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...
11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
Pakistan announce England series in UAE
Pakistan cricket authorities on Thursday announced the itinerary for their neutral-venue series against England in the United Arab Emirates from October to November. Pakistan has been forced to play most of their home matches on the neutral venues of the UAE after militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus... Read more
Leonardo DiCaprio raises $40mln for environment at charity gala
Leonardo DiCaprio raised over $40 million (36.5 million euros) for the environment at a charity gala in St. Tropez, where he auctioned off art by Banksy, a trip to the Arctic with Prince Albert of Monaco and private concerts with Elton John. The Hollywood star of box-office hits such... Read more
Imran Khan accepts judicial commission verdict
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has accepted the judicial commission’s verdict on the alleged vote fraud in May 11, 2013 general elections. PTI Chairman addressing to media in Chitral said “I had already said that PTI would not dispute the commission’s verdict, therefore we would live with it but... Read more
Iran deal fuels tussle for gas pipelines in Pakistan
Islamabad: A landmark deal on Iran’s nuclear programme has breathed new life into plans for a gas pipeline through Pakistan — and sparked a geopolitical tussle, with Russia looking to expand its influence, observers say. With sanctions on Iran likely to ease and peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan... Read more
US military sales to Pakistan irk India
India on Thursday expressed concerns to the United States over the sale of missiles and attack helicopters to Pakistan while asking them to consider the impact on India’s security before firming up such supplies. “Government has sensitised the US of our concerns on US military sales to Pakistan. Government has... Read more
US lauds Pakistan for facilitating Murree talks
Rawalpindi: Commander Resolute Support Mission & US Forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell has acknowledged Pakistan’s sincere efforts in bringing peace in Afghanistan, particularly its role in facilitating the recent peace talks between Taliban and the government in Kabul held in Murree. According to a statement issued by the Inter... Read more
$2.2 billion C/A deficit despite record remittances
Karachi: The country’s current account deficit remained $2.2 billion despite higher dollar inflows and low oil prices during 2014-15, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Wednesday. The deficit was significantly less than the preceding fiscal year’s $3.1bn, but in the wake of record $18.5bn remittances sent by... Read more
KSE breaches another milestone in post-Eid trading
Karachi: Stocks resu­m­ed the rally on the first trading session after the Eid holidays with the KSE-100 index adding 169.02 points (0.47 per cent) on Wednesday to close at 36,056.68. Traded volume increased 3pc to 621 million shares while traded value rose 17pc to Rs16.5 billion over the last... Read more
UAE to scrap fuel subsidies from August
Dubai: Leading oil producer the United Arab Emirates will scrap subsidies on petrol and diesel from August to cut spending as low crude prices hit revenues, the energy ministry said on Wednesday. Pump prices for the two fuels will now be set on the basis of world prices and... Read more
Gold slides 1pc to five-year low
London: Gold fell more than 1 per cent to a five-year low on Wednesday as a bounce in the dollar fuelled downside momentum, with investors continuing to pull away from the metal after its dramatic slide earlier this week. Holdings in the world’s biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold... Read more
Afghanistan waives customs duty on Pakistani goods
Islamabad: Afgha­nista­n has waived the financial guarantee of 110 per cent customs duty and $100 per 25 tonnes charges on Pakistani goods transiting through the country to Central Asian States. In a meeting with the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday, Afghanistan Ambassador Janan Mosazai informed that a notification... Read more
Nation still suffering from economic impact of sit-ins: Shahbaz
Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday congratulated everyone on the judicial commission report but said the nation was still suffering from the impact of the sit-ins. “The damaged caused to the nation and economy is still being felt because of the sit-ins which were held because of... Read more
People urged to be cautious about food and water use during monsoons
Karachi: The current spell of monsoon showers has neutralized the intensity of summers and associated health conditions yet exposed the vulnerability of Karachiites to ailments ranging from diarrhea, dysentery, cholera to hepatitis E. Doctors talking to APP Thursday urged citizens to be extremely careful with specific reference to consumption... Read more
Indian soldiers gun down three youths in Occupied Kashmir
Srinagar: Indian aggression in Occupied Kashmir showed no signs of abatement as Indian soldiers gunned down three young Kashmiris on Thursday in Kupwara district of the disputed valley. According to the Kashmir Media Service, the three Kashmiri youths were martyred during a violent operation by Indian forces in Tangdhar... Read more