India’s Muslim meat traders plan legal action against govt over new rules
Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including...
Hussain Nawaz reluctant to appear before JIT
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has refused to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) citing reservations...
Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing
A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the suicide attack on a concert in Manchester. According to Metropolitan...
Imran wants to celebrate Eid-ul adha at D-Chowk
Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has vowed to celebrate Eid ul Adha in Islamabad, together with the participants of the PTI sit-in. Addressing his workers and supporters at D-Chowk Islamabad, Imran Khan paid them a tribute over their firmness despite of all the hardships. He added that keeping... Read more
IESCO Issues disconnection notice to Imran Khan
The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has served a notice to the PTI chairman, Imran Khan over the non-payment of his electricity bills. The notice said that Khan has not paid his dues of Rs57, 000 for two months in a row. According to details, IESCO served a notice to Imran... Read more
Nawaz disqualification: SC rejects plea for formation of larger bench
Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday rejected the plea for formation of larger bench regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification. Justice Jawad Khawaja said the chief justice has the authority to form a larger bench; therefore a separate petition should be filed. A three-member bench led by Justice... Read more
PPP announces to stage rally in Karachi on Oct 18
Pakistan People’s Party announced to stage public rally at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi on October 18, 2014. PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gillani after core committee meeting of the party said it was decided in a meeting that PPP would show its public strength in a rally on Oct 18. The core committee meeting was chaired by... Read more
Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer’ tops box office
The Equalizer, a thriller starring Denzel Washington as a man who helps rescue a teen girl under the control of Russian gangsters, debuted in the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts over the weekend with $35 million in ticket sales. Young adult drama The Maze Runner dropped... Read more
Power boost for next gen mobile devices
Scientists have developed a new technology that could lead to gen-next wearable computers with self-contained power sources and smartphones that do not die even after hours of heavy use. The technology could reduce energy consumption in mobile devices and computers by tapping into the power of a single electron... Read more
FIR registered against PM Nawaz, 10 others
The Secretariat police on Monday registered a case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and eight others on charges of murder, attempt to murder and terrorism over the alleged killing of three political activists on August 30. The FIR... Read more
Turmeric could potentially help brain heal itself
A spice commonly used in curries could help the brain heal itself, new research has suggested. A report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy found a compound in the curry spice turmeric may hold the key to repairing the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases such as... Read more
A date in history

A date in history

Entertainment September 29, 2014 0

On Sept 26, 1964, The New Shakespeare Company arrived in Karachi. It was in the city to stage three plays — The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew and Richard III. The company had been performing at the Open-Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London, for a couple of years before... Read more
Rehabilitating depleting forests
THE current floods could be a boon for Sindh’s depleting riverine forests, which are dependent either on flood waters or on fresh supplies from the Indus. A significant portion of the forests has been lost as low-income communities living in katcha areas cut trees virtually unchecked to use wood... Read more
Corporates flush with cash
Corporates and high net-worth individuals have huge cash surpluses wondering how to put all the surplus money to profitable use. “The economy is indeed flush with liquidity,” a senior economist associated with a foreign bank agreed. The State Bank of Pakistan’s recently released report, giving data for two-and-a-half months... Read more
Policeman killed in Quetta firing
A policeman was shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning near Kuchlak area of Quetta. Police said that two armed motorcyclists opened fire at the vehicle of Abdul Raheem who died on the spot. Police said the victim received five bullets. Raheem was serving as a sub-inspector... Read more
Rupee fluctuation

Rupee fluctuation

Business September 29, 2014 0

The rupee witness­ed mild fluctuations last week as major market players largely remained on the sidelines. It gained value against the dollar in the open market but lost in the interbank market. On the interbank market, the rupee started the week by gaining one-paisa for buying and two paisas... Read more
GDP growth Rate affected by floods/political crisis
When the government project­ed the economic growth rate for the current year at 5.1pc in June against last year’s 4.14pc, it had not anticipated the devastating floods and the political agitation of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. Within the first quarter of this fiscal, both events struck the political... Read more