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Coronavirus kills 78 more in Pakistan, cases surge to 76,398

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan confirmed 78 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,621 and positive cases surged to 76,398, on Tuesday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 3,938 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24…

US President Trump threatens military mobilization against violent US protests

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control. The dramatic escalation came a week after the death…

COAS: Army with backing of nation is formidable force

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report QUETTA: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa Pakistan Army with the backing of the nation is a formidable force. He was addressing faculty of Command and Staff College, Quetta during a visit. The Army Chief said a well-trained and professionally competent Army is guarantor for peace.  While highlighting emerging internal and external security…

NCC decides two-day complete lockdown in a week

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government on Monday has allowed people to do business five days a week during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made at a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC), which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Shops and businesses could function with SOPs from 9am to 7pm,…

SC turns down plea to suspend SHC verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to suspend the operation of the Sindh High Court (SHC) verdict in the American journalist Daniel Pearl murder case. A three-judge bench of the apex court was hearing appeals filed by the Sindh government and the parents of the killed journalist Daniel Pearl…

At least three more die of Covid-19 in Indian Occupied Kashmir

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SRINAGAR (AA): At least three more people died due to the novel coronavirus in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) region, officials said on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities to 31. The deceased include a 45-year-old man from IOJ&K’s Shopain district, 70-year-old man from Pulwama district and a 72-year-old man from Doda district…

Global

Putin approves July 01 as date for constitutional amendments vote

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk NOVO-OGARYOVO: Russian President Vladimir Putin approved July 1 as the date for the constitutional amendments vote. According to the president, ideas were voiced to hold the vote on the same day as the rescheduled Victory parade, June 24, which he believes is wrong. “There were even ideas to hold the vote right on…

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Israel, Saudi Arabia in secret talks to curb Turkish presence in Waqf

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israel and Saudi Arabia have been reportedly engaged in secret talks since last December, through American mediation, over including Saudi representatives in the Islamic Waqf Council at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. This development has been taking place against the backdrop of US President Donald Trump’s deal of the century, and the…

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Gantz tells army to step up preparations, as WB annexation looms

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister (DM) Benny Gantz said on Monday he ordered the military to step up preparations for Israel’s pending annexation of parts of the West Bank, a plan that could stoke Palestinian violence. Prime Minister Netanyahu has pledged to begin cabinet discussions on July 1 on extending Israeli sovereignty to Jewish…

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UAE urges halt to Israel annexation plans

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: A minister of the United Arab Emirates has urged Israel to stop its plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, warning of a serious setback for the so-called Middle East peace process. “Continued Israeli talk of annexing Palestinian lands must stop,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash…

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Cuba reiterates rejection of US blacklist

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Cuba reiterated Monday its “strong rejection” of being placed on a list of non-cooperators with US counter-terrorism efforts. The counter-terror blacklist made public by Washington on May 13 is “a unilateral and arbitrary listing without any base, authority or international support whatsoever which, as it is known, only aids to the intentions…

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Russian S-300 missiles repel enemy air strike in Tajikistan drills

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: The combat teams of Russian S-300PS anti-aircraft missile systems repelled an attack by a notional enemy’s sole and multiple air targets during drills in Tajikistan, the press office of Russia’s Central Military District reported on Monday. “During the drills at the Lyaur practice range for the region’s air defense, the quick reaction…

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Pakistan

‘Epaper’

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Target killing of policemen: Six facilitators of Hizb ul- Ahrar arrested

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Abdullah Momand ISLAMABAD: Following the murders of two officials of Islamabad police some days ago in premises of Tarnol Police station of the federal capital, senior official of police claimed that 06 alleged facilitators of banned Hizb-ul-Ahrar arrested on basis of geo fencing who were in contact with their masterminds before and after the attack …

Govt ignores Overseas Pakistanis during crisis: Siraj

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq Monday said that the overseas Pakistanis who had been earning billions of foreign exchange for the country and helping the nation in every difficulty, had been totally ignored by the government during the corona crisis. Addressing a press conference at Mansoora, he said that…

President visits Parliament House to review corona safety SOPs

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday called for proper implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) against coronavirus in the Parliament House during the upcoming budget session. During a visit to the Parliament House building to review arrangements for the budget session, the President stressed for effective steps in Upper and Lower Houses…

