Observing Ramadan this year…The countdown begins!

Observing Ramadan this year…The countdown begins!

In Arabic, Ramadan means “the hot month”, derived from the root word ‘ramida’, meaning “scorched”. It is the holy month of fasting when keen and enthusiastic Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex in daylight hours until dawn. Undoubtedly, it was a physical trial for the first Muslims living in the...

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Measures being taken to avoid adultery and sexual harassment: Objectionable internet content banned, Pakistan

Measures being taken to avoid adultery and sexual harassment: Objectionable internet content banned, Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has worked endlessly to ensure that users are secure while using the internet. One of the many actions the watchdog has taken is blocking porn and proxy websites. PTA disclosed the figures in front of the Supreme Court, Mr. Nayyar Rizvi, Additional Attorney General (AAG) submitted a report...

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Growing Business: Atlas Honda hikes prices for bikes in Pakistan

Growing Business: Atlas Honda hikes prices for bikes in Pakistan

Apparently, cars are not the only mode of transport which has witnessed an increase in price for the second time in 2018! Atlas Honda has once again revised its prices yet again specifically on motorcycles. The price increase ranges from Rs500-3,000 depending on the model and type. Previously, the company...

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Saudi Prince says that Israel has “right” to its own State

Saudi Prince says that Israel has “right” to its own State

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia said that Israelis have the right to live peacefully in their own land, in another public gesture of rapprochement from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. Mohamed bin Salman Saudi Arabia and Israel still do not have formal diplomatic relations, but behind the scenes, improvements in...

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Withdrawn of USA from Syria: Good or bad idea

Withdrawn of USA from Syria: Good or bad idea

Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States Army from Syria. That would be a fatal step, says Kersten Knipp. The president of the USA it would leave the region with actors that will plunge it further into chaos. Removing US troops from Syria is the latest of Donald Trump’s ideas on...

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Chikoo Banana Milkshake Delight

Chikoo Banana Milkshake Delight

Ingredients: Chikoo/Sapodilla 4 Milk 1 cup Ice (crushed) ½ Cup Vanilla Essence 2 drops Banana 1 / Sugar 1 tbsp (optional) Method: Pour milk in the blender Slit apart chikoo/sapodillas and removethe seeds Now add chikoos, vanilla essence, sugar/banana (optional) and ice. Blend well until smooth. Serve chilled!

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The evacuation of the last rebels of Guta Oriental in Syria began

The evacuation of the last rebels of Guta Oriental in Syria began

The first batch of combatants and civilians from the city of Duma, the last rebel stronghold in the eastern Guta region, outside Damascus, left for the north of Syria last night. This was reported on Tuesday (3.04.2018) official media and activists. The state news agency, SANA, said that several buses with...

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Spying on spouse’s phone has officially been declared a crime, KSA

Spying on spouse’s phone has officially been declared a crime, KSA

RIYADH: On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced “spying” on spouse’s phone is now a criminal offence that is potentially punishable owing to a hefty fine and a year in jail. “Married individuals planning to spy on their spouse in Saudi Arabia will need to think twice, because such an activity could...

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Karachiites sneered at littering for all the right reasons

Karachiites sneered at littering for all the right reasons

While Karachiites departed from the stadium with amazing memories last night, they also left behind their trash and litter! Despite bringing back the sporty spark to Pakistan, specifically to Karachi, we continue to be adamant as we portray an image of litterers. The national anthem stopped playing in the midway...

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Women who can not report the sexual abuse of those who are victims

Women who can not report the sexual abuse of those who are victims

Many of these women fled their countries to escape sexual abuse, only to face the same horror again in the UK as asylum seekers. The fear of being deported means that they do not report it to the police, but one effect of the revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

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The controversy between Mark Zuckerberg and Apple boss Tim Cook over the Facebook privacy scandal

The controversy between Mark Zuckerberg and Apple boss Tim Cook over the Facebook privacy scandal

They are the visible heads of two of the world’s leading technology companies and are now clearly confronted. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg exchanged criticism after the scandal over the privacy flaws that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain personal data from 50 million users of the...

