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Bryan Adams tests positive for COVID in Italy

MILAN: Bryan Adams tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at Milan’s Malpensa Airport , ahead of the unveiling of the 2022 Pirelli calendar that he photographed. The Canadian rock ’n roller disclosed the positive test in an Instagram post that included a photograph of him in a room after being tested and then sitting in an ambulance, being taken for a more reliable PCR test. He was seated normally, wearing a

US, Canada restrict travel from SA as new variant sparks concern

WASHINGTON: The United States, Brazil, Canada, and Saudi Arabia became the latest countries Friday to restrict travel from southern Africa, where a new Covid strain labelled a "variant of concern" has been discovered in a potentially heavy blow to the world s efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization said the new variant is more infectious than the dominant, highly transmissible

PTA decreases charges of per minute call on mobile phone

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), on Friday announced to decrease the price of per minute call on mobile phones. According to the details, the price of outgoing call was decreased from Rs0.70 to Rs0.50 per minute whereas the decrease in call prices was announced after discussion with Telecommunication Industry. It is pertinent to mention here that by availing the new services, the PTA

EU approves Pfizer Covid jab for kids aged 5-11

THE HAGUE: The Pfizer coronavirus jab got the green light for children aged five to 11 in Europe on Thursday, clearing the way for the vaccination in a cohort where the virus is rapidly spreading. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that a panel of experts "recommended granting an extension of indication for the Covid-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged five to 11", using the jab s

Hareem Shah says don’t get married if you dont want to serve husband

KARACHI: Famous TikToker Hareem Shah is expressing her views on feminism and Aurat March. Speaking to Tabish Hashmi in a recent interview, the social media influencer iterated that Islam as a religion has given women rights like no other faith in the world. "The kind of rights Islam has given a woman, no religion in the world gives it. What are we trying to prove with slogans like 'Mera Jism Meri Marzi'?We've

Saudi Arabia allows direct entry from Pakistan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced on Thursday that it will allow direct entry from six countries including Pakistan, Indonesia, and Egypt without spending 14-day quarantine in a third country. The new directive will come into force from Wednesday, Dec. 1 2021, the Saudi news agency reported quoting an official source at the Ministry of Interior. Brazil and Vietnam are the other countries that

Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab bags two Grammy nominations

Grammy nominations for 2022 were announced and Pakistanis are joyous to find Arooj Aftab in them.  Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab bagged two nominations in the 64th annual Grammy Awards amid the likes of FINNEAS, Jimmie Allen, Olivia Rodrigo, and The Kid LAROI. She was nominated in the categories of ‘Best Global Music Performance’ and ‘Best New Artist’. The multi-hyphenate Pakistani is a trained music producer,

Priyanka Chopra dispels speculations she’s broken up with Nick

Priyanka Chopra, who until late was named Priyanka Chopra Jonas, just removed the ”Jonas” part from across her social media account titles, prompting rumours that the pair had broken up. She had included “Jonas” as last name on her Instagram and Twitter pages after she got hitched with the Hollywood celebrity, Nick Jonas, in 2018, but just recently she removed it leaving people wondering. Chopra is yet to

PCB decides to hold drafting for PSL on December 8 in Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to carry out drafting for Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) new season on December 8 in Lahore. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. The participants also decided to start the tournament in last week of January 2022. Sources told that the international players will arrive in Pakistan on January 15. All the teams have been