College principal shot dead by student in Charsadda

College principal shot dead by student in Charsadda

A grade 12 student at a private college in Charsadda shot dead the principal of the college on Monday, District Police Officer (DPO) Charsadda Zahoor Afridi said. Shabqadar police said Faheem fired six bullets at his principal Sareer which proved fatal. They said the principal had earlier expressed his anger...

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Apple partners with Malala Fund to fight for girls’ education

Apple partners with Malala Fund to fight for girls’ education

Apple announced yesterday that the company is partnering with the Malala Fund to become its first Laureate Partner in order to fund free education for girls. The Fund led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai aims to educate young girls to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The programs banner under the Gulmakai...

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The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

“When we look at the sky, we imagine gods, when we look at the ocean, we imagine islands.” Thus begins the author Malachy Tallack his wonderful book “ The Un-Discovered Islands “ or “ Islands Des-known ” , illustrated by Katie Scott, in which he talks about two dozen islands that were once believed to be real. And, according...

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Pakistan ranks 47th on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index – much better than India

Pakistan ranks 47th on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index – much better than India

Pakistan was ranked at the 47th place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, while India is behind Pakistan at the 62nd rank, according to World Economic Forum. (WEF) Norway remains the world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again tops the list of emerging economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said while releasing the...

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The Tale of Everyday Heroes in Pakistan – Rava Special Report

The Tale of Everyday Heroes in Pakistan – Rava Special Report

While our country has the highest youth bulge with massive potential, the heroes and high achievers usually go unnoticed amidst the ‘terror news’ and negative triggers on mainstream media. Not all superheroes wear capes. Unlike their depiction in popular culture, heroes have no fixed templates. They may not always pop out...

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Punjab University situation under control, VC vows action against perpetrators

Punjab University situation under control, VC vows action against perpetrators

LAHORE: A large contingent of police stands guard at the Punjab University where two groups clashed over a cultural event in the wee hours of Monday morning.  Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and ordered CPO Lahore to submit a report.  Speaking to Geo News, Vice...

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Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ

Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ

Investor Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, the biggest- and third-largest shareholders of Xerox Corp, jointly plan to push the printer and photocopier maker to explore options, including a sale of the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Icahn and Deason, who together own 15.7 percent of the photocopier...

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Baseless, negative, insulting, venomous campaign: Jang/Geo Group issues legal notice to Imran Khan

Baseless, negative, insulting, venomous campaign: Jang/Geo Group issues legal notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: For all false, baseless, unfounded allegations and a malicious campaign that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has launched against Jang/Geo Group, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group and Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, has served a legal notice on Imran Khan, asking him to tender an unconditional apology...

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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy – memo

Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy – memo

Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the owner of the largest U.S. East Coast oil refining complex, announced to its employees on Sunday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to an internal memo reviewed. The bankruptcy would come six years after private equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG.O)...

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What are the calories that obsess us so much and how are they measured?

What are the calories that obsess us so much and how are they measured?

We count them, we worry about the ingested ones or those that we burn, and sometimes they torment us because they are the price that we pay for a pleasure. But, do you know what exactly calories are? For a calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature...

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Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

SAO PAULO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Wal-Mart is being advised by Goldman Sachs & Co, according to one...

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Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

PARIS – French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatment for rare diseases. Sanofi has agreed to buy all of the outstanding shares of Bioverativ...

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Naqeebullah killing: Won’t appear before probe team today, says Rao Anwar

Naqeebullah killing: Won’t appear before probe team today, says Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar announced on Monday that he will not appear before the investigative committee probing the Naqeebullah fake encounter case. SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud. Mehsud, 27, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ‘exchange...

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NAB files supplementary reference against Sharif family in London flats case

NAB files supplementary reference against Sharif family in London flats case

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a supplementary reference against the Sharif family in the pending London flats case, reported Express News. The reference lists seven new witnesses of which two are based in the United Kingdom (UK). According to Express News, witness statements have been documented already.   The reference...

