Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
South Korea’s parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal. Parliament is expected to vote on Friday in favour of impeachment, although the Constitutional Court must decide whether to... Read more
Johnny Depp, Will Smith, George Clooney on ‘overpaid’ Forbes list
Johnny Depp and Will Smith topped a list on Wednesday of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors, an illustration that star power does not always bring in dollars at the movie box-office. Fan favorite George Clooney also found himself on the annual Forbes list after the limited commercial appeal of films... Read more
Pakistan cricket team observes minute silence for PK661 victims
Pakistan cricket team observed a minute of silence at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns today for the victims of PK661 before match against Cricket Australia XI. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight crashed into a hillside after one of its two turboprop engines failed while travelling from the city of... Read more
PIA crash victims to be identified by DNA
DNA testing will be used to identify the 48 charred victims of a plane crash in Abbottabad, authorities said Thursday, as the country mourned one of the worst aviation disasters in its history. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight crashed into a hillside after one of its two turboprop... Read more
MCB Bank, NIB Bank announce merger
MCB Bank and NIB Bank has announced merger to operate as a single entity. The Singapore-based Temaseks holds majority shareholders of NIB have agreed to acquire one share of MCB in exchange of every 140 shares. The amalgamation deal is subject to a number of regulatory approvals. NIB Bank... Read more
President approves Justice Saqib Nisar as next CJ
President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the appointment of senior judge of the Supreme Court Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan. The Law Ministry has issued a notification in this regard. According to the notification, Justice Nisar will take charge as chief justice of the apex... Read more
Turner will create shows for Snapchat in expanded partnership
Turner Broadcasting System Inc will create more video content for mobile app Snapchat and collaborate with the social media company on advertising, Turner said on Wednesday, as they expand a partnership to broaden their reach among millennials. TV networks of the Time Warner Inc unit, including TBS and Adult... Read more
Italy’s Renzi resigns, hints at early election
Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle. Political consultations on forming a caretaker government were set to begin Thursday at 6 pm, after Renzi formally submitted... Read more
Nation mourns tragic crash of PIA’s flight PK-661
The nation is in a state of mourning after the crash of a PIA airliner near Havelian that claimed 48 precious lives. The plane en-route Islamabad from Chitral when it met with the accident and crashed into the hilly area of Abbottabad district. The singer, the scholar, the philanthropist and... Read more
Russia-Taliban ties worry Afghan, US officials
Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the insurgents, who are contesting large swathes of territory and... Read more