Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pakistan, US in bid to save ties

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Agencies) - US General David Petraeus on Monday visited Pakistan and held talks with Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on ways to bolster regional security, the US embassy said in a statement. His surprising visit coincided with the wide publication of classified ...

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NATIONAL More

  • ISLAMABAD (Online) - President Asif Ali Zardari conferred 'Hilal-i-Pakistan on Vice Admiral Dakheel Allah Bin Ahmed Al Waqdani, Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces, in recognition of his endeavours ...

  • RAWALPINDI (AFP) - Shadi Khan was once a proud soldier fighting the Taliban, but today he quivers in pain, socks bagged around metal pins after a bomb blew off his legs on Pakistans deadliest ...

  • LAHORE- PML-Q spokesman on Monday claimed that The Punjab Advocate General is presenting fabricated information to the Supreme Court, based on mala fide intention in the Bank of Punjab BOP case at ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Minister for Interior Rehman Malik admitted on Monday that they remained unable to fully control the menace of human trafficking, however, efforts are underway to handle it. We are making ...

  • ISLAMABAD (INP) - As the mercury soared across Pakistan the demand and supply gap of electricity also widened on Monday affecting the daily life of the masses severely. The total power generation of ...

  • LAHORE This wheat harvesting season is causing huge losses to farmers as neither they are getting the governments fixed price for their crop nor provision of bardana is easy for them, while they are ...

  • LAHORE The western and the Indian media have unleashed a smear campaign against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistans premium intelligence agency, in order to counter the growing voice ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Implementation Commission on 18th Constitutional Amendment on Monday took up the issues regarding devolution of three more ministries including Environment, Sports and Women Development ...

  • Facing furnace oil shortage, two rental power plants producing 232 megawatts of electricity were shut down stopping power supply to Pepco, reported a private TV channel on Monday. According to rental ...

  • ISLAMABAD - The federal law ministry on Monday submitted an application in the Supreme Court seeking complete record of Zulfikar Ali Bhuttos death sentence case. The application was filed with the ...

  • LAHORE-The Opposition in Punjab Assembly fears that farmers may suffer a loss of upto Rs 70 billion due to ill-conceived wheat procurement policy of Punjab government. Pointing out flaws in the ...

  • RIYADH (APP) - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince, Saud Al Faisal on Monday agreed to further strengthen their existing bilateral ...

  • AHMEDPUR EAST - Nawab of Bahawalpur Salahuddin Abbasi has changed the name of his political party. A spokesman of Sadiq Garh Palace told the newsmen that the political party launched by Nawab ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal will give Rs5, 000 per month to family of each martyred personnel of capital police as an acknowledgment to sacrifices of those personnel who laid down their lives in ...

  • ISLAMABAD - A foreign delegation of Federal Judicial Academy trainers, who are on one week visit to Pakistan to impart legal education to the judges of the district judiciary, paid a courtesy call to ...

  • KARACHI All is set to hold fifth General Assembly of World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), scheduled on April 27-30, 2011 in the metropolis. Some 44 delegates, including 22 females hailing from 17 ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Speakers at a seminar appreciated the positive role of media to generate public awareness addressing violence against women, and said that media is serving as catalyst in providing ...

  • MULTAN - Deputy Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Punjab Rao Zafar Iqbal said on Monday that merely swapping faces would make no difference and the people would have to replace existing entire ...

  • NANKANA SAHIB - Under the Baba Fareed Welfare Foundation (BFWF), 50 wheel chairs worth of Rs0.5 million were distributed among special and disabled persons belonging to Nankana and sheikhupura ...

  • SIALKOT - Regular classes will begin at Sialkot Cadet College near Pasrur on May 2, 2011, as all the necessary arrangements have been finalised in this regard. Commissioner Gujranwala Division Saeed ...

  • SIALKOT- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the government is committed to resolve all political issues through mutual consultations with all parties, ...

  • MIRPUR (AJK) - Hundreds of the dwellers of thickly populated Mian Muhammad Town, a locality of Mirpur City, Monday blocked the highway passing through the town by staging a sit-in to press the AJK ...

  • VEHARI - EDO Health Dr Afzal saqib has said that polio is a lethal disease and it is very important to save our children from polio through vaccination. From May 9 to 11, we will start campaign ...

  • TOBA TEK SINGH - Armed dacoits deprived an PAF squadron leader and his wife of valuables worth amounting to Rs4.5 million here the other night. As per detail, both Hammad Akram and his wife were way ...

  • BAHAWALPUR - The growers have been facing a great deal of hardships in the ongoing wheat procurement operation as most of the growers of Khangaha Sharif, situated around 20-km away from here, have ...

