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New Zealand opt to bowl in first Sri Lanka Test

New Zealand opt to bowl in first Sri Lanka Test

WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl on a green wicket in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Wellington s Basin Reserve on Saturday.Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson said he expected the pitch would suit his three-pronged pace attack, comprising Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner.”There s obviously a bit […]

Pentagon cautions Turkey over new operation against Syria Kurds

Pentagon cautions Turkey over new operation against Syria Kurds

ANKARA (AFP) – Any unilateral military action in northern Syria would be “unacceptable”, the Pentagon said Wednesday after Turkey announced it would launch an operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia.The warning came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would soon begin a mission targeting the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a […]

Cabinet Division issues new list of Federal Cabinet members

Cabinet Division issues new list of Federal Cabinet members

ISLAMABAD  – Cabinet Division on Tuesday issued new lists of Federal Ministers, State Ministers, Advisers and Spacial Assistants to Prime Minister.The list also contains the name of former federal minister Azam Swati who has resigned from his post few days ago.Yousaf Baig Mirza has been appointed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs, […]

Citizen journalism: New startup to promote parallel reporting

Citizen journalism: New startup to promote parallel reporting

LAHORE:When conventional media outlets are facing financial crunch owing to struggling economy and shift in the government’s advertisement policy, tech-savvy entrepreneurs introduced a new venture called Qissa.pk, an independent citizen journalism platform to promote parallel reporting.The basic model of Qissa.pk is based on citizen journalism, which has been around for a very long time, but […]

Cosby seeks new trial citing ‘error in legal procedure’

Cosby seeks new trial citing ‘error in legal procedure’

NEW YORK: Attorneys for Bill Cosby outlined their grounds on Tuesday for appealing his sexual assault conviction, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that may have biased the jury and warrant a new trial for the once-beloved comedian.The 81-year-old performer, best known for his role as the lovable family man and physician on the […]

Govt to unveil new economic roadmap: PM

Govt to unveil new economic roadmap: PM

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced launching a new economic roadmap envisaging a strategy to overcome challenges and reset the country on the path to progress in the next six to nine months.The prime minister was on a day-long visit to the provincial metropolis during which he met representatives of the business community, Sindh Governor […]

1,060 new companies registered in November

1,060 new companies registered in November

ISLAMABAD – The Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 1,060 new companies.As compared to the corresponding month of last financial year, it represents a growth of 20 percent raising the number of registered companies to 93,157. The massive increase is the result of the SECP’s various reforms measures, i.e. introduction of simplified combined […]

Model Town carnage: PAT submits plea in LHC for issuing notification of new JIT ‎

Model Town carnage: PAT submits plea in LHC for issuing notification of new JIT ‎

LAHORE  – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Saturday has filed a plea in Lahore High ‎Court (LHC) demanding Punjab government to issue notification regarding formation of new joint ‎investigation team (JIT) to probe Model Town carnage. ‎On December 5, Supreme Court (SC) had disposed of PAT’s plea and directed the provincial ‎government to reconstitute the […]

Finland’s ‘ode’ to a new era in libraries

Finland’s ‘ode’ to a new era in libraries

HELSINKI (AFP) – What do you give the world’s most literate country for its 100th birthday? For Finland’s politicians and public, the answer was simple: a vast, state-of-the-art library, a new “living room for the nation”.Twenty years in the planning, Helsinki’s central library officially opens on December 5 at the end of a year of […]

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