Website Archives - Monday, April 21, 2014
In Pictures

Easter bonnet parade

The Easter bonnet parade took place in NYC after the special Easter masses.

Pakistan

Senate committee resolution seeks to lift Youtube ban

Committee on Human Rights urges govt to unblock the popular video-sharing website as soon as possible

News

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

The warning marks the latest fallout from the widespread security bug, which surfaced this month.

KP & FATA

Women desks to be set up at all 500 KP police stations: CM

Pervez Khattak also announced the establishment of jury or jirga system at the model police stations.

Middle East

Syria presidential vote on June 3: parliament speaker

Voting for Syrians living outside the country will take place on May 28, he said.

Entertainment

Captain America stays strong atop US box office

The latest big-screen blockbuster took in $26.6 million over the weekend.

Cricket

BCCI to propose IPL probe panel to Supreme Court

The names of former India allrounder Ravi Shastri and a former CBI chief are among those likely to be suggested.

Photo Essays

Polished truths

Stepping into the shoes of the people who fix shoes for a living.

Punjab

Self-immolation case: SC orders inquiry by sessions judge

Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani rejected the report presented by the police in the court.

Business

Aurora Magazine: Starting up!

Karim Rammal, self declared ‘serial entrepreneur’, on what it takes to be one.

News

Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ

Both the companies are trying to lure game developers by offering premium placement to these games on their app stores'.

Highlights

Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary

Famously known as the “handy game machine”, it started a revolution that did for portable gaming.

Balochistan

Blast injures three in Chaman

The bomb was planted in a motorcycle parked close to the office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Football

Atletico looking to land another blow on Mourinho

Atletico will meet a familiar foe as they prepare for their first Champions League semi-final in 40 years.

Cricket

Windies paceman Kemar Roach shrugs off car crash

The 25-year-old suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital, the Barbados Today online newspaper claimed.

The Graffiti Reader

Celebrating failure

The over glorification of success is detrimental to our children, given today’s world where little is black and white.

Pakistan

SHC seeks reply from govt, FIA over Musharraf's ECL plea

The Sindh High Court has issued notices to the government and FIA over former president Musharraf’s application.

Balochistan

Three people gunned down in Quetta

Armed gunmen killed two people on spot, whereas a passerby died of serious bullet wounds on the way to the hospital.

Sindh

Five killed, one injured in Karachi violence

Meanwhile, 12 suspects including a suspected target killer were arrested in operations in several areas of Karachi.

Highlights

Depp trades 'clown nose' for serious 'Transcendence'

Depp slips into a role of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a huge computer just before his death.

Sindh

Six injured as bus overturns on National Highway

At least six people were injured when a passenger coach overturned on the National Highway in Sindh’s Kandhkot district.

70 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn : 1944 : Seventy years ago : Shariat and Shariat Bill

(LETTER): A few days ago there appeared in “Dawn” a letter strongly supporting the Shariat Bill which seeks to...

EBR

EU banking reforms mark biggest shake-up for 20 years

The centrepiece of the reforms is an EU-wide rule book to ensure shareholders and bondholders, and not taxpayers, are

EBR

Biofuels — wasted energy

The biofuels companies and environmentalists say the EU’s backtracking is threatening to strangle the waste-to-biofuels

EBR

The fragile middle — a slippery ladder

As FT begins to look at the global middle class, Shawn Donnan, Ben Bland and John Burn-Murdoch examine the precarious

EBR

World commodities

In the Singapore market, Brent crude edged towards $109/barrel on April 16, coming off a six week high as mixed Chinese

EBR

Letter from Mumbai: Creeping stagflation

Slackening domestic demand in India has coincided with a fall in exports. In March, exports declined by 3.2pc in dollar

EBR

The price of popularity: lower ratings

In the two years after books win splashy awards such as the Man Booker Prize, their average ratings on Goodreads.com...

EBR

Most US visas go to investors from China

More than 80pc of last year’s special US visas for immigrant entrepreneurs were issued to people from China, up...

