Eid-ul-Azha brings along almost a week long holiday

Eid-ul-Azha brings along almost a week long holiday

Pakistanis and their love for relaxing vacations knows no bounds! After all, nothing is more blissful than a bunch of holidays in a week when you can just relax at home, chill with your friends and get a break from studies or work. While we just enjoyed a four-day long...

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CEO dies after phone explodes: Tips to protect your phone from catching fire

CEO dies after phone explodes: Tips to protect your phone from catching fire

A Malaysian CEO died recently after his smartphone exploded. Though the exact make of the smartphone is not known, the CEO of Cradle Fund Nazrin Hassan was said to be using devices from BlackBerry and Huawei. Incidentally, this is not an isolated case of smartphone fire causing death. There have been cases...

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War of tweets: Personal comments irk Nadia Hussain and her followers, leaves nation enthralled

War of tweets: Personal comments irk Nadia Hussain and her followers, leaves nation enthralled

Nadia Hussain has come under attack as a victim of terrible cybercrime after the model was triggered when a particular hater commented on a family photo. The response escalated into a full war between both her and fellow followers, slowly tearing apart the internet as Nadia unfailingly backed down and...

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Shahbaz Sharif being trolled and roasted on social media for all the right reasons!

Shahbaz Sharif being trolled and roasted on social media for all the right reasons!

In Lahore, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif’s motorcade would bring the streets to a standstill. In London, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president dodges traffic to cross a road. A video shared on social media captures Shehbaz as he attempts to cross a road in the British capital and has...

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H&M updates women’s size structure across stores

H&M updates women’s size structure across stores

If you’ve ever bought a pair of jeans at H&M (or a shirt or a bra or, well, anything for that matter), you probably know that their women’s sizing makes no sense. Their dressing room has historically been nothing short of a battlefield, simply because it’s always been impossible to...

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Utterly chaotic and pathetic state of hygiene and culinary etiquettes spotted at a renowned restaurant – Public outraged, call for immediate shut-down

Utterly chaotic and pathetic state of hygiene and culinary etiquettes spotted at a renowned restaurant – Public outraged, call for immediate shut-down

Pakistanis’ love for Butlers Chocolate Cafe known no bounds. Foodies love the cozy coffee shop for its delectable food and irresistible desserts. However, no one was prepared to see the “ugly reality” behind this much-loved eatery! Recently, a foodie went to the Lahore branch of Butlers at MM Alam Road...

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Talk of the town: After ‘Chaiwala’, another ‘Tarbooz Wala’ surprises Karachiites with his alluring looks

Talk of the town: After ‘Chaiwala’, another ‘Tarbooz Wala’ surprises Karachiites with his alluring looks

KARACHI: After the widely-popular Arshad khan more commonly known as the ‘Chaiwala’ took social media by storm with his blue eyes and handsome killer looks, much to our surprise a new sensation is going rounds on the social media now known as the ‘Tarbooz wala ‘ (watermelon man). Tarbooz Wala😋😻🍉 pic.twitter.com/qGuPQgeosd...

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Best mehndi application spots: Sheer Mehndi magicians in K-Town –  Have a look!

Best mehndi application spots: Sheer Mehndi magicians in K-Town – Have a look!

Eid’s celebration is incomplete without mehndi for ladies! Most females, regardless of their age have infinite and definite love for henna – The intricate patterns of curls and curves, plus the luscious scent smells heavenly too. Eid is here, an inevitable hunt commences for some of the best mehndi artists...

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UAE introduces record breaking world’s longest thrilling zip line in Ras Al-Khaimah

UAE introduces record breaking world’s longest thrilling zip line in Ras Al-Khaimah

RAS KHAIMAH: The United Arab Emirates claimed a record on Thursday with the opening of the world’s longest zip line, measuring 2.83 kilometres in length. Guinness World Records officials certified the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah on the same day the attraction opened to the public. The Jebel Jais Flight...

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11-year-old motivational coach Hammad Safi enthralls audience with millions of online views and subscribers on Youtube

11-year-old motivational coach Hammad Safi enthralls audience with millions of online views and subscribers on Youtube

PESHAWAR: Several hundred Pakistani university students sit enthralled as the 11-year-old Hammad Safi lectures them on the merits of bettering their diction by watching Barack Obama speeches on YouTube. The elegantly dressed motivational speaker is something of an internet sensation in Pakistan and regularly draws large crowds. But it’s not...

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Formulation of criticism and expression of life: Contents of Reham Khan’s upcoming book stirs curiosity amid public

Formulation of criticism and expression of life: Contents of Reham Khan’s upcoming book stirs curiosity amid public

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has asked the party chief’s ex-wife Reham Khan to “immediately contradict” the controversial contents of her unpublished book which have been viral on social media over the last couple of days or to gear up for “criminal proceedings”. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, PTI information secretary...

