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  • Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    PARIS: Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation. But for ingenuity, the Latrine blowfly may very well take the cake. To cool down, it blows bubbles with its stomach juices through its mouth, and then sucks them back in, scientists revealed

  • Japan’s volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    TOKYO: A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. "There is a possibility that Mount Io will become more active," said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), confirming

  • ‘US, Russian N-shift dangerous’

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    GENEVA: A recent shift in nuclear weapons policies in the United States and Russia, involving upgrades, modernisation and growing arsenals is as dangerous as North Korea’s nuclear threat, campaigners warned on Thursday. Beatrice Fihn, who heads the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), hailed an upcoming summit between the United

  • UK to ban sale of plastic straws

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    LONDON: Britain on Thursday announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England, as part of a push to tackle global marine pollution. Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will launch a consultation on banning the single-use items later this year, ahead of legislation on the issue. The move follows the 2015 introduction

  • Shortage of textbooks assailed

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    PESHAWAR: Jamait Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) activist Sabir Khan on Thursday criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led provincial government for its failure to provide the textbooks to the students of public sector schools on time. In a statement, he said that the students of the government schools had started the new academic year but several books

  • PHC seals 155 more fake clinics

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    LAHORE: The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Thursday closed down another 155 fake treatment centres of quacks on Thursday. According to a press release issued here, the PHC teams visited 353 businesses, and closed down 155 centres. The teams, which are being accompanied by officials of the district administration and police, have visited 14 districts

  • Anti-judiciary protest in Kasur: 40 accused, including PML-N lawmakers, get bail

    April 20, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    KASUR: Judicial Magistrate Sohail Anwar Sial on Thursday accepted the bail pleas of 40 accused – including ruling party MNA Sheikh Waseem Akhtar and MPA Naeem Safdar Ansari – who allegedly used abusive language against Supreme Court, establishment and security agencies at a rally in Kasur. Municipal Committee Kasur Chairman Ayaz Ahmad Khan and Vice-Chairman

  • Senior PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan meets Imran, to join PTI on April 25

    April 19, 2018 1:03 PM 5

    ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Nadeem Afzal Chan is likely to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf on April 25. A close aide of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chan is the latest to jump ship after many other stalwarts from the party joined the PTI recently. According to a statement issued by the PTI, Mr Chan has held a meeting

  • Pakistan’s First Digitised Museum

    April 19, 2018 1:03 PM 2

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s first-ever digital museum recently opened doors in the cultural hub Lahore and has since then become a major tourist attraction. Launched by The Parks & Horticulture Authority, Government of Punjab ‘The National History Museum’ in Greater Iqbal Park acts as a reserve of the country’s significant history, dating from 1857 to 1947, preserved

  • ASF man shoots down drone camera at Islamabad's new airport

    April 19, 2018 1:03 PM 2

    ISLAMABAD: An Airport Security Force official was taken into custody after he brought down a drone camera hovering over the new Islamabad International Airport. The drone was being operated by workers of a Chinese company who had permission to film the new airport that is scheduled to be inaugurated early next month. The TV channel reported that drone