Singapore: Government seeks feedback on Airbnb-style rentals

Singapore: Government seeks feedback on Airbnb-style rentals

SINGAPORE: Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb. The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accommodation platforms, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said on Monday. The proposed rules require...

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LHC temporarily bans airing contemptuous speeches of Nawaz, Maryam and others

LHC temporarily bans airing contemptuous speeches of Nawaz, Maryam and others

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of contemptuous speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders. Giving the decision on over two dozen petitions filed against ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by Nawaz, Maryam, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and...

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Nepal to nurture trade ties with Pakistan

Nepal to nurture trade ties with Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Nepal, Sewa Lamsal Adhikari said Saturday that her country wants to further boost bilateral trade and economic relations with Pakistan. Speaking at a Gems & Jewelry exhibition held under the auspicious of Capital Gems Traders Association Rawalpindi-Islamabad, envoy said Pakistan and Nepal have tremendous potential for investment...

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Saba Qamar bashed for posting pictures that deliver a powerful public message

Saba Qamar bashed for posting pictures that deliver a powerful public message

Seemingly, our actresses have made a single mission to slam the concept that women who smoke are ‘characterless’, because of course according to some naysayers, smoking kills men’s lungs and women’s character. When Mahira Khan’s pictures while smoking alongside Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor went viral on social media, the male...

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Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been declared the largest country to provide shelter to refugees in the world by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). As per the UNHCR report, Pakistan was hosting the largest number of refugees in the country and as many as 1.45 million hailed from Afghanistan....

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To perform better: K-Electric’s power generation function could be separated

To perform better: K-Electric’s power generation function could be separated

ISLAMABAD: It is too painful to see Karachi suffering due to lack of electricity in scorching heat. This is despite the available generation capacity within Karachi that is not being utilised. This time gas supply is a contention. In earlier periods of heavy load-shedding, running steam power plants was an issue....

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Cousins arrested for allegedly raping and murdering minor boy in Dadu district

Cousins arrested for allegedly raping and murdering minor boy in Dadu district

HYDERABAD: In the gruesome rape and murder of a minor in Dadu district, the cousins of the victim have been nominated as the main culprits. A 10-year-old boy was murdered on Tuesday, April 10. Within a week of the crime the Dadu district police declared on Sunday the suspects’ arrests. The...

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Pakistan Railway sector enjoys growth, shows mark improvement

Pakistan Railway sector enjoys growth, shows mark improvement

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday said the number of passengers travelling in Pakistan Railways had increased by 14 million during the current government’s tenure. “The confidence of the people has been restored in the railways with the effective policies of government,” he claimed while talking to...

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How to overcome shame, according to science

How to overcome shame, according to science

The fear of being ashamed can be overwhelming and can hinder the performance of daily activities. How to master it   Have you ever asked a woman if she was  pregnant and she responded with a stern “No”? If so, did you instantly feel the need for the earth to swallow you? It is likely...

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UAE’s reforms visa policies in favor of transit passengers

UAE’s reforms visa policies in favor of transit passengers

Passengers transiting through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon be able to visit landmarks and scenic spots in the country after authorities gave approval for a change in the existing visa policy, reported. According to the Arab publication, the policy will be exercised across all airports of the UAE, while...

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A night without sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer’s

A night without sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer’s

One study reveals that it increases the amount of beta-amyloid, the protein that forms plaques in the brain. Just one night of lost sleep can make the  brain fill with the protein that has long been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the beta-amyloid protein , according to a new study published in the...

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Clash at Borders: Pak Afghan tension

Clash at Borders: Pak Afghan tension

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan began efforts to defuse tensions after cross-border skirmishes on Sunday left at least 2 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers martyred and many others wounded. The incident – happened along the border with Afghanistan in Kurram Agency – threatened to derail recent agreement reached between the two neighbours to improve...

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US adds India on watch list to monitor currency criteria

US adds India on watch list to monitor currency criteria

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a report issued on Friday. Treasury said the “monitoring list” includes those “major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices.” In addition...

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The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

Although two cancerous tumors may look identical, there are some that are much more lethal than others. Now a revolutionary study discovered what these differences are due to. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in England developed a way to analyze a cancer’s history to predict what its future will...

