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Train ticket prices to go up as railways collects dam fund

Pakistan Railways will charge a dam fund surcharge of up to Rs10 on all tickets from September 25. The Railways has decided to increase fares for all classes to contribute to the fund for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams, officials said. The surcharge on tickets has been imposed on the …

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India launches ‘Modicare’, world’s biggest health scheme

India on Sunday launched the world’s biggest health insurance scheme which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would cover some 500 million poor people. The programme, dubbed “Modicare”, promises health cover worth 500,000 rupees ($6,900) to every poor family to treat serious ailments. The scheme is expected to cost the central …

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Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’ – World

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces. At the same time, voters across Switzerland resoundingly rejected initiatives aimed at boosting local farming and promoting more ethical and environmental standards in food …

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Imran Khan calls for Pak-India friendship

Prime Minister Imran Khan seeks cordial relations between Pakistan and India which recently entered into a tense phase, SAMAA TV reported Sunday. “I wish the Indian leadership would quit its arrogance,” Imran Khan said. He was addressing top government officials after presiding over the federal cabinet’s meeting in Lahore. Cordial …

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