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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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Watch: PTI leader NaeemUl Haq slaps Daniyal Aziz on air

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s Spokesperson NaeemUl Haq on Tuesday slapped PML-N's Daniyal Aziz for uttering indecent remarks during a current affairs talk show on private news channel, Newsone reported. PTI's NaeemUl Haq losses his temper when Aziz, the minister for Privatisation, called Haq a ‘thief’ during the live show. However, the show host Muneeb Farooq managed to...

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Doctors warn of overeating during iftar

Health experts have warned against overeating during the holy month of Ramazan as this can cause several stomach related diseases. Every year during Ramazan, emergency rooms at hospitals across the country see an increase of patients with severe abdominal pains. According to gastroenterologist Dr Yasir Mukhtar, stomach ulcers and other gastro complications caused by overeating are common during Ramazan. “Overeating...

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Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative. The rhino called Victoria was inseminated in March at the San Diego Zoo and the embryo will continue developing for about 14 months, meaning that the calf would...

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Karachi likely to experience fresh spell of heat wave over next few days

Karachi: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned citizens to brace themselves for temperatures as mercury to remain between 40°C to 43°C during next five to six days. According to PMD temperature in Karachi is expected to reach 43° Celsius on Saturday. Three years ago, Karachi experienced the deadliest heatwave Pakistan had seen in over 50 years. Read More: NAWABSHAH MIGHT SET HOTTEST...

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Unusually severe weather kills at least 66 in India; more storms on the way

NEW DELHI: Severe storms are expected to hit northern India today, the weather office warned, a day after at least 66 people were killed as unusually powerful dust storms, torrential rain and lightning battered large parts of the country. Storm uprooted trees, knocked down power poles, grounded flights and disrupted trains across northern, eastern and southern states, including the capital,...

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Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal likely to worsen Mideast proxy battles

There may not be much Iran can do about President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, but across the Middle East, it has a variety of ways it can hit back at the United States and America’s regional allies. Iran has expanded its influence far beyond its borders in recent years, sponsoring an army of tens of thousands of...

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Newsone acquires video of Transgender shot at point blank range in Mansehra

Web Desk: A transgender was shot in Mansehra on Friday while performing at a wedding anniversary over a petty non-issue, an innocent killed for no rhyme or reason, again. The transgender was asked to provide a change for a Pakistani 100 rupee bill so that the money may be showered upon the performance as a token of appreciation. When the...

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Tourism nearly a tenth of global CO2 emissions

Domestic and international tourism account for eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously estimated, according to a study published Monday. The multi-trillion dollar industry's carbon footprint is expanding rapidly, driven in large part by demand for energy-intensive air travel, researchers reported in the journal Nature Climate Change. "Tourism is set to grow faster than many other...

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Second India teen raped, set on fire: police

A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to death. "The girl...

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One scientist’s 30-year quest to get under Mars’ skin

Philippe Lognonne has waited three decades to hear the heartbeat of Mars. With a little luck and some help from NASA, the instrument he designed to take the Red Planet's pulse will land before the year's end and press a high-tech ear to its dusty surface. As principal investigator for the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), a multi-sensor seismometer,...

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Karl Marx 200 years on: five core ideas

Karl Marx's work "can be explained in five minutes, five hours, in five years or in a half century," wrote French political thinker Raymond Aron. A utopian vision of a just society for some, a blueprint for totalitarian regimes for others, Marxist thought is laid out in the Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. Here are five core ideas...

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NA passes resolution to remove first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam’s from QAU Physics department

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Physics department of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, which was named after Pakistani physicist Dr Abdus Salam. The Abdus Salam Centre for Physics was named in hounour of Dr Abdus Salam, who won Pakistan's first Nobel Prize in sciences 1979, for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. A resolution presented by lawmaker, Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar sought to...

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Pakistan currently has largest youth population in its history: UNDP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan currently has the largest population of young people ever recorded in its history, according to the National Human Development Report released by the UNDP on Wednesday. According to the report, Pakistan is currently one of the youngest countries in the world and the second youngest in the South Asian region after Afghanistan. Out of the total population in...

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Nine out of 10 people breathing polluted air: WHO

GENEVA: More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually. Fresh data from the UN health body showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the problem is far worse in poorer countries....

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Palestinians should ‘take Trump deal or shut up’, says MBS

Mohammed bin Salman said the Palestinian leadership should accept whatever peace terms are offered by the United States and stop complaining, according to reports based on an Israeli diplomatic cable and Israeli and American sources. The Saudi crown prince also heavily criticised the Palestinian leadership, including President Mahmoud Abbas and said Palestinian statehood was not a priority for Riyadh, according...

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Afghan farmers stick to growing opium in face of less lucrative options

KANDAHAR: Afghan farmers are busy in their poppy fields as the annual opium harvest begins, underscoring the government’s failure to stamp out a crop that yields much of the world’s supply of heroin. Aided by corrupt bureaucrats, smugglers and Taliban fighters, the farmers help maintain an annual supply of about 9,000 metric tons to international markets, producing bumper crops despite...

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