Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Sethi fights back!

Sethi fights back!

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Suspended cricket chief Najam Sethi vowed earlier today to appeal against a court judgement which reinstated his rival in the latest round of musical chairs in the game’s management. The Islamabad high court on Saturday overturned a February 10 order by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointing Sethi as chairman... Read more
Women only bus service… out of service
Just after three months of its operation, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has halted the sole women transport service in Rawalpindi. This created unrest among the women conductors of the service who staged a protest in front of the RTA offices near Fatima Jinnah Women University on Rashid Minhas... Read more
Boko Haram kills 1 Chinese, kidnaps 10 others in Camaroon
A Chinese national was killed and 10 others were feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, according to police reports. “Boko Haram Islamists attacked a camp (of road workers). A Chinese was killed. Ten Chinese... Read more
Fighting in Libya: At least 70 people dead
 Libya´s Health Ministry says fighting between troops loyal to a rogue general and two Islamist militias in the country´s second-largest city has killed 70 people in the fiercest fighting since the fall of the Qaddafi regime.  A statement issued yesterday said 139 people were wounded in the fighting that broke... Read more
Manmohan Singh bids “Adieu”
India´s Manmohan Singh defended his decade-long record on Saturday as he resigned as prime minister a day after Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a historic election victory. After making a final televised address to the nation in the morning, India´s third-longest serving PM was... Read more
Dar suspends order aimed at recovery from tax evaders
Apparently succumbing to pressure from powerful lobbies, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has suspended the implementation of an order meant for recovery of tax from evaders. Last week, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued SRO 351, granting power of assessment and recovery to officials of the tax intelligence unit... Read more
Interest rate kept unchanged by State Bank
The State Bank has decided to maintain the interest rate at 10 per cent, meaning that no change was made during the entire second half of the current financial year. The bank stressed the need for more sustainability in positive economic indicators. The SBP’s monetary policy for May-June announced... Read more
Arsenal end trophy 9 year trophy wait with thrilling FA Cup win
Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a major honour when they beat Hull City 3-2 after extra time in a pulsating FA Cup final on Saturday after a dreadful start when they conceded twice in the opening eight minutes. They recovered with a first half free-kick from Santi Cazorla,... Read more
Arafat pulls off last-ball win for Sussex
Pakistan’s All-rounder Yasir Arafat secured victory for Sussex county by striking the last two balls for consecutive fours to manage a nail biting two-wicket win against Surrey at County Ground, Hove. Sussex needed 16 off the last over Earlier, Surrey batting first scored 171, Azhar Mahmood provided acceleration for... Read more
At least 30 dead in massive flooding in Bosnia, Serbia
The heaviest storms in more than a century have sparked floods throughout  Bosnia and Serbia, claiming at least 30 lives and leading to the evacuation of more than 16,000 people officials said yesterday. The death toll may rise as more bodies are discovered. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told... Read more
6.2-magnitude tremblor strikes off Indonesia
A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra earlier today. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres (six miles), just over 300 kilometres west of the coastal city of Banda Aceh. The quake occurred at around 7:00 am (0100 GMT),... Read more
Altaf Hussain calls off protest in Karachi
Muttahida Qaumi Movement supremo Altaf Hussain has asked the MQM Coordination Committee members to cancel protest demonstrations  as the government assured him that his national identity card for overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) would be issued soon.  Therefore on the direction of their party chief, the MQM has cancelled their scheduled... Read more
Obama calls Modi

Obama calls Modi

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The United States has lifted a decade-old visa ban on Narendra Modi while President Barack Obama personally called and invited India’s prime minister in waiting to visit Washington. “The prime minister of India will be welcomed to the United States. As head of government, Mr Modi would be eligible... Read more
Prisoners take 122 hostages in Brazil Prison riot
Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazil town of Sergipe took 122 hostages yesterday nearly all of them visiting relatives of the inmates, a prison official told the media. “The riot is only in one wing of the prison,” said prison spokeswoman Sandra Melo, adding that the situation had... Read more