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COVID-19 claims 47 more lives in Pakistan
Pakistan

COVID-19 claims 47 more lives in Pakistan

  • During the past 24 hours 1,745 new infections were reported across the country.
  • With fresh inclusion of the infections in the country the national tally of cases now currently stands at 528,891.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 02:09pm
Biden nominates Kashmiri-origin diplomat for key State Department role
World

Biden nominates Kashmiri-origin diplomat for key State Department role

  • President Joe Biden nominated a Kashmiri-origin diplomat as Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights - a key State Department position, as the new administration takes office.
  • Uzra Zeya, who resigned from the foreign service in 2018, in protest against President Trump's policies, has been nominated by the Biden Administration for the key position in the Department of State.
Updated 22 Jan, 2021 02:03pm
Democrats with BJP/RSS links excluded from Biden Administration
World

Democrats with BJP/RSS links excluded from Biden Administration

  • Obama administration staffer Sonal Shah and Amit Jani, who worked on the Biden campaign team, have so far been excluded, allegedly due their RSS-BJP links.
  • These allegations were reportedly brought to the Biden campaign by over a dozen Indian-American organisations.
Updated 22 Jan, 2021 12:11pm
Former SC judge to head inquiry committee on Broadsheet saga
Pakistan

Former SC judge to head inquiry committee on Broadsheet saga

  • Shibli Faraz said that the inquiry committee on the Broadsheet scandal will complete its inquiry in 45 days.
  • Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet stated that Imran Khan has nominated Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed retired as head of inquiry committee on Broadsheet scandal.
Published 21 Jan, 2021 08:18pm
World's oldest mosque found in Northern Israel
World

World's oldest mosque found in Northern Israel

  • A team of archaeologists uncovered the oldest mosque in the world, in the region of Tiberias in Northern Israel.
  • The Al-Juma Mosque (or Friday Mosque) is in the South of Tiberias, at the foot of Mount Berenice.
Updated 21 Jan, 2021 08:17pm
Winners and losers of upcoming Senate polls
Pakistan

Winners and losers of upcoming Senate polls

  • The term-wise data of the Senators shows that out of the 52 members retiring from the present 103-member Senate in March next year, 34 belong to the opposition parties and 18 from the treasury benches.
  • The upcoming Senate will comprise 98 members as there will be no elections on the four vacant seats from the country’s tribal areas after their merger with KP.
Published 21 Jan, 2021 05:17pm
Coronavirus triggered 'anti-tumour response' in 61-year-old patient: Study
World

Coronavirus triggered 'anti-tumour response' in 61-year-old patient: Study

  • A new study revealed that a 61-year-old man, suffering from renal failure and progressive lymphadenopathy, contracted the coronavirus, and over the span of a few months it was observed that it had an anti-tumour response.
  • Shortly after his diagnosis, he was admitted to the hospital with breathlessness and wheezing, and was diagnosed with the coronavirus. After 11-days of medical care, he was discharged to recuperate at home, with no additional immuno-chemotherapy being administered.
Updated 21 Jan, 2021 05:36pm
Govt announces public holiday on Kashmir day
Pakistan

Govt announces public holiday on Kashmir day

  • A one-minute silence will be observed on February 5 in solidarity with the Kashmiris.
  • The government said that Kashmir day is being observed to “signify political and moral support in their struggle for self-determination and to honour" Kashmiri martyrs.
Published 21 Jan, 2021 04:28pm
Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III missile
Pakistan

Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III missile

  • The missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 kilometers.
  • The test flight was aimed at revalidating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, said military’s media win.
Published 20 Jan, 2021 05:49pm
Govt announces civil services reforms to improve governance
Pakistan

Govt announces civil services reforms to improve governance

  • He said that government has introduced reforms in promotion, premature retirement, efficiency and discipline, appointment in MP scale, rotation; and strength of Pakistan Administrative Service.
  • The promotion of an official facing a reference will be deferred, said the minister.
Updated 20 Jan, 2021 05:49pm