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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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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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Sindh governor shares 40-year old autograph signed by PM Imran

WEB DESK: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail took to Twitter and shared a snap of an autograph that Prime Minister Imran Khan had signed to him 40 years ago. “Forty years ago, I took autograph from my hero Imran Khan. I became governor with the same signatures 40 years later,” he wrote. “Cannot be more thankful to God, May Allah give...

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Shoe company to design special footwear for India’s 12-toed champion

An Indian athlete with six toes on each foot who won gold at the Asian Games is to receive special custom-made shoes after a company boss was touched to hear of the pain she suffered while running in the heptathlon. The 21-year-old Swapna Barman spoke after winning the regional Olympics title on Thursday of how her rare deformity caused agony...

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Sufi Saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi ‘Urs’ begins from today

Web Desk: The IG Sindh, Abdul Majeed Dasti has ordered strict security as the urs of Sindh famous Saint Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi begins from today, Sunday (22 Zilhajj). Abdullah Shah Ghazi was an eighth century Muslim mystic and Sufi whose shrine is located in the Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan. According to city of Karachi’s historian and architect, Suhail...

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Google celebrates 88th birthday of Fatima Surayya Bajiya

KARACHI: Google is honouring renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer Fatima Surayya Bajiya on her 88th birthday with its doodle feature. Google often commemorates personalities of prominence around the world by changing its doodle on its home page, before her other Pakistani celebrities like Mehdi Hasan, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan were also...

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Remembering princess of Wales ‘Lady Diana’ on her 21st death anniversary

WEB DESK: Mourners from all over the world are paying their respects to Princess Diana who was tragically killed in a Paris car crash on August 31 1997. 21 years may have passed since her death shocked the world but her appeal remains undiminished. Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961, in Sandhringham, UK. Diana is not only remembered for...

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