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PSX stages recovery amid lack of triggers

PSX stages recovery amid lack of triggers

OUR EQUITIES CORRESPONDENT KARACHI: The five-day trading week was cut short by a holiday on Thursday. Despite sharp drop in international oil prices, the KSE-100 index managed to break its two-week losing streak and recover 562 points (1.2 per cent) to settle at 48,971 points on Friday. In the absence of triggers and no noticeable […]

Sonam Kapoor is auctioning vintage dresses and designer bags for charity

Sonam Kapoor is auctioning vintage dresses and designer bags for charity

DESK REPORT Would you buy a couture gown from Sonam’s collection? Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor is known for her (mostly) impeccably fashion sense. And she’s about to give away some of the coveted pieces from her wardrobe. The Khoobsurat star is putting on auction a dozen pieces from her wardrobe for a cause close to […]

Newborn kidnapping case: court remands 11 suspects to police custody

Newborn kidnapping case: court remands 11 suspects to police custody

Eleven suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a newborn child in Karachi were presented in court on Saturday. According to police, the main suspect, a woman named Musarat Anwar Khan, had admitted to the crime and a First Investigation Report against her and all her accomplices has been registered at the Orangi Town […]

Power Rangers make their cinematic return with reboot

Power Rangers make their cinematic return with reboot

The latest reboot of the 1990s Power Rangers children’s television series held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Directed by Dean Israelite, the film tells the backstories of the five teenage characters – a misfit, a loner, a school bully, an intellectual and a drop-out – and their transformation into action heroes. […]

London attack police officer pictured hours before death

London attack police officer pictured hours before death

Web Desk Curious about the police officer standing guard outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, Martin asked for a photograph with him. Soon after, the area would be engulfed in horror, and Keith Palmer, the 48-year-old police officer who smiled politely for her photograph would be dead. Martin, who is from West Palm Beach, […]

On the hunt for the lost city of Z

On the hunt for the lost city of Z

In 1925 explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon looking for evidence of a lost civilization. What followed was a 90-year mystery and a deadly search for answers. The New Yorker writer had entered the jungle on the same route taken by missing explorer Lt. Col. Percy Fawcett in 1925, hoping to discover the late […]

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

Where are the world’s happiest countries?

      9. Sweden — The World Happiness Report for 2017 ranked countries on seven main factors that support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, good governance, honesty, health and income. Sweden came in ninth place, tying with another country on the list. 9. Australia — This island nation had to share ninth place with Sweden […]

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Trump’s art of no deal: Find someone to blame Web Desk Lacking sufficient support, Republicans were forced to pull their bill to replace Obamacare from the floor of the GOP-controlled House. Speaking soon after accepting defeat, Trump didn’t shoulder the responsibility himself, nor did he pin the blame on House GOP leadership or any of […]

SBP announcement: Policy rate unchanged at 5.75pc

SBP announcement: Policy rate unchanged at 5.75pc

Comcerce Desk The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) made no change to the policy rate in March after it announced on Saturday that the 5.75 per cent rate has been maintained. Inflation expectations due to a lack of supply-side pressure were cited as the primary reasons the bank decided to keep its policy rate unchanged, […]

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

AP A handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Khalid Masood (aka Adrian Elms, Adrian Russell Ajao). — AFP The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English […]

Chaudhry Nisar tells new FC recruits they have to bring peace to Balochistan

Chaudhry Nisar tells new FC recruits they have to bring peace to Balochistan

AGENCY Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addressed a Frontier Corps (FC) passing-out parade at Loralai on Saturday, instructing the new recruits that they would be responsible for bringing peace to Balochistan. Speaking at the ceremony, the interior minister said: “You have to bring peace to Balochistan. This is your national duty and your debt […]

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

Agency Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday. The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled in October last year to show the benefits of combining his electric car maker with solar installer SolarCity Corp. There was no detail on […]

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