Author Archives: Muhammad Suleman

Pakistani youngster makes Rs 130m from smart application

Pakistani youngster makes Rs 130m from smart application LONDON: British Pakistani Yasir Khattak has earned Rs. 130 million from a simple yet amazing smart application for mobile. Yasir made a switch and socket in his school days which can be turned on and off through a smartphone app. The smart application can also calculate the amount of electricity consumed and inform the user of necessary safety precautions. With the smart watch industry predicted to rise this year, an inclusion of such an app on such a watch can make life easy for thousands of people. The smart application can also ...

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Rs.50 special coin to be issued on March 31 in honor of Edhi

Rs.50 special coin to be issued on March 31 in honor of Edhi KARACHI: A special coin in honor of celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi will be issued on March 31, the State of Bank of Pakistan said on Tuesday. Edhi, who founded Pakistan’s largest welfare organizations single handedly, died in July last year. He was honored with country’s state funeral. The funeral was attended by the army chief and top politicians of the country. The State Bank said last year it would issue a commemorative coin of Rs. 50 in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi as a small ...

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Edhi Foundation to resume air ambulance service

Edhi Foundation to resume air ambulance service KARACHI: Faisal Edhi, son of late humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, says his foundation is all set to resume air ambulance service in Pakistan in order to help people in emergencies and catastrophes. Faisal Edhi is the head of Pakistan’s largest welfare organization founded by his father single handedly. Abdul Sattar Edhi died in July last year. He told The News the Edhi Foundation has six-seater Piper Seneca aircraft and plans to buy more. He said the organization launched its air ambulance service in late 80s and shutdown after using it in various missions. ...

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Mona Lisa´s smile decoded: science says she´s happy

Mona Lisa´s smile decoded: science says she´s happy PARIS: The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa´s famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In an unusual trial, close to 100 percent of people described her expression as unequivocally “happy”, researchers revealed on Friday. “We really were astonished,” neuroscientist Juergen Kornmeier of the University of Freiburg in Germany, who co-authored the study, told AFP. Kornmeier and a team used what is arguably the most famous artwork in the world in a study of factors that influence how humans judge ...

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Hacked websites on the rise: Google

Hacked websites on the rise: Google WASHINGTON: Google painted a bleak picture of cybersecurity trends Monday, saying the number of websites hacked rose 32 percent last year, with little relief in sight. “We don´t expect this trend to slow down. As hackers get more aggressive and more sites become outdated, hackers will continue to capitalize by infecting more sites,” Google said in a post on its webmaster blog. Google, which inserts security warnings when it detects hacked sites, said most of those warned can clean up their pages, but that 61 percent are not notified because their sites are not ...

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Brazilian icon Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan.

Brazilian icon Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan: report Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho will visit Pakistan to play an exhibition match in Pakistan, website of Geo TV reported on Sunday. The 36-year old ambassador of the Spanish football club Barcelona has confirmed his availability to visit Pakistan for the match, according to the report. It, however, didn’t mention date of the match and it was also not immediately clear which teams would be playing. Ronaldinho has played 97 matches and scored 33 goals for the Brazil national team. He was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team in Korea and ...

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MULTAN: Pakistan’s premier smart robot waitress serves foods.

Dreaming big! A fast food restaurant run by robots. The robot wraps female scarf around neck, can easily navigate to the customer’s table, greet the customers in mechanical voice “Hello welcome” and serves meal and come back to the service counter. It can also detect obstacles on the way during serving orders and avoid them to continue towards its destination. All the mechanical and electrical components used in the robot are completely made in Pakistan. “The robot navigates with the help of object detection besides speaking in female mechanical voice. Sensitive censors incorporated in the robot to help the machine ...

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Not possible to eradicate terrorism without Ulema’s support: PM Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that it was not possible to eliminate and eradicate terrorism without the support of the Ulema in the country. Addressing a seminar at Jamia Naeemia Lahore, the premier said that he felt spiritual contentment when he visited the place. He stated that those who were spilling blood at Jamia Naeemia could not be Muslims. “People have held religion hostage to secure their nefarious designs,” said the Prime Minister. “The hands of the enemies have been broken just like the hands of Abu Lahab were broken,” he added. During his address, Nawaz ...

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Pakistani art: A melting pot of prominent cultures

Pakistan’s culture and society have been significantly influenced by diverse ethnic groups living in the country. Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis, Balochis, Siraikis, Pakhtuns and Muhajirs have all contributed to our cultural heritage and art over many decades. The art in Pakistan has also been greatly influenced by various regions in the neighbourhood. Notable influences include the Persian Empire along with the Afghan and Mughal Empire. The colonial regime, more popularly known as British Raj also influenced the forms of fine arts in the country. However, over the decades and various influences, one thing which still remains consistent in Pakistani art is vibrant ...

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