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Anti-polio campaign begins nationwide

Web Desk: A week-long anti-polio campaign begins across the country on Monday. Around thirty nine million children under the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops. Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti-polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal Person for Polio eradication Babar Bin...

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145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday. The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the southern coast of the South Island. Half of the whales were already dead and due to the condition...

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Infant undergoes successful bone marrow transplant at NIBD

KARACHI: An infant successfully underwent a bone marrow transplant at the National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplantation (NIBD) in Karachi. The infant had been diagnosed with Omens Syndrome (SCID RAG-2 homozygous) when he was 12 days old in June 2018. The child, who is the youngest in Pakistan to ever undergo the treatment, was donated a part...

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Pakistani female ASP lead charge against Chinese consulate attackers

KARACHI: Assistant superintendent of police Suhaee Aziz Talpur was among the first to rush to the Chinese consulate in Karachi upon reports of gunshots and blasts heard outside the building. ASP Suhaee Aziz led the security operation to foil the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate, successfully engaging the suspects on the site. The first woman ASP from lower Sindh, Suhaee Aziz...

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Pakistan offer to build Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims accepted by New-Delhi

NEW DEHLI: On Thursday, the Indian government has approved the development of Kartarpur corridor months after Pakistan offered to build the passage to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims wanted to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal District near the Indian border. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh....

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Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan for Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Web Desk: Over 3800 Sikh Yatrees from India arrived in Lahore through special trains via Wagah on Wednesday. The yatrees will take part in the 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Gurduwara, Janam Istan in  Nankana Sahib. The officials of Evacuee Trust Properties Board received Yastrees at the Wagah railways station. The ETPB spokesman Aamir Hashmi said that...

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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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