all this cool. “

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Syed Salahuddin being named ‘global terrorist’ by US is 25 years too late: Hizbul Mujahideen has long breached India

Syed Salahuddin being named 'global terrorist' by US is 25 years too late: Hizbul Mujahideen has long breached India

Syed Salahuddin being named ‘global terrorist’ by US is 25 years too late: Hizbul Mujahideen has long breached India

An audio recording appeared in Kashmir where three militants taking part in a meeting in Kakapora last week told a worker on the ground that they did not want the Pakistani flag at their funeral. Apparently it was just before the forces fell into the house, killing three.

This recording is one more among the many flaws in the current very worrisome Kashmiri winds that indicate that the United States moved to the top of the list of Hizb-ul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin, as a “global terrorist”, that is, is Like closing the stable door after the horse has escaped.

Without a doubt, the announcement of the United States is a good initiative. The point was that he was a useful spin as if he had arrived there a quarter of a century, when the salahuddin hale successfully transformed Hizbulin backpack Pakistan in Kashmir.

At this point, Salahuddin struggling to maintain its relevance among young Hizbul operators in the valley.

The flavor of the day is Zakir ‘Musa’, which is now associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban a new group called Kashmir since it was withdrawn from Hizbul last month. Musa was named “commander” Hizbul after Burhan Wani, a month after he died in June last year.

Salahuddin was almost certainly no more than rubber stamp to soften. These decisions are made by the brass ISI.

The ground moved very quickly on the ground, however, away from Pakistan. Most children and their teenage activist fans seem to be rooted Musa. For many of them, it really means sacking Pakistan by the kind of the most radical Panislamism.

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed SalahudFile the image of Hizbul leader Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin. Nouvelles18
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The fact is that the US Has allowed his Secretary of State, Robin Raphel, to act as hoarse cheerleader of Kashmir militancy in 1993-1994, when he ruled the Hizbul refuge at the corner of Kashmir under the command of Salahuddin.

This is Syed Ali Shah Geelani who dispatched the Hizbul Salahuddin to take control in March 1990. Geelani had reached an agreement with ISI and Pakistan-Jamaica Islamic leadership in Kathmandu in January 1990.

The United States was undoubtedly aware of what was happening. The US researcher Robert Wirsing respected reveals in a 1994 book that the creation of Pakistan had decided earlier this month (January 1990) at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to abandon JKLF focused on independence in favor of Islamists and Pro Hizbulisme Pakistan.

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Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157

Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157

Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157

LAHORE: Eid celebrations in Pakistan are now overshadowed by the terrible explosion of a tanker, while the death toll in the devastating fire rises to 157 families in a hurry to hospitals to demand the bodies of their relatives, most Of which were carbonized beyond recognition.

The sullen tragedy struck yesterday Pakistan’s Punjab province just a day before the Eid celebration when a cistern carrying 40,000 liters of gas overturned and exploded when hundreds of villagers had gathered to collect fuel on the freeway in Ahmedpur Sharqia, Of Bahawalpur District, about 400 km from Lahore.

Instead of celebrating the Eid, many relatives of the victims waited for the district hospitals to claim the bodies, most of which were burned beyond recognition and will only be identified by DNA testing.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was in London to celebrate the Eid with his family, interrupted his visit and arrived this morning to visit the victims.
The tanker was heading from Karachi to Lahore when its tire burst and the driver lost control, breaking the truck on the road.

Hundreds of people from a nearby village ignored warnings to stay away from the overturned cistern and went to the place to retrieve the spilled fuel.
Minutes later, the tank truck exploded, encompassing the crowd, as well as dozens of other vehicles in a huge fireball.

It is believed to be a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that have run into the active fuel scene, Dawn reported.

The death toll in the blast has reached 157. A doctor at Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur in southern Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at the Multan hospital where some 50 seriously injured were taken, many suffered burns Heavy.
A high-level rescue official in the area said the death toll could rise as dozens remain critically ill.

The charred wreck motorcycles and cars could be scattered view of the road, with cooking utensils, pots, water coolers, jarrettes and buckets that the victims had taken to collect gasoline.

Firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after fire and rescue operations began.

