China Allows Three Children Per Couple After 42 Years

BEIJING: In a landmark policy shift in the People’s Republic of China, the authorities have allowed parents to have three children as the recent census data depicted an alarming decline in birth rates. Report of Chinese state-controlled media stated that the permission to have a third child stemmed from low birthrate in the East Asian country as it put the

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Pakistan installs first reverse vending machine to turn ‘trash into cash’

ISLAMABAD – Amid the rhetoric of Clean and Green Pakistan, the federal government has unveiled the country’s first reverse vending machines for smart waste management. Environmentalist and Prime Minister’s aide on Climate Change Malik Amin Saturday inaugurated the first reverse vending machine at the Jinnah Super Market of the federal capital. The ‘On the Go’ initiative by the incumbent government

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WATCH – First blind mountaineer to summit Everest – 46 year old Chinese

KATHMANDU: Chinese mountaineer Zhang Hong, 46, became the first Asian mountaineer to reach the summit of the 8,849-meter Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak located in Nepal. The historic ascent despite visual impairment makes Hong the third person around the globe to finish the Everest expedition. He has reached the Earth’s highest mountain from the Nepal side. Reports in International

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Selling cigarettes to underage boys and girls in Islamabad to face fine, license cancelation

ISLAMABAD: Selling cigarettes to underage persons will cause license cancellation besides a penalty up to Rs100,000, Deputy Commissioner of federal capital Hamza Shafqaat announced Saturday. A statement issued from the DC Islamabad stated that ‘We have started online registration of tobacco vendors and anyone found violating the rule will now be fined and even get their license cancelled’. Director Excise

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Not a copy because Gucci did it – Italian luxury brand launches kurta worth $3500

Italy-based luxury fashion house Gucci another time garnered much attention as they continued to rip off capital from cultures that they don’t own besides merging aesthetics they do not remotely understand. Their recently launched clothing product, floral embroidery organic linen kaftan, comes with a mammoth price tag of $3,500 or half a million in the Pakistani currency. Meanwhile, the brand

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‘University of the Year’ – Punjab govt. launches annual contest to ‘improve education quality’

LAHORE: In a bid to improve education quality in the public sector in the most populous province, the Higher Education Department (HED) and Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) have announced the first of its kind of annual contest titled ‘University of the Year’. The provincial higher education authorities have announced novel criteria for assessing the academic and administrative excellence of

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‘Canada mourns the unthinkable loss’ as remains of 215 children found at former indigenous school site

OTTAWA: In the gruesome findings, the remains of at least 215 children were found in Canada’s Kamloops Indian Residential School – the former largest residential institution. The discovery of 215 minors, some as young as 3-year-olds, seemed to be a plot of a horror-thriller movie, but it’s real, and it’s one of the rare incidents unearthed in the North American

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Finland’s Prime Minister faces probe for paying $365 breakfast bill ‘using taxpayers’ money’

HELSINKI: Finland’s Prime Minister and Democratic Party leader Sanna Marin Friday has landed herself in hot waters after the police announced to probe the alleged usage of state revenue for breakfast. Report of Finland tabloid, Iltalehti, suggests that the family of PM mishandled taxpayer’s money to purchase foodstuff delivered to her residence. The reported amount is said to be around

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PML-N’s MPA arrested after LHC dismisses bail for ‘torturing, abducting’ AC Pakpattan

LAHORE – Law enforcers in the country’s most populous province arrested Member Provincial Assembly Mian Naveed Ali of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz as the Lahore High Court rejects his bail in a case pertaining to abduction and torture on Pakpattan Assistant Commissioner Khawar Bashir. Ali was apprehended from outside the courtroom after Justice Shahram Chaudhry of LHC canceled the bail

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Do you know why Sindh MPA wants all adults married at 18?

KARACHI – Member of Provincial Assembly and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leader Syed Abdul Rasheed proposed a law which would make marriage compulsory for adults aged 18 and also imposed fines on parents in case of delay. The bill ‘The Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021’ has yet to be tabled is making headlines all over the national media. According to the bill

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