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Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers

Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers

Agencies Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters.The latest job cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set for May 19 as the company responded to […]

United CEO again apologizes for dragging incident in earnings release

United CEO again apologizes for dragging incident in earnings release

Agencies United Continental Holdings Inc on Monday released first-quarter earnings that matched analysts’ expectations on several key measures, in the wake of last week’s public relations meltdown. “In the first quarter of 2017, our financial and operational performance gives us a lot of confidence about the foundation we are building,” Chief Executive Oscar Munoz said […]

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

AFP WASHINGTON:  A death row inmate in the US state of Arkansas ate what could be his last meal on Monday amid legal wrangling over his fate. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday stayed two executions slated for that evening, but the state’s Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed an application with the US Supreme Court […]

In conversation with Junaid Iqbal, CEO, Careem Pakistan

In conversation with Junaid Iqbal, CEO, Careem Pakistan

Monitoring Desk The CEO of Careem Pakistan talks about how Careem plans to make further inroads into the Pakistani market. Co-founded by a Pakistani, Mudassir Sheikha, and Magnus Olsson, Founder and MD, Careem began operations in the UAE in 2012. Talha bin Hamid speaks to Junaid Iqbal, CEO, Careem Pakistan, to find more about what […]

Female militant arrested in Lahore found to be IS-affiliate who went missing

Female militant arrested in Lahore found to be IS-affiliate who went missing

 LAHORE:  Atleast one militant was killed while four others, including a woman, were arrested on Saturday in a joint operation by the Counter-Terrorism Department [CTD] and security agencies in Lahore. According to sources, the militants had planned to target churches and Christian gatherings on Easter in the city. Four security personnel were injured during the […]

Bollywood needs screenwriters of Hollywood’s calibre: Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood needs screenwriters of Hollywood’s calibre: Shah Rukh Khan

DESK REPORT Shah Rukh Khan was recently honoured at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival where he was in a candid conversation with X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner. “Hollywood can help Bollywood in a big way,” the Raees star told Brett during their session. “We need screenplay and dialogue writers of Hollywood’s […]

India stands totally exposed on issue of terror financing in Pakistan: FO

India stands totally exposed on issue of terror financing in Pakistan: FO

By News Desk Rejecting New Delhi’s brouhaha over the death sentencing of an Indian spy, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Saturday that India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in Pakistan. A Pakistani military court has recently sentenced Kulbushan Jadhav – an Indian national– to death […]

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

By AFP JUBA, SUDAN:  A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including more than 16,000 from the […]

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

By News Desk A Muslim woman said on Friday she was forced by airport security staff in Rome to remove her hijab to get on a flight to London. Aghnia Adzkia, an Indonesian citizen, also filmed her experience at Ciampino Airport where she said she faced discrimination as a Muslim since she saw the staff […]

It’s not just Khursheed Shah, these women in the national assembly encourage sexism too

It’s not just Khursheed Shah, these women in the national assembly encourage sexism too

DESK REPORT During National Assembly proceedings this Thursday, Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah was criticised by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq when he made a sexist remark about his female peers. What wasn’t immediately obvious is that Shah had the support of several female MNAs. The issue arose when Speaker Ayaz Sadiq asked women lawmakers to […]

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

News Desk North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible preemptive strike by the U.S. Han warned North Korea will “go to war if they choose.” “If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will […]

Sonam Kapoor reacts to Abhay Deol’s social media campaign against fairness creams

Sonam Kapoor reacts to Abhay Deol’s social media campaign against fairness creams

DESK REPORT On Wednesday, Abhay Deol ruffled quite a few feathers in Bollywood when he put out a series of sarcastic posts on Facebook questioning the part Bollywood celebrities play in perpetuating the idea that fair skin is better. He criticised bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. But one of his […]

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