Shahid Afridi expresses chagrin over Pakistan’s defeat in Asia Cup

Shahid Afridi expresses chagrin over Pakistan’s defeat in Asia Cup

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has expressed his disappointment at the national side after the green shirts crashed out of Asia Cup on Wednesday. Taking to Twitter, Afridi congratulated the Bangladeshi side for making it to the finals and criticized Pakistan for lacking attacking mindset in the match. He...

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CII: ‘Triple Talaq’ becomes a punishable act

CII: ‘Triple Talaq’ becomes a punishable act

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday observed that the practice of pronouncing ‘talaq’ three times in one go should be discouraged through legal means by imposing a penalty on men who divorce their wives this way. The council also decided to formulate a divorce deed — ‘talaq...

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PM House buffaloes auctioned at PM House dairy farm

PM House buffaloes auctioned at PM House dairy farm

ISLAMABAD: As part of the ongoing austerity drive of the government, an auction was held which in eight buffaloes belonging to the PM House Rs2,302,000 at an auction held today. One of the buffaloes was purchased by a man named Qalb Ali — a resident of Jhangi Sayedan — who paid...

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Know the hazards of food-drug interactions

Know the hazards of food-drug interactions

Most of us appreciate food for the pleasure of smell and taste, but the food you put in your body, and feed your children, affects far beyond the taste buds. Compounds packed in foods give you energy and provide nutrients to maintain your overall health. However, these compounds also have...

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Scientists develop drug that could treat Parkinson’s disease

Scientists develop drug that could treat Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is associated with serious disease complications.   In the wake of media and public reports about increased mortality, researchers found a new drug for treating Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP).   Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder. Symptoms generally develop slowly over the years, and typically affect movement, balance...

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ECP releases final list of candidates contesting for the upcoming by-polls

ECP releases final list of candidates contesting for the upcoming by-polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued the final list of candidates contesting the upcoming by-polls scheduled on October 14. By-elections will be held on 11 NA and 26 vacant provincial assembly seats. Among the seats where by-elections are to take place are NA-35, NA-53, NA-60, NA-63, NA-65, NA-69,...

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#MeToo: Here’s why Padma Lakhsmi disclosed her rape incident 32 years later. “If you speak up, you will be cast out”

#MeToo: Here’s why Padma Lakhsmi disclosed her rape incident 32 years later. “If you speak up, you will be cast out”

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi recently talked about being sexually assaulted to explain why women choose to remain silent about their ordeal. In an op-ed published in the New York Times, American chef and author Padma Lakshmi said she was raped at the age of 16 by her then-boyfriend, and explained...

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New technology to manage diabetes

New technology to manage diabetes

Apple Watch can record heart rhythm.  With the new Apple Watch capable of recording the heart rhythm and providing an ECG (Electro Cardiograph) for the common man, management of diabetes is heading towards a paradigm shift. Since ages, researchers were confronted with the challenge of very low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)...

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Facebook exec David Marcus and WhatsApp founder Brian Acton’s get into a barrage of irate arguments

Facebook exec David Marcus and WhatsApp founder Brian Acton’s get into a barrage of irate arguments

Facebook’s David Marcus, who ran Facebook’s messaging products before starting the blockchain group earlier this year, is defending the company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg after a WhatsApp co-founder spoke critically of his experience at the company. David Marcus wants to talk about class. Or, specifically, the lack thereof he sees in a...

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A look back at the early days of Google: 20 Years of Google

A look back at the early days of Google: 20 Years of Google

A virtual stroll through Google’s original garage, where history was created way back in 1998.  The original Google garage. You may remember 1998 as a glorious year filled with endless games of Snake on your brick phone (you couldn’t go through the walls yet) and listening to “Baby One More...

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