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  • Six jailed in Dhaka for making toxic syrup for kids

    DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh’s capital on Monday sentenced six officials of a now-dissolved drug company to 10 years in jail for producing toxic paracetamol syrup that reportedly killed hundreds of children who developed kidney diseases and other ailments after taking the medicine in the 1990s...

    Atoar Rahman found all six guilty, but only one senior official of BCI Pharmaceuticals (Bangladesh) was in court for the verdict...

  • Hales in ‘self-isolation’ after developing fever and cough

    LONDON: After the abrupt postponement of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) by Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore on Tuesday amid reports of an overseas cricketer carrying symptoms of the coronavirus, England batsman Alex Hales, who represented Karachi Kings, came forward to confirm that he did carry a few symptoms and had gone into self-isolation after reaching his home country...

    However, Hales clarified that he is yet to be tested for...

  • Seven more infants die in Tharparkar

    The notice was taken by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on a news report published in a section of the media that more than 11,000 ailing children had been brought to six health facilities in Sindh's Mithi district for treatment since the beginning of this year and at least five infants had died due to malnutrition and diseases at the Civil Hospital...

    DHO Khan was of the opinion that media is misreporting the number of...

  • Seven Thari infants die in three days

    MITHI: Seven more infants died from complications caused by malnutrition over the past three days in government hospitals of Thar, raising the death toll to 137 since January this year, according to sources...

    Many villagers this correspondent spoke to said that wells in remote villages of Chhachhro, Diplo, Nagar­parkar, Dahil and other areas had completely dried up, forcing them to drink contaminated and brackish water for...

  • Death toll on rise as four more infants die in drought-hit Thar

    MITHI: At least four more infants lost their lives in the drought-hit Thar desert on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 45 in only 12 days, due to the outbreak of waterborne diseases and malnutrition among residents...

    Both government and private hospitals across Thar have reported more than 150 children who have been admitted for treatment of various illnesses...

  • Parents to pay up to Rs11,190 for infants under govt Haj scheme

    ISLAMABAD: Pilgrims will pay between Rs10,290 and Rs11,190 for infants accompanying them during Haj this year under the government scheme...

    According to sources in the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, parents travelling from the southern region will pay Rs10,290 for each infant and those travelling from the northern region will pay Rs11,190...

  • Two infants’ death caused by ‘gastro, dehydration’

    BAHAWALPUR: A team probing into deaths of two infants in Jhandi union council of Khairpur Tamewali tehsil found no evidence of anti-polio vaccine administered to the babies being expired and causing the tragic incident on Oct 9...

    The team prepared the report after undertaking a two-day visit to the Jhandi UC and submitted it to the Punjab government for forwarding it to the chief minister...

  • 61 infants die at Indian hospital in just two weeks

    CUTTACK: Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children’s hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation...

    “Infants have died but the chief minister has yet to visit the hospital,” said Samir Mohanty, one of the BJP protesters...

  • Nadra’s requirement for infants ‘raises eyebrows’

    ISLAMABAD: Dr Nazia Zia, who recently arrived from USA, was surprised when an official at a National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) centre asked her to wake her seven-week-old daughter and keep her eyes open for the camera to get a Nicop...

    The National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (Nicop) is a registration document issued to a Pakistani citizen...

  • Five more infants die in Mithi, raising this year's death toll to 64

    At least five infants lost their lives due to malnutrition and diseases at Civil Hospital Mithi — bringing this year's toll of infant deaths in Sindh's Thar desert to 64...

    Talking to Dawn, the district health officer in Mithi informed that more than 11 thousand ailing children were brought to six different health facilities in the district for treatment since the beginning of this year...

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