A plasuible explanation of the merit of ‘Fitra’ (Charity) Entitlement

A plasuible explanation of the merit of ‘Fitra’ (Charity) Entitlement

Fitra or Zakat Al Fitr is an obligatory charity that is distributed at the end of the Fast of Ramadan. It is obligatory for every Muslim, to be paid on their own behalf and on behalf of their dependents (Wife, children, etc), if they have the means to do so....

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Petroleum prices to remain stable throughout June

Petroleum prices to remain stable throughout June

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government has decided not to change the prices of petroleum products for the time being, informed sources told Dawn on Thursday. A senior government official said the caretaker ministers did not support a price increase. He said the members of the caretaker cabinet why should take the blame for...

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Blackberry rolls out for brand recall, introduces new device

Blackberry rolls out for brand recall, introduces new device

NEW YORK: There’s a new BlackBerry smartphone, the latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled on Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device,...

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Kohli secures fifth award for being the ‘Cricketer of the year’ for his outstanding performance

Kohli secures fifth award for being the ‘Cricketer of the year’ for his outstanding performance

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli was awarded with cricketer of the year for the fifth time on Thursday for outstanding performances over the past two seasons. Kohli became India’s captain in 2015 and helped his team ace in the Test rankings the following year. Kohli, who was also named International Cricket...

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King Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan set to contest elections from Peshawar

King Khan’s cousin Noor Jehan set to contest elections from Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s paternal cousin Noor Jehan will contest general elections scheduled to be held on July 25 from Peshawar. Having collected her nomination papers from the Election Commission, she will be running for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa seat from PK-77 constituency as an independent candidate. ”I want to...

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Disney cast Yoson An as love interest in ‘Mulan’

Disney cast Yoson An as love interest in ‘Mulan’

New Zealand actor Yoson An is set to star in the live-action version of “Mulan”alongside actress Liu Yifei. An will play the role of Chen Honghui, a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung’s unit and Mulan’s love interest, Hollywood Reporter reported. An is best known for his work in TV miniseries Dead Lucky, alongside...

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Health Stigma: Dairy-free drinks are more calorie-laden as compared to cow’s milk

Health Stigma: Dairy-free drinks are more calorie-laden as compared to cow’s milk

Dairy-free drinks are often plugged as a healthy substitute for regular milk. But the products can contain more than doubled calories, 30 times the fat and more sugar than cow’s milk, according to research. The growing trend for dairy-free lifestyles has witnessed a surge in the assortment of flavored kinds...

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UAE introduces record breaking world’s longest thrilling zip line in Ras Al-Khaimah

UAE introduces record breaking world’s longest thrilling zip line in Ras Al-Khaimah

RAS KHAIMAH: The United Arab Emirates claimed a record on Thursday with the opening of the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kilometres in length. Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah on the same day the attraction opened to the public. The Jebel Jais Flight...

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Sardar Ramesh Singh files nomination papers for reserved minority seat for Sindh Assembly as an independent candidate

Sardar Ramesh Singh files nomination papers for reserved minority seat for Sindh Assembly as an independent candidate

KARACHI: Pakistan Sikh Council Chief Patron Sardar Ramesh Singh on Wednesday filed nomination papers for reserved minority seat for Sindh Assembly as an independent candidate. Singh claimed that no Sikh leader has taken part in the election from Karachi on reserved seat ever before. “Christians, Hindus and other minority community have...

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11-year-old motivational coach Hammad Safi enthralls audience with millions of online views and subscribers on Youtube

11-year-old motivational coach Hammad Safi enthralls audience with millions of online views and subscribers on Youtube

PESHAWAR: Several hundred Pakistani university students sit enthralled as the 11-year-old Hammad Safi lectures them on the merits of bettering their diction by watching Barack Obama speeches on YouTube. The elegantly dressed motivational speaker is something of an internet sensation in Pakistan and regularly draws large crowds. But it’s not...

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Why the Emirates airline wants to build passenger aircraft without windows

Why the Emirates airline wants to build passenger aircraft without windows

The windows could disappear from the fuselage of the planes of the future. Can you imagine taking a transoceanic trip, say about 8 or 9 hours, on a plane without windows? At first it may sound like the worst nightmare for someone suffering from claustrophobia but the president of the...

