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April 20, 2018 12:00 AM UK to ban sale of plastic straws

LONDON: Britain on Thursday announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England, as part of a push to tackle global marine pollution. Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will launch a consultation on banning the single-use items later this year, ahead of legislation on the issue. The move follows the 2015 introduction 4

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket

TAMPA: SpaceX blasted off a load of supplies on Monday for the International Space Station aboard a rocket and a cargo ship that have both flown before, marking the second such flight for the California-based company. "Falcon 9 is on its way," a SpaceX commentator said as the white rocket surged skyward over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 4:30 pm (2030 GMT). SpaceX’s 6

April 3, 2018 12:00 AM OPPO to launch new F7 smartphone

KARACHI: OPPO, the selfie expert and leader is all set to introduce the new OPPO F7, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the latest addition to its selfie expert series, a statement said on Monday. Focusing on innovative technology the new OPPO F7 is packed with a vast array of new features and benefits, further strengthening the company’s leadership 8

April 1, 2018 12:00 AM KP elders deplore suspension of work on Torkhow road

CHITRAL: Deploring the suspension of work on the Torkhow road, the elders on Saturday threatened to launch a protest campaign if the work on the project was not resumed within a week. Speaking at a press conference here, residents of Torkhow and Terich Union Councils including former Member Provincial Assembly Syed Ahmad Khan, Saeed Khan Lal, Sifat Zareen 7

March 31, 2018 1:29 AM Three cops martyred as DPO's squad targeted in DI Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least three policemen embraced martyrdom and two others sustained wounds after a roadside bomb targeted a convoy of district police officer (DPO) here on Friday. As per details, the incident took place on Hathala Road in DI Khan when a planted bomb blasted as soon the convoy of DPO Dr Zahidullah passed by, as a result three cops were martyred 9

March 29, 2018 1:15 AM Launch of new party in Balochistan delayed

QUETTA: The announcement of the launch of a new Balochistan-based political party has been postponed for one day due to the absence of Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo who could not return to Quetta on Wednesday due to his official engagements in Islamabad. Earlier, the media was informed by the officials of the Chief Minister Secretariat that Mr Bizenjo 5

March 29, 2018 12:00 AM Indonesia’s Go-Jek poised for imminent Southeast Asia expansion

JAKARTA: Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek is set to announce its first expansion to another country in Southeast Asia in the "next few weeks", according to an internal company email seen by Reuters. Go-Jek also plans to expand to three other Southeast Asian countries by the middle of this year, the email quoting Go-Jek Chief 7

March 27, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan insists Turkey wants EU membership

VARNA, Bulgaria: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday insisted Turkey still wanted to become a member of the European Union ahead of a potentially stormy summit with EU chiefs seeking to repair an increasingly fractured relationship. European Union President Donald Tusk and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will talk with Erdogan at the Bulgarian 5

March 23, 2018 12:00 AM Millions more hungry in 2017 amid famine, conflict, and numbers rising

ROME: Conflicts and climate disasters, particularly drought, drove the number of people facing crisis levels of hunger up by about 15 percent last year and the situation is getting worse, a report said on Thursday. Last year 124 million people in 51 countries faced crisis levels of hunger compared to 108 million people in 48 countries in 2016 and 80 million 3

March 22, 2018 12:00 AM PSX awaits regulatory approvals to roll out new products

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) is awaiting regulatory approvals to enhance its products’ portfolio in order to attract investors towards the recently-demutualised capital market, its chairman said on Wednesday. “Management of the stock exchange is developing several products and some of these are awaiting regulatory approvals,” Muneer Kamal 3