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The protesters were attempting to remove barricades placed on the roads using cranes in Swabi, , when law enforcement personnel resorted to tear gas shelling to force them to retreat

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  • The protesters were attempting to remove barricades placed on the roads using cranes in Swabi, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, when law enforcement personnel resorted to tear gas shelling and firing rubber bullets to force them to retreat
  • PTI workers turned violent and set ablaze eight police vehicles and around ten motorcycles at Haroon Bridge in Swabi
  • The PTI has led numerous protests across the country after the Panama Papers published leaked documents of Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in April revealing offshore companies owned by Sharif and his family members

Islamabad, November1, 2016: Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) protesters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as they were proceeding towards Islamabad to join the party’s planned November 2 ‘lockdown’ of the Pakistani capital seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation over alleged corruption.

The protesters were attempting to remove barricades placed on the roads using cranes in Swabi, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, when law enforcement personnel resorted to tear gas shelling and firing rubber bullets to force them to retreat, DawnNews reported.

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The area is an hour and a half’s drive away from Islamabad.

The barricades were placed on both sides of the Motorway while heavy contingents of policemen and Frontier Constabulary personnel were present on the roads.

According to Dunya News, PTI workers turned violent and set ablaze eight police vehicles and around ten motorcycles at Haroon Bridge in Swabi while clearing huge containers placed as barricades by police to stop their entry into Islamabad.

Security forces also subjected the convoy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM), Pervez Khattak, who belongs to the PTI, and party activists to shelling of tear gas as they attempted to enter Punjab to reach Islamabad.

In Islamabad, PTI leaders Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail were released after a brief detention by police on Monday.

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The two men were taken into custody near Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence after they threatened to launch a sit-in in the area to protest the arrests of party workers, Dawn reported.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior said the Prime Minister had issued directives for removal of all barricades on highways linking KP to Punjab.

Earlier on Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) reiterated its earlier order that the PTI should hold its planned sit-in within limits of the ‘Democracy Park and Speech Corner’, located near Islamabad’s Parade Ground and ordered the PTI chief to appear in court.

The PTI said it would challenge the court’s order in the apex court.

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The clashes on Monday at Swabi were one of the many in different cities that erupted in the wake of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s call to ‘shut down’ Islamabad on November 2 if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not offer himself for accountability of his wealth.

Khan had on September 30 announced a sit-in in the federal capital against alleged corruption by the premier and his government.

The PTI has led numerous protests across the country after the Panama Papers published leaked documents of Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in April revealing offshore companies owned by Sharif and his family members, Dunya News reported. (IANS)

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)