An evening with Rashid Mehmood

An evening with Rashid Mehmood

LAHORE:  An evening with the Film and Drama artist Rashid Mehmood held in Hall 3 at Alhamra Art Centre on Monday 26th Feb Mall Road. The evening was arranged by Pakistan Adbi Forum and Columnist Club. The evening was a mix of discussion on literature and poetry and life experience...

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CCI turns down proposal to devolve HEC

CCI turns down proposal to devolve HEC

ISLAMABAD: After three years of relentless deliberations, the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has turned down the proposal of devolving the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to provinces in view of the 18th Amendment. The issue that had been ping-ponging between the federal and provincial governments since 2014 has now been settled...

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Shehbaz Sharif appointed PML-N acting president

Shehbaz Sharif appointed PML-N acting president

LAHORE: The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has appointed Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as acting president of the party, on the recommendation of Nawaz Sharif, the deposed prime minister and former president of the ruling party. The CWC, which met in Lahore on Tuesday, also...

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5 moments to understand why the war in Syria enters its seventh year without a glimpse of peace

5 moments to understand why the war in Syria enters its seventh year without a glimpse of peace

The war in Syria is entering its seventh year and there is no near end. What began as popular protests for a change of government became a battlefield in which forces from different countries have intervened. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people have died and that there are millions of...

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These are the 5 economies that will grow fastest in the world in 2018

These are the 5 economies that will grow fastest in the world in 2018

The countries that recover after having gone through hell usually experience a rebound that leads them to grow at a shocking speed. But there is a power (which is not China), which seems unstoppable. A decade has passed since the financial crisis that shook the world unleashed. After many hardships, the...

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Are you Feeling Ugly? The Nightmare of living a life obsessed with your Appearance

Are you Feeling Ugly? The Nightmare of living a life obsessed with your Appearance

We unexpectedly catch sight of ourselves in a mirror and, in an instant, are thrown into despair: the odd nose, the unsatisfactory hair, the sickening skin tone, but most of all, the only too familiar, deeply gormless needy expression. It feels at such moments as if every worst fear about...

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What are the 50 most nutritious foods?

Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the necessary nutrients to meet, but not exceed, our daily needs. If such a product existed, consuming it without eating anything else would provide the optimal nutritional balance for our body. Such a complete food does not exist. But you can search for the closest. The...

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“Used, abused and raped”: women exploited in Syria in exchange for humanitarian assistance

“Used, abused and raped”: women exploited in Syria in exchange for humanitarian assistance

There are women in Syria who are being sexually exploited by men in charge of delivering humanitarian assistance from the UN and other international aid organizations. Several members of these agencies who work in the field have denounced the situation, explaining that these collaborators force women to exchange food and transportation...

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“The United States wants to leave Huawei out because we are too strong”: Richard Yu, executive director of the Chinese telephony giant

“The United States wants to leave Huawei out because we are too strong”: Richard Yu, executive director of the Chinese telephony giant

Huawei is one of the most important technology companies in the world. But there is a market that fails to penetrate: United States. The Chinese manufacturer has gone, little by little, gaining ground to its rivals to match the binomial formed by the South Korean Samsung, the largest seller of mobile...

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“I take 200 selfies a day”: when can one speak of “selfitis”, the constant obsession to take pictures of oneself?

“I take 200 selfies a day”: when can one speak of “selfitis”, the constant obsession to take pictures of oneself?

Junaid Ahmed has 50,000 followers on Instagram and admits he is a selfiesaddict . The 22-year-old Briton takes about 200 pictures of himself every day. He carefully selects the time at which he posts the selfies on social networks, with the intention of getting more “likes”. If you have less than 600 likes , delete it. “When...

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The confidential report revealing the “dangerous” military and commercial cooperation between Syria and North Korea

The confidential report revealing the “dangerous” military and commercial cooperation between Syria and North Korea

They knew that North Korea was somehow helping the Syrian government forces … but not up to this point. A confidential UN report now reveals that Pyongyang has been supplying materials to Syria that can be used for the manufacture of chemical weapons, by passing the international sanctions that weigh on both...

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What is the Grozny doctrine, the strategy of Russian attack behind the bombings that have left hundreds dead in the Syrian region of Ghouta Oriental

What is the Grozny doctrine, the strategy of Russian attack behind the bombings that have left hundreds dead in the Syrian region of Ghouta Oriental

A rain of bombs destroyed and resounded in Ghouta Oriental for more than a week. Children, the elderly, wounded men and women, desolate parents with corpses in their arms, bodies piled up in bloody bags, rubble and desolation everywhere. They are the images that multiply in what remains of the suburb controlled...