  • GUJRANWALA - A woman was electrocuted while and a child died after being crushed by a motorbike in two separate incidents. Reportedly, 28-year-old Haleem Ishaq, a resident of Shaheenabad locality ...

INTERNATIONAL More

  • Let them read the documents. Let them try to tell us after that (as some still do, even now) that the Afghan war was fought well, and fought morally; that Guantnamo was a limited and necessary evil; ...

  • Two crucial aspects of the probe into the 2002 Gujarat riots have come out in the open. One is the testimony of senior police officer Sanjiv Bhatt alleging that on the eve of the VHP-organised bandh ...

  • In the run-up to the Easter Sunday Old Firm game historical animosities between Celtic and Rangers supporters have been in the spotlight following the security threats against Celtic manager Neil ...

  • Spend some time with US Army officers and this much is clear: They are obsessed with drinking tea. At times, tea can seem a bit like the militarys secret weapon. A young US officer bonds with an ...

  • DAMASCUS (AFP) - Thousands of Syrian troops backed by tanks stormed the flashpoint town of Daraa on Monday killing at least 25 people, witnesses said, as a leading rights activist accused Damascus of ...

  • TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran and Iraq have signed an accord to extradite "convicts and criminals" wanted by the two neighbours, state television's website and newspapers reported on Monday. Justice Minister ...

  • TOKYO (AFP) - Japan launched a massive search Monday using 25,000 troops to scour its tsunami-ravaged northeast coast for thousands of bodies still missing more than six weeks after the disaster ...

  • STRASBOURG (AFP) - Anti-nuclear activists in France and Germany staged mass protests Monday to demand reactors be closed, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and after Japan's Fukushima ...

  • TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target. "Certain ...

  • BAGHDAD (AFP) - More than 14,000 people have disappeared in Iraq since 2003, an official said on Monday, revealing for the first time the numbers who have gone missing in the violent aftermath of the ...

  • BOGOTA (AFP) - Some 160,000 Colombian police officers and 52 aircraft are participating in emergency operations following deadly floods that killed 67 people and caused widespread damage, officials ...

  • BANGKOK (AFP) - Three days of heavy fighting between Thailand and Cambodia on their disputed border have left 11 people dead, with another soldier killed on the Thai side, officials said Monday. Six ...

  • BEIJING (AFP) - Seventeen people were killed and 24 injured in a blaze at an illegal Beijing building Monday, state media and officials said, the latest accident to highlight China's poor fire-safety ...

  • KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Bomb blasts have killed at least three people in northeast Nigeria, police said Monday, the latest unrest to hit Africa's most populous nation after presidential elections and ...

  • JUBA (Reuters) - At least 165 people have been killed in the past week in fighting between south Sudan's army and militia, the army said on Monday, part of a wave of violence in the territory ahead ...

  • AMMAN (AFP) - A Jordanian court on Monday put on trial in absentia Danish artist Kurt Westergaard who is being sued in the kingdom for making blasphemous caricatures. "A court in Amman began today ...

  • KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 38 people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo when the boat they were traveling in capsized on Monday, the Red Cross said. The boat was ferrying goods and people ...

  • MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain is seeking the death penalty for a group of protesters accused of killing two policemen during anti-government demonstrations in the Gulf island kingdom, state media ...

  • DHAKA (AFP) - A Bangladeshi probe has cleared Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus of misappropriating Norwegian aid money at the pioneering microfinance bank he founded, the country's finance minister ...

SPORTS More

  • GELSENKIRCHEN (Germany) (AFP) - If Manchester United are to reach a third Champions League final in four years, they must overcome both surprise package Schalke 04 and a dismal record against German ...

  • GROS ISLET (Agencies) - Shahid Afridis decision to bowl first in second ODI worked a treat as Pakistan restricted the West Indies to 220 all out. West Indies opener Lendl Simmons hit a breezy 51 off ...

  • ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Runaway former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider returned home from Britain on Monday after receiving government assurances about the safety of his family. Haider, who ...

  • SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean figure skating sensation Kim Yu-Na will make her much-anticipated return to the ice at the world championships in Moscow this week. The Olympic champion has not skated ...

  • COLOMBO (Agencies) - Sri Lanka's new skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, one of the stars of the Indian Premier League, has said he wants to leave the event early to travel with the national team to ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt, Chairperson PCB Women Wing Mrs Bushra Aitazaz, PHF President Qasim Zia, PCB COO Subhan Ahmad, TheNation staff and Sports Desk and other sports ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday congratulated the Pakistan women cricket team for clinching the T20 Quadrangular Series after defeating Netherlands in the final by ...

  • ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Pakistan President and Cricket Board patron Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided to terminate the services of Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt, reports Indian ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Secretary General Pakistan Hockey Federation M Asif Bajwa and Tournament Director Rana Mujahid Ali will address a press conference here at the PHF office, National Hockey ...

  • GELSENKIRCHEN (GERMANY) (Agencies) - Two weeks after knocking out title holder Inter Milan, an unheralded Schalke side is looking to cause another major upset in the Champions League when it plays ...

  • BEIJING (AFP) - Fresh from sweeping all five gold medals on offer at the Asian Badminton Championships, China's powerful team of shuttlers led by Lin Dan is now focusing on qualification for the ...

  • SHEFFIELD (AFP) - Seven-time winner Stephen Hendry admitted that retirement is an option after he was crushed 13-4 by Mark Selby in the second round of the world championship on Monday. "I'll decide ...

  • COLOGNE (AFP) - Supporters of Bundesliga strugglers Cologne made death threats to the players after their thumping 4-1 weekend loss at Wolfsburg which left the once proud side just two places off ...

  • BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona striker David Villa ended his goal drought in the 2-0 victory over Osasuna and admitted it was a timely strike as his team aim for a Spanish and Champions League ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister M Shahbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for the promotion of sports activities in the province and a ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Sports Journalist Association Lahore (SJAL) President Amir Raza Khan, after the consultation with senior sports journalists of the city, awarded new memberships for those ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Mian Inamullah XI defeated Fazalur Rehman XI by 41 runs in the East Zone Under-19 trial league match played here at the Allama Iqbal Institute ground. The selectors ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - The final of the eight M Siddiq Memorial Cricket Tournament will be played between Model Town Club and Mughgalpura Whites on Tuesday (today) at Model Town Nawab ground. ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Ehmud Sarwar of Aitchison College Junior School secured first position in the show jumping competition held here at Lahore Polo Club (LPC). The Lahore Polo Club organised ...

  • NEW DELHI (AFP) - World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and India's homegrown sensation Saina Nehwal will start as strong favourites at the Indian Open badminton starting on Tuesday. Nehwal will ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Shining Club qualified for the semi-finals of the East Zone Cricket Championship after beating Baghbanpura Eaglets by two runs in the third quarter-final played here at ...

  • SEOUL (AFP) - England's Lee Westwood spoke Monday of his pride at regaining the world number one spot after a thrilling weekend of play that saw his compatriot Luke Donald stumble in his bid for the ...

  • KARACHI (PR) - Javeria Nazim became the lucky winner of the grand prize of PKR 100,000 Of the ICC World Cup 2011 Predict and win competition, launched during the mega event by Adamjee Life Assurance ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - The Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF) after three days of deliberations elected its new office-bearers for one-year term. The elections were held in the presence ...

  • PARIS (AFP) - Lille seriously compromised their title hopes on Sunday when a 1-1 draw at Lorient left the French league leaders with just a two point lead on second-placed Marseille who have a game ...

ENTERTAINMENT More

  • IT may not be quite as exciting as a flying Delorean. But Google has nevertheless claimed to have created a 'time machine in the shape of a web application that allows users to zoom into the minutest ...

  • RIO led the box office in North America for a second weekend, and remained the top choice internationally for a third round as the worldwide haul for the Brazilian bird cartoon flew towards $300 ...

  • A RECORD-breaking baby girl who was born at just 21 weeks and five days has spent Easter at home with her delighted parents after spending five months in neonatal care. Little Frieda was born on ...

  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - That long soak in a hot tub to warm up during the winter could hold some unexpected dangers, a Japanese study has found. Taking a hot bath on a cold day may spell trouble for the ...

  • LONDON (AFP) - What do you give the couple who have everything? The answer, in the case of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is a donation to charity. Not for them the entire roomful of antique ...

  • CAR engines could soon be fired by lasers instead of spark plugs, researchers say. A team at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will report on 1 May that they have designed lasers that could ...

  • JORDAN was lucky to be alive Sunday night after walking away from a horror smash which left her car a mangled wreck. The glamour girls 4x4 hit and killed two horses which had bolted into her path on ...

  • LADY Gaga can be seen breaking down in tears as she admits to feeling like a loser kid in an emotional clip from an upcoming concert documentary. The singer weeps openly as she talks about her ...

  • AN honest cab driver has returned $50,000 to a Middle Eastern businessman - after he left the small fortune in the back of his taxi. Shocked Nigel Lipscombe, 54, discovered bundles of cash - worth ...

