Traffic jam saves passenger from flying in the doomed Indonesian plane

Traffic jam saves passenger from flying in the doomed Indonesian plane

JAKARTA: An Indone­sian man described how Jakarta’s notorious traffic inadvertently saved his life after he arrived too late to catch the doomed Lion Air plane which plunged into the sea minutes after taking off on Monday. Sony Setiawan, an official in Indonesia’s finance ministry, was supposed to be on board the...

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World’s first ‘acid resistant’ makeup formula created

World’s first ‘acid resistant’ makeup formula created

In a first, a British doctor has purportedly made make up which is resistant to acid attacks and gives protection to potential victims from damage to flesh. As per an Independent report, Dr Almas Ahmed has created a non-reactive formula which can be added to several make-up products such as foundation,...

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Cat graces the ramp during Turkey’s fashion event ‘catwalk’

Cat graces the ramp during Turkey’s fashion event ‘catwalk’

A fashion event in Turkey demonstrated, though inadvertently, a live explanation of the popular word ‘catwalk’. It happened when a real cat literally hit the ramp during the show. The feline wasn’t a model invited on the stage to showcase new designs but was an intruder who couldn’t care less...

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Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s most sought-after work auctioned for Rs34 million in London

Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s most sought-after work auctioned for Rs34 million in London

LAHORE: Famous and much-renowned Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s work entitled “Red carpet Series # 1” for ABRAAJ Collection garnered the highest price of Rs. 34.4 million (200,000 £) amid all the artworks by Pakistani artists in an auction held in London. Followed by this, the second highest among Pakistanis was late...

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An inspiration for teachers across the globe: Rare sight of students being greeted warmly by a teacher

An inspiration for teachers across the globe: Rare sight of students being greeted warmly by a teacher

PESHAWAR: In a rare sight of school children being received at their alma mater such warmly, a teacher at a government school in Peshawar was filmed welcoming pupils in the most heart-warming manner. Shot at the Shaheed Mubeen Shah Afridi, Government School in Peshawar Cantt, the video shows students entering...

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SC: Father’s name not mandatory on identification documents

SC: Father’s name not mandatory on identification documents

ISLAMABAD: Senior counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan on Tuesday proposed that it was not mandatory to display father’s name on the identification documents provided such information was available in the official records and databases. “In the present age, identification documents and databases are computerized and CNICs issued by NADRA [National Database...

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China launches world’s longest mega mainland sea bridge

China launches world’s longest mega mainland sea bridge

ZHUHAI: China’s President Xi Jinping launched the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. President Xi Jinping is expected to officiate at an opening ceremony in the mainland city of Zhuhai Tuesday...

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China to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

China to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

BEIJING: A Chinese city is planning to launch an artificial moon by 2020 to replace streetlights, a Chinese daily reported. Chengdu, a city in southwest China’s Sichuan province, announced earlier this week that it was planning to launch an “illumination satellite” also known as artificial moon by 2020. It would have eight...

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Major Ishaq’s legacy continues, wife of the martyred soldier awarded with ‘best shooter’ title

Major Ishaq’s legacy continues, wife of the martyred soldier awarded with ‘best shooter’ title

RAWALPINDI: The wife of martyred Pakistani soldier, Major Ishaq, carried forward the legacy of her husband and won laurels in a recent army training. Ms Ayesha successfully completed her Army Medical Course in Islamabad and Kakul, and also bagged the title of ‘best shooter,’ said Hataff Security Systems in a...

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Snake spotted! Passengers alerted as the new Isloo airport makes headlines on media

Snake spotted! Passengers alerted as the new Isloo airport makes headlines on media

ISLAMABAD: Ever since the new Islamabad Airport inaugurated earlier this year on May 1, it’s making headlines in the mainstream media – but not for the good reasons. In a rare incident that was reported on Tuesday, a snake surfaced in the apron area of the airport, creating confusion and panic...

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