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CPEC’s transparency: NHA admits irregularities in award of $2.9b contract to Chinese firm

CPEC’s transparency: NHA admits irregularities in award of $2.9b contract to Chinese firm

ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority (NHA) chairman confessed on Tuesday that there were irregularities in the award of a $2.9-billion contract to a Chinese firm for construction of a motorway under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The admission raises transparency concerns in the multi-billion dollar deals.   NHA Chairman Jawwad Rafique...

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2 policemen martyred as assailants open fire on DSP’s vehicle in Quetta

2 policemen martyred as assailants open fire on DSP’s vehicle in Quetta

Two police officials were martyred when assailants opened fire at the vehicle of Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Hameedullah Dasti on Quetta’s Samungli Road Wednesday morning, DawnNewsTVreported. The DSP remained safe in the incident, police sources said, while the two policemen guarding Dasti died on the spot. The assailants escaped unhurt from...

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Why smiling can make your performance better when running

Smiling can have a positive effect on your performance. That was the conclusion reached by a study at the University of Ulster, in Northern Ireland. “We found that a smile produces a relaxing effect and that causes a reduction in body tension that is generated by the effort,” researcher Noel Brick, a...

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Four dead in an explosion in the English city of Leicester

Four dead in an explosion in the English city of Leicester

Four people died in an explosion on Sunday in a building in the city of Leicester, in the north of England. The police have not linked the incident with a terrorist act. Four other people remain hospitalized in the wake of the blast, whose causes are unknown and which occurred in...

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To what extent are the different terrorist groups comparable?

To what extent are the different terrorist groups comparable?

After a period of leftist terrorism, Germany suffered the right-wing terrorism that attacked migrants. Then came jihadism. They look alike? When the terrorist cell Nationalsozialisticher Untergrund (” National Socialist Clandestine”, NSU) was discovered in November 2011, politicians and journalists wondered if this right-wing-inspired group had anything in common with the terrorists of the Rote Armee Fraktion (“Red Army...

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Imran Khan appears before ATC in PTV, Parliament attack case

Imran Khan appears before ATC in PTV, Parliament attack case

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday appeared before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) for four cases, including the PTV and parliament attack cases and the SSP Asmatullah Junejo torture case. According to Express News, Judge Shahrukh Arjamund of the ATC commenced the hearing. Imran appeared before the court and requested...

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The man who had the “biggest brain tumor” removed in the world

The man who had the “biggest brain tumor” removed in the world

A 1.8 kilogram brain tumor. That’s what they removed the Indian Santlal Pal, 31, on February 14 in Bombay, India. The doctors who participated in the operation assure that the tumor can be “the largest in the world”. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, was performed at the Nair hospital in...

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The strange buzz that is driving the inhabitants of Windsor, Canada, crazy, and whose origin the experts fail to determine

The strange buzz that is driving the inhabitants of Windsor, Canada, crazy, and whose origin the experts fail to determine

Those who hear it say that it is like the sound of a truck that is running all the time, or like the fall of lightning in a distant place, or like the speakers at a concert. Sometimes it comes, sometimes it goes away. But those who feel it have had...

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How to know if we spend too much time looking at a screen and what to do to minimize its effects

How to know if we spend too much time looking at a screen and what to do to minimize its effects

We spent the day looking at screens: the mobile phone, the computers – personal and work – the television, the iPad, the GPS, the treadmill, the automatic cashier of the supermarket … The list is more and more expands. And every time we find it more difficult to calculate (and...

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“Gray’s Anatomy” vs. the reality: how faithful is the television series when portraying an emergency service?

“Gray’s Anatomy” vs. the reality: how faithful is the television series when portraying an emergency service?

“Please, Dr. Gray, save me as if I were your friend,” says a young woman who is being transported on a stretcher at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital to the surgeon in charge of her operation after a roller coaster accident. The scene belongs to the last season of the series...

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“Antidepressants do work”: the study that claims to have ended one of the biggest debates in modern medicine

“Antidepressants do work”: the study that claims to have ended one of the biggest debates in modern medicine

Do antidepressants work or not? This debate, considered one of the largest in modern medicine, has just been resolved, according to the authors of a study published in The Lancet . The answer is that medications for depression do work . The work consisted of a meta-analysis that examined data from 522 trials with...

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With what type of exercises do you get the strongest bones?

With what type of exercises do you get the strongest bones?

Larger muscles, more defined legs, flat abs. In the world of exercises are countless routines and tips to improve fitness and contribute to a healthier life given the benefits of physical activity to the heart, lungs and brain. But there is a part of our body that is often forgotten:...

