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  • 'Apollo 13' star Bill Paxton dies at 61

    Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic,” has died at the age of 61, a family representative said Sunday...

    ”Paxton played the part of Fred Haise, one of the astronauts of the Apollo 13 lunar mission in the 1995 drama of the same name, while in the 1997 “Titanic” he was the treasure hunter who led an obsessive search for the sunken ship...

  • Last surviving Apollo 7 astronaut Walter Cunni­ngham dies at 90

    WASHINGTON: Former astronaut Walter Cunni­ngham, who flew to space aboard Apollo 7 in 1968, part of the first crewed Apollo mission paving the way for 12 others to land on the moon in subsequent years, died on Tuesday at age 90, Nasa said...

    Cunningham joined crewmates Walter Schirra and Donn Eisele for the successful 11-day mission, which was conducted in low-Earth orbit as the first human test flight of the new Apollo...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    He said at a meeting with Hyderabad Mayor Tay­yab Hashmi and Deputy Mayor Sohail Mashhadi at Gover­nor House that the fed­eral government belie­v­ed in equal development and economic agenda for...

  • ‘Hyderabad city has lost its character’

    An IAS officer of the 1955 batch who retired as chief secretary of a united Andhra Pradesh, he is considered an authority on Hyderabad — its history and culture — and has 14 books to his credit...

    His books on the founder of Hyderabad, the Nizami city, the cantonment of Secunderabad, its rockscape, the jewels of the Nizam or the coffee table book on its foremost photographer, Raja Deendayal, all reveal the depths of his attachment...

  • Burned body of woman found in car near Hyderabad city

    The charred body of a woman was recovered from a burnt car in the early hours of Thursday in the Tando Jam area near Hyderabad...

    According to Senior Superintendent Police Hyderabad Pir Muhammad, it is believed that the woman was murdered and her body was placed in the car which was then driven to a street and set on fire...

  • Health card scheme to continue, says Health Minister Patel

    KARACHI: The federal government on Friday denied any plan to scrap the Qaumi Sehat Card Programme launched by the previous Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government ‘despite serious flaws’ in the health insurance scheme...

    The announcement came from Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel during his first interaction with the media here in his hometown after assuming the office last month...

  • City needs another cardiac facility: health secy

    Health Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik said this during a meeting called on Thursday to review measures for making functional the cardiac units of teaching hospitals in the provincial capital...

    The secretary ordered that all teaching hospitals should immediately take stock of their needs for making their cardiac units fully functional and send PC-I to health department so that maximum schemes could be included in the coming budget... ...

  • Toxic river passing through city threat to public health

    Sharing his observations during the study that took him to various parts of the city, Dr Alamgir said most people were not aware of how and to what extent the toxic waste-water channel was affecting their lives...

    “Apart from the health risk posed by filthy conditions, the population is also exposed to extremely harmful fumes emanating from the toxic river, which makes them vulnerable to diseases like cancer,” he said...

  • City’s managers prepare to make Islamabad a smoke-free city

    Though the health detriments of tobacco are widely known, health departments have not taken any concrete steps to discourage the production of tobacco across the country, perhaps due to the influence of the tobacco industry...

    The situation is a bit better in Islamabad, the capital of the country with its residents more aware and more health conscious...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

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