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August 16, 2018 12:13 PM Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died at 93 on Thursday, Narendra Modi confirmed on Twitter. Vajpayee had been hospitalised in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for more than two months after being admitted for treatment of a kidney infection and chest congestion. He had suffered a stroke in 2009. Vajpayee, who was elected

August 13, 2018 1:25 PM Sangakkara says has no 'ambitions' to be next Imran Khan

Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year's presidential elections. “I would like to put to rest speculation and rumour once and for all, confirming that I do not harbour any ambitions for political office,” Sangakkara, 40, said in a statement 1

August 10, 2018 1:10 PM Imran hopes for 'resumption of talks' in meeting with Indian high commissioner

PM-in-waiting Imran Khan on Friday pushed for the "resumption of talks between Pakistan and India" when the latter's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria paid him a visit at his Banigala residence. Bisaria's meeting with the PTI chairman took place in the presence of senior party leaders, including vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, information secretary 5

August 5, 2018 2:26 AM PIA to bring back stranded SAI passengers from China

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines has finally come to the rescue of the Pakistani passengers who have been stranded in China since July 29 due to the cancellation of Shaheen Air International’s flight, as PIA is expected to send its aircraft to China probably on Sunday night. Keeping in view the hardship being faced by the stranded Pakistani passengers 6

August 3, 2018 1:20 PM Japanese envoy congratulates Imran Khan on election performance at Banigala meeting

Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai on Friday visited Banigala to call on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan to congratulate him on his party's performance in the general elections. Ambassador Kurai also discussed matters of bilateral interest with the PTI chairman. Apart from the Japanese ambassador, the British envoy and other foreign dignitaries 32

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM Food imports increase to $6.185 billion in 2017/18

KARACHI: Food imports caused capital flight of $6.185 billion from the country during the last fiscal year of 2017/18, weighing down fragile external account in the agriculture country. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data on Friday showed that food imports marginally rose 0.68 percent from $6.143 billion in the previous fiscal year of 2016/17. Analysts 4

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Bus plunges into Indian gorge, 14 dead

DEHRADUN, India: A bus plunged into a gorge in a Himalayan state of northern India on Thursday, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others, a disaster official said. The driver lost control of the vehicle as he tried to negotiate a narrow bend in the picturesque Tehri district. "Thirty-one people had boarded the bus. Rescue workers have pulled out 14 bodies 1

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pak players out of World Junior Individual Squash

KARACHI: Pakistan’s journey in the World Junior Individual Squash Championships came to an end when Abbas Zeb and Haris Qasim lost in Chennai, India, on Thursday. Columbia’s Matias Knudsen defeated Abbas 4-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-3 and Leonel Cardenas of Mexico beat Haris 11-5, 11-6, 11-1 in the third round.“I watched the matches and it was clearly a disappointment 3

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Caretaker setup shows lack of control over currency regime

LAHORE: The interim government’s seemingly lost control over the currency regime is being ignored, as all political parties are busy slinging mud on each other that is further damaging the already weak economy of Pakistan. Rupee traded at Rs110 against dollar when the caretaker government was sworn in; however, in less than 50 days the value has dropped 2

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM Modi govt faces no-confidence motion tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Indian Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) will take up discussion and voting on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government tomorrow (Friday, July 20), it has been announced by Indian Lok Sabha speaker Ms. Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday in Indian capital. According to media reports, the no-trust vote will be held from 11:am to 6:pm. United 5