Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
The magic is back: Harry Potter play hits London stage
Harry Potter fans were buzzing with excitement Saturday as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, a stage play that imagines the fictional boy wizard as a grown-up father of three, opened in London. After nearly eight weeks of well-received preview performances, London’s Palace Theatre hosted the opening gala as... Read more
Govt, real estate dealer agree FBR to determine real estate prices
The government and the real estate sector representatives reached a consensus on the issues of fair market valuation of the property and Property Gain Tax (PGT). Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said Federal Board of Revenue will determine prices of real estate and by the same measure tax... Read more
‘Peepli Live’ director convicted of rape by court
A Bollywood director was convicted of raping an American research scholar last year, India’s main news agency said. Mahmood Farooqui, best known for co-directing the popular 2010 satire “Peepli Live” on farmer suicides, was found guilty of the attack last March by a fast-track court hearing the case in... Read more
New Sindh cabinet sworn in
New Sindh Cabinet was sworn in at a ceremony in Governor House, Karachi. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad administered oath to the provincial ministers. New cabinet consist Suhail Anwar Sial, Shamim Mumtaz, Makhdoom Jameel uz Zaman, Sikandar Mandhro, Sardar Shah, Nisar Khuhro, Jam Mehtab, Mukesh Kumar and Jam Khan Shoro. New... Read more
18 children among 26 dead in Landi Kotal crash
At least 26 people, mostly children, were killed Saturday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road by floods and flung into a gorge, officials said. The dead included 18 children and six women. “Rescue operation has been completed, dead bodies of 26 people had... Read more
Erdogan tells West ´mind your own business´ over crackdown criticism
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the European Union and United States to “mind your own business” after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected accomplices in the failed coup. “Some people give us advice. They say they are worried. Mind your own business!... Read more
Pakistani man charged over links to Paris attacks
French authorities filed terror charges on Friday against two suspected members of the same Islamic State (Daesh) cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, a judicial source said. The 29-year-old Algerian Adel Haddadi and the 35-year-old Pakistani Mohamad Usman were charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists”, the... Read more
Day/Night Test in England moves closer with trial
Prospects of day/night Test cricket being staged in England moved closer to reality on Friday with a trial announced by Warwickshire next month. The county club will stage one of their Second XI fixtures under lights at Edgbaston. The August 22-24 fixture against Worcestershire 2nd XI has been moved... Read more
Norwich striker Lafferty charged with betting offence
Norwich City and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged with abetting offence, the Football Association said on Friday. “It is alleged that on 20 February 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football... Read more
Indian star Chopra won’t compromise: she wants lots of babies
Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra is not making any compromises in swapping Bollywood for Hollywood. The former Miss World, who has won an army of fans in the US since taking the lead in the American spy thriller television series “Quantico” last year, refuses to be stereotyped by her beauty... Read more
Rio Olympics: Russian athletes affected by Rio bans
Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month’s Rio Games. The IOC said... Read more
Rio mayor tears into organizers over snags at Olympic village
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, lashed out at the city’s Olympics organizing committee, accusing it of “serious problems” in managing the crisis-plagued athletes’ village. In a rare show of disunity a week before the Games, Paes blamed the Rio 2016 committee for a slew of problems at... Read more