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Validity of cryptocurrencies in Islamic finance?

Islamabad (Web Desk) Unlike fiat money, a cryptocurrency is recognised only by members of a certain community or network who agree to regard it as something of value or as a medium of exchange. Thus, the legitimacy of any cryptocurrency is solely based on the consensus among participants of a …

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Mushfiqur’s record double century puts Bangladesh on top

DHAKA (Web Desk) Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 219 to help Bangladesh declare their first innings at …

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Mashrafe to stand in election

DHAKA (Web Desk) Bangladesh’s ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza will stand in next month’s election, the ruling party announced Monday, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina endorsed the superstar’s foray into politics. A photograph of 35-year-old Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many …

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PM directs interior ministry, capital admin to act against ‘land mafia’

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) During a meeting on development activities and law and order in the capital, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Interior and Islamabad’s administration to take action against what he called a powerful ‘land mafia’ that had deprived people of their holdings. The meeting was attended by …

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PM urges solidarity among Muslim nations to face challenges

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday stressed the need for cooperative relations among Muslim countries to deal with problems they faced. Talking to Qatar’s Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Lt Gen Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al Ghanim, who called on him at the PM Office, Mr Khan “expressed …

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WHAT NOW FOR THE TLP?

Ahmed Yusuf In Islamic history, the Treaty of Hudaibiya is held up as a shining example of a tactical retreat that led to an eventual and grand victory. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) convinced his people to return home without performing Hajj that year; he argued that the next time round the …

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Driver found guilty of murdering six in Australia car rampage

Canberra (Web Desk) A driver who deliberately mowed down shoppers in the heart of Australia’s second-largest city, killing six people and injuring 27, was found guilty of murder by a jury on Tuesday. James Gargasoulas, 28, pleaded not guilty to the January 2017 rampage on Melbourne’s Bourke Street, which police …

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US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

Washington (Web Desk) The number of foreign students heading to United States (US) colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds. Enrolment of new international students dropped by about seven per cent in fall 2017, according …

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LHC defers hearing of petition against Sharif, Abbasi to 19th

LAHORE (Web Desk) A full bench of the Lahore High Court has adjourned to Nov 19 the hearing of a petition seeking start of treason proceedings against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and Cyril Almeida, a Dawn staffer. Mr Abbasi and Mr Alme­ida appeared …

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Visa service at Netherlands embassy resumes

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Netherlands resu­med visa and passport services in Pakistan on Monday following a brief suspension, denying that its embassy had closed over security concerns after the country gave shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman involved in a blasphemy case. Religious parties spearheaded by the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan …

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