Why not adopt the ‘Khud khaana garam karlo’ approach? It’s a game of minds – Gear your minds positively.

Why not adopt the ‘Khud khaana garam karlo’ approach? It’s a game of minds – Gear your minds positively.

Too many a times, I have heard the wardens of the patriarchy argue, “Who kyun chai banaega? Woh larka hai!” (Why would he make tea? He is a guy!) and “Uski khair hai? Wo larka hai!” (That’s alright, he’s a guy!). When I got sick and tired of being told this and demanded Khud khana...

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Surgeons trace metal objects from a man’s stomach who had swallowed them in a bid to get married

Surgeons trace metal objects from a man’s stomach who had swallowed them in a bid to get married

A man from India’s Uttar Pradesh risked his life by swallowing various metal objects, all in a bid to get married. Ajay Dwivedi, 42, often remained ill which prevented him from getting married. Fearing he has been cursed with black magic, Dwivedi turned to a ‘tantric’. The mystic directed Dwivedi to...

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‘Blank Panther’ surpasses ‘Titanic’ with the biggest box office opening

‘Blank Panther’ surpasses ‘Titanic’ with the biggest box office opening

LOS ANGELES: Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther surpassed the collections of James Cameron’s gigantic 1997 Titanic to rank as the third top-grossing title of all time at the US box office. Black Panther, featuring an all-black cast, falls behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million), with a domestic total of $659.3 million till Friday, according...

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Aleem Dar becomes the pride of Pakistan yet again

Aleem Dar becomes the pride of Pakistan yet again

Umpire Aleem Dar has made quite a reputation for Pakistan, not only has he been recognized on international platforms, besides his stardom, he is also helping the needy in his country. Dar once again has the nation praising him as he reaches yet another milestone in his career. He has...

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Pulse consumption declines as standard of living increases: Pakistan

Pulse consumption declines as standard of living increases: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has drastically declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, reads a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The report named ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and...

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With double-digit growth, govt’s debt rises to Rs22.9tr

With double-digit growth, govt’s debt rises to Rs22.9tr

ISLAMABAD: The federal government’s debt grew at double-digit pace to Rs22.9 trillion, a net addition of Rs2.14 trillion in just eight months, far higher than the annual budget deficit limit parliament approved at the start of the fiscal year. The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) latest central government debt bulletin for...

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Ed Sheeran’s broken arm: Ipswich Hospital reviews its policies for “high profile” patients

Ed Sheeran’s broken arm: Ipswich Hospital reviews its policies for “high profile” patients

A hospital launched a review of care given to “high profile” patients following singer Ed Sheeran’s broken arm treatment. The BBC understands the singer was asked to sign autographs and pose for photographs by some Ipswich Hospital staff upon being admitted in October. Sheeran broke his right wrist and left...

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Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Spinach (Boiled) 1/2 kg Cottage Cheese (Fried Square Cut) 200gm Soya (Thinly Sliced) 2 tbsp Onion (Thinly Sliced) 1 Salt 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Butter 2 tbsp Milk 1 & 1/2 cup Cream 1/2 cup Directions: Fry cottage cheese slices in...

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Interior ministry requested to put US defence attaché’s name on ECL

Interior ministry requested to put US defence attaché’s name on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital police have asked the interior ministry to put the name of US Defence and Air Attaché Colonel Joseph Emanuel on the Exit Control List. In a letter written to the interior ministry, the police stated they have received information from reliable sources that Emanuel would leave...

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At least 14 dead in attack at a military airport in Syria

At least 14 dead in attack at a military airport in Syria

At least 14 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters of the Damascus regime were killed in missile strikes at the Al Taifur military airport in the central province of Homs, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported. The NGO claimed that two missiles are believed to have impacted the base, which includes...

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Facebook to vet Pakistan’s political advertisers before 2018 elections

Facebook to vet Pakistan’s political advertisers before 2018 elections

Political ads on Facebook will now be required to specify the person or entity paying for the message, the company’s chief announced in a post on Friday as part of the bid to curb outside election interference, adding that it will verify the payer’s identity as well. The announcement is pertinent...

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Crispy Krunch Finger Fish

Crispy Krunch Finger Fish

Ingredients: Boneless fish fingers: ½ kg Salt: 1 tsp leveled Black pepper: ½ tsp Chili powder: 1 tsp Egg: 1 Vinegar: 2 to 3 tbsp Flour: 2 tbsp Mustard powder: ½ tsp Bread crumbs as required Method: Mix all the above listed items together EXCEPT egg & bread crumbs. Allow...

