Virat Kohli’s special message to Aleem Dar on new business venture

Virat Kohli’s special message to Aleem Dar on new business venture

CENTURION: Star Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has numerous times demonstrated he is a thorough professional and a gentleman – and this time too he never fell short of it. Kohli extended his best wishes to Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for launching his restaurant in Lahore. Aleem Dar is undoubtedly one...

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International cricket to fully return to Pakistan in two years: Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is confident international cricket will be fully restored in Pakistan within a maximum of two years. In a recent interview to BBC Urdu, Sethi expressed hope that in view of the improving security situation in the country and the successfully-hosted T20 matches in Lahore,...

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Zayn Malik records his first Bollywood song

Zayn Malik records his first Bollywood song

British-American heartthrob Zayn Malik has recorded his first song for a Bollywood movie, he told an Indian fashion magazine. “It’s one of the first songs I’ve sung in full Hindi, so it’s going to be cool to see what the response to that is,” he told the magazine. Fans should...

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Taka-Tak: An instrumental rock band from Lahore

Taka-Tak: An instrumental rock band from Lahore

Pakistan’s underground music scene is vast and unexplored. Concert venues are typically someone’s backyard, basement or living room. As for the musicians they are usually young, ambitious, cash-strapped and in dire need of a breakthrough. Taka-Tak is no different. For the last eight years, it has been flying under the...

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The surprising story of how Japan accepted (finally) the existence of depression

The surprising story of how Japan accepted (finally) the existence of depression

Until recently, many Japanese people did not recognize the existence of depression as a physical and psychological condition . The sales of antidepressants were minimal until an advertising campaign managed to start talking about depression . “My world is cracking and disappears! I can not even get up now!” Says Watashi, a Japanese manga...

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How seeing birds near your home can improve your mental health

How seeing birds near your home can improve your mental health

People who live in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. This is confirmed in a study by researchers from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, the British Ornithological Fund and the University of Queensland, Australia. The research,...

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COAS promises effective response to Indian misadventure

COAS promises effective response to Indian misadventure

Indian ceasefire violations are detrimental to peace, however, these or any Indian misadventure shall be responded effectively, the army reiterated on Wednesday. The 208th Corps Commander’s Conference (CCC) was held at the General Headquarters and chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa. The forum reviewed the geo-strategic...

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Does technology overwhelm you? What is “techno-stress” and how to prevent it?

Does technology overwhelm you? What is “techno-stress” and how to prevent it?

It’s 7 a.m. You wake up, consult the phone and watch with amazement the inbox of your email, overflowing with emails from work. Just thinking about it gives you the creeps. Soon after, your phone rings. This time he’s a friend on WhatsApp “Did not you get that message I sent last night?...

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Dowry is an unimaginable curse for the society: Mehr and Dowry in Islam (Rava Special Report)

Dowry is an unimaginable curse for the society: Mehr and Dowry in Islam (Rava Special Report)

Islam has legislated the giving of the dower by the husband to the wife in order to please the woman’s heart and to honour her. It is also meant to bring an end to what was done in the Days of Ignorance wherein she was wronged, exploited, despised and robbed...

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Mashal got the Justice he Deserved: One sentenced to death, 26 get life imprisonment

Mashal got the Justice he Deserved: One sentenced to death, 26 get life imprisonment

HARIPUR/SWABI: The anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the Mashal Khan lynching case has sentenced one accused to death and given life imprisonment to 26 others, jail officials informed Geo News on Wednesday.  ATC Judge Fazal-e-Subhan is reading the verdict against each of the accused, who are being presented before him one-by-one. ...

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The huge study warns that combining very hot tea with tobacco multiplies by 5 the risk of esophageal cancer

The huge study warns that combining very hot tea with tobacco multiplies by 5 the risk of esophageal cancer

A tip that tea lovers could thank: let it cool before the first sip. A study warns that consuming very hot increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer if combined with cigarettes. The findings, based on the long-term follow-up of more than 450,000 participants, were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ....

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What is “educationism”, the subtle form of discrimination that marks us since childhood

What is “educationism”, the subtle form of discrimination that marks us since childhood

The first time that Lance Fusarelli set foot on a university campus, he felt surrounded by people who seemed to know more than him about society, urbanism and “everything that was different”. He attributes those differences to his education. He did not grow up in poverty, but in a working-class village...

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Two soldiers martyred as military vehicle ambushed in North Waziristan

Two soldiers martyred as military vehicle ambushed in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: A military vehicle was ambushed in Idak village, North Waziristan late Tuesday night leading to the martyrdom of two soldiers and injuring three others, official sources confirmed to The Express Tribune. The two soldiers who embraced martyrdom have been identified as Naib Subedar Faisal and Naik Naeem. Three soldiers were injured and shifted...

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How the Axact case has been compromised

How the Axact case has been compromised

ISLAMABAD: As the Chief Justice Saqib Nisar-led bench today takes up the FIA report on Axact scandal due to which, he remarked, “our heads are bowed in shame”, focus on the following questions will unravel the thread of realities and how the case has been compromised. Question of the foremost...

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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Taiwan and leaves at least 2 dead after collapsing several buildings

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Taiwan and leaves at least 2 dead after collapsing several buildings

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 shook the eastern city of Hualien, in Taiwan, on Tuesday night (local time). The earthquake occurred northwest of Hualien at 23:50 (15:50 GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey. Local media reported that several buildings were damaged, including a hotel that collapsed on one...

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IHC issues notices to Interior Ministry, Pemra over reporting of rape victim’s identities in media

IHC issues notices to Interior Ministry, Pemra over reporting of rape victim’s identities in media

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Ministry of Interior and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) after a petition to protect the identities of rape and sexual abuse victims was filed in the court. Petitioners Sharafat Ali and Umar Sajid Chain, in their petition, told...

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Verdict on Mashal Khan murder case to be announced today

Verdict on Mashal Khan murder case to be announced today

HARIPUR: An anti-terrorism court in Haripur will anounce the verdict in the Mashal Khan lynching case today. High-level security arrangements have been made at the court situated in Haripur prison, where the hearing will be held. The anti-terrorism court started hearing the case in September 2017 after indicting over 50...

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