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January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Emerging economies: WEF ranks Pakistan better than India

ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Pakistan ahead of India in terms of emerging economies of the world. The WEF ranked India at 62nd position in the list of emerging economies, while China and Pakistan were ranked at 26th and 47th position respectively. According to the Inclusive Development Index shared by the WEF, Norway continues 1

January 21, 2018 2:02 AM Lahore all set to host major hockey clash after 24 years

LAHORE: Lahore will host an elite international hockey contest after a long gap of twenty-four years when a star-studded World XI side take on Pakistan’s U-18 team in the second tie of the two-match series at the National Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The World XI comfortably beat Pakistan U-18s 5-1 in the first match of the series staged at Karachi’s Abdul

January 20, 2018 1:27 PM We won’t let Balochistan people suffer any more: Bilawal

HUB: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his party has always served the people of Pakistan, including Balochistan. He was addressing at a public meeting in Hub on Saturday along with the party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Bilawal said that PPP had performed various jobs in Balochistan for the betterment of the people 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM 16 face prosecution in Senegal over ‘massacre’

DAKAR: Sixteen people are to be prosecuted in connection with the massacre of 14 young men in Senegal’s troubled region of Casamance, a source close to the case said on Friday. The accused face charges of murder and criminal association over the January 6 killings in the forest of Bayotte. The 16 suspects, who were arrested on Sunday, also face charges 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz, Naseem meet in snooker U21 final today

KARACHI: Holder Naseem Akhtar overwhelmed last year’s runner-up Haris Tahir in the semi-finals of the Jubilee Insurance National Junior Under-21 Snooker Championship 2018 at the PSB Billiards & Snooker Hall in Islamabad on Thursday. According to the details made available by the Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA), Naseem’s opponent in the all-Punjab

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM PJF picks Shah, Qaiser for training in Hungary

KARACHI: Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has finalised Japan-based Olympian Shah Hussain and Qaiser Khan Afridi for the Hungary training tour, a senior official of the federation said on Wednesday. “Yes, we have finalised Shah and Qaiser for the tour,” PJF vice-president Masood Ahmed told ‘The News’. “The third judoka will be decided in a couple of days,” he added 4

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM NBP, Bank of China sign agreement

KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bank of China Pakistan (BoCP) to promote banking services in the country, a statement said on Monday. The MoU will focus on developing niches and creating synergies between the two institutions. It will strengthen the ironclad brotherhood between the two nations 4

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM Global Zalmi League from February 11 in Ajman

PESHAWAR: PSL Champions Peshawar Zalmai have announced fixtures of “Global Zalmi League” in which Kashmir Zalmai and fifteen foreign teams will be in action. The mega event will begin from February 11 in Ajman Oval cricket ground, Ajman, UAE. Each team can include two players from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. Highly talented & passionate cricketers will gather 4

January 15, 2018 4:56 PM China considers Pakistan most reliable friend, says Chinese Ambassador

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China in Pakistan Yao Jing Monday said that Pakistan should make China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a part of its national strategy as it would contribute to its long-term economic development as well as the development of the whole region. He was speaking at a seminar on “CPEC: A Win-Win Project” jointly organized by Islamabad 3

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM MoneyGram partners with Ripple

NEW YORK: Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple. As part of the arrangement, MoneyGram will test the use of Ripple´s cryptocurrency, XRP, to move funds in a faster and cheaper way. Ripple, created by the founder of bitcoin 5