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PM Johnson under fire for lacking moral authority to lead Britain

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was under fire on Tuesday after it emerged his private secretary had invited over 100 people to a “bring your own booze” party in the garden of Downing Street during the first coronavirus lockdown. Johnson, who won a landslide victory in a 2019 election, has faced intense scrutiny over the past month after a video emerged showing his staff laughing and joking about a Downing Street party during a 2020 Christmas lockdown. Revelations about a series of parties in Downing Street have garnered popular derision, prompting quips from comedians and criticismRead More

Islamabad couple harassment case: Victim retracts statement, says does not want to pursue case

In a surprise turn of events, the female victim in the Islamabad couple harassment case on Tuesday retracted her statement against the accused and informed the trial court that she did not wish to pursue the case. The case had surfaced when a video of four persons holding a couple at gunpoint, forcing them to strip and then beating them up had gone viral on social media last year in July. Initially, an FIR was registered under section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 354A (assault or use of criminal force against womanRead More

IHC orders to take over navy’s golf course

DNA ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered authorities to take over the Navy Golf Course by close of business. The order came during a hearing presided over by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah of a case related to the encroachments on the Margalla Hills National Park. Secretaries for the ministries of defence and interior, the chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), and the additional attorney general (AAG) were present during the hearing.Justice Minallah said the national park’s land belongs to the state and no commercial activitiesRead More

Hungary general election on April 3: president

Budapest, Jan 11: Hungary will hold a general election on April 3, the president said Tuesday, with controversial right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban facing his toughest contest since coming to power in 2010. Aiming to win a fourth consecutive term, the nationalist Orban is up against a united opposition alliance with most polls indicating a close race. Orban remains popular at home despite accusations by critics that his centralising policies have steered Hungary towards authoritarianism. His supporters say that he has reformed Hungary after decades of stagnation, and maintained theRead More

Federal Cabinet decides against imposing lockdown in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, JAN 11 (DNA) — Federal cabinet has decided against imposing lockdown in the country despite a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases besides approving the filing of a disqualification plea against Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif over a guarantee he submitted before Lahore High Court (LHC) regarding the return of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif from London. Sharing details of the decisions taken by the federal cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan during a presser, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the Covid cases have seen a two-time surge recently,Read More

Lata Mangeshkar admitted to ICU after testing positive for Covid-19

Bollywood’s iconic playback singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to a hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. According to the Times of India, the 92-year-old singer was admitted to the ICU of Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on January 8 after she tested positive for Covid-19. Alongside Covid-19, Mangeshkar is also reportedly suffering from pneumonia. Dr Pratik Samdhani from Breach Candy hospital, who has been taking care of Mangeshkar for the past few years, confirmed the news to Times of India. “Lata Mangeshkar was admitted on Saturday night and yes sheRead More