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Iconic Amjad Sabri’s third death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: The 3nd death anniversary of eminent Qawwal Amjad Sabri is being observed today, 16th Ramazan, 2019. Sabri, 40, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liaquatabad 10 area, when unidentified gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries. Both front side windows...

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‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound

PARIS: The world´s largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. Despite its conspicuous size, no one had observed Wallace´s giant bee -- discovered in the 19th century by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace...

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44 killed in the name of cows, BJP complicit: HRW report

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is increasingly using communal rhetoric to spur a violent vigilante campaign against religious minorities, reveals a report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The 104-page report titled, “Violent Cow Protection in India: Vigilante Groups Attack Minorities,” states that between May 2015 and December 2018, at least 44 people – including 36 Muslims...

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Punjab to administer polio vaccine and drops to children up to 10 years

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Sunday announced that children till the age of 10 years will be administrated polio drops after two new cases of polio surfaced in Lahore after two years. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was briefed about the new cases of polio in the province and told the children were administered polio drops under the polio campaign, however,...

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Pakistani student Raadeyah Aamir selected for NASA internship

Twelve-year-old Raadeyah Aamir has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a one-week internship in United States. Raadeyah is a student of class eight and is among a group of 26 students from across the world, who have been selected for NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre’s seven-day program. According to the statement released by the US Embassy...

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Harrison Ford attacks leaders who deny climate change

Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked US President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were "on the wrong side of history". Ford, who famously played the title role of Indiana Jones and also Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, was in Dubai to address climate change at the World Government Summit. "Around...

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Government lists ‘salient features’ of 2019 Hajj policy

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has highlighted the salient features of its latest Hajj policy, for the year 2019, a memo released on Monday read. Issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the document lists 27 important features of the Hajj Policy 2019. They are as follows: 1. Hajj quota allocated to Pakistan is 179,210 + 5,000. 2. Government Hajj...

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First death anniversary of human rights activist Asma Jahangir today

Today marks the first death anniversary of renowned Human Rights Activist, Asma Jahangir who passed away on 11th February, 2018. Late Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir had also been been awarded the UN Human Rights Prize 2018. “Many remember Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir as ‘a giant’ in the global human rights movement. Learn about her fearless contributions to human...

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CM Balochistan announces massive tree plantation drive in province

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal has announced that 1.2 million trees will be planted across the province this year. Speaking to media in Quetta, Kamal said that under a five-year project of tree plantation, more than 250 million trees would be planted throughout the province. He said that a new Forest Act will also be imposed soon to...

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Study dismisses that eating breakfast can help with weight loss

The idea that skipping breakfast contributes to weight gain doesn’t mean that eating breakfast can help with weight loss, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 13 studies in which some participants ate breakfast and others skipped it. The people who ate breakfast consumed more calories and weighed more than individuals who skipped this morning meal, a research review...

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Karl Marx grave memorial in London damaged in hammer attack

LONDON: A memorial to German philosopher Karl Marx at Highgate Cemetery in north London has been vandalized, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust said on Tuesday. The Grade-I listed monument appears to have been attacked by a hammer, the Trust added on Twitter. Images of the defaced memorial, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, show what appears...

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World Cancer Day observed

The World Cancer Day was observed today (Monday). The theme of the day this year is “ “I can, we can”. Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February. The Day aims to save millions of preventable...

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Iranian refugee wins top Australian prize for book written on his phone

SYDNEY: A refugee held in a remote Pacific detention center has won Australia’s top literature prize with his debut book, which he wrote on his mobile phone and delivered one chapter at a time via WhatsApp. Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian held in an Australian-run camp on a Papua New Guinea island, won the A$100,000 ($72,390) Victorian Prize for literature on...

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Biryani gets an entire festival, Governor Sindh makes official announcement

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday announced a “biryani festival” will be held in the metropolis annually. Addressing a lunch organised by the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP), the Sindh governor accepted a request to host a biryani festival and said, “We will be hosting a biryani festival soon and it will become an annual tradition.” Ismail vowed...

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PM Khan pays rich tribute to polio workers performing duty in harsh weather

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met and paid rich tribute to the polio workers who braved harsh snowy weather to perform their duties, vaccinating children against the crippling disease in the remote northern areas. The premier hosted the heroic polio workers at the Prime Minister House including Irfan, after a video went viral showing him making his way through...

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First hindu woman Suman Kumari appointed civil Judge

HYDERABAD: In Country's history,  first Hindu woman, Suman Kumari  have been appointed a civil judge after passing an examination for induction of judicial officers. Hailing from Qambar-Shahdadkot, Ms Kumari will serve in her native district. She has  worked for Advocate Rasheed A. Razvi’s firm after passing her LL.B. examination from Hyderabad followed by Masters degree in law from Szabist University....

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Trevor ‘world´s loneliest duck’dies on tiny Niue

SYDNEY: A lone duck named Trevor that lived on the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue has died, officials say, sparking an outpouring of grief from as far away as New Zealand. The celebrity mallard found fame last year after a visiting journalist from New Zealand discovered that his makeshift home, near a puddle, was used for directions. But his...

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