At least 15 dead as Indian Covid repatriation flight crashes on landing
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At least 15 dead as Indian Covid repatriation flight crashes on landing

KERALA, Friday, August 07, 2020 (Reuters/WNP/DL): At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when an Air India Express passenger plane overshot the runway and broke into two after landing in the southern city of Calicut in heavy rain on Friday, officials said. The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai was flying home Indians stranded overseas […]

Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus
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Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

MUMBAI, Sunday, August 02, 2020 (AP/WNP/DL): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus. His actor son, Abhishek Bachchan, who is still in the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital with the virus, said in a tweet that his father has tested negative and […]

Kuwait aviation bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries, including Pakistan
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Kuwait aviation bans flights to 31 ‘high risk’ countries, including Pakistan

KUWAIT, Saturday, August 01, 2020 (Reuters/ WNP/DL): Kuwait has banned commercial flights to 31 countries, including Pakistan, regarded as ‘high risk’ due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday. The ban will remain in place until further notice. Apart from Pakistan, the countries include India, Egypt, the […]

America provides additional 100 ventilators to Pakistan to support COVID-19 recovery
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America provides additional 100 ventilators to Pakistan to support COVID-19 recovery

By Rehan Khan ISLAMABAD, Thursday, July 30, 2020 (WNP/DL) In partnership, Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority and the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), are working together to fight COVID-19 by contributing a second shipment of 100 respiratory ventilators.  The ventilators arrived in Islamabad on July 28 and will be […]

Pilgrims donning face masks, observing social distancing begin arriving in Makkah for Haj
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Pilgrims donning face masks, observing social distancing begin arriving in Makkah for Haj

MAKKAH, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 (AP/WNP/DL): Pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving in Makkah on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down Haj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. The Haj, both physically and spiritually demanding, is intended to bring about greater humility […]

Technology infuses ancient Haj rites amid global pandemic
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Technology infuses ancient Haj rites amid global pandemic

MAKKAH, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (AP/WNP/DL): The vast white marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, would normally be packed with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world the day before the Haj. On Tuesday, however, only a few officials and workers putting last minute preparations in place were […]

Aishwarya, daughter Aaradhya discharged from hospital after testing negative for COVID-19
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Aishwarya, daughter Aaradhya discharged from hospital after testing negative for COVID-19

MUMBAI, Monday, July 27, 2020 (WNP/DL): Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her Aaradhya Bachchan have discharged from the hospital after testing negative for coronavirus. This was confirmed by Abhishek Bachchan on Twitter on Monday. He said, “Thank you all for your continued prayers and good wishes. Indebted forever.” “Aishwarya and Aaradhya have thankfully tested […]

Germany backs Pakistan's efforts to mitigate socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19- Envoy
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Germany backs Pakistan’s efforts to mitigate socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19: Envoy

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Sunday, July 26, 2020 (WNP/DL): German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck Sunday said his country backed Pakistan in its efforts to overcome the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and build back better for a more sustainable future. “COVID-19 has shaken the world unexpectedly – and we will continue to feel the socioeconomic […]

Germany commits €6.5m to mitigate COVID-19's socioeconomic effects in Pakistan
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Germany commits €6.5m to mitigate COVID-19’s socioeconomic effects in Pakistan

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Thursday, July 23, 2020 (WNP/DL): The German government on Thursday committed to provide €6.5 million to Pakistan for supporting bilateral technical cooperation measures aimed at mitigating the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. “In view of the challenges the world has to face due to COVID-19, Germany decided […]

Amir to join Pakistan squad in England after child's birth
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Amir to join Pakistan squad in England after child’s birth

LAHORE, Monday, July 20, 2020 (Reuters/WNP/DL): Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who had initially pulled out of the England tour, will join the Pakistan squad following the birth of his second daughter last week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday. The white-ball specialist and masseur Mohammad Imran underwent Covid-19 tests on Monday and they […]

T20 World Cup in Australia postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic
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T20 World Cup in Australia postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

CANBERRA, Monday, July 20, 2020 (AFP/WNP/DL): The men’s T20 World Cup due to take place in Australia from October 18 has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. Officials said they now hoped to stage the tournament from October to November 2021. There will also […]