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Fiza Ali’s makeover to represent Noor Jehan antagonizes fans

Fiza Ali’s makeover to represent Noor Jehan antagonizes fans

Actress Fiza Ali might have had good intentions when she tried to pay a tribute to Madam Noor Jehan by dressing up like the Malika-e-Tarannum, but it all went terribly wrong when she appeared as a singing icon in Nida Yasir’s morning show “Good Morning Pakistan”. The moment Nida Yasir,...

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Why China should avoid a large-scale trade war with the United States

Why China should avoid a large-scale trade war with the United States

As in any war, there will be victims on both sides. In a large-scale trade war between China and the United States, the Asian giant could be badly hurt, not in vain, exports to the North American power are a key element in its growth model. The trade surplus in favor of China...

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Google pays tribute to the late ‘pop queen’ Nazia Hassan on her 53rd birthday

Google pays tribute to the late ‘pop queen’ Nazia Hassan on her 53rd birthday

KARACHI: Pakistan’s ‘pop queen’ and a struggler Nazia Hassan, would have turned 53 today but, as they say the good die young, she passed away on this day 18 years ago after combating cancer. Even the local Google Doodle has been titivated in honor of her glory, writing that “when young...

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What types of iron are in the food and how can we absorb it better

What types of iron are in the food and how can we absorb it better

Iron is essential for the growth and development of our body, but not everyone needs the same amount of this mineral. The daily recommendation varies a lot according to age and sex, and depends on whether a vegetarian diet is followed or not. Iron deficiency is a very common cause...

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“My brain is my enemy” writes an Indian news anchor as she suicides

“My brain is my enemy” writes an Indian news anchor as she suicides

An Indian news anchor, Venkannagari Radhika Reddy, 36, committed suicide by jumping off from her fifth floor’s terrace in Hyderabad, India. This incident is reported to have occurred soon after she anchored the 9 P.M news bulletin for a Telegu television channel on a Sunday night. “She left her bag...

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Malala Haters: “Criticism can’t stop my daughter from striving for her goal of female empowerment” says Ziauddin Yousufzai

Malala Haters: “Criticism can’t stop my daughter from striving for her goal of female empowerment” says Ziauddin Yousufzai

“Criticism can’t stop my daughter from striving for her goal of female empowerment”, affirms Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousufzai. “My daughter has no aspiration to become Pakistan’s prime minister”, he confirmed. “Peace has now been restored in the Swat valley and school enrollment is now on the rise which is in...

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Real story unfolds: Sharif’s allegations were a cheap publicity stunt to hide his own flaws – NAB

Real story unfolds: Sharif’s allegations were a cheap publicity stunt to hide his own flaws – NAB

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, the allegations that NAB was attempting to maneuver elections in the garb of accountability were intended to hamper the bureau’s sound image. Moreover, the statement also claimed that such allegations could not encumber NAB from working as per its defined mandate. NAB stated it had nothing to...

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PTI Chief Imran sets eligibility parameters for the general elections

PTI Chief Imran sets eligibility parameters for the general elections

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) unveiled a detailed procedure for the screening of party candidates – from submission of eligible applications to selection criteria and deadlines for final announcement of the successful contestants for the general elections. The meeting chaired by PTI chairman Imran Khan was called in Bani Gala...

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Kashmir unrest: “We want freedom” demand Kashmiris after Indian clampdown

Kashmir unrest: “We want freedom” demand Kashmiris after Indian clampdown

On Monday, a security crackdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut most of India-held Kashmir, a day right after deadly protests and fierce fighting killed 16 warriors — 3 Indian soldiers and 13 suspected militants — and four civilians. Armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot started...

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Recruitment of Pakistani labor in Saudi Arabia drops by 11%

Recruitment of Pakistani labor in Saudi Arabia drops by 11%

ISLAMABAD: Recruitment of Pakistani laborers by Saudi Arabian employers has drastically dropped by 11% which accounts to almost 460,000 in 2016 despite the fact that the Arab kingdom has remained the busiest corridor for Pakistani migrants higher than in any year since 2005. Nonetheless, in 2017, Bangladesh apparently replaces Pakistan as...

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