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UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit

LONDON: Britain's government on Wednesday announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said the change was aimed at attracting the "brightest and the best from around the world" and a sign of "the UK´s ambition once we have left the European Union". "Instead...

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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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Pakistan Navy to host Maritime Exercise ‘Aman-2019’ in Feb

Web Desk: Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said that Maritime Exercise 'Aman-2019' will be hosted by Pakistan Navy next month. Naval chief announced the decision during his meetings in Jordan with the heads of Royal Naval and Royal Air Forces of that country. According to Spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, matters of mutual interests including defence and naval partnerships were...

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World’s first International Day of Education being observed today

United Nations General Assembly on December 3 adopted a resolution with full consensus declaring January 24 as 'International Day of Education.' The proclamation of January 24 as the International Day of Education is an important step to promote education as a critical aspect of sustainable development. The UN resolution also mentioned every member states, organizations of the UN system, and...

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Anti-polio campaign begins nationwide

Web Desk: A week-long anti-polio campaign begins across the country on Monday. Around thirty nine million children under the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops. Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti-polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal Person for Polio eradication Babar Bin...

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Luxury Bus service from Karachi to Quetta inaugurated  

KARACHI: The 'Super International' sleeper Bus Service has been launched for passengers travelling from Karachi to Quetta. The luxury bus service provides passengers with facilities to ensure comfortable travel from Karachi to Quetta. At a price of Rs3,000 per ticket, the bus will leave from Saddar to the provincial capital on alternate days and finish the ten-hour trip in seven...

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10 years after Obama, race still agitating US politics

Barack Obama´s trailblazing presidency, a first for an African-American, began 10 years ago Sunday, a historic moment that some believed ushered in a post-racial America. But given the racial politics amplified in the era of successor Donald Trump, the hope and change of 2009 has led to mixed results. Advances in gender and racial equality have been unmistakeable over the...

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Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

"Norway needs more children! I don´t think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway´s prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern. Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region. The Nordic countries were long a bastion of strong fertility rates on an Old Continent that is rapidly getting older. But they...

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SC orders authorities to register christian marriages

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the relevant authorities to register Christian marriages in the country. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while heading a three member bench passed the order while hearing a case earlier today. The apex court directed all the Union Councils to ensure registration of marriages in the Christian community. It also ordered the...

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One egg to rule them all, Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record scrambled

NEW YORK: US social media star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had her world record for the most-liked image on Instagram swiped — by a photo of an ordinary brown egg. Jenner's birth announcement of daughter Stormi Webster on February 6 last year was the most popular post on the photo-sharing platform with 18.3 million likes but the egg,...

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Remembering Arfa Karim Randhawa on 7th Death Anniversary

LAHORE: The seventh death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer prodigy, Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa is being observed today (Monday). The young computer prodigy became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) at the age of nine. Karim was born in a small village near Faisalabad on Feburary 2, 1995. At the age of nine, she became MCP after passing its...

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Pakistan Post launches export parcel service ‘EMS Plus’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Post on Saturday launched an export parcel service ‘EMS Plus’ for small traders to deliver their consignments in foreign countries within 72 hours at minimum rates. Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed formally inaugurated the service in a ceremony at the Pakistan Post head office. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs Iftikhar...

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In search of Oil and Gas: Offshore drilling begins in Karachi’s ultra-deep waters

KARACHI:  According to an official of Ministry of Petroleum, after a gap of nine years,  offshore drilling began a day earlier with estimation of huge oil and gas deposits in ultra-deep waters at an estimated cost of over $100 million. The US firm ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest oil and gas firms, in collaboration with Italian firm Eni Pakistan...

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular´s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app developed...

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Mark your calendars: Interior ministry announces public holidays for 2019

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Wednesday has announced a total of 14 public holidays for year 2019. The interior ministry issued a notification of the public holidays for Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Labour Day, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha, Independence Day, Ashura, Eid Miladun Nabi and Quaid-e-Azam Day. According to the notification, the Muslim festivals will be observed as per the...

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