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Massive drop in ghee, cooking oil prices expected

ISLAMABAD: With a reduction in palm oil prices in the international market by 35%-40%, the ministry of industries has informed the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) that they are expecting a Rs20 per kg decrease in the price of ghee

Study shows sodas increase risk of death from cancer

Yet another study has shown that drinking sugary beverages every day can increase the risk of early death via obesity-related cancer. More and more scientific studies keep proving the harms of sugar to human health yet it seems to be

Who is Adnan Syed?

In 2000, Adnan Syed, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland, was convicted of strangling and killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The case – in which the prosecution painted Syed as a violent and jealous ex-lover who brutally killed

PM Shehbaz visits flood-hit areas of Balochistan

QUETTA: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the government will leave no stone unturned in the rehabilitation of flood-affected people of the country. He was talking to the media in the Bolan area of Balochistan, after visiting the flood-hit Bibi

Russia tells NASA space station pullout less imminent than indicated earlier

WASHINGTON: Russian space officials have informed U.S. counterparts that Moscow would like to keep flying its cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) until their own orbital outpost is built and operational, a senior NASA official told Reuters. Taken together

Bitcoin tops $22,000 as crypto market hopes shakeout is over

Bitcoin bounced above $22,000, hitting its highest level in more than a month as the cryptocurrency market held out hope that the contagion and shakeout over the past few weeks is nearing its end. The world’s largest cryptocurrency ended Monday

Here are the fivemost Googled South Asians personalities of 2022

Google recently released a list of the top most searched Asians in 2022 and a number of South Asians have been included in the same, however, no Pakistani personality has been featured. The top 100 most-Googled Asian list includes names

Pakistan reports 805 coronavirus cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported one death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,540,080. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 30,404 on Wednesday. According to the latest

Moonis Elahi gets interim bail in money laundering case

LAHORE: A banking court in Lahore granted interim bail to Pakistan Muslim League (Q) leader Moonsi Elahi on Wednesday in money laundering case filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). According to details, the court has stopped FIA to arrest

Global fuel prices

A sigh of relief for the Pakistanis, who are cursing the government for jacking up the fuel prices by Rs84 within a month that oil prices have tumbled about 6% to a four-week low. The prices fell on worries that

Pakistan grab third position in ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan Men’s National Cricket Team have continued climbing the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings as the Green Shirts have now clinched the third place in the latest rankings. The Shaheens, who dethroned India last week to claim the fourth

One dies, 98 fresh Covid-19 cases reported

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported one death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,531,673. According to the latest figures by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 98

Sherani forest fire

The world’s largest pine nut forest located in Balochistan’s Sherani district burnt relentlessly for nearly two weeks only to cool off after the passage of two weeks. The authorities yet to determine how much wildlife, environmental and agricultural damage the

ECP issues notices to PM Shehbaz Sharif, Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notice to PML-N President Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. Notice issued by the Election Commission for failing to hold intra-party elections. The notice stated that the election symbols will not be allotted

Punjab governor directed to administer oath to Hamza by April 28

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed Governor Punjab Omar Sarfraz Cheema to administer the oath to Chief Minister-elect Hamza Shahbaz by April 28. The high court, while announcing the verdict, added that if Governor Punjab does not

AKU’s Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta wins prestigious Canadian award

OTTAWA: Eminent Pakistani healthcare professional and researcher Prof Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta has been awarded the prestigious Canada Gairdner International Award 2022 for the “development and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in child and maternal health for marginalised populations, focusing on outcomes

What is in the “threatening letter” received by PM Imran?

ISLAMABAD: After the no-confidence motion issue, the country’s politics has been taken by storm from Sunday when, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a public rally at Parade Ground, revealed that a “foreign conspiracy” has been hatched to topple his government

No-confidence motion: Who is winning the number game?

The political temperature is rising rapidly in the country amid the tabling of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly. Both the treasury and opposition benches are doing their best to appease the MNAs to

Reko Diq deal: A sigh of relief

The PTI-led federal government has reached a settlement with the multinational company Barrick Gold which had won a potentially crippling $6.5 billion arbitration award over the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the Reko Diq mining project. The Reko Diq mining project

OIC CFM session and opposition

Despite the OIC CMF session being right around the corner, the matters between the opposition and the incumbent government continue to fume. After meeting the joint opposition, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari threatened to block the moot, but later the PPP and

Sherry Rehman advises govt to summon NA session soon

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Senator Sherry Rehman has said that the longer the government delays voting on the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, the more members will be lost. In her message on social networking site Twitter, PPP Senator

PTI, PDM power shows: Are we heading towards another political adventure?

The political temperature is on the in Pakistan, especially after the opposition has submitted a no-confidence move against Prime Minister Imran Khan. The ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to show its power numbers at the Islamabad’s D-Chowk on

Five transgender persons injured in Mansehra after being shot

Mansehra: Unidentified gunmen shot five transgender persons in Mansehra. According to reports, unidentified persons opened fire on eunuchs in Mansehra, injuring them and five others who were shifted to Ayub Medical Complex. After the firing, a large number of transgender

Survivor of APS massacre leads Oxford Union

LONDON: When Ahmad Nawaz was shot by the Taliban at his school, in a terrorist attack that killed his brother, he thought his life was over. Now the 21-year-old student has been voted president of Oxford Union. Nawaz, who came

Who was Shane Warne?

Australian legendary leggy, formally known as spin king, Shane Warne has passed away of a ‘suspected heart attack’ at his Villa in Thailand. He was 52.  Warne’s death is the second major blow to Cricket Australia on Friday after another

IHC serves contempt notice to FIA in Mohsin Baig case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a contempt notice to the director operations of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing for “exceeding authority” during a raid at the residence of journalist Mohsin Baig in Islamabad last week

Opposition can’t dent PTI govt: Shahbaz Gill

FAISALABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill has said that a whole lot of opposition cannot dent the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government as their fundamentals are flawed and divergent. Addressing a press conference here on

Martyred Capt Dr Bilal Khalil laid to rest

FAISALABAD: Martyred Pakistan Army Captain Dr Bilal Khalil, who sacrificed his life during the Nushki attack from the terrorists, was laid to rest with military honours in Faisalabad with his father saying that his son wanted to sacrifice his life

Fiza or Shiza? Drama clip takes internet by storm

Drama directors often claim that they are a reflection of social issues and close to reality, but a clip of the ‘Judwaa’ drama circulating on Twitter has forced many social media users to ask, Which world is real? A clip

UAE reports new drone attack as US to send warship, jets

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has aid it prevented another drone attack over its territory, after Washington said it will send a warship and fighter jets to help defend its Gulf ally as conflict with Yemeni rebels intensifies. The UAE,