Microsoft tops forecasts with 16% profit growth
Microsoft on Thursday delivered stronger-than-expected earnings for the past quarter, lifted by gains in cloud computing and other business...
Nayyar Sultana remembered Today
Pakistani actress Nayyar Sultana, known as the ‘Queen of Sentiments’ was remembered on her 25th death anniversary on Friday...
Underage prisoners sexually abused in Balochistan jails: JUI-F lawmaker
Underage prisoners are routinely sexually abused by older prisoners in jails in Balochistan, said Jamiat- Ulema Islam MPA Sardar...
Sindh revokes NAB Ordinance
Sindh government on Thursday revoked the jurisdiction of National Accountability Bureau Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in the province. In a notification issued by the provincial law ministry, the ministry has directed to print NAO 1999 repeal bill 2017. Following the notification, National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) jurisdiction will now be only... Read more
Jami wins TFL award at Switzerland’s Locarno Festival
Pakistani Director, producer Jamshed Mehmood Raza Aka Jami, has won the Open Doors – TFL (TorinoFilmLab) award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Addresing on the award ceremony, Jami said “Well that’s very interesting because I was making the video for someone else and this is very surprising,... Read more
Around 95% objectives of Operation Khyber 4 achieved: DG ISPR
Director General, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that Operation Khyber 4 in Rajgal valley was progressing successfully and around 95% physical objectives had been achieved. “This was one of the most difficult operations because the terrain was like that. But this has... Read more
Pakistani lepers’ messiah Dr Ruth Pfau passes away
Pakistani lepers’ messiah Dr Ruth Pfau passed away early Thursday morning at 4am after a long illness. She was 87. Dr Pfau funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 11am at St Patrick’s Cathedral, and thereafter will be laid to rest in the Christian Cemetery (Gora Qabristan).... Read more
Federer, Nadal stroll in Montreal openers
A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006. The Swiss star, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Tuesday, swatted aside... Read more
US sanctions Mexico football captain Marquez for alleged cartel ties
The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico’s national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a “front person” for a major drug trafficking organization. Marquez was one of 22 people and 43 entities the US Treasury placed on a sanctions list in... Read more
N. Korea to develop Guam strike plan by mid-August, says Trump ‘bereft of reason’
North Korea will develop a plan by mid-August to launch four intermediate range missiles at the US territory of Guam before presenting it to leader Kim Jong Un who will make a decision on whether to proceed, the North’s state media said on Thursday. The unusually detailed report on... Read more
Box office weighs on 21st Century Fox results
Media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox on Wednesday reported a drop in profit in the past quarter as weaker box office revenues hurt performance for the Murdoch family-controlled group. Fox reported a net profit of $476 million in the fiscal fourth quarter to June 30, a drop of 16 percent... Read more
Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving cars
Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye. A day after closing the $15 billion deal to buy Mobileye, which specializes in driver-assistance systems, Intel said it will begin rolling out... Read more