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Karbala teaches lesson to never bow before forces of tyranny

Web Desk: Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of sacrifice in ourselves. The...

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Shaheed Aitizaz Hassan – the boy who was too big for a bomb.

His friend use to joke ‘’ you’re too big for a bomb. There is little that a bomb can do to hurt you,” they would tease him. They talked about suicide bombers all the time. But, little do they know, when death would come knocking at their doors, it would be this Aitizaz Hassan who would stand in the way...

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Funeral Prayers Of Zubaida Tariq offered in Karachi

KARACHI: Funeral prayers of Zubaida Tariq famously known as Zubaida Aapa were offered after Friday prayers, according to NewsOne. Zubaida Tariq's funeral prayer was offered at Sultan Masjid, Defense (DHA). AirWaves Media Group Chairman Tahir.A.Khan and CEO Seema Tahir, expressed their grief over the demise of Pakistan's famous celebrity Zubaida Tariq. Both have prayed for her higher stature in the...

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Arundhati Roy: the literary canary in India´s coalmine

NEW DELHI: She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two decade hiatus, but Indian writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed". Sitting in a cafe in the bowels of Old Delhi´s labyrinthine streets on a chilly winter´s afternoon, the 56-year-old...

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No more chocolate in the near future

Scientists have warned that the cocoa plant could go extinct within 32 years as the threat of rising temperatures might ruin the necessary conditions for the plant to thrive. Climate change has jeopardized the very existence of chocolate: according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a temperature rise of 2.1 degrees centigrade could leave humanity without chocolate by...

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US military to accept transgender recruits on Monday: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the US military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban. Two federal appeals courts, one in Washington and one in Virginia, last week rejected the administration’s...

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Pakistani personalities that dominated Wikipedia searches in 2017

The Pakistan affiliate of The Wikimedia Foundation recently released a list of the most searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia from January 1, 2017 to December 20, 2017. The following celebrities from Pakistan made it to the top 10: Malala Yousafzai Activist for female education and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate topped the list of the most searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia in...

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Revellers welcome 2018 across the world

PARIS: Countless revellers switched into party mode Sunday across the world to ring in 2018 after Sydney and Hong Kong earlier welcomed New Year on the other side of the globe with dazzling firework displays. Revellers danced to Auld Lang Syne in Hong Kong as the city staged a stunning pyrotechnics display over its famous Victoria Harbour and thousands watched...

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Pakistan’s girl cadets dream of taking power

MARDAN: At a revolutionary school in Pakistan, Durkhanay Banuri dreams of becoming military chief, once a mission impossible for girls in a patriarchal country where the powerful army has a severe problem with gender equity. Thirteen-year-old Durkhanay, a student at Pakistan's first ever Girls' Cadet College, established earlier this year in the deeply conservative northwest, brims with enthusiasm and confidence...

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Hitler’s Nazi-parade Mercedes limo set for US auction

WASHINGTON DC: A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month – one of only four such models ever built. Powered by a 7.7-liter supercharged engine capable of exceeding 100 mph (160 kph), the Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser – known to the world as the “Super Mercedes”...

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Google commemorates the life and works of Mirza Ghalib with a Doodle

Google has maintained a tradition of revering famous and know personalities on their birthdays as well as on their death anniversaries by changing the Google doodle. These personalities include people from all walks of life. Today, Google changed its doodle on the occasion of the birthday of famous Urdu language poet Mirza Ghalib. Today is his 220th birthday. He was...

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Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Quaid-e-Azam the leader of leaders, values

On the 141 Birthday of the founder of the nation Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah let us remember the principles he stood for. He stood for justice, for freedom, for equal rights, for the rule of people, for an open society and for a noble Pakistan. Through ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ he turned the Muslim nation into a dynamic force...

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World’s largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

China's home-grown AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed "Kunlong" according to state news agency Xinhua, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after roughly an hour-long flight. With a wingspan of 38.8 metres (127 feet) and powered by four turboprop engines, the...

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Miss America bosses under fire for misogynistic emails

New York: Leaders of the Miss America beauty pageant were fending off calls for their mass resignation after leaked internal emails showed misogynistic, fat-and slut-shaming language, US media reported Friday Forty-nine former Miss Americas, including a 87-year-old crowned in 1948 and a former Fox News host, signed an open letter published by HuffPost demanding the resignations of the organization´s CEO,...

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PSO AND SHAHID AFRIDI FOUNDATION JOIN IN THEIR MISSIONS TO EDUCATE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF PAKISTAN

KARACHI: PSO CSR Trust (PSO) and Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) have joined hands in their resolve to ensure continued provision of education for future generations of Pakistan. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between both the organizations, PSO confirmed a financial support of Rs 3.25 million to SAF’s Malikpur, Lahore School Campus for a period of one year. Hundreds of...

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Hafeez Jalandhari Death Anniversary: The man who gave the sense of ‘Nationhood’ through his words

Late Hafeez Jalandhari was born in Jalandhar, India, on 14th of  January, 1900. He was a famous poet of urdu-language of Pakistan. His pen name was Abu AL Asr. Jalandhari’s father was Sham-ud-Din who was a Hafiz-e-Quran. Because of his father’s love for Quran, Jalandhari received his early education in a madrassa and then in a mediocre school till seventh...

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26yo woman gives birth to daughter frozen as embryo for 24 years

A woman in Tennessee has given birth to a baby daughter that was frozen as an embryo 24 years ago. It is believed to be a world record for frozen embryo to result in a successful birth. Baby Emma Wren was born to parents Tina and Benjamin Gibson on November 25, local media WATE, citing the National Embryo Donation Center...

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