Author: Navera Tahir

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore suffered a terrible collapse early Tuesday when a large container ship collided with one of its columns, sending vehicles and individuals falling into the Patapsco River below. The aftermath prompted a swift response from emergency services, with Fire Chief James Wallace describing it as an “active search and rescue” operation. While two people have been rescued, there are fears for the safety of others, with the potential for up to seven individuals still unaccounted for. Maryland Governor Wes Moore swiftly declared a state of emergency, mobilizing interagency efforts and federal resources to aid…

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Alizeh Shah is a renowned actress and model from Pakistan. She has addressed and criticized individuals who mocked her for copying Korean artists. Alizeh Shah career Alizeh Shah garnered significant attention on television with her outstanding performance in the drama series Ehd-e-Wafa, which propelled her into stardom and established her as one of the leading figures in the entertainment realm. Since then, she has appeared in numerous commercially successful drama serials, solidifying her position as a promising talent in the industry. From her breakthrough role in Ishq Tamasha, which earned her the Hum Award for Best Television Sensation, to her…

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The government is mulling over increasing the General Sales Tax (GST) on petroleum products, including petrol, to meet the demands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Currently, there’s a proposal to raise the levy on petrol from Rs60 to Rs100 per liter in the upcoming budget. The IMF has urged the government to restore the GST on petrol to 18%, which has been at zero since March 2022. This move could generate substantial revenue, with the current levy already bringing in around Rs 950 billion annually. In recent developments, the government has decided to keep the price of petrol steady…

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Gold prices in Pakistan experienced a notable drop on Friday, mirroring the sharp rise seen the previous day. The cost of 24-karat gold plummeted by Rs4,200 to Rs228,200 per tola. Similarly, the price for 10 grams of 24-karat gold fell by Rs3,600 to Rs195,645, while 10 grams of 22-karat gold also decreased to Rs179,341. These fluctuations are directly tied to changes in the US Dollar’s value, highlighting the strong correlation between currency fluctuations and gold prices. This demonstrates how global economic factors impact local gold markets. In addition, the price of 24-karat silver dropped to Rs2,580, decreasing by Rs20. Internationally,…

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Megan Fox spoke up about her experiences with plastic surgery and dealing with online trolls during an episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast with host Alex Cooper. She addressed the stigma surrounding plastic surgery, expressing her hope that her openness would help others feel less judged. Fox clarified the procedures she has and hasn’t had, emphasizing that she’s never undergone a facelift, liposuction, or body contouring. Regarding her breasts, she admitted to having multiple surgeries, including a recent one after breastfeeding. However, she stressed that she doesn’t take surgery lightly due to her body’s reaction to anesthesia. View…

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Xiaomi has unveiled its latest kids’ smartwatch, the Mitu Kids Smartwatch 7X, in China, priced at 599 yuan ($83). This new version focuses on child safety with upgraded GPS features, offering accurate location tracking and alerts for parents if their child strays from their usual path or stays in one place too long. The watch includes a 90-day history of the child’s movements, even offline, and can determine the child’s floor level within a building. It’s waterproof up to 20 meters and features a 1.68-inch HD screen, 18 sports modes, and 5 health monitoring functions. Also Read: Vivo V30 series…

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“Palm Royale” arrived on the scene with high expectations, boasting a stellar cast led by Kristen Wiig and set against the backdrop of 1969 Palm Beach, Florida. However, the series falls short of its anticipated prestige status. Despite its promising premise of Maxine Simmons’ quest to infiltrate elite society, the show struggles to find its balance. It wavers between social commentary and send up without fully committing to either, leading to a disjointed narrative. While occasional glimpses of deeper themes like feminism and societal struggles emerge, they are quickly overshadowed by meandering subplots and underdeveloped characters. Read more: Who is…

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Oppo has introduced its Reno 11 series in Pakistan, consisting of two models: the Reno 11 5G and the Reno 11F 5G. The Reno 11 5G boasts a spacious 6.7-inch OLED display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, accompanied by vibrant colors. It operates swiftly with a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chip, coupled with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Equipped with a 32MP front camera and a robust 5000mAh battery featuring rapid 67W charging, it ensures enduring performance. For photography enthusiasts, it offers a versatile setup including a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 32MP telephoto camera. Priced…

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Lenovo introduced the Yoga Pro 9 laptop, also known as Yoga Pro 16IMH9 globally. It’s a powerful device with various options for customization. Key Specs & Features CPU: Choose between Intel Core Ultra 7 or Intel Core Ultra 9, both with Neural Processing Unit and Intel Arc Graphics. Graphics: Options include RTX 4050, RTX 4060, RTX 4070, or Intel Arc integrated graphics. Display: Choose between 16-inch IPS LCD or Mini LED panels, both offering 3.2K resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, and excellent color quality. Storage: Dual M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots, up to 1TB. Memory: Options of 16GB, 32GB, or…

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Xiaomi has introduced a new White color option for its Smart Switch Pro, joining the existing Deep Space Grey version. Priced at $18, it’s affordable and great for those wanting smart lighting control. The switch is easy to install with its single live and neutral wire design, perfect for older homes. It has a durable AG glass panel that resists scratches and fingerprints, making it low-maintenance. Safety features include AI self-checking, flame retardant material, and automatic power cutoff if limits are exceeded. Also Read: Vivo V30 series now available with 10% discount It works with the Mi Home app for…

