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Thursday, August 12, 2010
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Thursday announced that all annual activities of armed forces for August 14 and September 6 have been cancelled and that the amount allocated for the same will now be used for helping the
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SUKKUR: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday assured the flood affected people that the government was working hard to deliver relief goods and minimize their sufferings caused by unprecedented floods in the country.
The President stated this during his visit to Sukkur Barrage and a meeting with the
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BRITISH academic and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins has angered Muslim groups by comparing the burqa to a trash bag.
The 69-year-old author referred to the burqa as a “full bin-liner thing” in a magazine interview while discussing his forthcoming documentary about the dangers of faith schools.
Muslim organisations reacted angrily to the throwaway comment.
"I think it is ignorant and Islamaphobic," said Seyyed Ferjani, of the Muslim Association of Britain.
"Britain is a diverse and free society. It is a woman’s choice if she wishes to wear a burqa, a niqab or not. Why does it matter to this man what a woman is wearing? We should be encouraging respect and understanding for each other."
Professor Dawkins, who is the author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, stood by his remark, made in the Radio Times, in a subsequent interview with
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More than one billion Muslims across the world have begun observing Ramadan with soaring temperatures in the Middle East and elsewhere set to pose a challenge for many worshippers.
For the next 30 days, believers will observe the holiest month in Islam by
By Aurangzaib Qumbrani
So time now to share some interesting gossip about Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, “Windows 8″ that just got leaked on the Internet! The
KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the cable operators to restore the telecast of Geo News, Geo News reported Thursday.
A SHC bench headed by the
LAHORE: A massive flood torrent is expected at any time in River Chenab at Head Khanki today, Geo News reported Thursday.
The flood-hit areas are facing crippling shortage of petroleum products and food in the flood-hit area. Also, the
MUMBAI: Sonam left for Toronto on Sunday night. But not before expressing her happiness over the encouraging opening of Aisha.
“I feel like a hero! I feel I’m shouldering the film. It’s daunting to know that heroes get an opening at the
LONDON: Growing levels of obesity are seeing some girls start puberty as young as seven, studies show.
Experts say the extra fat tissue is encouraging young bodies to produce hormones which kickstart sexual changes.
Researchers in the
LONDON: Fifa president Sepp Blatter says goal-line technology will be discussed at October's International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting.
Blatter is a long-time opponent of the idea but now seems slightly more open-minded - if a reliable system is found.
"My personal opinion on goal technology has
MUMBAI: It seems Sonakshi Sinha wants to return Salman’s favors by donating her first earnings to his charitable trust Being Human. It is known that Salman Khan is highly instrumental in shaping her personality and launching her in Bollywood.
Sonakshi confirms, “Yes I
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WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world as they observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
"All of us must
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the message and essence of Ramazan is the concept of patience and sacrifice.
“After having been disciplined by fasting, a man if persists in his extremist attitudes would mean that his worship was in vain,” the prime minister said in his
KARACHI: The websites of Pakistan’s leading channel Geo News and newspaper ‘The News’ Wednesday survived a serious DDos attack while efforts are still on to neutralize the threat.
The dedicated IT team of Jang Group of Companies once again frustrated the saboteurs who tried to slow down websites www.geo.tv and www.thenews.com.pk by repeatedly sending multiple opening requests using thousands of computers. This attack is called Distributed