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Landmark Achievement: 10 million views on Barkat E Ramzan OST, Massive praise from world over

Earlier, the official lyrics and audio version of the OST was released to massive praise and approval and the much awaited video too was received in the same token. Like previous years, this year too, the listeners and viewers are left flabbergasted and on the edge of their seats for what is to come in this year’s mammoth Ramzan transmission...

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‘World’s oldest woman dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, according to Susumu Yoshiyuki, a health and welfare official. Tajima, who became the oldest woman...

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Nation observes 80th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal

Web Desk: The 80th death anniversary of national poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed on Saturday (April 21). Born in Sialkot, the Shair-e-Mashriq is considered to be one of the most important figures in South Asian literature, with works in both Urdu and Persian Allama Iqbal through his revolutionary thinking had given the Muslims of the...

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Barkat e Ramzan aims to spread joy and love once again, OST released

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Carrying forward the tradition of past year, this year too NewsOne aims to bring to you a Ramzan transmission unlike any other. Previous OST of the transmission sung by the mellifluous voice of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, will serenade the listeners yet again with the zeal and zest of the auspicious occasion...

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Age not a barrier as 96 years old Mexican woman fulfills dream of going to high school

MEXICO: Guadalupe Palacios stands out in her high school class in Mexico, and it is not just because of her gray hair, her deeply creased skin or her 96 years. Palacios, who is seeking to live out her dream of finishing high school by her 100th birthday, is also the most enthusiastic student in the classroom. "I feel ready to...

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Peoples bus Service launched in Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, the Sindh government has launched Peoples Bus Service with collaboration with private bus company, Daewoo, today. Initially 10 buses would run on the streets of Karachi, between Quaidabad and Tower, till 11pm. All 10 bused  have 30 seats and have separate doors for men and women to enter. However, the 10 buses are few very for a...

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Years after his hanging, Saddam Hussein mystery lives on

AL-AWJAH, IRAQ:  In his native village of Al-Awjah, the mausoleum of Iraq's executed dictator Saddam Hussein has been reduced to broken concrete and tangled barbed wire, showing no trace of his remains. The man who ruled Iraq with an iron fist for a quarter of a century was hanged at dawn on December 30, 2006, delighting many of the country's...

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Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been declared the largest country to provide shelter to refugees in the world by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). As per the UNHCR report, Pakistan was hosting the largest number of refugees in the country and as many as 1.45 million hailed from Afghanistan. The report added that Pakistan unconditionally hosted millions of refugees...

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Researchers find reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud

Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a "semi-infinite basis," according to a fresh study. The deposit, found within Japan's exclusive economic waters, contains more than 16 million tons of the elements needed to build high-tech products from mobile phones to electric vehicles, according to the study, released...

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Faithful storks keep long-distance love alive in Croatia

A faithful male flying thousands of miles each year to join his handicapped female who cannot fly -- the story of two storks in Croatia, Klepetan and Malena, is one of love and devotion beating the odds. By late March, Klepetan was back in the tiny village of Brodski Varos in eastern Croatia for the 16th year in a row,...

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Popularity of tigers, lions, bears could be their downfall: study

Iconic animals like elephants, tigers, lions and panda bears are everywhere in movies, books and toystores. But their wide pop culture presence skews public perception of how endangered these animals really are, researchers said Thursday. Online surveys, zoo websites, animated films and school questionnaires were scoured by US and French researchers for the study, published in journal PLOS Biology. Using...

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Imran Khan, Malala make it to the list of world’s most admired people

Web Desk: Pakistani Nobel Laureate and education activist Malala Yousufzai and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been featured in the list world most admired people. The list includes 20 men and 20 women, chosen as a result of online interviews in which more than 37,000 people from 35 countries participated. Imran Khan was listed among the 20 most admired men in...

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Pakistan asks UN to take action on Kashmir, UN wants Pakistan to decriminalize consensual sex

ISLAMABAD: In a surprise move, Pakistan has officially ‘noted’ a recommendation made during the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which suggest repealing laws barring adultery and non-marital consensual sex. It has also noted, among hundreds of other recommendations, others which suggest decriminalising such activities, and ensuring punishment for all perpetrators of violence against participants and those who may call for...

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Sania Mirza wants her child to have collective parents surname: Indian Media

PANAJI: According to Indian Media Tennis Star  Sania Mirza announced that "Mirza Malik" will be her child's last name. Expressing her wish to take her family name, "Mirza", forward, she said her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik "wants a daughter". "Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that...

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First mock flight landed at New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: First mock flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA)  landed at the New Islamabad International Airport on Saturday. PK-9001 departed from Benazir International Airport at 1:00pm and  landed at the new Islamabad airport around 1:30pm. Read More: NEW ISLAMABAD AIRPORT IN PICTURES The New Islamabad Airport will start operations from 20th April as staff will be then shifted from Benazir International...

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Prince Charles backs ‘blue economy’ to save Barrier Reef

Prince Charles has called for a "blue economy" to promote the sustainable use of ocean resources and save Australia's Great Barrier Reef, as he visits the World Heritage-listed ecosystem Friday. The 2,300-kilometre (1,429-mile) long biodiverse site off the Queensland state coast is reeling from significant coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change. The world's largest living...

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Remembering Ghulam Farid Sabri: A trendsetter for many Qawwals following him

Ghulam Farid Sabri was born in 1930 a major qawwali singer, and a leading member of the Sabri Brothers, which ruled qawwali  for three decades starting from 1970's era. He received the Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1978. He was also a Sufi mystic connected to the Chishti Order. Ghulam Fareed Sabri first public performance was at the annual Urs festival of the Sufi saint...

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