Imran Khan not capable of completing his term: Bilawal

Karachi: Lashing out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government in Pakistan, main opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that Prime Minist...

London Mayor calls on protesters to cancel anti-India rally on Diwali

London: The plans of an anti-India march, scheduled in London on Diwali next Sunday over the issue of Kashmir, was met with strict opposition from city Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said that the protest rally would deepen divisions in the UK capital.

Pakistan to open Kartarpur Corridor on November 9: Imran Khan

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New Brexit turmoil as Boris Johnson sends unsigned extension letter to EU

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Many countries have warned against rushing into cryptocurrencies: Sitharaman

R Washington: Many countries have warned against rushing into cryptocurrencies, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday (October 20), as Facebook's proposed virtual currency 'Libra' became a buzzword during the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. In fact, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shantikanta Das s...

British MPs vote to delay Brexit deadline, PM Boris vows to stick to Oct 31

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday vowed to stick to an October 31 Brexit deadline, despite MPs winning more time to study a divorce deal he struck with Brussels.

Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold historic vote

London: British MPs to gather on Saturday (October 19) for a historic vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Brexit deal — a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty. The House of Commons is holding its first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Falklands War to debate the terms of a divorce agreement...

IMF says corporate income tax cut will help revive investment in India

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday (October 19) backed India's recent decision to bring down corporate income tax and said that it has a positive impact on investment. "The monetary policy stimulus and the announced corporate income tax cut are expected to help revive investment," said Changyong Rhee, Director of Asia and Pacific De...

1st all-female spacewalking team makes history

Washington: The first ever spacewalk with an all-female team began on Friday (October 18), footage broadcast by NASA showed. US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meirs mission to replace a power controller outside the International Space Station officially began at 1138 GMT (1708 IST). "Christina, you may egress the airlock," spacecraft communicator ...


After praising Godse, Pragya Thakur now calls Gandhi ‘son of the nation’

Bhopal: Months after calling Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse a “patriot,” BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur has again left the saffron party red-faced, this time by calling Gandhi the “son of the nation”.

Internet can disrupt democracy, Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: The internet has emerged as a potent tool to cause disruption to democratic polity, the Centre told the Supreme Court while seeking three more months for finalising and notifying the rules that would regulate the functioning of social media intermediaries in the country.

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Muslim body moves Supreme Court against law on triple talaq

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday (October 21) challenged the criminalisation of triple talaq, a practice of instant divorce among the Muslims, in the Supreme Court, saying that the practice has already been declared void.




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FATF retains Pakistan in Grey List, gets four months to fix systems

With Pakistan not meeting its obligations to control money laundering and terror the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the terror-financing watchdog is all set to keep the country on its Grey List till February 2020. A formal announcement in this regard is expected soon.

Any attempt by India to divert water flow ‘act of aggression’: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan said on Thursday that it has "exclusive rights" over three Western rivers and any attempt by India to divert the flow of these rivers would be considered an "act of aggression". Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal made the remarks during his weekly media briefing here in response to a question regarding Prime Minister Narendra M...

Brexit deal agreed as UK PM Boris Johnson heads to EU summit

London: The UK and the European Union (EU) on Thursday (October 17) declared that they have agreed to a new Brexit deal for Britain's withdrawal from the 28-member economic bloc within the October 31 deadline. British prime minister Boris Johnson referred to the agreement as a "great new deal" that has been confirmed ahead of a crucial meeting of Europe...

35 foreigners die in bus collision near Medina; MEA seeks details of Indians

Riyadh: Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday (October 17). The accident on Wednesday (October 16) involved a collision between “a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)” in the western Saudi Arabian ci...

Pakistan to remain in FATF Grey List till Feb 2020

Islamabad: The Finan­cial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided, in principle, to keep Pakistan in its Grey List till February 2020, directing Islamabad to take extra measures for complete elimination of terror financing and money laundering, according to media reports on Wednesday (October 16). The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to ...

Pak isolated by all countries in FATF, on verge of being in Dark Grey list

Paris: Pakistan is on the verge of strong action by the international terror financing watchdog FATF and the country may be put in the Dark Grey list, the last warning to improve. Officials attending the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) here said as per indications, Pakistan will be isolated by all members for not doing enough....

Pak delegation in Paris to present compliance report before FATF

Islamabad: Facing the risk of being placed on the FATF blacklist with Iran and North Korea, a delegation led by Pakistan's economic affairs minister will present its case before the financial watchdog on the measures taken by Islamabad to curb terror financing and money laundering. Pakistan was placed on the grey list by the Paris-based Financial Action Ta...

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer get Economics Nobel

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday (October 14) announced the Nobel Prize for Economics to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". Research by the laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty, the Academy said.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Tehran to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Tehran: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday (October 13) on a mission to act as a "facilitator" between Tehran (capital of Iran) and Riyadh (capital of Saudi Arabia) and try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. Khan landed in Tehran around midday and met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the presidential palace. He was als...

Rescue efforts begin after typhoon causes death, destruction in Japan

Tokyo: Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas were in full force Sunday (October 13), after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday and moved northward. The typhoon left four people dead, 17 missing and more than 100 ...

At least four dead in NYC shooting: police

New York: At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at a social club in New York early on Saturday (October 12), police said. No one has been arrested over the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn. The motive and exact circumstances are not known, a New York police official said. The local affiliate of ABC News described the place w...

Xi visit: India extends five-year e-visa facility for Chinese tourists

Beijing: In a bid to attract more tourists from China, New Delhi has relaxed e-visa rules for Chinese travellers, timing it to coincide with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, the Indian embassy here said on Saturday (October 12). Xi arrived in the historic coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu on Friday (October 11) for the second informal...

Turkey vows to keep up Syria assault as US says troops came under fire

Ras al-ain: Battles raged in Syria as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press on with a deadly assault against Kurdish forces, while the Pentagon said on Friday (October 11) US troops came under artillery fire from Turkish positions. Erdogan's pledge to keep up the offensive, which the UN says has displaced more than 100,000 people since it be...

Modi played his last card on Kashmir, Imran tells ‘solidarity’ rally

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday (October 11) said that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has “played his last card” by abrogating the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Iran says oil tanker struck by rockets off Saudi Arabia

Tehran: Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker travelling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday (October 11), Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the US. There was no word from Saudi Arabia on the reported attack and Saudi officials did not immediately respon...

Chinese President Xi to visit Nepal on Oct 12

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Nepal on Saturday during which the two countries will sign several bilateral agreements, the Foreign Ministry said here on Thursday (October 10). Xi will arrive in Kathmandu for an overnight visit on October 12 from Chennai after his informal summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This would be t...

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature

Stockholm: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday (October 10) won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, according to the Swedish Academy. The award for Tokarczuk had been delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, which is why she received the 2018's award this year. Tokarczuk, con...

Pakistan court rejects plea to drop terrorism charges against Musharraf

Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Wednesday (October 9) dismissed a petition seeking deletion of terrorism charges against former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. An Islamabad High Court (IHC) division bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb dismissed the petition because of the repeated absence of Shah during th...

Date not fixed yet for inauguration of Kartarpur corridor: Pak spokesperson

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday (October 10) that the date for the inauguration of the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor has not been fixed yet. At the same time, he assured that it will be open "on time" for the 550th birth anniversary of the Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev on November 12. Addressing a week...

World Economic Forum downgrades Pakistan’s performance

Islamabad: A report by the World Economic Forum says Pakistan has slipped three places and now ranks 110th on the international organisation's annual Global Competitiveness Index. The assessment for 2019 came out on Wednesday from the organisation, best known for its annual gathering of the elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. The index evaluates fa...