Inauguration of Islamabad’s new airport scheduled for 20th April

Inauguration of Islamabad’s new airport scheduled for 20th April

The government has decided to inaugurate the newly-laid Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on April 20, revealed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The authority has urged all stakeholders to make necessary arrangements to ensure smooth transfer of all activities from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIAP) to the new airport before...

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2nd T20 dominance continues: Karachiites, plan your commute accordingly!

2nd T20 dominance continues: Karachiites, plan your commute accordingly!

KARACHI: Pakistan continues with its dominance over West Indies for the second T20I at the National Stadium on Monday. The match is scheduled to commence at 7:30 in the evening. Pakistan’s cricket team is most likely to remain unchanged, while West Indies have been dealt another blow, with their bowler...

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‘The Rock’ opens up about battling the beast – Depression

‘The Rock’ opens up about battling the beast – Depression

America’s best-paid actor for 2 consecutive years, the 45-year-old Dwayne Johnson, popularly known to possessthe identity of ‘The Rock’, pours his heart out. Alas! Over the years, life hasn’t been sailing smooth for him. The wrestler-turned-actor recently opens up about battling depression and his unflagging struggle during his teens with...

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“Efforts are underway to establish link with the satellite”: India’s space agency

“Efforts are underway to establish link with the satellite”: India’s space agency

NEW DELHI: According to authorities, India’s national space agency has lost contact with a satellite day after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, on Sunday. On Saturday, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was unable to maintain communication with the GSAT-6A satellite as it prepared to undertake its...

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COAS approves death sentences for 10 terrorists, including Amjad Sabri’s killers

COAS approves death sentences for 10 terrorists, including Amjad Sabri’s killers

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday signed the death sentences of 10 convicted terrorists, including qawwal Amjad Sabri’s killers, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.  The terrorists who belonged to a banned terrorist outfit were involved in heinous crimes, including an attack on...

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Two arrested for raping an 8-year old girl, India

Two arrested for raping an 8-year old girl, India

NEW DELHI: On Sunday, two people were arrested after an infuriated mob beat to death a man accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in Ghaziabad district, nearly 20 kilometers from New Delhi. The 25-year old man identified as Jitendra was accused of assaulting the girl. “He was dragged out from...

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Businesses expand as fan-manufacturing increases in Pakistan

Businesses expand as fan-manufacturing increases in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Production of electric fans in Pakistan has relatively increased by 14.91% during first seven months (July-Jan) of the fiscal year 2017-18, as compared to previous years. Almost 1,328,609 units of electric fans were produced against the manufacturing of 1,156,203 units during same period of previous year, according to updated...

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Fifteen oil workers found dead as buses collide, Kuwait

Fifteen oil workers found dead as buses collide, Kuwait

KUWAIT: On Sunday, fifteen oil workers, three being from Pakistan, were found dead due to a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, officials said. Amongst the dead, seven of them killed were identified as Indian nationals, five were Egyptians and the other three from Pakistan, claimed Mohammed al-Basri...

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Maryam Nawaz terms Khan a ‘pawn’ and condemns Zardari’s and Musharraf’s era

Maryam Nawaz terms Khan a ‘pawn’ and condemns Zardari’s and Musharraf’s era

SWAT: On Sunday, Former PM’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and former president Asif Ali Zardari were brothers who had joined hands under a banner that did not represent the people of Pakistan. In a hate speech at Kabal Ground in Swat, she also vented...

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Due to growing resentment within MQM, another law-maker quits his party and joins PSP

Due to growing resentment within MQM, another law-maker quits his party and joins PSP

KARACHI: Within than a week’s time, a fourth lawmaker belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM) quit his party and joined the Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzameen Party, reportedly on Sunday. MNA Waseem Hussain, who was elected from a Hyderabad constituency (NA-220), told a press conference here at the PSP headquarters...