Black boxes from crashed Pakistan jet head to France for analysis

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk PARIS: Air crash investigators were en route from Pakistan to France on Monday with two ‘black box’ flight recorders of a Pakistani airliner that crashed in a residential area while trying to land in the port city of Karachi last month, airport officials said. An Airbus test plane, unusually commissioned to transport the…

IGP directs online training for police during COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi has directed police high ups to chalk out an online police training programme for police officials during Corona pandemic to be the 1st online training programme of its kind in the police history of Pakistan. These directives were issued to the Regional Police…

Afghanistan

Afghan govt’s release of Taliban will continue: ONSC

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Afghan government will continue the release of Taliban prisoners to begin intra-Afghan negotiations and to help the announced reduction in violence go on, said the National Security Council. President Ashraf Ghani on May 24 pledged to release 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the Eid ceasefire announced…

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Taliban release 45 soldiers from their prison in Baghlan

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

PUL-E-KHOMRI (Agencies): Taliban released 45 soldiers from their prison in Baghlan. Nazir Najem spokesman for Baghlan governor told BNA, the soldiers are belonged to national police and local police and have been captive by the Taliban for several months.

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Killing of journalist, media workers sparks int’l response

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The attack on a bus carrying the employees of Kabul-based Khorshid TV on Saturday has sparked international reactions. The attack left two people dead–a journalist and a studio technician–and six others wounded. Officials of the TV network said such incidents are not investigated properly by the government. “Just as other incidents that…

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Balkh urea factory teeters on brink of collapse

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Workers of the Fertilizer and Power Plant in northern Balkh province say the Afghan Gas Enterprise has given the gas they need to Bayat company in Shiberghan city, bringing the plant to the verge of collapse. The factory suspended productions two months ago, rendering hundreds of workers jobless. The jobless workers staged…

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Kapisa Traffic Dept’s Head killed by unknown gunmen

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KAPISA: Sayed Munir, head of Kapisa’s traffic department, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Monday morning in the provincial center, police officials said. The incident happened in Qala-e-Sayed Khan village in Kapisa city, while Munir was on his way to his office, according to the police. After the incident, dozens came out…

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Hizb-e-Islami: Top members still not released by govt

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Hizb-e-Islami party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is not “happy and satisfied” with the release of its prisoners by the Afghan government, a process that is part of a peace deal signed between Hekmatyar and President Ashraf Ghani in 2016. Based on the agreement, the government pledged to release almost 3,000 prisoners…

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Business

Sindh Revenue Board issues tax incentive package

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh Revenue Board, Government of Sindh has issued Tax Incentive Package, on Monday which provides substantial benefit and relief to the taxpayer, service providers and withholding agents, in return of their tax compliance. The Package includes exemption of up to 100 per cent of the amount of default surcharge, total remission…

CPI inflation falls to 8.2% on YoY basis

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based monthly inflation decelerated to 8.2 percent on year-on-year (YoY) basis in May 2020, from 8.5 percent during April, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics reported Monday. On month-on-month (MoM) basis, it however, increased by 0.3% in May as compared to an decrease of 0.8% in the previous month…

Traders’ community demands an end to lockdown from KP

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWR: Traders community here on Monday demanded of the government to end lockdown and allow businesses to remain open seven days a week. The demand was made by a delegation of Traders Alliance Federation led by its president Amin Babar, Senior Vice President Sanaullah, Vice President Munawar Khurshid and others during a meeting…

Panasonic to deliver locally fit products for consumers

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has announced its new partnership in Pakistan with Pak Elektron Limited (PEL). Formalized today at the Panasonic Partnership Summit held in Lahore, the companies joined hands to offer a diverse range of premium and locally-fit products to better meet the unique needs of the Pakistani…

Engro launches drive to donate equipment for healthcare workers

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KARACHI: As part of the PKR 1 billion Hussain Dawood Pledge, Engro Foundation – the social investment arm of Engro Corporation – has launched an initiative to donate 459,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) worth PKR 100 million for frontline healthcare practitioners. In the first phase, 104,000 units of protective gear worth…

VC KUST chaired Online Academic Council meetings

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report KOHAT: Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Tasleem Hussain chaired series of meetings during the month of May 2020 for evaluating the quality of Online lectures recorded by faculty members. The Vice Chancellor along with Prof. Fida Younus Khattak (Department of Physics and senior academicians) during the online…

