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  • Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old tomb in Luxor

    LUXOR: Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty...

    The tomb, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, is a relatively modest discovery, but one that authorities has announced with a great deal of fanfare in a bid to boost the country’s...

  • Haryana discovery that promises to challenge our ancient history

    What do you think our forefathers – the Harappans — looked like? A group of Indian archaeologists who are looking to answer this intriguing question are increasingly assuming that the people of the Indus Valley came from India...

    The discovery of a Harappan site at Rakhigarhi in Haryana, India, by archaeologists of the Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune, has set the Indian academic world alight...

  • PU claims discovery of age-old elephant tusk

    LAHORE: The Punjab University’s Department of Zoology claims to have found 13-million-year old lower tusk of elephant in Chabbar Syeddan, Sohawa area...

    According to Zoology Department chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, the lower tusk belonged to Protanancus Chinjiensis species of elephant and its family was called Gomphotheriidae
  • NON-FICTION: THE DISCOVERY OF PI

    ] finally, finally, this was the role of a lifetime — the stuff that legendary movies were made of — filming on location in India, but not modern India, vintage India...

    Booking a one-way ticket to India, he enrolled himself in the same school in Pondicherry mentioned in the book in order to understand Pi’s environment, his accent, his culture — and ended up learning more about his own roots as a result...

  • New gas discovery to boost domestic, industrial supplies: Abbasi

    Sharing details at a press conference, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Petroleum Exploration Limited (PEL), a private firm, made the gas condensate discovery in Badin-IV North exploration licence at Zainab-1 well in Tando Mohammad Khan district of Sindh province...

    It is spread over areas of Badin, Hyderabad, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar and Tando Mohammad Khan districts...

  • Pakistani researcher from Quetta contributed to gravitational waves discovery

    QUETTA: As the story of one of the world’s most influential scientific discovery unfolds, it comes to the forefront that not one, but two Pakistanis were part of the various research teams which contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves...

    A young researcher from Quetta, Imran Khan, currently pursuing his PhD at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) in Italy, was one of the co-authors of the Physical Review Letter (PRL) paper,...

  • Gas discovery

    ISLAMABAD: MOL Pakistan announced on Tuesday that it had made a sizeable gas condensate discovery at Mardan Khel-1 exploratory well in district Hangu of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    It was the seventh discovery in the Tal block after Manzalai, Makori, Mamikhel, Maramzai, Makori East and Tolanj oil and gas condensate discoveries since 2002...

  • Third gas discovery in Hala

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Petroleum Ltd (PPL) has made another hydrocarbon discovery at its exploration well Fazl X-I located in Hala block...

    The discovery at Fazl X-I is the third in the block after Adam X-I and Adam West X-I...

  • Mari claims gas discovery in Ghotki

    ISLAMABAD: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) on Wednesday declared a new gas discovery in Ghotki...

    In a statement, the company said it “made a significant gas discovery under new exploratory efforts at Shaheen-1 exploration well, drilled in Mari development and production (D&P) lease area, located in District Ghotki, Sindh province”...

  • Women's World Cup saving grace for corruption-ridden FIFA

    VANCOUVER: With a bribery scandal enveloping FIFA it might seem like a bad time for soccer's governing body to hold the Women's World Cup in Canada — even more so given indictments last week included top officials from the North American and Caribbean region on corruption charges...

    But that isn't proving to be the case
  • Fall from Grace: Mugabe’s wife was his weakness

    HARARE: President Robert Mugabe’s downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe’s military, analysts say...

    Grace Mugabe — 41 years younger than her husband — was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict...

  • Urwa Hocane set to grace the silver screen again

    March was abuzz with news about Mawra Hocane's tour de India but it appears that her sister Urwa Hocane is not too far behind: the Na Maloom Afraad actor has replaced Iman Ali in an upcoming film...

    Read more: I am the bad girl in this industry: Urwa HocaneAlthough the film's title is yet to be known, the first spell of its shoot has already taken place in Hyderabad and the film is slated to hit the screens in 2016...

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