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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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Renowned Sindhi politician comrade Jam Saqi passes away in Hyderabad

KARACHI: Renowned Sindhi politician, writer and human rights activist Jam Saqi, 73 passed away in Hyderabad on Monday. Jam Saqi was suffering from multiple ailments, but the cause of death was kidney failure.  Saqi, born October 31, 1944, in the village of Jhanji in taluka Chachro, Tharparkar. He began his political career as part of a student union in 1961,...

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Indonesia scrubbing the ‘world’s dirtiest river’

The scabies on Indonesian rice farmer Yusuf Supriyadi's limbs are a daily reminder of the costs of living next to the "world's dirtiest river". Supriyadi depends on the Citarum's murky waters -- a floating carpet of household rubbish, toxic chemicals and animal feces -- to irrigate a small rice plot in West Java that sustains his family of six. The...

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Baloch Culture Day being celebrated with zeal and zest across Pakistan

QUETTA: Baloch culture day is being celebrated across the country and the Province of Balochistan including Kharan, Dalbandin, Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur, Nushki, Khuzdar, Chagai, Kalat, Mastung, Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Hub, Bolan and other areas on Friday. March 2nd is marked annually as Baloch culture day. Cultural programmes would be held at different places in Quetta including University of Balochistan, Millennium Mall...

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America still looking for Pakistan’s support to defeat terrorism, Alice Wells

WASHINGTON: US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Thursday said that the US wants mutual cooperation with Pakistan against terrorist organisations. In her interview with an American broadcast organisation, she said that the US wanted to become a partner of Pakistan against terrorist organisations. Wells said that the US focuses on maintaining trade...

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah launches Syria war video game

Sidling down the mean streets of Syria with his rifle, he picks off his enemies relentlessly: Ahmed is the hero of the video game Lebanon's Hezbollah movement launched on Wednesday. The Shiite armed group held a ceremony and news conference in Beirut to unveil the latest production of its electronic media department, which it named "Sacred Defence - Protecting the...

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Mystery shrouds Sridevi’s death, Autopsy reveals death by drowning

Bollywood’s female superstar, Sridevi, died in a Dubai hotel on February 24. She suffered a cardiac arrest while she was taking a bath on Saturday night, getting ready for a dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor. Sridevi was in Dubai for her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. She was joined by her younger daughter Khushi and Boney. Her husband flew back...

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Far-right extremists march in Sofia to honor pro-Nazi general

SOFIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of far-right extremists marched through the center of Sofia on Saturday to honor a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s. The march, which has raised concern in local media about the rise of the right wing in the Balkan state, went ahead despite international condemnation. It included a torchlight procession...

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Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

TOKYO: Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground. That’s exactly what 12 passengers did at First Airlines in central Tokyo this week, where they relaxed in first and business-class seats and were served four-course dinners, before immersing themselves in 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tours of the City of Light’s sights. “A real trip...

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Suspected poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim's body. The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where animals...

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Senior NC lawmaker chants ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in IHK Assembly

OCCUPIED SRINAGAR: A senior lawmaker of the National Conference and former speaker of the State Assembly , Mohammad Akbar Lone has raised pro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly after BJP members condemned the neighbouring country over the militant attack on the Sunjwan Army camp. “I am a Muslim first. My sentiments were hurt when they (BJP MLAs) were shouting “Pakistan Murdabad”...

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51 yo’ IAF officer shared secret info with Pakistani agents with fake accounts: Delhi Police

An Indian Air Force Group Captain arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police on charges of espionage was allegedly seduced on Facebook by two agents of Pakistan’s ISI and used WhatsApp to pass on sensitive information to them. Arun Marwaha, 51, was produced before a court on Thursday that sent him to police custody for five days. According to a Delhi...

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IoK remains shut down on Afzal Guru’s martyrdom anniversary

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir today to mark the fifth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader Muhammad Afzal Guru. All shops and businesses are closed while traffic is off the roads across the occupied territory, according to the Kashmir Media Service. Protest calls were also given for after Friday prayers by resistance leaders Syed Ali Gilani,...

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100 years on, real women’s equality remains elusive

LONDON: A century after women won the right to vote in Britain, the ideals of equality are resonating again in the global wave of sexual harassment allegations seen in recent months, a leading academic told AFP. "In both cases, it’s a discussion of equality," Myriam Boussahba-Bravard — a professor of women’s history and gender studies at Paris Diderot University —...

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A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

PARIS: Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale looks at the human trainer next to her pool, listens, then loudly vocalises: "Hello." It is not a perfect imitation, but, astonishingly, recognisable. It is the first scientific demonstration of an orca mimicking human words, which also included "Amy" -- the name of Wikie´s handler -- "Bye-Bye", and "One-Two-Three". "We were...

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BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

LONDON: Women working for the BBC have complained they were paid less than men in equivalent jobs and have accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at the public broadcaster. The complaints by BBC Women, a group of 170 staff, were sent to parliament’s media committee, which is investigating BBC pay after the corporation...

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Plethora of anchors reach SC Lahore registry for all Important Zainab Case Hearing

Lahore: The tragic murder of Zainab was given a new twist on Thursday when Dr Masood handed over to Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar two names in a folded paper who, he claimed, were behind an international racket running a child pornography ring. Later talking to journalists, he claimed that one of them was a sitting federal minister...

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