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  • Documentary highlights country’s only female scuba-diving instructor’s journey

    KARACHI: ‘Mermaid of Churna Island’, a 20-minute documentary by visual artist Nameera Ahmed highlighting the journey of Pakistan’s first and only female scuba-diving instructor Rosheen Khan, served as an eye-opener to the environmental degradation of the country’s coastal waters...

    Some 10 years ago, Rosheen was just a teenager assisting in routine office work at the Karachi Scuba Diving Centre when, after watching so many of their...

  • Trapped Thai team gets diving lessons as rescuers weigh extraction

    CHIANG RAI: Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving on Wednesday as part of complex preparations to extract a young soccer team trapped in a cave, and hoping for a swift end to their harrowing 11-day ordeal...

    The group was discovered by the SEALS and two British cave diving experts on Monday, having been incommunicado since June 23, when a post-practice outing went awry, prompting the...

  • Dollar East lift Naya Nazimabad title in cliff-hanger finish

    The game, which neither side really deserved to lose, Dollar East overcame the shock of seeing upcoming all-rounder Zafar Gohar hammer sixes off the first three balls before Tariq hit back to have the ex-Pakistan Under-19 player caught...

    Omar CC’s chase started on shaky note when a well-directed bouncer from Shehzad Azam Rana accounted for teenaged Pakistan T20 opener Nauman Anwar, who top-edged a catch straight down the lap of...

  • Advice: On the edge of a cliff

    His parents have sold all their properties back in Pakistan to finance his education and when he talked to them about us they straight away told him that until and unless he gets his own house or something like that he shouldn’t think about getting anything official done, let alone marriage...

    I am on the edge of a cliff right now...

  • China economy ‘not falling off a cliff’

    SINGAPORE: China’s economy may be slowing but it is “not falling off a cliff”, the chief executive of Southeast Asia’s biggest bank said on Friday...

    “We’re not seeing the country, the economy or demand falling off a cliff,” Gupta said during a luncheon with the Foreign Corres­p­ondents Association in Sin­gapore, referring to China...

  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), besides allowing four-month salaries to employees of the fledgling Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)...

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a chronic recipient of bailouts in the form of capital injections from the budget, or...

  • Taxing the sick at Taxila hospital

    TAXILA: Parking fee charged at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taxila has put an additional financial burden on patients and their families...

    This fee has been imposed in contradiction with the orders of the chief minister who abolished parking fee for patients at government hospitals across the province
  • Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

    MUNICH: Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead...

    The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey
  • Alamgir: sick but vibrant

    IN the mid-70s the song Dekha na tha, kabhi hum ne ye saman became an all-time hit on the Pakistan Television...

    This song turned out to be a trend-setter for popularising the pop music in Pakistan...

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