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Pakistan gradually becoming the hub of sexual assaults? 6 minors allegedly abducted

Pakistan gradually becoming the hub of sexual assaults? 6 minors allegedly abducted

KASUR: Six minors were allegedly abused here in separate cases on Saturday and Sunday. On the other hand, police have still not recovered a five-year-old boy of Bhasarpura who has been missing since last two weeks. Moreover, Kasur police also raided mobile phone shops over the last two days selling...

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Ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem to continue their services

Ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem to continue their services

CAIRO:  An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday that a judicial decision to suspend the licenses of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, allowing them to continue their work, judicial sources said. Forty-Two Egyptian taxi drivers filed a lawsuit in the administrative court a year ago against U.S.-based...

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“The Gender Guardian” – Pakistan’s first-ever transgender school, Lahore

“The Gender Guardian” – Pakistan’s first-ever transgender school, Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistan has finally established its first ever transgender school in order to provide education and vocational training to Pakistan’s transgender community. The school is set to commence from April 15th in Lahore. Offering full 12 years of academic education from primary to matriculation this institute is named “The Gender Guardian”....

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Sharif family calls for live broadcast of the trial proceedings

Sharif family calls for live broadcast of the trial proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Former premier and PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif claimed to consult his lawyer on whether to move an application in the accountability court seeking permission for live telecast of his and family members’ trial on corruption charges. Addressing media inside the accountability court, Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz reiterated...

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Court recommences hearing of Avenfield properties against the Sharif family

Court recommences hearing of Avenfield properties against the Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court resumed hearing of Avenfield properties case against former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on Monday (today), filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Judge Muhammad Bashir is ruling over the trial proceedings in the Avenfield properties reference in the...

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Facebook’s feature update: Disabled search results using numbers and e-mails

Facebook’s feature update: Disabled search results using numbers and e-mails

Past updates include deploying safeguards for the protection of user data, disabling the third-party application data sharing as well as tweaking the ad targeting email policy. In order to increase user data security, Facebook has now decided to disable the search option for FB users using phone numbers and email...

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Tax evaders to be identified through NADRA while burden on existing tax payers to be subdued: Miftah

Tax evaders to be identified through NADRA while burden on existing tax payers to be subdued: Miftah

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister of Finance Miftah Ismail on Sunday said the data of tax evaders identified through National Database and Registration Authority will be provided to Federal Board of Revenue within the next 30 days. “The decision has been taken to broaden the tax net and lessen the...

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PM arrives China to highlight CPEC’s progress and achievements

PM arrives China to highlight CPEC’s progress and achievements

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrives China on Sunday to lead Pakistani delegation at Boao Forum Annual Conference for Asia. According to Foreign Office statement, the main theme of this conference is “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of greater Prosperity”. The prime minister will be one...

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Syria claims to have suffered missile attack in Homs

Syria claims to have suffered missile attack in Homs

In April of last year, Trump ordered air strikes against Syrian government installations after a chemical attack on the rebel city of Jan Sheijun in which at least 80 people were killed. Syria said today (09.04.2018) that one of its military installations in the city of Homs, in the west...

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Devastating car clash near Cavalry Ground, Lahore

Devastating car clash near Cavalry Ground, Lahore

LAHORE: Two young men expire as their speeding cars collide into one another on Sunday night in Cavalry Ground area. The horrifying bump has left two others critically wounded. One of the deceased, who was critically injured in the accident, succumbed to his injuries shortly, bringing the death toll to...

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Women who wear jeans give birth to transgenders: Indian professor

Women who wear jeans give birth to transgenders: Indian professor

A professor in India has irked controversy with his remarks regarding women who wear jeans and ‘dress like men, end up giving birth to transgenders.’ Rajith Kumar, a Botany professor, made some bizarre remarks during an awareness class for students in Kerala’s Kasaragod, reported PTI. “Women who wear jeans and shirts, and dress like men, give birth to...

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Cities in Punjab hit by downpour, resulting in power outage and deaths

Cities in Punjab hit by downpour, resulting in power outage and deaths

LAHORE: An uncalled downpour struck several cities of Punjab, which included Lahore, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Gujrat, and Sahiwal, which explains why certain areas within the cities faced power outage. Dozens of electrical feeders tripped throughout the province, plunging various areas in the major cities in darkness. The torrid weather condition also...

