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  • Man run over in Nowshera

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    NOWSHERA: A man was killed and another sustained injuries in a road accident in Akora Khattak town of Nowshera district on Monday, official sources said. They said Ata Muhammad and Fazal Mabood were crossing the GT Road near Iraqabad in the limits of the Akora Khattak Police Station when a speeding vehicle (Peshawar-6566) struck them. As a result, Ata Muhammad

  • Bara Press Club office-bearers elected

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    BARA: Hussain Afridi was elected unopposed as president of the Bara Press Club for year 2018 here on Monday. Others who were elected without a contest included Iqbal Afridi, general sectary, Said Jalal finance sectary and Saeedullah, senior naib president. Six members of the election committee comprised of Sher Khan Afridi, Aurangzeb Afridi, Khyalmat

  • Tehsil nazim survives no-trust bid

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    MANSEHRA: The no-confidence motion against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Tehsil Nazim Khurram Khan Swati failed as the overwhelming majority of councillors voted in support of the nazim on Monday. “I have no words to thank the councillors of this prestigious council as I have emerged victorious despite conspiracies,” Khurram Khan told the council after

  • CJ takes notice of high fees of medical colleges

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo moto notice on news item containing details that there is no uniform policy criterion for admission in private medical colleges. It was further alleged that exorbitant fee is being charged by private medical colleges. Students could not get admission in government medical colleges. Then their

  • Murree, Neelum Valley, Malam Jabba, Skardu receive snowfall

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Winter snowfall has started on the hilly areas of the country including Neelum Valley, Malam Jabba and high peaks of Skardu district and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) senior official told APP that snowfall took place in different areas of Neelum Valley, Malam Jabba and Skardu and scattered places of AJK. He said that during

  • Man, son killed in Pakpattan accident

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    PAKPATTAN: A man and his son were killed in a road accident near Bridge Chak Muchipur on Monday. Abdul Ghaffar of Mandi Ahmadabad and his son Tariq were on their way to Arifwala when a speeding car hit them. As a result, both died instantly. TWO BOOKED: Police on Monday booked two people for giving their houses on rent without informing the concerned

  • Goal of expanding tax base remains elusive

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: As Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) makes concerted efforts to increase the number of tax filers by repeatedly extending the deadline but it has emerged that the goal of expanding the tax base and finding new taxpayers will remain elusive. The documents available with The News show that FBR increased the number of taxpayers to an impressive

  • Militants kill six in Mali

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    BAMAKO: Alleged militants killed six people in an attack on an armed Tuareg group in Mali near the fabled northwestern city of Timbuktu, the group and a security source told AFP on Monday. Mali faces double threats from pro-government fighters and former rebels who still sporadically clash despite signing a peace deal in 2015, and from Al-Qaeda-linked

  • Indonesian speaker quits amid graft probe

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    JAKARTA: The speaker of Indonesia´s parliament, who is being investigated for his suspected involvement in a $170 million graft scandal, has tendered his resignation, two members of the assembly said on Monday. Setya Novanto was arrested last month over his suspected role in the scandal linked to a national electronic identity card scheme. Anti-corruption

  • Putin, Sisi discuss nuclear deal, Middle East tensions

    December 12, 2017 12:00 AM

    CAIRO: Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt´s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks over a nuclear power plant and tensions in the Middle East following Washington´s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel´s capital. Putin´s visit to Cairo reflects the deepening ties between Russia and Egypt, the second largest recipient