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Pakistan, Iran to resume fortnightly passenger train service before Muharram

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways and Iranian Railways have decided to restart a fortnightly passenger train between the two countries before Muharram. The decision was taken in a joint meeting of railway authorities of the two countries. It was decided that train would go to either Mashhad or Qom in Iran. The regular running of 15 freight trains, on the demand of...

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A decade after the Karsaz tragedy

THATTA - Millions of people would show up at Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) public gathering in Hyderabad to pay their tributes to those killed in Oct 18 twin suicide attacks at Karsaz, Karachi. These views were expressed by senior PPP leader and Senator Sassi Palijo, while addressing public gatherings at Jang Shahi and Kohistan Thatta on Tuesday. Sassui said that...

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Khamenei slams Trump tirade against Iran as “rants and whoppers”

TEHRAN: Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed US President Donald Trump´s aggressive criticism as the "rants and whoppers" of a "brute" in a speech on Wednesday. "I don´t want to waste my time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute US president," Khamenei said in a speech to students in Tehran, published on his Telegram channel, in...

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s 200th birthday

Today marks Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s 200th birthday. Sir Syed, was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist and philosopher of nineteenth century British India. Born into a family with strong ties with Mughal court, Syed studied the Quran and sciences within the court and later studied law from the University of Edinburgh. In 1838, Syed Ahmad entered the service of...

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Microsoft responded after 4 years quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its...

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Kohli praises speedstar Mohammad Amir, ranks him to be the greatest bowler ever faced

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has praised Pakistan speed star Mohammad Amir for outplaying him in numerous occasions. During the talk show with the Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan over the weekend, Kohli was asked about the'best bowler' he faced?, The reply was abrupt "Mohammad Amir". “In the recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan. He is in the top two or three...

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Harvey Weinstein: From Hollywood honcho to sexual fiend and Pakistan’s sexual harassment woes

'Sexual harassment '  in any form is unwanted and undesirable sexual behavior  that is intimidating, offensive and unpleasant . It affects people in many ways  and it's against the law. Both men or women can become sufferers of sexual harassment. If you feel  intimidation, fear, or pain when someone is harassing you then this will be considered as sexual assault....

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Japan zoo mourns death of love-struck penguin

An elderly penguin who shot to fame in Japan after falling in love with a cardboard cut-out of a cartoon character has died, at the ripe old age of 21. Officials at Tobu zoo in Saitama, north of Tokyo, said Grape passed away after a brief illness with the object of his desire right by his side. He would have...

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The Panama Limbo

Just as the court judge  Muhammad Bashir  came into the courtroom, all the lawyers that linked with PML-N 's party entered the room and encircled the judge's bench, their argument was that the security forces that were outside the court,  stopped the lawyers from entering the room. The lawyers tried to disrupt the court proceedings by blatant vandalism in turn...

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The Electric Honeycomb: Shaheer Khan Niazi makes Pakistan proud

The electric honeycomb, or rose window instability, is a curious phenomenon. It occurs when a high-voltage corona charge - the ionisation of air surrounding a conductor - is applied from a vertical needle over oil on a steel plate. The surface wrinkles up into a structure resembling a honeycomb, or a rose window - hence the name. This pattern is...

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Indian Navy Sailor Loses Job After Sex-Change Operation

New Delhi — The Indian Navy has sacked one of its sailors after he underwent a gender reassignment surgery to become a woman. The Indian Navy has held sailor Manish Giri guilty of breaching service rules as he was found to have had the surgery at a hospital in Mumbai during a 20-day leave period. Giri was posted at a...

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India’s Supreme Court says sex with child bride is always rape

Sex with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India's top court ruled on Wednesday, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment. The age of consent and thus the legal age for girls to marry in India is 18, but millions of children are made to do so when they are...

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Google reveals Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

WASHINGTON: Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook Inc, which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation effort, the paper reported. Google runs the...

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Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday. If the scientists are able to safely produce "interferon beta", a type of protein used to treat illnesses including multiple sclerosis and hepatitis, by rearing the hens, the price...

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Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

If you think technology has shaken up the news media -- just wait, you haven't seen anything yet. The next wave of disruption is likely to be even more profound, according to a study presented Saturday to the Online News Association annual meeting in Washington. News organizations which have struggled in the past two decades as readers moved online and...

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Gender is new battleground in culture wars

With a wave of films, television series and art shows championing "gender fluidity" -- and catwalks awash with "gender neutral" models and clothes -- the old dividing line between the sexes is being increasingly called into question. But as the blurring of boundaries has gone from the margins to being a progressive cause, the political temperature of the debate has...

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Knife bearing maniac on the loose in Karachi

A rather ridiculous series of events have recently left parents and women in fear, a motorcycle riding, knife bearing maniac has been seen attacking women on the streets at random leaving them bruised and then rushing away on his motorcycle. The motive of the attacker is yet to be determined and varying news about his identity are doing the rounds...

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