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

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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

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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

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Bodies of 3 climbers including legendary Ali Sadpara found after 5 months

ISLAMABAD: The Nepalese Sherpa rope-fixing team, earlier on Monday, found the dead bodies of 3 missing mountaineers including Ali Sadpara on the Abruzzi Spur route of Pakistan’s savage mountain K2. The information minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Fatehullah Khan, quoting sources revealed that the three bodies of the missing mountaineers were found on K2. The dead body of Ali Sadpara was identified

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Jet Skiing, Parasailing on the anvil at Karachi beaches to promote eco tourism

KARACHI: The Sindh government, in a bid to promote eco-tourism, has decided to introduce a range of entertainment facilities at two of the most famous beaches in the country’s largest metropolis. As the South Asian country has great potential and attractive areas along the coast to develop tourism especially along with the megacity Karachi. Experts believe that with a burgeoning

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‘Improper Clothing’ – Norway’s beach handball team fined for rejecting bikini uniforms

OSLO – In a repressive and sexist move in the northern European country, the Norwegian women’s handball team has been fined for rejecting bikini bottoms, which many find revealing and uncomfortable, at the European Beach Handball Championships. Reports in International media quoting Norwegian officials said Norway’s beach handball players were each fined 1500 Euros for choosing shorts rather than the

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No more domestic travel for unvaccinated people from Aug 1: NCOC

ISLAMABAD – As the country’s Covid tally crossed the grim 1-million figure amid the fourth wave of Covid pandemic, the country’s nerve center on Covid has made vaccination certificates mandatory for all passengers of domestic flights from the start of next month. A recent tweet on the official handle of NCOC reads that all passengers will be required to submit

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Punjab all set to roll out door-to-door Covid vaccination drive

LAHORE: The authorities in the most populous province have decided to roll out door-to-door Covid vaccination campaign in five districts from Monday [July 26]. According to the report of the Associated Press of Pakistan, the acute decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Provincial Minister for Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid and Chief Secretary Punjab. The door-to-door vaccination drive will

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Shilpa Shetty’s husband arrested for ‘creating, publishing’ pornography

MUMBAI – Celebrated business tycoon and husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty’s, Raj Kundra has been arrested for allegedly creating and broadcasting pornographic films online. Kundra, 45, has been apprehended by the police in India’s financial capital for being a ‘key conspirator’ in the distressing incident – six years after he was banned over match-fixing charges. Reports in Indian media

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Ban on onboard meals revoked in domestic flights despite uptick in Covid infections

KARACHI: Despite the recent spike in Covid-19 infections in wake of Delta variant spread, the Civil Aviation Authority allowed in-flight meals for local flights, local media reported Monday. Reports quoting the new directives of Civil Aviation Authority, the state-owned aviation authority, cited that domestic flights will serve packed meals to their passengers – as it used to offer earlier. The

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