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Ronnie Spector, '60s pop icon’ passes away

Spector, the leader of girl group The Ronettes, after a brief battle with cancer, the statement said.

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Renowned American singer Ronnie Spector— pop icon of the 1960s as part of The Ronettes, passed away, her family said in a statement on Wednesday. She was 78.   

Spector, the leader of girl group The Ronettes, after a brief battle with cancer, the statement said.

“Ronnie lived her life with a twinkle in her eye, a spunky attitude, a wicked sense of humour and a smile on her face. She was filled with love and gratitude,” the family said. 

“Her joyful sound, playful nature and magical presence will live on in all who knew, heard or saw her,” they added.

Born on 10 August 1943, Spector was the daughter of an African American-Cherokee mother and Irish American father. 

She formed the musical group with her sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Talley, gaining traction in the New York area with their soulful songs of young love.

The Ronettes broke up in 1967 following a European concert tour.

In 1968, Ronnie married Phil Spector, once the king of rock 'n' roll producers.

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No substitute for selfless leadership of Imran Khan: Usman Buzdar

Pakistan has got truthful and honest leader

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No substitute for selfless leadership of Imran Khan: Usman Buzdar

Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday has said that lamp of negative politics of opposition has gone out, there is no substitute for the selfless leadership of Imran Khan.

In a statement, Usman Buzdar has said that opposition leaders have become restless due to from power. “In Shaa Allah this restlessness will continue even after 2023. They do criticism just for the sake of criticism for improving their political impression,” he added.

He said that the people who polluted politics with corruption their place is jail. The chief minister said that there is not any substitute of selfless leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan has got truthful and honest leader. We performed those tasks in 42 months which previous governments could not perform in years.

"Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has done great work in three and a half years which the previous governments could not do in decades", Usman Buzdar concluded.

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10 members of PCB staff members test positive for coronavirus

The cricket board has already administered the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine to its staff

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10 members of PCB staff members test positive for coronavirus

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday has confirmed 10 positive cases of COVID-19 among its staff members.

According to an official statement released by the board in this regard, five members of the PCB staff, while five ground employees have tested positive for the virus.

The infected members have been isolated after their tests came positive, the board said in the statement, adding that the tests were conducted last week.

It is pertinent to mention here that the cricket board has already administered the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine to its staff.

The PCB has said that all coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be followed and all meetings will be virtual, while the staff will strictly abide by the protocols.

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China’s birth rate drops to record low in 2021: Report 

As per official data, there were 10.62 million births in 2021.

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China’s birth rate drops to record low in 2021: Report 

Beijing: China’s birth rate dropped to a record low of 7.52 per 1,000 people in 2021, National Bureau of Statistics data showed Monday.

China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit to try and counter a rapidly ageing population, but many couples do not want to have more children because of the high cost of urban living.

Country’s birth rate was the lowest since 1949 when the statistics bureau began collating the data.

The natural growth rate of China’s population, which excludes migration, was only 0.034% for 2021, the lowest since 1960.

As per chief economist at Pinpoint Asset management, Zhiwei Zhang, “The demographic challenge is well known but the speed of population ageing is clearly faster than expected”.

“This suggests China’s total population may have reached its peak in 2021. It also indicates China’s potential growth is likely slowing faster than expected,” added Zhang.

As per official data, there were 10.62 million births in 2021.

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