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    Lunar Eclipse 25 May 2013 In Karachi

  • Partial lunar eclipse today

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has announced that a partial eclipse of the moon will take place on Monday and Tuesday that will be visible from Pakistan also...

    Abdul Rashid, director of the Climate Data Processing Centre of the Meteorological Department, said that the eclipse would be visible from the western Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia, Antarctica, Africa and most of Europe...

  • Lunar eclipse delays Raksha Bandhan festivities for a day

    KARACHI: The sweet Hindu festival of Rakhsha Bandhan, celebrating sisterly love for brothers, had to be put off for a day due to a partial lunar eclipse on Monday...

    Still, like the partial eclipse, the festival was also observed partially as women and girls did attend pooja at various temples all over the city in the morning and also shopped for rakhi, the sacred thread they tie around their brothers’ right wrists to remind them of...

  • Stargazers treated to year’s last lunar eclipse

    KARACHI: The last lunar eclipse of this year was visible on Friday in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, West Pacific Island and Pakistan, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, most of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh...

    Karachi, too, got a front-row seat for the entire episode, though the skies turned partially cloudy here just ahead of the event...

  • Pakistan to witness first lunar eclipse of 2020 tonight

    The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be witnessed in Pakistan on Friday night and end in the early hours of Saturday...

    According to a private news channel, it will be penumbra lunar eclipse which will be visible in Pakistan as well as in different cities of Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa...

  • Over 90 killed in 17 train accidents blamed on PR men since May 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Wednesday that disciplinary measures were taken against 37 employees of the Pakistan Railways (PR), most of them low-ranking workers, after being found responsible for 25 fatal or other serious accidents since May 2013, that is, during the tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government...

    Speaking during the question hour, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq provided details of the...

  • China tests ‘Lunar Palace’ as it eyes moon mission

    BEIJING: Chinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon...

    Four postgraduate students from the capital’s astronautics research university Beihang entered the 160-square-metre (1,720-square-foot) cabin — dubbed the “Yuegong-1”, or “Lunar Palace” — on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported...

  • Chinese workers skip lunar new year holidays to work on KKH project

    Hundreds of Chinese workers working on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) in Pakistan canceled plans over the weekend to return to their hometowns and celebrate the Lunar New Year with their families, which fell on January 28...

    The first phase of the project, which included upgrading roads in the northern section of the KKH, was completed in 2013...

  • Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mock-up, embraces Trump’s lunar timetable

    Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled recently a mock-up of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed at capitalising on the Trump administration’s renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years...

    The lander will be able to deliver payloads to the lunar surface, deploy up to four smaller rovers and shoot out satellites to orbit the moon, Bezos told...

  • Lunar confusion

    THE development of an app that would tell us about the lunar positions for working out the dates of important Islamic events might signal Pakistan’s entry into the 21st century...

    Often, the clerics of the Ruet-i-Hilal Committee (once dubbed ‘moon-men’ by an irreverent journalist) claimed to have spotted the new moon from the top of Habib Bank Plaza in Karachi...

  • India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit

    India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon...

    After four weeks of interstellar travel, the spacecraft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement...

  • Karachi ATC sentences MQM worker to life in prison for murdering 3 clerics in 2013

    An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Monday sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker to imprisonment for life after finding him guilty of involvement in the target killing of three clerics in Karachi in 2013...

    Four accused said to be associated with the MQM – Syed Haider Ali alias Police Wala, Asghar alias Kaka Banda, Wajahat alias Chikna and Syed Ali Hassan Zaidi – were detained after being charged with the murder of Mufti...

  • More mobile phones snatched in Karachi this year than in 2013

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was on Tuesday informed that mobile phone snatching had increased during the current year as so far 14,051 cell phones were snatched compared to 12,187 in 2013 in Karachi...

    Terrorism, kidnapping for ransom downThe IGP also informed the CM that 61 incidents of terrorism took place in 2013 but in 2018 only two acts of terrorism occurred...

  • First total eclipse in 99 years enthrals US

    SHERIDAN (US): Millions of Americans looked skyward in awe through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century marched from the US Pacific northwest to the Atlantic seaboard...

    Even President Donald Trump stepped out of the White House to see the eclipse...

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