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China’s nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ sets new temperature record

BEIJING: China has set a new world record after scientists managed to run their nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ at a very high temperature for more than 100 seconds. According to state media reports, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) has set

India records 1.5mn new COVID-19 cases in a week

NEW DELHI: India reported another record daily rise in coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing total new cases for the week to 1.57 million, India’s deadly second wave of COVID-19 continues unabated and its total number of cases now stand at

India’s daily coronavirus cases climb to new world record

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day. India is in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic, hitting a rate of one COVID-19 death

Cement sales show record 44.4% growth in March

KARACHI: Cement sector observed the highest-ever monthly growth by 44.39 percent in March to 5.773 million tonnes from 3.722m tonnes in the same period last year due to increasing domestic needs and exports. The data released by All Pakistan Cement

USAID project to digitise 4.1 million DRAP records

ISLAMABAD: The USAID has handed over a Document Management System (DMS) to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) under the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management project. “We appreciate USAID’s technology assistance in digitisation of 15 years historical

10-year-old boy makes Urdu typing record

BAHAWALPUR: A 10-year old boy from Chishtian has impressed others due to his extraordinary typing speed. Saad-ur-Rahman can type 170 words of English and 130 words of Urdu in one minute. His typing speed in Urdu is a record as

Global coronavirus cases rise by record half a million

WASHINGTON: Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 500,000 for the first time, a record one-day increase as many countries reported daily spikes. Global daily COVID-19 cases have risen by nearly 25 percent in less than two weeks as the

US teen breaks record for world’s longest female legs

HOUSTON: A United States teenager has entered the Guinness World Record after being confirmed as having the world’s longest female legs. 17-year-old Maci Currin’s legs stretch almost a metre and half in length. Her left leg measures 135.267 cm (53.255

US sets single day record with more than 60,500 virus cases

WASHINGTON: More than 60,500 new COVID-19 infections were reported across the United States on Thursday, setting a new one-day record of the respiratory disease. The total represents a slight rise from Wednesday, when there were 60,000 new cases, and marks

‘Game of Thrones’ actor breaks deadlifting world record

REYKJAVIK: Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the hit series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) of weight. Bjornsson, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man, made the successful attempt

Federer, Nadal match in South Africa shatters attendance record

CAPE TOWN: Tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set a new attendance record for a tennis match, as more than 51,000 spectators turned up to watch a friendly exhibition in South Africa. A sellout crowd of 51,954 were in

Trump congratulates female astronaut for breaking world record

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday has congratulated female astronaut on breaking the world record and said, ” I welcome Christina Koch to Earth.” In his message on social networking website Twitter, US President Donald Trump said astronaut Christina

Ambani’s company makes record profit on customers strength

MUMBAI: Indian oil-to-telecommunications group Reliance Industries Ltd reported another quarterly record profit, as double-digit growth at its consumer-facing companies cushioned decline in its energy divisions. Revenue at its retail and telecommunications units jumped more than 25 percent each in the

Abid Ali first to score Test and ODI hundreds on debut

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan opener Abid Ali became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and one-day international debuts when he struck a ton against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on Sunday. On 95, the 32-year-old hit paceman Vishwa Fernando for

Aleem Dar set to break record for most Tests as umpire

Aleem Dar will break Steve Bucknor’s record of most Test matches as an umpire in the first Test match between Australia and New Zealand, which commences in Perth on Thursday. The 51-year-old, who took up umpiring after a decade of

Nepali climber claims new record for 14 highest peaks

KATHMANDU: A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the speed record for summiting the world’s 14 highest peaks, racing up all “8000ers” in just six months and six days, organisers said. The previous record for the 14 mountains above 8,000 metres