Wednesday, February 1

Day: September 13, 2022

President for Fair and Egalitarian Distribution of Science and Technology’s Benefits for Humanity’s Development 

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Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need for ethical and morality-based research and development in biotechnology, agriculture and virology and fair and egalitarian distribution of its benefits to provide food security to the entire world without discrimination between rich and poor countries. He said that biotechnologies, like gene therapy, CRISPR and Case-9 could be used to understand the human genome as well as to recognize and cure genetic diseases, adding that scientific research and breakthroughs should be shared fairly with the rest of the world to overcome collective woes being faced by the humanity, such as disease, poverty, and food security. The President expressed these views while addressing the inaugural session of the Kazakhstan-Pak...

Journalist Siddique Kappan to remain in jail despite Indian SC’s bail order 

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New Delhi, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):Kerala-based journalist, Siddique Kappan, will continue to remain in a jail despite being granted bail by the Indian Supreme Court. A court on Monday issued the release order of Siddique Kappan, who was lodged in jail after his arrest in October 2020 while he was on his way to Hathras area of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where a Dalit woman had died after being gang-raped by upper-caste Hindus. DG Jail PRO Santosh Verma told the media that Siddique Kappan will continue to remain in jail as a case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate is still pending. While ordering his release, Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Anurodh Mishra had directed the journalist to furnish two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each and a personal bond of the same amount. The judge ...

UP government begins survey of madrasas

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Lucknow, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):The government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh started, today, the process of conducting a survey of the madrasas (Islamic education institutions). Muslim organizations and leaders have strongly opposed the UP government’s move. Bulandshahr Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Arvind Kumar Singh, said the survey of all unrecognised (private) madrasas is starting in Uttar Pradesh from today. Acting upon a government order, the teams of officials for the madrasas survey have been constituted by District Magistrate (DM). “As per government orders, a survey of all unrecognized Madrasas is to be done. The DM has constituted teams of officials, Tehsil-wise. Survey work will start today on the basis of 12 points,” SDM Arvind Kumar Singh said. Earlier, the UP ...

Three minors injured after unexploded shell left by Indian Army goes off in Shopian 

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Srinagar, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, three boys were injured, today, after an unexploded shell went off in Shopian district. A blast occurred when an unexploded shell, deliberately left behind by Indian Army during a cordon and search operation, exploded when some boys were fiddling with it in Heff Shirmal area of Shopian, resulting in injuries to three of them. The injured boys were shifted to Primary Health Centre Littar, where their condition was said to be stable. Indian troops had martyred one youth during a cordon and search operation launched in Heff Shirmal, yesterday. The troops launched the operation following the injuring of a soldier in an attack in the area. For more information, contact: Kashmir Media Service Phone: +92-51-4435...

Owaisi demands release of Muslim child, his elderly grandfather 

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Patna, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):Days after an eight-year-old Muslim boy along with his seventy-year-old grandfather was arrested following anti-Muslim violence in Siwan area of the Indian state of Bihar, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, when they would be released from jail. Owaisi, who is also the member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament, from Hyderabad, took to his Twitter and said, “We want neither secularism nor power. We want respect. Rizwan, 8, has been in jail for the last 4 days. How can you ignore his mother’s helplessness? @yadavtejashwi @NitishKumar Why is Rizwan being treated like this? When will our Rizwan be released?” In another Tweet that came soon ...

Pak Calamity Deteriorating Day by Day, Damages to exceed $30 billion: Masood Khan

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Islamabad, September 13, 2022 (PPI-OT):Ambassador Masood Khan has said that the floods in Pakistan were becoming more devastating. The cumulative damage of climate change would be astronomical, he said. “It is a very difficult situation. We have disasters within the mega disaster. We have water borne diseases, displaced people, crops and cattle destroyed,” stated the Ambassador, says a press release received here today from Washington DC. “The United Nations Secretary General has said that the estimated cost for the total loss and damages would exceed $30 billion,” said Pakistan’s envoy to the United States. Ambassador Khan made these remarks while talking to a Turkish broadcaster, TRT. While thanking UN Secretary General for his visit to Pakistan and President Erdogan for leading the effo...