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New Zealand win 1st T20 against Pakistan

New Zealand win 1st T20 against Pakistan

Pakistan´s batting woes continued Monday in the first Twenty20 in Wellington as New Zealand beat the tourists by seven wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. New Zealand chased down 106 with seven wickets in hand and 25 balls remaining, driven by a power batting show by Colin...

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Turkish army crosses the border to attack Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkish army crosses the border to attack Kurdish enclave in Syria

The Turkish government also confirmed that units of the Syrian militias allied with Ankara, known as the Free Syrian Army (SLA), accompany the Turkish military. The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, announced this Sunday (21.01.2018) that the first Turkish soldiers have entered the Kurdish canton of Afrin, in the...

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‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ becomes highest grossing Pakistani movie of all time

‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ becomes highest grossing Pakistani movie of all time

The Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Urwa Hocane starrer Punjab Nahi Jaungi emerged as the biggest Pakistani movie of 2017. With its strong plot, stellar acting and rock solid cast, the film was a clear winner at the box office. Now, the protagonists of the blockbuster have announced that Punjab Nahi Jaungi has surpassed...

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Paul Bettany in talks to play Prince Philip in The Crown

Paul Bettany in talks to play Prince Philip in The Crown

Paul Bettany does look the part, but may be too young, or at least too young to play older Duke of Edinburgh. He plays the role of Jarvis and Vision in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Paul Bettany is reportedly all set to don the role of Prince Philip in Netflix’s...

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10 things that changed with Donald Trump in the United States in his first year as president

10 things that changed with Donald Trump in the United States in his first year as president

A quarter of Donald Trump’s presidential term has passed, enough time to judge his performance so far. There have been promises fulfilled, promises broken and promises ignored. In addition, the president reaches his first anniversary with 39% approval in the polls, the lowest of all US presidents. in its first year....

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What is the “snowflake” generation and why is it accused of being conflictive?

What is the “snowflake” generation and why is it accused of being conflictive?

If you create half of what you read on the Internet, you will conclude that the generation of millennials (people born between 1980 and 1999) have both cultivated both a fondness for eating avocado and a resounding refusal to learn to spell. But the truth is that by the year...

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Black Panther is Marvel’s James Bond: Ryan Coogler

Black Panther is Marvel’s James Bond: Ryan Coogler

Black Panther will kick off 2018 for Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther debuted in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War (fighting from Tony’s side). Black Panther will kick off 2018 for Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther debuted in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War (fighting from...

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali loves challenges and his films before Padmaavat are proof

Sanjay Leela Bhansali loves challenges and his films before Padmaavat are proof

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film had quite a journey from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmaavat’. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor garnered trouble, but this time it was bit more than SLB’s previous films. There are good directors, and there are bad directors. And then there are mavericks...

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Ranveer Singh is obsessed with his ‘monster’ Khilji avatar in Padmaavat, shares photos

Ranveer Singh is obsessed with his ‘monster’ Khilji avatar in Padmaavat, shares photos

Ranveer Singh seems to have loved playing this very different avatar in Padmaavat and in the recent post he is calling himself a ‘monster’. Ranveer Singh is known for the energy and enthusiasm he brings in wherever he goes. Be it any awards night like the recent Filmfare Awards 2018, or...

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Alia Bhatt is a picture of fun and frolic at her best friend’s wedding; see photos, videos

Alia Bhatt is a picture of fun and frolic at her best friend’s wedding; see photos, videos

Alia Bhatt was seen in a yellow anarkali dress at the mehendi which took place on January 21. A sangeet night also took place on Sunday where Alia was seen flaunting some dance moves. Here are all the pictures. Alia Bhatt is having a gala time. The actor has taken some...

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When Meryl Streep recommended an exorcist to Steven Spielberg

When Meryl Streep recommended an exorcist to Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep’s latest movie titled The Post is her first time in front of the camera for Spielberg and the Oscar-winning actress said she was “completely unprepared” for his approach to filmmaking, including a lack of rehearsal process. Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep helped filmmaker Steven Spielberg find an exorcist to...

