DYS’18: Jamal Khan, Founding Chairman  Arpatech sheds light on emerging tech-literacies

DYS’18: Jamal Khan, Founding Chairman Arpatech sheds light on emerging tech-literacies

The Digital Youth Summit (DYS) is a technology-oriented conference is held annually in Peshawar, Pakistan. DYS is a joint initiative of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the World Bank along with key local community and academic partners. Since its inception in 2014, DYS has quickly become one of the...

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Benefits you need to know about CHEESE!

Benefits you need to know about CHEESE!

Cheese is a good source of calcium and protein, but it can also be high in saturated fats and sodium. Should we be eating more cheese or less? There are thousands of types of cheese. “Cheese-flavored” food is not considered one of them. Many cheeses are high in sodium and...

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PML-N unveils sixth budget today for the year 2018-2019

PML-N unveils sixth budget today for the year 2018-2019

ISLAMABAD – Rejecting the demand of opposition parties to present a four-month financial plan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government is all set to present the sixth budget today with a total outlay of Rs 5.5 trillion for fiscal year 2018-19. The PML-N would be the first government in the country’s history...

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The US Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as ‘Secretary of State’

The US Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as ‘Secretary of State’

WASHINGTON: On Thursday The US Senate voted to approve former CIA dir­ector Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, after a bruising battle by Democrats against President Donald Trump’s nominee. Pompeo, who earned Trump’s confidence a year later at the CIA, was accused by Democrats as being too bellicose and harboring...

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Death toll continues to rise due US-led-anti-IS coalition, 883 cases reported

Death toll continues to rise due US-led-anti-IS coalition, 883 cases reported

WASHINGTON: The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged on Thursday the deaths of another 28 civilians, increasing the overall toll of non-fighters killed to at least 883. The coalition said in a statement that it had completed a review in March of 49 reports...

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Ibrahimovic comments on World Cup comeback, “It’s a no!”

Ibrahimovic comments on World Cup comeback, “It’s a no!”

TOCKHOLM: The 36-year-old Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who quit the Swedish national squad in 2016, will not make a comeback for the World Cup in Russia, the Swedish football federation said on Thursday. “I spoke with Zlatan on Tuesday. He said that he has not changed his mind regarding the...

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Pioneer of Pakistani theatre: Madeeha Gauhar laid to rest at Cavalry Ground graveyard

Pioneer of Pakistani theatre: Madeeha Gauhar laid to rest at Cavalry Ground graveyard

LAHORE: A large number of people from various walks of life came to pay last respects to Madeeha Gauhar, the pioneer of parallel theatre in Pakistan, at her funeral at her residence on Thursday. The funeral prayer was offered on the lawns of her residence where Ajoka staged its first...

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Snapchat debuts new ‘made for summer’ water-resistant spectacles for $150

Snapchat debuts new ‘made for summer’ water-resistant spectacles for $150

On Thursday, Snapchat began selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with users of the youth-oriented social network. The new product, Spectacles 2.0 “are now more comfortable to wear with a smaller profile, and they’re water resistant — so...

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Victims can now exhale as Cosby is found guilty of sexual assaults

Victims can now exhale as Cosby is found guilty of sexual assaults

On Thursday, Bill Cosby was finally convicted of sexual molestation. The 80-year-old actor/comedian, famous for American sitcom The Bill Cosby Show that ran from 1969-1971, is now behind the bars for his misconduct against innumerable women throughout the years, with basketball player Andrea Constand being the one leading the case. Many expressed...

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ECC approves Ramadan Package worth Rs1.7 billion at subsidized rates

ECC approves Ramadan Package worth Rs1.7 billion at subsidized rates

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has allowed raising of Rs100 billion in commercial loans to bail out the ailing power sector and approved a RamadanPackage worth Rs1.73 billion to provide essential items to people at subsidized rates. A meeting of the ECC presided over by Prime...

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SBP to supply unlimited dollars to open market in order to strengthen exchange rates

SBP to supply unlimited dollars to open market in order to strengthen exchange rates

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Miftah Ismail affirmed currency traders for their support to bring down dollar rates in the open market, said currency dealers on Thursday. The recent steady increase in dollar prices appeared...

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Gold prices fall, hits 5-week low as dollar influences more than interest rates

Gold prices fall, hits 5-week low as dollar influences more than interest rates

LONDON: On Thursday gold prices hovered near 5-week lows as higher US bond yields and a stronger dollar reduced interest in bullion. Worries about the growing supply of US government debt and inflationary pressures from rising oil prices this week upsurges US 10-year bond yields above 3% for the first...

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Rangers granted special powers to sustain nationwide peace

Rangers granted special powers to sustain nationwide peace

KARACHI: On Thursday While addressing a seminar on ‘Private securities in support of law enforcement agencies’ organized by the All Pakistan Security Agencies Association (APSAA) at a local hotel in Karachi, Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair affirmed that Rangers would remain in the province to sustain peace as people, especially the...

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State to ensure PTM gets heard, leaders get vocal

State to ensure PTM gets heard, leaders get vocal

Where there are disagreements and differences, dialogue is essential and desirable. The Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement has stimulated the national conscience as well as controversy. It is not clear how positive change can be affected when the motives and very character of those with whom dialogue is necessary are challenged. Just...

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Pakistan’s first-transgender old age home lays foundation in Lahore, inauguration due in ramadan

Pakistan’s first-transgender old age home lays foundation in Lahore, inauguration due in ramadan

Pakistan’s first-ever old-age home for transgenders have recently opened its doors in Lahore, media reported on Thursday. Since 2011, trans woman Ayesha Butt has been investing all her earnings in laying the foundations of the old-age home spread over a canal of land in Lahore’s Rachna town. “Whatever I earned...

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Till death do us apart: Khan rebuffs all rumors regarding his married life, blames PML-N

Till death do us apart: Khan rebuffs all rumors regarding his married life, blames PML-N

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan categorically rebuffed all rumors of differences with his wife Bushra Maneka, media reported. While exclusively addressing the news agents, the PTI chief said that such rumors are spread by the opposers; Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to gain political benefits. “As long...

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Cross-border fire in Mohmand Agency: 3 terrorists gunned down while 1 soldier martyred

Cross-border fire in Mohmand Agency: 3 terrorists gunned down while 1 soldier martyred

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, three terrorists were gunned down, while one soldier was martyred in cross-border fire in Mohmand Agency. Pakistan armed forces’ media wing, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the terrorists opened fire on Pakistani border post in Mohmand Agency from across the border, which was effectively responded...

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