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No intention to sell Roosevelt Hotel in New York: Aviation Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said there is no agenda or program under consideration to sell or dispose off the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The federal minister dismissed all news circulating in certain quarters as

PIA-owned Roosevelt Hotel in New York to shut down from Oct 31

NEW YORK: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) owned Roosevelt Hotel in New York has announced to permanently close its doors from 31st October. “Due to the current economic impacts, after almost 100 years of welcoming guests to The Grand Dame of

SC halts extradition of Pakistan-origin suspect to US

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday sought details of extradition treaties with the United States and the United Kingdom. A bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mushir Alam barred the extradition of Talha Haroon, a Pakistani-origin American suspect

UN General Assembly session opens without world leaders

NEW YORK: The 75th UN General Assembly session has opened but world leaders will not be physically present in the iconic hall for the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic. The centerpiece of the General Assembly session is the

Govt gears up for privitisation of PIA-owned Roosevelt Hotel

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCOP) has discussed the privatisation of Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York, owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The Cabinet Division issued a notification calling for a meeting the committee on a one-point agenda

Trump threatens military action against violent protests

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed to order a military crackdown on violent protests escalating across the United States. The president said he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatened to deploy soldiers to states

Man fatally stabs father during Zoom chat in New York

NEW YORK: A gruesome murder occurred in a New York suburb after a man stabbed and killed his father who was attending a Zoom conference that included about 20 participants. Dwight Powers, aged 72, was participating in an online meeting

Zoom agrees to step up security after probe

NEW YORK: Zoom has been directed to improve security measures after flaws were detected as the video conferencing platform soared in popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York state’s top prosecutor said agreement wraps an investigation launched in March by

New York City to serve 500,000 free halal meals to muslims during ramazan

NEW YORK: New York City will serve half-million Halal meals during the holy of Ramazan, as part of a program that could feed as many as two million residents unable to pay for food, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. About

US tops world in coronavirus cases overtaking China, Italy

NEW YORK: The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, even overtaking the number of cases in China and Italy, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world. A tally by Johns Hopkins University showed there

Pakistani envoy participates in Nasdaq closing bell ceremony

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Dr Asad Majeed Khan participated as the Chief Guest in the NETSOL closing bell ringing ceremony at NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City. Nasdaq is the premier US stock exchange, while

Ariana Grande sued for ‘plagiarizing’ hit single ‘7 Rings’

Ariana Grande and seven other songwriters were sued for copyright infringement by a hip hop artist Josh Stone, who claims that Grande’s 2019 Grammy-nominated single “7 Rings” was plagiarized from his song ‘I Got It’. According to a lawsuit filed

FM Qureshi arrives in New York to meet UN leaders

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, presently on a trip to ease tensions between the United States and Iran, arrives in New York on Wednesday to interact with UN leaders before heading to Washington. U.N. spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said

Pakistan hopeful for peace in Afghanistan after US-Taliban talks

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s permanent representative to United Nations Munir Akram has expressed the hope that the resumption of direct talks between the United States and the Taliban would bring to a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan. While speaking in the U.N.

UN Committee adopts Pakistan’s resolution

NEW YORK: A key committee of the UN General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-initiated resolution reaffirming the right to self-determination for people who are subjected to colonial, foreign or alien occupation. Co-signed by 81 countries, the resolution serves to

Maleeha Lodhi bids farewell to UN by completing 4-year tenure

NEW YORK: Former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Friday departed from New York after ending her tenure at the UN. Before departing from New York to London,  Maleeha Lodhi met the President of the UN General

Netflix to release Sharmeen Obaid’s short film “Sitara” in 2020

KARAHI: Director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s animated movie “Sitara: Let Girls Dream” is expected to release on Netflix in 2020. Movie ‘Sitara’ will be the first Pakistani animated film that would be released on the streaming platform Netflix. Also read: Benazir

Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney

SYDNEY: The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success. Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours

Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

NEW YORK: A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend. In the first

PM Khan briefs UN chief over situation in held Kashmir

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his deep concern over the human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He was talking to Prime Minister Imran Khan at the UN Headquarters in New York.

PM Imran Khan meets with journalists in New York

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in New York to attend United Nations General Assembly’s 74th session will address the countries on Friday. Prime Minister Imran Khan has openly said that he is on Mission Kashmir in New

PM Imran mediating with Iran on Trump’s request

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump had requested him to assist in deescalating the tensions with Iran. Prime Minister Imran Khan is in New York to attend the United Nation General Assembly’s

PM Imran meets members of Kashmir study group in US

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is attending the 74th session of the  United Nations General Assembly in New York, met with the founder of the Farooq  Kathwari Kashmir Study Group on Saturday. The Prime Minister urged Kathwari to continue to inform the world about India’s military occupation and crimes against humanity in the occupied Kashmir so that they could see the true colours of the government of Indian Prime

Imran reaches New york to address UNGA

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan made a week longtrip to New York on Saturday  to participate in the session of the UN General Assembly and to be part of a host of other operations, including a  meeting with President Donald Trump. Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached to United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly session and meet with the President of the United States Donald