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Shehbaz calls on government to take back ‘IMF-dictated budget’

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday rejected the federal budget, calling on...

Bilawal Bhutto appreciates MQM’s effort to support Zardari’s production order

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday acknowledged Muttahida Qaumi Movement's efforts for demanding the production order of former president...

Al-Azizia reference: Nawaz requests to submit additional documents in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif filed a plea with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking permission to submit additional documents in his bail...

PM Imran Khan to attend 74th United Nations General Assembly session in September

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent Pakistan at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this September. Special...

Entertainment

Pakistan’s ‘Tyrion Lannister’ begins acting career

Rozi Khan shot to fame in Pakistan due to his uncanny resemblance to US actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister of HBO’s Game...

Netflix signs deal for Thai cave boy rescue miniseries

ANGKOK: Netflix said on Tuesday it had secured the rights to make a miniseries about the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer...

Mahira Khan embraces getting older with her trademark elegance

Pakistani heartthrob Mahira Khan is embracing her grey hair graciously, and in doing so, she is breaking away from the industry’s obsession with the...

Filmmaker Jami dumps LSA awards on streets ‘to stand by our women’

After folk band, The Sketches, singer Meesha Shafi, model Eman Suleman, clothing brand Generation and makeup artist Saima Bargfrede withdrew nominations from Lux Style...

Business

KP govt to present budget today

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will present the budget on Tuesday under Chief Minister Mehmood Khan for financial year 2019-20. Provincial Finance Minister Saleem Taimur Jhagra...

Pakistan, World Bank sign agreements $918 million

ISLAMABAD. The Government of Pakistan and World Bank signed three loan agreements worth US$ 918 million to help support revenue mobilisation and higher education...

Petrol prices: Why are they rising?

Motorists are in for a bumping ride this Eid, as petroleum prices spike up once again across the country. Every month, barring a few, the...

Chinese firm to complete Pakistan Karot hydropower project in 2021

BEIJING: Construction of the Karot hydropower project in Pakistan will be completed in two years and start power generation by April 2021, China Daily...

Sports

Eoin Morgan says he surprised himself with sixes record

MANCHESTER: Eoin Morgan said he had exceeded his own expectations after hitting a record-breaking 17 sixes in a one-day international innings during England's World...

PCB chiefs back Pakistan team despite ‘below expectation’ World Cup performance

LAHORE: The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put their "faith, support and confidence" in the Pakistan cricket team despite...

World Cup 2019: New Zealand vs South Africa preview

BIRMINGHAM: New Zealand take on South Africa in the twenty-fifth match of the World Cup at Edgbaston in Birmingham today. New Zealand currently sit second on...

World

Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 — with a raucous, nationalist...

As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Suu Kyi to act

YANGON: As Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi arrived at a Yangon court recently to face charges of defaming Myanmar’s military in Facebook posts, the...

Iran will not wage war against any nation: Iranian president

GENEVA:  Iran will not wage war against any nation, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after the United States announced the deployment...

China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and...

Technology

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

LONDON: Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that...

Facebook takes on the world of cryptocurrency with ‘Libra’ coin

Facebook unveiled plans Tuesday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and brings...

Google unveils new Pixel smartphone starting at $399

Google bucked the soaring smartphone price trend Tuesday, unveiling a high-performance Pixel handset aimed at the middle of the market as part of a...

Facebook’s user base may be taken over by dead people

NEW YORK: Facebook may turn into a "digital graveyard" as more dead users will make up the world's largest social network than the living,...

Health

Skipping breakfast significantly increases risk of death from heart disease

CHICAGO: Skipping breakfast has a lockstep correlation with an increased risk of dying from a cardiovascular-related disease, according to a recently released study. In the...

For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday. Pet...

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

LONDON: Electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger,...

Health Ministry to take action against unauthorised increase in medicine prices

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on Wednesday said it will take strict action against unauthorised increase in prices of...

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