2 women defy centuries-old ban by entering Hindu temple in wee hours

2 women defy centuries-old ban by entering Hindu temple in wee hours

KOCHI/NEW DELHI: Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in Kerala in the early hours of Wednesday, the state’s chief minister said, raising fears of a backlash from conservative Hindu groups. The women, reported by ANI to be in their 40s, entered the premises of the...

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Journalists collectively boycott Faisal Vawda’s press conference despite his apology

Journalists collectively boycott Faisal Vawda’s press conference despite his apology

ISLAMABAD: Journalists on Wednesday boycotted a press conference being addressed by Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda. The federal minister for water resources was addressing a press conference on Mohmand Dam when he responded rudely to a senior journalist’s question. “Had you not been someone so senior in age, I...

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Public holidays abolished, summer vacations to be observed in May and June

Public holidays abolished, summer vacations to be observed in May and June

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday decided to abolish public holidays for educational institutes across the province. In a meeting of Steering Committee of Education Department presided over by provincial education minister Sardar Shah, the committee decided that the new college academic year will begin from August instead of July...

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Pakistan women cricket set up needs enhancement

Pakistan women cricket set up needs enhancement

LAHORE: Former captain of Pakistan women cricket team Sana Mir has said that the Pakistan women cricket set up in the country needs to be improved and come on the same level as Australia, England and India which is years ahead. While addressing media, the former said that she had...

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Government establishes policies to maintain teaching and learning standards

Government establishes policies to maintain teaching and learning standards

Islamabad: The government would establish common national teaching and learning standards under its newly introduced policy framework with sole purpose to ensure quality education and bring its standard at par with other regional nations. Federal Education and Professional Training Division under this initiative will identify common standards applicable in school...

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PM Imran Khan reviews the ECL

PM Imran Khan reviews the ECL

Prime Minister Imran Khan in light of the Supreme Court’s order has decided to review the decision of placing names of 172 people including Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on the Exit Control List (ECL). The matter has been included as part of an...

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Modi: “Huge mistake to believe that Pakistan would mend its ways anytime soon”

Modi: “Huge mistake to believe that Pakistan would mend its ways anytime soon”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it would be a “huge mistake to believe that Pakistan would mend its ways anytime soon”, and that his government is working out various strategies to keep the pressure up on Islamabad “to check terrorism”. In an exclusive interview to ANI news agency,...

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Beauty Essentials: 5 effective tips to keep away from pollution

Beauty Essentials: 5 effective tips to keep away from pollution

Pollution not only affects health but the hair and skin too. It can cause uneven skin tone, dryness, dehydration, wrinkles, dark spots, sagging and a deterioration of collagen. Anti-oxidant treatments, regular exfoliation and scrubbing can do the trick in keeping you glowing this winter. While hair experts and dermatologists may...

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Baby rescued alive after 35 hours from beneath the rubbles

Baby rescued alive after 35 hours from beneath the rubbles

MOSCOW: A baby boy has been found alive after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion, emergency officials reported, calling it a miracle. The blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48 apartments...

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Globally memorable photos from 2018

Globally memorable photos from 2018

2018 was an year marked by several important diplomatic developments, conflicts, natural and disasters, and of course, the 2018 FIFA World Cup. From the ice-breaking between the North and South Korea to the relocation of US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem which triggered widespread protests in Palestine, we revisit the...

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