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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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Kim Jong Un ‘deeply moved’ by K-pop concert: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, clapped and said he was "deeply moved" by a rare performance by South Korean K-pop stars in Pyongyang, state media reported Monday. The high profile appearance of Kim and his wife, former singer Ri Sol Ju, at the concert was unusual as his authoritarian regime typically struggles to prevent any infiltration of the...

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New Islamabad airport in Pictures

Web Desk: The government has decided to inaugurate the newly-built Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on April 20, said the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The authority has urged all stakeholders to make necessary arrangements to ensure smooth transfer of all activities from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIAP) to the new airport before April 20. On Feb 20, Prime Minister Shahid...

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Public, Friend, Family flock to funeral of physicist Stephen Hawking

CAMBRIDGE: Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as “an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos”. Hawking, crippled since a young man by a degenerative disease, beat the odds stacked against him to became the most celebrated scientist of his era. His work ranged from the origins...

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Japan whalers return from Antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said. A fleet of five whalers set sail for the Southern Ocean in November, as Tokyo pursues its "research whaling" in defiance of global criticism. Three of the vessels, including the fleet's...

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Malala built girls school, a symbol of change in Pakistan

SHANGLA: Dozens of girls in grey-and-white uniforms trooped into a building beneath a pine-covered ridge in Pakistan's mountainous Shangla district Friday for classes at the school built with Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Prize money. The Khpal Kor Model School, three storeys tall and with a computer lab, playground and library, is a symbol of the change that Malala has helped bring...

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Nation pays tribute to legendary Sir Syed Ahmed Khan on his 120th death anniversary

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was born on October 17th 1817 in Delhi. His family was renowned for the positions they held during the Mughal regime. Sir Syed was the one who promoted the western education system, so the Muslims of India can go toe to toe with the British. With the continuation of these events, Sir Syed founded the famous...

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The first man in space Yury Gagarin, killed in plane crash 50 years ago

The first man in space, Russian Yury Gagarin, was killed in a mysterious plane crash a half-century ago, just seven years after his historic feat, a Soviet-era propaganda coup. Gagarin's 108-minute foray into space, which beat the United States' own effort by three weeks, made him a Russian hero even after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Here...

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Impressive flag-lowering ceremony held at Wagah Border

LAHORE: The Wagah border was a sight for sore eyes on Friday as a charged-up crowd kept on chanting slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar (God is great) and Pakistan Zindabad. Thousands of people attended the distinguished ceremony. During the lowering of the flags ceremony, the crowd could be heard chanting loud and clear 'Pakistan Zindabad'. Sea of national flags could be seen...

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Fifth death anniversary of 1965 war hero MM Alam being observed today

Web Desk: The 1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as MM Alam is being remembered on the 5th death anniversary on Sunday. MM Alam is remembered for establishing a world record of downing five Indian aircrafts in less than a minute on 07 September 1965, the last four within thirty second, with total of nine aircraft downed in the war. Alam...

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US moves to slash nicotine in cigarettes

US regulators Thursday opened the door to slashing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in order to make them less addictive, a move that could mean millions fewer smokers in the years to come. The US Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking public input and will begin "to explore a product standard to lower nicotine in cigarettes to...

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Pakistan much happier than India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan: UN

Pakistan is the 75th happiest country in the world, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday. Pakistan ranks higher than Bangladesh (115), India (133) and Afghanistan (145) in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s (SDSN) 2018 World Happiness Report which ranked 156 countries according to things such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence...

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Stephen Hawking, a brief history of modern day scientist

LONDON: Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain´s most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Born on January 8, 1942 -- 300 years to the day after the death of the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei -- he believed science was his destiny. But fate also...

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Remembering revolutionary poet Habib Jalib on his 25th death anniversary

Web Desk: Habib Jalib born on March 24, 1928 was a most celebrated Pakistani revolutionary poet of 20th century. The 25th death anniversary of revolutionary poet Habib Jalib is being observed today across the country. He was awarded with Nishan-i-Imtiaz and Nigar Awards. He migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India and worked as a proofreader for Daily Imroze of Karachi....

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British geneticist Sulston dies age 75: institute

Nobel prize-winning British scientist John Sulston, a leading figure in the race to decipher the human genome, has died at the age of 75, the institute he founded said Friday. Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, described the professor, who died on Tuesday, as a "great scientific visionary leader". In 2002, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize...

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India’s Supreme Court upholds passive euthanasia to relieve patient from pain sufferings

New-Delhi: India’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that individuals had a right to die with dignity, allowing passive euthanasia with guidelines in a landmark verdict. The top court also permitted individuals to draft a “living will” specifying that they not be put on life support if they slip into an incurable coma. The five-judge Constitution bench headed by the Chief...

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China villagers ‘eat’ sparks to ring in Year of the Dog

Working themselves into a trance, bare-chested men in eastern China lean into incandescent fountains of sparks to cleanse themselves of evil spirits and ensure a fortuitous new year. The spectacular scene takes place annually in villages such as Xiaohu in coastal Fujian province, which is home to an array of colourful centuries-old Lunar New Year rites linked to ancient customs...

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