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June 11, 2019 | 04:26:10 PM

Plan to alter Earth's orbit

Earth exodus: Plan to alter Earth's orbit to escape being eaten by dying Sun

Man-made climate change is an immediate concern, with a global warming apocalypse appearing increasingly likely. However the planet's long-term prognosis is even more dire, because the sun will one day run out of fuel and expand, destroying the Earth in five billion years.

June 11, 2019 | 04:24:57 PM

Federal Reserve is 'very, very destructive'

Trump says Federal Reserve is 'very, very destructive' to economy

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday the US central bank has been "very, very destructive" to the economy by raising interest rates too quickly. Trump has repeatedly criticized the Federal Reserve and called on the independent policymakers to lower the benchmark interest rate but he said in an interview with CNBC "they certainly didn't listen to me because they made a big mistake.

June 11, 2019 | 04:24:13 PM

Enrichment of uranium

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, says UN watchdog

Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension.

June 11, 2019 | 04:23:30 PM

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2018-19: Manufacturing contracts amid slowing economy

Survey strikes a sour note | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The first Economic Survey rolled out by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Monday struck all the bad notes as is evident from the data which shows that all economic indicators have missed their targets by a wide margin.

June 11, 2019 | 04:22:30 PM

Yuvraj Singh announces retirement

India World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from international cricket

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019 MUMBAI: Yuvraj Singh, a winner of two World Cup titles who overcame cancer and a drop in form to fight his way back into India's national side, announced Monday that he is retiring from cricket. "It was a great roller coaster ride and beautiful story but it has to come to an end.

June 11, 2019 | 04:21:28 PM

Afghan peace talks entering new stage

Khalilzad claims Afghan peace talks entering new stage | The Express Tribune

The United States (US) Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Afghanistan, said he would "stay here for some time on this trip" and that he would have consultations with a wide range of people, reported on Monday.

June 11, 2019 | 04:20:55 PM

Cyclone Vayu: only to bring heat wave for Karachi

Tropical cyclone Vayu forms in Arabian Sea; It would only bring heat wave for Karachi, not rains: PMD

Karachi: A deep depression in the Southeast Arabian Sea, some 1500 kilometers away from the Karachi coast has converted into a 'tropical storm', national and international meteorologists said on Monday, adding that although the cyclone was 'most likely' to hit Indian State of Gujrat, it could result in a moderate heat wave for Karachi with very low chances of rain in the coastal areas of Sindh.

June 11, 2019 | 04:05:25 PM

Hamza Shahbaz arrested

PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz taken into custody after bail cancelled | Samaa Digital

PML-N Hamza Shahbaz was taken into NAB custody on Tuesday after his bail was cancelled by the Lahore High Court. He had taken back the bail petition. This comes a day after former president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested in Islamabad after the high court cancelled his bail in a money laundering case.

June 11, 2019 | 04:04:47 PM

Zardari arrested by NAB

Zardari arrested by NAB after IHC rejects bail plea

A 15-member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), accompanied by police personnel, arrested PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari from his residence in Islamabad on Monday. The arrest came hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake accounts case.

June 11, 2019 | 04:04:12 PM

Altaf Hussain arrested in London

MQM founder Altaf Hussain arrested in London over 2016 hate speech

MQM founder Altaf Hussain - who went into exile in the early 1990s - was arrested in London on Tuesday. "A man has today, Tuesday, 11 June, been arrested in connection with an investigation into a number of speeches made by an individual associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan," read a statement by London's Metropolitan Police, which did not name Hussain.

June 11, 2019 | 04:03:35 PM

1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth

This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall

This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. The space rock is expected to whiz by our planet on Sept. 9, 2019, according to European Space Agency's (ESA) list of space objects that could collide with Earth. That list was updated online June 6.

June 08, 2019 | 11:03:17 AM

Imran offers peace talks to India for second time

PM again offers talks to India on Kashmir, terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday renewed its offer to hold dialogue with India to resolve contentious issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and terrorism, to restore peace in the region and address the problems confronting the people of the two countries.

June 08, 2019 | 10:58:37 AM

True reason why Pentagon deployed Naval armada

US media reveals true reason why Pentagon deployed Naval armada near Iran

Tensions between Iran and the US have been running high since Washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal on 8 May 2018 that was supposed to lift anti-Tehran sanctions in exchange for Iran maintaining the peaceful nature of it programme. Since then, the Trump administration has beefed up pressure on Tehran, having imposed tougher sanctions.

