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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Big fat wedding on chartered plane to dodge Covid restrictions in India draws criticism

CHENNAI: A desperate couple from south Indian state Tamil Nadu irked many of the social media users who lambasted the newlywed couple and private airline for flouting Covid rules amid skyrocketing Covid resurgence in the world’s second-most populous country. The couple, Rakesh and Dakshina, booked a chartered jet of the private airline on May 23 from Madurai to Bangalore to

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No Aitekaf in coronavirus-hit cities in Punjab this year

LAHORE: Provincial authorities have banned Aitekaf in cities with high positivity rates and allowed Aitekaf in only 10 districts. Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Health Department issued a notification in this regard which classified the cities as per their positivity rates. The observance of Aitekaf will be permitted in the districts having low COVID-positive cases, the notification reads. The districts which

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Government has NOT announced five holidays for Eid

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry Monday dismissed the news of the five-day Eid holiday, terming it baseless and fake circular. A notification doing rounds on different social media platforms stating that the government has announced five public holidays in Pakistan on account of Eidul Fitr. The information ministry Monday trashed the notification and clarified that the government has not announced a

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WATCH – Mumbai Police Ask Muslims to Pray for India in Tarawih amid Crippling Covid-19 Crisis

MUMBAI – Police in Indian state of Maharashtra have appealed to Muslims to pray for the South Asian country where a record number of people are dying of the COVID-19 infection every single day. In a video making rounds on on social media, Mumbai Police officers can be seen urging the Muslims to pray to Allah Almighty during the Tarawih

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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

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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

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Saudis unveil Ramadan plan; Iftar gatherings, Iʿtikāf banned in holy mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has decided to maintain a ban on Iftar gathering and Itikaf at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) mosque in Madina during the holy month of Ramadan in a bid to stern the spread of novel Covid-19. The officials, while announcing the Ramadan protocols, urged all worshippers to get the COVID-19 vaccine at

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Modi’s YouTube Video Scores Above 1 million ‘Dislikes’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is trending these days as one of his official videos has crossed over 1 million dislikes on YouTube. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is an Indian radio program hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. PM Modi is known to addresses All India Radio once a month. The 68th show aired on August 30, 2020 has

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Fake Education Minister Punjab Announces One-Year Holiday, Real Minister Clarifies

As the lockdown crosses the mark of one month, looks like students haven’t had enough fun already. A fake account pretending to be the education minister of Punjab, Dr Murad Ras, announced holidays for a complete one year owing to COVID-19 lockdown. The post was shared so many times that the real education minister had to clarify. Dr Murad on

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