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Biodiversity: World Environment Day 2020 being observed today

Every year on June 5th, World Environment Day is celebrated to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities, and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. World Environment Day 2020 History World Environment Day was established by the...

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Biodiversity: World Environment Day 2020 being observed today

Every year on June 5th, World Environment Day is celebrated to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities, and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. World Environment Day 2020 History World Environment Day was established by the...

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Slain George Floyd had contracted coronavirus, autopsy reveals

George Floyd, whose death has caused a global outcry over racial discrimination by US law enforcement agencies, had tested positive for COVID-19, his autopsy report revealed, while the infection was not listed as a factor for his death. The official cause of death, according to the full 20-page report made public on Wednesday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office,...

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Elephant in India dies from eating crackers, police investigating

Following the death of a pregnant elephant who died after consuming explosive-filled pineapples in Kerala, India and drew immense outrage on social media, another elephant is suspected to have died from similar causes. The elephant suffered jaw fractures that "could have been through something it consumed," but it is not confirmed yet, the post-mortem report reveals. However, forest officials stated...

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Uzma Khan withdraws case against three women who attacked her

Actor Uzma Khan on Tuesday withdrew the case against three women and their armed guards whom she had accused last week of torturing her and her sister after angrily storming a house where she was staying in Lahore's DHA neighbourhood. A former member of Uzma's legal team claimed that the two sides had reportedly reached a settlement which led to the withdrawal...

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Minor domestic labourer tortured to death in Rawalpindi by employers for letting parrots free

An eight-year-old domestic labourer was tortured to death in Rawalpindi by her employers after she accidentally freed two expensive parrots, local media reported on Wednesday. According to reports, the eight-year-old, who hailed from Muzaffargarh, was hired to look after the child of a man identified as Hassan Siddiqui who worked in buying and selling birds and property. Police officials told The...

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Music icon Cher says she has been a ‘big fan’ of PM Imran since his cricket days

Music icon Cher expressed her gratitude towards Prime Minister Imran Khan, claiming she has been a fan of him since his cricket days. Turning to Twitter, the pop star and animal rights campaigner was still elated over the release of Kaavan, an Asian elephant chained up in alarming conditions at the Islamabad Zoo. The 74-year-old Mamma Mia star thanked the Pakistani premier...

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Three women get pre-arrest bail in Uzma Khan case

LAHORE: A sessions court on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to two daughters and one relative of a property tycoon in actor Uzma Khan’s house storming and torture case. Amber Malik and Pashmina Malik, daughters of Malik Riaz, and Amina Usman, wife of Riaz’s sister-in-law’s son, appeared before the court along with their counsel Tahir Nasrullah Warraich, sitting president of the...

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Google doodle honours Pakistani pioneer of fine arts Anna Molka Ahmed

LAHORE: Google on Monday honored acclaimed Pakistani artist and educator Anna Molka Ahmed, the country’s first art teacher to bring her students out of the classroom to paint outdoors. On this day in 1940, Ahmed established the fine arts department, now the University College of Arts & Design, at the University of the Punjab in Lahore, laying the foundation for decades...

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World No-Tobacco Day 2020 being observed globally today

To talk about the ill effects of consuming tobacco, the World Health Organization (WHO), in the company of the global public health champions, observes the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on May 31. The day is observed to encourage people around the globe to pledge to walk on the path towards a tobacco-free world. World No-Tobacco Day was introduced in...

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Prince William warns against use of word ‘heroes’ for frontline healthcare workers

Healthcare workers and other frontline warriors have been getting lauded far and wide and getting hailed as 'heroes' for putting their lives at risk for others. However, Prince William is reminding the public of the intricacies of language and the negative impact they can have on the fearless healthcare workers, urging them to let go of the ‘hero’ tag. During...

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Youm-e-Takbeer: Pakistan celebrates 22nd anniversary of successful nuclear tests

Pakistan is marking the 22nd anniversary of successfully conducting nuclear tests today. On this day in 1998, responding to Indian nuclear tests, Pakistan carried out five successful tests of its own in Chaghi, Balochistan followed by another one on May 30th in Kharan. Each year, the day, Youm-e-Takbeer is celebrated to commemorate the historic day when the country conducted the nuclear tests...

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Usman Malik’s Wife justifies her treatment of actress Uzma Khan

The trending topic of today, the ordeal that actress Uzma Khan went through has stirred a storm on social media. Allegedly, as per Uzma Khan, Malik Riaz’s daughters were responsible for the harsh treatment she and her sister received. Now, the wife of the man at the center of the story, Amna Usman, Usman Malik’s wife, has come out with...

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PM Imran, President Alvi urges nation to pay special attention to needy and deserving this Eid

President Arif Alvi is his Eid message urged the nation to keep adhering to precautionary measures, noting that the whole world was being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19. He said the nation would face the critical challenge with solidarity and precautionary measures. The president added that Eid-ul-Fitr had special significance due to the holy month of Ramadan as the day...

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PIA plane crash: No survivors except 2 as rescuers wrap up accounting for passengers, survivors recall horror

KARACHI: The passenger death toll from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303, which crashed on Friday afternoon after sending a distress call, has risen to 97, marking it as the third most catastrophic aviation disaster in Pakistan's history. Only two survived the crash — the chief executive of the Bank of Punjab and a young engineer. The Karachi-bound flight from...

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Major plane crashes in Pakistan through the course of history

KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane carrying almost a 100 passengers crashed in a residential area near Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Friday less than a minute before landing. Here's a look at the history of plane crashes in Pakistan: May 22, 2020 Early news reports suggest that 97 people were aboard the plane, including 85 passengers and...

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FIR registered against Colonal Ki Biwi who misbehaved with police officers

Police have registered a case against a woman whose video went viral on social media in which she can be seen misbehaving with police officials at the Hazara Motorway. The case was registered on the complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Aurangzaib Khan on Thursday and the FIR describes the woman as an 'unidentified person'. A statement, shared by Mansehra police...

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