June 08, 2019 | 10:50:58 AM

Greater role

US favours greater role for neighbours in Afghan peace plan

WASHINGTON: US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has indicated that America's peace plan for Afghanistan envisages a greater role for Kabul's neighbours and apparently that's why he launched his latest initiative with a visit to Pakistan.

June 07, 2019 | 05:59:21 PM

Reducing defence expenditure

Pak Army volunteers to reduce defence expenditure - Profit by Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the "unprecedented" and "voluntary initiative" of the Pakistan armed forces to reduce defence expenditure for the next fiscal year due to the country's financial situation.

June 07, 2019 | 05:57:30 PM

Black hole mystery

'Best ever' simulation solves 40-year black hole mystery

Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter. Coming fresh on the heels of the first ever photo of one of the giant objects, which are scattered across the Universe, astrophysicists are now several steps closer to understanding how they form and develop.

June 07, 2019 | 05:55:15 PM

New moon sighting system

Saudi Arabia to adopt new moon sighting system for Ramazan, Eid | The Express Tribune

Saudi Arabia has decided to adopt a new system starting from next year for Ramazan and Shawwal moon sighting, Khaleej Times reported while citing a Saudi media organisation.

June 07, 2019 | 05:54:13 PM

Control blood pressure and cholesterol level

This unsalted juice can lower blood pressure and cholesterol level in adults

Tomato juice lends its delightful tangy flavour to any beverage it is mixed in.

June 07, 2019 | 05:49:36 PM

Pakistan's internal defence budgeting choice

Indian fake media misinterpreting Pakistan's internal defence budgeting choice: DG ISPR

by News Desk , (Last Updated 1 day ago) RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Indian fake media is busy interpreting Pakistan's internal defense budgeting choice news with its own twisted understanding of the affair.

June 07, 2019 | 05:48:07 PM

35 per cent of development budget for South Punjab

Govt to allocate 35 per cent of development budget for South Punjab: CM Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar here on Thursday announced that the provincial government would allocate35 per cent of the total development budget for districts in South Punjab, ARY News reported. Talking to tribal elders and party workers, who called on him at his native village Barthi in Dera Ghazi Khan today, CM Buzdar said that special focus was being given to the development of Southern Punjab.

June 07, 2019 | 05:47:19 PM

Tanker attacks likely work of a state actor

UAE says 'sophisticated' tanker attacks likely work of a state actor | The Express Tribune

NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated operation," most likely by a state actor.

June 07, 2019 | 05:45:44 PM

Nuclear arms treaty "global catastrophe"

Putin says Russia prepared to drop START nuclear arms treaty

Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was prepared to drop a nuclear weapons treaty with the US. SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was prepared to drop a nuclear weapons treaty with the US and warned of "global catastrophe" if Washington keeps dismantling an international arms control regime.

June 07, 2019 | 05:43:34 PM

Theresa May: A legacy sunk by Brexit

UK's May quits as party leader, starting succession race | The Express Tribune

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britain's tortuous departure from the European Union.

June 07, 2019 | 05:42:44 PM

Shehbaz to arrive on Sunday

Shehbaz Sharif to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday from London

Friday Jun 07, 2019 LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will arrive in Pakistan on June 9. Shehbaz who spent seven weeks in London for medical treatment has been cleared to travel by his doctors.

June 07, 2019 | 05:41:33 PM

Pakistan again offers olive branch to India

Pakistan reiterates offer for dialogue with India | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote a letter to his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Friday and congratulated him on assuming charge as the new external affairs minister. PM Imran telephones Modi amid hopes of thaw According to diplomatic sources, Qureshi told Jaishankar in the letter that Islamabad wants talks with New Delhi on all important matters and remains committed to efforts for establishing peace in the region.

June 07, 2019 | 05:40:30 PM

Marriyum Aurangzeb slams govt

Marriyum Aurangzeb slams govt for not letting Nawaz meet family on Eid

Friday Jun 07, 2019 LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday slammed the government for not letting PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif meet his family even on the third day of Eid. In a statement, Aurangzeb said, "I condemn the move to not let Nawaz Sharif meet his family even on the third day of Eid.

May 30, 2019 | 03:51:41 PM

Biggest cricket event in history; know everything

World Cup 2019: All you need to know about the biggest cricket event in history

World Cup 2019 will be a 6-week long festival of cricket featuring the top ten teams in world cricket. The format for the tournament will be a single group of 10 teams, with each team playing the other nine once.