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London was transformed into a sea of green as tens of thousands of people flocked to the streets to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The city buzzed with excitement as the annual parade, featuring Irish marching bands, dance troupes, and colorful pageantry, took center stage. Organized by the mayor of London and the London Irish Centre, the festivities commenced in Hyde Park, weaving through iconic landmarks like Piccadilly before reaching Whitehall. The jubilant procession concluded with a vibrant showcase of live performances at Trafalgar Square, where the spirit of Irish culture vibrated throughout the crowd. Leading the parade as grand marshal…

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Xiaomi has introduced its latest smart home device, the Smart Camera C500 Pro, in Europe. This camera offers a wide range of features for monitoring your space effectively. In terms of specifications, the Smart Camera C500 Pro boasts a 5MP camera that captures high-quality 3K resolution footage, especially in HDR mode. It’s designed to perform well even in low light conditions, providing color footage in dim settings and clear black-and-white images in complete darkness with its IR illuminator. For flexibility in monitoring, the camera offers a 360-degree horizontal and 114-degree vertical pan and tilt function. Additionally, for privacy concerns, there’s…

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Xiaomi, after releasing larger tablets in recent years, might be gearing up to launch a smaller one, possibly with an 8-inch screen. This news comes from hints dropped by Xiaomi executives on Weibo. If the rumors are true, this smaller tablet is likely still in development and hasn’t been officially announced yet. We might see more information surface once it enters the testing and certification phase. This wouldn’t be Xiaomi’s first venture into smaller tablets, as they’ve previously released models with 8-inch screens, though the trend has been towards larger displays in recent years. Also Read: Poco X6 Neo launched…

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Lenny Kravitz was celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joined by his daughter Zoë Kravitz and close friend Denzel Washington. Reflecting on his journey, Kravitz acknowledged Norman Lear for his Hollywood breakthrough through his mother Roxie Roker’s role in “The Jeffersons.” Recalling his teenage years in Los Angeles, Kravitz expressed gratitude to the city for providing opportunities, stating, “I used to walk these very streets because the action in the grit that I was missing in New York was right here in Hollywood.” Acknowledging the significance of having his name engraved on the same streets he…

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Paul Alexander, widely known as “the man in the iron lung,” has passed away at 78. Badly affected by polio at age six, he was left paralyzed from the neck down, requiring him to rely on the iron lung for breathing. Despite this challenge, Alexander pursued education, earning a law degree and practicing as a lawyer. He even authored a memoir, showcasing his remarkable resilience. Polion restricted him to the iron lung, a machine that helped him breathe by expanding and contracting his lungs. Over time, he learned to breathe independently for short periods. Remarkably, Alexander surpassed expectations, living decades…

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Poco has launched the budget-friendly smartphone, Poco X6 Neo, in India. It boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, a high-resolution 108MP dual rear camera, a MediaTek Dimensity 6080+ chipset, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It competes with models like Realme 12 5G, Redmi Note 13 5G, and Lava Curve Blaze 5G. In terms of pricing, the Poco X6 Neo offers two storage variants: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage at Rs 15,999 and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage at Rs 17,999. It comes in three colors: Astral Black, Horizon Blue, and Martian Orange. The smartphone will be available for sale starting March…

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Suzuki is offering significant discounts on its WagonR, Alto, and Cultus models. This offer comes after a recent increase in car prices. The discounts are available for buyers who use Habib Metro Bank’s auto finance facility. Suzuki Alto AGS For the Suzuki Alto AGS, buyers can save up to Rs666,140 on monthly installments with a fixed rate of 17 percent. WagonR AGS The WagonR AGS offers a discount of Rs724,020 on monthly installments through Habib Metro Bank. Cultus VXL As for the Cultus VXL, buyers will pay a reduced monthly installment of Rs83,316 instead of the usual Rs98,326, saving up…

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Karachi: On the first day of Ramazan, the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) experienced a significant decline, dropping over 1,000 points and slipping below the 65,000 benchmark. Despite the formation of the government, the PSX 100 index struggled to maintain stability. Investors showed unwillingness to engage in trading, resulting in lower-than-usual market activity. The market closed with a decrease of 953 points, settling at 64,801 points after briefly touching a high of over 66,100 points earlier in the session. Analysts attributed the decline to various factors, including weak global equities and concerns about economic uncertainty. Additionally, there’s anxiety surrounding the upcoming…

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Karachi: Gold prices in Pakistan experienced a slight decline on Tuesday, with 24-karat gold selling at Rs230,100 per tola after dropping by Rs100. The price for 10 grams of 24-karat gold also decreased by Rs86, now at Rs197,274, while 10 grams of 22-karat gold saw a similar downward trend, trading at Rs180,834. These changes are closely tied to fluctuations in the value of the US Dollar, indicating the close relationship between currency values and gold prices. This demonstrates how global economic factors impact local gold markets. On the other hand, the price of 24-karat silver remained steady at Rs2,600. Internationally,…

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Bitcoin reached a new all-time high above $71,000, driven by increased demand and optimism about potential interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. According to report, this surge follows approval from US authorities for exchange-traded funds tied to bitcoin’s value. The Financial Conduct Authority in Britain also announced support for crypto-related securities. The rise reflects growing interest in bitcoin, especially with the introduction of spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds, which allow easier investor access. These funds have attracted billions of dollars in just a couple of months, indicating strong demand from both individual and institutional investors. Analysts suggest that excitement around…

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