Oscars body renders support to female film-makers

Oscars body renders support to female film-makers

LOS ANGELES: The organizers of the Oscars announced a string of new initiatives on Thursday aimed at encouraging female filmmakers. The organizers of the Oscars announced a string of new initiatives on Thursday aimed at encouraging female filmmakers. Called “Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative,” the program will include a one-year...

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Pakistan’s foreign reserves continue to spiral down due to external debts and official payments

Pakistan’s foreign reserves continue to spiral down due to external debts and official payments

KARACHI: Foreign exchange reserves of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) dropped by $627 million to $8.049 billion on Thursday. The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank continued to spiral downwards for the sixth successive week as they plummeted 6.95% on a weekly basis, according to data released on...

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Major typos on NY’s highway call for immediate maintenance

Major typos on NY’s highway call for immediate maintenance

NEW YORK: When a typo appears on a road sign, fixing the error is not as easy as hitting “backspace” or opening a giant container of Wite-Out. In some cases, it can take more than 50 years. In New York, it has taken five decades to get around to correcting...

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List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates (1901-2017)

List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates (1901-2017)

Here is a detailed list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901 onwards, when the prize was first awarded. Last year however, the prize went to nuclear disarmament group ICAN. 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 2016: Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia) 2015: The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia) 2014:...

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‘Voice of Punjab’ program all set to elevate spirits of the talented singers

‘Voice of Punjab’ program all set to elevate spirits of the talented singers

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan on Thursday chaired a meeting for organizing the proposed “Voice of Punjab program” to elevate spirits of the aspiring singers, Rava News reported. The meeting conducted at Al Hamra Arts Council reviewed the proposals presented on different spheres of the...

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Former SSP leader, Maulana Ismail Darvesh and his guard Ayub gunned down in Peshawar

Former SSP leader, Maulana Ismail Darvesh and his guard Ayub gunned down in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Religious leader, former head of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan’s KP chapter Maulana Ismail Darvesh was gunned down with his guard at the Phandu area of the metropolis on Thursday night, police informed media reporters. The law enforcement authority said that the motorcyclists opened fire at the vehicle of the religious...

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PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar calls former finance minister Ishaq Dar in London to discuss political situations

PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar calls former finance minister Ishaq Dar in London to discuss political situations

LONDON: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday called on former finance minister Ishaq Dar in London. Nisar arrived at the residence of Dar in London, where the former interior minister inquired after the latter. The two figures also held discussion on political situation of...

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Government’s prime focus remains on the education sector, uniform educational and certification system to be introudced

Government’s prime focus remains on the education sector, uniform educational and certification system to be introudced

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said the prime concern of the government would be to initiate uniform educational and certification system with unvarying text books. “Our main focus will be to bring the 25 million out of school children to schools, to introduce...

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IMF and Ogra call for a hike in Pakistan’s gas and power tariffs

IMF and Ogra call for a hike in Pakistan’s gas and power tariffs

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday notified an increase in gas tariff up to 143%, effective from September 27. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team which visited Pakistan recently has called for a further hike in gas and power tariffs. According to the notification, gas price for...

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