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Clean Green Pakistan: Following Newsone initiative petroleum company also becomes the part of PM inaugurated project

KARACHI: Newsone has taken initiative to clean and green Pakistan in accordance with the initiative led by Prime Minister Imran Khan. By leading from the front, different organizations have followed Newsone suit in playing their part for 'Clean and Green' Pakistan. This time around, on the occasion of Pakistan’s 71st Independence anniversary, Byco a petroleum company based in Karachi, Sindh,...

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Shoe company to design special footwear for India’s 12-toed champion

An Indian athlete with six toes on each foot who won gold at the Asian Games is to receive special custom-made shoes after a company boss was touched to hear of the pain she suffered while running in the heptathlon. The 21-year-old Swapna Barman spoke after winning the regional Olympics title on Thursday of how her rare deformity caused agony...

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Sufi Saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi ‘Urs’ begins from today

Web Desk: The IG Sindh, Abdul Majeed Dasti has ordered strict security as the urs of Sindh famous Saint Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi begins from today, Sunday (22 Zilhajj). Abdullah Shah Ghazi was an eighth century Muslim mystic and Sufi whose shrine is located in the Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan. According to city of Karachi’s historian and architect, Suhail...

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Google celebrates 88th birthday of Fatima Surayya Bajiya

KARACHI: Google is honouring renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer Fatima Surayya Bajiya on her 88th birthday with its doodle feature. Google often commemorates personalities of prominence around the world by changing its doodle on its home page, before her other Pakistani celebrities like Mehdi Hasan, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan were also...

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Remembering princess of Wales ‘Lady Diana’ on her 21st death anniversary

WEB DESK: Mourners from all over the world are paying their respects to Princess Diana who was tragically killed in a Paris car crash on August 31 1997. 21 years may have passed since her death shocked the world but her appeal remains undiminished. Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961, in Sandhringham, UK. Diana is not only remembered for...

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UK mulls ban on sale of energy drinks to kids

Britain´s government launched a public consultation Thursday over plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to young people, as it grapples with some of Western Europe´s worst child obesity rates. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to prevent retailers from selling popular energy drinks to children because of their high levels of sugar and caffeine. The government estimates more than...

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Kid you not: Goats can read your face

Goats can distinguish smiling human faces from frowning ones on photos, and actively seek out snapshots of happier individuals, a study said Wednesday. Shown two pictures of the same person -- one with a happy expression and the other angry -- 20 domesticated goats in an experiment were more likely to approach the smiling image and touch it with their...

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1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain passes away

RAWALPINDI: 1965 War veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at CMH Attock, ISPR reported. The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during 1965 war. Later, after spending 40 years in Indian jails, he was released during 2005. He was recipient of Sitara Jurrat. His Namaz e Jinaza will be offered tomorrow with full...

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10th death Anniversary of renowned poet Ahmed Faraz being observed today

The death anniversary of renowned powt Ahmed Faraz is being observed today. His real name was was Syed Ahmad Shah and he was born in Kohat on 12th January in 1931. He was awarded with numerous awards including Adam Jee Literary Award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz. Ahmed Faraz did his Masters in Urdu, Persian, and English literature and began his practical...

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APS survivor Ahmed sails through his O’level exams

Ahmad Nawaz - survivor of Army Public School (APS) attack in 2014, which claimed 144 lives of children and staff - received six A stars and two A’s in his General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE) examination. GSCE is a qualification in a specific subject typically taken by school students aged 14–16, at a level below A level in United Kingdom...

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Pakistan, Indian soldiers exchange sweets and pleasantries of Eid at Wagah

Pakistani and Indian border troops exchanged sweets along the Line of Control on the occasion of Eid ul Azha. Pakistan Rangers and India’s Border Security Force exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point along the LoC in Poonch,” an Indian defence spokesperson was quoted as saying by The Hindu. The sweets exchange is...

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‘Trash is gold’ as Benin community turns waste into biogas

Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas — and cash. "Our trash has become gold. We no longer throw it into the bush. We use it to make money," beams Alphonse Ago, who lives next to the centre in Houegbo...

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Pakistan Bohri community celebrates Eid-ul-Azha today

KARACHI: The Bohri community is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha across the country today. The biggest gathering of the Bohri community took place at Tahiri Mosque in Karachi's Saddar area. There were also gatherings at Pan Mandi, Soldier Bazaar, Baloch Colony, North Nazimabad and Hyderi areas of the metropolis. Special security arrangements were made at all the Bohri mosques around the city, with...

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Dr. Sheikh Hussein delivered annual Hajj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra

WEB DESK: Pilgrims has climbed Mount of Arafat marking the pinnacle of the annual Haj to listen to Hajj Sermon on Monday. The imam of Prophet's (PBUH) Mosque, Sheikh Hussein bin Abdelaziz al-Sheikh, delivered the sermon. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final...

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Nation commemorates Rashid Minhas on his 47th ‘martyrdom-versary’

WEB DESK: Nation is observing 47th martyrdom anniversary of national hero, Pilot Officer, Rashid Minhas Today. Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas was born on February 17, 1951 at Karachi. Rashid Minhas spent his early childhood in Lahore. Later, the family shifted to Rawalpindi. Minhas had his early education from St Mary’s Cambridge School Rawalpindi. Later his family shifted to Karachi. Minhas...

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The annual ceremony of changing Ghilaaf-e-Kaaba begins in Makkah

WEB DESK: The annual ceremony of changing Ghilaf-e-Kaaba began early morning today in Saudi Arabia.The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of 200,000 Riyal. It comprises 670kg pure silk, 120kg gold and 100kg silver. The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of Arafat. The ceremony starts after...

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Lost in translation? Not for Muslim hajj pilgrims

MAKKAH: Lost in translation? Not in Makkah, thanks to a dedicated squad of interpreters gearing up to help two million Muslims speaking dozens of languages at the annual hajj pilgrimage. The six-day hajj, which starts on Sunday, is one of the five pillars of Islam, an act all Muslims must perform at least once if they have the means to...

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