Firefighters fought the flames for more than two hours to extinguish the fire.
The army chief, General Javed Qamar Bajwa, ordered the army to assist the civilian administration in the rescue efforts.

Army helicopters were used to transport the wounded to the hospital from Bahawalpur Nishtar in Multan.

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The PM’s office said the Punjab province government was ordered to provide medical care.

“Prime Minister Sharif expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of human lives in the unfortunate accident of oil tanker Ahmad Pur Sharqia, Bahawalpur,” the statement said.

Punjab’s chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif, announced Rs 2 million for the death and Rs 1 million for the wounded.

The oil tragedy comes about two years after 62 people, including women and children, were killed in a fire after a trainer collided with a tanker traveling on the wrong side of the road, just outside Karachi.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Mongolians vote for a new president on Monday in a race that faces a horse salesman against a former judo star and an anxious nationalist to tap the country’s mineral wealth with no outlet to the sea.

The three candidates seeking to succeed Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Democratic Party that has served for a maximum of two four-year terms. Although 3 million to the nation was a democratic oasis of stability since the end of the communist regime there almost three decades, politics has increasingly spread in an economic crisis and accusations of corruption among the class leader.

Parliament Speaker and Horse Dealer Miyegombo Enkhbold represents the Mongolian People’s Party, which won a landslide victory in last year’s parliamentary elections.

Judo champion and business magnate Khaltmaa Batulgaa faces the Democratic Party, with the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party Sainkhuu Ganbaatar completing the field.

It is not known whether Ganbaatar will be eligible to run behind a video was published by him accepting a campaign donation from a South Korean citizen.
Between Russia and China, Mongolia is rich in resources it has faced the financial turmoil and the growing momentum of China’s economic and political influence competing with its ties to the democratic West, particularly the United States.

“This election seems orchestrated from the outset, with the nomination of the candidates in a very strange way,” said Sumati Luvsandendev, director of the Mongolian liberal ideas laboratory at the Sant Maral Foundation. “I’ve never seen an election that way.”

Enkhbold, campaigning under the motto “National Unity; Pride of Mongolia” is widely regarded as the representation of stability at a time in Mongolia shows tentative signs of recovery from the economic crisis caused by a dramatic decline in world prices of products.

That was tarnished by allegations of corruption, however. Last month, a soundtrack was released to the public, allegedly a 90-minute conversation between Enkhbold’s 2014 and two party officials who discussed the amount of $ 25 million to redesign government seats.

Batulgaa campaign on a “first Mongolia” policy, borrowing the language of US President Donald Trump. His promises manifested “a patriotic president” seeking “equal cooperation” with neighbors such as China, who has criticized in the past.

His company, “Genco” is one of the largest in Mongolia, with companies such as hotels, media, banks, liquors, horse meat and complex theme of Genghis Khan. He was also Minister of Agriculture from 2012 to 2014 and former deputy and president of the Judo Association of Mongolia.

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Kochi Metro’s transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

Kochi Metro's transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

Kochi Metro’s transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

The appointment of 23 transsexuals gave Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) advertising worldwide. Although various agencies and international media have described as an innovative initiative, advertising confuses ironically miseries of the sexual minority.

While some transgender people who lived in the state hiding their true sexual identity, they had to leave their homes and are struggling to find a housing alternative in the city.

Many of those involved also work hard to continue with the service due to lack of accommodation.

Amruta, who was appointed to the KMRL cleaning service at Aluva station, took an extended leave three days after she joined the service because she could not find a place to sleep near Aluva. She left in a box in Ernakulam del Sur, which is 19 km from Aluva, paying Rs 400 per day.
“I can not afford it because the KMRL gives us only Rs 9400 per month as a salary. I am not able to take a part-time job to supplement my income while my shift always changes every week,” says Amruta, who lived with her mother in a Rented house in a village on the outskirts of town, hiding his true identity before he was appointed to the KMRL.

Amruta wore a shirt and pants when he was at home because he did not want his sick mother suffering humiliation. But working on KMRL changed his life for the worse. She was forced to leave the house after the premises recognized her true identity of media reports and advertising KMRL.

