Sciences

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 […]

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 […]

Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move

Analysis: Kulbhushan Yadav’s RAW move

Anaylysis Kulbhushan Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel is a man the Indian media has been looking for. The arrested Indian citizen personifies counter-terror policy of Ajit Kumar Doval, India’s National Security Advisor and a proud spymaster. For the opposition parties, Kulbhushan offers a good reason to attack Modi government’s handling of the case. Indian Media on […]

AT STRATEGIC SHOAL, CHINA ASSERTS POWER THROUGH CONTROL, AND CONCESSIONS

AT STRATEGIC SHOAL, CHINA ASSERTS POWER THROUGH CONTROL, AND CONCESSIONS

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL – Far out in the South China Sea, where dark blue meets bright turquoise, a miles-long row of fishing boats anchor near Scarborough Shoal, backed by a small armada of coastguard projecting China’s power in Asia’s most disputed waters. China still calls the shots at the prime fishing spot and has boosted its […]

Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airport

Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airport

By AFP SEPANG:   Enforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kilo grammes and worth US$3.1 million, a senior customs official said on Monday. Airport customs director Hamzah Sundang said officials acting on a tip-off discovered the horns in a wooden crate at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport cargo […]

NSA hacked Pakistani mobile networks: WikiLeaks

NSA hacked Pakistani mobile networks: WikiLeaks

By Tech Desk Whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks has claimed US National Security Agency operators have been spying on Pakistani mobile networks. The revelation came as a hacker group, which had previously released data suggesting the US agency may have been monitoring hundreds of IP addresses in Pakistan, released a new cache of information detailing how the agency accessed private and […]