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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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WWE fires champion over rape allegations

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore, who was suspended yesterday following rape allegations from a woman in Phoenix who says Amore sexually assaulted her at a hotel party in October, has now been released from the company. In a short statement, WWE said “WWE has come to terms on the release of Eric Arndt (Enzo Amore).” A possible reason as to...

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Animals with bigger brain size more intelligent

ISLAMABAD: Animals with largest brain volume, have superior cognitive powers, shows a large-scale investigation into the evolution of self-control in animals. According to psychologist Lucia Jacobs from University of California Berkeley,"The study levels the playing field on the question of animal intelligence," Science Daily reported. The findings challenge prevailing assumptions that "relative" brain size is a more accurate predictor of...

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Famous Journalist and Columnist Munno Bhai passes away

LAHORE: Country's famed columnist, journalist and playwright bid adieu this world, at the age of 86 today at his residence in Riwaz Garden. Munno Bhai was suffering from Heart and Kidney disease. Also, he was under treatment of Dialysis. His family appealed for special prayers from his fans and admirers. He was born on 6th of February 1933 in Wazirabad,...

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Remembering Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto on his 63rd Death anniversary

Karachi: It has been over six decades since the death of famous novelist and playwright Saadat Hasan Manto – a man, who through his writings, touched upon subjects which the society was ever reluctant to acknowledge. Manto narrated and unveiled unspoken ills of the society through his fearless and bold writing. Born in 1912 in Ludhiana, through his novels and...

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Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? … No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the US Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes and onlookers. The meteor was seen across the region in places such as Ohio, Michigan and Ontario at about 8 p.m. local time and registered a 2.0 magnitude...

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World’s fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

MASERU: A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million. The company unearthed the D-colour stone at the Letseng mine in the landlocked southern African country and described the 910-carat find as of "exceptional quality". "Since Gem...

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Saudi women attend football game for the first time

Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes. The new measure comes after Riyadh, long known for imposing harsh restrictions on women, announced it was lifting a ban prohibiting them from driving, as well as reopening cinemas. Women supporters,...

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#JusticeForZainab: Celebrities show their support

The abduction and molestation of 8 years old Zainab has jolted the collective conscience of our nation. People are using every available medium to raise their voices and are demanding arrest of the perpetrator of this heinous act. On Twitter #JusticeforZainab has become the top trend with thousands of people tweeting and expressing their sadness as well as anger over...

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Trump orders mental health aid for military veterans to prevent suicide

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious. Trump´s order directs the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs to ensure all uniformed service members have access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources in...

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Saudi women to attend official soccer matches for first time

Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to attend official soccer matches for the first time this year, as the kingdom relaxes rules on entertainment. Women can attend three matches this month, after the General Sports Authority said in October that three stadiums will no longer be male-only. The facilities in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam will be “prepared to be...

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BBC editor quits China post over pay discrimination

BEIJING: Carrie Gracie, the China editor for Britain’s public broadcaster, the BBC, has resigned from her post in Beijing due to pay disparities with her male colleagues, according to an open letter she wrote. The BBC has come under fire recently for paying male employees more and has pledged to close the gender gap by 2020. In July, it revealed...

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Shaheed Aitizaz Hassan – the boy who was too big for a bomb.

His friend use to joke ‘’ you’re too big for a bomb. There is little that a bomb can do to hurt you,” they would tease him. They talked about suicide bombers all the time. But, little do they know, when death would come knocking at their doors, it would be this Aitizaz Hassan who would stand in the way...

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Funeral Prayers Of Zubaida Tariq offered in Karachi

KARACHI: Funeral prayers of Zubaida Tariq famously known as Zubaida Aapa were offered after Friday prayers, according to NewsOne. Zubaida Tariq's funeral prayer was offered at Sultan Masjid, Defense (DHA). AirWaves Media Group Chairman Tahir.A.Khan and CEO Seema Tahir, expressed their grief over the demise of Pakistan's famous celebrity Zubaida Tariq. Both have prayed for her higher stature in the...

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Arundhati Roy: the literary canary in India´s coalmine

NEW DELHI: She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two decade hiatus, but Indian writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed". Sitting in a cafe in the bowels of Old Delhi´s labyrinthine streets on a chilly winter´s afternoon, the 56-year-old...

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No more chocolate in the near future

Scientists have warned that the cocoa plant could go extinct within 32 years as the threat of rising temperatures might ruin the necessary conditions for the plant to thrive. Climate change has jeopardized the very existence of chocolate: according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a temperature rise of 2.1 degrees centigrade could leave humanity without chocolate by...

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US military to accept transgender recruits on Monday: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the US military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban. Two federal appeals courts, one in Washington and one in Virginia, last week rejected the administration’s...

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