Saturday, May 27, 2017

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COLOMBO (AFP): Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island,... Read more
4 hours 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (AFP): In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a US Appeals Court refused on Thursday to reinstate his temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, delivering... Read more
14 hours 25 min ago
KUWAIT (AFP): A pigeon was found carrying drugs in a small bag attached to its back in Kuwait, British media reported, quoting a Kuwaiti newspaper. Customs officials captured the bird, found to be... Read more
1 day 1 hour ago

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (APP): The incumbent government is presenting its last budget today, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday. While speaking to the media before the budget... Read more
6 hours 12 min ago
KARACHI (PPI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday reserved its verdict over former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain’s plea of removing his name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The Pakistan... Read more
6 hours 14 min ago
ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered one kilogramme of heroin from a passenger at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, officials said Friday. ANF officials said... Read more
12 hours 8 min ago

Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP): At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents at several security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, a government official said on... Read more
11 hours 44 min ago
BRUSSELS (TOLONews): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday night after the Heads of State meeting in Brussels that a decision on foreign troop levels for 2018 has not yet been made... Read more
11 hours 50 min ago
KANDAHAR (TOLONews): At least 11 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province, a local... Read more
3 days 5 hours ago

Business

LAHORE/PESHAWAR (APP): The prices of fruits and vegetables have soared in different cities ahead of Ramazan as profiteers began to exploit masses by putting up their desired rates. With only two days... Read more
1 day 1 hour ago
ISLAMABAD (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, will formally launch the Economic Survey 2016-17 on Thursday. The minister will share the key economic indicators and the performance of... Read more
2 days 3 hours ago
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): The government has set this year's 'Nisab of Zakat' at Rs38406, which will apply on Saving Accounts, according to a notification issued Wednesday. The 2.5 per... Read more
2 days 3 hours ago

Sports

BIRMINGHAM (AFP): Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmad said on Friday that he is aiming to give the nation a befitting Eid gift by winning the ICC Champions Trophy next month. Sarfraz told media in... Read more
5 hours 42 min ago
KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Following a notice by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the officials from Board of Control for Cricket in India and PCB will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the memorandum of... Read more
1 day 1 hour ago
LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board's Annual General Meeting on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution calling for Najam Sethi to take charge as board's chairman after the tenure of Shahryar Khan.... Read more
1 day 1 hour ago

Fashion

MUMBAI (Web Desk): In an effort to go extravagant to promote ‘Jagga Jasoos’, the team has decided to do a promotional item song but the reports unveiled that Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif has refused... Read more
11 hours 36 min ago
LONDON (Monitoring Desk): Pakistani singer and Qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan stole hearts of the people during his performance in fund raising ceremony at Oxford University’s Sheldonian... Read more
11 hours 39 min ago
MUMBAI (AFP): Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has revealed of being sexually harassed in a young age. Talking at ‘Women self-defense graduation ceremony’, Parineeti said that she used to go to her... Read more
2 days 3 hours ago