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2500 illegal shops reduced to rubble in Saddar thus far by KMC

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Saturday sent a report regarding the anti-encroachment operation in the metropolis’ Saddar area to the commissioner and stated that 2,500 shops were razed. In keeping with the Supreme Court’s directives, KMC prepared a report on the anti-encroachment operation in Karachi’s Saddar and surrounding areas which was conducted from November 5 to 15. Along...

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Dubai’s Head Of Security attacks Pakistanis with racist tweets, “national duty to stop hiring Pakistanis”

Dhahi Khalfan, Lieutenant General and Head Of General Security in Dubai, has unleashed a wave of racist remarks on Twitter in which he attacks Pakistanis. These tweets came right after the Dubai authorities arrested a gang of Pakistanis for smuggling drugs. It seems the Dubai official has taken a stand to hold all Pakistanis worldwide responsible for the gang’s actions.  On...

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Martin Luther King: a life in dates

Here are key dates in the life of US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the pastor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and preacher of non-violence who was assassinated 50 years ago. - January 15, 1929: King is born in Atlanta in the southern state of Georgia. - June 18, 1953: He marries Coretta Scott and they go on to...

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Astronomers find the ‘impossible’: a galaxy without dark matter

Stupefied astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first and only known galaxy without dark matter, the invisible and poorly-understood substance thought to make up a quarter of the Universe. The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed, they reported in the journal Nature. "This is really bizarre," said co-author Roberto Abraham, an astronomer at the University...

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Pakistan’s first transgender news anchor breaking barriers, ‘We are not Aliens’

Marvia Malik, the first transgender news anchor of Pakistan, is breaking barriers, leading a positive change in attitudes of the country. But it was not an easy journey. The anchor whose first appearance on local channel Kohenoor TV on Saturday went viral on social media, recalled her struggle growing up as a transgender. “My story is not different from any...

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Nimrod’s tomb possibly found in Gwadar

An ancient gate named ‘Sutak Deen Dar’ has been found some 150 kilometres from Gwadar which is said to have been traced back to the evil Nimrod. According to the Islamic narrative, Abraham seems to have a series of discussions with Nimrod. The Quran states, "Have you not considered him who had an argument with Abraham about his Lord, because God had given...

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Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that only science can now prevent. When Sudan was born in 1973 in the wild in Shambe, South Sudan, there were about 700 of his kind left in existence. At...

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Karachi ranks sixth in ‘cost of living’ survey, one of the cheapest in the world

The metropolis and largest and most populated city of Pakistan, Karachi has ranked sixth in the annual “Worldwide cost of living report” by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Worldwide Cost of Living report released earlier this week ranked Karachi sixth cheapest city in the world out of a total 133 cities. The EIU's annual ranking compares the prices of over 150 items...

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The colourful faces and celebrations of Holi across Pakistan

Holi, Known widely as the Festival of Colour is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. It takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil. People take part in Holi all around the world, but it is celebrated the most in parts of India and...

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Happy birthday to the master blaster of cricket

Web Desk: Former captain and star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi is celebrating his 38th birthday today (Thursday). The Khyber-agency born former player has represented Pakistan in27 Test matches, 398 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 98 Twenty20 (T20i) matches. He made his ODI debut in October 1996 against Kenya. Afridi became famous due to his hard-hitting batting especially after he broke...

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Get Hyped: Official team anthems of PSL 2018 ranked

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Every year for the past 3 years PSL has proven to truly be in a 'League of its own' may it be the level of competition, spirit of the game, excitement in the air and breathtaking performances by possibly the best raw talent on display which makes it for a mouth watering prospect. Since...

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Staying back due to ‘Queer Politics’, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Junior

Grandson of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and son of assassinated Mir Murtaza Ali Bhutto expressed his pleasure for performing 'Drag Dance', and the only reason for him to stay in U.S was because he fears that he might not carry out his art in Pakistan, where he would face resentment. "People are not ready to hear our story,...

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US drone strike in Afghanistan kills two, including notorious TTP commander Sajna Mehsud

Afghanistan: At least two people died, including the deputy commander of a banned-outfit, in a US drone strike on Thursday night near the Pak-Afghan border Margha Area of Barmal in Afghanistan. Among those killed was Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) deputy commander Khalid Mehsud aka Khan Saeed Sajna. The TTP confirmed Sajna's killing and the appointment of Maulvi Khatir as his successor....

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At least 66pc Pakistani journalists face ‘online insecurity’: DRF report

Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) conducted a nationwide survey on the state of security of journalists to shed light on the threats and concerns journalists face online, which runs parallel to the harassment journalists face offline. This report, titled “Digital (In)Security of Journalists in Pakistan” seeks to map and understand the digital risks that journalists face in Pakistan and suggests policy...

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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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Goodbye, Facebook Newsfeed: The Newsfeed Armageddon

Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced the end of the Facebook News Feed as we know it. Earlier today, Facebook announced the end of the Facebook News Feed as we know it. In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg today wrote: "Recently we've gotten feedback from our community that public content -- posts from businesses, brands and media --...

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Remembering youngest IT professional Arfa Karim on her 6th death anniversary

LAHORE: Today is the sixth death anniversary of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim Randhawa. People from all walks of life paid rich tribute to tech prodigy Arfa Karim on her death anniversary. Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Dr Umar Saif paid tribute to World's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim. “Arfa will be remembered as a...

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