Iran VP says government against using force over hijab

TEHRAN: Iran´s vice president for women´s affairs insisted Wednesday the government opposed using “force” to ensure women wear the hijab, after a spate of protests stirred debate over the mandatory headscarf. Massoumeh Ebtekar told a press conference in Tehran that

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Kashmala Tariq takes oath as federal ombudsperson

Islamabad, Feb. 27 (NT): Kashmala Tariq on Tuesday sworn in as the federal ombudsperson on harassment of women at workplace. President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to Tariq at a ceremony held in Islamabad, said an official notification. The communique further said Tariq has

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Pwr Election-SWA KP Jehanzeb, Asim elected President, GS of Sports Writers Association KP

Citizens Voice Tv (Khalid khan) : Jehanzeb Siddique and Asim Sheeraz Tuesday elected as President and General Secretary of the Sports Writers Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a election meeting held under the Chairmanship of Election Commissioner Ijaz Ahmad Khan at

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5 injured as lifter collapses at Islamabad airport

Five people, including three women, were injured when an ambo-lifter, which is used for carrying patients who can’t walk, collapsed at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, DawnNewsTVreported on Tuesday. Four passengers and a loader were injured and shifted to a hospital

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Woman among four drug peddlers arrested

Islamabad, Feb 27(NT): The Islamabad police on Tuesday arrested four drug traffickers including a woman and recovered drugs from their possession. On tip-off, the police  raided several flats in Ramna and I-9 police jurisdictions and arrested four drug traffickers. The alleged

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Nadal unfazed by rankings race on return

Acapulco, Feb 27 (NT):  Rafael Nadal says he will not be thinking about reclaiming his world number one ranking when he makes his return from injury at the Mexico Open in Acapulco on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Spanish star will play his

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Govt of Pakistan urged to promote youth entrepreneurship in country

Citizens Voice Tv ( Feb 27) : Muhammad Naveed, Senior Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that youth was the future of Pakistan and government should cooperate with private sector in promoting youth entrepreneurship that would help in

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Axact scandal: Shoaib Sheikh sent on judicial remand

Karachi, Feb 27 (NT): A district and sessions judge in Karachi on Tuesday sent Axact CEO Shoaib Sheikh on a judicial remand in the fake degrees and money-laundering cases. Sheikh was arrested on Monday after the Sindh High Court rejected his

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Regular meal patterns may protect against heart disease

Islamabad, Feb 27 (NT):  Regular eating patterns and planning the timing and frequency of meals are behaviors that may lead to a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, according to a new scientific statement

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Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking

Islamabad, Feb 27 (NT):  From cutting skin cancer risk in half to supporting the immune system, a diet rich in tomatoes and fruits imparts many health benefits. Now, researchers have found that these foods may restore lung function in ex-smokers and

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