Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Karachi

No ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes, people ask Karachi bakeries: ‘Are Christians lesser Pakistanis?’

Enraged by the incident, some users online accused Delizia of forgetting what the white in the Pakistan flag stands for — minority religion.

Minorities in Pakistan living nightmarish life, says BJP’s Sirsa after Karachi temple vandalism

BJP's Manjinder Singh Sirsa hits out at Imran Khan govt, says minorities in Pakistan 'don't have freedom of religion'.

12 killed as blast in underground sewage system rips through bank in Karachi

Police in Pakistan said they are investigating whether it was a gas pipeline or a build-up of methane that led to explosion. Most casualties were people inside the bank.

Karachi’s Safari Park finally knows the sex of its elephant. It’s Sonia, not Sonu

The startling revelation of the elephant's sex left Pakistani Twitter amused, wondering why zookeepers couldn't spot something this 'hard to miss'.

Slum township outside Karachi sees influx of people fleeing from Taliban rule in Afghanistan

About two lakh Afghans live in the slum township, while the entire city of Karachi is home to about five lakh Afghan refugees.

Why Pakistan’s opposition is calling this Karachi housing project ‘modern form of colonialism’

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

Karachi Police gets on rollerblades to stop crime, preacher fashions idea to fund madrasas

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

In Pakistan’s Punjab province, CM looks to promote qawwali programmes through cable TV

CM Usman Buzdar has asked officials to organise qawwali programmes on local cable in a move that is likely to have been inspired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Sena leader asks Karachi Sweets owner to change shop name, party says not ‘official stance’

Karachi Sweets in Mumbai for 60 yrs, has nothing to do with Pakistan, Sanjay Raut says after video shows Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar asking shop owner to change its name.

5 killed, 7 injured in explosion inside building in Pakistan’s Karachi

Officials say there was no trace of IED on the scene and initial investigations suggest the explosion could have been caused due to a gas leak.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.