Monthly Archive:: March 2018

Price of petrol, diesel slashed by over Rs2

The federal government announced a new tariff for petroleum products on Saturday, reducing the per-litre price of petrol and diesel by Rs2.07 and Rs2.00 respectively. From April 1, 92 RON petrol will be sold for Rs86 and high speed diesel for Rs96.45, …

Russia tests new intercontinental ballistic missile

MOSCOW: Russia has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, the country’s military said on Friday. The Defence Ministry said the launch from Plesetsk in northwestern Russia tested the Sarmat missile’s performance in the initial stage of its flight. Sarmat is intended …

FIA seeks perpetual arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani

RAWALPINDI: Following the Supreme Court’s directives, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sought perpetual arrest warrants for Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to the United States, to bring him back to the country. The director general FIA is proceeding to Interpol headquarters in …

PTI chief arrives in Lahore on two-day visit

LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday arrived in Lahore on a two-day visit. Huge number of party workers holding flags welcomed their leader and raised slogans in his favour. Majority areas of the city have been adorned with …

Leaked Facebook memo questions cost of growth

Facebook troubles worsened late on Thursday with the leak of a two-year-old memo from a high-ranking executive hinting that the social network was determined to grow despite risks to users. The 2016 memo published by news website Buzzfeed was written by veteran …

Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief

WASHINGTON: US Pre­sident Donald Trump shook up his cabinet once again on Wednesday, sacking embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson as his successor. “I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected …

Malala’s four-day visit to Pakistan

In pictures: Malala’s four-day visit to Pakistan Almost six years after Swat’s bravest daughter had to be airlifted for emergency surgery following an assassination attempt, Malala Yousafzai has come back home — though for a brief visit. Her return marks a significant …