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...
PM Nawaz, Gen Qamar offer security assurances for PEMRA staff
Days after the media watchdog’s chief expressed his serious concerns about alleged threats to him and employees of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa have taken notice of the issue and assured their complete support. “This is a... Read more
Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads
Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. The downgrade of the links was expected to take effect beginning on Wednesday on News Feed, the home page... Read more
London police charge three women with terrorism
London police on Wednesday charged three women, including a mother and daughter, with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder after a raid during which one of them was shot. The charges were announced followed the April 27 operation at a home in north-west London, during which 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi... Read more
FIA arrests suspect in Maulana Azam Tariq’s murder from Islamabad airport
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a suspect in the murder of Maulana Azam Tariq from Islamabad airport. Maulana Azam Tariq was shot dead in October 2003 on the outskirts of Islamabad while he was returning from Jhang. The suspect has been identified as Sibtain Kazmi had a bounty of 1... Read more
Trump defiant after shock Comey sacking
The White House slapped down calls for a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, after the US president abruptly fired his FBI director. Trump’s shock dismissal of James Comey — the man overseeing federal investigations into suspected Kremlin interference in the 2016 vote... Read more
KE unannounced loadshedding take a leap as mercury rises in Karachi
Karachi Electric (KE) unannounced loadshedding has made citizen’s life miserable  as outages hit several areas late Wednesday. According to media reports, power supply to, Defence, Clifton, Saddar, Gulistan e Jauhar, Gulshan Iqbal, North Karachi, New Karachi and several other areas remained suspended for hours. A spokesman for K-Electric, said reduction... Read more
Rainstorm hits Punjab, Sindh
Raimstorm hit several cities in Sindh and Punjab late Wednesday. According to reports, heavy rain lashed Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Rajapur, Bahawalpur, Sukkur and several other cities in the country and suspend power supply. Rajanpur, Jhang and Shorkot received heavy rainfall late this night. Faisalabad and Gujranwala plunged... Read more
Barclays to pay $97 mn for overcharging investors
British banking giant Barclays has agreed to repay nearly $100 million to investment clients it overcharged for services, US financial regulators said Wednesday. The bank overbilled investment clients by nearly $50 million, US Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement. “Barclays failed to ensure that clients were receiving... Read more
Netflix hit by Cannes ‘ban’ after cinema release row
The Cannes film festival effectively slapped a ban on future Netflix-backed movies Wednesday after the streaming giant refused to screen its two films in this year’s competition in French cinemas. Although “The Meyerowitz Stories” — starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller — and the Korean-American thriller “Okja” will be... Read more
Djokovic, Nadal struggle in Madrid openers
Novak Djokovic staved off a huge upset and Rafael Nadal was made to battle in their opening matches at the Madrid Masters on Wednesday. In his first outing since splitting with his long-time coaching team Djokovic had to dig deep before eventually despatching Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in... Read more
Twenty-five hurt in scuffles before Madrid derby
A total of 20 supporters and five police officers suffered minor injuries in scuffles outside the Vicente Calderon stadium prior to Wednesday´s Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. A spokesperson for the Spanish capital´s emergency services said the 25 people had been treated for... Read more
Pakistan frustrate Windies in opening session of 3rd test
Pakistan negotiated a potentially tricky first session, reaching 70 for one on the first day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica on Wednesday. After they were put in to bat, Shan Masood was the tourists’ only casualty of the morning,... Read more