Alia Bhatt graces headlines over Kangna Ranaut’s sarcasm

Alia Bhatt graces headlines over Kangna Ranaut’s sarcasm

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has responded to Kangana Ranaut’s recent comments alleging that she is a ‘puppet’ of filmmaker Karan Johar and “does not have a spine” to give her own statements. In an interview with DNA, Alia said she has done nothing to “get a reaction like this”. Responding...

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Earth’s earliest mobile organisms that existed 2.1 billion years ago

Earth’s earliest mobile organisms that existed 2.1 billion years ago

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered in 2.1-billion-year-old black shale from a quarry in Gabon the earliest evidence of a revolutionary development in the history of life on Earth, the ability of organisms to move from one place to another on their own. The researchers on Monday described exquisitely preserved fossils of...

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Ladies, it’s National Women’s Day today!

Ladies, it’s National Women’s Day today!

ISLAMABAD: National Women Day is being observed across the country on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported. According to details, special event are being organized all over Pakistan to mark the woman day today. In this regard, a program has been organized by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Ministry...

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Hotel fire: Death toll hits high, to 17 in India

Hotel fire: Death toll hits high, to 17 in India

The death toll rose to 17 from a fire that tore through a hotel in New Delhi on Tuesday, a senior official said. The fire broke out before dawn at the budget Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi. “We have confirmed with hospital authorities, the toll...

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Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Jerry Seinfeld said: “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” Books play the vital role in the character building of an individual and nation. Books expand the horizon of thoughts of its reader. Books tend to change the thought process...

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Exploring transparency through Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI)

Exploring transparency through Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI)

Karachi Feb 7: Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) has urged the Sindh government to ensure implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2016. More than one year has elapsed but effective measures like designation of PIOs in public bodies and functionality of Sindh Information Commission is not...

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Did you know processed foods lead to increased risk of death?

Did you know processed foods lead to increased risk of death?

A major French study published Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of death, but researchers warned more work was needed to determine which mechanisms were at play. The study, which involved monitoring the diets of tens of...

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Protecting Pakistan’s natural heritage: Diminishing water supply and melting glaciers

Protecting Pakistan’s natural heritage: Diminishing water supply and melting glaciers

A glacier monitoring team heading to the Khordopin glacier. Photo: Karamat Ali The report then goes on to note that glaciers in the region have thinned, retreated and lost mass across the HKH region since the 70s, except for parts of the Karakoram, eastern Pamir and western Kunlun. “These trends...

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Overseas Pakistanis remit US $12.77 billion in the first seven months of FY19

Overseas Pakistanis remit US $12.77 billion in the first seven months of FY19

Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 12774.02 million in the first seven months of FY19 as compared with US$11383.47 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During January 2019, the inflow of workers’ remittances amounted to US$ 1743.25 million, which is 0.3% lower than December 2018 and 6.4%...

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Mohmand Dam to be successfully completed in 5 years tenure

Mohmand Dam to be successfully completed in 5 years tenure

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain Monday informed the Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources that the Mohmand Dam would be completed within a period of five years through latest technologies. Briefing the Senate body, the Chairman WAPDA said that the proposed time...

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