Bol TV anchor Asad Kharal, who opened fire at police personnel, held them hostage sent to jail on judicial remand

LAHORE – Seasoned journalist and host of a private news channel program Asad Kharal has been sent to jail on judicial remand for attacking law enforcers in the provincial capital. Local media reported the accused was produced before a duty magistrate at Model Town Courts on the expiry of his physical remand term. During the hearing, a counsel for the

German gymnasts wore full-body unitards in stand against sexualization in Olympics

TOKYO: In another incident of resistance against sexualization in sports, the team of German women’s gymnasts records their protest by wearing full-length leotards at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. On Friday, rebellious team members Elisabeth Seitz, Kim Bui, Pauline Schaefer, and Sarah Voss opened their performance wearing crimson and white unitards – extended to their ankles. The athletes from the Western

People Vaccinated with Sinovac Advised to Get a Booster Shot after 6 Months

BEIJING: In a gloomy development in China, a recent study revealed that antibody levels fade away around six months after getting a double dose of the Chinese anti-Covid Sinovac vaccine. Reports in international media quoting sources said the antibodies generated by Sinovac plunged below a key threshold, however; a third shot [booster shot] help to generate the antibodies. The study

Pakistan’s Shehroze Kashif makes history as the 19-year-old becomes youngest ever to summit K2

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani young mountaineer Shehroz Kashif etched his name in history as the 19-year-old become the youngest ever to summit the second tallest peak in the world. “Youngest In The World to stand on top of King of the Mountains,” Shehroze wrote on his official Instagram after scaling the mountain early (today) Tuesday. He reached the base camp on July

US couple gender-reveal party torched 4pc of state, killed 1, charged with involuntary manslaughter

SACRAMENTO: A US couple, whose gender reveal party sparked a massive wildfire that charred more than four percent of the state besides the death of a firefighter, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Reports in international media quoting sources said the couple [Refugio Manuel Jimenez and Angela Renee Jimenez] was charged with staggering 30 crimes including involuntary manslaughter for frantically

Afghan envoy’s daughter abducted, tortured before being freed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, was abducted and tortured for several hours by unidentified assailants, the Afghan government claimed Saturday. Reports in local news quoting the Afghan Foreign Office said that the daughter of the Afghan envoy to Pakistan was abducted for several hours on Friday while she was on her way home.

State of emergency declared in Haiti as President assassinated at home

The 42nd president of Haiti Jovenel Moise was shot dead after a group of assailants opened fire at his residence in the states’ capital, acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced Wednesday (today). Interim PM, who called the incident “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act”, confirmed the death of Moise and added that his wife got also injured in the attack which

US forces shy away in midnight from the ‘infamous’ Bagram base without intimation

KABUL: The Unites States left Afghanistan’s main military base, Bagram Airfield, after nearly 2 decades by just shutting off the power and slipping away in the middle of the night without notifying the Afghan officials who discovered the stealthy departure hours after they left. Reports quoting the US Department of Defence said that they had completely vacated their biggest airfield,

Indian man arrested for calling his village ‘Mini Pakistan’

NEW DELHI: Police in the second largest Indian state detained a 32-year-old man for allegedly calling his village ‘Mini Pakistan’ on social media giant Facebook, Indian news media said Friday. Reports in Indian media cited that the man, Abrar Khan a resident of the Gurh area of Rewa district Madhya Pradesh, has been apprehended for referring to his village as

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

SAMSUNG Joins Hands with Lucky Group to Manufacture Smartphones in Pakistan

KARACHI: Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone company, has recently announced a joint venture with Lucky Motor Corporation (LMC), a subsidiary of Lucky Cement Limited, to manufacture the smartphones in Pakistan. The automobile giant has also entered into an agreement with Electronics pioneer for the production of mobile phones at its automobile plant at Bin Qasim Industrial Park, Special Economic Zone,

Pakistan gets its first locally made Electric Bike which covers 60-100 kms in a single charge

ISLAMABAD: In another move towards electrifying the country’s automobile industry, Pakistan rolled out the first locally-made electric motorbikes under EV policy. Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday launched the eco-friendly two-wheelers in a ceremony held today in the federal capital. Speaking at the launching ceremony at Prime Minister House, the premier while reiterating the battle against severe climate change said the

Pakistan bans TikTok for the third time citing morals

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan slapped a third ban on the Chinese video-sharing application TikTok- three months after it had been restored following two continuous bans over immoral and obscene content. This time, the Sindh High Court ordered the ban which will be applicable till at least July 8 – the next date of hearing. The ruling came during a hearing, where

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

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