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September 2019 Blog Posts (20)

Pak to invite Manmohan Singh for inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur corridor: FM Qureshi

Pakistan government on Monday has decided to invite former Indian Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh for the inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor.…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 30, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Death toll jumps to 31 as Dengue fever spreads across the country



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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 30, 2019 at 3:16am — No Comments

PM Imran Khan meets earthquake victims in Mirpur

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 30, 2019 at 3:08am — No Comments

Imran Khan's UNGA Speech on Hindutva, Islamophobia and Kashmir (Urdu)

How was Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's UN General Assembly speech received? Was he right to tell the audience that Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs to RSS, the right-wing Hindu Supremacist organization whose member killed Mahatma Gandhi? Does the world know that RSS founders were inspired by …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 29, 2019 at 10:32pm — 9 Comments

Bolivia wildfire burns 10 million acres, kills over 2 million animals

Over two million animals have perished and forest and grassland totally damaged in wildfires in Bolivia, enviromental experts said on Wednesday.



According to the biologists investigating the scale of the damage, more than two million wild animals, including jaguars, pumas, deer and llamas as well as smaller forest animals like anteaters, badgers,…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 26, 2019 at 2:18am — No Comments

Digitization in Pakistan: Dr. Nadeemul Haq Interviews Riaz Haq (Urdu)

Eminent Pakistani economist Dr. Nadeemul Haq (no relation to Riaz Haq) interviewed Riaz Haq last week for his podcast "Soch Bichar" to talk about the subject of "Digitization in Pakistan" in Urdu. Here is a summary of the interview:

Dr.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 25, 2019 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

20-year-old Pakistani girl ties the knot with 49-year-old Chinese man

A 20-year-old Pakistani girl married a 49-year-old Chinese man and changed her love three years ago with all ages. 

Wang Shinqai, a Chinese and Pakistani girl Samreen, worked together in the same factory, and they both chose each other as their live partner.  

Samreen and Wang Shinqai tied the knot on September 3 in…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 23, 2019 at 3:18am — No Comments

Drone Swarms: Saudi Oil Fields Attack Shows Their Destructive Power

Dozens of cheap drones were deployed against Abqaiq and Khurais oil fields to cut Saudi Aramco's production by half, according to multiple media reports. Saudi and US officials have blamed Iran for the destructive hit. This is the first time that cheap drone swarms loaded with explosives have dodged sophisticated air defense systems to hit critical infrastructure targets in the history of warfare.  And it is not likely to be the last time as more nations and non-state terror groups are…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 22, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

This is about my future, not only my future, but the future of my entire generation and all the generations to come after ours,” said Tristan Vancleef, 16, among around 15,000 demonstrators who march…

This is about my future, not only my future, but the future of my entire generation and all the generations to come after ours,” said Tristan Vancleef, 16, among around 15,000 demonstrators who marched through the centre of Brussels.The global climate strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, kicked off in the Pacific…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 21, 2019 at 5:02am — No Comments

Possession wants to win the argument, Love desires to win connection.

As everyone knows that marriages are the momentous part of our daily lives. Since a person after getting married gets a partner with whom he/she spends his/her complete life. But in Pakistan nowadays despite spending a prosperous and joyful life with the partner, many people are divorcing their wives due to minute issues.

This trend is alarming. I…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 19, 2019 at 5:38am — No Comments

ہٹلرنے جو جرمنی میں کیا وہ بھارت کشمیر میں کررہا ہے: جنرل زبیرحیات

 چیئرمین جوائنٹ چیفس آف اسٹاف کمیٹی جنرل زبیرحیات نے کہا ہے کہ ہٹلرنے جو جرمنی میں کیا وہ بھارت کشمیر میں کررہاہے جب کہ کلبھوشن

یادیوصرف جاسوس نہیں بلکہ ٹیرر ونگ لیڈر تھا۔

لندن میں اوورسیز کمیونٹی کی طرف سے دیے…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 15, 2019 at 4:58am — No Comments

Silicon Valley's Indian-American Operator of Home Health Care Biz Charged with MedicareFraud

Federal prosecutors in Silicon Valley have filed fraud charges against 30 defendants in a patients-for-cash kickback scheme. Indian-American CEO Ridhima "Amanda" Singh of Amity Home Health and Indian-American Bhupinder Bhandari are among the key defendants charged in the case. …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 14, 2019 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change



Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 14, 2019 at 4:47am — No Comments

Indian-American congresswoman urges US to convince India to end curfew in IoK

The only Indian-American Congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives has expressed concerns over the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir and urged the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to convince India to end the curfew in the occupied valley.

According to a report on Indian news website NDTV,…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 12, 2019 at 3:41am — No Comments

Ex-vice president of Sindh Bank Nadeem Altaf becomes approver in Fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD: 11,SEPTEMBER,2019: In a latest development in fake bank accounts case, former executive vice president of Sindh Bank Nadeem Altaf on Wednesday has become approver and confessed to have committed embezzlement.

According to details, Nadeem Altaf was produced before the court after his physical remand ended…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

PM Khan to hold big rally in Muzaffarabad on Sept 13 against Indian atrocities in IoK

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced to hold a big rally in Azad Kashmir on Friday (Sept 13) to apprise the world on the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The Premier took to Twitter, and said he would "send a message to the world about the continuing siege of IOJK by Indian Occupation forces; & to…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on September 11, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

Silicon Valley's Indian-American Congressman Joins Pakistan Caucus, Rejects Hindutva

Democrat Ro Khanna representing Silicon Valley has joined US Congress's Pakistan Caucus and rejected Hindutva. His actions have angered Hindu American supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  Cracks are beginning to appear in the Hindu American community. Democrats from the Progressive Wing of the Party are finding it increasingly difficult to support Prime Minister Modi as he ferociously pushes his hateful …

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 10, 2019 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

"Blinded by the Light": True Story of British Pakistani Teen Growing Up in Luton

Last weekend, my wife and I saw Gurinder Chaddha's "Blinded by the Light", a film based on the true story of British Pakistani journalist Sarfraz Manzoor growing up Luton in 1980s when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, ruled the United Kingdom. Our evening started with a spicy and aromatic dinner at Banana Leaf, a popular Malaysian Restaurant in Silicon Valley, followed by our visit to…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 5, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ashley Tellis Wants Trump to Continue US Policy of "Strategic Altruism" With Modi's India

In a piece titled "The India Dividend: New Delhi Remains Washington’s Best Hope in Asia" published in Foreign Affairs journal, authors Robert Blackwill and Ashley Tellis argue that the Trump Administration should continue the US policy of "strategic altruism" with India that began with US-India nuclear agreement. They want President Trump to ignore the fact that the US companies and economy have only marginally benefited from this policy. They see India as a "superpower in waiting" and urge…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 3, 2019 at 6:47pm — 4 Comments

Modi Brings Back Indian Economy to "Hindu Rate of Growth" of 3%

In a tweet earlier today, Indian journalist Shekhar Gupta said, "Under the old method, it would be just a little over 3%. So the Hindu Rate of Growth returns before the Hindu Rashtra arrives...".  One hundred percent "Hindu Rashtra" is the goal of the ruling BJP.  Another Delhi-based journalist Abheek Barman has blamed India's slowing economy on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's…

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Added by Riaz Haq on September 1, 2019 at 9:34pm — 17 Comments

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on October 21, 2019 at 4:30am

    Atoms Shoes: Young Pakistani Couple's Startup Gets $8.1 Million in Series A

    Atoms shoes, founded by a young Pakistani couple, has attracted $8.1 million investment, according to media reports. Atoms' investors include Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian.  It's the latest success in the…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 19, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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