Sports

Rabada committed to South Africa

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (Agencies): Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he is fully committed to playing for South Africa after a difficult 2019/20 season in which he felt “out of place” and incurred a one-test ban for overzealous celebration against England. The 25-year-old topped the International Cricket Council’s test bowler rankings in 2018 but was, by his own…

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PCB faces challenge of providing ‘bio-secure’ environment at NCA

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faces a challenging task of providing a ‘bio-secure’ environment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore for the training camps. The facility does not have the ability to facilitate 30 cricketers while simultaneously ensuring they are kept apart. After a virus-free environment is established, allowing the…

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Raja’s hilarious response

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Former Pakistan opener, who is now a renowned commentator, Ramiz Raja gave a hilarious response, when asked about the chances of coaching the national side in the future. Raja was participating in a Q&A session on YouTube, where he opened up on why he lacks the temperament for this role. “Well you…

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Waqar urges Afridi and Gambhir to end social media war

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: (AFP): Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket. After being fierce on-field rivals, Pakistan’s Afridi and former Indian opener Gambhir have become involved in heated social media exchanges over the troubled Kashmir region,…

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Australia players fine with more throw-downs if staff cut – Smith

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

SYDNEY (Agencies): Australia’s senior players will be ready to assume additional duties like giving throw-downs to team mates in practice if further cost-cutting means fewer support staff, leading batsman Steve Smith said on Monday. Cricket Australia (CA) has furloughed about 80% of its workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic and state associations have made deep…

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Hamilton slams F1 for staying silent on Floyd death

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

LONDON (Agencies): Six times Formula One motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton has criticised his sport for its silence on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck. The death in Minneapolis triggered a wave of outrage and violent protests in the United…

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Fashion & Movies

PESHAWAR: People standing in queue for pay the utilitiy bills outside a bank at Bara Road without any precautionary measure against coronavirus. — F.P. photo

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Elon Musk got the title of ‘real-life Iron Man’ after his assistance in Marvel films

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Eagle-eyed Marvel fans may have noticed tech mogul Elon Musk make a brief appearance in Iron Man 2, leaving all of his ardent followers in shock. While the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has several times in the past drawn comparison with the Marvel superhero, it turns out he has been quite involved…

Harry and Meghan hire Jeff Bezos, Madonna’s security firm for $8,600 per day

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been continuously facing privacy breaches ever since they moved to Los Angeles. And to ward off hovering drones, sneaky paparazzi and crazed fans, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have finally beefed up their security team by hiring an “exclusive A-list security firm.” According to The…

Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire, Forbes magazine now says

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that it no longer believed that her net worth was that much. The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty Inc (COTY.N), which bought a 51 percent stake…

Daniyal Raheel, Faryal Mehmood tie nuptial knot

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report LAHORE: Days after Hina Altaf and Aagha Ali got married amidst the coronavirus lockdown, model-cum-actor Faryal Mehmood and director, actor Daniyal Raheel continued the trend by tying the nuptial knot. The simple Nikkah ceremony was held in Lahore which was attended only by the groom’s relatives as the bride’s family resides in the…

KP artists community appeal for relief package

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: The artiste community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appealed to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and KP Minister for Culture Shoukat Yousafzai and officials of the Culture Department KP for immediate include them in the Corona Relief Package as the artist community, like many others, has been hit hard by the…

Science & Technology

Students reject online classes in varsities

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Rejecting the initiation of online classes in varsities, the office bearers of Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) have lambasted the provincial government and urged it to stop the process as it will deprive thousands of students from education due to unavailability of internet service. Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar press club,…

Tribal youth creates software for school documentation

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: The first year student has created a special database for documentation of school for fulfilling necessities of the educational institutions. Shah Saud Khan s/o Baktullah, resident of Landi Kotal and student of 1st year of Computer Science in Imperial College System, Peshawar said that since his childhood he was interested in…

Moscow bemused at US space ‘hysteria’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by “hysteria” around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars. On Saturday, SpaceX made history by becoming the world’s first commercial company to send humans into orbit, leading Russia to…

Virus tracing apps: Which countries are doing what

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

F.P. Report PARIS: As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks. The technology could help avert new surges in COVID-19 infections that might overwhelm…

Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. In a programme publicly touted by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the…

President Trump threatens to shut down social media after tweet gag

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that he may regulate social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” on Thursday, aides to the president said, without offering more detail about its contents. Twitter tagged two…

