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Kashmir Solidarity Day to be a Moment of Fervor and Hope!

|By: Ayaz Malik| The sun never set on the British empire, was the slogan of the colonial rule. As the United Kingdom began handing over their colonies to the respective dwellers of the land, they made sure that no matter, when freedom was set as a standard for the said country, there shall remain one or more issues to keep...

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Kashmir Solidarity Day to be a Moment of Fervor and Hope!

|By: Ayaz Malik| The sun never set on the British empire, was the slogan of the colonial rule. As the United Kingdom began handing over their colonies to the respective dwellers of the land, they made sure that no matter, when freedom was set as a standard for the said country, there shall remain one or more issues to keep...

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Occupied-Kashmir: one year after the termination of Article 370

Last year, on August 5, India revoked the constitutional autonomy of the Muslim-majority state of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of protesters were detained, political leaders were put under house arrest and a communication blackout was imposed in the valley. One year on, the Indian government has continued to clamp down on free speech and restrict the movement of Kashmiris....

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Will Trump Administration Act on the Students Visa Issue?

|By: Ayaz Malik| Just before Trump administration ordered the suburbs to be cleaned out, the surprising orders of the President of United States regarding students to leave the country if they were unable to get transferred to a college with at least some in-person instruction, failing to clear all subjects. Around the 6th of July the move that got heads...

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Tackling Stress and Mental Issues While Quarantined

|By: Ayaz Malik| Throughout time it is only in the adverse moments that we know our actual worth. For instance, the past is filled with a handful of inflictions that we have been subjected to. This time it is the outbreak of the COVD-19 or corona virus, as its commonly known. When the virus surfaced it was taken lightly. This...

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Fatima Jinnah’s 127th birth anniversary being celebrated today

LAHORE: The 127th birth anniversary of Madre Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed with reverence and respect today (Friday). Various political parties and women wings of many organizations have arranged conferences and seminars to highlight the services rendered by Fatima Jinnah. The radio, TV channels and newspapers, on the other hand, are addressing her struggles for the formation of...

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Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with masks and social distancing

Muslims in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Malaysia, among other countries, are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha today amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 17 million and killed nearly 668,000 people worldwide. Wearing face masks and getting temperature checks as a precaution, Indonesian Muslims performed morning prayers on Friday to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha in mosques with reduced...

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Of SAPMs, Resignations and Tweets

|By: Ayaz Malik| Once again the murky matter of dual citizenship has emerged where the cabinet members of Pakistan are concerned. This time the first one to submit the resignation was Tania Aidrus from Digital Pakistan and subsequently Dr. Zafar Mirza to tender his resignation from National Health, among much hue and cry that is going on pertaining to the...

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Hajj 2020: Pilgrims to congregate at Mount Arafat today in shadow of coronavirus

On the ninth of the Zul Hijjah month, pilgrims will arrive at the plains of the Mount Arafat on Thursday, as the Saudi Health Ministry will make special arrangements for the “downsized” Hajj amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General clinics at Arafat have been installed which will have doctors, consultants and intensive care nurses to help pilgrims. The health provisions will...

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Let your Child Grow with Germs

|By: Ayaz Malik| We do keep one strict eye that our children definitely do not get near any dirt or anything 'germy'. It makes sense, they might fall ill. But think again. Keeping the little ones too sterilised might weaken their immune system - making them prone to catching any disease on the slightest of exposure. Yes, with the COVID...

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Power Workouts for Couples is the best during these times

|By: Ayaz Malik| During these days of keeping oneself in proper shape has become more of a challenge than was expected a few months ago. That was when COVID-19 was just a whiff of a rumour. But after it has hit us severely (as was not expected by anyone) the home-ridden lifestyles have made living, sedentary not to mention, we...

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Animal cruelty: 15-year-old boy, his friends gang rape kitten to death in Lahore

Lahore: In a horrifying incident of animal cruelty, a kitten died after being allegedly brutally gang-raped by a 15-year-old boy and his friends in Lahore in Pakistan. The incident came to light after JFK Animal Rescue And Shelter, an animal rights organisation, posted about the heinous crime of the teenagers on its Facebook handle. According to the animal rights organisation’s...

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World Hepatitis Day 2020: Early detection is key to treatment of this silent disease

Nearly 1.3 million deaths occur annually due to viral hepatitis worldwide, with 300 million people living with the disease, unaware of their infection status. In 2016, WHO launched the campaign “Eliminate Hepatitis by 2030”. In 2020, on World Hepatitis Day(July 28), the theme is “Find the Missing Millions”. Screening and early detection are the only ways to tackle this silent...

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Five color vegetables will bring “True Colors” in the lives of deprived communities: Kashif Shamim Siddiqui

KARACHI: AAP Agriculture for Nutrition Project, Department of Agriculture, Supply and Prices Government of Sindh strengthens the links between agriculture and nutrition by implementing the most effective approaches to retain and enhance nutrition in food along the agricultural value chain – from food production to consumption and sale. “We have provided 210 Kitchen Gardening Demonstrations in seven districts of Sindh,”...

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Kashif Siddiqui appreciates UNICEF for its outstanding support in preventing malnourishment in SBA

SHAHEED BENAZIRABAD:  The Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for reduction of stunting and malnutrition organised a meeting in Shaheed Benazirabad (SBA) district of Sindh. The meeting of District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) was chaired by Shaheed Benazirabad Additional Deputy Commissioner Junaid Hameed Samo and attended by the representatives from different government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Kashif Siddiqui spent his busiest...

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Pakistan ranked ‘most improved country’ for security measures by US Nuclear Security Index 2020

The NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative) Nuclear Security Index 2020 ranked Pakistan as the 'most improved country' with weapons-usable nuclear materials on Wednesday. According to the report, Pakistan improved its score by seven points with its Security and Control Measures score increasing by 25 points due to actions to strengthen its regulations. The country’s score improvement for regulatory measures was the...

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Rawalpindi man who tortured mother in viral video arrested, granted interim bail

RAWALPINDI: Police said Wednesday evening they successfully arrested the man accused of torturing his mother in a video clip that went viral on social media. Punjab Police said on Twitter the accused, identified as Arsalan, was included in the investigation after being granted interim bail. "I apologise to my mother, as well as mothers across Pakistan and all over the...

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