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July 19, 2018 12:00 AM Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

Farnborough, United Kingdom: European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfil the same functions as a satellite. The project was presented at Britain´s Farnborough airshow, where Airbus revealed that the Zephyr S took off on July 11 for its maiden flight from Arizona in the United

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM LSM growth clocks in at 2.76 percent in May

KARACHI: Large scale manufacturing (LSM) grew 2.76 percent in May as compared to the corresponding month a year earlier as retail sector thrived on growing consumer demand, while construction boom kept fuelling steel production, official data showed on Wednesday. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed that food, beverages and tobacco production

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM PTI funding case enters final phase at ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) 2014 foreign funding case at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has apparently entered the final phase, as the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is in the process of sharing funding details with it, having received from banks across Pakistan. The ECP had written to the SBP on July 03 this year and sought

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan rejects India’s objections in Jadhav case

THE HAGUE: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected India's objections in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in its reply to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), diplomatic sources informed Geo News. The reply was submitted by Foreign Office Director India, Dr Fareha Bugti, the sources said. This was the first reply by Pakistan in counter-pleading 1

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

NICOSIA: More than 1.6 million tourists visited Cyprus in the six months to June, the largest number ever for the first half of the year, the island’s statistics office said on Tuesday. Tourist arrivals in January-June rose 12.4 percent to 1.64 million from 1.46 million in the same period last year, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service (Cystat)

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Tepora stops Ortega to win featherweight

KUALA LIMPUR: Jhack Tepora gave fellow Filipino Manny Pacquiao a boost before his showdown with Lucas Matthysse on Sunday by stopping Mexico’s Edivaldo Ortega to win the interim World Boxing Association featherweight title. Cebu’s Tepora, fighting on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse world title bill in Kuala Lumpur, unleashed a wicked short

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem goes down in IBF flyweight world title bout

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem on Sunday went down against South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane in the International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight world title shot in Kuala Lumpur. The former IBF world champion Mthalane regained the belt as he prevailed over the former two-time WBC world silver flyweight champion Waseem through

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Rs 4m fine imposed on Pindi food outlets

Rawalpindi: The Food Branch of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) collected 3,896 food samples during last six months of 2018 while fines amounting to Rs4 million were imposed on the rules violators. According to RCB spokesman, various restaurants, hotels and other fast food points were sealed for unhygienic and poor cleanliness conditions. The department

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Two-month free tourist visa for kids under 18 in UAE

DUBAI: The visa policy has been changing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the last few months to attract more visitors to the emirates. The UAE on Sunday announced a change in visa rules for tourists, exempting dependents under the age of 18 from visa fees. According to UAE official news agency, the UAE has introduced a new two-month exemption for dependents

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem faces Mthalane in tough fight today

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem will on Sunday (today) fight the toughest battle of his pro career when he faces the highly experienced and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa in the IBF flyweight world title shot in Kuala Lumpur. By the time this story will be read by the readers 1