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WH lauds Harry, Meghan for sharing mental health struggles on Oprah

The White House said Monday that it took “courage” for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to speak out in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. “For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage,” President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, told reporters. However, Psaki stressed that the two royals are now “private citizens” and “we aren’t going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president.” “We have a strong and abidingRead More

PDM nominates Ghafoor Haideri for Senate deputy chairman’s post: JUI-F

ISLAMABAD, MAR 9 – Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties, has nominated Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri as its candidate for the Senate deputy chairman’s slot, a JUI-F spokesperson said Tuesday. Maulana Fazlur Rehman has approved Maulana Haideri’s nomination as the PDM’s candidate, JUI-F spokesperson Aslam Ghauri said in a statement. It came minutes after Defence Minister Pervez Khattak offered Maulana Haideri the same post on behalf of the ruling coalition. “We have offered him to become the deputy [chairman],” Khattak said after a meeting with Sadiq Sanjrani and Maulana Haideri. “Certainly,”Read More

Germany main target of Russian disinformation: EU

BERLIN, MAR 9 – Germany is the top target of Russian disinformation campaigns in the European Union, a report said on Tuesday, as ties between Moscow and the West hit new lows over the poisoning and jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The EU’s disinformation watchdog, which is run by the bloc’s External Action Service, said in the report it had documented 700 cases of deliberately fake or misleading reporting that aimed to spread disinformation about Germany since launching a tracking database in late 2015. That compares to more than 300 cases for France, over 170 for Italy andRead More

Turkey, Uzbekistan talk potential to improve economic ties: FM Çavuşoğlu

ANKARA, MAR 9 – Turkey and Uzbekistan on Tuesday have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve bilateral relations and cooperation. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in a joint press conference at Uzbek capital Tashkent, announced the signing of a memorandum and said, “We have great potential to improve our economic relations, and we will make that happen.” Çavuşoğlu said the memorandum “will further develop the relations between both our ministries and our countries; and in the upcoming period, to increase trade, we intend to sign a preferential trade agreement and a free trade agreement.” As he hailed the bilateral relationsRead More

ECP rejects PTI’s plea for withholding Gilani’s victory notification

ISLAMABAD, MAR 09 (DNA) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected an application moved by ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for withholding the notification about declaring Yousaf Raza Gilani a winner in the recently-held Senate elections. The Election Commission rejected the PTI application as incomplete. The ECP gave the remarks while hearing Ali Haider Gilani’s video scandal case. PTI’s counsel Barrister Ali Zafar, Parliamentary Leader for Railways Farrukh Habib and MNA Kanwal Shauzab appeared before the commission and recorded their arguments. Ali Zafar claimed that rigging was carried outRead More

Noon Academy, Federal Education Department sign MoU

DNA ISLAMABAD, MAR 9: Noon Academy, a London based EdTech Startup with over 400,000 users in Pakistan, has entered into a Letter of Understanding with the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (MoFEPT) for provision of Digital Education in Pakistan. The LoU was signed at a ceremony held at the Federal Education Ministry in Islamabad. As per the understanding, Noon Academy, as a global e-learning platform, will use its expertise in technology to develop high quality content for the MoFEPT. MoFEPT will make the content accessible to students acrossRead More