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Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: Nasa

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: Nasa

AFP An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft. Cassini has detected hydrogen molecules in vapour plumes emanating from cracks in the surface of Enceladus, a small ocean moon coated in a thick layer of ice, the US […]

Mars spacecraft’s first missions face delays: NASA

Mars spacecraft’s first missions face delays: NASA

By AFP WASHINGTON DC:  NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday. A report by NASA’s Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges. The first launch of […]

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

Aseefa Bhutto demands apology from Khurshid Shah over sexist remarks

By News Desk Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto has demanded Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah to tender an apology over his “sexist remarks” made in the National Assembly on Thursday. Earlier today, Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq told women in the House to “keep quiet or go outside the assembly if they wanted to continue talking.” […]

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

By AFP RIYADH:  The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shia-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Okaz daily did not name the accused, but gave her age as 43. It said she is “the first woman accused of being involved […]

Turkey under Erdogan: 10 key developments

Turkey under Erdogan: 10 key developments

By AFP ISTANBUL:  Turkish voters are to decide on Sunday whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expanded powers in a referendum. Here are key dates since Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power: The AKP scores its first electoral victory on November 3, 2002 after years of political instability and an […]

Science reveals why our shoelaces come undone

Science reveals why our shoelaces come undone

By AFP PARIS:  A mystery as old as laced shoes was unravelled Wednesday by experiments that reveal how shoestrings come undone when we are on the move. “The failure of the knot happens in a matter of seconds, often without warning, and is catastrophic,” scientists reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. […]

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

KARACHI: As Karachi continued to sizzle at 42 degrees centigrade, hot and dry weather gripped entire Sindh on Tuesday with Dadu and Nawabshah becoming the hottest places in the country where the mercury rose to 46 degrees Celsius. While no heatstroke case was reported in Karachi, some 22 people fell unconscious in various areas of […]

Entrepreneurs keen to invest in Karachi, says Iraqi ambassador

Entrepreneurs keen to invest in Karachi, says Iraqi ambassador

KARACHI: Iraqi Ambassador in Pakistan Dr Ali Yasin Mohammad Kareem has said there is a lot of attraction and opportunities for investment in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, and Iraqi entrepreneurs are keen to make investment in the metropolis. The Iraqi investment would strengthen Pakistan-Iraq relations, he said during his meeting with Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair […]

Uncontrolled population growth termed major threat to Pakistan

UMERKOT: Uncontrolled population growth is a major threat to Pakistan while absence of prior consultations and institutional set-up, highly centralised approach, inadequate progress measurement and monitoring mechanism are the key factors for the failure and poor implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This was discussed in a consultative dialogue here on Tuesday on prioritisation […]

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Children of famous folk singers like Ustad Khameso Khan and Zarsanga were invited to participate in the annual Lok Mela Lok Virsa invited the children of legendary folk artists to take part in a live concert at its Open Air Theatre on Tuesday as part of its annual 10-day Lok Mela. The event was meant […]

Sitting PML-N MPA thrashes govt hospital guards

Sitting PML-N MPA thrashes govt hospital guards

FAISALABAD:  Punjab provincial assembly member Rana Shoaib Idrees on Sunday night allegedly manhandled, slapped, and thrashed a security guard at a government hospital after the guard asked him to leave his gunmen outside the building. Hospital management claims that PML-N MPA Idrees turned up in the surgical ward along with his armed guards on Sunday night at […]

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

DESK REPORT The trailer for Bollywood flick Half Girlfriend and we’re wondering if that’s the best the film’s got. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, and the story should have been about the weird ‘in-between’ status of modern-day relationships — are we a couple? Are we not a couple? — but instead promotes […]