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Arts & Leisure - Arts

Facebook makes an embarrassing blunder The world largest social media platform Facebook is well known of wielding considerable influence, but nobody must have thought that it would declare a country in a state of war.Well sound weird but it did happen although accidentally when Facebook declared the Philippines is at war in a post celebrating the country’s Independence Day. “Happy Independence Day! Here’s to all of the Philippines’ health, happiness and prosperity,” the Facebook post said while celebrating the 118th Independence Day of the South East Asian country.This may sound a nice gesture, but the blunder was with the image of the Philippines flag, which was turned upside down. The red part at the top should have been blue and vice versa, and the issue took an embarrassing turn, when users pointed out that Philippines only displays its flag with red at the top when it is in a ‘state of war’.A website philippinesflag.facts explained, ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

After Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Now Opens Up About Their ‘Constraint’ Relationship Even though ex-flame Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor has not been framed together in an upcoming movie ‘Udta Punjab’, still they have grabbed headlines due to the ‘awkward’ meeting during the trailer launch of the movie. Earlier, Shahid Kapoor revealed why he distanced himself from Bebo during the trailer launch. Now, Kareena Kapoor has finally spoken up about the same issue. During an interview to an Indian Television channel, Kareena was asked about the same ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

PlayStation VR headset to hit market in October LOS ANGELES: Sony Interactive Entertainment on Monday said its keenly awaited PlayStation virtual reality headset will hit the market on October 13 at a price of $399.The arrival of PlayStation VR will come later than expected, to provide time to get games ready and to build up an ample supply of headsets for launch, according to Sony.At a PlayStation press event on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Sony Interactive Entertainment ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Diabetes patients asked to take extra care during Ramzan ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Monday said that people with diabetes should take extra care while observing fasting to manage their blood glucose level.According to them, with adopting this practice patients can avoid any unpleasant situation during the Holy month of Ramzan and will remain healthy.Dr Wasim Khawaja from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) said that patients can encounter some serious health issues while fasting such as an extreme increase or decrease in blood sugar ...

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Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar remembered ISLAMABAD: Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar, a Muslim League stalwart, Pakistan movement activist and a Pakistani politician was remembered on the occasion of his birth anniversary on Monday.Nishtar whose ancestors belonged to a prominent Kakar Pashtun family originally of Zhob and settled in Peshawar, was born on June 13, 1899.He completed his early education in a Christian mission school and later Sanathan Dharam High School in Bombay. He eventually graduated from the Edwardes College in Peshawar ...

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'King of Ghazal' Mehdi Hassan remembered ISLAMABAD: The fourth death anniversary of `King of Ghazal' Mehdi Hassan was observed on Monday (June 13).Mehdi Hassan was born on July, 18 1927 in a village called Luna, Rajasthan in Jhunjhunu district in India into a family of traditional musicians.In 1957, Mehdi Hassan was given the opportunity to sing on Radio Pakistan, primarily as a thumri singer, which earned him recognition within the musical fraternity.He had a passion for Urdu poetry, and therefore, he ...

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Calligraphic exhibition opened at RAC RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here on Monday arranged a group calligraphic exhibition of young artists at its art gallery in connection with the sacred month of Ramzan.The artists who put on display their works are Neelofar Raja, Usman Mirza, Shah Nawaz, Lubna Khatoon, Muhammad Ali Imran, Muhammad Shakil Tabasum, Saif Ali, Humayon Khan, Zarfishan Fawad, Razia Shabir, Muhammad Imran, Humayon Kamran, Fazal Muhammad, Zafar-ul-Haq, Sajid Ali Sipra, Muhammad Israr, Sayadullah, Asma Younis, Imran, Salah-ud-Din ...