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Do you know which is the dirtiest place in your kitchen? Maybe it will surprise you

Do you know which is the dirtiest place in your kitchen? Maybe it will surprise you

Many of us are cleaning enthusiasts and we use antibacterials to clean dirty surfaces. But beyond the environmental cost of using these products, is it money well invested? There is no doubt that some of the germs that lurk in our homes hurt us. For example, you must be very...

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The genius of the relaxed attitude of the lazy and why you should imitate them

The genius of the relaxed attitude of the lazy and why you should imitate them

At first sight the lazy people’s lifestyle is the very antithesis of everything we value. Modern life is fast and focused on finding new ways to include more activities in every second of our existence. Laziness is one of the deadly sins and being busy is an honor. But what is...

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“Nazi love and horror”: the book by Mónica G. Álvarez that tells 7 endearing stories of forbidden love in the concentration camps

“Nazi love and horror”: the book by Mónica G. Álvarez that tells 7 endearing stories of forbidden love in the concentration camps

A Nazi officer who falls in love with a Jewish prisoner and saves his life. Two Jewish prisoners who are seen for the first time through the fence of a concentration camp and end up marrying. These are some of the 7 love adventures that took place in such terrible scenes...

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The good and the bad of the Galaxy S9, the new cell phone with which Samsung wants to maintain its dominance of the market on Apple’s iPhone

The good and the bad of the Galaxy S9, the new cell phone with which Samsung wants to maintain its dominance of the market on Apple’s iPhone

Better camera but with minor changes. That is the summary of the critics when it comes to evaluating the new Galaxy S9mobile phone and its larger version S9 + launched on Sunday by the South Korean company Samsung. The phones have a slow-motion feature in their camera (slow motion) designed to make the key moments of...

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China’s decision to allow indefinite reelection confirming the immense power of Xi Jinping at the helm of the world’s second largest economy

China’s decision to allow indefinite reelection confirming the immense power of Xi Jinping at the helm of the world’s second largest economy

It is the announcement that many were waiting for. The Communist Party of China proposed to eliminate the two-term limit for the president, a measure that will allow the current president, Xi Jinping, to stay in power beyond his second term, which ends in 2023. The proposal, announced on Sunday...

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North Korea “willing to talk to the United States,” says South Korea

North Korea “willing to talk to the United States,” says South Korea

The government of North Korea is willing to enter into talks with the United States, the South Korean government reported on Sunday. The announcement was made after South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korean General Kim Yong-chol, before the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. The...

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Ashiana Housing Scheme contractor Shahid Shafiq handed over to NAB

Ashiana Housing Scheme contractor Shahid Shafiq handed over to NAB

LAHORE: Rebuffing Punjab government’s allegations in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that Ahad Cheema took undue advantage of his authority by awarding an illegal contract of Rs14 billion. According to a statement issued by NAB on Sunday, expenses of the project increased manifold due to...

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World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project

World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project

ISLAMABAD: A $73-million foreign-funded project that Pakistan had undertaken to ensure food security through better planning of water resources is facing execution problems due to lax management by the government. In its latest report on Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project, known as WCAP, the World Bank has again...

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PML-N, PPP agree to abolish AJK Parliament’s upper house

PML-N, PPP agree to abolish AJK Parliament’s upper house

ISLAMABAD: In a rare consensus, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party have agreed to abolish the upper house of Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s parliament. Moreover, transfer all of its administrative powers to Legislative Assembly (LA), the lower house. As of now the AJK council functions under the direct administrative ambit...

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Imran to contest from five seats: PTI

Imran to contest from five seats: PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Sunday the party chairman Imran Khan will contest the general elections from five constituencies, three from Punjab and two from Khyber-Pakhtukhwa (K-P) and added that it had finalised its homework for the upcoming general elections. The announcement was made by PTI Central Punjab President Abdul Aleem...

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Heir to the throne: Shehbaz ‘to be made acting president’ of PML-N

Heir to the throne: Shehbaz ‘to be made acting president’ of PML-N

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to become the acting party president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, well-placed sources in the party have disclosed. According to the sources, the party has called a Central Working Committee meeting in Lahore at PML-N Secretariat on Tuesday, where the party will elect its...

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The controversial case of the Japanese millionaire who wanted “a big family” and had 16 children with rent bellies in Thailand

The controversial case of the Japanese millionaire who wanted “a big family” and had 16 children with rent bellies in Thailand

A court in Bangkok, Thailand, granted a wealthy Japanese paternity rights of 13 children born of surgeries in that country. The court’s decision opens the way for Mitsutoki Shigeta , 28, to obtain custody of the children and transfer them to Japan. It is the latest twist in this scandal known as “baby...

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Starving Indian Farmers Eat Rats as Protest in Delhi

Starving Indian Farmers Eat Rats as Protest in Delhi

(Reuters) Indian farmers hit by drought and debt displayed the skulls of fellow farmers, believed to have committed suicide, and placed live rats in their mouths at a protest on Monday calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save them from starvation. The farmers, who traveled to the Indian capital...

