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Kim and Kanye donate $500,000 to California wildfire relief efforts

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Wednesday donated $500,000 to firefighters and victims of a massive Southern California wildfire that came close to destroying the celebrity couple’s own multi-million-dollar mansion. Kardashian, appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” said she and West hired private firefighters to protect their home and others in their neighbourhood in rural Calabasas, north of Los Angeles. Kardashian, West and their three children were among thousands of people forced to evacuate their…

Pakistanis in Norway donate Rs80 mn in two hours for dam fund

KARACHI: Pakistanis living in Norway have contributed 80 million rupees in two hours for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan lauded efforts of Pakistani community in Norway and Embassy of Pakistan in Oslo for holding "one of the biggest events of overseas Pakistanis in Europe". "Hats off to Pakistanis living in Norway - Contributed Rs. 8 Crores in 2 hours at Pakistan Dams Fund Raiser in Oslo. One of the biggest events of overseas Pakistanis held in Europe.…

PM urges nation to donate in dam fund for future generations

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday urged people of Pakistan to donate generously in the dam fund for the sake of future generations. "It is very unfortunate that political governments of the past preferred expensive electricity through imported fuel over affordable hydel power plants," he said while addressing a fund-raising event in Karachi.  He said the past governments increased debt burden on Pakistan's economy and that was why we were unable to build a dam with public funds. Hence, the entire…

Now donate Rs10 for Diamer-Bhasha, Mohmand dams through one simple SMS

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has made donation easier for building dams as people can now donate Rs10 to Supreme Court Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund by sending SMS from mobile phones to 8000. User shall type “dam” and send SMS to 8000 and an amount of ten rupees will be deducted for Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund and user will receive a message “App Ka Dus Rupey Supreme Court of Pakistan Dam Fund main denay ka shukria”. The government established the fund in pursuit by the…

Afridi, Hamza Ali Abbasi donate to fund for dams construction

Former renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi has announced to donate 1.5 million rupees to the 'Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Funds' created to raise funds for the construction of the two dams. Afridi commended the Pakistan Army and the Chief Justice of Pakistan for their efforts for water preservation. He announced to donate 0.5 million rupees personally and a further one million rupees from the Shahid Afridi Foundation. Afridi, who is currently out of the country for several promotional activities, would deliver the…

Raheel Sharif donates Rs 2 million to GCU

LAHORE: Former chief of the army staff retired Gen Raheel Sharif donated Rs2 million to his alma mater Government College University Endowment Fund Trust that pays fees of the financially challenged students. He announced the donation while addressing the Old Ravians Union (ORU) annual dinner at the university’s Oval Ground on Saturday night. He was the chief guest at the ceremony. Gen (reted) Sharif said the visit to his alma mater had filled him with nostalgia of student life. “I strongly miss the maroon blazer, my…

Women more likely to donate kidney to partner than men: study

PARIS: Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day. Based on European data assessed, 36 percent of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable men donating a kidney to their spouse, said the study by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney…

Clooneys donate $500,000 to student gun reform march

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star George Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal on Monday pledged $500,000 to help fund a student march on Washington, giving a huge boost to what is considered an unprecedented youth mobilization against gun violence. The "March for Our Lives" is scheduled to take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the country demanding that US Congress come up with effective legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. It comes after a 19-year-old armed…

15 Abu Dhabi women donate hair to make wigs for cancer patients

ABU DHABI: In a rare gesture of empathy with the sufferings of the cancer patients who had lost their hair to chemotherapy, a group of over a dozen women from Abu Dhabi donated their hair to help make wigs for cancer patients. Women who donated their hair are the members of the Mortho Mariyam Samajam, the women's wing of the St George Jacobite Syrian Simhasana Cathedral Al Ain. "This is an annual event. We also held a blood donation camp and health awareness class. However, this is for the first time that we have…