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Sonam supports Swara for her anti-Pakistan derogatory statements

Sonam supports Swara for her anti-Pakistan derogatory statements

After several strong statements against Pakistan, Swara Bhaskar has been facing a ton of backlash on social media. The “Veere Di Wedding” actress has been questioned by several prominent Pakistani celebrities for her double standards. And now, all that “hate” seems to have troubled her best friend and co-star, Sonam Kapoor...

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Philanthropy that never dies in our country Pakistan, specially in Ramazan

Philanthropy that never dies in our country Pakistan, specially in Ramazan

As the country enters the election wheel and dreads disruption in the democratic order recede, people heave a sigh of relief and focus on their religious and societal obligations in the holy month. Living up to their reputation generous Pakistanis are donating liberally this Ramazan. The magnitude of charitable giving in Pakistan...

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Ramadan Reformations: Mufti Menk’s 50 quotes that tap hearts and minds alike

Ramadan Reformations: Mufti Menk’s 50 quotes that tap hearts and minds alike

Mufti Ismail Menk is a leading global Islamic scholar born and raised in Zimbabwe. He studied Shariah in Madinah and holds a Doctorate of Social Guidance from Aldersgate University. Mufti Menk’s work has gained worldwide recognition and he has been named one of “The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World”...

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Students and celebrities unite against #SaadatBashir Movement

Students and celebrities unite against #SaadatBashir Movement

An outrageous act was conducted with biology students on 24th May 2018. As the girls walked into Bahria College Islamabad to give their biology practical none had expected they would walk out being physically assaulted. The examiner, Sadat Bashir was known to be very strict, that not all, he did...

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Another heatwave to hit Karachi soon, temperatures likely to soar up to 45 degrees today

Another heatwave to hit Karachi soon, temperatures likely to soar up to 45 degrees today

KARACHI: Karachiites should brace for yet another taxing heatwave from Tuesday onwards, which is likely to engulf the metropolis for another three days as temperatures soar above 40°C again. The maximum temperature may soar up to 45°C today, and it will continue to hover around 41-45°C during the next two...

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Trolled: Karachi’s renowned university serves as a laughing stock after the implication of “6-inch distance” rule

Trolled: Karachi’s renowned university serves as a laughing stock after the implication of “6-inch distance” rule

“Men and women are to maintain a distance of at least six inches while sitting/standing together” – Imagine coming across such a notice at institutions or workplaces. You as a youngster might find it senseless and react with a “BLAH!” Private sector university in Pakistan issues directive to staff to...

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Food Guide: 4 Major Eateries sealed by Punjab Food Authorities

Food Guide: 4 Major Eateries sealed by Punjab Food Authorities

Love eating out? Well, then this bit of news might not sit well with you. On Tuesday, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed four food eateries – including two restaurants in Lahore. As per the reports, following food ventures have been sealed by PFA: Taipei Restaurant Tuscany Restaurant Dairy Section of...

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No deaths caused due to prolonged heatwave in Karachi, authorities claim

No deaths caused due to prolonged heatwave in Karachi, authorities claim

KARACHI: The city has been gripped with sweltering heat since the past week, with reports that claim there have been countless deaths due to the heatwave. Director Health Karachi Dr Tahir Aziz denied a statement by the Edhi Foundation that 65 people having been deceased was a consequence of the...

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Alhamra & Thammasat University Signed MOU

Alhamra & Thammasat University Signed MOU

Lahore: Alhamra Arts Council (LAC) and Thammasat University, being the second oldest university in Thailand, has initially signed a memorandum of understanding under the leadership of Executive director Capt R Atta Muhammad Khan with Sociology& Anthropology Department, Thammasat University, so as to enhance cultural exchange links  programs in order to...

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Another asteroid discovered sharing Jupiter’s orbit

Another asteroid discovered sharing Jupiter’s orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL: Just months later, after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there’s another asteroid from yet another star system residing in our cosmic club in plain view. On Monday, Scientists reported that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter’s orbit but circling in...

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Pakistan welcomes Buddha’s relics

Pakistan welcomes Buddha’s relics

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, senior government officials and diplomats from the Pakistan High Commission witnessed the safe departure of the relics at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. The holy relics had been sent to Sri Lanka by the Pakistan government following...

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Healthy Ramadan Tips: Rules to Remember

Healthy Ramadan Tips: Rules to Remember

The spiritual blessings of Ramadan are multiple but when done right, the holy month of fasting also comes with tangible physical benefits. Combining healthy food choices with fasting resets your metabolism and can help you shed a few pounds and lower your cholesterol too. Ramadan isn’t about pakoras, parathas and all-you-can-eat...

