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...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen
At least 64 children have died over six days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday. Authorities have launched an inquiry into the causes of the oxygen disruption but denied reports that it had caused the deaths at the Baba Raghav Das... Read more
Indian band Voxchord sings Pakistan’s national anthem as Independence Day gift
An Indian Acapella Band Voxchord has released Pakistan Anthem video as a gift on 70th Independence Day celebrations. The music video by the band begins with the message: “This is our way of wishing you, Happy Birthday Pakistan.” “This Independence Day, we’d like to dedicate a song to our... Read more
Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions
Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with North Korea as an escalating war of words raised global alarm. Xi made the plea in a phone call hours after Trump ramped up his warnings to Pyongyang, saying the... Read more
PM dismisses EOBI Chairman Zafar Gondal
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi dismissed Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) Chairman Zafar Gondal. According to a notification issued by the prime minister house, Gondal has been dismissed upon completion of multiple inquiries by competent officers. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) initiated investigations against Gondal for causing a Rs.... Read more
PM Shahid Abbasi to visit Karachi today
Newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visiKarachi on Saturday. The premier will visit the Quaid’s mausoleum, ahead of the seventieth independence day. He is expected to meet prominent entrepreneurs and delegations of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) at the Governor House. Read more
World’s oldest man, Holocaust survivor, dies aged 113
Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, aged 113, local news media reports said. Guinness said Kristal was born in Poland on Sept. 15, 1903, and survived the Auschwitz death camp, where... Read more
Neymar cleared to make PSG debut
World-record signing Neymar looks set to make his debut for Paris St Germain on Sunday after the French football federation confirmed it had received the player’s transfer certificate. The Brazilian, whose 222 million euros (£201 mln) signing from Barcelona doubled the world-record transfer fee, was prevented from playing in... Read more
Federer punches ticket to Montreal semis
Roger Federer stretched his match win streak to 15 as he outclassed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Montreal Masters on Friday. Federer advances to the semi-finals where he will face Robin Haase of the Netherlands who defeated Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 earlier in... Read more
HBO offered ‘bounty’ to hackers: report
HBO offered a reward of $250,000 in response to a data breach at the television group that produces “Game of Thrones,” according to a report from a leaked memo. The report by Variety on Thursday said HBO offered the payment as a “bug bounty,” which is offered by companies... Read more