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World Diabetes day being observed today

KARACHI: November 14 marks World Diabetes Day which is observed all over the world, including Pakistan, to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications among the general population and preventative measures. Every year three million people die from diabetes-related causes, and the burden is particularly harsh in low and middle income countries like Pakistan, where diabetes is...

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World Diabetes day being observed today

KARACHI: November 14 marks World Diabetes Day which is observed all over the world, including Pakistan, to increase awareness of the effects of diabetes and its complications among the general population and preventative measures. Every year three million people die from diabetes-related causes, and the burden is particularly harsh in low and middle income countries like Pakistan, where diabetes is...

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Crazy in love? The Japanese man ‘married’ to a hologram

TOKYO: Akihiko Kondo´s mother refused an invitation to her only son´s wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn´t such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram. "For mother, it wasn´t something to celebrate," said the soft-spoken 35-year-old, whose "bride" is a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku. In fact, none of Kondo´s relatives attended his wedding to Miku...

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Pakistani govt to celebrate month of Rabiul Awwal officially

ISLAMABAD: The federal government announced on Saturday that it will officially celebrate the month of Rabiul Awwal. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the governments decision on Twitter. حکومت پاکستان نے ماہ ربیع الاول کو سرکاری طور پر منانے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے، اس سلسلے میں وزارت اطلاعات نے محمد مصطفیُ سرکار دو عالم رحمت العالمین رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ...

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Iqbal day observed

Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu, Arabic and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of...

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Poet of Emotions Jaun Elia death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: Renowned poet, biographer and scholar Jaun Elia is being remembered on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary,on Thursday (today). Jaun Elia was born on December 14, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. He was the youngest of his siblings and breathed his last on 8 November, 2002. His father, Shafiq Hasan Elia, was involved in art and literature and...

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Diwali in Pakistan: Pictorial Edition

The Hindu community in Pakistan celebrated Diwali on November 7 across the country. Earthen lamps were lit up at houses, special prayers were held at temples, sweets were distributed and the sky was illuminated with fireworks. Diwali celebrations at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Karachi - Online  Hindu community celebrating Diwali festival at Karshina Mandir in Lahore - APP   Hindu community celebrating...

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Diwali celebrations all across Pakistan today

KARACHI: Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is being celebrated today (Wednesday) by Hindu community in Karachi in a befitting manner. Special prayers were also offered for the progress and prosperity of the country. Diwali is marked with fireworks, festive meals and exchange of sweets and gifts. The Sindh government has declared Wednesday, November 7th, as holiday for Hindus in the...

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CPEC passenger bus service to be launched next week  

Web Desk: A bus service called China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) Passenger Bus Service (Pakistan-China) will start operations from November 3. It will be a 30-hour long trip and passengers will get to enjoy view of beautiful sights of northern Pakistan. Cameras have been placed inside the bus to ensure security of the passengers. As per schedule issued by authorized operator,...

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PM Imran Khan inaugurates Pakistan Citizen Portal to hear public complaints

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP) on Sunday. The portal will be used to send complaints and suggestions directly to the Prime Minister’s Office, which will oversee the process of addressing the public complaints. Speaking to APP, Deputy Secretary of Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU) Adil Saeed Safi said, “After registering with the portal, citizens...

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Pakistan urges UN to protect agonized women from foreign occupation

NEW YORK: Pakistan on Friday urged the UN Security Council to focus on protracted conflicts especially Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine to protect women who continue to suffer disproportionately from the violence perpetuated by foreign occupation. Speaking in the Security Council Debate on Women Peace and Security, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that women were soft targets...

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Pakistan will start space voyage in 2022: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that Pakistan will launch its first space mission in 2022. While holding a press conference after the federal cabinet session, Chaudhry said that a contract has been signed between a Chinese company and Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) in this regard. This will be Pakistan’s first space mission....

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275th urs of Great Sindh’s Sufi Saint, Poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai begins today

The 275th three-day annual Urs of great Sufi Saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai begins today (Wednesday). Governor Sindh Imran Ismael visited the grave of great Sufi saint and paid Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai a glowing tribute. In this regard, the organizing committee has announced the official events. The inauguration of the Urs began by laying chaddar and floral wreaths and...

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Following PM Imran initiative petroleum company also becomes the part of Clean Green Pakistan project

KARACHI: By leading from the front, different organizations have followed Prime Minister Imran Khan suit in playing their part for 'Clean Green' Pakistan. This time around, on the occasion of Pakistan’s 71st Independence anniversary, Byco a petroleum company based in Karachi, Sindh, conceived of launching their sustainability initiative to plant trees and to distribute seeds through its 350-outlet strong retail...

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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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