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Shah Rukh Khan on Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’s 18 years: This one was special

Shah Rukh Khan on Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’s 18 years: This one was special

Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani completes 18 years in Bollywood leaving SRK nostalgic about the film. Shah Rukh says the film has made him stronger. The Baadshah of Bollywoood, Shah Rukh Khan’s first attempt as a producer under his own production company ‘Dreamz Unlimited’...

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Rajkummar Rao gracious for his big win at Filmfare, remembers his mother

Rajkummar Rao gracious for his big win at Filmfare, remembers his mother

Kriti Sanon, Manoj Bajpayee, Anil Kapoor among others wish Rajkummar Rao for his big win at the Filmfare. The Newton actor has bagged two black ladies for his performances in Newton and Bareilly Ki Barfi. Rajkummar Rao is high on success with some of the biggest hits of 2017 to...

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Naqeebullah killing case: Police raid SSP Rao Anwar’s residence

Naqeebullah killing case: Police raid SSP Rao Anwar’s residence

KARACHI: Police officials conducted a raid today at the residence of suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar but failed to find him there. Two individuals present at the residence were taken into custody and are being questioned, sources said.  SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native...

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Pakistan set 106 target against dominant New Zealand in first T20I

Pakistan set 106 target against dominant New Zealand in first T20I

WELLINGTON: The Pakistani batsmen crumbled again in first T20 International against New Zealand at Westpac stadium in Wallington to leave their team put a total of 105 on board with 2 balls remaining,  after a humiliating 5-0 clean sweep in the ODI series earlier. Winning the toss, the Black Caps...

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The striking reaction of Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving a blow to the face

The striking reaction of Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving a blow to the face

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke his goal drought in his performance this Sunday. But it was not his entry that made the headlines. After suffering an injury, he borrowed a doctor’s mobile phone to check the wound on his face with the camera . While the commentators laughed, declaring that they had now “seen it...

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Afghanistan: At least 18 civilians die in assault on a luxury hotel in Kabul that lasts for more than 12 hours

Afghanistan: At least 18 civilians die in assault on a luxury hotel in Kabul that lasts for more than 12 hours

At least 18 civilians, including 14 foreigners and 4 Afghans, were killed on Saturday in an attack on the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials indicated that the Taliban, which carried out an attack on the same hotel in 2011, claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the...

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‘Naqeebullah’s only fault was that he was from the tribal areas’

‘Naqeebullah’s only fault was that he was from the tribal areas’

KARACHI: All records have been broken in Karachi. During 118 police encounters more than 400 people lost their lives and there is no one to hold the culprits responsible, lamented Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Sirajul Haq. Speaking to the media in Sohrab Goth after condoling with the family of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a young...

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‘Political clowns’ staged a farce, says Shehbaz

‘Political clowns’ staged a farce, says Shehbaz

LAHORE: Talking about the recent Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s protest in Lahore Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif said ‘political clowns’ from across the country had gathered on the Mall Road to stage a farce. The major players of the farce were those who had looted the country with both hands. After laying...

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Pakistan awaits Afghan ‘fatwa’ against TTP, affiliates

Pakistan awaits Afghan ‘fatwa’ against TTP, affiliates

ISLAMABAD: In October last year, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa traveled to Kabul as part of efforts to improve strained ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan. One of the decisions, according to Kabul, reached during the visit was that Pakistan would seek a ‘fatwa’ or religious decree from its religious scholars...

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PML-N stands to benefit from opposition disarray

PML-N stands to benefit from opposition disarray

ISLAMABAD: The opposition may be rolling up its sleeves to make the anti-government measures a success in a bid to prevent the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from attaining majority in the Senate in the March election, but its plan are far from materialising owing to serious differences between parties. The divide...

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