Author: Zahra Nadeem

Germany arrests businessman for alleged military exports to Russia

Prosecutors in Germany arrested a businessman on suspicion of exporting millions of euros in machinery to Russia that could be used for military purposes, in violation of EU sanctions. Customs police detained the suspect, German national Alexander S, in the Bavarian city of Augsburg. He allegedly bypassed checks by listing bogus recipients for his goods and fraudulently obtained the necessary export permits by giving “incorrect information” about how the goods would be used. 

IHC bans physical punishment against children under 12

Islamabad High Court (IHC) bans physical punishment against children under 12. As Article 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) does not categorize the use of corporal punishment against children under 12 as an offense, Chief Justice IHC  has suspended it till further notice. Chief Justice gave the ruling while hearing a petition lodged by singer and human rights activist Shahzad Roy.

University administration orders students to delete TikTok accounts

The administration of Peshawar’s Islamia College University has forced its students to delete their TikTok short video sharing accounts after receiving complaints against them. After being annoyed with the addictive usage of the TikTok, the varsity administration took action by ordering five students to delete their accounts. A student has also registered a complaint to Prime Minister’s complaint cell against the excessive usage of TikTok which could create problems for female students. 

New York shop offers free food for solving math problems

A New York City convenience store cashier is going viral for allowing his customers to load up on free food and snacks by solving math problems. Alwan, a 20-year-old college student, started giving his customers five seconds to pick out whatever they wanted. He pays for all the products from his own pocket. This is his way of giving back to the community who mostly come from low-income households. 

There is a town called Lahore in Virginia, U.S

There is a little town called Lahore in the Orange County, Virginia, U.S. In 2007, Noor Naghmi, the son of Abul Hasan Naghmi, a Pakistani broadcaster, brought the town to the news, before that no one knew about it. The town has existed since the 1850s and as the story goes, it was named by a couple who visited the Lahore in Punjab when there was no Pakistan.

Robots are serving food to quarantined people in China hotel

A hotel in China has employed robots as staff to serve food to guests to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The robots work on all 16 floors and glides across the hallway of the hotel and says. “Hello. Cute Peanut is serving meals. Bon appetit,” according to the translation. Guests wearing masks collect their food and go back to their rooms.

ATC sentences Hafiz Saeed to prison for 11 years in two cases

Chief of the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed and two others were sentenced to prison for five years and six months each in two cases   by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore. A fine of Rs. 15,000 is also imposed on Saeed, who was arrested by Punjab’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in July last year. 

Three Pakistani students diagnosed with Coronavirus cured

The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday announced that the three Pakistanis, who had been diagnosed with the Coronavirus in the country, have been cured. Last month, Dr Mirza had announced that four Pakistani students in China were tested positive for the coronavirus at a press conference in Islamabad. At that time too, the SAPM had refused to share the names of the affected students with the media.

Second PAF trainer aircraft crashes in less than a week

A trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Mardan, making it the second one in less than a week. According to a press release, the PAF trainer aircraft crashed on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai. The pilot safely ejected the aircraft before it fell. Board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident. 

China introduces app to prevent coronavirus from spreading

China has introduced a mobile app, “close contact detector,” allowing people to check whether they were in close proximity to a Coronavirus carrier. The application works by letting users check their status by scanning a QR code using applications like Alipay, WeChat, or QQ. The person is then directed to a page that requires them to enter their name and government ID number. Once all the information is added, the user’s status is displayed.