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  • Karachi's former top cop spins life on mean streets into novels

    The two gritty, electrifying novels Hamid has published since are packed with versions of the underworld characters he met as he rose to become a top counter-terrorism cop in the bowels of one of the world's roughest cities, Karachi...

    Hamid served as head of Karachi's Crime Investigation Department, a unit charged with hunting militants...

  • Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants & sea level

    WASHINGTON: The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said on Thursday...

    “The major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet,” it added, noting that several markers — such as land and ocean temperatures, sea level and greenhouse gas concentrations in the...

  • What does the Paris Agreement mean for Pakistan?

    Also read: A fly-on-the-wall look at Pakistan’s disappointing start at COP21The next day, there were to be regional elections in France and it was important for French President Francois Hollande to have the climate deal featured in the media by Saturday night, as a boost for his ruling party...

    Pakistan, which ranks number 8 in the global list of countries most affected by climate related disasters, is now hit by flooding each year;...

  • Low number of Covid-19 deaths in Pakistan doesn't mean we stop being careful: Zafar Mirza

    Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Thursday said low Covid-19 deaths in Pakistan does not mean people start becoming lax about preventive measures against the virus outbreak...

    Speaking at a news briefing in Islamabad, Mirza said: "I am seeing reports on some media programmes that Pakistan's Covid-19 death rates are lower as compared to projections made through modelling...

  • O level and A level exams get under way in city

    KARACHI: Students appearing for their O level and A level papers this week faced both nervousness and excitement on Tuesday, the first day of exams...

    Hazeela Tahir, an O level student who appeared for her first year history paper, said she was glad that it went very well...

  • Water level at Khanpur Dam just 20ft above dead level

    TAXILA: The water level at Khanpur Dam has dropped drastically to just 20 feet above the ‘dead level’, forcing authorities to further curtail water supply to Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for civic purposes and irrigation...

    If the water level does not increase in the next couple of weeks, authorities fear that the Capital Development Board in Islamabad and the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board may be asked to ration water......

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The bespectacled curly-haired student from the Lahore College of Arts and Sciences (LACAS), Johar Town, A-Level Campus, got published a research paper in the journal, Royal Society Open Science, based on research he had conducted for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Russia last year...

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Explainer: What the ICC's revised playing conditions mean

    The new rules will be effective in all series starting September 28 — the first being the upcoming Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

    Level 1 to Level 3 offences will still be dealt with through the ICC Code of Conduct, but umpires can send off players after a Level 4 offence which includes:The new rule — applicable on all formats — looks to ensure a higher standard of conduct amongst cricketers and to avoid altercations...

  • What does the attack on Debra Lobo mean?

    On Thursday evening, Debra Lobo, the Vice Principal for Student Affairs at Karachi Medical and Dental College and a Professor of community medicine was attacked by four unidentified gunmen as she made her way to the University Campus...

    in the afternoon, just barely at the cusp of Karachi’s rush hour...

  • For Gazans, exit permits can mean life or death

    GAZA CITY: Fuad Skik has been waiting in vain since December for permission from Israel to leave the Gaza Strip for cancer treatments, illustrating a problem that has concerned global health officials...

    “At the end of 2016, I asked for an Israeli exit permit and I registered my wife to accompany me, but I still have not received a response,” the 53-year-old said, adding that his cancer had since spread
  • An unreliable America may mean a stronger Europe

    GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd on Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners...

    According to The Washington Post: “Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in US-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands”
  • Could the Gulf rift mean the beginning of the end of Al Jazeera?

    AL Jazeera, the Pan-Arabic television network that gained a sudden worldwide audience during the Arab Spring of 2010, is now threatened with extinction, many Middle East analysts fear...

    On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were joined by Egypt and other neighbouring states in breaking off diplomatic relations with Qatar, which founded and funds the network
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