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Sunday, September 20th, 2015


PM condoles with Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum over son’s demise

DUBAI, Sept 20 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday condoled with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, on the sad demise of his son Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.UAE Minister for Culture, Youth and Community Affairs Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Minister of State for Financial Affairs Sheikh Obaid Humaid Al Tayer received the Prime Minister and his delegation at the Royal Airport Dubai.

US sponsored “back to school’ expo attracts huge audience

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 20 (DNA) – – Hundreds of Pakistani students attended a “Back to School” fair in Islamabad on Sunday, sponsored by EducationUSA Pakistan, in coordination with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Pakistani students interested in studying in the United States met alumni from more than 50 U.S. colleges and universities, who talked about their own experiences.  U.S. Embassy Diplomats and staff members answered questions about their alma maters, in addition to questions about campus life in America, the application process, and how to apply for a student visa.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Who’s going to win? Who will shine?

The Rugby World Cup is upon us, bringing a six-week festival of bone-crunching tackles, super-human power and breathtaking guile and pace to these islands.But who will be crowned champions and who will take the breath away? Are defending champions New Zealand overwhelming favourites? Will hosts England survive the so-called ‘group of death’?Former internationals from the home nations – Jeremy Guscott and Paul Grayson (England), Jonathan Davies and Robert Jones (Wales), Gavin Hastings and Mike Blair (Scotland), plus Stephen Ferris and Denis Hickie (Ireland) – are joined by southern hemisphere starsRead More

China warns Japan over expanding military role abroad

China has said Japan is endangering peace in the region after it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military abroad.Japan should learn “profound lessons from history”, China’s defence ministry said after Japan’s parliamentary vote.The vote allows Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first time since the end of World War Two 70 years ago.Tensions between China and Japan have escalated in recent months over a group of islands to which both lay claim.

Heat wave to persist in Karachi

KARACHI: The severe heat intensity blistering in Karachi will continue to persist in the metropolis and other areas of Sindh today (Sunday) with the temperature rising to 43 degree centigrade. Low pressure of air in Indian Gujrat has turned to north as a result of which rain is likely in various areas of Thar whereas rain spell has began in Southeast Punjab. Temperature in Karachi is expected to remain upto 41 to 43 degree centigrade while the weather will remain hot in Upper Sindh with the temperature staying upto 41Read More

13 year old Swat girl earns Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

KENTUCKY: Another young girl from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district – home of child activist Malala Yousufzai – has earned international recognition by being awarded the third Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for dedicating her life to ending the practice of child marriages in Pakistan. Thirteen-year-old Hadiqa Bashir is a women’s rights activist who has successfully stopped several child marriages in her area. She received the award from Dr. Jennifer Clinton, President of Global Ties USA. Hadiqa has become the youngest recipient of this award. The award ceremony, hosted by four-time Olympic gold medalistRead More