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Arts & Leisure - Arts

55th Death Anniversary of Baba-e-Urdu observed ISLAMABAD: The 55th death anniversary of Baba- e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq was observed on Tuesday (today).Maulvi Abdul Haq was a learned scholar and prime linguist. He is considered as the master of Urdu language and demanded for it to be declared as the national language of Pakistan.He was born on 16 November, 1872 in Hapur town in Ghaziabad District in India. He was the founder of Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu which was founded in 1903 in Aligarh.Abdul Haq migrated to Pakistan in November 1947. Some of his material which is brought with him while migrating is kept in Urdu Dictionary Board library. Maulvi Abdul Haq also pushed for the establishment of an Urdu College in Karachi,the implementation of Urdu as a medium of teachings and instructions for all subjects in educational institutions and worked to organise a national Urdu conference in 1959. His most prominent works include the English- Urdu dictionary, Maktoobat, ...

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Rats become the latest weapon against tuberculosis DAR ES SALAAM: Scientists in East Africa plan to exploit trained rats’ highly developed sense of smell to carry out mass screening for tuberculosis among inmates of crowded prisons in Tanzania and Mozambique.African Giant Pouched Rats trained by the Belgian non governmental organization APOPO are widely known for their work sniffing out landmines, and are now developing a reputation in East Africa for their skill and speed at detecting TB too.Tuberculosis is the leading cause ...

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Leaked video shows Johnny Depp throwing wine glass at ex-wife Amber Heard A leaked video of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp appeared on social media, in which he is arguing with his estranged wife Amber Heard. But, the people who are close to Depp, claims that the video is edit and that she was encouraging him and smiling.Depp, estranged wife Amber recently nominates the star, in the case of domestic abuse as she seeks to secure a permanent restraining order against him. In the ...

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Salman Khan secretly marries Iulia Vantur? Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor Salman Khan’s marriage has become a national issue now. The 50-year old actor has always been asked about his marriage plans but he conveniently avoids the question in his humour. Now, a shocking news just came in with a Romanian tabloid named 'Click' suggests that Salman and his rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur are already married.It came as a shocker for Salman Khan’s fan when one of the leading Romanian tabloids addressed ...

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19th death Anniversary of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan being observed today Today marks the 19th death anniversary of the legendary qawwali maestro Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan. The Pakistani singer was one of the most renowned Sufi singers in the world. He was also popularly known as the ‘Shahanshah-e-Qawwali’ or ‘King of the Kings of Qawwal’.Khan was born on October 13, 1948. He sang with many international artistes. He was the great bearer of the Qawwali tradidition. The most significant of his generation and at the same ...

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Popular TV serial ‘Mann Mayal’ finally comes to an end? Pakistani drama serial ‘Mann Mayal’ that premiered on Hum TV early this year has become one of the most talked about show in past few months. While, some are in love with Hamza Ali Abbasi’s latest drama series, others are criticizing it for the senseless storyline. The love-triangle between Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ayesha Khan and Maya Ali has become one of the most anticipated shows of Pakistani drama industry. Love it or hate it, but ...

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Fawad Khan, Katrina Kaif; Too much hotness together onscreen Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has teamed up with Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif for Karan Johar’s next romantic flick. If the rumours are said to be true then both the good looking actors will be seen romancing onscreen with a backdrop of a lavish Punjabi wedding. According to Indian media reports, the story is going to be full-on Punjabi. The report originally attributed the news to Mumbai Mirror and states that the love story is going ...