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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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Pakistan’s girl cadets dream of taking power

MARDAN: At a revolutionary school in Pakistan, Durkhanay Banuri dreams of becoming military chief, once a mission impossible for girls in a patriarchal country where the powerful army has a severe problem with gender equity. Thirteen-year-old Durkhanay, a student at Pakistan's first ever Girls' Cadet College, established earlier this year in the deeply conservative northwest, brims with enthusiasm and confidence...

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Hitler’s Nazi-parade Mercedes limo set for US auction

WASHINGTON DC: A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month – one of only four such models ever built. Powered by a 7.7-liter supercharged engine capable of exceeding 100 mph (160 kph), the Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser – known to the world as the “Super Mercedes”...

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Google commemorates the life and works of Mirza Ghalib with a Doodle

Google has maintained a tradition of revering famous and know personalities on their birthdays as well as on their death anniversaries by changing the Google doodle. These personalities include people from all walks of life. Today, Google changed its doodle on the occasion of the birthday of famous Urdu language poet Mirza Ghalib. Today is his 220th birthday. He was...

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Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Quaid-e-Azam the leader of leaders, values

On the 141 Birthday of the founder of the nation Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah let us remember the principles he stood for. He stood for justice, for freedom, for equal rights, for the rule of people, for an open society and for a noble Pakistan. Through ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ he turned the Muslim nation into a dynamic force...

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World’s largest amphibious aircraft takes off in China

China's home-grown AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed "Kunlong" according to state news agency Xinhua, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after roughly an hour-long flight. With a wingspan of 38.8 metres (127 feet) and powered by four turboprop engines, the...

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Miss America bosses under fire for misogynistic emails

New York: Leaders of the Miss America beauty pageant were fending off calls for their mass resignation after leaked internal emails showed misogynistic, fat-and slut-shaming language, US media reported Friday Forty-nine former Miss Americas, including a 87-year-old crowned in 1948 and a former Fox News host, signed an open letter published by HuffPost demanding the resignations of the organization´s CEO,...

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PSO AND SHAHID AFRIDI FOUNDATION JOIN IN THEIR MISSIONS TO EDUCATE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF PAKISTAN

KARACHI: PSO CSR Trust (PSO) and Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) have joined hands in their resolve to ensure continued provision of education for future generations of Pakistan. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between both the organizations, PSO confirmed a financial support of Rs 3.25 million to SAF’s Malikpur, Lahore School Campus for a period of one year. Hundreds of...

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Hafeez Jalandhari Death Anniversary: The man who gave the sense of ‘Nationhood’ through his words

Late Hafeez Jalandhari was born in Jalandhar, India, on 14th of  January, 1900. He was a famous poet of urdu-language of Pakistan. His pen name was Abu AL Asr. Jalandhari’s father was Sham-ud-Din who was a Hafiz-e-Quran. Because of his father’s love for Quran, Jalandhari received his early education in a madrassa and then in a mediocre school till seventh...

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26yo woman gives birth to daughter frozen as embryo for 24 years

A woman in Tennessee has given birth to a baby daughter that was frozen as an embryo 24 years ago. It is believed to be a world record for frozen embryo to result in a successful birth. Baby Emma Wren was born to parents Tina and Benjamin Gibson on November 25, local media WATE, citing the National Embryo Donation Center...

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Jinnah’s rare photographs on display in Islamabad ahead of founder’s birthday

ISLAMABAD: “Hamara Quaid” — a week-long exhibition showcasing rare photographs and portraits of Pakistan's founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah — opened here Wednesday at the Aiwan-e-Quaid as part of the celebrations to educate youth about the great leader's struggle and sacrifices. Inaugurated by Marriyum Aurangzeb — the Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage — and arranged by Directorate...

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Delhi rolls out ‘anti-smog’ mist cannon in trial run

India on Wednesday unveiled a new weapon against air pollution -- an "anti-smog gun" which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution. The cannon's Indian manufacturers say the fine droplets of water it ejects at high speed can flush out deadly airborne pollutants in one of the world's smoggiest...

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Scientists claim smallest Christmas card

British scientists have created what they believe is the world’s smallest Christmas card, a seasonal greeting so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the U.K.’s national measurement standards laboratory, measures 15 x 20 micrometers. A micrometer is one millionth of a meter. It...

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World’s steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH: Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world’s steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts. Swiss President Doris Leuthard will officially open the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) project running from Schywz to the mountain village of Stoos, which lies 1,300 meters (4,300 ft) above sea level in central Switzerland. The...

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Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI: Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday. Libya’s western shores are the main departure point for migrants mainly from sub-Saharan countries fleeing poverty and conflict trying to reach Europe. Arrivals to Italy have fallen by two-thirds since July from...

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Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

President Vladimir Putin has said he regards Arctic exploration a priority for Russia, but added it should also respect nature. Speaking at his annual end of year conference on Thursday, Putin stressed the importance of the Arctic for Russia and called it a main source for the country's mineral riches. "The industrial exploration of the Arctic, including the extraction of...

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2017: The list of most ‘googled’ people in Pakistan revealed

KARACHI: Google has unveiled the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in the outgoing year 2017. The top people search indicated that Pakistanis follow a variety of local and international personalities. Google’s Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captures the nation’s interest during the year. Here is the...

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