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Hazara native girl awarded PD Soros fellowship, gets into Harvard

Sana Batool, a Hazara native from Quetta, was recently conferred with the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in Medicine from Harvard Medical School. Batool, the first ever Hazara native to win such accolade, is also first ever Hazara girl to attend a medical school in the USA. Upon completion of her degree, she aims to serve the...

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Hazara native girl awarded PD Soros fellowship, gets into Harvard

Sana Batool, a Hazara native from Quetta, was recently conferred with the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in Medicine from Harvard Medical School. Batool, the first ever Hazara native to win such accolade, is also first ever Hazara girl to attend a medical school in the USA. Upon completion of her degree, she aims to serve the...

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First Ever Conference: TDC missions to bridge gap between students and corporate sector

KARACHI (Web -Desk) On Thursday, the Training and Development Council (TDC) held its first conference--- a business initiated by alumni of University of Karachi pertaining to student creative and innovative development in their future aim. The conference was headed by Co-founder Muhamamd Tabish aimed at bridging the gap between graduates and the corporate sector.  The workshop was arranged at Prof....

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Baby Nishwa’s condition further deteriorates

KARACHI: Baby Nishwa's condition further deteriorated as her limbs have started to bend due to damage to her brain cells, reports said on Thursday. Darus Sehat hospital administered wrong medicine to the nine-month-old Nishwa here in the metropolis on Sunday, with the infant’s father filing a first information report (FIR) at the Shahrah-e-Faisal police station. Bilal Ghaffar, a member of...

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Politicians, journalists respond to Asad Umar walking out of cabinet

Shortly after Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar’s announcement of leaving the cabinet, which came only a few days after reports of a cabinet reshuffle surfaced which Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry immediately denied, politicians and journalists from all over the country subsequently responded to the apparent change in the cabinet and its impact on the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan....

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PM Imran makes into 100 most influential people list of 2019

Prime Minister of Pakistan,  Imran Khan has been named among the 100 Most influential people' of 2019 by the Time magazine. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who received global acclaim for her handling of the aftermath of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, has also made it to the annual list released on Wednesday. Journalist Ahmed Rashid wrote the...

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2019 Pulitzer Prizes: NYT, WSJ among the winners

NEW YORK: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family. The Times won the prestigious journalism award for explanatory reporting for its probe of the Trump family’s finances that “debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with...

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Kartarpur Corridor: Neighbors talk as tensions flare amidst Indian Elections

LAHORE: Pakistan and India are currently holding a meeting at the designated zero point to discuss the plan for the Kartarpur corridor project. According to sources, technical experts and foreign office officials from both sides are participating in the talks. During the talks, the installation of a border fence and road design will be discussed, sources added. The talks between the...

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Bilawal Bhutto opines on his ideal life partner

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday opined on his ideal life partner, his favorite food and memories of his mother Benazir Bhutto. In a frank interview to the The Current, PPP leader had this to say when asked about an ideal life partner, “there has to be a level of connectivity. We have to get along....

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FIR registered against Karachi’s private Hospital after complicating baby Nishwa’s case

KARACHI: Darus Sehat hospital administered wrong medicine to a nine-month-old baby here in the metropolis on Sunday, with the infant's father filing a first information report (FIR) at the Shahrah-e-Faisal police station. Bilal Ghaffar, a member of the Sindh Assembly (MPA) associated with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), accompanied the little girl's father to the police station to register the FIR,...

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Julian Assange arrested by UK police and removed from Ecuador embassy

Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Officers executed a warrant for the 47-year-old’s arrest on Thursday morning after the Ecuadorian government withdrew his asylum. Mr Assange took refuge in the Knightsbridge embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced sexual assault allegations. Those accusations have...

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India votes: facts and figures of the biggest election in history

The Indian election starting Thursday is an exercise in democracy the likes of which the world has never seen. One eighth of the world´s population — roughly 900 million people — are eligible to vote over April and May in the largest democracy on the planet. It is a logistical undertaking unrivalled in scale. Ballots will be cast at a...

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Baisakhi festival: Pakistan grants 2,200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has granted 2,200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims ahead of the Baisakhi celebrations being observed in Pakistan from April 12 to 21. According to a press release from the High Commission issued on Tuesday, under the framework of Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a large number of Indian Sikh...

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‘Egg Boy’ escapes with caution for egging far-right Australian senator

An Australian teenager lauded worldwide for egging a far-right senator who made offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks was let off with a police caution for the incident on Tuesday. William Connolly, now better known as “Egg Boy”, cracked an egg on the head of Fraser Anning during a March 16 press conference, prompting the senator to hit him...

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Pakistan Post starts ‘EMS Plus’ parcel export service

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Post on Monday started its 'EMS Plus' parcel export service. According to Pakistan Post, under the 'EMS Plus' parcel export service, all consignments will be exported with full protection within seventy-two hours at lower charges than private courier service providers. Pakistan Post is starting 'EMS Plus' parcel export service for the entire world from today. All consignments...

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Blemished Indian Navy’s Invincibility

BY: Dr. Masood Khattak  Recent clashes on the Line of Control (LoC) exposed the Indian military’s self pro-claimed conventional dominance vis-à-vis Pakistan. As sequel of Pakistan’s response and India’s embarrassment in losing two fighter jets and apprehension of a pilot, the Indian Navy’s offensive venture in Pakistani waters also suffered pitiful consequence when its highly equipped Scorpene submarine got detected...

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5 Pakistanis, local start-up featured in Forbes

Five Pakistanis and a local start-up have been featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2019 list. Forbes while releasing the list stated that 300 “entrepreneurs and game-changers, representing 23 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region” were chosen who stood out for the right reasons. “From innovating in technology and disrupting age-old industries to demonstrating immense talent and...

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