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NCOC announces closure of schools for a week in areas with high COVID-19 positivity

ISLAMABAD: Amid alarming surge in the COVID-19 cases and positivty rate, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced that all schools situated in areas with a high positivity ratio will remain closed for one week across the country.

Gardener of Parks dept Karachi central promoted to grade 17

KARACHI: Muhammad Sharif Khan, a gardener of Parks District Central Department under Sindh Local Government Department, has become Deputy Director of Grade 17 after obtaining an illegal up-gradation from Grade 1 to 17. The Anti-Corruption Department on the complaints has

‘Not interesting in making a controversy’, says Virat Kohli on DRS row

CAPE TOWN: Indian captain Virat Kohli has asserted that his side have “moved on” from the controversy over an overturned decision during the third Test defeat to South Africa, to lose the series 2-1, at Newlands. “That one moment seems

Nine people including women injured in Rawalpindi cylinder blast

RAWALPINDI: At least nine people sustained wounds in a gas cylinder explosion in Rawalpindi on Sunday. According to details, a terrifying explosion took place in a house in Rawalpindi’s Bangash Colony, as a result of which nine persons including women

Demand for arrest of controversial host Aamir Liaqat trends on Twitter

The demand for the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) National Assembly member and TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain has become a top trend on Twitter. In this regard, a petition has been filed in the police station for a blasphemy

Alizeh Shah’s doppelganger is a Qatari model

Whether it’s Professor from Money Heist or a young version of Prime Minister Imran Khan, social media users have a great eye for catching doppelgangers of famous celebrities. Just like now, when social media users recently found a doppelganger of

‘Getting back in the momentum’: Abid Ali on road to recovery

KARACHI: Test cricketer Abid Ali has announced that he has been recovering fast after being discharged from the hospital two days ago. Abid Ali also thanked the fans in a tweet after his discharge from the hospital. “I thank all

WHO approves Novavax as 10th authorised COVID jab amid Omicron threat

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday has given emergency approval to a coronavirus vaccine made by US-based pharma, Novavax, after the European Union medicines regulator gave it the green light. The vaccine, known as CovavaxTM, is the tenth

Video of groom getting beaten at his own wedding goes viral

UTTAR PRADESH: An Indian groom has recently been beaten up by the bride’s family during a wedding ceremony in India for asking for a dowry worth lacs at the last moment. It all started when the video of the groom

UK passes bill to ban coronavirus’ new Omicron Variant

LONDON: The British government has passed a bill to ban coronavirus’ new type omicron, which was put to a formal vote among MPs. According to details, a special bill was passed in the British Parliament after voting on government measures.

7.5-magnitude hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issue

JAKARTA: A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday triggering a tsunami warning, the meteorological department said, but there was no immediate word on any casualties or damage The US Geological Survey later said the quake had a magnitude

Woman set on fire in Sargodha

SARGODHA: A working woman’s condition has deteriorated after being set on fire in Punjab city. A statement issued by the victim to the police said that she was working as a laborer in Mangal Bazaar of Sargodha where the influential

Who is Better.com CEO Vishal Garg and why did he fire his 900 employees via zoom?

“It’s news you won’t want to hear. This is the second time in my career that I have to take such a step but I do not want to do it.” These are the last words of the Indian-origin CEO

In pictures: Saudi Arabia hosts first international film festival

The first international film festival was held in Saudi Arabia after a two-year wait. The film festival was held in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and was attended by leading showbiz personalities from around the world, including the

CM Sindh annoyed at Governor Imran Ismail as he rejects govt’s local bill

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has rejected the new local government (Amendment Bill) of the provincial government, after which he and the chief minister have clashed. According to details, the Sindh governor rejected the provincial government’s amendment bill on local

Video of Zahir Jaffer’s father handing out cash to beggar outside court goes viral

ISLAMABAD: The video of Zahir Jaffer’s father Zakir Jaffer handing out cash to people outside court has gone viral.   Zahir Jaffer is the father of Zair Jaffer, the prime accused of Noor Mukadam’s murder. In a viral video, he can

India to tour South Africa for Test, ODI but T20Is postponed

CAPE TOWN: India will tour South Africa for three Tests and three one-day internationals starting this month but have postponed four Twenty20 internationals to a later date. The tourists will arrive in the country a week later than originally scheduled

Protecting basic rights judiciary’s constitutional duty: CJP Gulzar

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Saturday asserted that protecting the fundamental rights of the citizens was the judiciary’s constitutional duty, and failing at it meant violating the oath. The country’s top judge was addressing a

Asad Umar claims to end inflation in country within 15 days

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that we will get rid of inflation in the next 15 days. The federal minister said that the distribution of health care in Punjab will be done by March.

Pakistan reports another 13 deaths due to coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: At least 363 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Pakistan while 13 more people have died of the virus in the last 24 hours. According to figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), a

Economic uncertainty: Govt decides to bring a mini-budget

As soon as the name of the budget comes up, where the hopes of government employees of an increment and other benefits rise, the fear of new taxes increases among citizens. Federal budget Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin earlier this year

Co-operative market fire: PTI announces rehabilitation of victims

Incidents of fire in different markets have been happening continuously in Karachi for the last several days, however, the incident of fire in different areas started from 14th November at the Cooperative Market whose cause has not been revealed yet.

Electronic voting machine bill delayed, will govt succeed in electoral reforms?

Open elections have become a very important issue in Pakistan. Concerns about the electoral system have been raised for the last 70 years, but when it comes to the use of technology, political parties start opposing. The present government is

Ali Sadpara’s son rescued from Mount Everest after facing health issues

Son of national hero Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Sajid Sadpara recently faced some health issues while climbing Mount Everest in Nepal. However, he was successfully rescued from Everest Base Camp through an air rescue. Currently, he is under treatment at a

T20 World Cup: India beat Namibia in Virat Kohli’s last game as skipper

DUBAI: India on Monday hammered Namibia by nine wickets to give Virat Kohli a winning farewell in his last match as Twenty20 captain and finish their disappointing World Cup campaign on a high. Chasing a moderate target of 133, the

Muhammad Hafeez withdraws from Bangladesh tour to give youth a chance

LAHORE: Former captain Muhammad Hafeez has resigned from his tour of Bangladesh in order to give a chance to the youth. In the absence of star all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez of the national cricket team, it was decided to include Iftikhar

Did you know ‘Khuda Aur Muhabbat’ writer tried to sue producer for dragging its storyline?

The writer of ‘Khuda Aur Mohabbat’ season 3 which finally came to an end this weekend with a very predictable ending, recently made a bizarre statement that he once wanted to sue the show’s producer. Despite being overly dragged, ‘Khuda

Pakistan beat Scotland by 72 runs to remain unbeaten in group B

SHARJAH: Pakistan defeated Scotland by 72 runs on the back of magnificent half-centuries from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik on Sunday to set up a Twenty20 World Cup semi-final clash against Australia. Skipper Babar scored a polished 47-ball-66 for his