Health

326 doctors hit by COVID-19, five die in KP

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Around 326 doctors have so far affected from COVID-19 in KP while five doctors have so far lost their lives while fighting the pandemic. This was stated in a statement issued by Young Doctors Association Khyber Paktunkhwa. The statement said that more than 100 doctors working in gyne wards of different hospitals…

Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the APOE gene (termed e4e4). One in 36 people of European ancestry…

High blood pressure during and after exercise may linked to disease later in life

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Monitoring Desk BOSTON: Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in young to middle-aged adults. However,…

13 more died of virus in KP: Report

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Wadood Jan PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Friday said that 13 more people died of Corona in the last 24 hours in the province. According to report, issued by Health Department, that the total number of deaths from corona in the province has reached 445. The report added that five persons died of Corona…

Why rice isn’t really bad for you

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk Rice is one of the staple diets in many cuisines. It supplies as much as half of the daily calories to half of the world’s population. No wonder then that in Asian countries, such as Thailand, rice is so highly valued that the translation of the word “to eat” literally means “to eat…

A combo of fasting plus vitamin C could be more effective at treating some types of cancers, study shows

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk CALIFORNIA: Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some…

Travel

Travel restrictions: Why is UK quarantine at odds with Europe, asks global air travel alliance

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Monitoring Desk LONDON: Opposition to the Government’s travel quarantine plans is growing ahead of its introduction next week, with a senior member of IATA, the global air travel body, asking why the UK’s strategy is at odds with the rest of Europe. Rafael Schvartzman, regional vice president of Europe for IATA, said the holiday opportunities…

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece’s tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus…

Which European countries are open for summer tourism?

By The Frontier Post | May 30, 2020

Germany Some border crossings with neighbors Austria, Switzerland, and France began to open on May 16 under tightly controlled conditions, with June 15 set as the date to fully relax borders and restrictions on inter-EU travel. Germany also lifted its strict border controls with Luxembourg on the same day. A similar deal with Denmark has…

Cyprus to pay holiday costs of coronavirus infected tourists

By The Frontier Post | May 29, 2020

Monitoring Desk ATHENS: Cyprus has pledged to cover the holiday costs of anyone who tests positive for the virus after travelling there. In a letter made public on Wednesday, the government said it would pay for accommodation, medicine and food for patients and their families. Tourists “will only need to bear the cost of their…

Why Thailand isn’t reopening to international tourists yet

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BANGKOK: With news that many countries in Europe are reopening to tourism in time for summer, travelers with their sights set on Asia are anxiously awaiting word on when they’ll be given the green light to visit their favorite destination. As of now, those with Thailand in mind will need to wait at…

Pre-travel tests of little use against virus spread

By The Frontier Post | May 28, 2020

Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union’s public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said measures such as testing travellers before departure…

Articles

Let the US burn so that the world can breathe!

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Yusuf Kaplan One police officer pinned down a black civilian with a knee to his neck and killed him. Ruthlessly! What’s more is that he was aware he was being recorded! It seems this inhumane, chilling black murder that took place in Minneapolis is going to lead the US to a revolution. For now, in…

The role of social media in disasters

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Ghazi Khan In recent years the widespread use of social media has facilitated the propagation of information in the world. Billions of internet and social media platforms users can get easy access to information they want through social media quickly. There is no denying the fact that electronic, print and social media has played and…

Indian Hubris invites Chinese Fury

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

Iqbal Khan Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected President Donald Trump’s mediation offer for resolving ongoing China-India stand-off. Reiterating his offer Trump said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not in a good mood about the ongoing big conflict with China. Earlier Trump had tweeted on May 27 offering to help resolve growing border tensions.…

Minneapolis’s progressive image burns in its streets

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Adam Minter The last time that Minneapolis burned like this was July 1967. For three nights, dozens of buildings and businesses along Plymouth Avenue, a commercial strip on the city’s predominantly African-American North Side, were vandalized, looted and torched. Accounts differ as to what sparked the violence then. But there was no doubt about the…

Trump’s war on Huawei is self-defeating

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

George Koo When the US administration recently attempted to slam the door on Huawei, China’s leading telecommunication and most technology-loaded company, President Donald Trump and his China advisers broke what had until then been the gold standard in international collaboration – the world’s semiconductor industry. The US Department of Commerce recently announced that henceforth, any…

Altercation of 10th NFC Award, 18th Amendment and Article 160

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

Haseeb Saeed In the fiscal year of 2020, when pandemic the COVID-19 is flogging the economy of country, at the same time Pakistan is also observing the commotion of tax distribution among federation and its four provinces. In Federal Divisible Pool (FDP), centre is planning to deduct 15% from provinces revenue shares. Provinces take this…

