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Babar Azam eyes winning start against South Africa
Sports

Babar Azam eyes winning start against South Africa

  • The first Test of the two-match series will begin from Tuesday at the National Stadium in Karachi.
  • "I am sure the players will do all they can to produce a positive result,” says Pakistan captain.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 06:28pm
Frank Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager
Sports

Frank Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager

  • His final game as Chelsea manager was Sunday's 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win against Championship side Luton.
  • "This has been a very difficult decision, and not one that the owner and the board have taken lightly," says the club.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 05:10pm
Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard, after 18 months in charge
Sports

Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard, after 18 months in charge

  • Chelsea Football Club have sacked manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge.
  • The former Chelsea midfielder, Lampard leaves the club with the ninth place in the Premier League, following a poor run in form - securing only one win in their last five league matches.
  • Former PSG manager, Thomas Tuchel, is reportedly slated as Lampard's replacement.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 05:05pm
Pakistan 5th most vulnerable country to climate change: Report
Pakistan

Pakistan 5th most vulnerable country to climate change: Report

  • Pakistan has been ranked as the fifth-most vulnerable country to climate change, according to the Global Climate Risk Index.
  • The Global Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, elaborated that Pakistan lost 9,989 lives, suffered economic losses worth $3.8 billion and witnessed 152 extreme weather events from 1999 to 2018, which indicates an increase in climate-related vulnerabilities.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 03:52pm
Rear Admiral Abid Hameed takes over Logistic Command of Pak-Navy
Pakistan

Rear Admiral Abid Hameed takes over Logistic Command of Pak-Navy

  • Rear Admiral Abid Hameed would now be incharge of Logistic support to all Pakistan Navy Units, Ships, Establishments and repair & maintenance facilities.
  • His major staff appointments include Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Projects), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Works) and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Maintenance) at Naval Headquarters Islamabad. The admiral has been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition of his services to Pakistan Navy.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 05:47pm
Israel-UAE partnership launches $100 million tech investment fund
World

Israel-UAE partnership launches $100 million tech investment fund

  • Liquidity Capital, an Israeli fund management company has joined with Vault Investment, a Dubai-based company, to launch a $100 million debt investment fund.
  • The Dubai-based fund will target technology startups in the region, especially those looking for alternative sources of funding.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 01:35pm
New Zealand's first coronavirus case in months is the South African variant
World

New Zealand's first coronavirus case in months is the South African variant

  • New Zealand's first case of the coronavirus after months has been identified as the South African variant of the virus.
  • The woman, who recently returned from Europe, tested positive on Saturday, 10 days after she completed her mandatory two-week self isolation period, at a hotel in the city of Auckland.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 12:45pm
Biden Administration to review U.S-Taliban deal
World

Biden Administration to review U.S-Taliban deal

  • The United States will review the peace agreement reached with the Taliban, according to an announcement from the White House.
  • Washington wants to check that the Taliban is “living up to its commitments to cut ties with terrorist groups, to reduce violence in Afghanistan, and to engage in meaningful negotiations with the Afghan government and other stakeholders”.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 08:25pm
Larry King dies aged 87 after catching coronavirus
Life & Style

Larry King dies aged 87 after catching coronavirus

  • The 87-year-old passed away this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles after a battle with coronavirus.
  • "With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the sad death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King.”
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 06:41pm
Over 40 countries to participate in Pak-Navy’s ‘Aman’ exercise: DGPR
Pakistan

Over 40 countries to participate in Pak-Navy’s ‘Aman’ exercise: DGPR

  • Over 40 countries along with their assets will participate in the Multinational Maritime Exercise “Aman” being held under the objective of ‘Together for Peace’.
  • “Aman” naval drill will play a pivotal role in strengthening maritime cooperation, promoting secured maritime environment and for regional and global maritime peace and stability.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 05:57pm
ECP starts preparations for upcoming Senate polls
Pakistan

ECP starts preparations for upcoming Senate polls

  • Initially, training sessions are being conducted for concerned officials for the polls. Meanwhile, training of the polling staff will be completed in two phases.
  • Senior officers of all four provinces will also get training.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 04:33pm
Biden to retain Trump's top Afghan envoy
World

Biden to retain Trump's top Afghan envoy

  • The Biden Administration is retaining the services of Zalmay Khalilzad, former President Trump's top envoy for Afghanistan peace negotiations, who has led the regular talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
  • Traditionally an incoming administration replaces politically appointed officials with their own team, particularly on crucial foreign policy matters.
Updated 23 Jan, 2021 03:25pm