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Samsung to shut mobile phone plant in China’s Tianjin

Samsung to shut mobile phone plant in China’s Tianjin

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world’s biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals.The South Korean company has seen its share of the Chinese market shrink to 1 percent in the […]

Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

RIMBO (AFP) – With just hours left before the close of negotiations, UN mediators rushed to broker a truce Wednesday between government representatives and rebels in Yemen, a country teetering on the brink of famine.The UN talks opened last week in Sweden, the first meeting in two years between Yemen s Huthi rebels and the government […]

Govt won’t become hurdle in path to accountability: Fawad Chaudhry

Govt won’t become hurdle in path to accountability: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that the government won’t interfere in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigations.While speaking to the National Assembly session Federal Minister said that opposition is making noise because they do not want accountability but government has no intentions to interfere in accountability process.During the NA […]

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 […]

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

WASHINGTON:The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, meaning the US government is obliged to exert pressure […]

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said Monday he was “very happy” to have helped India win the first Test in Adelaide after equalling the world record of 11 catches in a match.The 21-year-old, playing in only his sixth Test, matched the record held by England s Jack Russell and South Africa s AB de Villiers when […]

Dawood invites Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

Dawood invites Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

(Web Desk) – Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Investment, Industries and Production Abdul Razak Dawood invited Japanese entrepreneurs to explore huge opportunities in trade and investment in Pakistan.While addressing a seminar titled “Trade and Investment Opportunities in Pakistan,” in Tokyo, Japan, he underscored that the balance sheets of multi-national corporations in Pakistan itself […]

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

PESHAWAR:In what can best be described as an honour for the country, a junior squash player Laiba Ijaz Ahmad hailing from Peshawar will represent Pakistan in the US Junior Open Squash Championship to be held from December 15 to 18 in Boston, Massachusetts.At least 9,000 players from all over the world compete to qualify for […]

Meghan Markle presents fashion award to wedding dress designer

Meghan Markle presents fashion award to wedding dress designer

LONDON: Givenchy’s artistic director Clare Waight Keller Monday received the British designer of the year womenswear award from Meghan Markle, whose dress she designed for her wedding to Prince Harry.“It is such a pleasure to be here celebrating British fashion,” Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said at the star-studded annual Fashion Awards at the Albert Hall.The […]

PM Imran to review ministries’ performance every three months

PM Imran to review ministries’ performance every three months

ISLAMABAD: A special meeting of the federal cabinet on Monday reviewed performance of each ministry with a view to enhancing their performance and improving quality of life of the people, a statement issued by the media wing of the Prime Minister’s Office said.The six-hour marathon session, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, decided to task each […]

Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies

Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies

DHAKA (AFP) – Mushfiqur Rahim top scored with an unbeaten 55 as Bangladesh defeated West Indies by five wickets in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday.Set a modest target after three wickets each from Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman helped Bangladesh restrict West Indies to 195-9, the hosts sailed to 196-5 in 35.1 […]

PM Imran, businessmen agree to expand tax base

PM Imran, businessmen agree to expand tax base

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met delegation of Pakistan Stock Exchange led by its Chairman Sulaiman Mehdi in Karachi. Officials of PSX and stock brokers were part of the delegation.During the meeting, the prime minister said that vast opportunities of investment are available in Pakistan, adding that foreign investors are […]

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