Indians boiled and baffled after Afridi’s Kashmir related tweet

Indians boiled and baffled after Afridi’s Kashmir related tweet

India is infuriated over Shahid Afridi’s pro-Kashmir tweet, which has stirred yet another debate. Afridi took it to Twitter to condemn the cruelty of those who are showcasing their power on the helpless citizens on ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’. Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot...

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A heart-wrenching untold story of a Pakistani ‘mochi’ (cobbler)

A heart-wrenching untold story of a Pakistani ‘mochi’ (cobbler)

Karachi serves as a home to the most diverse of populations across Pakistan. Muslims, non-Muslims, Shia, Sunni, Muhajir, Balochi, Sindhi, Pashtun, Kashmiri, and also countless other minority groups; many a people have found home here. Some of us hold onto deep-rooted positive emotions for Karachi, while others are seemingly indifferent....

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How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

It was September of 1816 and two Parisian boys were playing in the courtyard of the Louvre, the famous museum in Paris. On the other side of the courtyard, a physician named René Laennec began to quicken his pace as he walked along in the morning sun. There was a...

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India’s Defence Ministry Website Hacked, Leads To An Error Page

India’s Defence Ministry Website Hacked, Leads To An Error Page

Defence Ministry Website Hacked, Leads To An Error Page. The defence ministry’s official website has been hacked and Chinese characters are appearing on the home page. “We are seized of the matter and are asking the National Informatics Centre to investigate,” said sources. The website has apparently been hacked by...

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4 keys to understanding what is happening in Gaza, where a protest ended in the worst violence in years

4 keys to understanding what is happening in Gaza, where a protest ended in the worst violence in years

A peaceful six-week protest took one day to become the most violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in almost four years. The so-called Great Return March began a week ago in Gaza and that same day at least 16 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers. Since then at least five...

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Six teenagers stabbed within 90 minutes as stabbing spree in London continues

Six teenagers stabbed within 90 minutes as stabbing spree in London continues

Six teenagers were brutally stabbed in London within 90 minutes as a spree of fierce attacks continue in the British capital. On Thursday evening, six teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy, became a part of the recent surge of attacks that have engulfed the city, according to reports in the British press....

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Shahi Mughlai Khichdi

Shahi Mughlai Khichdi

Ingredients: Mince ½ kg Onion ground 2 Green chilies whole 6 Yogurt 1 cup Oil ½ cup All spice 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp heaped Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp Coriander roasted and crushed 2 tsp Chili powder 2 tsp heaped Cardamom powder ½ tsp Coriander leaves 2 tbsp Mint...

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BBQ Baked Gola Kababs

BBQ Baked Gola Kababs

Ingredients: Mince ½ kg Raw papaya 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp Chili powder 1 tsp heaped Salt 1 tsp Allspice 1 tsp Green chilies 3 grinded Coriander leaves 2 tbsp Onion 1 grinded Ghee 2 tbsp Nutmeg ¼ tsp grinded Mace ¼ tsp grinded Green cardamom ¼ tsp...

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Inflation over 6% likely to hamper Pakistan’s economic growth

Inflation over 6% likely to hamper Pakistan’s economic growth

KARACHI: Inflation above 6% is likely to hamper economic growth in Pakistan and would require a careful policy to maintain a balance, read a research paper released by the State Bank on Thursday. “Inflation below 5.67% may be favorable for economic growth while above 6.05pc can hurt growth,” said the...

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Foreign Exchange Reserves deteriorate

Foreign Exchange Reserves deteriorate

KARACHI: Foreign exchange reserves of the State Bank of Pakistan further deteriorate by $174 million to $11.6 billion, due to external debt servicing and other official payments. As per the press release issued by the SBP on Thursday, the total reserves of the county glided to $17.79 billion during the...