  • BLANTYRE (AFP) - US pop icon Madonna has begun her legal defence in a Malawian court as workers at one of the singer's charity projects attempt to sue for unfair dismissal, a tribunal official said ...

  • FOUR bank robbers have been arrested after boasting about their successful raid on Facebook. The dim witted criminals posted the message Im rich and Wipe my teeth with hundreds soon after an armed ...

  • PARIS Hilton is gearing up for a new venture. The socialite is set to share the secrets of her beauty regime by launching her own skin care collection. The hotel heiress, who has already established ...

BUSINESS More

  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raze Gilani has said that in the face of growing energy demand in the country by every passing day it was the need of the hour to mobilize all available ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Setting aside the high ceiling circular debt issue of power sector, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has directed cash-starved Pakistan State Oil (PSO) to ensure timely payment ...

  • our staff reporter ISLAMABAD - Former Director International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dr Ehtesham Ahmed Monday said that currently Pakistan is facing same challenges as it faced in 2007 economic crisis ...

  • Our Staff Reporter LAHORE Russian Consul General Andrey Demidov has said that Russia, for being top energy supplier in the world, is ready to extend cooperation to Pakistan for overcoming the energy ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - The Karachi stock market closed down on Monday amid low institutional and foreign investor interest. The investor sentiment was remained under pressure due to volatility ...

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) witnessed bullish trend here on Monday, as the ISE-10 index was up by 2.19 points to close at 2,624.74.A total of 15,685 shares were traded, which were ...

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) - Saleem H. Mandviwalla, Chairman, Board of Investment, met with two members Korea Southern Power Co. Ltd, Korea (KOSPO) delegation that came here Monday to explore investment ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Monday showed serious concerns over the long-hour power outage as it has created serious problems for the industries that ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - State Bank of Pakistan former Governor Dr Ishrat Husain has said that the high rate on National Savings Schemes (NSS) is not only hindering the growth of the mutual fund ...

  • LAHORE (PPI) - The cement manufactures have increased the carriage rates and they were charging Rs 46 to Rs. 100 for each bag in whole sale market. According to details the cement factories have ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Secretary General and CEO of Halal Development Council (HDC) Asad Sajjad represented Pakistan in the 6th World Halal Forum (WHF) in Malaysia which was attended by over ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The government must ask India not to build dams on Pakistani rivers and follow Indus Water Treaty and dialogue should not be started until water issue comes on top of ...

  • ISLAMABAD:In response to news item published in a section of press on April 22, 2011 titled PARC raises staff salaried against rules PARC has termed more than 500 employees as illegal appointees by ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - A group of Chinese academia and students have urged upon the industrialists to benefit from Chinese experience and its upgraded technology in order to increase their ...

  • KARACHI - UBL and Ufone joined hands to bring easy access to financial services to their common customers. Ufone, one of the leading telecom operators in Pakistan offers Mobile Financial Services ...

  • KARACHI - To support Japan earthquake relief efforts, a small ceremony was held at Japanese Consulate in Karachi, says a press release. Indus Motors Company Ltd Chairman Ali S. Habib presented a ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The airconditioners manufacturers have warned the government to shift their units to Bangladesh or Sri Lanka if the energy crisis is not resolved immediately, as presently ...

  • Our Staff Reporter KARACHI - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed cellular mobile operators to take all possible measures for the verifications of SIMs of their subscribers within ...

  • RAWALPINDI - EME Hungary Kft, a world known Hungarian company for exhibitions, has appointed Euro Vision 2000, Attock, as their first ever country representative in Pakistan, says a press ...

  • KARACHI FPCCI President Senator Haji Ghulam Ali has appointed Maqsood Ahmed Ansari as Chairman of FPCCI Standing Committee on Advertising for the year 2011. The Committee will work for the promotion ...

  • LAHORE (PPI) - A UK journalists delegation met with Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Raja Zulquernain and discussed matters of mutual interests. The delegation consisted on Al Mustafa Welfare Trust ...

  • KARACHI - The Board of Directors of JS Value Fund Limited, (a closed-end equity fund) has approved interim cash dividend of 5pc, ie Re 0.50 per share, says a press release. In addition, JS Value ...

  • LAHORE (PPI) - Mobilink, Pakistan's market leader in cellular services and part of Orascom Telecom Holding and Shell Pakistan Ltd jointly announced the winners of their first lucky draw for their ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Meezan Bank has launched a new consumer financing product that will allow customers to purchase laptops on easy installments. The new product called Laptop Ease is being ...