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Meesha Shafi requests to drop her name from Lux Style Awards


LAHORE (DNA) – Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi has insisted the management to remove her name from upcoming Lux Style Awards. In a Twitter post, Meesha thanked Eman Suleman, Generation and Saima Bargfrede and wrote, “In a perfect world, I would love to see women retain their space in the industry while being safe, so that the cost of speaking up is minimized, or even done away with altogether.”

Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies


Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants’ airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a US study suggests. Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury and death among infants under age one in the US, researchers note in Pediatrics. For the study, researchers examined national registry data 1,812 cases of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) between 2011 and 2014. Overall, 250 cases, or 14 percent, involved suffocation. About 69 percent of these suffocation cases were causedRead More

New Zealand, France announce bid to end violent extremism online


WELLINGTON:  (DNA) – New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promote terrorism, the countries´ leaders announced Wednesday. Political leaders and tech company executives have been called to a meeting — to be co-chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron — in Paris on May 15. They will be asked to commit to a pledge called the “Christchurch Call” designed to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist contentRead More

South Africa’s Markram stars as Hampshire beat Middlesex


LONDON (DNA) – Aiden Markram impressed with both bat and ball as champions Hampshire made it three wins from as many One-Day Cup matches this season with a 119-run rout of Middlesex on Tuesday. South African opener Markram, who is warming up for the World Cup in England later this season, made 88 off just 90 balls in a total of 301 for nine before his part-time off-spin yielded figures of three for 39. Liam Dawson (three for 37) and former Proteas fast bowler Kyle Abbott (three for 36) wereRead More

Pakistan, Japan FMs agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation

TOKYO, APR 23: Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, addressing a joint press conference.=DNA PHOTO

TOKYO (DNA) – Addressing a joint news conference along with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo on Tuesday evening, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan and Japan have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in various sectors including trade, investment, Information Technology, and agriculture. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed under which Japan will import technical human resource of young Pakistanis. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he has held useful meetings with the Japanese authorities in a cordial environment and discussed matters of mutual interest to furtherRead More

Medicines price hike: NAB chief orders investigation


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) – National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal Tuesday took notice of unprecedented increase in the prices of medicines and directed to investigate the alleged corruption of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). According to NAB spokesman, he said the abrupt increase of upto 300 percent in the prices of medicine had made the essential medicines from out of the reach of the common man.