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Cotton prices slashed, inventories replenished

Cotton prices slashed, inventories replenished

KARACHI: Fascinated by slashed cotton prices, spinners hastened to the market on Thursday to replenish their inventories. However, short supply of quality cotton lint limited trading activity. Cotton prices across the globe are under intense pressure ever since China imposed 25% duty on cotton imports from the United States. The...

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Gold prices fall as trade tensions between US-China moderate

Gold prices fall as trade tensions between US-China moderate

LONDON: Gold prices take a downward-slight on Thursday after the United States and China appeared to be seemingly ready to resolve a trade dispute thro­ugh negotiations, redu­cing demand for bullion as a safe resort to park assets. Investors plunged money back into equities, pushing global stock markets higher, while the...

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Six coal-miners die owing to the poor safety measures, Balochistan

Six coal-miners die owing to the poor safety measures, Balochistan

The news of six coal miners who died in a mine sited in Balochistan after inhaling noxious methane gas was much anticipated, considering the negligent safety standards that govern this occupation. Mishaps in the coal-mining sector of Pakistan are becoming way too common and it is about time for reformed labor protection...

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Couple gashed and set ablaze by unknown suspects in Korangi, Karachi

Couple gashed and set ablaze by unknown suspects in Korangi, Karachi

KARACHI: On Thursday, a couple was violently murdered and bodies were set ablaze in Korangi, Zaman Town police said. They added that unknown suspects assassinated Shahid Khan, 60, and his wife, Shamim, 50, at their residence in Korangi 3. Soon after the incident, the killers incinerated the dead bodies before...

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Son gang-raped at gunpoint, extorters post video on social media leaving family in a state of trauma

Son gang-raped at gunpoint, extorters post video on social media leaving family in a state of trauma

THATTA: On Thursday, The Sindh High Court took suo motu notice of the alleged gang rape of an adolescent in Darro town of Sujawal district some time ago after his father’s appeal for justice appeared on media. A senior Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) activist was booked along with his three...

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Five Chinese to be deported by Khanewal Police

Five Chinese to be deported by Khanewal Police

LAHORE: On Thursday, following the conflict amid staff of a Chinese company and the Special Protection Unit of police, Khanewal District Police Officer Rizwan Umar Gondal urged the government of Punjab to deport the five officials including the country project manager of the foreign company. The DPO set forth an inquiry...

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Qaidi # 106: Salman Khan starts his 5 years in prison

Qaidi # 106: Salman Khan starts his 5 years in prison

JODHPUR:  Salman Khan, qaidi (prisoner) no. 106, spent a night in Jodhpur Central Jail and had his own guards, officials said on Friday, a day after the superstar was sentenced to five years in prison for killing blackbucks in Rajasthan in 1998, during a film shoot. Jail superintendent Vikram Singh, speaking on the celebrity prisoner, said...

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13-year-old becomes a rape-victim by her own neighbors

13-year-old becomes a rape-victim by her own neighbors

KHANEWAL: A 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man from her neighborhood in Mohsin Wal town of Punjab province’s Khanewal district. The police reports that the victim was all alone at home when one of her neighbors named Bilal, along with two of his accomplices, entered her house forcibly...

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Talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos

Talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos

Johnson & Johnson suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million in damages. The verdict of liability in Middlesex County Superior Court in...

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Gang-raped and thrown from the rooftop: Living with disability in India

Gang-raped and thrown from the rooftop: Living with disability in India

New Delhi (CNN)In 2014, a 23-year-old woman with cerebral palsy was allegedly gang-raped and thrown from the rooftop in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. “The suspects, who are from an upper-class family, have not only managed to evade prosecution, but they continue to threaten the survivor’s family,” said...

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First mock PIA flight scheduled from Islamabad’s new international airport

First mock PIA flight scheduled from Islamabad’s new international airport

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has successfully scheduled its first mock flight from the New Islamabad International Airport. Nevertheless, the airport will be inaugurated formally on 20th April for regular on-going international and domestic flights. Therefore, the old Benazir Bhutto International Airport will be shifted to the new...