It is not only the destiny of Amruta. So far, 11 of the 23 transgender designated by the KMRL left office. While two were not seals, nine left after working for a few days.

The first subway section for Aluva Palarivattom was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17

The transgenderers were delighted when they received the designation. But their joy lasted little, after finding that they could not find a place to sleep in the city. Faizu, who tried to continue his work, said that he is still in charge of Rs600 a field day.

“I tried to rent a house with some of my friends since I had an appointment. But we were rejected everywhere.

Everyone we dealt with was apologized saying that neighbors would create problems. Most think we are looking for room for prostitution, “Faizu said.

She said that most Firstpost people in service are also facing a problem. Some of them stay in country houses that pay 400 rupees to Rs.600 daily. “It brought us to the attention of the KMRL authorities but pleaded impotence,” he added.

KMRL CEO Elias George was not available for comment. However, CR Reshmi, a spokeswoman for the KMRL, said the company was not able to provide accommodation for transsexuals as they were named under a contract awarded to Kudumbasree a mission to fight against poverty for women.

“We have 628 Kudumbasree members working on different wings of KMRL.If we pay special attention to TG, these women also claim that they are going.It will not be possible to provide accommodation for everyone. They are not an employer, but a facilitator,” Reshmi said at Firstpost.


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Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

The inhabitants of Mosul Iraqi city held its first Muslim Eid festival without the Islamic state in the year after Sunday militants were expelled from most of the city and relied on that battle to recover the rest of the area Would end soon.

The children gathered in the square on the east side of the city. Some were playing on old swings and others with guns and toy weapons, which were among the toys licensed by militants in the Islamic state after taking control of the city in June 2014.

The activists established an extreme version of Islam, which combines toys with a face like dolls, with idolatry.

Young people are encouraged to train in weapons and change the text to reflect their military ideology. Children were invited to add bombs or bullets in math exercises.

Eid’s prayers were allowed under the Islamic state, but the feasts were not.
But for many, Eid Sunday’s celebration is overshadowed by the destruction of its historic minaret backed by activists Wednesday and the fear of thousands of civilians trapped in the old town in western Mosul, always under control of the Islamic state.

“It’s not going to be a real Eid before going home,” said a 60-year-old man, moved from the west side of town, across the Tigris where the fighting continues.
Some expressed their grief over the destruction of the mosque of Nuri al-Grand, at the age of 850 years, and its minaret tilted 150 feet (45 meters).

“Eid is not the same,” said a man who refused to give his name out of fear is still present even if Iraqi forces evicted insurgents from the eastern part of the city months ago.

Iraqi forces seized the eastern side of the Islamic state in January, after 100 days of fighting, and began attacking the west side in February. Activists are besieged in the ancient city of Mosul.

The Islamic State has responded with a series of suicide bombings in Hay al-Tanak, a poor neighborhood in the west of the old city.

“Security forces blocked a violent attack by the belts of explosives (people wearing explosive belts, from Hay to Tanak,” a military statement said, showing black smoke images saying they are from house fires and militant cars.

The Iraqi army has not confirmed the statements of the Islamic State under which the insurgents took control of Hay al-Tanak and began attacking the neighborhood of Hay Yarmuk. Witnesses said they saw residents fleeing.

“While our heroic forces are the closest to declaring the final victory over the Daesh (Islamic State) band, I offer my sincere congratulations to the Eid al-Fitr,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement.

An international coalition led by the United States offers ground and air support for the eight-month offensive to expel militants from their de facto capital in Iraq.

About 350 Islamist fighters, most of whom are not Iraqi defend their fortress in the densely populated ancient city of Mosul, an Iraqi general said on Sunday. It is expected that the battle for the city ends in day ….

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Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

WASHINGTON: The enthusiastic Indian diaspora met in Virginia to hear Prime Minister Narendra’s speech. Modi expressed optimism about the future of India-US ties under the leadership of Modi and President Donald Trump.

Dressed in their traditional garb, the nearly 600 American Indians said they believe the Indian diaspora of millions of people in the United States can make a big difference in bilateral ties.