EBR

Mortgage-interest deduction

The average house size in the Washington, DC, area, is about 1,400 square feet larger than it would have been if the...

EBR

Are you future oriented?

The structure of the language spoken by a company’s top team affects the firm’s planning for the future,...

EBR

High performers are covertly victimised

In a study set in a Midwestern field office of a US financial services firm, high-performing employees were more...

EBR

How To ...

Email is one of the biggest productivity challenges that executives face. Sorting through the daily barrage consumes a

EBR

Legal hurdles in GI for basmati

It is time that the GI-awarding mechanism is rectified and updated to earn approval of the EU for basmati

EBR

New food safety law

The effectiveness of the new law would depend on the food safety authority which is responsible for improving ‘nutrition

EBR

KP expedites hydropower projects

Three hydropower projects of cumulative capacity of 56MW are in advanced stages of completion, at a total cost of Rs12

EBR

Low output, high prices of summer vegetables

Pakistan exports 12-15pc of the total vegetable output, but lately traders have focused more on quality and packaging

EBR

GSP Plus turning into GSP Minus

To capitalise on the currency’s revaluation, it is imperative that the cost of electricity, gas, fuel, and other key

EBR

‘A roadmap for recovery’

MAJOR General Zaheer Ahmed, an experienced officer from the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and the...

EBR

Focus shifts to iron ore deposits

German consultants have also been engaged by the Punjab Mining Company to re-establish economic feasibility for

EBR

Prospering with acquisitions

Due to IGI stock’s comparatively low turnover, the market appears to have overlooked that the acquisition of Alico by

EBR

External account trends

The current account deficit remained flat on a quarterly basis, while the capital account surplus boosted reserves in

EBR

Bank deposits dip

The highest amount of funds — Rs137.26bn — were realised from 12-month Treasury bills during the latest auction last

EBR

Trading with India: implications for Pakistani businesses

Increased imports from India won't devastate local producers, since they will replace existing imports from elsewhere.

EBR

Rupee slips against dollar

The dollar rose by 135-paisa in interbank dealings and by 100-paisa in the open market last week

EBR

Preference for equity investment

“As the risk [in Islamic banking] is shared between the supplier and the user of funds, returns on investment, whether

EBR

Enigmatic Pakistan-Afghanistan trade

KP CCI President Usman Bilour feels that anxiety about the future of trade with Afghanistan is misplaced.

EBR

Salvaging sick yet viable units

With banks run by private owners, the possibility of the government interceding on behalf of borrowers is near zero,

EBR

Slack in core insurance business

The higher profits of non-life companies principally originated from higher incomes on investment and not from

Other Voices

other voices : Indian press : Labour aristocracy

OF all the demands made by the Bajaj Auto union at Chakan, the most preposterous has to be the one demanding workers...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Science libraries scheme

KARACHI: Dr Malcom S. Adiseshiah, Deputy Director-General of the UNESCO said in Karachi yesterday that a scheme for...

Editorial

Scope of suo motu

THE judicial conference held in Islamabad over the weekend ended with an important declaration read out by Supreme...

Editorial

Another attack on the media

THE murderous attack on Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s most recognisable faces in the TV news industry, may have ...

Editorial

Army security for polio teams

THE numbers speak for themselves. Out of 47 total cases of polio so far recorded in Pakistan this year, North...

Letters

OGDC privatisation

IT seems all is set for OGDC’s privatisation. The company is performing far better than other companies in the ...

Letters

Cellphones in mosques

DESPITE notices displayed prominently in all mosques requesting the faithful to switch off their mobile phones, the...

Letters

Gun control

THE government has failed to take any solid measures to prevent killings of citizens, while high government...

Letters

Nadra smart card

Although I was born in India, after partition my parents migrated to Pakistan in 1950. I have been living in Karachi...

Letters

Recruitment criterion

BE it government, semi-government, autonomous or private organisations, they are recruiting according to a ...