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5 simple math tricks that will make you look like a genius

5 simple math tricks that will make you look like a genius

What did a number 3 say to a number 30? ” To be like me, you have to be honest . “ Many times mathematics can be heavy and difficult to understand. But others, as in the joke at the beginning (although it may seem bad) can be funny, even fun. For that reason,...

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16-member cricket squad announced for Ireland-England Test tour: nephew in, Alam out

16-member cricket squad announced for Ireland-England Test tour: nephew in, Alam out

Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, has announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England, featuring five uncapped players including his very own nephew Imam-ul-Haq. The five players to debut for Pakistan in the upcoming tour are Fakhar Zaman, 28, Imam-ul-Haq, 22. Batsmen Usman Salahuddin and Saad...

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PM, army chief in Saudi Arabia to inspect IMCTC exercises

PM, army chief in Saudi Arabia to inspect IMCTC exercises

RIYADH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to inspect the exercises of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). A high-level delegation, including the Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir, is accompanying Prime Minister Abbasi. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan...

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Fawad Alam excluded from Pakistan’s cricket squad, concerns arise, Twitterati stumped

Fawad Alam excluded from Pakistan’s cricket squad, concerns arise, Twitterati stumped

The non-selection of Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England has eventually stirred much unrest amid his fans as they call for justice for the domestic cricket superstar.   Alam, who has left no stone unturned by performing at the domestic level for quite some...

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Uncalled firing at Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s Lahore residence

Uncalled firing at Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s Lahore residence

ISLAMABAD: Bar councils across the country withdrew a strike call in protest of firing incidents at Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s Lahore residence on Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar’s request on Sunday, said Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Kaleem Khursheed. A statement by the apex court, earlier today, had...

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What can happen now after the bombing of the United States, France and the United Kingdom against Syria

What can happen now after the bombing of the United States, France and the United Kingdom against Syria

Finally, Donald Trump fulfilled his threat and attacked Syria. One week after the alleged attack with chemical weapons against the civilian population of Douma, the president of the United States and his allies of France and the United Kingdom, sent their planes and missiles against three military objectives of the...

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Vladimir Putin’s warning of global “chaos” if the United States attacks Syria again

Vladimir Putin’s warning of global “chaos” if the United States attacks Syria again

The game of fists between the United States and Russia for Syria continues. President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that if Washington took new actions against Damascus there would be “inevitably” a chaos in international relations. The declarations of the Russian agent chief executive take place in the middle of...

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Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi’s official visit to Dammam

Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi’s official visit to Dammam

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached Dammam on Sunday on a two-day official visit to witness a joint tri-services military exercise, ‘Gulf Shield-1’ being held along the east coast of Saudi Arabia. A press release from PM Office stated that the prime minister is accompanied by Federal Minister for Defence Khurram Dastagir...

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Karachi: Negligence on Police’s part resulted in City Court’s loss

Karachi: Negligence on Police’s part resulted in City Court’s loss

KARACHI: Major neglect was witnessed in response of the police and court staff during the fire that ravaged Karachi City Courts’ property room, Monday’s recent investigation report claims. According to the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, the fire had apparently erupted at 1:30 AM but the call to fire officials was...

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Faisalabad: 7-year-old sexually molested by her own neighbor

Faisalabad: 7-year-old sexually molested by her own neighbor

FAISALABAD: On Sunday, authorities registered a first information report over the alleged sexual abuse of a minor girl in Dijkot, media reported. According to police, a neighbor of the seven-year-old girl subjected her to sexual harassment and successfully fled after committing the obscene crime. Police subsequently filed an FIR but...

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Faisalabad: 3 dead, 5 injured as textile’s industrial unit explodes

Faisalabad: 3 dead, 5 injured as textile’s industrial unit explodes

FAISALABAD: The roof of a textile factory that collapsed due to an explosion in the plant’s facilities in the city that resulted in multiple casualties, as per media reports. Three laborers expired just as the pipeline and compressor of a gas generator in the industrial unit exploded. Five others were injured...

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Karachi: Godown set ablaze, cause remains unknown

Karachi: Godown set ablaze, cause remains unknown

KARACHI: A local pharmacy’s godown had caught fire on Sunday night in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase 2 was doused, media reported. With no residential flats above the outlet, the two floors above the pharmacy served as its godown. While the eruption of the remains unknown, the fire brigade...

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