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Israeli channels play Azaan after taken over by hackers The state of Israel has been facing severe criticism after it called to ban Azaan – Muslims’ call for prayer – in its territory and Occupied Jerusalem. In retaliation, cyber hackers interrupted the broadcast on an Israeli television channel on Tuesday night to stream an Islamic call to prayer.Channel 2, an Israeli private channel, was interrupted for some 30 seconds with images of Muslim holy sites broadcast instead of regular content. Whereas, Channel 10 also faced a similar situation as it was too disrupted, with messages suggesting that a recent spate of forest fires that devastated much of Israel were "divine retribution," reported Middle East Eye."This is a hostile takeover of the satellite carrying the broadcast," the Israeli broadcasting authority said of the hacking in a statement. "We view this with the utmost severity and consider it an act of sabotage."The Hebrew text broadcast on the screen read: "God is great / This is punishment from God / The fire burned hearts ...

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‘Cure’ discovered for prostate cancer A patient in advanced stages of prostate cancer has been ‘cured’ through an experimental treatment that shocks the cancerous tumors to death with the male hormone testosterone. The disease being at an advanced stage had been immune and irresponsive to previous treatment.Other patients in the control group too showed remarkable progress with amazing responses that astonished the scientists conducting the trial. Their tumors shrank and the progression of the disease ceased in numerous patients.The levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – a unit ...

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OPPO and Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY) announce partnership Lahore: Leading global technology brand OPPO is set to pioneer a new partnership in Pakistan, introducing powerhouse fashion personality Hassan Sheheryar Yasin [HSY] as the first brand partner of OPPO in the country. Easily recognized as one of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment in the region, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin is a natural fit to the OPPO global legacy of bringing technology and haute design together on one platform.“It gives me immense pleasure to announce Mr. Hassan Sheheryar Yasin as our ...

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Renowned music director Nisar Bazmi remembered ISLAMABAD: Renowned composer and music director of Pakistan film industry Nisar Bazmi was remembered on his 9th death anniversary here on Tuesday and ceremonies were organized in this connection by concerned organizations.      Nisar Bazmi was born on December, 1924 in Khandesh area of Bombay (today's Mumbai), India. He did not belong to an artistic family and so had no musical background, however legendary musician of his time, Khan Saheb Aman Ali Khan was convinced looking to Bazmi's keen interest and taught him.      ...

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Wasim Akram and Shaniera spark fire in Junoon’s latest Pakistani bowling legend Wasim Akram has a heck of repertoire; the ‘sultan of swing’ is a successful businessman, commentator, model and would now appear in a music video, and this time he is seen sharing the limelight with his wife Shaniera.The music video is featured in Junoon famed Salman Ahmed’s latest song “Door Bohat Door.” The music video comes as the Sufi-Rock group celebrates its silver jubilee this month. Beside Wasim and Shaniera, the video also features Pakistan supermodel Rabia Butt.“A beautiful ...

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Ecstasy to become an over-the-counter prescription drug The Food and Drug Administrator (FDA) on Tuesday just signed off on the first ever large-scale phase 3 clinical trial of Ecstasy, a globally controlled substance to help ease the suffering of PTSD patients.The approval came in after six smaller trials showed extraordinary success of the drug in the said predicament. Moreover, some 130 PTSD patients involved in the trials said that ecstasy – main compound being MDMA – had actually saved them from the horrible effects of PTSD after having experienced ...

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Jubilee Life Insurance incredibly touching ad delivers a powerful message A dad is a perpetually positive influence, a good father has always got your back and he leaves no stone unturned to fulfill every wish of his family. Keeping it in mind, Jubilee Life Insurance has come up with a perfect insurance plan for a family to plan a secure future.When you are pursuing a dream, it is important to have a perfect plan and the right insurance first. Jubilee Life Insurance with this new campaign #KyaYehSahiHoga encourages fathers to consider retirement ...