Letters

‘A veiled warning?’

THIS refers to your editorial ‘A veiled warning?’ (April 9). In any other country under normal conditions the...

Letters

Chinese language project

THIS is apropos the report ‘Confucius comes to Karachi’ (March 7) and letters by Tariq Khoso and Manik Meer ...

Column

Instant ‘justice’

Politicians obstruct professionalism in police ranks.

Column

Antisocial media

The idea of controlling information makes every state salivate.

Column

Strains already

The ISPR press release of April 7 demonstrated the communication gap between the political and military leadership....

Column

Judiciary and tolerance

Babar sattar chief Justice Tassaduq Jillani implored recently that, “we have to protect the constitutional values...

Peshawar

GB people plan protest march

GILGIT: The Awami Action Committee, a grouping of religious, political and regional parties, on Sunday announced to...

Peshawar

Model colleges slash admission in class-I by 50pc

ISLAMABAD: As many as 20 model colleges of the federal capital have cut enrollment by 50 per cent in class I after...

Peshawar

PRCS opens office in Chitral

CHITRAL: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chairman Let-Gen retired Moham-mad Hamid Khan has...

KP & FATA

350 small dams to be built in KP, says Imran

He was addressing a public meeting in KhwazaKhela in connection with a by-election on a provincial assembly seat.

Peshawar

Demos held in KP against attack on Hamid Mir

Govt asked to provide security to journalists

Peshawar

Karak people block road against closure of power feeder

Threaten to launch armed protest if power supply not restored

Peshawar

105 Fata youth get skill training

PESHAWAR: The first batch of 105 youth from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas completed their skill ...

Pakistan

PM asked to think beyond Punjab

Nawaz focuses only on Punjab’s development while finalising developmental projects with foreign countries: Hoti

Peshawar

Khattak hints at setting up six industrial zones in KP

Says they are ready to take tough decisions

Peshawar

Christians celebrate Easter in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Christian community observed Easter Sunday with religious zeal and fervour and held special prayers in...

Peshawar

Threatening signboards on bumpy Parachinar road

Security cordons, checking have changed the face of the area

Peshawar

Pakhtuns urged to shun Kalashnikov culture

MANSEHRA: The Pakhtuns should shun Kalashnikov and pick pen if they wanted to revive their past glory, said Pashto...

Peshawar

Matta Bazaar closure irks people

MINGORA: People are facing great difficulties due to closure of the Matta Bazaar for an indefinite period by the law...

Peshawar

‘Militants’ kidnap three relatives of slain ANP leader

Police say the attackers besieged the hujra and faced no resistance

Peshawar

Dir cultural festival concludes

TIMERGARA: The four-day Dir Cultural Festival concluded at the scouts ground, Balambat, on Sunday with a large ...

Peshawar

Working group on media safety formed

PESHAWAR: Journalists, civil society members and lawyers have formed a provincial working group on media safety and...

Islamabad

Youth killed in jubilatory fire

SHEIKHUPURA: A 19-year-old boy was killed and two others injured in jubilatory firing in Wandiala Dayal Shah on...

Islamabad

FBR plans to add 100,000 taxpayers annually

FAISALABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa says the government has decided to add at least 0.1 ...

Islamabad

PRSP chief warned over staff ‘irregularities’

FAISALABAD: Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP) staff tasked with treatment of people at various levels from basic...

Islamabad

Wine merchant moves ACE against seven cops

BAHAWALPUR: On the direction of a district and sessions judge, a wine merchant has filed a complaint with the...

Islamabad

Call to remove sense of insecurity among Hindus

ISLAMABAD: The Sindh Graduates Association (SGA), Islamabad chapter, has said attempts to forcibly convert members ...

Islamabad

Poor quality cotton seeds worry farmers

Bt cotton seed varieties have lower germination standards

Islamabad

Data shows increase in crime rate in Taxila

TAXILA: The twin cities of Taxila and Wah Cantonment have witnessed a 21 per cent increase in crime during the first...

