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Brazil corruption police arrest businessman close to Lula BRASILIA: Brazilian authorities working on the country's huge Petrobras corruption probe arrested Jose Carlos Bumlai on Tuesday, a rancher reportedly close to powerful former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.Federal police told AFP that Bumlai was arrested in the capital Brasilia and immediately taken to Curitiba for questioning by Judge Sergio Moro, who heads the probe into massive fraud centered on oil giant Petrobras.Moro sought to dampen speculation about Lula himself being caught up in the Bumlai case, stressing "there is no proof that the ex-president was involved in these crimes."Bumlai, a wealthy rancher said to have advised Lula on the agriculture industry during his 2003-2010 presidency, was accused of involvement in a fraudulent bid for a Petrobras drill ship contract and unpaid loans benefiting the ruling Workers' Party. The biggest of these loans was 12 million reais ($3.3 million).According to prosecutors, those loans from Schahin industrial group were improperly ...

Canada pushes back Syrian refugee deadline to February OTTAWA: Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but will only welcome 10,000 of them by year end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said Tuesday.The Liberal government, which had pledged to take in the full number of refugees this year, said 15,000 would now arrive in 2016, by end February.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Under-trainee ASPs meets Law Minister LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah Khan on Tuesday said that the real test of police officers in practical life was to maintain balance between the force of powers and polite behavior with the people. He was talking to a 29-member delegation of under-training ASPs of National Command Course from National Police Academy Islamabad currently on a study tour to Lahore at 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam here. He said that functioning of police could ...

ISIS not be correlated with Islam: Dr Al-Turki ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on "Challenges of Islamic World and their Solution" stressed on the need for evolving a joint mechanism to eradicate challenges of sectarian violence, extremism and terrorism being confronted by the Muslim Ummah.Addressing the conference here Tuesday, the leaders of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) and Muslim World League (MWL) said Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other such terrorists organizations were responsible for increasing challenges of the Islamic World. ...

COAS condoles with family of PAF's pilot Marium Mukhtiar RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Raheel Sharif while expressing his condolences with the bereaved family of PAF?s Shaheed pilot, Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar, has paid rich tribute to her valour and sacrifice.In his condolence message issued by ISPR here, the COAS said that Marium Mukhtiar was indeed a role model for women and pride of Pakistan.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Text message affects students' writing skill: experts MULTAN: Text messaging which emerged as an effective tool of communication has affected the writing skill of youth."The worldwide people among 18-24 age group send, on average, over 109 texts daily," according to Pew, a US-based non partisan fact tank that informs the public about issues, attitudes and trends."It seems personal relations getting weakened as the society moved forward," says Director Colleges Prof Shameem Arif while supplementing the theme of Pew here Tuesday. He opined ...


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