Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Pakistan accuses India of hampering its terror fight
Pakistan on Tuesday accused India of hampering its military operation against militants by escalating tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire along their tense border on Monday, killing four Pakistani civilians including a teenage boy and an Indian soldier, the latest in a... Read more
Jemima Khan Wishes IK, Best of Luck
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan’s  ex-wife, Jemima Khan in a message on twitter congratulated  him and said “Thank you so much to all those Pakistanis who have sent me such lovely messages over the last few days. I am really touched, I’ll always love Pakistan. She further added, “thanks to... Read more
Mahira plays suave urbanite in upcoming movie
Sheharyar Munawer Siddiqui, is currently producing and acting in a movie titled Ho Mann Jahaan (working title) that stars the gorgeous Mahira Khan as well as hearthrob Adeel Hussain. Popular actor Sheharyar says: “The movie will be directed by renowned ad filmmaker Asim Raza. I am producing the venture... Read more
India announce World Cup squad
 India´s selectors today  chose three frontline spinners to help Mahendra Singh Dhoni´s men defend the World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand from next month. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was joined by left-armers Ravindra Jadeja and young Akshar Patel in a 15-man squad announced in Mumbai for the showpiece... Read more
Aamir Khan’s PK breaks records
The world loved Aamir Khan as the smooth criminal on wheels (throwback: Dhoom 3) and loves him even more as the sceptical alien in PK. Huge audiences in  Pakistan have flocked to cinemas to watch the actor who has lived up to his reputation and success as an artiste... Read more
KPK announces Rs.10m bounty on Mullah Fazlullah
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government yesterday announced a bounty worth Rs10 million rupees (US$100,000) for information leading to the arrest or death of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, Mullah Fazlullah, officials said. “The provincial government has set a bounty of Rs10 million for any information/help that can lead to the... Read more
Pak FO rejects “terror boat” allegations
Pakistan today strongly rejected Indian allegations of the so-called “terror boat” and termed reports alleging that the Pakistani boat was on a terror mission “baseless and preposterous”. “Pakistan is opposed to terrorism in all forms and manifestation and has been the biggest victim of terrorism,” Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson... Read more
Expired juice (almost) served to President Mamnoon Hussain
It was revealed late last week that expired fruit juices were being served to guests at the State Lounge in Benazir Bhutto International Airport. President Mamnoon Hussain’s personal physician noticed the expiry date on the juice boxes which were to be served to the president on his arrival in... Read more
Shashi Tharoor’s wife murdered claims Indian police
Indian police today registered a murder case against unknown persons over the death of Sunanda Pushkar, claiming the wife of the Shashi Tharoor was killed by poisoning, according to a Times of India report. “We have got the final medical report from AIIMS, and we have been told that... Read more
Mubashir Lucman, CEO of ARY Salman Iqbal indicted by SC in contempt case
The Supreme Court indicted yesterday, the chief executive and the anchorperson of a private television network on contempt charges in a case related to the airing of a scandalous and defamatory programme against the judiciary. Both CEO Salman Iqbal and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman of ARY pleaded not guilty and... Read more
“Butt Water” blacklisted along with 9 other brands by PSQCA
Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found 10 brands of bottled water unsafe for human consumption. PCRWR Director General Lubna Naheed Bukhari has urged authorities to take action against the companies selling contaminated bottled water. She said the poor quality of drinking water has forced a... Read more
Sugar woes

Sugar woes

Business January 6, 2015 0

Sugar mills in Sindh are not motivated enough to start crushing the crop, stating that they cannot operate when the factory-gate price of processed sugar is less than the official sugarcane rate. Deadlock over price between millers and farmers has now threatened to cast a shadow on other cash... Read more
KSE remains stable

KSE remains stable

Business January 6, 2015 0

The index began the week on a positive note,  However, stock remained range-bound with the rise mainly driven by foreign interest. At close, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index rose 0.08% or 26.18 points to end at 32,757.79. Elixir Securities analyst Faisal Bilwani said the index pared... Read more
2 power plants inaugurated in Sukkur
Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari yesterday laid the foundation stone of two hydel power plants in Sukkur. One plant will be built at Rohri Canal and the other at Nara Canal, the two offshoots of left pocket of Sukkur Barrage. The plant at RD-27 of Rohri Canal... Read more