Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Kendrick Lamar wins big, but absent Taylor Swift steals VMA show
Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran won the top prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday, but an absent Taylor Swift and lifetime achievement honoree Pink dominated the show. An angry Swift took on her critics in the world premiere of the music video for her first... Read more
Pakistan to host three int’l tennis events this year
Pakistan would be hosting three international tennis tournaments this year with each having a cash prize of $15,000. According to Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Secretary Sanaullah Aman, the three tournaments would be held in November and December. “Foreign players would be seen in action in these events while International... Read more
Indian court sentences Gurmeet Ram Rahim to 10 years in prison
An Indian judge on Monday handed a 10-year jail sentence to self-styled ’godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday. “The court has ordered 10-year jail term for the accused,” Ram Niwas, senior bureaucrat in charge of... Read more
Braving security fears, Chinese seek ‘Silk Road’ riches in Pakistan
Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan. Zhang, 48, is one of a growing number of Chinese pioneers sensing an opportunity across the Himalayas... Read more
KPK traffic police fines MPA Zareen Gul for traffic violation
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) traffic police fined Member Provincial l Assembly (MPA) Zareen Gul for violating traffic rules. According to local news channel ‘Geo News’ Gul, who is an MPA from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam was fined on Monday for violating traffic rules. The MPA broke a traffic signal, following which traffic... Read more
Sony to reboot ‘Starsky and Hutch’
Sony is planning to reboot 1970s cop series “Starsky and Hutch” with “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn set to oversee the project, US media reported Thursday. Gunn will also write the “character-driven, hour-long procedural” with his brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin Mark Gunn, the Hollywood Reporter said,... Read more
HBL faces penalty over Rs66 billion, decides to shutdown operations in New York
Habib Bank Ltd (HBL) has decided to close New York Operations. According to a letter written by the bank’s company secretary, Nausheen Ahmad, to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), HBL announced to close its operations at the New York branch as it may face civil monetary penalty of up to Rs67... Read more
Sheikh Rasheed approaches SC to order NAB to reopen Hudaibiya case
Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed has submitted a petition in the Supreme Court against National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) failure to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mill case. In the petition, Sheikh Rasheed, plead that on July 21, NAB had informed the SC it would reply in seven days regarding... Read more
Uber board picks Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO
Uber Technologies Inc on Sunday chose Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia Inc, as its chief executive, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter, handing him the challenge of leading the ride-services company out of a nearly year-long crisis. Khosrowshahi, 48, would take on... Read more
PTI MNA Gulzar Khan passes away
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly (MNA), Gulzar Khan, passed away on Monday. According to family sources, Gulzar was suffering from heart ailment and passed away in Masho Gogar, in Peshawar’s Badhaber area. His funeral prayers will be held at 4pm in his native town. PTI Chairman Imran Khan, along... Read more
Indian city barricaded as ´rape guru´ awaits sentencing
Supporters of an Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers Sunday after the “godman” was convicted of rape, but authorities are bracing for more trouble on the eve of his sentencing after rioting by devotees left 36 dead. Thousands of followers of Ram Rahim Singh had congregated in the... Read more