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Power cut-offs have already taken a toll in Karachi, protest announced

Power cut-offs have already taken a toll in Karachi, protest announced

KARACHI: Following unscheduled power cut-downs in the provincial capital of Sindh, Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) Karachi chief Naeem ur Rehman has pre-announced a full-fledged protest against the K-Electric at 50 different locations across the city on Friday (April 6). The JI also announced a major protest in the Red zone area on...

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Shops closed in Faisalabad to protest rape, murder of minor

Shops closed in Faisalabad to protest rape, murder of minor

FAISALABAD: The residents of Jaranwala closed shops and markets on Monday to protest the rape the murder of a seven-year-old girl, whose body was found in the fields a day earlier. The protesters disrupted the flow of traffic by blocking the road and burning tyre there. They also shouted slogans...

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Pakistan condemns Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

Pakistan condemns Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed deep shock and grief over the brutal killing of 17 people in occupied Kashmir by Indian troops.  The premier said vicious crackdowns, including the use of pellet guns on Kashmiris who were protesting against the killings, was reprehensible. He reiterated that the...

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Suspension of Geo’s channels calls for a high-level meeting

Suspension of Geo’s channels calls for a high-level meeting

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal expressed his concerns over the putting Geo News and other channels of the organization in parts of Pakistan off-air. Addressing public through Geo News’ ‘Naya Pakistan’ programme, Iqbal stated that neither Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) nor the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting...

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Malala is back in London after 4 day trip to Pakistan

Malala is back in London after 4 day trip to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist, who made a surprise four-day visit to her homeland, is returning back to Britain today. The young activist and her family departed from Islamabad airport at 10am Monday morning via a private airline. The family will make a stopover...

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Understanding the Hidden World of Puzzled Minds: Autism

Understanding the Hidden World of Puzzled Minds: Autism

A few decades ago barely anyone knew about Autism: They had literally never heard of it. Whereas, today it seems like every other concerned person is talking about it. Why is that? Probably, because of media hype, greater public awareness, increasing rate of diagnosis or perhaps the fear of being...

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How do we measure the age of the Universe?

How do we measure the age of the Universe?

It is difficult to imagine the immense period of time that has elapsed since the Universe was formed. When did everything start? To discover it, the BBC “detectives”, the geneticist Adam Rutherford and the mathematician Hannah Fry, embarked on an epic journey to go back to the beginning of all time ....

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The surprising reason why the disappearance of local newspapers can affect your health

The surprising reason why the disappearance of local newspapers can affect your health

You probably have not imagined that such a connection could exist. What do regional newspapers have to do with infectious diseases that could spread and cause an epidemic? As it turns out, this type of media is very effective for the early detection of certain conditions. And that’s why, when...

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Morocco: the video of a sexual assault in broad day-light has caused uproar in the country

Morocco: the video of a sexual assault in broad day-light has caused uproar in the country

Under the “hashtag” # Is it that you do not have sisters? The indignation of the country has been viralized after some young people published a video of their sexual attack on a teenager. A teenager in school uniform lies in the street, screams and defends herself with all her might. A...

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Increase to 17 death toll in Friday protests in Gaza

Increase to 17 death toll in Friday protests in Gaza

The Israeli body that manages the Palestinian territories indicated that there are now 26 bodies that have been held since the 2014 Israeli military operation in Gaza. The number of Palestinians who lost their lives in Friday’s mass protests on the Israel-Gaza border increased to 17, after the bodies of...

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Twenty killed by clashes in Indian Kashmir

Twenty killed by clashes in Indian Kashmir

In response, the separatist leaders called the population on a two-day strike. Three clashes in two districts of Indian Kashmir have left at least 20 dead and dozens of civilians wounded in a day of violence that has led authorities to suspend access to the Internet. The victims are thirteen...

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China reacts against tariffs imposed by the US

China reacts against tariffs imposed by the US

Beijing had already warned its partner of the economic measure, in addition to requesting not to start a trade war. China announced the imposition of trade tariffs on a set of 128 US products, in response to tariffs that Washington announced last month on imports of Chinese steel and aluminum...

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