Islamabad

Gang making fake driving licences arrested

FATEHJANG: A group preparing fake driving licences was arrested by the deputy superintendent of traffic police (DSP)...

Islamabad

Metro Events

SeminarCenter for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) is organising a seminar on ‘Rule of Law and...

Islamabad

Model colleges cut admissions in class I by half

The FDE has discontinued evening shifts, forcing many children to go to private institutes

Islamabad

Crime diary: Islamabad’s most prolific ‘terrorist’ now the bane of police existence

Even about seven months after arresting him in connection with seven terrorism incidents in Islamabad, the...

Islamabad

NAB reference in Ogra case marred by flaws

SSGC officials accused of offences committed when they were not in office

Islamabad

City govt unable to return Rs60m loan to RTMA

RAWALPINDI: The city district government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has requested the Rawal Town Municipal Administration...

Islamabad

Folk festival concludes

ISLAMABAD: The ten-day folk festival, known as ‘Lok Mela’ concluded here on Sunday. The event was organised by...

Islamabad

Ruling on pleas against hiring of judges may be delayed

Affected judges seek formation of larger bench in IHC

Pakistan

Christian workers denied Easter bonus

Jibran Masih could not afford to celebrate this day because he was not allowed his salary in advance.

Islamabad

Five injured in clash between two groups

RAWALPINDI: Five people were injured in a shoot-out between two groups in Dhoke Gangal on Sunday. The members of one...

Karachi

Farmers ready to satisfy aid agencies: SCA

HYDERABAD: The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA) in its meeting on Sunday urged international aid agencies to ...

Karachi

New academic block at community college

KHAIRPUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday evening laid the foundation stone of a second academic...

Karachi

Threat to Keenjhar ecosystem: Call to set up wetlands management authority

THATTA: Speakers at a gathering of environmentalists and members of relevant civil society organisations at Makli ...

Karachi

Train knocks down two young siblings

HYDERABAD: Two young children were crushed to death under the wheels of a Karachi-bound train in GOR Colony on ...

Karachi

Highwaymen kill NGO activist, loot family

DADU: An executive of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) was shot dead apparently by highwaymen in a locality...

Karachi

PPP-SB stages rallies in Sindh towns against PPO

LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party-Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) on Sunday organised rallies and demonstrations in several...

Karachi

This week 50 years ago: The man who eats razor blades

Five decades back, Pakistani newspapers, especially the ones published in English, didn’t frequently carry news...

Karachi

Bomb defused

KARACHI: A timely action by the police on Sunday evening prevented a possible destruction in the Bahadurabad area,...

Karachi

Sindh Assembly resumes business today

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly will resume its business on Monday after a two-day break and unlike Friday when Speaker...

Karachi

Reverberating sounds echo through the desert

KARACHI: How often does it happen that you visit an art gallery and instantly feel spoilt for choice? Not very ...

Sindh

Polio drive postponed for want of security

Authorities postponed the ninth round of one-day special polio campaign in Karachi's ‘sensitive’ areas for a week.

Karachi

Man shot dead in ‘sectarian attack’

KARACHI: A shopkeeper was shot dead in an attack apparently on sectarian grounds in the Kharadar area on Sunday,...

Karachi

Literary Notes: Pakistani Urdu literature: moods, movements and milieu

PAKISTANI Urdu literature has come a long way and today it has its own peculiar mood and milieu that set it apart...

Karachi

‘Tactful’ ANP picking up the thread

KARACHI: There are no hoardings or an election symbol to pronounce the intra-party elections of the Awami National...

Pakistan

Arab royal hunts down 2,100 houbara bustards in three week safari

A Saudi prince poached 2,100 houbara bustards in 21-day hunting safari in Chagai, Balochistan, says a report.

