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CM Mahmood inaugurates 58-bed hospital in Peshawar for coronavirus patients


July 9, 2020

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday inaugurated a 58-bed hospital in Peshawar for Covid-19 patients, ARY News reported. Addressing a ceremony, the chief minister Mahmood Khan said that the government will establish another hospital with a capacity of 210 beds in PIC with the help of the National Disaster Management Authority. The hospital will be made operational …

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Yasmin Rashid claims coronavirus peaked in June


July 9, 2020

LAHORE: As coronavirus cases appear to be on the decline in Punjab, Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid says the pandemic seemingly peaked in the month of June. Speaking in ARY News’ morning programme Bakhabar Savera, she said cases of coronavirus are declining across the country. “It appears that the peak time of the pandemic has passed in June,” the health minister said, …

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Widely used heartburn drugs tied to higher coronavirus risk


July 9, 2020

Widely used heartburn drugs that have been linked with numerous complications including higher risk for kidney disease and dementia with long-term use may also be tied to a higher risk for COVID-19, researchers have found. The class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium) work by stopping the …

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SL to resume domestic cricket minus fans


July 9, 2020

COLOMBO: Domestic cricket in Sri Lanka will resume next Tuesday without spectators, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday. Lockdown and curfews have ceased in Sri Lanka, where the total number of infections was reported to be 2,084 on Wednesday. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) organised two residential training camps for the national team squad last month and action would resume …

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New PFF technical director Limones aims to create footballing identity for Pakistan


July 9, 2020

KARACHI: He might have been associated with Atletico Madrid for the last several years but Daniel Limones’ coaching philosophy is less Cholismo and more Tiki-Taka. The Spaniard was on Wednesday unveiled by the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Normalisation Committee as its new technical director, a job he likened to working on a ‘blank canvas’. For more than half of the …

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Chelsea into third place, Leicester held at Arsenal


July 9, 2020

LONDON: On a night of spectacular goals in the Premier League, it was a pair of tackles that had the most significant impact on the hard-fought race for Champions League qualification. Chelsea’s 3-2 win at Crystal Palace was only secured thanks to a remarkable last-ditch challenge by centre-back Kurt Zouma, who somehow made up ground to divert the ball away …

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PCB yet to adopt new domestic system as BoGs tenure nears end


July 9, 2020

LAHORE: While the tenure of the incumbent Board of Governors (BoGs) of the Pakistan Cricket, which is primarily composed of the members who represented the now-defunct regions and departments, is expiring on Aug 8 this year, the Board seems still far from replacing them with new members because the process to revamp the domestic system under the new PCB constitution …

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England struggle for runs in brief play against West Indies


July 9, 2020

SOUTHAMPTON: After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion on Wednesday as rain delayed the first Test between England and West Indies before the hosts lost Dom Sibley for 0 then reached 35-1 as bad light brought an early tea. Much else about the occasion felt very different, as the match is being played in a ‘bio-secure environment’ …

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Targets set for kharif crops


July 9, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Comm­ittee on Agriculture (FCA) on Wedn­esday set production targets for major crops such as sugarcane, rice and cotton and other crops for the kharif season in 2020-21. The high-powered committee oversees strategic measures for ensuring food security in the country. The committee set a production target of 69,801.5 thousand tonnes of sugarcane to be produced over an …

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Gold price spike continues


July 9, 2020

KARACHI: The one tola and 10-gram gold rates on Wednesday hit an all-time high of Rs108,300 and Rs92,850 respectively after jumping by Rs2,400 and Rs2,058. The All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association raised the rate on the basis of a $26 per ounce rise in world gold prices to $1,802. From Jan 1 till to date, one tola and 10 …

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