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55 more die of coronavirus, 2,123 test positive in 24 hours


January 13, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded as many as 2,123 new cases of the coronavirus over the previous 24 hours with 55 more fatalities. According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 2,123 new cases emerged after 39,450 samples were tested during this period. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has soared to …

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Pakistan chose Sinopharm vaccine for corona vaccination: Nausheen Hamid


January 13, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid Wednesday said that Sinopharm has been selected for corona vaccination in the country. Talking to media Dr Nausheen Hamid said that the government has also been in contact with four other vaccine companies and talks for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine have been in final stage. The parliamentary secretary said that …

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Critical care staff suffer trauma and severe anxiety due to COVID-19: UK study


January 13, 2021

LONDON: Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, with some reporting feeling they’d be better off dead, according to a study published on Wednesday. Many ICU nurses and doctors meet the clinical threshold for PTSD, anxiety or problem drinking, and symptoms are so …

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Cricket committee dissatisfied with team’s performance


January 13, 2021

LAHORE: The PCB cricket committee headed by its newly appointed chairman Saleem Yousuf has expressed dissatisfaction over the national team’s performance during the last 16 months in a meeting held here on Tuesday. However, it added that another review of the performance will be conducted at the end of the home series against South Africa which is scheduled to start …

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Babar not in favour of major changes in team against SA


January 13, 2021

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Tuesday said there should not be many changes in the team for the upcoming series against South Africa and continuity should be maintained to give confidence to the players. The 26-year-old Babar has backed his troops and is confident that his team will perform better in the Test and T20I series against Proteas, scheduled …

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Asif lifts Northern to third win, KP edge Balochistan in thriller


January 13, 2021

KARACHI: Riding on a belligerent Asif Ali century, Northern maintained their clean sheet in the Pakistan Cup on Tuesday when they overwhelmed Southern Punjab by 57 runs at the UBL Sports Complex to record a third straight triumph in the 50-over competition. Sahibzada Farhan went ballistic at the SBP Sports Complex with a blazing ton while helping Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seal …

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Paine apologises for Ashwin sledging


January 13, 2021

SYDNEY: Australia captain Tim Paine has apologised for his conduct during the final day of the third Test against India, saying his sledging of Ravichandran Ashwin fell short of the standards he has set for the team. Wicket-keeper Paine at one stage called Ashwin a ‘dickhead’ as the spinner and Hanuma Vihari batted through the last three hours of the …

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‘Pakistan shocks India’ is trending on Twitter and it has everything to do with Imran Khan


January 13, 2021

Cricket, Imran Khan, India — put any two words from the three together and you have Pakistanis’ attention. And if you put all three together, then you have their attention plus a top Twitter trend. ‘Pakistan shocks India’ has been the top trend on Twitter all of Wednesday morning. Why, you ask? Because of a poll run by the International Cricket Council (ICC) …

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Stocks gain 316 points as volumes jump 40pc


January 13, 2021

pcl KARACHI: Shares rebounded on Tuesday after a slight drop a day earlier. The KSE-100 index climbed to new highs with gains of 316.62 points or 0.69 per cent to settle at 45,922.04. Intra-day, the index jumped over the 46,000 huddle when it rose 408 points on the back of splendid performance by the second- and third-tier stocks. Shares that …

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