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Pak to export 150,000 M/Tons white rice to Indonesia


April 13, 2018

JAKARTA (Web Desk) – Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) Senior Vice Chairman Rafique Suleman, who is visiting Indonesia said that another tender of 150,000 M/Tons of 5% and 15% of Pakistani White Rice has been awarded to eight Pakistani Rice Exporters. In a statemnet issued on Friday, Rafique Suleman said that the exporters were awarded the contract include Garibsons …

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Study terms overuse of smartphone substance abuse


April 13, 2018

A new study says that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse. The findings published in the journal NeuroRegulation also showed that those who used their phones the most reported higher levels of feeling isolated, lonely, depressed and anxious. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar …

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World shipping industry agrees to halve carbon emissions by 2050


April 13, 2018

LONDON: Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets. “The initial strategy envisages for the first time a reduction in total GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2008,” the …

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UN’s health body urges Hepatitis C offensive


April 13, 2018

(AFP) – Hepatitis C is easily cured. Yet, about 400,000 people die of the liver disease every year as only a smattering get the medicine they need. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments to attack the problem with more urgency, and more money. Only about three million people from an estimated 71 million Hepatitis C virus (HCV) …

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Common products like perfume, paint contribute to air pollution


April 13, 2018

(Online) – Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses. For some types of air pollutants, however, transportation is only half as important as the chemicals in everyday consumer products like cleaning agents, printer ink, and fragrances, according to a study published Friday in …

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Fossil Homo sapiens finger from Saudi desert is 90,000 years old


April 13, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossil finger bone dating back about 90,000 years that was unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert is pointing to what scientists are calling a new understanding of how our species came out of Africa en route to colonizing the world. Researchers have said that the middle bone of an adult’s middle finger found at site called …

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Action game ‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ win big at Bafta game awards


April 13, 2018

LONDON (AP) – Action-adventure game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, which focuses on the main character’s battle with psychosis, has won five Baftas at the industry awards. The game, which follows a Celtic warrior’s struggle with the condition and was developed with input from neuroscientists, picked up the awards for artistic achievement, British game and game beyond entertainment. It also triumphed in …

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A peek at Aisha Khan and Maj Uqbah’s mehndi


April 13, 2018

It seems that 2017 and the new year came with glad tidings for celebrities and fans alike, as one after another a famous media personality is off the market. Famous Pakistani actress Aisha Khan, who in the recent past announced her betrothal to celebrated military official Major Ubah Hadeed, had her graceful event of mehndi. The ‘Waar’ actress looked ravishing …

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Suspect charged in France over Kardashian gunpoint robbery


April 13, 2018

PARIS, FRANCE: A French court charged an eleventh suspect Friday over the gunpoint robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris in 2016, a source involved in the investigation told AFP. The 28-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and holding Kardashian against her will, the source said. Ten people had already been charged over …

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Sridevi posthumously awarded ‘best actress’ for ‘Mom’


April 13, 2018

Late Sridevi was posthumously awarded ‘Best Actress’ at the 65th National Film Awards of India. The iconic Bollywood actor was honoured for her role in the Hindi film Mom. In the Ravi Udyawar directorial, Sridevi played the role of a mother who sets out to avenge her step-daughter, essayed by Sajal Ali. The film also featured Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui …

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