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Federal budget for new fiscal year to be presented in NA today
Karachi University announces BCom exam schedule

Ghotki train crash caused by 8-mile-long faulty track: Pakistan minister


Eminem’s ‘Killer Remix’ crosses 3.5 million views on YouTube

Eminem last week released the remix of his song "Killer", which was part of his album "Music To Be Murdered By:Side B." The remix, which...

Tajik president to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow for two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon will be visiting Pakistan on a two-day visit, beginning tomorrow, the Foreign Office announced on Tuesday. "At the invitation of Prime Minister...

Man arrested after trying to access pulpit during Friday sermon at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

The man was dressed in an ihram and brandished a stickHe was quickly apprehended and legal procedures against him have been taken RIYADH: Makkah region...

Israeli police opens fire on Palestinians at Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police opened fire on Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday, hours after the truce between Hamas and Israel. AFP news agency’s reporters...

Denmark ditches J&J COVID-19 shots from vaccination programme

COPENHAGEN: Denmark on Monday became the first country to exclude Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots from its vaccination programme over a potential link to...

Four people killed in Bangladesh during protests against visit of India’s Modi: police

COX’S BAZAR: At least four people were killed in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong on Friday after police fired at protesters during a demonstration...


India drops Chinese kit sponsor ahead of Tokyo Olympics

NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has dropped Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning as its official kit partner citing public sentiment in the...


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Federal budget for new fiscal year to be presented in NA today

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin — who unveiled the Pakistan Economic Survey 2020-21 a day earlier — will present the PTI-led government’s budget. The session will begin...
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Balochistan govt notifies reopening of educational institutes after NCOC decision

QUETTA: Balochistan government has decided to reopen educational institutes in the province except for Quetta following a decision from National Command and Operation Centre...

Grade 9,11 students may get promoted to next classes without exams: report

KARACHI: Given the rising coronavirus cases across the country, authorities are considering possibilities to promote grade 9 and 11 students without examinations, The News reported on...

Coronavirus: Education ministry asks private schools in Islamabad to slash fees by 20%

The Federal Education Ministry ordered private education schools in the federal capital to slash their fees by 20% due to the coronavirus third wave,...

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COVID-19: NCOC bans processions on Youm-e-Ali

ISLAMABAD: Amid surging coronavirus cases in the country, the federal government on Saturday imposed a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions, while majalis will be permitted under...

Research suggests Thai sniffer dogs can detect COVID-19 in sweat

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai sniffer dogs trained to detect COVID-19 in human sweat proved nearly 95% accurate during training and could be used to...

New Delhi named world’s most polluted capital for third straight year

NEW DELHI: New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital for the third straight year in 2020, according to IQAir, a Swiss group that...

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Google to cut app store fees on developers’ first $1 million in sales by half

Alphabet Inc’s Google will cut the service fee that it charges developers on its app store by half for the first $1 million in...

Facebook asks court to dismiss U.S. government, states antitrust cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook asked a federal court on Wednesday to dismiss major antitrust cases filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly...

Russia’s spat with Twitter deepens, threatens total block

MOSCOW: Russia said on Wednesday it was slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for its alleged failure to remove banned content and...

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