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IHC declares arbitration council’s permission mandatory for second marriage

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court declared on Sunday the permission from the arbitration council mandatory for second marriage, regardless of the husband having prior permission from the first wife. In a 12-page statement issued today by IHC’s Chief Justice Athar Minallah, the court declared mandatory to take the arbitration council’s permission prior to the second marriage. The court ruled, "a...

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Holi being celebrated across Pakistan, world today

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Hindu community across the World and in Pakistan are celebrating the '" festival of colors"--- Holi with zeal and fervor. The Holi celebrations signal the end of winter and the arrival of spring, with the official festival taking place from March 20-21. Revellers spray coloured powder and water at each other and dance as well as...

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Six death anniversary of 1965 war hero MM Alam being observed today

The 1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam, popularly known as MM Alam is being remembered on his 6th death anniversary on Sunday. MM Alam is remembered for establishing a world record of downing five Indian aircrafts in less than a minute on 07 September 1965, the last four within thirty second, with total of nine aircraft downed in the war. Alam was...

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US newspaper places PM Imran Khan on its list for possible Nobel Peace Prize award

NEW YORK: A major US newspaper has placed Prime Minister Imran Khan on its "starting list" of world leaders to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, citing his leadership in de-escalating the recent tensions between India and Pakistan. Besides the Pakistani leader, The Christian Science Monitor has listed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for opening a door to North Korea...

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Krishna Kohli presides over senate session on International Women’s Day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first ever Thai-Hindu female Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli is set to preside today’s Upper House senate session coinciding with the International Women’s Day. Senator Faisal Javed Khan tweets,“Chairman Senate of Pakistan decided to make our colleague Krishna Kumari Kohli aka Kishoo Bai to Chair the Senate for today on Women's Day.” https://twitter.com/FaisalJavedKhan/status/1103920467033767936 39-year old Kohli, a leader of...

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Eminent author Stanley Wolpert, writer of ‘Jinnah of Pakistan’ passes away

WASHINGTON: Author Stanley Wolpert, popular in Pakis­tan for his books on Quaid-i-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, died in California last night. He was 91. In his long career as an author, teacher and political commentator, Prof Wolpert published 15 books, including four novels, but the one that made him a must read in Pakistan is Jinnah of Pakistan,...

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Canadian couple builds world’s largest snow maze

A-maze-ing: a snow labyrinth in the frigid, windswept prairies of Western Canada has broken the record for the world´s biggest. According to Guinness World Records, the whopping 2,789.11 square meters (30,0021.73 square feet) of terrain dwarfs the previous Canadian record holder at the Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario. For years, farmers Clint and Angie Masse would ring...

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India’s defeat in aerial dogfight with Pakistan has left them vulnerable: NYT

India’s defeat to the Pakistan Air Force in last week’s aerial dogfight has exposed its “vintage” military, a New York Times report published on Sunday said. “The aerial clash, the first by the South Asian rivals in nearly five decades, was a rare test for the Indian military — and it left observers a bit dumbfounded. While the challenges faced by the...

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Pakistani Sikhs come out in support of Pakistan against Indian adventurism

TAXILA: Sikhs attended a rally on Thursday outside Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal protesting Indian intrusion at the Line of Control and to express solidarity with the armed forces whilst celebrating Pakistan's act of self defense and dignified stance for peace and reconciliation. Sikh leaders addressing the rally condemned the violation of Pakistani airspace by Indian forces, saying every Sikh...

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Vatican Treasurer Pell found guilty of abusing two choir boys 22 years ago

MELBOURNE: An Australian court has found Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican Treasurer and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, guilty on five charges of child sexual offences committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys. The verdict was made public on Tuesday following the lifting of a suppression order on the case. A jury in the Country Court...

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‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee refound

PARIS: The world´s largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. Despite its conspicuous size, no one had observed Wallace´s giant bee -- discovered in the 19th century by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace...

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44 killed in the name of cows, BJP complicit: HRW report

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is increasingly using communal rhetoric to spur a violent vigilante campaign against religious minorities, reveals a report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The 104-page report titled, “Violent Cow Protection in India: Vigilante Groups Attack Minorities,” states that between May 2015 and December 2018, at least 44 people – including 36 Muslims...

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Punjab to administer polio vaccine and drops to children up to 10 years

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Sunday announced that children till the age of 10 years will be administrated polio drops after two new cases of polio surfaced in Lahore after two years. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was briefed about the new cases of polio in the province and told the children were administered polio drops under the polio campaign, however,...

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Pakistani student Raadeyah Aamir selected for NASA internship

Twelve-year-old Raadeyah Aamir has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a one-week internship in United States. Raadeyah is a student of class eight and is among a group of 26 students from across the world, who have been selected for NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre’s seven-day program. According to the statement released by the US Embassy...

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Harrison Ford attacks leaders who deny climate change

Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford on Tuesday attacked US President Donald Trump and other world leaders who deny climate change saying they were "on the wrong side of history". Ford, who famously played the title role of Indiana Jones and also Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, was in Dubai to address climate change at the World Government Summit. "Around...

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Government lists ‘salient features’ of 2019 Hajj policy

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has highlighted the salient features of its latest Hajj policy, for the year 2019, a memo released on Monday read. Issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the document lists 27 important features of the Hajj Policy 2019. They are as follows: 1. Hajj quota allocated to Pakistan is 179,210 + 5,000. 2. Government Hajj...

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First death anniversary of human rights activist Asma Jahangir today

Today marks the first death anniversary of renowned Human Rights Activist, Asma Jahangir who passed away on 11th February, 2018. Late Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir had also been been awarded the UN Human Rights Prize 2018. “Many remember Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir as ‘a giant’ in the global human rights movement. Learn about her fearless contributions to human...

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