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June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Woman gives birth on Paris train!

PARIS: A woman gave birth on a Paris train on Monday, prompting the French capital’s transport network to offer her newborn boy free rail travel until he turns 25. The train stopped at the Auber station in central Paris as the woman went into advanced labour and the baby was born at 11.40 am, helped by around 15 people including emergency workers, police

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Knife attacker sentenced to life by Finnish court

HELSINKI: A Finnish court sentenced Abderrahman Bouanane, a failed Moroccan asylum seeker, to life in prison on Friday for stabbing two women to death and wounding eight other people last year in the Nordic country’s first militant Islamist attack. Bouanane, who was 22 at the time, went on his knife rampage in the market square in the city of Turku last August 1

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Policy flaws forcing consumers to foot inflated bills for wheat, sugar

LAHORE: Consumers in the country have to pay far higher prices for domestically produced wheat and sugar because the rates of these two commodities are much higher compared to the international market. Massive devaluation has further highlighted the inefficiencies of our agricultural production as even after rupee lost Rs18 against the US dollar, since 1

June 14, 2018 12:00 AM PM seeks report on allowing Zulfi to go abroad

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasirul Mulk on Wednesday sought report from Interior Ministry on allowing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Zulfi Bukhari to travel to Saudi Arabia despite his name present in the Exit Control List (ECL). According to a letter issued by the Interior Ministry, one-time permission was given to Zulfi Bukhari 5

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM Asian Karate Championship: PKF pins hopes on Saadi, Baaz

KARACHI: Pakistan Karate Federation (PKF) has pinned hopes on its seasoned fighters Saadi Abbas and Baaz Mohammad for the Asian Karate Championship, which will be held in Jordan from July 10 to 15. “We expect medals from both Saadi and Baaz in the Asian Championship,” PKF chairman Mohammad Jehangir told ‘The News’ on Tuesday.He was quick to add though 5

June 11, 2018 2:49 PM Imran Khan heads to Saudi Arabia with wife, friend

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman Imran Khan left for Saudi Arabia on Monday to perform Umrah with his wife and a close friend. Syed Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of Imran Khan, was briefly stopped by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from traveling to Saudi Arabia. An FIA source told Geo TV that Syed Zulfi Bukhari wasn’t allowed to board the plane as his name was on the exit control 4

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM French commits suicide at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

RIYADH: A Frenchman has committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi and French officials said on Saturday. "A foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah" to the courtyard below, "resulting in his instant death", Saudi police told the official SPA news agency. A French foreign ministry 1

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM Fata political agents redesignated as DCs, ACs

PESHAWAR: In one of the major steps to mainstream the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities have re-designated the offices of political agents as deputy commissioners and stopped the collection of Agency Welfare Funds. The decision is one of the major developments after the merger of Fata with Khyber 6

June 5, 2018 12:00 AM Disabled cloth carriers protest against police in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The disabled people who carry cloth on motorcycles from Karkhano Market to Haji Camp area in the city staged a protest against the cops of Hayatabad Police Station and blocked Sher Shah Suri Road on Monday. The president of the union, Najeeb Khan, led the protestors, majority of whom were on their wheelchairs. The speakers alleged they brought 1

June 4, 2018 12:00 AM Lahore Garrison University clarifies news item

LAHORE: The spokesperson of Lahore Garrison University clarified Sunday that the media teams of the Jang Group and Geo were not stopped from media coverage on arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan for the ceremony at Lahore Garrison University. In this regard the published news item is contradicting to facts and misleading. The spokesperson further clarified 2