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Anti-polio campaign begins nationwide

Web Desk: A week-long anti-polio campaign begins across the country on Monday. Around thirty nine million children under the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops. Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti-polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal Person for Polio eradication Babar Bin...

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Anti-polio campaign begins nationwide

Web Desk: A week-long anti-polio campaign begins across the country on Monday. Around thirty nine million children under the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops. Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti-polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal Person for Polio eradication Babar Bin...

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Luxury Bus service from Karachi to Quetta inaugurated  

KARACHI: The 'Super International' sleeper Bus Service has been launched for passengers travelling from Karachi to Quetta. The luxury bus service provides passengers with facilities to ensure comfortable travel from Karachi to Quetta. At a price of Rs3,000 per ticket, the bus will leave from Saddar to the provincial capital on alternate days and finish the ten-hour trip in seven...

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10 years after Obama, race still agitating US politics

Barack Obama´s trailblazing presidency, a first for an African-American, began 10 years ago Sunday, a historic moment that some believed ushered in a post-racial America. But given the racial politics amplified in the era of successor Donald Trump, the hope and change of 2009 has led to mixed results. Advances in gender and racial equality have been unmistakeable over the...

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Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

"Norway needs more children! I don´t think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway´s prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern. Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region. The Nordic countries were long a bastion of strong fertility rates on an Old Continent that is rapidly getting older. But they...

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SC orders authorities to register christian marriages

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the relevant authorities to register Christian marriages in the country. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while heading a three member bench passed the order while hearing a case earlier today. The apex court directed all the Union Councils to ensure registration of marriages in the Christian community. It also ordered the...

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One egg to rule them all, Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record scrambled

NEW YORK: US social media star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had her world record for the most-liked image on Instagram swiped — by a photo of an ordinary brown egg. Jenner's birth announcement of daughter Stormi Webster on February 6 last year was the most popular post on the photo-sharing platform with 18.3 million likes but the egg,...

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Remembering Arfa Karim Randhawa on 7th Death Anniversary

LAHORE: The seventh death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer prodigy, Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa is being observed today (Monday). The young computer prodigy became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of nine. Karim was born in a small village near Faisalabad on Feburary 2, 1995. At the age of nine, she became MCP after passing its...

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Pakistan Post launches export parcel service ‘EMS Plus’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Post on Saturday launched an export parcel service ‘EMS Plus’ for small traders to deliver their consignments in foreign countries within 72 hours at minimum rates. Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed formally inaugurated the service in a ceremony at the Pakistan Post head office. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs Iftikhar...

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In search of Oil and Gas: Offshore drilling begins in Karachi’s ultra-deep waters

KARACHI:  According to an official of Ministry of Petroleum, after a gap of nine years,  offshore drilling began a day earlier with estimation of huge oil and gas deposits in ultra-deep waters at an estimated cost of over $100 million. The US firm ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest oil and gas firms, in collaboration with Italian firm Eni Pakistan...

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular´s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app developed...

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Mark your calendars: Interior ministry announces public holidays for 2019

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Wednesday has announced a total of 14 public holidays for year 2019. The interior ministry issued a notification of the public holidays for Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Labour Day, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha, Independence Day, Ashura, Eid Miladun Nabi and Quaid-e-Azam Day. According to the notification, the Muslim festivals will be observed as per the...

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Saudi Arabia offers fully-funded 583 scholarships to Pakistani students

Web Desk: Saudi government in collaboration with Higher Education Commission will provide fully-funded scholarships to 583 Pakistani students this year. According to APP the Commission has invited applications from talented students of Pakistan and Azad Jammun and Kashmir for studying opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Under these Scholarship opportunities, three major levels of programmes have been announced, including Bachelor's, Master's and...

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Sadaf Jaffer, first Pakistani-American woman elected as Mayor of US city

American activist of Pakistani lineage, Sadaf Jaffer, was sworn in as the Mayor of Montgomery on January 3, becoming the first Pakistani-American woman mayor in the U.S. She has also become the first South Asian woman mayor in New Jersey. Originally hailing from Karachi, Sadaf’s family migrated to the US in the 70s. Mayor Jaffer is ready to engage Montgomery...

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Symbol of pride: Fifth martyrdom anniversary of Aitzaz Hassan observed today

Web Desk: The fifth martyrdom anniversary of Aitzaz Hassan was observed today, who was martyred while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school in Hangu in 2014.      Born in Hangu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1998, Aitzaz not only saved hundreds of his school fellows, teachers and staff but also won the hearts of people across the country. Aitzaz Hassan was...

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91st Birthday of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Today 5th January marks the 91st birthday of assassinated ex- prime minister of Pakistan, ‘Quaid-e-Awam’ Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. On 4th April, 1979 Bhutto was hanged into gallows which turned out to be the ‘judicial murder’ later confessed by the head judge. Bhutto rose to the prominence in Military Dictator General Ayub Khan’s rule, as the former resigned from his kitchen...

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Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls

Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use — mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analyzing data from nearly 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers found that 14-year-old girls were heavier users of...

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