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Bhasha Dam is mere in papers till now, says petroleum minister


October 17, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said he have been listening about Bhasha Dam since 2000 but the water reservoir is mere in papers till now. Sarwar was addressing as chief guest Energy Forum 2018 here at OGDCL Auditorium. Distinguished guests from Oil & Gas sector, MD/CEOs of Exploration and Production Companies (E&P) attended …

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PM Imran Khan announces withdrawal of 5 percent duty on news print


October 17, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced withdrawal of 5 percent duty on news print, saying that PTI government will support the media industry and solve its problems. The Prime Minister was talking to a delegation of representatives of Council of Newspapers Editors and Pakistan Broadcasters Association, who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday. He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf …

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Indian union minister MJ Akbar steps down over #MeToo allegations


October 17, 2018

Indian union  minister MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by over 10 women, has resigned from his post, Indian Express reported. In a statement that was tweeted by news agency ANI, Akbar said that he was resigning since he had decided to seek justice in a court of law in a personal capacity. Akbar was accused of …

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Ethiopian women score half of cabinet representation in historic move


October 17, 2018

In a major gender shift in the Ethiopian political panorama, women have won over 50% of representation in the cabinet on Tuesday. The move of reshuffling the cabinet to give half of the representation to women came from the newly-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as an attempt to reward women for their contributions to the nation’s evolution. The premier had …

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Pakistani TV host, Khurram Ibrahim, died in an accident in Houston


October 17, 2018

Houston: The host of a cricket-themed talk show was identified as the driver who died after smashing into a stalled 18-wheeler at “highway speeds” on Southwest Freeway, snarling traffic for six miles Tuesday afternoon. The impact sheered the top off his four-door BMW when it rear-ended the tractor trailer around 12:45 p.m. in the southbound lanes near Harwin Drive, according …

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Apple watch worn by Saudi journalist may have transmitted evidence of his death, Turkish paper reports CNN report


October 13, 2018

Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday morning. Khashoggi turned on the recording function of his Apple Watch before walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 , according to Sabah newspaper. The moments of his “interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone …

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Facebook says ‘only’ 30 million people had their names, emails and phone numbers stolen in network’s biggest ever data breach – here’s how to check if you were one of them


October 12, 2018

In late September, Facebook announced it had been hit by its worst-ever data breach, with hackers gaining access to tens of millions of users’ accounts by taking advantage of the site’s ‘View As’ feature. Now, it appears the attack may have affected ‘only’ 30 million users, revised down from its earlier estimate of 50 million. Facebook believes that about 15 million of …

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Pakistan’s new government to seek IMF bailout to overcome financial crisis


October 9, 2018

Pakistan to seek IMF bailout to overcome financial crisis PM Imran Khan gives go-ahead to approach the International Monetary Fund as country battles a balance-of-payment crices After months of speculation, Pakistan’s new government has decided to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance as it faces an economic crisis marked by a mounting balance of payments deficit and …

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New York tourist-spot crash kills 20: police


October 7, 2018

A crash involving a limousine at an upstate New York tourist spot killed 20 people, officials said Sunday. A person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that 18 of the victims were in the limo and two were bystanders. The person was not authorized to discuss the preliminary information publicly and spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity. Local …

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China confirms arrest of Interpol chief, says Meng being probed ‘on suspicion of violating law’


October 7, 2018

China said on Monday that the president of Interpol, who went missing shortly after arrival in his home country, is under investigation for possible criminal activity, as Beijing broke its silence about his fate. Meng Hongwei, who is also China’s vice minister of public security, “is currently under investigation on suspicion of violating the law”, according to a statement on …

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