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World Health Day being observed today

World Health Day is being celebrated on Tuesday (7 April). The day provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a global campaign on depression for World Health Day 2017. Its goal is to enable more people with mental disorders to live...

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World Health Day being observed today

World Health Day is being celebrated on Tuesday (7 April). The day provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a global campaign on depression for World Health Day 2017. Its goal is to enable more people with mental disorders to live...

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In a first, tiger confirmed with coronavirus in US

NEW YORK: A tiger at New York´s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus, the management said Sunday. It is believed that the animal contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed dry coughs and...

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Malala back UN chief’s calls for global ceasefire amid COVID-19 outbreak

UN chief’s call for a global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic has gained support from world celebrities including Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and South African actor Charlize Theron. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement on Friday, renewed his call to warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons and join “our shared battle” against the deadly coronavirus...

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Google Doodle pays tribute to veteran squash player Hashim Khan

Google Doodle is paying tribute to Pakistani squash player Hashim Khan, widely revered as one of the sport’s all-time greatest players. On this day in 1951, Khan won the British Open Squash Championships, propelling him from relative obscurity to the status of an international icon. Born in 1914, Khan was raised in Nawakilli, Peshawar, a small village in what was...

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Actress Nadia Jamil announces she has breast cancer

Nadia Jamil has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The actor took to Twitter to let her fans and followers know. https://twitter.com/NJLahori/status/1245866762068885505 "Last week, I was diagnosed with cancer," said Jamil. "Now four days into treatment. In the last few days, [I] have felt all sorts of feelings from apprehension, fear, unbeatably huge love to calm, acceptance,...

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Google publishes reports showing if coronavirus lockdowns working in 131 countries

OAKLAND: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus. Google’s analysis of location data from billions of users’ phones is the largest public dataset available to help health authorities assess if people are...

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Pakistani business family, conglomerate announce Rs1bn in aid for coronavirus combat

Business giant Engro on Thursday announced it would be pledging Rs1billion to the prime minister’s relief fund. “Mr Hussain Dawood, today, on behalf of Engro, Dawood Hercules and his family pledged a contribution in services, kind and cash of PKR 1 billion for the short, medium and long-term,” a statement read. The statement further said Dawood was committed to helping...

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Asian markets sink as Trump warns of ‘horrific’ days ahead

Asian equities fell for a second session on Thursday, after a dire warning about the US coronavirus death toll had investors looking to the safety of dollars and bonds and bracing for more bad news from US jobless figures. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2%. Japan's Nikkei extended Wednesday's heavy drop with a 1.5% fall, and...

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Hajj 2020: Saudi Arabia asks Muslims to wait before making plans amid coronavirus outbreak

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday urged Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage until there was more clarity over the deadly coronavirus pandemic. "We've asked the world not to rush with regards to Hajj groups until the path of the epidemic becomes clear, keeping in mind the safety of pilgrims and public health as a priority,"...

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Govt maintains petrol prices starting April 1

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products will be maintained effective April 1, a spokesperson for the Petrol Division said Tuesday. According to the spokesperson, the per litre prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel will be maintained at Rs96.58, Rs107.25, Rs77.45, and Rs62.51, respectively. On the other hand, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) issued a notification on the...

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Coping with anxiety during COVID-19

By: | Saira Ashraf Kanjoo | _______________________________________________________________________________ The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented an unusual challenge for mankind. It spread across planet earth within days, leaving everyone in a state of shock. People were unprepared to deal with the challenges in the wake of its outbreak. As a consequence, many people are experiencing fear and uncertainty. The sudden onset...

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Thought provoking drama ‘Messiah’ cancelled by Netflix after just one season

Netflix has opted not to renew provocative drama Messiah for a second season, the series co-star Wil Traval revealed via Instagram recently. “It’s a very sad day today,” he wrote. “I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of Messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish...

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How the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election. Be it foreign or domestic in origin, the misinformation threat seemed familiar, perhaps even manageable. The novel coronavirus, however, has opened up an entirely different problem: the life-endangering consequences of supposed cures, misleading claims, snake-oil sales pitches and...

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Fawad Chaudhry under fire for criticising role of Pakistani universities in coronavirus fight

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday received flak for criticising the role of Pakistani universities in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The minister, in a tweet, had said: "Where are Pak Universities? Everywhere in the world Universities are providing guideline to the Govts through leading reserach and policy papers,why Pak Unis are silent spectators?" https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/1243751869236817921...

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Squash great Azam Khan dies of coronavirus

KARACHI: Azam Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, passed away in London on Saturday, becoming one of the thousands of victims of the coronavirus pandemic. The 95-year-old Azam, who won four consecutive British Open titles between 1959-62, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and breathed his last London’s Ealing Hospital. His son Wasil Khan, a former...

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Doctors, nurses battling coronavirus presented with guard of honour by Punjab police

Punjab Police on Friday presented a guard of honour to the doctors and nurses performing their duties at Lahore’ Mayo Hospital on Friday. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1243495037792440320 All around Pakistan, people have come out to balconies, rooftops, parks, and other public places, waving white flags to honour the doctors, nurses, and paramedics — the nation's heroes — battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Singing...

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