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Volleyball activities suspended in country due to COVID-19

Pakistan Volleyball Federation has suspended all game’s activities in the country due to the onset of third dangerous wave of COVID-19 in the country. In a statement, Secretary, PVF said that Pakistan Volleyball Federation will announce its future activities as soon as the pandemic is under control.

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Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai passes away in car accident

Afghanistan's top-order batsman, Najeeb Tarakai, succumbed to his injuries following a car accident last week, the country's cricket board confirmed on Tuesday. "ACB and Afghanistan cricket loving nation mourns the heart breaking and grievous loss of its aggressive opening batsman & a very fine human being Najeeb Tarakai (29) who lost his life to a tragic traffic accident leaving us...

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World Teachers’ Day being observed today

If there was ever a year to appreciate teachers, it is 2020. And World Teachers' Day -- which is held annually on October 5 -- aims to do just that. Amid a global pandemic, teachers have become even more vital, as they navigate how to help students adjust to distance learning and adapt to Covid-19 safety guidelines in their classrooms. Many teachers said they...

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Girl allegedly gang-raped in Lahore hotel

LAHORE: Another girl was allegedly gang-raped in the Naulakha police limits after her colleagues lured her on the promise of a good job and took her to a hotel on Saturday. The victim told the police that she worked in a private employment company and alleged that her colleagues – identified as Hassan and Irfan – took her to a...

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Another gang-rape case surfaces in Punjab

LAHORE: As the police search for the main culprit in the Lahore motorway gang rape case, another woman was allegedly gang-raped by six men while she was waiting for a bus in Punjab’s Jaranwala city. Six men raped the woman when she waiting for another van after the bus she was travelling in broke down, said police. They added that...

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Fans overjoyed after Peshawar Zalmi’s owner suggests IPL vs PSL in UAE

The cricket fans were left all enthused after the owner of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi dropped a suggestion of organising a coronavirus fundraising match between Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) in UAE. PSL franchise owner pitched the idea on Twitter, following which, scores of Twitteratis jumped in the thread, expressing excitement and approval for the proposal....

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US Election 2020: Biden calls Trump ‘a liar’ in first presidential debate

Cleveland: Joe Biden and Donald Trump exchanged heated barbs Tuesday, attacking each other´s competence and credibility, in a fiery first presidential debate 35 days ahead of the most tense US election in recent memory. There was no handshake as the two men took the stage and while this was due to COVID-19 restrictions, the absence of the traditional greeting symbolized...

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COVID 19 Claims 1 Million Lives Worldwide

Web Desk: The global coronavirus death toll rose past a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live acording to a recent report by Reuters. The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus this year is now double the...

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Afghanistan roadside blast kills 14 civilians

At least 14 civilians, including women and children, were killed on Tuesday by a roadside bomb in central Afghanistan, officials said, as violence continues despite peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government. Seven women, five children and two men died when their vehicle detonated an explosive device in Daikundi province, interior ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said in a statement....

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2020 USA Elections Race

WASHINGTON: The volatile 2020 US elections enter a fierce new stage this week when President Donald Trump and his Democrat opponent Joe Biden hold their first debate — a television spectacle finally allowing Americans to witness the two antagonists head-to-head. Tuesday's clash — coming right after Trump defied Democrats and nominated a conservative to replace the late Supreme Court liberal...

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Star couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcome their first child together

Congratulations are in order as Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have finally welcomed their first baby! The Pillowtalk singer took to social media to celebrate the news with his fans and followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFgP88Ml0NF/?utm_source=ig_embed "Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful. To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task," Zayn wrote. "The love I...

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Saudi Arabia to allow Umrah from Oct 4, says report

CAIRO: After a seven-month suspension due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims residing inside the country to offer Umrah beginning on October 4, state news agency SPA reported. Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million people last year. Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on...

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Renowned Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap accused of sexual harassment

A household name in India and Filmfare award winner Anurag Kashyap has been accused of sexual harassment. Alleged in an interview and subsequently followed by social media, actor Payal Ghosh opened up about the director’s unwanted advances during the shooting of Bombay Velvet, reported Hindustan Times. "Anurag Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly," the Telegu actor posted. https://twitter.com/iampayalghosh/status/1307307613248462848 Tagging the...

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SBP keeps policy rate unaffected at 7%

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Monday it is maintaining the monetary policy unchanged at 7%. In a press release, the SBP noted that business confidence and the growth outlook in the country had improved since the last meeting held by the central bank in June. https://twitter.com/StateBank_Pak/status/1308016754489163783 "This reflects the decline in Covid-19 cases in Pakistan and...

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The International Day of Peace 2020: Date, History And Significance of This Day

The International Day of Peace also known as Peace Day is observed worldwide each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) augmented for...

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Karachi highest taxpaying city with collection of Rs572.59 bn

ISLAMABAD: During the tax year 2018, Karachi remains the top taxpaying city followed by Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and then Faisalabad. According to tax analysis carried out by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for the tax year 2018 on the basis of a city-wise breakup, the collection from Karachi amounted to Rs572.59 billion for the tax year 2018, followed by...

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Artwork worth millions of rupees disappeared from Pakistan Arts Council

The National Artists Association of Pakistan has written to Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Saturday to bring his attention to the disappearance of gifts, artworks and souvenirs worth tens of millions of rupees from the Pakistan Arts Council. The Artists' Association, in its letter, explained that gifts, souvenirs and artifacts received by the government are kept in permanent collections...

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