Murshid ji billi: Sindh is now home to ‘shrine’ of Pir Gaji Shah’s cat

Murshid ji billi: Sindh is now home to ‘shrine’ of Pir Gaji Shah’s cat

KARACHI: Nearly 70 kilometres off Dadu, dozens flocked to a newly built shrine dedicated to “Murshid ji billi” – a cat belonging to Pir Gaji Shah. Research scholars say Pir Shah, a spiritual leader, was a military commander of the Kalhoro dynasty in 1690s in Sindh. However, he has a following...

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Supreme Court issues arrest warrants for Husain Haqqani

Supreme Court issues arrest warrants for Husain Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued on Thursday arrest warrants for the production of former ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Husain Haqqani. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is hearing the Memogate case against the US-based former envoy.  As the hearing of the case went under way, the...

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Florida shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz, the author of the mass shooting at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School?

Florida shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz, the author of the mass shooting at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School?

LAHORE: Acting swiftly on a notification issued by the federal government, Punjab has started taking over all the moveable and immovable assets of the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) operating in the province. The JuD’s famous Muridke Markaz along with its various schools, seminaries and health facilities...

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Song from movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ allegedly talks about Prophet Mohammed P.B.U.H and his wife in a manner that would offend Muslims

Song from movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ allegedly talks about Prophet Mohammed P.B.U.H and his wife in a manner that would offend Muslims

Hyderabad Police on Wednesday booked the director of Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love for a song that allegedly hurts the sentiments of a religious community. A complaint was received at Falaknuma Police Station by a group of individuals who objected to the lyrics of a song in the film called “Manikya Malarayi...

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ATC records statement of Kasur serial killer Imran Ali

ATC records statement of Kasur serial killer Imran Ali

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday recorded the complete statement of Kasur serial killer Imran Ali involved in at least nine incidents of rape-cum-murder of minors, including seven-year-old Zainab. ATC-I Judge Sajjad Ahmad is holding jail trial of the suspect on an everyday basis in light of a directive...

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Bodies of 11 Pakistanis who drowned off Libya reach Islamabad

Bodies of 11 Pakistanis who drowned off Libya reach Islamabad

RAWALPINDI: Tanzeel-ur-Rehman — an 18-year-old student hailing from Sambrial in Sialkot district — braved hellish circumstances and beat many odds to be on a smugglers’ boat headed for Europe, only to meet his death when the vessel capsized off Libya on the last day of last month. His body was...

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The surprising finding of human genes that remain active after the person dies

The surprising finding of human genes that remain active after the person dies

There are cells that continue to function even after a person dies. Through analysis of samples post mortem , an international team discovered scientific or some genes even became more active after death. The details of the study were published in Nature Communications . They hope it will be useful to develop new forensic techniques . Under the influence of...

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The lucrative business of positive opinions on the internet (and how to detect a false review)

The lucrative business of positive opinions on the internet (and how to detect a false review)

The reviews are worth gold on the internet. If many users make positive comments about a product or service, this can not only improve the reputation of the company that offers them, but also the place it occupies in the search engines, which is vital for any business with digital presence. “How many...

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Pakistan slipping out of US influence, say intelligence agencies

Pakistan slipping out of US influence, say intelligence agencies

WASHINGTON: Seventeen US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that Pakistan will continue to slip out of America’s influence and into China’s orbit in 2019, and will become a threat to Washington’s interests in the South Asian region. The review is part of an annual report that Director of US National...

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“I could not mourn the death of my grandmother because I had menstruation”

“I could not mourn the death of my grandmother because I had menstruation”

Although the issue of menstruation is still a sensitive issue in many Indian families, it had never been a taboo in mine … until an emotional family reunion revealed a generational split. “Does anyone have a tampon?” I asked as I left the bathroom. Several members of my family, who...

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Florida shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz, the author of the mass shooting at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School?

Florida shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz, the author of the mass shooting at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School?

“A problematic boy” who always carried weapons with him. This is how students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida define Nikolas Cruz, identified as the author of the mass shooting at the school where 17 people died. Cruz, 19, who remains in detention, had been a student at the same...

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Florida shooting: 17 dead at Stoneman Douglas Parkland High School in Parkland

Florida shooting: 17 dead at Stoneman Douglas Parkland High School in Parkland

It was minutes before the last class shift ended at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, USA, when the fire alarm started to sound. Amid the confusion, shots began to be heard. Some thought they were fireworks. But it was Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old school alumnus, armed with an AR-15...

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How much is a gold medal worth and how are they different from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics?

How much is a gold medal worth and how are they different from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics?

Affectively, the value of an Olympic medal can be invaluable. Who can put a price on the effort of years that an athlete needs to invest to get on the podium? These days, almost 3,000 athletes gathered at the Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of PyeongChang. Those who...

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NAB seeks ban on foreign travel of Sharif, family

NAB seeks ban on foreign travel of Sharif, family

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday sought a ban on travel abroad of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar — a day before an accountability court takes up their applications seeking exemption from personal appearance as they want to...

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