Sahiwal Shootout: victims shot from extremely close distance

Sahiwal Shootout: victims shot from extremely close distance

LAHORE: On January 19, four people were killed in Sahiwal by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel, who alleged they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. The autopsy report of victims in Sahiwal shootout has revealed that all the persons killed were...

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Indian politician put behind the bars for posting Modi’s photo with a begging bowl

Indian politician put behind the bars for posting Modi’s photo with a begging bowl

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician who posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a begging bowl on Facebook has been arrested, police said Monday, in the latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech. It follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year...

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HEC dissolves equivalence certificate policy for O & A Level students

HEC dissolves equivalence certificate policy for O & A Level students

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has informed Lahore High Court about the change in rules for students of O and A-Levels. Previously, Cambridge students were required to get an equivalency certificate from the Inter-Board Committee Chairman (IBCC) of Education Boards. Romana Malik, a student had challenged the requirement in a petition to challenge...

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Malala’s emotional take on #10YearsChallenge

Malala’s emotional take on #10YearsChallenge

We have witnessed some massive transformations as part of the recent #10YearChallenge trend. Many celebrities have been sharing 10-year-old pictures to remember how time flies, including young Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. The 21-year-old has given an interesting yet emotional take on it though. While writing her blog, the activist took...

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Here’s why tattoos are trending in Pakistan – You wake up and you’re ready!

Here’s why tattoos are trending in Pakistan – You wake up and you’re ready!

“It’s convenient for working girls — you wake up and you’re ready,” says a certified permanent make-up professional. Five years ago, when Zehra Kachelo was visiting her daughter in Hanoi, Vietnam, she noticed that a lot of women looked effortlessly dolled up: their eyebrows were the perfect shape and colour;...

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Trump’s US faces increased corruption: watchdog

Trump’s US faces increased corruption: watchdog

The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America´s system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump´s watch, Transparency International said Tuesday. The US lost four points to score 71 out of 100 on the watchdog´s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index,...

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Malnutrition on the rise, food scarcity worsens in 5 countries

Malnutrition on the rise, food scarcity worsens in 5 countries

Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018, the UN said Monday in a report highlighting the links between conflict and food scarcity. By contrast, some improvements were noted in Somalia, Syria and the...

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Google reveals 2018’s trending Pakistani Youtube Ads

Google reveals 2018’s trending Pakistani Youtube Ads

Google today released its YouTube Ads Leaderboard for Pakistan for the year 2018. This list represents the top 10 ads and branded content people chose to watch on YouTube through a combination of popularity and promotion. According to Ipsos research, YouTube is the number one online video streaming platform among millennials...

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Citizens struggle to afford medicine after price hike

Citizens struggle to afford medicine after price hike

Mohammad Rifique has seven children, and they tend to fall sick in the winter. They often catch coughs, sore throats or fevers but this year it is getting difficult, Mr Rifique said, to provide medicines for them. “I’ve heard that antibiotics shouldn’t be used for such illnesses, but doctors have...

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Gold prices steady

Gold prices steady

BENGALURU: Gold edged lower on Monday as the dollar steadied, but the metal held close to $1,300 as investors adopted a cautious approach while awaiting developments on the US-China trade front and Federal Reserve policy. Spot gold eased 0.2% to $1,300.07 per ounce as of 1318 GMT, having risen earlier...

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