Dollar hikes, escalates to Rs.138 against Pakistani rupee

Dollar hikes, escalates to Rs.138 against Pakistani rupee

KARACHI: The US dollar rate has escalated to Rs 138 against Pakistani rupee in the interbank market on Tuesday. The US dollar showed an upward trend by Rs11.70 as market opened today, however, the rate was Rs124.25 when the market closed on Monday. This high rate of US dollar has...

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The controversial “smart drugs” used to increase work performance (and its little known consequences)

The controversial “smart drugs” used to increase work performance (and its little known consequences)

Piracetam, phenylpiracetam, Adderall or Ritalin are some of the “smart drugs” used by students and workers. Honoré de Balzac was a great believer in the power of coffee over the brain. The French writer had an exhausting schedule: every night he went through the streets of Paris to have a...

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Israel’s First Lady Sara Netanyahu faces trial for corruption

Israel’s First Lady Sara Netanyahu faces trial for corruption

This Sunday a trial for corruption against the first lady of Israel Sara Netanyahu began in Jerusalem . The prosecution accuses the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of spending about $ 100,000 in public funds on lavish meals for the executive residence between 2009 and 2013. As Joseph Levy informs us from Jerusalem, this...

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Climate change: 5 things you can do to avoid global warming

Climate change: 5 things you can do to avoid global warming

Transportation in large cities is one of the main sources of global warming. It’s now or never. An investigation by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the planet could cross the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius – above pre-industrial levels – in just 12 years,...

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Public Wrecks: Road Accident Proneness in Pakistan

Public Wrecks: Road Accident Proneness in Pakistan

Road accidents are very common in developing countries especially in Pakistan and the situation has become worsened day by day. Experts have mentioned in the different research reports that that mostly they (accidents) are caused by different factors such as careless driving, traffic rules violation, bad roads and faulty old...

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Batsman Matthew Hayden suffers from major facial injuries while surfing

Batsman Matthew Hayden suffers from major facial injuries while surfing

MELBOURNE: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden said he has “dodged a bullet” after suffering a fractured bone in his neck and serious facial injuries while surfing at the weekend. The 46-year-old was surfing with his son in south of Brisbane and said on his Instagram account on Saturday that...

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US dollar hits Rs.134 leading to uncertainty in the local market

US dollar hits Rs.134 leading to uncertainty in the local market

KARACHI: The US dollar soared to Rs134 in the interbank market on Tuesday. The dollar was up by Rs9.75 as market opened today as it stood at Rs124.25 when the market closed on Monday. The increase in dollar has led to uncertainty in the market. According to analysts, the rapid...

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SRK reciprocates his desire to meet Malala: “Meeting Malala will be a privilege”

SRK reciprocates his desire to meet Malala: “Meeting Malala will be a privilege”

It is pretty rare when celebrities grant wishes – especially if they are as big a star as Shah Rukh Khan, known as the ‘king of Bollywood.’ But if the request happens to come from the youngest Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, then perhaps an exception doesn’t seem out of...

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School-girls beaten up in Bihar for resisting sexual assaults

School-girls beaten up in Bihar for resisting sexual assaults

NEW DELHI: In yet another horrific incident of sexual harassment in Bihar, goons thrashed more than 30 schoolgirls after they resisted sexual advances. The girls are students of a government school in Supaul district. Thirty-four Indian schoolgirls aged between 12 and 16 were taken to hospital after being beaten with...

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Google+ kills off its social network amid security flaws that exposed users’ private details

Google+ kills off its social network amid security flaws that exposed users’ private details

SAN FRANCISCO: Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed to external developers by a bug that was present for more than two years in its systems. Apparently Google+ users weren’t the only ones...

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