|May 24, 2019 | 09:38:54 AM
FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar World Cup
While confirming FIFA's considerations to let Qatar host 48-team tournament on its own, the statement issued stated that there was insufficient time "for a detailed assessment of the potential logistical impact".
|May 24, 2019 | 09:38:14 AM
French Open begins on Sunday
PARIS (Reuters) - The French Open begins on Sunday. Here are eight women to watch on the Roland Garros clay. SIMONA HALEP (Romania) The lionhearted Romanian finally landed a Grand Slam title in Paris last year after seasons of sweat and it will take a tough cookie to wrestle the crown from her grasp.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:37:22 AM
No personal opinion on playing with Pakistan
Thursday May 23, 2019 Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that the decision about playing with Pakistan solely rests with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he does not have any personal opinion in this regard.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:36:20 AM
Commando Earned An X Rating
Arnold Schwarzenegger's output during the 1980s was legendary. The A-list action superstar cranked out a series of memorable thrillers in that particular decade, from The Terminator (1984) to Predator (1987). But none were quite as violent as 1985's Commando , which cast Schwarzenegger as a retired Special Forces colonel fighting to rescue his kidnapped daughter (played by Alyssa Milano).
|May 24, 2019 | 09:34:19 AM
Thanks to Saudi prince for helping in difficult time
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday thanked Saudi Arabia's governor of Tabuk province for the kingdom's support to Pakistan in this testing time. Prince Fahd bin Sultan had a telephonic conversation with premier Imran, in which he extended his greetings for Ramazan.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:32:41 AM
Pakistan on road to peace, says COAS Bajwa
Can't connect right now! retry Quetta: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Command and Staff College Quetta. While addressing student officers and faculty of Staff Course 2018/19, General Bajwa shared his thoughts on national security, Inter Services Public Relations said Thursday.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:31:47 AM
Rs1.83tr development outlay for 2019-20
ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday proposed a national development outlay of Rs1.837 trillion with a provincial contribution of Rs912 billion. The decision was made at a meeting of the Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) held under the chairmanship of Planning, Development and Reform Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:30:38 AM
Modi's win is bad for India's soul
Editorial: The world does not need another national populist leader who pursues a pro-business agenda while trading in fake news and treating minorities as second-class citizens
|May 24, 2019 | 09:29:19 AM
India's secular democracy is under threat
Narendra Modi has won again in India, with initial results showing his vote share may have even risen by 10 per cent. While the post-mortem for main opposition party Congress begins in earnest, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of which Modi is leader will celebrate deep into the night.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:28:32 AM
Modi wins election
NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.
|May 24, 2019 | 09:26:50 AM
Who is using my wifi
If you've ever wondered who is using your Wi-Fi, you're not alone. By now, most people understand the need to secure the Wi-Fi networks provided by their router access point (AP).
|May 23, 2019 | 01:45:55 PM
To strengthen ties in diverse fields
by Agencies , (Last Updated 18 hours ago) ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have agreed to enhance cooperation in various fields, including trade, energy and defence sectors. The agreement was reached at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bishkek on Wednesday.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:45:00 PM
Shaheen-II ballistic missile training launch successful
Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. "The training launch was aimed at ensuring [the] operational readiness of [the] Army Strategic Forces Command. [The] Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 kilometres," the ISPR handout said.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:41:32 PM
10,000 more troops to Middle East
Plans aim to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats as tensions between the countries continue to simmer
|May 23, 2019 | 01:38:31 PM
Why foreign investors aren't betting on Pakistan?
"Pakistan is the land of opportunities". So maintains the Overseas Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Hard data on the other hand suggests otherwise. Data released by the central bank yesterday shows that net FDI inflows more than halved in the ten-month period ending April 2019 as growth in gross outflows outpaced gross inflows.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:37:04 PM
Expiry date on Pakistani currency
'Put expiry date on Pakistani currency and the black economy will wither away': BS or not? - Profit by Pakistan Today
Social media is abuzz with a zany suggestion of replacing the currency presently in circulation in the economy with new currency that has an expiration date on it as a measure to account for the money that is lost during transactions involving corruption. The idea is that those who buck the system will be forced ...