Karachi

Sindh police want Nadra kiosks at inter-provincial borders

No mechanism to keep details of people moving from one province to another

Pakistan

Doctors see Musharraf at his daughter’s home

Leaders of APML say that Musharraf is in Karachi basically to see his daughter and meet relatives and friends.

International

Gunmen torch girls school teachers’ residence

KANO: Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to staff residential building at a girls’ secondary school on Sunday but...

International

Bomb attack at university kills 14 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people on...

International

US selling Iranian building in New York

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department plans to sell a 36-storey glass office tower in Manhattan, New York, owned by ...

International

Did Kuldip Nayar support BJP’s Jaitley?

NEW DELHI: She met a Hindu Jat in Muzaffarnagar who had lost a close relative in communal violence. He told her ...

International

FIR filed, but Modi man stands by Pakistan remark

NEW DELHI: A police case was registered on Sunday against the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for warning critics...

International

Court postponed decision on Khaleda’s petition

DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was given a short reprieve on Sunday, with a court postponing a...

International

Auto show opens in Beijing

BEIJING: Leading automakers gathered in Beijing on Sunday for China’s biggest car show, expressing confidence in...

International

14 Algerian soldiers killed in ambush

ALGIERS: Fourteen Algerian soldiers were killed and a dozen wounded when they fell into an ambush in the restive...

International

Assad pays Easter visit to old Chrisitian town

MAALULA (Syria): President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured...

International

Kuwait shuts two newspapers for two weeks

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti judge on Sunday ordered two newspapers to close for two weeks for breaking a news blackout on...

International

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

TOKYO: Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the...

International

Wildfire engulfs Dutch national park

EDE (Netherlands): A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares (860 acres) in the Netherlands’ Hoge ...

International

CAR on ‘brink of genocide’, warns Tutu

JOHANNESBURG: Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu warned on Sunday that the Central African Republic was “on the...

International

Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign

Women are virtually absent from the Iraqi cabinet

International

Danish website turns homes into takeaway restaurants

COPENHAGEN: A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by letting users advertise what ...

Sport

Punters protest over dismal run of favourite horse

LAHORE: Punters staged a peaceful demonstration before and after the fourth race during the winter meeting at the...

Sport

IBF hails new PBF officials

LAHORE: International Baseball Federation (IBF) president Riccardo Fraccari has congratulated Shoukat Javed and...

Sport

Camp for Asiad starts next month

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will set up a five-week training camp in connection with ...

Sport

Nofil wins twice to reach semis

KARACHI: Continuing his unbeaten run, Islamabad’s Nofil Kaleem swept aside his low-profile opponents to cruise ...

Sport

Hopkins becomes oldest boxer to unify world titles

WASHINGTON: Bernard Hopkins, the oldest world champion in boxing history at age 49, became the eldest fighter to...

Sport

Dream Girl pulls off upset win at KRC

KARACHI; Outsider five-year-old bay mare Dream Girl lowered the colours of public fancy bay horse Frankestein in the...

Sport

Below-par Bayern end league slump as Real loom

BERLIN: Bayern Munich ground out a hard-fought 2-0 victory over bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday to ...

Sport

Roach escapes serious injury

BRIDGETOWN: West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach escaped serious injury following a car accident here.The 25-year old...

Sport

Trescothick ready to help struggling Trott

LONDON: Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has said he is willing to help Jonathan Trott in his struggle with ...

Sport

Czechs, Germans set Fed Cup final date

LONDON: The Czech Republic booked a Fed Cup final against Germany at home in November after beating defending...

Sport

Juventus edge towards title with Bologna victory

ROME: Juventus moved closer to a third consecutive Serie A title when a long-range Paul Pogba goal beat a dogged...

Sport

Hamilton seals first F1 hat-trick in Mercedes one-two at Chinese GP

SHANGHAI: Lewis Hamilton sealed his first hat-trick of Formula One wins, leading from start to finish to win...

Sport

Moores will gel better with Cook, says Vaughan

LONDON: Former England captain Michael Vaughan says new coach Peter Moores will gel better with current captain...

