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PTDC to facilitate Saudi investors in tourism ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corportation (PTDC) would welcome and facilitate Saudi investors and businessmen for investments in the field of tourism.Managing Director PTDC Abdul Ghafoor stated this while talking to APP regarding his recent meeting with the Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani.He said that Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has assured its full support to Pakistan Tourism Development Corportation (PTDC) for promotion of tourism in Pakistan.He said talks eloquently demonstrated the huge potential for the development of fruitful relations in the field of tourism between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.He said that Pakistan is one of the countries in the world which is blessed with diverse opportunities of tourism attractions."The country is the home of one of the oldest civilization in the world, locations, attractive scenic beauty, splendid mountains and peaks, lakes, world fames glaciers, sacred religious and historical ...

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At last China succeeds in developing ballpoint pen tips At last after years of hard work and research China has been able to manufacture its very own ballpoint pen tips, ending a long-term reliance on imported ones.One may find it hard to swallow, that China who builds aircraft, satellites and amazing skyscrapers was unable to build its own ballpoint tips. But in reality the world's biggest manufacturer of ballpoint pens, didnt know how to make the tips. Not until Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group), ...

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End of the world prophecy comes true? During the past week, bizarre and serious snowfall has been hitting a southern Italian town, which is usually a clement and sunny part of the world. The cold wave has left approximately 23 dead earlier on in the week in Poland, Italy, Bulgaria and Russia alike. The toll of hypothermia related deaths in Poland had risen to 71 on Wednesday since 1 November 2016.What makes matters worse is the realization of a 500-year-old prophecy made ...

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Little Master Tendulkar Turns Tabla Master After bidding goodbye to cricket Little Master Sachin Tendulkar has now decided to try his luck in music, after he showed off his tabla skills with music maestro Zakir Hussain.The Little Master shared the stage with Ustad Zakir Hussain on Monday, receiving ovations from his fans, as he formed a jugalbandi with Hussain. Copyright Business Recorder, 2017 ...

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'Hollyweed' sign prankster arrested LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles police on Monday arrested a local artist suspected of a New Year's Day prank in which he altered the letters of the famous Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed."Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was booked on a misdemeanor charge when he voluntarily surrendered to the authorities with his attorney at his side.He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court on February 15, a police spokesman said.Fernandez, who goes ...

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Turkish singer to join Abida Perveen in Sufi song collaboration ISLAMABAD: Famous Turkish Singer, Goodwill Ambassador Ersin Faikzade would sing a song with renowned Pakistani singer Abida Perveen.Talking to APP, Ersin Faikzade said that he already started work on the project with legendary singer Abida Perveen, adding that hopefully people would like his collaboration with her.He said that I like Sufi music very much and always enjoyed to sing in various concerts at Islamabad and Lahore.International Goodwill Ambassador Ersin Faikzade said that he had no ...

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Indian women plan protests against mass molestation and victim-blaming MUMBAI: Women's groups in India are planning nationwide rallies on Jan 21 to protest the alleged mass molestation in the city of Bengaluru on New Year's eve, and subsequent comments by politicians blaming the women for the crime. The India protests, publicised under the hashtag #IWillGoOut on social media, are meant to coincide with the "Million Women March" in Washington on Jan 21, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States.Several ...