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September 18, 2018 12:00 AM Former Ipswich and England defender Kevin Beattie dies at 64

LONDON: Former Ipswich Town and England central defender Kevin Beattie has died aged 64, the player’s family announced Sunday. Beattie, born in Carlisle, northern England, became a key member of the successful Ipswich side under future England manager Bobby Robson that won the FA Cup in 1978.Beattie also won nine caps for England, scoring one goal, in a career 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Rs20b ETPB Sindh properties illegally occupied

KARACHI: The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) properties worth over Rs 20 billion across Sindh have been illegally occupied with the collusion of the department’s officers and staff. This information was given to the federal government, by the Sindh government, following the former’s query about the status of the federal government land and properties 2

August 29, 2018 12:00 AM Blow for France’s Macron as star minister quits

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron suffered a major political blow Tuesday as his popular environment minister resigned live on radio — without informing the French leader beforehand. Nicolas Hulot, one of the most respected members of the cabinet among the French public, took even his interviewers by surprise on the France Inter radio station when announcing 2

August 22, 2018 6:36 AM PM Khan reminds nation of the real meaning of sacrifice in Eid message

Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the nation on the celebration of Eidul Azha and urged his countrymen to remember the sacrifices made for the protection, reconstruction and development of Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the prime minister also urged people “not to forget those who are deprived in this hour of happiness 6

July 31, 2018 11:19 AM Envoy Ali Siddiqui meets US Defence Secy James Mattis in Washington

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui called on US Secretary of Defence James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported. According to Radio Pakistan, the officials noted that both countries have been working towards the restoration of their bilateral ties. Issues of regional security also came under 32

July 17, 2018 8:45 PM Google pays homage to Mehdi Hassan on 91st birthday with doodle

KARACHI: Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan with its doodle feature on his 91st birthday (July 18) . Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls 'doodles'. In the past, Google also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar 5

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Khamenei calls state to support Rouhani

DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming US economic sanctions, saying America´s “conspiracy” could be defeated, according to his official website. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used a speech to members of Rouhani´s cabinet to call for support for the government and action 4

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM BBC says its best-paid TV and radio stars are all men

LONDON: The BBC´s 12 best-paid stars are all men, according to figures published late on Tuesday by Britain´s public broadcaster, which is grappling with a gender equality scandal in which one of its most senior correspondents resigned from her role. The BBC issued a public apology last month to former China editor Carrie Gracie, who quit that job in January 7

June 17, 2018 8:09 PM Imran seeks removal of NADRA chief Usman Mobin for allegedly providing data to PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has decided to move Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against NADRA Chief Usman Mobin for helping Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. Geo News citing sources reported said Imran Khan has prepared a petition, to be submitted before the ECP, against Usman and directed the party leaders to raise 5

June 15, 2018 12:00 AM Qantas A380 gets rare jolt

SYDNEY: Australia´s Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday one of its Airbus SE A380 jets had experienced a rare "jolt" from wake turbulence after flying 20 nautical miles behind another one of its super-jumbos this week. Wake turbulence is a disturbance in the atmosphere that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air, and air traffic control 16