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‘I want to thank me,’ rapper Snoop Dogg on getting Hollywood star

‘I want to thank me,’ rapper Snoop Dogg on getting Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Rap great Snoop Dogg thanked himself on Monday as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just days before the 25th anniversary of his debut album “Doggystyle.””I want to thank me for believing in me,” the 16-time Grammy nominee said after the star was unveiled on the famed […]

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

SYDNEY (AFP) – Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering, Cricket Australia ruled Tuesday after reviewing a submission by the players  union to cut the penalties.CA interim chairman Earl Eddings said the board had “determined that it is not appropriate to make any changes to […]

Pakistan receives first tranche of financial package from KSA

Pakistan receives first tranche of financial package from KSA

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan on Monday received first tranche of financial package of US$1 billion signed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.A spokesperson from the State Bank of Bank (SBP) confirmed on Monday that Pakistan had received $1 billion from Saudi Arabia.The remaining US$2 billion was expected to arrive in Pakistan in the next few days, the […]

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi s murder tipped the country into one of its worst crises.The public prosecutor last week exonerated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king s son, of involvement in the murder […]

PM Imran to leave on two-day official visit to Malaysia today

PM Imran to leave on two-day official visit to Malaysia today

ISLAMABAD  – Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for two-day official visit to Malaysia today (Tuesday), his first to the country since assuming his post in August.Imran Khan will hold a bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to review existing relations and cooperation as well as identify new areas for future collaboration between […]

Today’s poets should write about the harsh realities of society: Javed Akhtar

Today’s poets should write about the harsh realities of society: Javed Akhtar

LAHORE:Sunday marked the conclusion of the fourth Faiz International Festival with ace Bollywood lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar holding a special session titled ‘Sunany Walo Ke Naam’.During the session, Akhtar spoke of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s work and also went on to recite his own poetry. Pakistani poet and playwright Amjad Islam Amjad and writer Yasmeen […]

Relentless Trump triggers Twitter spat with Imran

Relentless Trump triggers Twitter spat with Imran

KARACHI:US President Donald Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Monday evening when he reiterated the allegations he had leveled in a Fox News interview a day earlier.Trump accused Pakistan of “doing nothing” for the United States despite receiving “billions of dollars” in aid. He defended his administration’s move […]

Massive tax leakages found in sugar industry, ECC told

Massive tax leakages found in sugar industry, ECC told

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has unearthed massive tax evasion by the sugar industry and is in the process of adding molasses to the list of goods that cannot be sold to unregistered persons in order to plug tax leakages.Sources told The Express Tribune that it was brought to the notice of Economic Coordination […]

Islamabad-Kabul ties are indispensable: Zakhilwal

Islamabad-Kabul ties are indispensable: Zakhilwal

ISLAMABAD: The outgoing Ambassador of Afghanistan Omar Zakhilwal said on Monday relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are indispensible adding during his tenure he tried his best to strengthen the bilateral  ties.“Pak-Aghan relationship cannot remain the way it is and no matter how many times we make attempts and those attempts fail, we need to continue till […]

NAB accused seeks to become party in SC case against IHC verdict suspending Sharifs’ sentences

NAB accused seeks to become party in SC case against IHC verdict suspending Sharifs’ sentences

ISLAMABAD: Submitting an application to become a party in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) case against Islamabad High Court verdict suspending the sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law, an accused facing NAB proceedings has requested the Supreme Court’s larger bench to adjudicate a question whether the bureau may take cognisance, […]

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film casts a winning box-office spell

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film casts a winning box-office spell

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Again confirming the magic touch of J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” took in an estimated $62.2 million this weekend to lead North American box offices, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.This second Harry Potter prequel came in slightly behind the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie, which earned $74.4 million […]

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