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April 16, 2018 7:46 AM Pakistani students stunning performance enthralls cultural gathering in Beijing

BEIJING: An exquisite and stunning performance of Pakistani students featuring multiple glimpses of Pakistani culture enthralled the audience on a “Culture Day” at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) here on Sunday. Attired in vibrant costumes of their respective provinces, the young and talented Pakistani students mesmerized the gathering with their 3

April 14, 2018 1:15 AM Iran eyes CPEC with growing interest after port visit

KARACHI: Iran’s Minister for Roads and Urbanisation Abbas Akhoundi expressed keen interest in exploring avenues available under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The minister is leading a high level Iranian delegation which visited Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Friday. Akhoundi also showed interest in transshipment cargo handling. He said that Iran is keen to work with Pakistan 1

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Girl student drowns in Ravi

LAHORE: A girl student of MBA finance drowned in the River Ravi after falling from the bridge in ambiguous circumstances on late Friday night. The victim was a student at a university in Faisalabad. Reportedly, she had come to meet her friend Ali Shan, a student of engineering in Lahore. Later in the night, both were crossing the Ravi Bridge on foot due to congestion

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Pace attack key in England, Ireland: Asad

LAHORE: Middle order batsman Asad Shafiq believes that in the absence of injured spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan’s pace attack is the key in the upcoming series against England and Ireland. Talking to media, he said that Pakistan has an edge over England and Ireland for having some brilliant fast bowlers in the side. “Our fast bowling has the capacity to trouble 2

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM FBR selects 44,000 cases for three major taxes

ISLAMABAD: After excluding salaried class dependent upon sole income from audit exercise, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday selected around 44,000 cases for all three major taxes through computer balloting on the basis of certain parameters. The government is also considering to amend Section 214D (automatic selection for audit) of the Income 1

April 11, 2018 12:00 AM Flintoff feels tampering went beyond banned trio

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff has dismissed as “nonsense” the implication only the banned trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft had prior knowledge of Australia’s ball-tampering scandal. Former captain Smith, his deputy David Warner and team-mate Bancroft were all banned for attempting to alter the condition of the ball during the third Test in South 2

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Cargo-packed Dragon arrives at ISS

TAMPA: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station (ISS), packed with food, gear and science experiments for the astronauts living in orbit. “We have capture confirmed,” a NASA commentator said, as the space station’s robotic arm latched onto the gum-drop shaped spacecraft at 6:40 am (1040 GMT), at a moment 3

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

March 31, 2018 12:00 AM Thai junta vows to lift politics ban

BANGKOK: Thailand’s junta will lift a near four-year ban on political activity in June, an official said on Friday, as space for debate slowly expands in the kingdom with polls promised for next year. Political gatherings of five or more people have been outlawed since Thailand’s army grabbed power in a May 2014 coup, booting Yingluck Shinawatra’s elected 4

March 29, 2018 12:00 AM Keeping economy, CPEC intact: Pakistan seeks friends’ help to avoid IMF bailout

ISLAMABAD: In order to keep its economy afloat and avoid the IMF bailout package to ensure smooth running of $60 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, Pakistan has shared different proposals with friendly countries, especially Saudi Arabia and China. The friendly countries have been requested to provide Islamabad with $6 to $8 billion 4