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May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz T20 Ramazan Cricket begins

ISLAMABAD: As many as 39 teams of Union Councils Rawalpindi are taking part in the 5th Shahbaz Sharif T20 Ramazan Cup Floodlight Tournament 2018 that got under way here at the Government Degree College Satellite Town Ground. Hanif Abbasi, Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab, and Sardar Nasim Mayor Rawalpindi, formally inaugurated the tournament 2

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 10 dead in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas: At least 10 people died in a shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school on Friday and police searching the building said they had taken into custody a student suspected of the attack and found explosives in the school building. At least nine people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, hospital officials said. The condition of those

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Free books, uniform distributed

PESHAWAR: The Weshla Welfare Organistaion distributed school uniforms and books among the deserving students in Gulozai village here on Wednesday. Village council nazim Mushtaq Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Mushtaq Khan assured the organisation president Niaz Muhammad of his support. He said that distribution of uniform

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Patriotism needs to be developed among students’

BUREWALA: Vehari Deputy Commissioner Ali Akbar Bhatti has said that education is a process of acquiring, realising and transmitting knowledge to others and those who worked hard achieve immense goals in their lives. He was addressing the annual prize distribution ceremony of Divisional Public School, Burewala on Monday. The DC said a multi-dimensional

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Husain Lawai takes chair of PSX board of directors

KARACHI: Seasoned banker Husain Lawai has been unanimously elected as chairman of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX), a statement said on Wednesday. He, along with other six persons, was recently appointed as independent director on the board of the PSX for a term of three years, with the approval of the Securities and Exchange

May 13, 2018 12:00 AM QWP leader calls for cordial Pak-Afghan ties

CHARSADDA: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) provincial head Sikandar Sherpao on Friday said cordial relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan were a must for the regional peace and security. Speaking at inauguration of the girls school in Saddar Garhi here, he said Pakhtuns had been the victims of the war in the region for the last 40 years and asked the two countries

May 13, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan Zindabad Movement holds rally in Swabi

SWABI: The leaders at Pakistan Zindabad Movement on Saturday announced to foil all conspiracies to create unrest in the country. Addressing a rally at the ground of the Government High School here, Major (retd) Muhammad Akram, Ibrahim and others said that some elements had been playing at the hands of enemies and were trying to create unrest in the country 1

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM FIA begins scrutiny of accounts of 100 private medical colleges

ISLAMABAD: Following orders of the Supreme Court, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started a massive probe across the country to scrutinise accounts of all the 100 private medical colleges registered with the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) for bringing uniformity in fee structure, The News has learnt. Sources in the FIA told this correspondent

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM Strong quake jolts KP, Punjab cities

PESHAWAR: An earthquake of severe intensity jolted several cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces here Wednesday noon at around 15:40 hours. According to Meteorological Center, the intensity of the earthquake on richter scale has been measured as 6.4. This tremor was felt in Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi, Chitral, Abbottabad 3

May 9, 2018 12:00 AM Canada school shooter sentenced to life in prison

OTTAWA: A student who shot dead four people and injured seven others at a home and a school in the remote Canadian indigenous community of La Loche was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison. Under the terms of the concurrent sentence, he would not be eligible for parole for at least 10 years. The young man, who cannot be identified under Canadian law, was only 17 years 6