LUMS student found dead in hostel

LUMS student found dead in hostel

A Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) student was found dead in his hostel room on Monday, police said. Initial reports suggest Karachi resident Shahmir died either of a cardiac arrest or of a drug overdose, Superintendent Police (SP) Cantonment Tahir Rehman told Dawn. A notice issued by LUMS administration said Shahmir was found unresponsive […]

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ set up to guard Gwadar port’s sea lanes

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ set up to guard Gwadar port’s sea lanes

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ (TF-88) was established Tuesday for maritime security of Gwadar port and protection of associated sea lanes against both conventional and non-traditional threats. An International Maritime Conference on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held at Gwadar today to commission the TF-88 force. The creation of the special maritime force has […]

Imran ends parliament boycott, will attend session on Wednesday

Imran ends parliament boycott, will attend session on Wednesday

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday announced his decision to attend the session of parliament on Wednesday, ending his boycott of attending parliament sessions. The PTI chairman, while talking to media persons in the federal capital, alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lied to the parliament and the people in the wake […]

India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

Additional Secretary (United Nations and Economic Cooperation) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tasneem Aslam on Tuesday said that India is developing atomic submarines, Radio Pakistan reported. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Aslam claimed that India is building its atomic stockpile ‘day by day’. “In these circumstances, Pakistan has no option but to keep itself […]

World Bank pauses dam arbitration to ‘protect Indus Waters Treaty’

World Bank pauses dam arbitration to ‘protect Indus Waters Treaty’

The World Bank (WB) on Monday announced a pause in arbitration between Islamabad and New Delhi on the matter of the two dams being constructed by India, calling on both countries “to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements”. In the aftermath of rising cross-border tensions following the Uri army base attack and an alleged […]

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses borne in Germany. VW, still dealing with the aftermath of the emissions-cheating scandal, aims to rejuvenate its core brand, and develop new electric and self-driving cars. VW says it will create 9,000 jobs as part of investments in new products. […]

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Police in India are looking for Sadhvi Deva Thakur, a self-proclaimed Indian god-woman, who is on the run after firing celebratory shots in the air at a wedding. The groom’s aunt was killed and three of his relatives critically wounded. The YES URDU NEWS Geeta Pandey profiles this controversial preacher. In a video of the incident that […]

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

A British tourist has become the third person this week to die on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The 60-year-old man was scuba diving at Agincourt Reef in Far North Queensland when he was seen to be in trouble, tour operator Quicksilver said. The tourist, a certified diver, was helped to the surface but could not […]

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Many Indians are offering to donate their kidneys to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after she tweeted she was undergoing tests for a transplant. The 64-year-old minister has a history of chronic diabetes and was admitted to a Delhi hospital earlier this month. Ms Swaraj is one the most high-profile ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has said he has “great confidence” in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as “candid”, with a “warm atmosphere”. Some of Mr Trump’s campaign rhetoric cast doubt over long-standing US alliances, including […]

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo. Nowhere is the troubled transition of Donald Trump being watched more carefully than in the […]

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

A hospital, blood bank and ambulances are reported to have been hit as Syrian government aircraft and artillery bombarded rebel-held eastern Aleppo. The director of the Bayan Children’s Hospital was forced to take shelter in the facility’s basement. Activists say at least 32 people, including children, have been killed in Aleppo over the past two […]