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Israel converts historical mosque into a bar and events hall


The Israeli municipality in Safed has turned Al-Ahmar Mosque into a bar and events hall, reported yesterday. As one of the most historical mosques in the Arab city, which was occupied by the Jewish gangs in 1948, the building was first turned into a Jewish school, then into a centre for Likud’s elections campaigns and then into a clothes warehouse before finally being converted into a nightclub. The London-based newspaper reported that the mosque was turned to a bar and wedding hall by an firm affiliated to the Israeli municipality. Its nameRead More

John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston passes away at 57


Hollywood star Kelly Preston has passed away at the age of 57. She had been battling breast cancer since 2018. Her husband, Pulp Fiction star John Travolta, shared this in a post on Instagram on Monday. “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” he wrote in the caption. The actor said that Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. “I willRead More

Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Azha on July 31, says Chaudhry


ISLAMABAD – Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that Pakistan would celebrate Eidul Azha on July 31. An observatory would be established in Islamabad before the next Eid, Chaudhry said at a press conference in the federal capital. He urged the provincial governments to allocate some of their budget for science and technology too. “If the provinces wish then together we can build observatories that would help see the moon,” the minister said. He hoped that his ministry would further reduce the burden of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.

Korea extends support for locusts control


ISLAMABAD, JULY 13 (DNA) – The Korean Government is rolling up its sleeves and contributing additional support of $200,000 to help the Government of Pakistan combat desert locusts. Korea’s additional support is a follow-up to itsprevious support of $200,000 provided for a joint project by United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in March, this year. “We hope that the additional support we provide will help effectively control the ongoing spread of locust swarms in Pakistan and prevent further damages to Pakistan’s agriculture sector.”,Read More

Sania Nishtar inaugurates Compost Processing Unit at NARC

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DNA Islamabad:     During a visit to NARC, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to PM, inaugurated the Bio-compost Plant. This plant, aimed at controlling locust in country, will enable standard compost production from a mixture of locust with other bio-waste materials. She told keeping in view the fact that agriculture plays a very vital role for economy of Pakistan and its development therefore, it is always a main concern to PTI government.   Dr. Nishtar further pointed out the threats to land integrity, due to increasing and combined pressures of agriculturalRead More

RCCI to organize Virtual International Trade Forum on July 22


DNA RAWALPINDI, JUL 13 – The Virtual International Trade Forum, organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) will be held on July 22. Giving details, Chamber President Saboor Malik said that this forum is the continuity of the Africa Trade Forum organized by RCCI last year. The virtual forum will be attended by commercial and trade consular from Pakistan and abroad, officials of the Ministry of Commerce and CEOs of  the companies. The trade forum will be inaugurated by Commerce Minister Razzaq Dawood. The purpose of theRead More