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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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Giant galaxy supercluster found lurking in early Universe

PARIS: Scientists have discovered a primitive "supercluster" of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. The structure, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive to be found so early in the formation of the Universe, which sprang into existence around 13.7 billion years ago. Its titanic mass is one million billion times...

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Stephen Hawking’s final book offers brief answers to big questions

Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched on Monday by his children, who helped complete the book after the British astrophysics giant's death. Hawking was forever being asked the same things and started work on Brief Answers to the Big Questions last year — but did not finish it...

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President kicks off Anti-measles drive across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday launched the national immunization drive against measles, under which children aging nine months to five years will be vaccinated during October 15-27. The President initiated the campaign here at the Poly Clinic Hospital as part of the government’s Expanded Programme of Immunization. President Dr Alvi said around 34.6 million children would be vaccinated...

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Plane lands in US after world’s longest flight

NEW YORK: An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singa­pore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in 2013. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 arrived at 5.29am (0929 GMT), having left Singapore’s Changi airport at 11.23pm on Thursday. That made for a flight of...

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The longest flights in the world

A new Singapore Airlines route connecting the city-state to New York goes into operation Thursday, becoming the longest commercial plane ride in the world. The journey covers a distance of 16,700 kilometres (10,400 miles) in just under 19 hours, making it the lengthiest in both distance and time. There is no economy class. The cabin is configured in only two...

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Happy Birthday PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Friday. the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan, turned to 66 years of age. Born in 1952, 5th October, PM Imran was a cricketer turned politician, who is cheered for leading National cricket team to win the world cup(1992) followed by the construction of Shaukat Khanam Cancer hospital. In 1996, the premier founded his political...

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Nobel Chemistry Prize won by trio for research harnessing evolution

TOCKHOLM: US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals, the jury said. Arnold, just the fifth woman to win the Nobel Chemistry Prize, won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor...

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Making ‘Moo-ves’: PM House auctions buffaloes

ISLAMABAD: An auction to sell buffaloes, allegedly bought to cater to the former Prime Minister's love for desi food were sold in a bidding. The auction is underway as the first buffalo was sold in an access of 3 lakh rupees. A total of 8 buffaloes are up for the taking in a hotly contested auction. In the first phase...

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Karbala teaches lesson to never bow before forces of tyranny

BY: | Waqas Jawaid |   Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of...

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Auction underway for luxury cars under PM’s jurisdiction

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday began the auction of a fleet of 102 luxury cars which are under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister of the country, the auction is a part of the federal governments austerity campaign trying to cut some economic losses. Thirty-four non-imported cars have been sold so far. In the second phase of the auction,...

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International Day of Democracy observed across world

Web Desk: International Day of Democracy was observed today to promote awareness about democracy and its principles. The International Day of Democracy 2018 coincides with this year’s 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, highlighting the values of freedom and respect for human rights as essential elements of democracy. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly...

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Martyrdom day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) observed

Web Desk: The Martyrdom day of second caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) observed on Wednesday across the country with religious fervor. Rallies are taken out and programs organized across the country to highlight the achievements of Hazrat Umar on the first of Muharram. Umar (R.A) was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He...

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Flipping pancakes! Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi bond over cooking

VLADIVOSTOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on Tuesday took a break from the heavy lifting of international diplomacy to toss pancakes on the sidelines of an economic forum. Xi is one of the big names at the event in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok, where the focus has been on economic ties and North Korea....

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Special program too mainstream street children unveiling soon: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood Tuesday announced to introduce a special programme for street children to educate them and bring them into mainstream. “Pakistan is currently facing various challenges in education sector however, the present government is fully cognizant of its responsibilities to resolve these challenges”, he said. The Minister was talking to a British...

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CPEC provides excellent opportunity to further enhance people to people exchanges: Jigme Wangtso

LHASA (China): China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will provide an excellent opportunity to both China and Pakistan to further promote and enhance people to people exchanges and cultural engagements in the days to come. “China and Pakistan are all-weather friends and strategic partners and I am sure that there will be a bright future of people to people exchange and cultural...

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PTI government committed to working on climate change

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is committed to working on climate change issues, said Malik Amin Aslam the advisor to prime minister on climate change. In a meeting of the Climate Change Caucus held at Parliament House on Monday, Malik Amin said the country’s first National Wildlife policy draft would be presented before the cabinet soon. “In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,...

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