Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Like any 20-something girl who does not know how to drive, and is suer to have my best friends around, just like some of the most reliable services: Careem and Uber, need an eye-opener! No doubt both ride-hailing services have, to date, taken passengers to their desired destination, with rides that are...

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“A person who is anxious about his next meal cannot be happy”

“A person who is anxious about his next meal cannot be happy”

The recently released UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2018 ranks Pakistan 75th out of 156 countries in terms of how happy their citizens are. That is a significant progress. Last year, we stood at the 80th position. There has been rejoicing at what is seen as Pakistan’s superiority in the ranking...

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Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem on Thursday announced expansion of its mobile-app based ride-hailing services to Quetta. Careem captured the Pakistani market in 2016, launching its services in Karachi, Lahore and later Islamabad. It is now spread across 13 cities, including Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Sargodha and Mardan. Within only a few...

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Mahira, Sheheryar to star in Asim’s romantic comedy

Mahira, Sheheryar to star in Asim’s romantic comedy

Director Asim Raza is set to return to the silver screen with his second film after the success of his first directorial Ho Mann Jahaan. The film, Paray Hat Luv, will star Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar and will release on Eidul Azha 2019. Mahira and Sheheryar also appeared in Raza’s debut...

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Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

PESHAWAR: After having been discussed for over a year, the health ministry has now finally decided medicines should be prescribed on generic names with details of the prescribing physician. However, the recommendations agree that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicines according to brand name in special cases. Prescription on generic,...

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Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Recently, a mother posted a beautiful picture on Facebook, showing her breastfeeding her baby during an ice hockey tournament, showing just how hard mothers constantly work for their children, media reported. Apparently, this post has gone viral and people are overwhelmed to see her spirit. Small is being appreciated and is being welcomed with...

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After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

KARACHI: After successfully organizing PSL3 final in Karachi, the Sindh government has started full-fledged preparations for the three-match T20 series to be played between Pakistan and West Indies at National Stadium on April 1, 2 and 4, Karachi. On Thursday, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said at a meeting...

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Increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for FY2018-19

Increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for FY2018-19

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sought an increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which, if granted, will ultimately jack up cost of doing business for the domestic cooking oil and ghee manufacturers. The cooking oil and vegetable...

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Launch of BISP Endowment fund and Graduation Programme account to a contribution PKR 1 billion

Launch of BISP Endowment fund and Graduation Programme account to a contribution PKR 1 billion

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced contribution of PKR 1bn while launching the BISP Endowment Fund and BISP Graduation Programme here at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. The prime minister appreciated the working of BISP programme with an outreach of 5.7 million women. He also wished that...

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Judges summon, but Justice Yahya recuses himself from hearing Musharraf’s case

Judges summon, but Justice Yahya recuses himself from hearing Musharraf’s case

ISLAMABAD: The trial of former dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf is likely to be postponed further as a member of the three-judge bench on Thursday recused himself from the proceedings of the treachery case. The special court that was seized with the case after several months of adjournment had resumed...

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“CJP will uphold law, Mian Nawaz Sharif would not be able to escape punishment this time” says Bilawal

“CJP will uphold law, Mian Nawaz Sharif would not be able to escape punishment this time” says Bilawal

THATTA: PPP’s chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Thur­s­day that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s rendezvous with Chief Justice of Pakistan was a last-ditch attempt to save Mian Nawaz Sharif but the former premier would not be able to escape punishment this time. He strongly believed the CJP would uphold rule of law...

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SC calls for a hearing on 4th April; a plea against Qazi Faez

SC calls for a hearing on 4th April; a plea against Qazi Faez

ISLAMABAD: Amid resolutions adopted by a number of bar associations in the country, the Supreme Court has finalized a hearing on April 4; a petition against the appointment of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as chief justice of the Balochistan High Court and his elevation to the Supreme Court. On 4th...

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Another heart-wrenching incident: college girl raped and strangled to death, Faisalabad

Another heart-wrenching incident: college girl raped and strangled to death, Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: The girl who had gone missing earlier this week was found dead in a canal on Wednesday. After an autopsy being conducted, the doctor said that she was subjected to rape and violence before being strangled to death. The victim was a student of English literature at the Government...

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A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

Producing nuclear fusion energy is one of the great promises of engineering, so much so that it is jokingly said to be the energy of the future … eternally. Well, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the company Commonwealth Fusion Systems, is betting to...

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Trump affirms that the United States will abandon Syria “very soon”

Trump affirms that the United States will abandon Syria “very soon”

The US Army leads in the region an international coalition formed by more than 60 countries that fight Islamist terrorism. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, assured that the US Armed Forces, which are leading in Syria the international coalition that fights jihadist terrorism in the region, will...

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Russia closes the US consulate in St. Petersburg

Russia closes the US consulate in St. Petersburg

Russia announced the expulsion of 60 US diplomats in retaliation for a similar decision taken on Monday by the United States. UU for the case of the poisoning of the double spy Sergei Skripal. Agents stand guard at the US Consulate General on Furstatskaya Street in St. Petersburg. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

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Pakistan Navy successfully test fires submarine missile ‘Babur’

Pakistan Navy successfully test fires submarine missile ‘Babur’

On Thursday, The Pakistan Navy successfully test fired submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur with a range of 450 kilometers, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Babur is able enough to deliver different kinds of payloads whilst employing underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features. The missile was...

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6 drown as boat capsizes in an artificial lake, Nawabshah

6 drown as boat capsizes in an artificial lake, Nawabshah

HYDERABAD: On Thursday, five children and a woman drowned as a boat carrying around 20 persons capsizes near Nawabshah bypass road. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nawabshah, Ahmed Yar Khan confirmed six deaths, saying the boatman Naveed Solangi had been taken into custody. According to the deputy commissioner Noman Siddiqi, the boat...

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Slow, green and armored: how is the train in which the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, made his historic visit to China

Slow, green and armored: how is the train in which the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, made his historic visit to China

A mysterious green train arrived Monday night at the central station in Beijing, China. Only days later, when the formation returned to his hometown, Pyongyang, it was confirmed that inside had traveled the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. It was his first trip abroad. Kim’s meeting with the Chinese authorities is little known,...

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Why a judge in the United States decided that Saudi Arabia must face the demands presented by the attacks of September 11, 2001

Why a judge in the United States decided that Saudi Arabia must face the demands presented by the attacks of September 11, 2001

Relatives of some of the victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks in the United States have for years accused the Saudi government of being responsible for those deaths. The Saudi kingdom has always denied it. But an opinion issued on Wednesday rejected the Arab country’s request to end the long...

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How does Russia see the biggest expulsion of diplomats in history after the denunciation of attack with a nervous agent against ex-spy Sergei Skripal?

How does Russia see the biggest expulsion of diplomats in history after the denunciation of attack with a nervous agent against ex-spy Sergei Skripal?

It is considered the biggest expulsion of diplomats in history: 27 countries ordered the departure of 143 Russian officials. More than three weeks after the attack in the Kingdom with a nervous agentagainst the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who had to be hospitalized seriously, the consequences of the...

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The surprising finding of a group of villages in the Amazon that rethinks the history of the world’s largest jungle

The surprising finding of a group of villages in the Amazon that rethinks the history of the world’s largest jungle

Deforestation threatens to destroy the Amazon, but this time it was the key to an archaeological discovery that redefines the history of the largest forest in the world. Thanks to aerial images of areas where there are practically no trees left, a group of archaeologists from the University of Exeter...

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