May 30, 2019 | 03:46:31 PM

Afghan NSA discusses peace process with COAS

Afghan security czar visits Pakistan to remove irritants in ties | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan national security adviser held crucial talks with Pakistani authorities, including the army chief, as part of the latest push by the two neighbours to remove irritants in their bilateral ties that have undermined efforts for a peace deal in Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.

May 30, 2019 | 03:43:48 PM

Malala represents Pakistan at Opening Ceremony of World Cup 2019

World Cup 2019: Malala represents Pakistan in 60-second challenge at Opening Ceremony

ICC World Cup 2019: Speaking at Opening Ceremony, Malala said she had been a big fan of cricket since her childhood.

May 30, 2019 | 03:41:55 PM

Reject Iran 'interference'

Saudi calls on Muslim world to reject Iran 'interference'

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sought to rally support among Islamic nations against arch-rival Iran, demanding "firmness" over attacks on Gulf oil facilities ahead of three summits as regional tensions soar. Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf blasted Iranian "interference" in the region, just hours after United States National Security Advisor John Bolton said Tehran was almost certainly behind oil tanker attacks.

May 30, 2019 | 03:40:44 PM

Jaitley refuses to join new Modi govt

Indian finance minister Jaitley refuses to join new Modi govt | The Express Tribune

NEW DELHI: Arun Jaitley, India's finance minister, has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to give him a ministerial position in the new government, citing health issues. "I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health, and, therefore not be a part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government," Jaitley said in a letter written to Modi that was issued to media on Wednesday.

May 30, 2019 | 03:38:49 PM

'Naked economic terrorism'

Home News China accuses US of 'naked economic terrorism'

China accused the United States of "naked economic terrorism" on Thursday as Beijing ramps up the rhetoric in their trade war. The world's top two economies are at loggerheads as trade talks have apparently stalled, with US President Donald Trump hiking tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this month and blacklisting telecom giant Huawei.

May 30, 2019 | 03:37:04 PM

322 Pakistanis stranded In Malaysia returned

PIA brings back 322 Pakistanis stranded In Malaysia

ISLAMABAD: A day after Prime Minister Imran Khan's directions, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) brought back 322 nationals stranded in Malaysia, ARY News reported on Thursday. They were warmly welcomed by Prime Minister's Special Assistant Zulfi Bukhari and Federal Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan at the Islamabad airport.

May 30, 2019 | 03:36:11 PM

Sarfaraz wore shalwar kameez while meeting Queen

Nation lauds Sarfaraz Ahmed for wearing shalwar kameez while meeting Queen Elizabeth | The Express Tribune

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan cricket team's captain, met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, along with other skippers ahead of World Cup 2019 opening party at The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace in central London, on Wednesday.

May 30, 2019 | 03:34:26 PM

4% GDP growth target for next fiscal year

PTI govt sets 4% GDP growth target for next fiscal year | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The National Economic Council (NEC) on Wednesday approved a target of 4% GDP growth for the financial year 2019-20. A meeting of the council chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan also approved a national development outlay of Rs1.837 trillion for the next fiscal year that includes funds for the federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and the provincial Annual Development Programmes (ADPs).

May 30, 2019 | 03:33:02 PM

India's OIC membership

Pakistan not to accept India's OIC membership

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Wednesday categorically said Pakistan would stand by Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to the latter's sovereignty. "Pakistan's sovereignty is linked with the peace and stability of Saudi Arabia.

May 30, 2019 | 03:32:11 PM

46 days, 10 teams and 1 trophy

Cricket World Cup 2019: 46 days, 10 teams and 1 trophy

Thursday May 30, 2019 The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will kick start from today (May 30) with the clash between host England and South Africa. The format of the tournament this year has been kept the same as that of 1992. And how can we forget how special that year was for Pakistan.

May 29, 2019 | 08:42:04 AM

Chinese research center to be named after Dr Attaur Rahman

Chinese research center to be named after Dr Attaur Rahman | The Express Tribune

The leading university of Chinese Medicine in Changsha, Hunan province has decided to name its new research center after Pakistan's famous scientist and academician Professor Dr Attaur Rahman, said a statement.

May 29, 2019 | 08:39:50 AM

Cheating at Petrol Pump

How Do you Get Cheated at Petrol Pump and How Not to Be a Victim Next Time - PakWheels Blog

You must have heard of consumers getting cheated at petrol pumps. Social media, after all, is full of such first-person narratives. You may also know a person who had had such an experience recently, but have you ever wondered whether you have fallen victim to such a scam?

