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Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats over spying allegations

Sofia, MAR 2: Bulgaria has given two Russian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country over accusations of spying, Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska said on Wednesday. Bulgaria, Moscow’s closest ally during the Cold War but now a European Union and NATO member state that has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has expelled eight other Russian diplomats over suspected spying since October 2019. “Two Russian diplomats have been declared persona non grata, after we received a letter from the chief prosecutor,” Genchovska told reporters. Prosecutors on Wednesday accused one Russian diplomat of espionage and said a Bulgarian reserve general was being investigatedRead More

Zelensky accuses Russia of aiming to erase Ukraine, its history and people

KYIV: Russia is aiming to erase Ukraine, its history and people, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video on Wednesday as the seventh day of Moscow’s invasion of its neighbour started with heavy shelling of the Black Sea port of Mariupol. Moscow switched to strikes on Ukrainian cities on Tuesday and appeared poised for an advance on Kyiv as the West tightened an economic noose around Russia in retaliation. But Zelensky, unshaven and wearing a khaki T-shirt, said the West’s response was not enough, calling for more international support, including backing Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union. “ThisRead More

Pak, Uzbekistan to sign PTA to boost trade

It will be historic step; as per the PTA many Pakistani products will have duty free access to the Uzbekistan markets and vice versa Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan are set to sign historic Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) during the visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev who will arrive today (Thursday) on a two-day visit. It will be his first-ever visit to Pakistan after taking charge as the President of Uzbekistan. Both sides will ink PTA in order to further promote and increase trade activity betweenRead More

Three die, 24 injured in Quetta blast

QUETTA, MAR 2 /DNA/ – At least three persons were killed and 24 others sustained injuries in an explosion at a shop here on Fatima Jinnah Road on Wednesday, police said. According to the police, the shop caught fire after the blast. Balochistan Health Department Media Coordinator Dr Wasim Baig confirmed that three dead bodies and 24 injured were brought to the Civil Hospital. Two of the dead were identified as former deputy superintendent of police Ajmal and Muhammad Ali, while the injured included Nematullah, Javed, Rehmullah,, Muhammad Ali, Saif-ur-Rehman,Read More

Sehat Card Plus a great step of the provincial govt: CM KP

Our Correspondent PESHAWAR, MAR 2 /DNA/ – In order to make Sehat Card Plus Scheme a comprehensive program of free treatment, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has announced to include treatment of more diseases in the scheme including free coverage of OPD services and said that treatment of critical diseases like cancer and kidney transplant had already been covered whereas now free liver transplant has been included in the scheme and in the near future, treatment of other expensive diseases would also be included in the scheme. Terming the SehatRead More

US renews Lincoln Corner Partnership with Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar

Shamim Shahid  PESHAWAR /DNA/ – The  United States Consul General Richard H. Riley and the Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) Joint Director, Dr. Usman Ghani, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renew the partnership of overseeing the Lincoln Corner Peshawar (LCP) for another two years from March 2022 to March 2024.  The representatives signed the MOU during a virtual ceremony in the presence of students, faculty, and diplomats from the U.S. Mission to Pakistan. Established in 2014, LCP is a partnership between the U.S. Consulate General Peshawar and IMSciences.  “TheRead More