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Malaysians develop taste buds for Biryani as Pak rice gains popularity

Kuala Lumpur:From being served merely at weddings and special events until recently, Biryani has increasingly found its way into the ordinary restaurants across Malaysia due to the richness of taste and aroma it offers to the rice-loving Malays. Yet another reason that has popularized the Biryani dish in Malaysia is ... Read More »

Drug crimes are worse than terrorism:Indonesian Court

Jakarta:The chief justice of Indonesia has declared that drug crimes are worse than terrorism.He gave these remarks while hearing a case of drug peddling. A drug peddler Corby’s appeal for clemency was granted by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono last week, who cut five years from the convicted drug smuggler’s 20-year ... Read More »

Footballer “Chicharito” named UNICEF National Ambassador for Mexico?

México City: Mr. Javier Hernández, also known as “Chicharito” or “Little Pea”, was named a UNICEF National Ambassador for Mexico today. Mr. Hernández is a football player in Mexico’s national team and also plays for the British team Manchester United. “Mr. Hernández is a young man who, through his own ... Read More »

Independence of judiciary: UN expert mission to Pakistan

Islamabad:The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, is on a visit to Pakistan from 19 to 29 May 2012, to gather first-hand information and identify general trends in respect of the independence of judges and lawyers in the country. Ms. Knaul visited Pakistan ... Read More »

Shahbaz Sharif meets German Journalist

Lahore:Senior Political Editor of a leading German daily Der Tagesspiegel, Ingrid Muller met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here today. Provincial Secretary Information Mohyuddin Wani was also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister informed the German journalist about the public welfare projects and development priorities in the province ... Read More »

Kaya is not dead­­??Lives in Pakistan

Islamabad:A student of Pak-Turk School Peshawar has mesmerized the entire Turkey by singing the immortal songs of legendary singer (late) Ahmet Kaya Arsalan Naseer has become a hot topic in Turkish masses, social and mainstream media. Some newspapers have published headings like “Ahmet Kaya is not dead; he is living ... Read More »

Participation in NATO Summit was a mistake: Former Generals

Rawalpindi: Former military leadership on Saturday said outcome of the Chicago Summit was disappointing as Pakistan was dealt as an accused. Our Foreign Office should have advised President Zardari to stay at home as US President Obama and leaders of other major NATO countries couldn’t spare time for formal meetings ... Read More »

Cannot remain oblivious of evolving regional maritime environment:Asif Sindhla

Lahore:Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila has said that Pakistan cannot remain oblivious of evolving regional maritime environment. We are a peace loving nation but our maritime interests have to be safeguarded.,he was talking at the convocation ceremony of 41stPakistan Navy Staff Course was held at Pakistan Navy ... Read More »

Afridi deserves a fair trial: HRCP

Lahore:: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has expressed concern at denial of due process rights to Dr Shakil Afridi, the man accused of helping the US find Osama bin Laden who has been convicted to 33 years in prison, and demanded that irrespective of the charges against him he must ... Read More »

Polio eradication shifts into emergency mode

Geneva: Despite the dramatic drop in polio cases in the last year, the threat of continued transmission due to funding and immunization gaps has driven the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)to launch an Emergency Action Plan. The plan aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the three ... Read More »

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