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Ramadan Deals 2018: A Complete Buffet Guide

Ramadan Deals 2018: A Complete Buffet Guide

Brace yourself! Ramadan deals 2018 and offers are on their way to entice you throughout the Holy month! From quirky cafes, fast food chains, roadside dhabas to lavish restaurants; all eateries roll out tempting Iftar and Sehar deals for foodies to enjoy with their family and friends. Check out all these irresistible...

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Effective strategies for time management and productivity at work during Ramadan

Effective strategies for time management and productivity at work during Ramadan

It usually feels like there are too few hours in the day. What more? You constantly feel like you’re behind, and constantly struggle to move ahead. That particular feeling adversely affects your productivity, morale, and honestly, your health. So, where to seek the solution from? Sure, you can work longer hours...

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Spells of heatwave to hit K-Town ahead of Ramadan

Spells of heatwave to hit K-Town ahead of Ramadan

The unbearable scorching heat is already killing us and now a new heatwave warning has engulfed the ‘city of lights’. Instead of respite from this hot and muggy weather, the temperatures are expected to soar in a couple of days. Much to our dismay, the latest weather update reveals that...

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Ramadan Alert: The ten best times to make an effective dua

Ramadan Alert: The ten best times to make an effective dua

Want your du’aas to be accepted but not sure when to make it? These times will help you make sure you are making your supplication at the best time to ensure it will be answered. Last third of the night Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: In...

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Formulation of large asteroid ejected from the Solar System

Formulation of large asteroid ejected from the Solar System

PARIS: An asteroid ejected from our infant Solar System found refuge billions of kilometers away, beyond the orbit of Neptune, where it has now been spotted, astronomers reported on Wednesday. The curious loner is the first carbon-rich asteroid ever observed in the far-flung region called the Kuiper belt, which is...

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Press Release: Board of Governors meeting held at Alhamra

Press Release: Board of Governors meeting held at Alhamra

Lahore: A board of governors meeting was held in Alhamra 8th May 2018 the Mall. In the meeting new chairmen of Alhamra Arts Council, Mr. Tuqeer Nasir said that Alhamra because of its flawless performance is now considered as one of the finest institutions of culture in the world. And...

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Art of mastering time

Art of mastering time

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” This is a great lesson to remember when we’re at war with ourselves; when we know what we should be doing but can’t seem to help putting it off. Maybe we put it off for an hour. Maybe for a day. It...

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Is there anything that can travel faster than the speed of light?

Is there anything that can travel faster than the speed of light?

To be exact, the speed of light in a vacuum is 299,792,458 meters per second. “There is a speed in our Universe that is the maximum speed for everything, which has a value: 300,000 kilometers per second,” pointed out the British theoretical physicist Jim al Khalili when we consulted about...

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Sephora teams up with The HydraFacial Company to offer free facials to its clients across the US

Sephora teams up with The HydraFacial Company to offer free facials to its clients across the US

The beauty retailer has teamed up with The HydraFacial Company to offer clients “Perk Hydrating Facials” in more than 100 of its stores across the US. The 30-minute skincare treatment (which is complimentary with a $75 minimum product purchase) aims to exfoliate, hydrate and nourish the complexion by using a...

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3 steps to create healthy habits (and keep them)

3 steps to create healthy habits (and keep them)

How many times have you tried to include healthy habits in your life and you have not achieved it? Why does it cost so much? You want to lead a healthier life, start exercising, eat healthier, better control stress and stop doing things that do not benefit your body. How many...

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World’s First Head Transplant to be done in 2018

World’s First Head Transplant to be done in 2018

The world’s first head transplant, which was scheduled to take place in December 2017, has been delayed. As of now, there is no definitive date but it would likely take place within the first quarter of 2018. Canavero added: “The first human transplant on human cadavers has been done. A full head...

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Much-awaited book, “The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch” to hit the shelves on 10th May

Much-awaited book, “The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch” to hit the shelves on 10th May

Journalist and author Sanam Maher’s upcoming book on Qandeel Baloch is set to hit the shelves on May 10. Titled The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch, the book has been tipped as one of the most-awaited reads. In 2016, Qandeel was murdered by her brother in a case of...

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The 6,000 million cockroaches that China grows in giant farms every year

The 6,000 million cockroaches that China grows in giant farms every year

Although for many the cockroaches are unpleasant insects, for the Chinese industry they are a business opportunity due to their supposed medicinal properties. Fried cockroaches have been consumed in China and other Asian countries for years, but now they are produced on a large scale. A farm operated by a pharmaceutical...

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Leading Chinese firms criticized for gender discrimination adverts: ‘Men Only’ job culture

Leading Chinese firms criticized for gender discrimination adverts: ‘Men Only’ job culture

HONG KONG: On Monday, leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticized for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was gradually deteriorating. The report by campaign group Human Rights Watch, entitled “Only Men Need Apply:...

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Do all bank cards deserve a slot in your wallet? Pay wise!

