Mourinho thanks Van Gaal for United spirit
Jose Mourinho’s depleted Manchester United side face Swansea at Old Trafford on Sunday with the manager praising the spirit...
Pakistan Army rejects govt notification on Dawn Leaks
The Pakistan Army has rejected the notification on Dawn Leaks  issued by the Prime Minister Secretariat on Saturday. The...
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a US push for tougher international sanctions to...
Dara to rule the British stage
For the first time in the history of Pakistani theatre, a stage play has been adapted by a British production team and will open at the National Theatre in London on January 20. Originally written by acclaimed playwright Shahid Nadeem, Dara has been commissioned by National Theatre director Sir... Read more
So far, Sadqay Tumhare seems to be a trip down memory lane. For the elderly  and the not-so elderly who want to reconnect with the not so distant past, without mobile phones and computers, when handwritten letters were treasured and ‘designer’ meant the local tailor then Sadqay Tumhare is... Read more
Robbery at South Park Avenue: Defence, Karachi
Half an hour back 2 robbers attempted to rob a motorcyclist on main South Park avenue. According to eyewitness Rajesh “3 bikers on a CD 70 attempted to snatch a mobile phone from another motorcyclist. On his refusal they pushed him and his bike to the ground and snatched... Read more
CIA chief may take decision for an unprecedented shake-up of spy agency
CIA Director John Brennan is weighing a dramatic overhaul of the leading US spy agency that is likely to meet fierce opposition from veteran agents, current and former intelligence officials said Thursday. The reorganization would dismantle the long entrenched separation between spying and analysis divisions in the agency, possibly... Read more
Japan lower house of parliement dissolved ahead of general election
The lower chamber of Japan´s parliament was dissolved yesterday in readiness for a general election, expected next month, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to consolidate his grip on power. “In accordance with article seven of Japan´s constitution, the lower house is dissolved,” speaker Bunmei Ibuki told the chamber.... Read more
Honduras buries its Miss World contestant, sister
A shocked Honduras buried its Miss World contestant and her sister yesterday, after the latter´s boyfriend shot them in a jealous rage, according to police and media reports. Mourners sobbed as coffins holding the remains of Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, and her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado, 23,... Read more
Missing students massacre: Protesters clash with police in Maxico
Protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with police outside Mexico´s National Palace yesterday after a massive march demanding President Enrique Pena Nieto´s resignation. The face-off marred a mostly peaceful rally of tens of thousands of black-clad people in the capital, where they waved blackened Mexican... Read more
“US will make immigration more fair and just” US president Obama
President Barack Obama unveiled his immigration plan yesterday saying lifting the threat of expulsion from five million undocumented migrants would make the system “more fair and just.” And, while he stressed migrants will not get “a free pass to American citizenship” without taking the proper steps, Obama said that... Read more
$2bn trade surplus with N. America
Pakistan posted a surplus of more than 116 per cent in trade with North America in 2012-13 as its exports exceeded imports by over $2 billion. The region, especially the United States, has emerged as a leading exports destination for Pakistan’s products on the back of a string of... Read more
Programme for the support of rural artisans launched
Weavers and embroiders in rural communities of Punjab and Sindh will get their livelihoods improved as a result of a project just launched by the World Bank in Pakistan. Titled ‘Developing Artisanal Livelihoods in Rural Pakistan (RANG)’, the project will demonstrate to policy-makers the effectiveness of a crafts-based cluster... Read more
ECC approves a whopping 30pc hike in gas tariff
The Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet approved yesterday, policy guidelines for the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) for recovery of about Rs69 billion from gas consumers through an average 30 per cent increase in tariff to protect viability of gas companies. A meeting of the ECC, presided... Read more
Federal minister Zahid Hamid tenders resignation after being named in Musharraf treason case
Federal Minister Zahid Hamid Khan has tendered his resignation from his position of Minister for Science and Technology. The resignation came hours after the special court trying former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf for treason directed the government to add Hamid’s name to the charge sheet. Hamid is... Read more
Cotton market lacks trading interest
Trading on the cotton market yesterday remained lackluster as lint prices remain in free fall both locally and globally. Cotton prices are falling on almost all the leading world markets amid reports of piling up of stocks with most cotton-growing countries. The expected good impact on cotton prices in... Read more
SC upholds transfer of two modaraba funds
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the capital market regulator to transfer the management of two Islamic investment funds to Karachi-based KASB Modaraba, accelerating efforts to strengthen financing by investment partnerships. Earlier today KASB Modaraba said it had taken management control of first Pak Modaraba and first... Read more