S&P lessens Pakistan’s credit rating to ‘B minus’ from ‘B’

S&P lessens Pakistan’s credit rating to ‘B minus’ from ‘B’

KARACHI: S&P Global Ratings on Monday lowered Pakistan’s sovereign credit rating one notch to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’, citing diminished growth prospects and elevated external and fiscal stresses. In S&P’s system, B- is six steps below an investment grade rating. S&P said it lowered Pakistan’s ranking as the country’s economic outlook as...

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Meet 8-year-old Hadiya Hashmi whose soul-rending voice is touching hearts

Meet 8-year-old Hadiya Hashmi whose soul-rending voice is touching hearts

The fifth season of Nescafe Basement kick-started with a bang. From soul-stirring compositions to heart-rending vocals by some of the most talented singers, the platform has showcased a wide range of performers insofar. However, the centrepiece of the latest season remains 8-year-old music prodigy Hadiya Hashmi who has stunned audiences...

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Corps Commanders express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren

Corps Commanders express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren

The Corps Commanders’ Conference presided by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was held at the GHQ on Monday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. The Corps Commanders’ expressed solidarity with the resilient Kashmir brethren on the eve of Kashmir day. The forum discussed...

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CPLC Report: 3,175 phones snatched during January 2019 in Karachi

CPLC Report: 3,175 phones snatched during January 2019 in Karachi

KARACHI: Rava.pk has acquired important details from the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee’s (CPLC) report documenting the rate of street crimes in Karachi during the first month of 2019. A report, which is yet to be published by the department, revealed following numbers for the month of January 2019: 3,175 mobile phones were snatched...

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World Cancer Day: Battling the blighting disease

World Cancer Day: Battling the blighting disease

World Cancer Day 2019: World Cancer Day is an international day, which is marked on 4th February to increase awareness of cancer, and to encourage its prevention, early detection and treatment. Every year the theme has its own theme. This year, the Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer...

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World Cancer Day 2018: ‘We can. I can.’ – Obesity can cause Cancer

World Cancer Day 2018: ‘We can. I can.’ – Obesity can cause Cancer

A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen cancers for which obesity...

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Pope Francis makes first papal visit to Arab Gulf state

Pope Francis makes first papal visit to Arab Gulf state

Pope Francis has arrived in the United Arab Emirates, making him the first pontiff to visit an Arab Gulf state. In a video address from the Vatican on Thursday, Francis said the trip marks “a new page in the history of relations between religions, confirming that we are brothers and...

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Footballer Emiliano Sala’s plane found, hopes of finding him alive faded

Footballer Emiliano Sala’s plane found, hopes of finding him alive faded

CARDIFF: The missing plane carrying Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been found, investigators said on Sunday. Sala, 28, was travelling from France to join up with his new club, Premier League side Cardiff City, in a light aircraft manned by David Ibbotson on January 21 when it disappeared...

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How Apple’s iPhone was changing over time

How Apple’s iPhone was changing over time

Apple’s revenue from the sale of iPhones fell by 15% compared to last year. This week, Apple presented the worst results of its Christmas season in a decade. According to the numbers thrown by the results of the last quarter of 2018, revenue that the company receives for the sale...

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Government announces list of public holidays for 2019’s calendar

Government announces list of public holidays for 2019’s calendar

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday announced a total of 14 public holidays for the year 2019. The announcement came through a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior. It listed dates and days of the holidays including Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Labour Day, Eidul Fitr, Eidul Azha, Independence Day, Ashura,...

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