NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
Nawaz’s disqualification has affected CPEC coordination: Lijian Zhao
Lijian Zhao, Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counsellor at Chinese Embassy said that admitted that disqualification of Nawaz Sharif has affected the coordination for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In an interview with the daily newspaper ‘The News” Zhao said that “Political stability is a must for economic... Read more
SBP keeps monetary rate unchanged at 5.75 percent
The State Bank of Pakistan has kept that policy rate unchanged at 5.75 percent. The announcement to this effect was made in the Monetary Policy Statement issued here on Friday. It said that the Macroeconomic environment remains conducive to growth without impacting headline inflation. Favorable initial estimates of major crops, a healthy... Read more
Trump’s scandal-hit health secretary resigns
Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price was forced out of the US  administration Friday, amid a scandal over his use of costly private jets for government travel. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement said “Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price... Read more
Oxford University College removes Aung San Suu Kyi portrait
The Oxford University has removed her portrait from public display amid criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis. The governing body of Oxford’s St Hugh’s college decided to remove the painting of the Nobel laureate from its main entrance, days before the start of the new term. Aung... Read more
Australian Rules: Tigers maul Crows to end long AFL title drought
The Richmond Tigers shrugged off decades of frustration to win their 11th Australian Football League championship and first in 37 years with a 48-point trouncing of the Adelaide Crows in the Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday. Trailing by 10 points after the opening quarter, the Tigers piled on... Read more
Sri Lanka fight back after Pakistan’s solid start
Openers Shan Masood and Sami Aslam scored half centuries before Sri Lanka’s spinners hit back to put Pakistan under pressure on the third day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Pakistan were 121-2 at lunch after both openers were removed, with Azhar Ali unbeaten on five... Read more
CTD foils terror bid in Multan, Arrests four suspects
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday filed a terror bid in Multan. According to the CTD officials, on an intelligence report, a raid was conducted and arrested four activists of banned outfit. CTD officials while talking to media said that the suspects arrested belong to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The suspected militants were... Read more
Mobile Phone services partially suspended in major cities
Mobile phone services has been partially suspended in major cities across the country on Saturday ahead of 9th and 10th Muharram processions. Processions of 9th Muharram honouring Imam Hussain (AS) and the martyrs of Karbala are being taken out today across various cities in Pakistan on Saturday. Sindh: Cellular... Read more
FRB extends deadline for filing tax returns till October 31
The Federal  Board of Revenue  has extended the deadline for filing of income tax returns till October 31. Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Friday approved extension date for filing of Income Tax Returns/Statements by Companies, salaried individuals, other individuals and AOPs, till October 31, 2017. The minister... Read more
North Korea seen moving missiles from development center
Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and US... Read more
Toned down and tuned in, Miley Cyrus turns country balladeer
She transitioned from wholesome TV kid to pansexual media sensation — and now Miley Cyrus is reinventing herself again. On “Younger Now,” the sixth album in her already storied career, the 24-year-old dips back into country — the music of her father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus. But the album,... Read more
2 civilians, Naib Subedar martyred in cross-border India firing
Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along LOC in Rakh Chikri, Rawalakot targeting civil population with heavy weapons. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), 2 civilians including a women embraced shahadat while 1 civilian injured. Army patrol assisting evacuation of civilian casualties also came under Indian firing... Read more
Tata wins bid to make electric cars for Indian government
India´s Tata Motors has won a bid to manufacture thousands of electric cars for the government as part of a push to promote battery-powered vehicles as the nation grapples with soaring pollution levels. State-owned energy efficiency services limited (ESSL) will procure 10,000 cars from Tata Motors, with the first... Read more
US considers Pakistan important country of region: Zakaria
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the United States considers Pakistan an important country in the region. While speaking on state television, the spokesperson remarked that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held important meetings on sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session with high-ranking officials of... Read more