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This Pakistani designer dressed Kareena Kapoor for her first post-baby shoot

This Pakistani designer dressed Kareena Kapoor for her first post-baby shoot

DESK REPORT Kareena Kapoor sure seems to like Pakistani fashion. She was the face of Faraz Manan lawn for a long time (and still shows up to support Faraz’s achievements). Now, she’s wearing Tena Durrani for her comeback shoot in Asiana Dubai magazine. Tena designed a bespoke three-piece collection for the shoot, which took place […]

A guide for Pakistani parents: How to kill your child’s curiosity

A guide for Pakistani parents: How to kill your child’s curiosity

Most smart parents know that too much curiosity is a bad thing. Raising a child, especially an inquisitive one, is quite a challenge. We want our child to grow up to be a practical, well-to-do individual with an aura of respect and prestige. We don’t want them to become writers, artists or — Allah-na-keray — philosophers. Here are a […]

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

By Reuters WASHINGTON:  Codes to gain access to United Airlines cockpits may have been made public, the carrier said on Monday, but it stopped short of confirming a report that a flight attendant inadvertently published the codes online in a potential threat to air security.The airline still could keep its flight decks secure through other […]

Teenager died after drinking caffeine too quickly, says coroner

Teenager died after drinking caffeine too quickly, says coroner

By Reuters A South Carolina teenager who collapsed in a high school classroom last month died because he drank several highly caffeinated drinks too quickly, a coroner said on Monday. Davis Allen Cripe, 16, drank a latte from McDonald’s, a large Mountain Dew soda, and a highly caffeinated energy drink in just under two hours, […]

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development […]

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

Monitoring Desk President Donald Trump called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in an apparent attempt to test the South’s new liberal president and the US. “Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea,” the White […]

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet under light rain to be greeted by Hollande for his inauguration. The new president’s wife […]

The many reasons that people are having less sex

The many reasons that people are having less sex

  The average sex life appears to be dwindling – and it may reflect some troubling anxieties at the heart of modern society, says Simon Copland. By Simon Copland We live in one of the most sexually liberated times of human history. Access to new technologies over the past 40 years, whether it is the […]

Red tape and taxes put brakes on ‘Make In India’ push

Red tape and taxes put brakes on ‘Make In India’ push

Web Desk NEW DELHI:  When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a US$600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another US$900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. “We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to […]

Bhutan: Asia’s secret sanctuary

Bhutan: Asia’s secret sanctuary

Web Desk Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region’s least-visited countries. In 2016, total visitor arrivals increased to just 209,570 — a 35% rise over 2015. That could be due to the country’s hard-to-reach location. Bhutan has one airport and only […]

Lahoriite celebrates Mother’s Day with triplets

Lahoriite celebrates Mother’s Day with triplets

LAHORE:  There are millions of women who long for just one child, but a lucky Lahoriite woman was blessed with three kids in one go, that too just ahead of Mothers’ Day. She and her three offspring are safe and healthy, while the woman can celebrate Mother’s Day in its true spirit. The young woman, […]