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Gen Bajwa visits Panjgur, stresses breaking nexus between terrorists and their support bases

Panjgur: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Panjgur on Saturday, where he spent the day with troops that had repulsed a terrorist attack on a security forces camp in the district earlier this month and emphasised the significance of breaking the link between terrorists and their support bases. The army chief was received by Quetta Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, the military’s media wing said. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), upon his arrival in the district, Gen Bajwa was given aRead More

India’s Hindu hardliners protest tweets by companies in support of Kashmir

Hundreds of Hindu nationalist protesters marched in the Indian state of Gujarat on Saturday, prompting the closure of stores owned by several multinational companies caught up in a furore over social media posts supporting occupied Kashmir. The messages were posted last week by the Pakistani branches of firms including Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and fast food chains Domino’s Pizza, Yum Brand Inc’s Pizza Hut and KFC, which also operate in India. They were issued by the companies on February 5 to coincide with Pakistan’s Kashmir Solidarity Day, held annually to commemorate the sacrifices of KashmirisRead More

Lavrov, in phone call with Blinken, accuses United States of ‘propaganda’ about Russian aggression

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Washington of waging a “propaganda campaign” about possible Russian aggression, the Russian foreign ministry said on Saturday. Russia has built up military forces near Ukraine, fuelling fears it may invade. Moscow denies such plans. In a readout of Saturday’s phone call with Blinken, Lavrov also said that Washington and Brussels had ignored key Russian security demands.

Women pursuing careers in clean energy for a prosperous future of country: experts

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – Experts at a webinar said that despite glass ceiling, women in Pakistan are now pursuing their careers in science and technology with the mission to lead the country towards a prosperous future for which clean energy is the key to success.   The webinar titled: ‘Role of Women in Energy and Climate Talks of Pakistan’, was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science here.   Speaking on the occasion, Ms Syma Nadeem, Parliamentary Secretary andRead More

Norway lifts mask rules and remaining Covid restrictions

OSLO, FEB 12: Norway has decided to lift essentially all remaining Covid-19 restrictions. After already substantially easing the rules almost two weeks ago, almost all of the remaining restrictions are now to be lifted, including compulsory mask-wearing and the one-metre social-distancing rule. “Distance between us is no longer necessary,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre declared in Oslo on Saturday. In a symbolic gesture, he tucked his mask away inside his jacket pocket. The pandemic no longer poses a major health threat to most people, Støre said. The Omicron variant of the coronavirusRead More

Rohit Sharma dismisses concerns about Virat Kohli’s form

Ahmedabad: India top order batsman Virat Kohli had a subdued one-day series against West Indies but captain Rohit Sharma said the team were not worried about his form. While India completed a 3-0 series sweep in Ahmedabad on Friday, Kohli did not shine, managing scores of eight, 18 and zero. But Rohit laughed off suggestions that the person he replaced as India’s white-ball captain was low on confidence. “Virat Kohli needs confidence? What are you saying?” an amused Rohit told a reporter after Friday’s victory. “Not hitting hundreds is different but in South Africa,Read More