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  • Deepika, Singh announce wedding

    October 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh announced on Sunday that they are tying the knot, ending months of speculation about their relationship. The pair confirmed they will be married next month in a statement posted on their official Twitter accounts in Hindi and English. "With the blessings of our families, gives us immense joy in sharing

  • Tribesmen to resist Fata-KP merger, claims ex-minister

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    JAMRUD: Former federal minister Hameedullah Jan Afridi said on Saturday that tribesmen would launch a movement against the merger of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Speaking at a press conference, he said that Fata’s merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was against the will of the tribal population. “The tribespeople

  • Excise official dies in road accident

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    NOWSHERA: An officer of Excise and Taxation Department died in a road accident on Motorway near Kalajar Killay here on Saturday. Khalid bin Wali, son of a prominent lawyer Abdul Wali Khan in Chitral, was travelling in an official car (AA-2387 Peshawar) towards Islamabad when the accident occurred. Khalid sustained injuries in the accident and was shifted

  • Karak journalists protest Sohail Khan’s murder

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARAK: Local journalists staged a protest rally against the killing of Sohail Khan, a journalist, in Haripur district. The demonstrators, led by the president of the Karak Press Club Khalid Khattak, marched from the district council hall up to the press club here on Saturday. The speakers on the occasion condemned the killing of the journalist and expressed

  • Cop stopped from arresting minor

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: Senior officers have stopped the police from arresting a minor after he was mistakenly mentioned in a case of gas theft in Sarband. The Sarband police had lodged a case for illegal gas connection on the complaint of the SNGPL against one Asad. Later it was found that the accused mentioned in the case was a 10 years boy. It embarrassed the police

  • Vietnam dissident Khoi urges FB to protect freedom of expression

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO: Mai Khoi, a dissident musician dubbed Vietnam’s Lady Gaga, has appealed to Facebook’s directors to safeguard freedom of expression as the government looks to bolster its control of the web. With 53 million users, Facebook is extremely popular in Vietnam -- where the internet has become a battleground for activists like Khoi. A controversial

  • PML-N to move PA against abolishing subsidy on Metro bus fares

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The PML-N has drafted the adjournment motion and call attention notice against abolishing of subsidy on Metro bus fares and cutting down the size of Punjab Metro Bus Authority as planned by the PTI government. They would be filed in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat on the next working day. The party leaders Samiullah Khan and Mian Naseer Ahmad

  • Strict action be taken against sale of substandard LPG cylinders

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Strict action must be taken against manufacturing and sale of substandard LPG cylinders as it leads to killing innocent people on almost a daily basis, said Irfan Khokhar, chairman of FPCCI Regional Standing Committee on Energy and chairman of LPG Distributors Association Pakistan. According to an estimate, one to two blasts were happening daily

  • Hazara Motorway landowners stage protest

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    MANSEHRA: The affectees of Hazara Motorway in Shanai Bala on Saturday blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH) in protest against non-payment of their land prices and delay in completion of link roads, upper and under passes. The protesters, who blocked the strategic KKH to traffic for over an hour, raised slogans in support of their demands. “The government

  • Govt plans for building underground gas storages

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: In a major initiative, the Petroleum Division (PD) is going to pitch very important summary in the forthcoming ECC meeting seeking the permission for embarking upon the updated feasibility study for developing the strategic underground gas storages across the country to ensure energy security. Pakistan currently possesses no capacity to store