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Shehbaz vows to bury PTI in elections

Shehbaz vows to bury PTI in elections

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the politics of Imran Khan consists of lock-downs, criticizing institutions, sit-ins and levelling false accusations.  He said that PML-N will bury his politics of accusations in the next general elections for ever as he addressed a...

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Ever-increasing sexual abuse cases: 8-year-old sexually assaulted, Faisalabad

Ever-increasing sexual abuse cases: 8-year-old sexually assaulted, Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Authorities registered a first information report (FIR) after a minor was reportedly assaulted Sunday night in Samanabad area, another case that added on to what is persistently rising: number of child sexual abuse cases. According to the police, case was initially filed at a nearby police station after an...

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Optimism on the anniversary of the WHO and World Health Day

Optimism on the anniversary of the WHO and World Health Day

Not everything is fatal when it comes to global health. On World Health Day, Rava takes a look at some of the progress that has been made so far. April 7 was not just World Health Day: this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). Established...

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“The best kept secret of medicine: dying is not as bad as you think”

“The best kept secret of medicine: dying is not as bad as you think”

“In my humble opinion, dying is not as bad as you would expect.” This is the opinion on death of Kathryn Mannix, a British pioneer in palliative care, who has dedicated her career to treating patients with incurable diseases or in the last stages of her life. For the author...

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Henry and Baloo: the traveling dog and cat that captivate thousands of Instagram users for their tender “friendship”

Henry and Baloo: the traveling dog and cat that captivate thousands of Instagram users for their tender “friendship”

The best friends Henry and Baloo have much in common: both were rescued from the street and now enjoy long walks in nature. This dog and this cat are a traveling duo. Their unusual friendship and excursions around the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the state of Colorado, in the western...

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Texas begins the deployment of troops requested by Donald Trump on the US-Mexico border

Texas begins the deployment of troops requested by Donald Trump on the US-Mexico border

The US state of Texas is deploying National Guard troops on the border with Mexico, following the call made by President Donald Trump this week. “Tonight, National Guard troops are being deployed to support border security missions,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in a joint statement on Friday with...

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“Shoaib Wants a Daughter…”: Sania Mirza Lets Out A “Secret”

“Shoaib Wants a Daughter…”: Sania Mirza Lets Out A “Secret”

PANAJI:  Tennis champion Sania Mirza announced that “Mirza Malik” will be her child’s last name. Expressing her wish to take her family name, “Mirza”, forward, she said her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik “wants a daughter”. “Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and...

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Syrian government and rebels reach agreement to evacuate Duma

Syrian government and rebels reach agreement to evacuate Duma

The last stronghold of the insurgents outside Damascus came under full control of the government forces of Bashar al-Assad. Through the state news agency Sana, the Syrian Government announced this Sunday (08.04.2018) that it reached an agreement with the Islamist group Army of Islam to pacify Duma, the last rebel...

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We need a change of mentality regarding the Internet

We need a change of mentality regarding the Internet

German users of Facebook have also been affected by the recent scandal, and suddenly the horror is great. When will Germany learn that the Internet is not a national issue, says Maximiliane Koschyk. “The Internet is a new territory for all of us.” Only four and a half years ago, Chancellor Angela...

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UN: Security Council cites emergency meeting for Syria

UN: Security Council cites emergency meeting for Syria

The meeting was requested by several countries, including France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Donald Trump blamed Putin and Iran for the chemical attack. The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Poland and other countries called this Sunday (08.04.2018) urgently for the afternoon of Monday, April 9, to the...

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North Korea reaffirms intention to address denuclearization

North Korea reaffirms intention to address denuclearization

North Korea assured the United States that a possible summit between presidents Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could address the dismantling of the nuclear arsenal. North Korea informed the United States that its leader, Kim Jong-un, is open and prepared to talk about denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, according to The...

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China Taking Pak Economic Corridor All The Way To Afghanistan: Report

China Taking Pak Economic Corridor All The Way To Afghanistan: Report

BEIJING:  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is being extended to Afghanistan, a report said on Sunday. The $50 billion corridor that connects Kashgar in western China with Gwadar port in Pakistan, spanning 3,000 kilometres, is one of the pain points in ties between India...

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