May 29, 2019 | 08:36:59 AM

Pakistan can't win the 2019 World Cup?

For the mopes who say Pakistan can't win the 2019 World Cup

Typical fans of the Pakistan cricket team have zero faith in their team heading into major tournaments. Even at events where there are but a few genuine contenders, most fans do not think that the team stands a chance. At best, the Men in Green are expected to not embarrass themselves.

May 29, 2019 | 08:35:44 AM

Sindh for increasing FED on gas to Rs18

Sindh for increasing FED on gas to Rs18 per MMBTU

ISLAMABAD - Sindh has demanded to increase of federal excise duty (FED) on natural gas by 80 percent from the existing Rs 10 per MMBTU to Rs 18 per MMBTU and impose 5 percent duty on crude oil.

May 29, 2019 | 08:33:37 AM

Airlines fare increase up to 41%

Airlines' fares increase up to 41% ahead of Eid | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and other private airlines in the country have jacked up their fares up to 41 per cent on the pretext of rise in fuel prices in the international market and the soaring dollar.

May 29, 2019 | 08:32:07 AM

Instructions for Eidi to sisters and it's a genius plan

These Brothers From Lahore Wrote Detailed Instructions For Eidi To Their Sisters And It's A Genius Plan

Eid is all about meeting family, eating good food and of course, getting eidi. According to Fareeha, who posted the hilarious tweet about her brothers demanding Eidi almost as if they were demanding ransom. My brother made an Eidi chart.

May 29, 2019 | 08:30:55 AM

Indian man detained for unzipping pants on Delhi-bound flight

Kerala man detained for unzipping his pants in front of woman crew on Saudi flight

A 24-year-old man from Kerala allegedly unzipped his pants on board a Delhi-bound Saudi Airlines flight when he was stopped from lighting a cigarette by a woman cabin crew member, news agency IANS reported.

May 29, 2019 | 08:28:51 AM

Judges allegedly owning properties abroad

Govt files reference against judges allegedly owning properties abroad | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The government has filed a complaint at the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against alleged misconduct of two superior court judges, who hold foreign properties either in their own names or through their spouses. Sources told The Express Tribune it was alleged in the reference - filed through President Arif Alvi - that the judges did not declare their foreign properties in their wealth statements.

May 29, 2019 | 08:26:24 AM

Iran's FM says no negotiations with US

Iran says does not 'presently' believe in mediation with US

Tehran: Iran´s foreign ministry on Tuesday insisted it did not currently see the need for mediation with the United States, as it played down the chances of a military clash with Washington. Spokesman Abbas Mousavi told a press conference that Tehran "does not feel any tension or (the possibility of) clashes" and said concerns had been "created by others".

May 29, 2019 | 08:25:03 AM

World Cup captains to meet Queen Elizabeth II

World Cup captains to meet Queen Elizabeth II

Tuesday May 28, 2019 LONDON: The captains of teams which are taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will meet Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who was with the team in Nottingham has arrived in London for the meeting with the Queen.

May 29, 2019 | 08:22:57 AM

All new 800cc Prince Pearl launching in July 2019

Exclusive images of upcoming all new 800cc Prince Pearl revealed

Prince Pearl Rex7 in the local industry is equipped with a number of modern features which has not been seen in such segment of cars for a long time. (Web Desk) - Regal Automobiles and DFSK Group of China's highly anticipated 800cc hatchback 'Prince Pearl' to be launched in July 2019.

May 29, 2019 | 08:21:07 AM

Sri Lanka to move Test series to Pakistan

PCB makes contact with Sri Lanka with a view to moving Test series to Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan has made contact with Sri Lankan cricket board's officials in a bid to convince them to move their end-of-the-year Test series from the UAE to Pakistan. The PCB MD, according to well informed sources within the board, has asked Sri Lankan officials to send to Pakistan its delegation which can then be briefed regarding security plans and arrangements.

May 29, 2019 | 08:19:15 AM

Things Every Desi Biwi Says To Her Husband

13 Straight Up Irritating Things Every Desi Biwi Says To Her Husband

Dear becharay husbands, we know that the women in your life are not as innocent as they seem. Matlab, ladies, apko bhe pata ha i that it takes two to tango, two to get them hands clapping. We know the ladies don't hold back when it comes to annoying their husbands.

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