Do all bank cards deserve a slot in your wallet? Pay wise!

Conventional wisdom about credit cards is often black and white, from whether you should use cards at all to which types deserve a slot in your wallet. But personal finance is just that ‘personal’, experts say. “Financial advice is best when it is not one-size-fits-all,” said Bruce McClary, spokesman for...

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#MeToo trend reveals women exposure to sexual molestation

#MeToo trend reveals women exposure to sexual molestation

KARACHI: Thousands of women across the world, including Pakistan, have put up a brave front against sexual assault and workplace harassment in a monumental precedent set by a powerful hashtag on social media. The hashtag, “MeToo”, translated into a viral movement on October 17 as an increasing number of posts...

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Unsaid stories: Loud roars behind the faint smiles – “My own parents betrayed me…It didn’t hurt anymore”

Unsaid stories: Loud roars behind the faint smiles – “My own parents betrayed me…It didn’t hurt anymore”

“It’s been years. I don’t feel the pain in my vagina anymore.” “But why didn’t you confide in anyone?” “I was shocked. Maa used to see me bleed in pain, but she chose not to do anything. So, I thought it’s something to be done regularly. I was 7 then. I...

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How it affects life on the planet that the Gulf Stream registers its lowest speed in 1,000 years

How it affects life on the planet that the Gulf Stream registers its lowest speed in 1,000 years

The Gulf Stream, the system that circulates the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the northern hemisphere, has become much slower over the last 150 years and is at its weakest point in a millennium. According to a study published in the journal Nature, the flow has been reduced by 15% in a...

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Prevalence of tobacco in Pakistan, nation ranks 54th

Prevalence of tobacco in Pakistan, nation ranks 54th

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday informed the Senate that Pakistan was ranked 54th amidst 84 countries with high frequency of tobacco smoking. Replying to a question during the session, the minister said almost 24 million (19.1%) adults currently used tobacco in any...

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Speakers take universal health into consideration

Speakers take universal health into consideration

The real wealth of a country is its human resources and those countries that are investing much in human resources, education, science, technology and innovation are making rapid progress. A knowledge-based economy is the answer to all socio-economic upheavals. These are the views were expressed by chief guest Prof Dr....

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Henry and Baloo: the traveling dog and cat that captivate thousands of Instagram users for their tender “friendship”

Henry and Baloo: the traveling dog and cat that captivate thousands of Instagram users for their tender “friendship”

The best friends Henry and Baloo have much in common: both were rescued from the street and now enjoy long walks in nature. This dog and this cat are a traveling duo. Their unusual friendship and excursions around the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the state of Colorado, in the western...

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Alhamra Cultural Complex hall 1& 2 opens after renovation

Alhamra Cultural Complex hall 1& 2 opens after renovation

LAHORE:  Alhamra Lahore Arts Council’s Executive Director R Capt Atta Muhammad Khan on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 inaugurated the Alhamra Cultural Complex’s Hall No 1&2 after its renovation. These Halls have been opened for literary and cultural activates after three months.  At this ceremonious occasion, Executive Director of Alhamra Arts...

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Diminishing Green zones – Islamabad to become another lost civilization?

Diminishing Green zones – Islamabad to become another lost civilization?

ISLAMABAD: It is widely known for its greenery. The lush green plantations that cover most of its roads and vicinities are what makes it at par from other urban hubs of Pakistan. But latest data reveals that Islamabad is evacuating its urban forests since 1976 and continues to do so, with...

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A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

A sun on Earth: the clean and unlimited source of energy that MIT scientists are working on

Producing nuclear fusion energy is one of the great promises of engineering, so much so that it is jokingly said to be the energy of the future … eternally. Well, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the company Commonwealth Fusion Systems, is betting to...

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The mysterious and newly discovered “ghost galaxy” that may not have dark matter

The mysterious and newly discovered “ghost galaxy” that may not have dark matter

When Pieter van Dokkum discovered the galaxy NGC1052-DF2, he was “staring” and was amazed. It was a galaxy about the size of the Milky Way, but unusually transparent. “It was like a ghostly glow in the sky,” says Dokkum, a professor at Yale University in the United States. The explanation of...

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‘Orange snow’ baffles eastern Europeans

People in eastern Europe have been wondering at the appearance of orange-tinted snow. Pictures of the snow have been posted on social media from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova. Meteorologists say the phenomenon is caused by sand from Sahara desert storms mixing with snow and rain. It occurs roughly...

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The impressive attractions of Changi Airport in Singapore that make it considered the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year

The impressive attractions of Changi Airport in Singapore that make it considered the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year

Changi airport in Singapore has been on the throne of the best airport in the world for six consecutive years. The title is awarded by Skytrax, which annually conducts a global survey that responds to almost 14 million users in more than 100 countries. The results, published this week, ratify the...

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