|May 23, 2019 | 01:35:43 PM
Hopes for World Cup
Wednesday May 22, 2019 The Pakistan cricket team's jersey has been unveiled and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to begin from May 31. Pakistani players are excited and share their thoughts on wearing the team jersey, hopes and expectations from the World Cup.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:34:40 PM
Nuclear war risk at its highest since WW2
Renata Dwan, director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has stated the increased prospect of conflict is an "urgent" issue, amid growing tensions throughout the world. The senior UN security expert cites the current dispute between the US and China, who are embroiled in a trade war, as one of the main reasons for concern.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:32:58 PM
Stashing dollars a 'grave sin'
by News Desk , (Last Updated 2 days ago) Scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani said on Tuesday that purchasing dollars to hoard for the sake of profit is a 'grave sin' and disloyalty to the country in the present economic crisis.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:31:38 PM
Polish forces commander calls on COAS Gen Bajwa
ISLAMABAD: Commander of the Polish Armed Forces Lieutenant General Jaroslaw Mika called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the meeting discussed issues of mutual interest including defence, training and security cooperation between the two armies.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:30:29 PM
Action against NAB chief for his controversial interview
Former president Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday that his party will take action against NAB chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal for discussing ongoing corruption references in an interview a few days ago. "He has no right to give an interview," Zardari said. "His post doesn't allow him to give such interviews."
|May 23, 2019 | 01:29:31 PM
25 new sexual harassment lawsuits
Tuesday May 21, 2019 McDonald's Corp has been accused in 25 new legal actions of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:27:03 PM
Cannot accept more water due to limited capacity
ISLAMABAD: The twin cities cannot accept any additional supply of water despite a shortage because of limited capacity. Residents of Islamabad have continued to face a shortage of water, with the supply from Simly Lake being rationed even though the water level in the lake is just 25 feet below peak capacity.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:25:46 PM
Sialkot airport flight operations suspended
All the flights will now take off from and land at the Lahore airport, he added. The flight from Sharjah (PK-210), which was supposed to land at Sialkot airport on May 22, will now land at the Lahore airport. The flights to Saudi Arabia (PK-755 and PK-756) will depart from Lahore airport.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:24:17 PM
Trade war is catastrophic
BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the US-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei. The world's two largest economies have escalated tariff increases on each other's imports after talks broke down ...
|May 23, 2019 | 01:22:27 PM
Why She Hasn't Been Doing Any Pakistani Dramas
Mehwish Hayat's career has really soared over the past few years. It recently all culminated with her receiving the ' Tamgha E Imtiaz'. Of course, this is only the start for Mehwish; the actor has a new film coming out this Eid, ' Challawa'.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:21:46 PM
Endangering Yemen peace efforts
The cautious progress being painstakingly achieved on the ground in Yemen 's bitter civil war risks being jeopardised by the rising tensions between the US and Iran, the foreign secretary has warned.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:20:58 PM
Drone attack on Saudi's Najran airport
CAIRO: Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Najran airport, the group's Al Masirah TV said early on Wednesday. It said it targeted hangars containing war planes. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. There was also no immediate comment from Saudi Arabia or the Saudi-led coalition.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:19:30 PM
Does not want direct or proxy war
Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:18:43 PM
Register your unregistered mobile phones
Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has started the process of blocking unregistered and illegal smartphones in the country. The authorities had launched a Device Registration System (DIRBS) last year, through which every Pakistani can register his smartphones to prevent their devices from getting blocked.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:17:07 PM
India claims test of fastest cruise missile
India said the world's fastest cruise missile passed another key test Wednesday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter jet. India is developing the supersonic BrahMos missile - which has a top speed of 3,450 kilometres per hour - with Russia, and according to media reports wants to soon start selling it abroad.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:15:46 PM
Urmila's converting to Islam after marriage
Urmila tied knot with Mohsin Akhtar Mir in the year 2016. MUMBAI (Dunya News) - Actor turned politician Urmila Matondkar has opened up about the claims that she has embraced Islam after her marriage with Kashmiri model turned businessman and said that she is still a Hindu.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:14:10 PM
Only purpose to make cases?
Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Thursday took the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to task while rejecting the bureau's appeal against the acquittal of a suspect in a corruption case and asked what the role of the accountability watchdog was. "What does the NAB do after all?
|May 23, 2019 | 01:12:20 PM
2-Meter Sea Level Rise by 2100
May 22 2019 By AFP Study of new projections warns tens of millions of people could be displaced by the end of the century Global sea levels could rise by two meters and displace tens of millions of people by the end of the century, according to new projections that double the U.N.'s benchmark estimates.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:10:48 PM
Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, the US space agency has invited public to submit their names to fly abroad the next rover to Red Planet in 2020. Souvenir boarding passes will display names submitted by the people which will also be on microchips aboard the Mars 2020 rover, NASA said in a statement on late Tuesday.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:07:50 PM
Post-election protests in Indonesia
Widodo warned of tough action against those instigating riots. JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades on Wednesday as demonstrations over the outcome of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:06:45 PM
'Deterrence not war'
WASHINGTON: The US defense chief said President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to deter Iran but not start a war, after he briefed members of Congress. "This is about deterrence, not about war. We are not about going to war," Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters after exiting the closed-door meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:05:43 PM
Brexit: Theresa May resists calls from MPs to resign
The front pages paint a grim picture of a prime minister barricaded inside Number 10 'beleaguered and bleary-eyed'
|May 23, 2019 | 01:04:51 PM
NSC backs govt plan
ISLAMABAD: While opposition parties are planning to launch a protest movement against the government over rising inflation after Eid, the National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday endorsed the government plan to deal with the economic crisis.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:03:41 PM
Amnesty for industry to clear past sales tax liabilities
ISLAMABAD: Announcing amnesty for industry, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Wednesday urged the industrialists and manufacturers to take advantage of the Asset Declaration Scheme and clear their past sales tax liabilities by paying just two percent tax till June 30, 2019 or the law would take its due course after the expiry of the data.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:02:56 PM
ISLAMABAD / RAWALPINDI / BAHAWALPUR: Raising the issue of the recent rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Islamabad, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz hit out at the government on Wednesday, calling Imran Khan an "incompetent prime minister".
|May 23, 2019 | 01:01:53 PM
Iranian FM to visit Pakistan on Thursday
by News Desk , (Last Updated 17 hours ago) Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is expected to arrive in Islamabad on Wednesday on a two-day official visit. The visit is a first amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States. Diplomatic officials suggested that Zarif is expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
|May 23, 2019 | 01:00:56 PM
Hand shake at SCO moot
ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be a sign of de-escalation in tensions between Pakistan and India, the foreign ministers of the two South Asian neighbours shook hands with each other on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on Wednesday.
|May 23, 2019 | 12:59:52 PM
To enhance bilateral trade
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Kazakhstan have decided to enhance the volume of their bilateral trade to $1 billion, according to a Foreign Office press release issued on Wednesday. The agreement was reached at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Kazakh counterpart Beibut Atamkulov in Bishkek on the sidelines of the the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting.
|May 23, 2019 | 12:59:02 PM
'Conflict resolution' must for peace
'Conflict resolution' must for peace in South Asia: Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi at SCO meet - Times of India
BISHKEK: Pakistan has delivered a "message of peace" by opening the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Wednesday as he underlined the importance of "conflict resolution" for peace and stability in South Asia.
|May 23, 2019 | 12:58:13 PM
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, for the first time, fully disclosed the debt taken from China which stood at $6.5 billion for the current fiscal year alone, equal to three-fourths of the $8.6 billion worth of total loans that Islamabad received in the past 10 months, show official documents.
|May 23, 2019 | 12:57:14 PM
BJP coalition leads polls
Thursday May 23, 2019 NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party taking an early lead, TV channels and India's Election Commission said.
|May 21, 2019 | 02:15:36 PM
Release from jail on medical grounds
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday filed in the Islamabad High Court a fresh petition seeking release from Kot Lakhpat jail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. A two-judge IHC bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb will take up the petition on Tuesday (today).
|May 21, 2019 | 02:12:12 PM
Senator warns of overwhelming Iran strike if US threatened
TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump would not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries. "Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't 'end Iran'," Zarif wrote on Twitter.
|May 21, 2019 | 02:11:22 PM
Pakistans total debt, liabilities rise to Rs35tr
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's debt and liabilities have risen steeply to Rs35.1 trillion or 91.2% of size of the economy, further deepening concerns over debt trap that has started limiting the government's policy options.