Although the event was attended by more than 600 members of the community, it was much less compared to the reception of Modi 2014 at Madison Square Garden, which was attended by more than 18,000 people.

The prime minister spoke for almost 50 minutes at the Hindi event and explained to the audience the welfare programs his government has launched in the past three years.

Sudhir Parikh, a doctor and community leader for a long time, told the PTI that India is moving forward under Modi’s leadership. Modi “rightly believes that the Indian diaspora can make a big difference between US-Indian relations.”

At Modi’s first bilateral meeting with Trump, Parikh said he expects the two leaders to discuss bilateral defense agreements, the H1B visa and other immigration issues and the Paris climate deal.

“Modi is an excellent politician and he is almost like a businessman, he knows how to handle other entrepreneurs, Trump is a businessman, I am sure they will connect with each other and the result of the meeting will be very positive and will prepare the Scenario for Strengthening bilateral relations, “he said.

Anil Sharma, of the Overseas Volunteer for Better India organization, said there are high expectations of the Modi-Trump meeting, especially in the context of the uncertainty arising from the Trump administration’s H1B visa policies and racist attacks against Members of the Indian community.

“We really expect our concerns on these issues to be addressed at the highest level,” Sharma said.

Pragya Chisti of New Jersey said the meeting between Trump and Modi will be “historic.” He said that cultural exchanges between the two nations have played a role in strengthening bilateral relations.

“There is a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm about India’s relations with the US. I expect only a positive result from the Trump-Modi meeting and for the future of the two countries,” he said.

Attorney Ravi Batra said that Modi promises American Indians that India will be a global force for good because India’s 800 million youth dreams are “young dreams.”

“The long-standing partnership between the United States and India is driven by people,” he said.
His Chicago supporter Nirav Patel said that Modi is an inspiration to second-generation young Americans.

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Six dead, 31 missing after tourist boat in Colombia sinks

Six dead, 31 missing after tourist boat in Colombia sinks

Six dead, 31 missing after tourist boat in Colombia sinks

Guatape: At least six people were killed and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a warehouse in northwest Colombia, the president said on Sunday.

Authorities do not tell what led the Admirals four floors further down the reservoir of El Peñol in the tourist town of Guatapé, where domestic and foreign tourists spend pleasure cruises.

There are “six dead so far and 31 people missing,” Santos told reporters in Guatape, after the regional government has already given at least nine deaths.

An official of the national risk management unit, Carlos Ivan Marquez, confirmed the number of six separate AFPs. He said they were “all Colombians, no less.”
Regional officials said the ship carried 170 people, most of whom were rescued by other ships or escaped on their own.

“It sank very quickly,” he said. “It all happened in a matter of minutes,” said a fire department captain involved in the rescue efforts, Luis Bernardo Morales.

An army air force helicopter and two were aided in rescue operations, the army said.
The deposit is 68 kilometers (40 miles) from the city of Medellín and is one of the main tourist attractions of the department of Antioquia.

One woman who survived Laura Baquero said on television that the two lower decks were “too full” and that passengers were not wearing life jackets.
“We started to feel like the overturning of the ship,” he said.

She said there were “many children” on board.
Santos said he had been informed that “the ship had a capacity greater than the number of people on board, so it was not due to an overload” that sank.
He said naval experts had come to investigate the cause and divers continued to search for people throughout the night.

The regional government of Antioquia said on Twitter that 24 people trapped among the remains were treated at the hospital.
The video that circulates on social networks showed that the ship sank, and other dozens of ships approached to try to save people.

“What we have seen in the videos is that the ship was very close to the port … and we do not know if it was a mechanical failure, overload or something to do with the currents of the has been written,” said Morales, the captain of firefighters.

He said that the rescue teams were struggling to reach the road deposit due to heavy traffic on the Medellin-Bogota highway.

Guatape meets tourists during long weekends like this, because Monday is a British festival.
Visitors come for one or two hour cruises at the depot for fishing and water skiing.
The National Fire Service said it would send firefighters from six cities to help.
The mayor of Medellín, Federico Gutierrez, said he was sending a team led by a crew captain and five divers.

The mayor of Guatapé declared three days of mourning.

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