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Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai gets admission in Oxford University

Pakistan’s Malala to be honoured with Harvard leadership award for activism Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on Dec 6. The award honors Yousafzai, co-founder of Malala Fund, for her courageous leadership of a global ... Read More »

Gaza remembers Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces

Gaza remembers Razan Najjar, nurse shot dead at Israel border

Thousands of Palestinians participate in the funeral of  Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces Thousands of Palestinians, many dressed in white medical uniforms, took part on Saturday in the funeral of a nurse who was shot dead at the Israel-Gaza border. Razan al-Najjar is known to the world as the 21-year-old Palestinian medical nurse shot dead by an Israeli sniper during protests ... Read More »

FIA claims human trafficking declines in Balochistan

Terrorists carried out 23 suicide attacks in different parts of the country in 2017 Pakistan’s Investigation Agency FIA claims that human smuggling incidents in Balochistan have witnessed a decline in 2017 when compared to the previous year. Federal Investigation Agency apprehended 1,620 persons for attempting to illegally cross the Iranian border. A day after the tragic killing of 15 illegal immigrants ... Read More »

Indian police arrests French journalist after filming in Kashmir

Edward holds an Indian business visa valid until next December Indian police arrested a freelance French journalist in Kashmir for violating visa regulations, the city police chief said, after he was found filming for a documentary without permission. Comiti Paul Edward was arrested late Sunday in the Kothibagh area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, Senior Superintendent of Police ... Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince pledges ‘return to moderate Islam’

Saudi Crown Prince pledges 'return to moderate Islam'

Mohammed bin Salman says Saudia will move to moderate Islam, to destroy extremist ideas Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged to promote moderate Islam in order to remove the extremist ideas in the region. Mohammed bin Salman spoke that Saudi Arabia is breaking ultra-conservative clerics for portraying a positive image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. ... Read More »

Austria bans women’s full-face veil in public place

Anyone wearing full-face ‘Burqa’ in public will be fined €150 and must remove garment ‘on the spot’ The Austrian government has approved a ban on full-face veil under new ‘integration’ policy. The government said the law, which says faces must be visible from the hairline to the chin, was about protecting Austrian values. It comes after the general election when far-right ... Read More »

Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary Canadian citizenship, praises refugee welcome

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls’ education fight Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become only the sixth person, and the youngest, to ever receive honorary Canadian citizenship. Canada bestowed the title on Yousafzai, 19, during an honorary citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. “I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of ... Read More »

State Bank unveils Commemorative coin worth Rs. 50 in memory of Edhi

State Bank unveils Commemorative coin worth Rs. 50 in memory of Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi is only social worker who has been honored with a Commemorative coin. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched a special coin on March 31 in honour of late humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi. Keeping in view, the meritorious services rendered to humanity, the Federal government had directed State Bank of Pakistan for ... Read More »

Google honours Pakistan’s ‘Angel of Mercy’ with doodle

Google honours Pakistan's 'Angel of Mercy' with doodle

Google pays tribute to ‘Angel of Mercy’ Edhi with doodle on his 89th birthday. Google honored Abdul Sattar Edhi with a Google Doodle, which is a tribute from Google to his organization’s welfare services elderly, Doodle depicts a man standing on a street with an ambulance, hospital and a woman and child. On Tuesday 28th February, which is the 89th ... Read More »

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