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NEWS ALRET: LHC bars NAB from arresting Saad and Salman Rafique once again. | Have to see whether Zulfi Bukhari's appointment is in accordance with law: CJP. | Majeed family phones confiscated owing to recordings of threats, says CJP. | PM Imran meets US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad . | SC orders formation of new JIT in Model Town case.

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US-Iran crisis: Pakistan will not become a party to the matter, says FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: In relation to the recent escalation of tension between the United States and Iran, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that...

AIOU declares Matric, FA, BA result of overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Monday declared the final result of Matric, FA, BA and BEd of overseas Pakistanis, who were appeared...

Punjab government extends winter vacations till Jan 12, schools to reopen on Jan 13

The Government of Punjab on Monday extended schools' winter vacations in the province due to the persisting harsh weather. A notification issued by the provincial...

Guru Gobind’s birth anniversary celebrations at Kartarpur debunk Indian propaganda: Awan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said that the celebrations of the birth anniversary of Guru...

Entertainment

Mehwish Hayat hits back at Aamir Liaquat over ‘item girl’ remarks

Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has clapped back at Aamir Liaquat over his ‘item girl’ remarks on Twitter. Aamir Liaquat had criticized Mehwish Hayat and had...

Ayeza Khan’s ode to her character in ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ in the form...

Acclaimed Pakistani actress Ayeza Khan as an ode to her contentious character ‘Mehwish’ has written her name down on her hand with henna. The actresstook...

Joaquin Phoenix named best actor at the Golden Globes for ‘Joker’

oaquin Phoenix, with his remarkable performance in the well-acclaimed film, Joker, became the highlight of the Golden Globes 2020 after bagging the title for the best...

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas drop jaws at the Golden Globes 2020

Among many glamorous Hollywood stars, Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas also attended one of the biggest events of the industry, Golden Globes...

Business

Highlights: India unveils budget aimed at boosting infrastructure and foreign investment

NEW DELHI: India on Friday unveiled a budget aimed at boosting infrastructure and foreign investment, the first since the Bharatiya Janata Party led by...

ADB approves $235 million loan to develop Karachi Bus Rapid Transit project

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $235 million loan to help develop the bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Karachi. According...

IMF likely to decide Pakistan’s $6bn bailout package today

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Funds (IMF) on Wednesday (today) will decide about approval of the bailout package worth $6 billion...

Deadline for govt’s Asset Declaration Scheme to end today

ISLAMABAD: The deadline for the government’s Asset Declaration Scheme will end today, after it was extended till July 3. On Sunday, Adviser to Prime Minister...

Sports

Lyon roars as Australia crush New Zealand to sweep series

Nathan Lyon captured five for 50 and 10 match wickets to lead dominant Australia to a crushing 279-run victory over New Zealand to sweep...

Fitness tests underway at NCA with just 10 cricketers

The fitness tests for centrally contracted players have commenced at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and will continue for the following two days. At...

Misbah emerges as front-runner for Pakistan cricket coach

KARACHI: Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq Tuesday emerged as the favourite to take over as Pakistan's cricket coach after Mickey Arthur was axed following a disappointing...

World

Mourners pack Tehran to grieve Iran general Soleimani

TEHRAN: Mourners packed the streets of Tehran on Monday for ceremonies to pay homage to top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, after he was...

Boxer Amir Khan visits LoC to express solidarity with Kashmiris

Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan visited the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday to meet the families affected by India’s ceasefire violations and to...

Iran tells US to take ‘first step’, end sanctions

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to "take the first step" by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US...

Brazil slams G7 aid offer as Amazon fires rage

BRASILIA: Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron...

Technology

Facebook to tackle content with misleading health claims

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was taking steps to reduce promotion of products based on misleading health-related claims. In a blog post here, the...

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...

Health

Pakistan Medical Association raises entrance test qualification eligibility

KARACHI: The road to becoming a doctor became more difficult as the Pakistan Medical Association has raised its test qualification eligibility. Students will now need...

Sindh’s largest public sector hospital fails to provide services

KARACHI: Forty yeas-old Mohammad Ali, a resident of Surjani Town has been refused at the gate a third time for a CT scan at...

Five more polio cases surface in Khyber Pakthunkawa

PESHAWAR: Five new cases of the polio virus were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government's health department said on Wednesday. According to the KP...

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...

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