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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Indian citizen jailed for betting in BPL

DHAKA: A mobile court on Tuesday handed a one month jail to an Indian citizen in relation to illegal betting during Bangladesh Premier League matches that were held at the Sylhet International Stadium.The executive magistrate Mohammad Mainul Hossain Chowdhury said that they have handed the punishment after he was found guilty of illegal betting. “He was an Indian

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM US, Russia meet on disputed nuclear treaty in Geneva

GENEVA: US and Russian diplomats were meeting on Tuesday to discuss the fate of a major nuclear missile control treaty that Washington has threatened to ditch over alleged violations by Moscow. The discussions come amid widespread concern over the fate of the bilateral treaty, after US President Donald Trump said in October his country would pull out of the deal unless 1

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Mega leather show from 27th

SIALKOT: The fifth Pakistan mega leather show would be held from January 27 to 29 at the Expo Centre Lahore with the participation of a large number of businessmen from Sialkot. Talking to APP, an official of Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA) on Tuesday said that the show would motivate the leather businessmen, enhance investors’

January 15, 2019 5:46 PM Pakistan culture week to be celebrated in Chengdu in September

BEIJING: Pakistan and China are iron brothers and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a flagship project of the BRI. In order to deepen Pakistan and Sichuan’s ties and befittingly celebrate the Pakistan-China ties, Chengdu Chamber of Commerce for Commercial Services (CCCCS) will organize a Pakistan Cultural Week in Chengdu”, stated by President of CCCCS 1

January 15, 2019 1:43 AM US officials due today for talks on Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON: Two key US officials — special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Deputy Assistant to the US president Lisa Curtis — are expected in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks aimed at ensuring the success of a US-backed peace initiative for Afghanistan. The US Department of State announced last week that Mr Khalilzad is visiting India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan 1

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Farman says tribal districts to get all facilities

PESHAWAR: Governor Shah Farman said on Monday that people of the merged districts would get all facilities like other developed areas. He expressed these views while talking to a 100-member tribal jirga belonging to erstwhile Frontier Region Peshawar at the Governor's House, said an official handout. The jirga informed the governor about their problems

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Haripur district nazim removed through no-trust vote

HARIPUR: District Nazim Adil Islam was removed through a no-confidence vote by members of Haripur District Council here on Monday. Majority of the members of the district council, including PTIf and PML-N members, had formally submitted no-trust resolution against Adil Islam a few days ago. After mandatory debate on the motion on Friday, the convener

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Spanish police arrest 182 over cockfight

MADRID: Spanish police said Monday they had arrested 182 people who took part in a “national” cockfighting competition, an ancient sport that continues in some regions despite being banned. Officers seized around 300,000 euros ($344,000) during Saturday’s raid in the southern town of Sangonera La Verde, police said in a statement. In 2011, police arrested

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a tough balancing act Monday as he pressed Saudi Arabia's crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder while seeking to shore up strategic ties with Riyadh. The top US diplomat, on an extensive Middle East tour, held talks with King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pompeo walked

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan Citrus Week in Jeddah

ISLAMABAD: The Commercial Section of the Consulate of Pakistan Jeddah is starting its citrus promotional campaign from January 16 to 23, 2019, a statement received here from Jeddah said. It will include in store promotion and display of citrus at Manuel super store. Besides displaying the products, the tasting campaign will also be held for the visitors