Sport

Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

MONACO: Third seed Stanislas Wawrinka clin­ched his maiden Masters title after rallying to beat fourth seed Roger...

Sport

Sethi to interview candidates for coaching jobs, says Sarfraz

KARACHI: Former Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz on Sunday said that candidates for national team coaching jobs for...

Sport

BCCI suggests three-man panel to probe IPL scandal

MUMBAI: The Indian cricket board on Sunday decided to recommend to the Supreme Court a three-man panel to probe a...

Sport

Rampant Liverpool go five clear

LONDON: What was looking like a gripping finale to the Premier League title race is starting to turn into a...

National

Missing man, son return

GWADAR: A missing man and his son reached home in Panjgur on Sunday, police sources said.Mujahid Saleem went missing...

National

Bullet-riddled body found

KHUZDAR: A bullet-riddled body was found on the outskirts of Kalat town on Sunday. Levies personnel said...

National

Two men, woman killed in Nasirabad

DERA MURAD JAMALI: Two men and a woman were killed in two incidents in Nasirabad district on Sunday, police said.Dil...

National

Police told not to accept political pressure

QUETTA: Capital City Police Officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema has asked police officials and personnel not to accept any...

Pakistan

Hamid Mir ‘stable’ after surgery

Senior journalist Hamid Mir was stable after doctors at AKUH took out 3 of the 6 bullets after a successful surgery.

Pakistan

Protect journalists to secure democracy: US

A democracy can't function if it fails to protect journalists, said US State Dept, condemning the attack on Hamid Mir.

National

Easter celebrated across country

ISLAMABAD: The Christian community celebrated Easter across the country on Sunday. The day began with special...

Pakistan

Musharraf likely to skip court hearings

Musharraf will not attend court proceedings because is under treatment in Karachi, his lawyer Ahmed Raza Qasuri said.

National

Hyderabad jail chief faces Taliban threat

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Central Jail’s Superintendent Younus Masih is facing serious threat to his life as a...

National

Taliban kidnap estate agent

RAWALPINDI: An estate agent was kidnapped by militants belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan who have...

Pakistan

Opposition parties meet today to devise joint plan to block Protection of Pakistan bill

The meeting has been convened to prepare a consensus document containing amendments to the PPO.

Pakistan

IT ministry can’t afford IT experts

Minister blames her predecessors for neglecting key ministry.

National

Musical performances, sky lanterns conclude Margalla festival

ISLAMABAD: Two-day long Margalla Festival Family Fiesta concluded at Rawal Dam on Sunday. People from all walks of...

Punjab

WHO kicks off ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’

WHO launches ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’ in Pakistan to prevent corruption in pharmaceutical sector.

Back Page

Ukraine rebels call for Russian help after deadly gunfight

SLAVYANSK: Pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine appealed on Sunday for help from Russian “peacekeepers” after a...

Back Page

Abdullah widens lead in Afghan poll

Hundreds of serious fraud allegations are being investigated

Back Page

Drones kill 40 Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen

ADEN: Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday. The...

Pakistan

JI wants permanent TTP ceasefire

JI has called for a permanent ceasefire by the TTP and urged the govt to make every effort to continue peace talks.

Front Page

Judicial commission to investigate attack on Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: Reacting swiftly to the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir, the federal government decided on Sunday ...

Front Page

42 die as coach rams into trailer

Nine children, seven women among dead; 27 injured

Lahore

Man strangles daughter on marriage dispute

VEHARI: A man allegedly strangled his 16-year-old daughter over a marriage dispute at Chak 198-WB, some 50-km from...

Lahore

Oldest school succumbs to official neglect

VEHARI: The Government Primary School No 1, the oldest institution of Vehari, has been closed down about a week back...

Lahore

Leopard dies of injuries caused by ‘chasing mob’

BAHAWALPUR: A leopard that had crossed into Pakistan’s Cholistan area from India, succumbed to the injuries caused...