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Ceremony held to honour martyrs, soldiers of Pakistan armed forces: ISPR

Ceremony held to honour martyrs, soldiers of Pakistan armed forces: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A ceremony was held in Rawalpindi to honour the martyrs and soldiers of the Pakistan armed forces, the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. Sixteen martyrs and 21 soldiers were bestowed with Tamgha-e-Basalat at the event, which was attended by senior military officials and families...

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Pope Francis accepts Ajrak’s gift from Pakistani Christian

Pope Francis accepts Ajrak’s gift from Pakistani Christian

A picture of Pope Francis, wearing the traditional Sindhi Ajrak, gifted by a Pakistani Christian man has gone viral on the social media. Daniel Bashir, from Jesus Youth of St Paul’s Parish Mehmoodabad Archdiocese in Karachi, gifted the Ajrak to the Pope, who then wore it and posed for a...

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PM announces tax reforms package: Understand what is Tax Amnesty and if you qualify for it

PM announces tax reforms package: Understand what is Tax Amnesty and if you qualify for it

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday announced a reduction in income tax rates and an amnesty scheme aimed at broadening the government’s revenue base. Announcing that all 120 million national identity card holders will be assigned tax numbers, Abbasi told a news conference in Islamabad: “If you don’t pay...

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New delays in the evacuations of Guta Oriental in Syria

New delays in the evacuations of Guta Oriental in Syria

A civil organization accused Turkey of impeding the passage of buses with evacuees. The evacuation of combatants and civilians of the Syrian city of Duma, the last rebel stronghold of the Guta Oriental region, in the outskirts of Damascus, is suffering this Thursday (05.04.2018) new delays due to differences between...

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Pakistan to resolve India-Pakistan dam controversy: The World Bank

Pakistan to resolve India-Pakistan dam controversy: The World Bank

WASHINGTON: On Thursday, The World Bank has confirmed that it had received Pakistan’s complaint on the completion of the Kishanganga hydropower plant by India and was working with Islamabad and New Delhi for a cordial resolution of the dispute. “We confirm receiving the letter from Pakistan earlier this week regarding...

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CPEC Chinese Engineers Disrespect Pakistan’s National Flag

CPEC Chinese Engineers Disrespect Pakistan’s National Flag

Pakistan is known for its welcoming citizens and hospitality, but, no one had ever thought that our guests would be the ones to disrespect our officers, citizens, and nonetheless, our national flag. A video shot in the city of Khanewal shows some of the most unbelievable footage one can lay...

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What is the 52/17 rule and why can it help you be more productive at work

What is the 52/17 rule and why can it help you be more productive at work

Have you worked more than eight hours without leaving the desk? And in addition, it is possible that you have not even taken the time to have lunch. The question is whether this type of work habits, increasingly common, increase your productivity . And the answer given by experts is usually a resounding...

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Cambridge Analytica scandal: Should Zuckerberg give up Facebook?

Cambridge Analytica scandal: Should Zuckerberg give up Facebook?

“When you’re building something unprecedented in the world like Facebook, you’re going to make mistakes, but people should keep in mind that we’re learning from our mistakes,” Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. Are you going to resign? A journalist asked next. -Not that I know! He answered bluntly. In the midst of the...

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What are good calories and why is it important to differentiate them from bad ones

What are good calories and why is it important to differentiate them from bad ones

The obsession with the word “calorie” can sometimes reach unsuspected levels. More than one carefully analyzes the caloric load of each food that it consumes to calculate its possible impact on the body. The issue is that calories are usually associated directly with the weight, or rather, the overweight that affects...

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The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, responds to Donald Trump: vent his “frustration” in the United States

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, responds to Donald Trump: vent his “frustration” in the United States

It was an unprecedented response, as it had not done since Donald Trump took office in the United States. In a message to the country, the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, suggested the New York tycoon to review the source of his anger. “If your recent statements derive from...

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