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May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Inter snatch Champions League spot

MILAN: Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League football berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Inter had to win in order to take third place from Lazio who had a superior head-to-head record and needed just to draw. Late goals from captain

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Petition filed in SC to ban export of fruits, vegetables

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was requested on Saturday to direct the authorities concerned to ban the export of fruits and vegetables until their prices fell within the common man’s reach, especially in the holy month of Ramazan. Advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta has filed a petition with the apex court under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution against

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM New Catalan leader shuns constitution as sworn in

BARCELONA: Quim Torra, Catalonia’s new separatist leader, was sworn in Thursday in a brief ceremony without central government representatives where he avoided promising to obey the constitution and pledged instead to follow "the will of the Catalan people." "I promise to loyally fulfil the duties of the post of regional president being faithful to the will of the Catalan

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM Spacecraft points to new evidence of watery plumes over Europa

TAMPA: A fresh look at data from a 1997 flyby of Jupiters moon, Europa, suggests that Nasas Galileo spacecraft flew directly through a watery plume, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from Earth. The revelations on Monday came after scientists revisited a puzzling reading from an instrument aboard Galileo, which 1

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM FDI increases 2.4pc to $2.237 billion in 10 months

KARACHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan increased 2.4 percent to $2.237 billion in 10 months of the current fiscal year, the central bank data showed on Tuesday, mainly on the back of energy and construction projects. However, FDI flows dropped to $143.7 million in April from $179.7 million in the corresponding period of the last fiscal 2

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Crisis-hit Iranian rial awaits buyers in Pakistani market

KARACHI: Iranian rial lost charm in Pakistani currency market after the US restored sanctions with exchange companies and money changers wanting to sell it ‘rock bottom’ levels but absent are the buyers' appetite, analysts said on Thursday. Couple of days back the Iranian currency could be easily converted, and after paying Rs2,100 one could easily get 100,000 toman 2

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM Over $9 bn CSF claims pending before US

ISLAMABAD: Over $9 billion claims of Islamabad have been still pending before US administration on account of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) while Pakistan is expecting reimbursement of just around $140 million or Rs15.9 billion from Washington in the next budget 2018-19. When asked by The News on Wednesday night, Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail 1

May 4, 2018 2:05 AM PHC seeks govt’s reply to petition against Dr Shakil ‘deal’

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday sought the interior ministry’s response to a petition seeking the court’s orders for the government not to send former agency surgeon of Khyber Agency Dr Shakil Afridi abroad in case of any secret deal with the US government. Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Mohammad Ayub Khan heard the preliminary 3

May 2, 2018 12:00 AM No ban on release of funds for projects approved before April 1: ECP

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan has clarified that there is no ban on the release of funds for the ongoing projects approved before April 1, 2018. The ECP said further relaxation was accorded only to projects falling under the direct supervision of the judicial commission, monitoring and probing the non-provision of clean drinking water 6

April 30, 2018 12:00 AM Ignoring India’s N-track record, ambitions

There have been a plethora of reports in the media about Pakistan's nuclear programme while mostly ignoring India's. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats organised by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Pakistan was developing new types of nuclear weapons, including 10