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Is Pakistan close to a Free Trade Agreement with the EU?

Is Pakistan close to a Free Trade Agreement with the EU?

In a triumphant juncture for Pakistan, especially in the face of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) sanctions, the European parliament has given the nod for Pakistan’s (Generalized System of Preferences) GSP plus status to be extended two years. Pakistan is one of the 10 beneficiaries of EU’s...

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Donald Trump suggests arming US teachers to avoid attacks such as shooting at a Florida school

Donald Trump suggests arming US teachers to avoid attacks such as shooting at a Florida school

The arming of teachers is not a new idea and is certainly controversial. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed his support for the possibility of training firearms in some teachers and allowing them to be carried inside schools as a way to deter possible attacks against teachers. schools. “That’s...

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5 reasons why chocolate is in danger around the world

5 reasons why chocolate is in danger around the world

Whether you have a sweet palate or just buy chocolate to make a gift, there are reasons to worry. The future of cocoa , the heart of a global chocolate industry valued at US $ 98,000 million annually, is under threat . The fault lies with a combination of factors, from global warming...

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“A sadistic and twisted pedophile”: the Briton who blackmailed dozens of victims through Dark Web

“A sadistic and twisted pedophile”: the Briton who blackmailed dozens of victims through Dark Web

The British Matthew Falder, a “twisted and sadistic” pedophile, forced his victims to perform acts of degradation and self-harm. Then he blackmailed them and shared images in the dark network. He has just been sentenced to 32 years in prison. He admitted to 137 charges -including that of rape against 46 people , some of...

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Not worried what voters, people will say about my marriage: Imran

Not worried what voters, people will say about my marriage: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, who recently made public his marriage, said late Wednesday in an interview he is not worried about what voters or the common people will think about his latest matrimonial decision. The PTI leader, however, stressed that Bushra, his third wife, would neither get...

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Accountability court to resume corruption hearing against Nawaz, family shortly

Accountability court to resume corruption hearing against Nawaz, family shortly

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam have reached the accountability court which will shortly resume hearing the corruption references against them. Nawaz’s son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar, also accused of corruption, was already present at the court. Following Nawaz’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama...

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ECP removes Nawaz Sharif’s name as PML-N president

ECP removes Nawaz Sharif’s name as PML-N president

ISLAMABAD: A question mark hangs over the holding of Senate elections on time in the wake of the Supreme Court verdict, which declares Nawaz Sharif ineligible to become PML-N president and comes into effect from July 28, nullifying all decisions taken by him as party chief. Soon after the Supreme Court...

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The ‘Name’ we carry influences our Personality

The ‘Name’ we carry influences our Personality

Several studies claim that the name your parents chose for you conditions some of your choices and even prints a mark on what life holds: from what job you choose to how many years you live, everything has to do in some degree with the letters that they name you....

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PSL3 trophy unveiled in Dubai

PSL3 trophy unveiled in Dubai

Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) third edition’s trophy was unveiled on Tuesday in Dubai in the presence of the six captains who will be vieing for the silverware along with their team from February 22. PHOTO COURTESY: ISLAMABAD UNITED  The trophy is sponsored by Swarovski and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman...

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A gift from the God is unsafe on Streets: Street Children in Pakistan

A gift from the God is unsafe on Streets: Street Children in Pakistan

The number of children found living, working and begging on Pakistan’s streets has been growing despite efforts to provide basic education and aid. Every day, more than two million children roam the streets of Pakistan. In their struggle for survival they are on the verge of social exclusion. These children...

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Indian Minister demands ban on Atif and Rahat for being Pakistani

Indian Minister demands ban on Atif and Rahat for being Pakistani

Indian Minister, Babul Supriyo, in his recent statement has demanded to ban Pakistani singers Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in India citing their Pakistani nationality as a reason for disapproval of them. In his regressive statement, the former playback singer has asked to remove the voice of Rahat Fateh...

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Imran warns of street protests if ‘Nawaz uses Parliament to attack judiciary’

Imran warns of street protests if ‘Nawaz uses Parliament to attack judiciary’

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is using Parliament to save himself and attack the judiciary. The PTI chief was speaking to the media during a visit to Peshawar.   “In 1997, PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) attacked judges with sticks and bought...

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Social Inequality: A Global Problem

Social Inequality: A Global Problem

Social inequality is not a law of nature. Five measures could reduce the gap between rich and poor. The good news is that inequality between the countries of the South and those of the North is decreasing as the gross domestic product increases, especially in the emerging countries. The bad news is...

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