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Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

KARACHI: As Karachi continued to sizzle at 42 degrees centigrade, hot and dry weather gripped entire Sindh on Tuesday with Dadu and Nawabshah becoming the hottest places in the country where the mercury rose to 46 degrees Celsius. While no heatstroke case was reported in Karachi, some 22 people fell unconscious in various areas of […]

Entrepreneurs keen to invest in Karachi, says Iraqi ambassador

Entrepreneurs keen to invest in Karachi, says Iraqi ambassador

KARACHI: Iraqi Ambassador in Pakistan Dr Ali Yasin Mohammad Kareem has said there is a lot of attraction and opportunities for investment in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, and Iraqi entrepreneurs are keen to make investment in the metropolis. The Iraqi investment would strengthen Pakistan-Iraq relations, he said during his meeting with Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair […]

Uncontrolled population growth termed major threat to Pakistan

UMERKOT: Uncontrolled population growth is a major threat to Pakistan while absence of prior consultations and institutional set-up, highly centralised approach, inadequate progress measurement and monitoring mechanism are the key factors for the failure and poor implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This was discussed in a consultative dialogue here on Tuesday on prioritisation […]

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Reshma’s son and daughter-in-law perform at Lok Virsa

Children of famous folk singers like Ustad Khameso Khan and Zarsanga were invited to participate in the annual Lok Mela Lok Virsa invited the children of legendary folk artists to take part in a live concert at its Open Air Theatre on Tuesday as part of its annual 10-day Lok Mela. The event was meant […]

Sitting PML-N MPA thrashes govt hospital guards

Sitting PML-N MPA thrashes govt hospital guards

FAISALABAD:  Punjab provincial assembly member Rana Shoaib Idrees on Sunday night allegedly manhandled, slapped, and thrashed a security guard at a government hospital after the guard asked him to leave his gunmen outside the building. Hospital management claims that PML-N MPA Idrees turned up in the surgical ward along with his armed guards on Sunday night at […]

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

Half Girlfriend’s trailer is proof that Bollywood isn’t over its stalker syndrome

DESK REPORT The trailer for Bollywood flick Half Girlfriend and we’re wondering if that’s the best the film’s got. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, and the story should have been about the weird ‘in-between’ status of modern-day relationships — are we a couple? Are we not a couple? — but instead promotes […]

I don’t understand why people love or hate me, says Sahir Lodhi

I don’t understand why people love or hate me, says Sahir Lodhi

Web Desk Sahir has a cult-like following which comprises fans and detractors in equal measure Sahir Lodhi is a phenomenon. He’s everywhere — on radio, television and film. He has a cult-like following which comprises in equal parts earnest, adoring fans and those who mock him but can’t look away from his narcissistic shenanigans. Both […]

Clashes between youth and Indian forces take Kashmiri death toll to 12

Clashes between youth and Indian forces take Kashmiri death toll to 12

By News Desk Indian forces on Monday killed four more Kashmiri youth, a day after clashes with Kashmiri protesters killed eight people and injured over 200 in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK), pushing the number of deaths in the disputed valley to 12. According to the Kashmir Media Service, Indian forces killed the Kashmiris during a military operation in […]

Temperatures in Karachi expected to rise to a sweltering 41C: Met Office

Temperatures in Karachi expected to rise to a sweltering 41C: Met Office

Temperatures in Karachi are expected to soar to a sweltering 41 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. The city is set to experience hot and dry weather from Monday till Thursday, an official at the Met Office told Dawn.com. He added that temperatures in Karachi are expected to remain between 38-40C […]

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

Despite tough talk, Turkey caught between US and Russia in Syria

By Reuters ISTANBUL:  Turkish calls for tough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after US missile strikes on one of his airbases may overestimate Washington’s appetite for deeper involvement in Syria’s war and threaten Ankara’s fragile rapprochement with Russia. Within hours of the US cruise missile strikes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the action as […]

OIL PRICES FIRM ON STRONG DEMAND, POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SYRIA

OIL PRICES FIRM ON STRONG DEMAND, POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SYRIA

SINGAPORE – Oil prices were firm on Monday, supported by strong demand and political uncertainty in Syria, although another rise in US drilling activity kept a lid on gains. Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil, were at $55.28 per barrel at 0226 GMT, up 4 cents from their last close. US West […]

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain

By AFP MADRID:  The wife of a Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain has reportedly been told by police he is being held over a computer virus linked to Donald Trump’s US election victory. The man was picked up at Barcelona airport on Friday “by officers of the police technological investigation unit following an international […]