Shaukat Khanum launches online qurbani campaign

LAHORE: The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust has launched its online Qurbani campaign for all Muslims around the world.  During the ongoing pandemic, the Online Qurbani Service presents an excellent opportunity for the public on this Eid-ul-Azha to stay safe by

Online learning platform Coursera files for US IPO

SAN FRANCISCO: Online education provider Coursera filed for a stock market listing with US regulators, revealing a surge in revenue from a boost to business due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenue rose 59% to $293.5 million

PMC to launch online system for medical students, doctors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has planned to launch a fully automated online application system in March allowing medical graduates and practitioners to apply for licenses, renewals and other services. According to an official of PMC, the services would also

Pakistani man marries Mexican woman whom he met online

KARACHI: A Pakistani man has married a Mexican woman whom he befriended on social media in a wedding ceremony held in Pakistan. A woman named Sonia Elizabeth flew from Mexico to Karachi to marry  Muhammad Amir from who she met

Online exams

Many students in universities and educational institutes have been protesting against conducting on-campus physical examinations as the nation is still grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The students have instead been demanding holding online examinations just like

Students protest in Lahore, Faisalabad demanding online exams

LAHORE: A clash erupted between law enforcement agencies and the students of the University of Central Punjab demanding to hold online examinations. The protesting students broke the door of the university and broke into the campus on Khayaban-e-Jinnah and pelted

Censoring online content

There is no denying that Pakistan has one of the worst incidents of media censorship and has strongly clamped down on any criticism of state institutions on mainstream media. Now attempts are being made to even suppress content on social

Female journalists demand govt act against online threats, harassment

ISLAMABAD: Women journalists in Pakistan have come together and released a joint statement calling upon authorities to end impunity against attacks on women in media in Pakistan. The joint statement deplores the attacks through social media directed at women journalists

Game addiction

The Islamabad High Court has ordered the PTA to remove the ban on popular online game PUBG. The regulator had banned the game after receiving complaints about some suicide cases and decided to impose a complete ban, dealing a heavy

Babar Azam interacts with 8-years-old cricket fan

LONDON: Pakistan’s ODI and T20I skipper Babar Azam interacted with his eight-year-old fan Samiya Afsar via videoconference call. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared a video of the interaction held to reduce the distance between players and fans. Samiya gained

US reverses visa policy on foreign students

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will not force foreign students to leave the United States even if all of their classes are to be taught online this autumn. US officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved

Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza take part in online concert to raise funds

MUMBAI: India cricket team captain Virat Kohli, cricketer Rohit Sharma and tennis star Sania Mirza were among sports personalities who took part in an online concert to raise funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the initiative by

Traders stopped from online business activities in Karachi

KARACHI: Although the Sindh government has allowed traders from operating online business activities, police on Monday reportedly stopped some traders from carrying out their businesses. Many traders reached the Electronics Market, situated in Saddar area, but were prevented by the

PCB conducts online fitness tests for cricketers

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started online fitness tests for its centrally contracted players as the country remains under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The fitness assessments of Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq, Sarfaraz

Verizon buys Zoom rival BlueJeans for less than $500 million

SAN FRANCISCO: Verizon has it agreed to buy video-conferencing company BlueJeans Network, a rival of Zoom, for less than $500 million at a time that millions work from home due to widely-enforced lockdowns. The lockdown orders to contain the spread

FBR to provide direct electronic transfer of tax refunds

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has devised a centralised system of online payment of Sales Tax, Federal Excise Duty (FED), and Income Tax refunds directly in the bank account of the taxpayers. FBR has requested the taxpayers to update

Madhuri Dixit to conduct free online dance classes during lockdown

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s dancing queen Madhuri Dixit is all set to teach her dancing moves to everyone through her online dance academy. Through this initiative, the actress hopes that people can fight anxiety and stay fit while staying locked up inside

SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill in China

BEIJING: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) launched a joint online anti-terrorism exercise in China which simulated a complete crackdown against online terrorist activities amid rising cybersecurity challenges. The exercise was held in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province where delegates from