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Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales

OSLO: Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the country strives to end sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2025. In a bid to cut carbon emissions and air pollution, Norway exempts battery-driven cars from most taxes and offers benefits such as free parking and charging points to hasten a shift from diesel and petrol engines. The independent Norwegian Road Federation (NRF) said on Wednesday that electric cars rose to 31.2 percent of all sales last year, from 20.8…

Man smashes 51 watermelons with his head, sets new world record

 KARACHI: A Pakistani man smashed 51 watermelons with his head successfully breaking a Guinness world record. Rashid Naseem, 32, from Karachi, smashes a number of 51 watermelons with his head in one minute to cheers and applause from the audience. The world record was filmed at Green Public High School at Shah Faisal Colony, Karachi, Pakistan. He also beat the previous record of Germany’s Tafzi Ahmed whose record stood at 43 watermelons smashed in 1 minute. After one of his double headbutts, he splits the…

The Yayvo ‘White Friday’ sale sets new record

Yayvo.com, Pakistan’s fastest growing eCommerce store, kept all its promises this White Friday with widely-appreciated customer service. With an exceptional delivery performance, 52% of the orders were delivered within 2 days of order placement. #YayvoWhiteFriday17 proved by far an event that brought smiles to the online shoppers across Pakistan all its fans, customers and shoppers alike, the official statement says. The Pre-White Friday galore Yayvo.com,  an e-commerce venture by TCS, started its White Friday sale…

Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

MIAMI: The sea ice cover in the Arctic and Antarctic hit new record lows for this time of year, marking the smallest polar ice caps in the 38-year satellite record, US government scientists said Wednesday. In March, the Arctic ice sheet should be at its biggest, but on March 7 the ice cover reached "a record low wintertime maximum extent," said a statement by the US space agency NASA. Data from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, also showed that on March 3, "sea ice…