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WHO denies report of pressure to withhold information

The World Health Organisation has dismissed as false allegations a media report that it withheld information about the new coronavirus following pressure from China, AP...

Pandemic, coronavirus, COVID-19, digital technology, coronavirus pandemic

Pandemic gives fresh momentum to digital voice technology

Story by AFP In a world suddenly fearful of touch, voice technology is getting a fresh look. Voice-activated systems such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple’s...

Sindh, lockdown, coronavirus, COVID-19, Sindh lockdown

Sindh to have complete lockdown on weekends, announces govt

There will be a complete lockdown in Sindh every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout May, the provincial government has decided. The home department issued on Sunday...

Emirates, air demand, coronavirus, COVID-19

Emirates predicts 18-month silence in air travel demand

Story by AFP Gulf aviation giant Emirates said on Sunday it would take at least 18 months for travel demand to return to “a semblance of normality”, despite...

Ivanka Trump, personal assistant, coronavirus, COVID-19

Ivanka’s personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus

Personal assistant of Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Tru­mp, has tested positive for coronavirus, US officials said on Saturday while confirming the third infection...

UNICEF Pakistan, Coronavirus, COVID-19, births

50 lac births to take place in Pakistan during lockdown: UNICEF

Nearly five million babies are expected to be born in Pakistan in nine months since the outbreak of COVID-19, the United Nations Children’s Fund...

Adnan Siddiqui, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fahad Mustafa

Adnan Siddiqui apologises to Sarfaraz, but Fahad Mustafa does something silly!

Actor Adnan Siddiqui has apologised to his fellow judge, the former Pakistani cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, saying he “did not mean to say anything in...

Coronavirus, COVID-19, ultraviolet lamps

Can ultraviolet lamps become a game changer in fight against coronavirus?

Story by AFP Scientists are working to test whether a new type of ultraviolet lamps could be used in stations, airplanes and schools to kill dangerous viruses....

Athar Shah Khan, Jaidi, comedian, Karachi

Comedian, writer Athar Shah Khan aka Jaidi passes away in Karachi

Pakistani comedian, writer and poet Athar Shah Khan passed away in Karachi after a long illness in Karachi. He was 77 years old. He had been ill for a while. Jaidi, as...