World

Worldwide lockdown hardens as Spain sees deadliest day

BARCELONA: Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as Spain recorded its deadliest day Tuesday and the United States braced for the full … read more

Pakistan

UI-F’s sit-in enters second day, R Committee meeting underway

ISLAMABAD: As the sit-in protest led by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in Islamabad enters its second day; the opposition’s Rehbar Committee has planned to hold its next meeting at same venue of protest. The meeting is expected to ponder over … read more

Top Stories

New cases emerge in Punjab, Sindh, G-B as national coronavirus tally crosses 1,100

The novel coronavirus – which wrecked the central China city of Wuhan towards the end of last December – has now spread to all continents excluding Antarctica. The COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the mysterious pathogen has so far killed … read more

Diplomatic

Turkish ambassadors calls on Naval Chief

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul has hailed Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maritime security. The Envoy called on Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on Monday and discussed bilateral relations and matters of … read more

Business

Govt slashes LPG cylinder price by Rs462.78, maintains petrol at Rs96.58 per litre

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products will be maintained effective April 1, a spokesperson for the Petrol Division said Tuesday. According to the spokesperson, the per litre prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel will be maintained at Rs96.58, … read more

Sports

From winners to worriers: isolated athletes face mental health risks

PARIS: Fear, stress and money worries: coronavirus lockdown is hard for anyone, but athletes are facing extra mental health risks as they go from highly active lifestyles to isolation and boredom, experts warn. While some housebound athletes have posted upbeat … read more

Sci & Tech

PAK SCIENTISTS DEVELOP CHEAPER COVID-19 TESTING KIT

In mid-January 2020, Associate Professor Dr Aneela Javed and Assistant Professor Dr Ali Zohaib had a Eureka moment. The two young scientists of the Attaur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (Asab) at the National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust), … read more

Health

Panama to restrict movement by gender during virus quarantine

PANAMA CITY: The government of Panama on Monday announced strict quarantine measures that separate citizens by gender in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. From Wednesday, men and women will only be able to leave their … read more

Travel & Tourism

Prince William, Kate Middleton land in Pakistan for historic tour

RAWALPINDI: British Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Pakistan late Monday evening. The royal couple touched down at the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, … read more