Lahore

PRSP chief warned over staff ‘irregularities’

FAISALABAD: Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP) staff tasked with treatment of people at various levels from basic...

Lahore

FBR plans to add 0.1m taxpayers annually

FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa says the govt has decided to add at least 0.1 million people to the tax net every year.

Lahore

‘Govt not to compromise on national interests’

SARGODHA: The government has two options -- dialogue and operation -- against militants to maintain its writ and it...

Lahore

sports diary : Pakistan faces imminent suspension of IOC membership

As the biggest body of world sports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to suspend membership of...

Lahore

Musical evening wraps up tourism expo

LAHORE: Whirling dervishes rendered an outstanding performance on Saturday at the second Lahore International ...

Lahore

Youth killed in jubilation fire

SHEIKHUPURA: A 19-year-old boy was killed and two others injured in jubilation firing in Wandiala Dayal Shah on...

Lahore

Rally in support of Hamid Mir

LAHORE: A large number of journalists, politicians and representatives of civil rights organisations staged a ...

Lahore

Shahbaz opens Walton Flyover

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the newly-constructed Walton Flyover near Qainchi on Ferozepur ...

Pakistan

Haj forms available from today

Application forms for Haj under the government scheme will be available free of charge all over the country from Monday.

Lahore

WHO kicks off ‘Good Governance for Medicine Programme’

To end corruption in pharma sector

Lahore

40 kids suffer burns in ‘balloon blast’

A bunch of helium-filled balloons landed in a playground and caught fire after an explosion

Lahore

PM to ‘leave’ for Saudi Arabia today

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to leave for Saudi Arabia on Monday (today) for an unscheduled visit ...

Lahore

Seminary teacher arrested after lost child found

LAHORE: Shahdara Town police took a seminary teacher into custody on Sunday after a six-year-old child, who went...

Pakistan

Elite police to get Rs379m arms, gear and vehicles

LAHORE: The Punjab government is reportedly giving Rs379 million high-powered vehicles, automatic pistols and ...

Lahore

Six die of ‘suffocation’ in sewage disposal well

VEHARI: Six people, including three Mailsi Tehsil Municipal administration employees, died after being suffocated in...

Pakistan

NAB reference in Ogra shows weaknesses

NAB reference in Ogra scandal case has charged two SSGC officials accused of offences when they were not in authority.

International

View from abroad : Idealism and jihad

So is the era of idealism over? Or is it that some struggles have a greater moral claim on our conscience than others?

Pakistan

Musical performances, sky lanterns conclude Margalla festival

People from all walks of life participated in the festival and enjoyed wall climbing and other entertaining activities.

Pakistan

Day cares to be set up in women’s educational institutions

Part of the new CADD policy states that existing day care centres should also be brought up to the standard.

Pakistan

Sacked Pemra chief to challenge his dismissal

The petition says that ex-Pemra chairman has not been given a chance to clear himself of charges levelled against him.

International

Indian transgender stands for office after landmark ruling

Bharathi Kannamma standing for office after landmark ruling hopes to overturn prejudices against transgenders in India.

Pakistan

Over 300 high-profile NAB cases pending

NAB is still mulling over more than 300 pending cases despite its claim that the cases have been reopened.

Pakistan

IMF not satisfied with bill on ‘SBP autonomy’

IMF is expected to take up the issue with Pakistan during third quarterly review of the $6.78 billion bailout package.

Punjab

Country cannot afford dictatorship: Khursheed

Shah says the country cannot afford a dictatorship and that the judiciary will not endorse any ‘misadventure’.

Football

Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

Liverpool opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining.

World

Kuwait court shuts two newspapers over coup articles

Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm were suspended for articles about a secret probe into a coup plot to overthrow the govt.

World

Eight dead as skydivers’ plane crashes in Finland

There were 11 people on board. 3 of them, including the pilot, jumped to safety before the plane crashed, police said.

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