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PIA to continue flight operations to US

PIA to continue flight operations to US

  Mashood Tajwar denies reports of possible retrenchment in national flag carrier. PHOTO: PIA KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will continue its flight operations to the United States, the airlines spokesperson said on Sunday. “We are currently running two flights to New York every week and this is going to continue until a formal decision is taken,” […]

Muslims up early for Ramazan saved lives in horrific London tower blaze

Muslims up early for Ramazan saved lives in horrific London tower blaze

By News Desk/AFP Muslims living near and in the London tower which was gutted by a massive fire early Wednesday morning are said to be among heroes who saved lives because they were awake for sehri. Many residents who were sleeping said they didn’t hear alarms as the fire swept through the tower block. They […]

Baskin-Robbins finally comes to Pakistan

Baskin-Robbins finally comes to Pakistan

The ice cream franchise will start from Lahore and spread out to 35 locations within the country! We’re baskin’ in happiness as Baskin-Robbins comes Pakistan. While many stores have imported products from the world’s largest ice-cream chain, the brand itself hadn’t come to Pakistan, until now. AHG Flavours (PVT) Limited is bringing Baskin-Robbins to 35 […]

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study

By AFP MIAMI:  The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 per cent, researchers said Wednesday. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from cannabis plants, but does not cause users to get high. The study in the New […]

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

Good-looking scientists perceived as ‘less able’: study

By AFP MIAMI:  People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested on Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS] highlights the biases that come with judging people on looks, […]

Momina Mustehsan to render Qaseeda Burda Shareef this Ramazan

Momina Mustehsan to render Qaseeda Burda Shareef this Ramazan

By Our Corresopndent After Momina Mustehsan’s much-famed Coke Studio debut with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the Afreen Afreen girl won people’s heart with her soothing voice and gorgeous looks. Be it her personal life or singing career, Momina clearly knows how to stay in the headlines. She was  was previously in the limelight for a song […]

People are convinced that Avril Lavigne is dead

People are convinced that Avril Lavigne is dead

By Entertainment Desk It’s back again! Conspiracy theories regarding death and resurrection of celebrities are far too common. If it’s not Tupac Shakur then it’ll be Britney Spears; you start counting and the list goes on. The latest theory to take over the internet by storm is that Canadian singer, Avril Lavigne, actually died in […]

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures

Tibetan medicine lures patients seeking drug-free cures

Agencies DHARAMSALA:  Before dawn in the Indian Himalayas, scores of patients clutching small vials of urine queue patiently to see Yeshi Dhonden, a Tibetan monk who became a legend as personal healer to the Dalai Lama. Tibetan medicine, known as Sowa-Rigpa, draws on centuries-old techniques such as blood-letting, cupping, and moxibustion – burning herbs on […]

Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

Web Desk Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, spread to 100 countries, including […]

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 […]

Everything You Want To Know About Getting A Tattoo (& We Mean Everything)

Everything You Want To Know About Getting A Tattoo (& We Mean Everything)

Blame it on Instagram: Even people who don’t consider themselves as the tattooing kind start to crave a little ink after seeing post after post of dope designs. Between delicate and minimal options, watercolor tattoos, and crystal-clear, single-needle creations, there really is something for everyone. According to a 2016 Harris Poll, nearly half of Americans […]

Full-day report: Stocks slide amidst sustained selling pressure

Full-day report: Stocks slide amidst sustained selling pressure

The Pakistan Stock Exchange saw renewed selling pressure on the penultimate trading session of the week, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index losing 507 points, more than 1pc, to once again close below the 48,000 points level at 47,950.58. More than 88.6 million shares of indexed companies were traded, worth more than Rs8.37 billion. “After rallying […]

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