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What are beige carbohydrates and why should we not consume them in excess

What are beige carbohydrates and why should we not consume them in excess

“Not all carbohydrates were created the same,” says Dr. Xand van Tulleken on the BBC program “The Truth about Carbohydrates.” Low carbohydrate diets are well known for losing weight. But did you know that the color of the carbohydrates you consume also matters? As Dr. Xand van Tulleken explains in the BBC...

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Veteran-politician and human rights lawyer Rasool Bux Palijo passes away in Karachi, funeral prayers to be held after Friday prayers followed by burial in Thatta

Veteran-politician and human rights lawyer Rasool Bux Palijo passes away in Karachi, funeral prayers to be held after Friday prayers followed by burial in Thatta

Veteran-politician and human rights lawyer Rasool Bux Palijo, 88, born on February 21, 1930 passed away in Karachi on Thursday following a protracted illness, media reported. According to his party’s spokesperson, the deceased’s funeral will be held after Friday prayers, and will be laid to rest in his hometown of Jung...

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Why Donald Trump accused Canada of burning the White House to justify the new tariffs

Why Donald Trump accused Canada of burning the White House to justify the new tariffs

The tariffs imposed by the United States face Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump.   It was a rare response, to say the least. President Donald Trump reacted with an old and historically wrong argument to a claim made by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, about how the United...

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Why traveling with medicines can be risky (and what precautions you should take)

Why traveling with medicines can be risky (and what precautions you should take)

Some cold remedies are banned in Japan and other countries. When we travel, we often carry medicines in our luggage, some because they are prescribed and others as a precaution, “just in case we get sick”. These include analgesics for pain, sleeping pills or to avoid allergies and medicines for...

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Unbearable load-shedding across the nation prompts concerns and queries about Abbasi’s 10,000MWs claim

Unbearable load-shedding across the nation prompts concerns and queries about Abbasi’s 10,000MWs claim

KARACHI: An increase strikes the dilapidating power outage nationwide, leaving citizens helpless Thursday night in a couple of cities, authentic sources reported, just days after having former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed that his government had added 10,000 megawatts (MWs) of electricity to the national grid. Abbasi, who was speaking...

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Trump open to peace with North Korea and invite Kim to the US

Trump open to peace with North Korea and invite Kim to the US

The US president, Donald Trump, said that a trip from Kim to the United States is possible after the summit that both are scheduled to celebrate on June 12 in Singapore, “if this goes well.” President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday (07.06.2018) to be open to a peace agreement and...

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Putin threatens Ukraine if there are “provocations” during the World Cup

Putin threatens Ukraine if there are “provocations” during the World Cup

“I am confident that this type of provocation will not take place,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a television program in which he once again submits to citizens’ questions once a year.      Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Ukraine on Thursday (07.06.2018) if he tried to attack separatist positions...

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ECP nominates Hasan Askari and Alauddin Marri as caretaker Chief Ministers of Punjab, oath-taking ceremonies to be held today

ECP nominates Hasan Askari and Alauddin Marri as caretaker Chief Ministers of Punjab, oath-taking ceremonies to be held today

The oath-taking ceremonies of caretaker Chief Ministers of Punjab and Balochistan are likely to be held today (Friday). Nominated Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Professor Hassan Askari Rizvi will take oath at 11am at Governor House in Lahore, while Alauddin Marri will be sworn in at 5pm at Governor House in Quetta. However,...

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Iran: signatories of the nuclear agreement try to save the pact

Iran: signatories of the nuclear agreement try to save the pact

They are expected to determine a date for a meeting with the foreign ministers, requested by Iran. The meeting was attended by representatives of Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany with the Iranian Government. Experts from the countries signing the 2015 nuclear agreement, with the exception of the United...

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Global Peace Index: conflicts increase

Global Peace Index: conflicts increase

The current Global Peace Index shows a grim picture. Also in Europe, peace has diminished. At least, more countries have reduced their military spending than increased.      Tanks in Syria The world was not a more peaceful place last year. At least not if you consider the data of the new Global Peace Index ,...

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Putin threatens Ukraine if there are “provocations” during the World Cup

“I am confident that this type of provocation will not take place,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a television program in which he once again submits to citizens’ questions once a year. Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Ukraine on Thursday if he tried to attack separatist positions in the...

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Facebook, again in the spotlight for security problems

Facebook, again in the spotlight for security problems

The platform mistakenly changed the default publishing settings from private to public for up to 14 million users as of May 18. Facebook began to repair the error on May 22. A computer error in Facebook systems meant that publications made by millions of users that were destined for a select...

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