Women`s World Cup: India beat Australia by 36 runs, to meet England in final
Team India defeated Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final of the Women’ World cup at Derby on Thursday to reach the...
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington commits suicide
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide on Thursday, law enforcement sources told entertainment portal TMZ. The singer hanged himself...
Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely
SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has downplayed the chances of a successful inaugural flight for his Falcon Heavy...
Two die after “cannibal attack” in Britain: BBC
A woman was murdered in an “act of cannibalism” and her suspected attacker died after he was Tasered by police at a British hotel, the BBC reported yesterday. Police said a murder investigation was underway after the death of the 22-year-old woman at the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in the... Read more
6.4-magnitude temblor strikes Papua New Guinea coast: USGS
A 6.4-magnitude quake struck earlier today off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said, but no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected. The quake, which was initially reported at 6.9 magnitude before being revised lower, hit at a depth of 65 kilometres (40 miles) in... Read more
Three Hong Kong tourists die in New Zealand traffic accident
Three Hong Kong tourists were killed in New Zealand when their rental van apparently crashed into a truck at the intersection of two major highways, police said today. The crash, which occurred on Thursday near Luggate in the South Island, resulted in “carnage”, police said. They named the dead... Read more
“Plane hits buffalo in India”: Airline suspends flights
An Indian airline has suspended flights from a rural airport after one of its planes hit a buffalo that had strayed onto the runway. None of the 140 passengers and crew on the Spicejet flight was injured in the accident, which occurred just before takeoff. Nevertheless the airline suspended... Read more
Major breakthrough: Scientists find alternative to antibiotics
In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed the first effective alternative to antibiotics that may aid the fight against drug-resistant infections. In a small patient trial, the drug was shown to be effective at eradicating the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers said it is unlikely that the infection... Read more
Govt, opposition infuse trust in Justice (r) Rana Bhagwandas for CEC post
The government has decided in principle to appoint justice (retired) Rana Bhagwandas as new chief Election Commission of Paksitan. According to sources, the opposition parties and the government have agreed on appointing Bhagwandas as the new CEC. Pakistan People’s Party leader Raza Rabbani has been tasked with convincing Justice Bhagwandas to accept the post.... Read more
PTI allowed to hold rally at Khawaja Fareed Ground
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been granted permission to hold its public gathering at Khawaja Fareed Ground in Rahim Yar Khan, district administration reported. PTI district president had earlier requested the authorities to allow the party to hold its rally at Khawaja Fareed Ground on November 9 but the administration... Read more
Six-year-old Hazara girl murdered in Quetta after attempted rape
Police in Balochistan are investigating after a six-year-old girl was strangled and dumped near a garbage heap after apparently being subjected to rape attempts. The girl who was from the minority Hazara ethnic group, was found on Wednesday last week in Quetta, the capital of the restive southwestern province... Read more
The 9th ‘Bridal Couture Week’ to start from December 11
The 9th Bridal Couture Week (BCW) is scheduled is take place from December 11 13, 2014 in Lahore. This edition of BCW will feature over 20 imminent designers with fashion connoisseur, HSY (Hassan Shehreyar Yasin) choreographing the event. According to a press release,” BCW, since its commencement, has aided... Read more
Beijing wants APEC to promote a regional Chinese trade pact
China plans to use a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders to push though, a regional trade initiative at a time when progress on a rival US-led trade deal has stalled, injecting a note of rivalry into an annual summit that aims for consensus. The two-day meeting of 21 countries including... Read more
Energy demand to rise by a massive 60% by 2040 claims Opec
Global energy demand will increase by 60 per cent by 2040 compared to 2010 levels, Opec claimed yesterday, with greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels remaining by far humanity’s main source of power. World oil output is projected to soar from 81.8 million barrels per day (mbpd) to 99.6 mbpd over the... Read more
WTO urges G20  to lift post-2008 trade barriers
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) called on the G20 leading economies yesterday to begin removing trade barriers thrown up since the 2008 global economic crisis to allow international trade to resume the strong growth it saw at the start of the century. In its latest report on the problem,... Read more
Cotton prices come under pressure
Prices on the cotton market came under pressure yesterday as activity remained restricted amid record phutti arrivals during the outgoing fortnight (Oct 15-31). Barring short covering from spinners to meet their near-future needs, the market was devoid of activity. The underlying sentiment was also easy and uncertain. Floor brokers... Read more
PTCL employees being offered voluntary separation” package
KARACHI: Pakistan Telecom­munication Company Limited (PTCL) has introduced the ‘Voluntary Separation Package’ (VPS) for its employees which will be available for one month, effective from November 5, 2014. Chief Human Resource Officer PTCL, Syed Mazhar Hussain said the scheme is highly people-centric in which the company considers employees welfare... Read more