6 miners dead, 2 trapped after coalmine collapse in Balochistan’s Harnai
Six coal miners were killed and 2 trapped as  a coalmine collapsed in Balochistan’s Harnai district on Thursday night....
Perera to captain Sri Lanka in T20 series against Pakistan
Sri Lanka announced a 15-man T20 squad for the three-match T20 series against Pakistan on Saturday. Thisara Perera will...
35 Egyptian police, troops die in clashes with militants: sources
At least 35 Egyptian troops and police officers were killed in clashes with militants in the Bahariya oasis in...
Pakistan’s nukes completely safe: Dar
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday assured that Pakistan’s nuclear assets are completely safe. “Pakistan’s command and control system as well as nuclear safety regime remain robust and are at par with international standards,” he said in response to a question at an event arranged by the Heritage Foundation... Read more
DIG Peshawar’s son killed by police guard in Karachi
The son of Shahab Mazher deputy inspector general (DIG) of Peshawar police was found strangulated to death in a bungalow in Defence’s Khayaban-e-Sehr. According to police sources, Umair Shahab Mazhar, 27, was strangulated to death by his own security guard at his residence in Khayaban-e- Sahar late night. Police... Read more
Sharapova rivals are jealous ‘journeymen’, says agent
Critics of Maria Sharapova possibly receiving a wildcard into the French Open just want to keep another title threat out of Roland Garros, the Russian star’s agent said in a report Friday. Ben Rothenberg, a US-based tennis writer and podcaster, tweeted a statement Friday from Max Eisenbud, Sharapova’s agent,... Read more
French artist succeeds in ‘hatching eggs’
French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks. Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late March of imitating a mother hen by incubating some... Read more
Banks receiving Hajj applications today: SBP
The State Bank of Pakistan has announced that banks designated to receive Hajj applications will remain open on Saturday and Sunday. The last date to receive Hajj applications is 26th of this month, while balloting will be held on 28th of this month. Under the government scheme, 1,07526 people... Read more
PIA BoD sacks CEO, Bernd Hildenbrand remains on ECL
Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bernd Hildenbrand has been removed from his post. In a notification issued by PIA on Friday, announced that Bernd Hildenbrand has been removed from his position and his name continues to remain on the Exit Control List (ECL) till the end... Read more
Windies revival frustrates Pakistan in first Test
Half-centuries by Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich engineered a West Indies revival in reaching 244 for seven at stumps against Pakistan on the opening day of the first Test at Sabina Park on Friday. Coming together immediately after lunch when opener Kieran Powell became Mohammad Amir’s third wicket with... Read more
UN chief holds first meeting with Trump
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday held a brief first meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, ahead of a visit of Security Council ambassadors to Washington next week. Guterres, who took over from Ban Ki-moon in January, also met with the US national... Read more