Editorial

Hospitals’ upgradation in tribal districts

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

There is not a single teaching level hospital in the merged tribal districts. The previously established Agency Headquarter Hospitals of former FATA era are not even at par with District Headquarter Hospitals of settled districts in health infrastructure, availability of specialist doctors and trained paramedical staff. A former governor of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Lt.General (R) Iftikhar…

Peace lover or killer

By The Frontier Post | June 2, 2020

BJP government foreign policy being conducted in this region under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is gimmickry synonymous with the proverb, “A wolf in sheep clothing.” India arrested two low rank officials of Pakistani High Commission on Sunday for being allegedly involved in espionage, declared them persona non grata and expelled them. The…

Putting corona in ‘dam care list’

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

The spike in in coronavirus infections and consequent increase in mortality rate of patients have compelled the government to declare wearing masks and gloves mandatory at crowded places, markets, shopping malls, public transport and air travel. However, people have so far not shown seriousness to observe the SOPs that federal and provincial governments have announced…

Revenue shortfall

By The Frontier Post | June 1, 2020

A steep fall in the tax revenue collection has been witnessed over the past few months, which may be partially due to suspension of economic activities in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic’ These activities have now largely been restored. Federal Board of Revenue has missed the target of tax collection by Rs.103 billion in May,…

Promise of business friendly environment

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

In an interview with a news agency, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdual Razak Dawood said that the process of reforms would continue to further improve Pakistan’s ranking in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. He said that improvement by 20 points is expected, which will place the country…

Antiviral medicines

By The Frontier Post | May 31, 2020

The management of Serle Pharmaceutical Company wants an emergency import of low price generic version of remdsivir—a broad spectrum anti-viral medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 patients– from a Bangladesh based manufacturer Beximco pharmaceutical. The drug has been given approval by the US Food and Drug Administration and health authorities in the UK and Japan.…

Arts and Literature

Reading Old Books by Peter Mack

By The Frontier Post | May 27, 2020

Monitoring Desk In literary and cultural studies, “tradition” is a word everyone uses but few address critically. In Reading Old Books, Peter Mack offers a wide-ranging exploration of the creative power of literary tradition, from the middle ages to the 21st century, revealing in new ways how it helps writers and readers make new works…

Modeling Populations of Adaptive Individuals

By The Frontier Post | May 23, 2020

Authors: Steven F. Railsback and Bret C. Harvey Ecologists now recognize that the dynamics of populations, communities, and ecosystems are strongly affected by adaptive individual behaviors. Yet until now, we have lacked effective and flexible methods for modeling such dynamics. Traditional ecological models become impractical with the inclusion of behavior, and the optimization approaches of…

A Russian artist inspired by Arabic philosophy

By The Frontier Post | May 22, 2020

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: Clad in black, Valentin Korzhov is working on a cluster of sculptures in his studio near Moscow. Both a warehouse and creative crucible, the space oozes an ordered chaos. During break, Korzhov offers us coffee and spends the next 45 minutes talking about his favourite topic – philosophy. “I’m interested in metaphysics…

The Secret Formula

By The Frontier Post | May 21, 2020

Author: Fabio Toscano The Secret Formula tells the story of two Renaissance mathematicians whose jealousies, intrigues, and contentious debates led to the discovery of a formula for the solution of the cubic equation. Niccolò Tartaglia was a talented and ambitious teacher who possessed a secret formula—the key to unlocking a seemingly unsolvable, 2,000-year-old mathematical problem.…

The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492

By The Frontier Post | May 20, 2020

Author: Philipp Ther European history has been permeated with refugees. The Outsiders chronicles every major refugee movement since 1492, when the Catholic rulers of Spain set in motion the first mass flight and expulsion in modern European history. Philipp Ther provides needed perspective on today’s “refugee crisis,” demonstrating how Europe has taken in far greater…

Islamic art from museums around the world

By The Frontier Post | May 19, 2020

Monitoring Desk DUBAI: ‘Islamic art’ is a broad term, encompassing delicate sacred folios, stately architectural structures, calligraphy, and paintings — and practiced beyond the geographical borders of Islamic lands — reaching the Far East and Europe — sometimes by non-Muslim artisans. Islamic art, both religious and secular, has proven popular through the ages with many,…