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You can’t judge someone’s capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar

You can’t judge someone’s capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar

DESK REPORT At first, all we knew about Saba Qamar’s Bollywood debut film, Hindi Medium was that “it was a little like Piku”. Now that the trailer is out, we know it tackles issues of elitism in schools. In an interview with Dawn News, the actress shed some more light on her upcoming film and […]

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. […]

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 […]

I wanted people to be immersed in the subject of capital punishment, says Dina Mousawi

I wanted people to be immersed in the subject of capital punishment, says Dina Mousawi

Dina has directed Intezaar, a play that seeks to highlight why the moratorium on death penalty needs reinstatement The death penalty has been a controversial subject since the moratorium on it was lifted in the wake of the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar. Rights activists have long called for reinforcement of the moratorium, […]

I don’t understand why people love or hate me, says Sahir Lodhi

I don’t understand why people love or hate me, says Sahir Lodhi

Web Desk Sahir has a cult-like following which comprises fans and detractors in equal measure Sahir Lodhi is a phenomenon. He’s everywhere — on radio, television and film. He has a cult-like following which comprises in equal parts earnest, adoring fans and those who mock him but can’t look away from his narcissistic shenanigans. Both […]

Temperatures in Karachi expected to rise to a sweltering 41C: Met Office

Temperatures in Karachi expected to rise to a sweltering 41C: Met Office

Temperatures in Karachi are expected to soar to a sweltering 41 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. The city is set to experience hot and dry weather from Monday till Thursday, an official at the Met Office told Dawn.com. He added that temperatures in Karachi are expected to remain between 38-40C […]

Indian stars in spat over Davis Cup selection

Indian stars in spat over Davis Cup selection

By AFP NEW DELHI:  A simmering feud between tennis stalwarts Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi has boiled over into an ugly public spat following India’s latest Davis Cup triumph in Bangalore. No sooner had the hosts sealed a 4-1 win Sunday over Uzbekistan in the second round of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie, […]

POLICE LODGES FIR AGAINST RAZING OF SCHOOL BUILDING

POLICE LODGES FIR AGAINST RAZING OF SCHOOL BUILDING

KARACHI (Our Desk) – A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against the demolition of a school building in Soldier Bazar area on Monday. The school building was demolished in an overnight operation which led to propelled authorities to take action against the land mafia. The students of school appealed Sindh Chief Minister Syed […]

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 […]

OIL PRICES FIRM ON STRONG DEMAND, POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SYRIA

OIL PRICES FIRM ON STRONG DEMAND, POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SYRIA

SINGAPORE – Oil prices were firm on Monday, supported by strong demand and political uncertainty in Syria, although another rise in US drilling activity kept a lid on gains. Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil, were at $55.28 per barrel at 0226 GMT, up 4 cents from their last close. US West […]

Janet Jackson splits from husband of five years

Janet Jackson splits from husband of five years

DESK REPORT Three months after having their first child, Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al-Mana have split ways. Sources close to the couple told DailyMail, “Sadly, Janet and Wissam have decided that it wasn’t working and to go their separate ways.” Though they’ll be separated, the two have decided to co-parent their first-born, Eissa […]

Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in NorthEast Nigeria

Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in NorthEast Nigeria

By AFP KANO, NIGERIA:  Boko Haram militants have killed eight loggers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, vigilantes and residents told AFP on Sunday. The militant gunmen on Saturday stopped nine loggers in a pickup truck near Kayamla village, 10 kilometres from the city, murdering eight while one managed to escape. “The gunmen stopped […]

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