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In less than 40 days after increasing gas tariff by up to 200 per cent, the government on Friday hiked minimum gas charges by 39pc for almost all consumer categories, except 9pc increase for commercial and no change for domestic consumers.

Cricketer Hasan Ali is set to get married in August to Shamia Arzoo. Arzoo is a flight engineer in Emirates Airlines and has a degree in Aeronautics from Manav Rachna University. The marriage will happen at the Atlantis Palm Hotel, Dubai, on 20 August.

At least 10 people died while 29 others were injured during the five days of torrential rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), stated a report released on Monday by the provincial disaster management body on the devastation wrought by the monsoon rains. Meanwhile, fresh flooding and torrential rains have washed away roads and bridges in different parts of the province.

Inadequate mea­sures for curtailing HIV/AIDs have brought embarrassment to Pakistan as the United Nations has put it on the list of 11 countries which have the highest prevalence of the disease — 13 per cent — in its latest report. It stated that the average HIV incidence per 1000 people in Pakistan was 0.08 in 2010, which had risen to 0.11 last year.

The finals of the World Fortnite Cup are taking place in a large New York stadium where the 100 solo finalists will have a chance to win $3 million. The total prize pool amounts to $30 million, the largest of every e-sport tournament so far. All finalists will be awarded at least $50,000 while those in the top four will become millionaires.

A viral video showed visitors pushed into a terrible situation as a roller coaster stalled almost 100 metres up in the air with riders stuck in it for about 20 minutes. The incident took place in Alton Towers’ amusement park in Staffordshire – England.

Marvel has announced ten new films to be released in the coming decade, at Sandiego Comic-Con. The new films and characters set to make their debut on the big screen include Blade the vampire hunter, Shang-Chi and a female version of Thor played by Natalie Portman. They have also announced new shows focusing on Loki and Hawkeye.

"As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws," said the Foreign Office following the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ had ruled that Jadhav be allowed consular access immediately but rejected all other remedies sought by India.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe have announced that the sexual assault charges against famous actor Kevin Spacey have been dropped due to a lack of witnesses. This announcement came after the man who accused Spacey pleaded the fifth in court and chose to stay silent. There was also a lack of concrete evidence proving Spacey's guilt.