US tests aircraft strength with huge explosion that triggered an earthquake

WASHINGTON: The US Naval forces Friday set off a giant explosion with at least 20 metric tons of explosives near the Navy aircraft carrier [USS Gerald R. Ford.] which caused an earthquake east of the Florida coast. The huge explosion near the first-in-class aircraft carrier triggered an earthquake alert from the United States Geological Survey as the blast registered as

Mufti Abdul Qavi pleasuring himself during a video call, clip goes viral

LAHORE – Controversial Pakistani cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi took on social media by storm yet again after he was video tapped pleasuring himself during a video call which was made viral later. Qavi, who was earlier, ripped off of the title of Islamic scholar by his family earlier this year over his immoral activities, does not seem to stop being

Biden ‘can speak to me whenever he has time’, PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Former US President Donald Trump didn’t wait to take the formal oath for calling ousted PM Nawaz however the 46th US president Joe Biden didn’t follow that custom and has not yet spoken to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan despite being in the power for almost 5 months. The whole matter came into light during the premier Khan’s interview

Punjab IGP orders drug testing of all ranks under police reforms

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani directed RPOs to conduct health profiling of officers and personnel to make the process of accountability more effective saying that any person taking drugs will not be part of the force in any capacity. Under the Prime Minister’s Police Reforms Vision, IGP directed the Internal Accountability Bureau to tighten the noose so

Punjab initiates registration of barbers to stem blood-borne diseases

LAHORE – The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in the country’s most populous province has decided to register all barbers, hairdressers, and beauticians to stem the spread of blood-borne diseases including Hepatitis. According to a report of a private news channel, the decision was made in a joint meeting with the Punjab Hepatitis Control Program. The action plan includes laboratories,

No pay raise for PM Imran this year as austerity measures continue

ISLAMABAD: At a time when PM Imran Khan was carrying out an austerity drive to slash the expenditures which he initiated from his own, no increase has been made in his pay and allowances for the fiscal year 2021-22. Reports in local media suggest that the budget of the premier’s house and office has increased by over Rs 184 million

‘Old habits die hard’ – Netanyahu sits down in PM’s seat shortly after being ousted from power

TEL AVIV: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year regime ended on Sunday as the country’s lawmakers opted for a new setup led by Naftali Bennett, but the end of the 71-year-old leader’s career was trolled for a gaffe as he sat back in a seat that was no longer his. In the viral clip on social media, Israel’s

Pakistan sacrifices watching favourite Sport Cricket till Revocation of Article 370 in Occupied Kashmir

LAHORE: Cricket fans in the South Asian country won’t be able to watch the Pakistan-England series as Pakistan rejected a proposal to liaise with an Indian broadcaster for a live telecast of the upcoming cricket series following the revocation of Article 370 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the incumbent government dismissed the

WATCH – Did Donald Trump actually wear his pants backwards? Here’s all you need to know

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump has a long history of being gaffe-prone and this time it’s the trousers of a Republican leader which appeared to have no zipper and it seemed like he was wearing it backwards. The two times impeached leader Saturday bashed incumbent president Joe Biden but at the end of the night, his talking wasn’t what

‘Partnership not Marriage’ – Malala opens up about love and family in Vogue interview

LONDON: Pakistani social activist and noble laureate Malala Yousufzai who just made the native country more proud after getting featured on the cover page of British fashion magazine Vogue also drews criticism with her purported comment about marriage that in a short time went viral on social media. Expressing her thoughts with British women’s rights journalist Sirin Kale about getting

Pakistani Game Developer Mariam Nusrat Lands Spot on Forbes ‘Next 1000 List’

NEW YORK: A Pakistani woman, Mariam Nusrat, who established GRID a Gaming Revolution for International Development, has earned her spot on the Forbes Next 1000 list. Maryam, 34, who founded GRID to raise awareness, trigger social dialogue, and inspire behavior change with digital games in development interventions has made it to the prestigious ‘Forbes Next 1000 List’ which celebrates the

‘911’ – Pakistan’s first national emergency helpline ‘all set for launch on July 25’

LAHORE – Pakistan is all set to roll out a national emergency helpline, akin to the United States 911, which Prime Minister Imran Khan will likely inaugurate on July 25. The concept of the ‘one dedicated helpline’ aimed to merge all emergency service numbers into one. Reports in local media quoting sources cited that the project was proposed by Prime

‘Twitter Blue’ – $3 monthly subscription service launched that allows users to ‘undo tweets’

SAN FRANCISCO: American social networking platform Twitter launched a monthly subscription service ‘Twitter Blue’ that will cost $2.99 a month and lets users undo tweets, organize tweets in folders and modify colors in the application. The service is initially launched in Canada and Australia where the users need to pay CA$3.49 and AU$4.49 a month respectively. The social giant released

‘PakVac’ – Pakistan develops single dose homemade Covid jab to vaccinate all adults

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday rolled out its single-dose homemade Covid-19 vaccine named ‘PakVac’ which was produced with the help of all-weather friend China in a bid to vaccinate all eligible individuals. The PakVac vaccine showed promising results as the efficacy at preventing symptomatic cases stood at around 75 percent. Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Cansino helped the Pakistani nerve center on

Pakistan installs first reverse vending machine to turn ‘trash into cash’

ISLAMABAD – Amid the rhetoric of Clean and Green Pakistan, the federal government has unveiled the country’s first reverse vending machines for smart waste management. Environmentalist and Prime Minister’s aide on Climate Change Malik Amin Saturday inaugurated the first reverse vending machine at the Jinnah Super Market of the federal capital. The ‘On the Go’ initiative by the incumbent government

Punjab initiates registration of barbers to stem blood-borne diseases

LAHORE – The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department in the country’s most populous province has decided to register all barbers, hairdressers, and beauticians to stem the spread of blood-borne diseases including Hepatitis. According to a report of a private news channel, the decision was made in a joint meeting with the Punjab Hepatitis Control Program. The action plan includes laboratories,

‘You are not alone’- Barber Shaves own Head to Pay Heartwarming Tribute to Cancer Patient

ALICANTE: A heartening clip, showing a barber shaving his own head as a tribute to his fellow cancer patient, is capturing the hearts of people around the globe. The clip was shared thousands of times and was originally posted by the barber to whom his colleague visited while having mild hair loss amid chemotherapy. The cancer patient, who had gone

India surpasses Brazil, attains 2nd spot with most Covid-19 Infections

NEW DELHI: Amid the alarming rise in fresh Covid-19 infections, India has surpassed Brazil and attained the second spot in the world with most cases. The second-most populous country has reported 904 new deaths and 168,912 fresh Covid-19 infections in a single day. The death tally currently stands at 170,179 on Monday (today) whereas the total number of cases has

Lahore Declared Polio-Free after five Samples Test Negative

LAHORE: Even as novel Covid-19 grapples Punjab capital with its most intense wave, the metropolitan city has successfully eradicated poliovirus. Yes, Pakistan’s second-largest city has been declared free from the contagious virus. The incumbent Deputy Commissioner Muddassir Riaz Malik on Sunday confirmed the development while speaking with press personnel. Malik also took to micro-blogging site Twitter where he claimed that

16 Patients Lose Vision After Undergoing Surgery Done Under Sehat Card in Multan (VIDEO)

MULTAN – Nearly 16 people claimed to have lost their eyesight after cataract surgeries at Laeeque Rafiq hospital in Multan, it was learnt Saturday. Patients of a batch of 16 operated on the panel of Sehat Sahulat Programme and almost 11 of the patients were affected from post-surgery infections. Patients experienced pain in their eyes a few hours after their