Economy

  Asian shares slip, Tokyo hit by strong yen

HONG KONG: Asia´s markets fell on Monday in the first full day of trade in the new year, with Tokyo sent tumbling as the dollar and euro retreated from five-year highs against the yen. Investors were given a mixed lead from Wall Street after Federal ...

  Yen rebounds against dollar, euro in Asia

TOKYO: The yen climbed against the dollar and euro on Monday after hitting five-year lows last week, but analysts said the rebound will likely only be short-lived. In afternoon Tokyo trade, the dollar bought 104.30 yen, compared with 104.85 yen in Ne...

  Chinese tycoon says he is serious about buying New York Times

BEIJING: A Chinese tycoon said Monday he is serious about buying the New York Times and wants to work on "rebuilding its credibility and influence" by reforming its award-winning coverage of China. Chen Guangbiao, listed as one of China´s 400 richest...

  China coal mine accidents kill 1,049 in 2013: govt

BEIJING: Accidents in Chinese coal mines killed 1,049 people last year, down 24 percent from 2012, authorities said, reflecting both risks and improvements in the country´s thriving and often under-regulated sector. China is the world´s largest consu...

  CNG pumps to remain open on Monday in Sindh

KARACHI: Filling stations of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will remain open across Sindh province on Monday, said an announcement of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). The CNG stations were re-opened in Sindh after a two-day closure on Sunday, as a resu...

  Dr Miftah Ismail appointed as Chairman BOI

KARACHI: The Government of Pakistan has appointed prominent industrialist and economist Dr Miftah Ismail as Chairman of Board of Investment (BOI). Miftah Ismail holds a PhD degree in Public Finance and Political Economy from Wharton School of Busines...

  Sindh CNG stations re-open after two days

KARACHI: The CNG stations in Sindh re-opened on Sunday after official closure of 48 hours, while the protest strike against prolonged suspension of CNG supplies as earlier announced by the CNG associations and transporters has been deferred for two d...

  Delivery man is missing US Mega Millions winner

LOS ANGELES: A delivery truck driver has come forward to claim his half of a $648 million jackpot, the second largest in US history, lottery officials said Friday. Steve Tran bought five tickets in San Jose, California, ahead of the hotly anticipated...

  DC suspends 12 employees

LAKKI MARWAT: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Syed Zafar Ali Shah on Friday suspended 12 subordinate employees of his office on absenteeism. The deputy commissioner checked the attendance of government officials and employees during the surprise visits to t...

  Journalists slam SWA admin

WANA: Journalists have been protesting here for the last few days against the political administration of South Waziristan Agency (SWA) for failing to fulfil promises made to them six months ago.The journalists held protest at the Karikot Bazaar wear...

  Drug pusher jailed

LAHORE: AN Anti-Narcotics Court on Friday awarded one year jail to a drug peddler namely Iftikhar. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on the convict. In case of default in the payment of fine the convict would face further jail term....

  Govt barred from acquiring land for Garments City

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday barred the Punjab government from acquiring land for Garments City in Sheikhupura. Hearing a petition, moved by Anjuman-e-Mutasareen Garments City Sheikhupura, M-2, Lahore High Court judge Ayesha A Malik also s...

  Joint efforts vital for national progress: CM

LAHORE: CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that politicians, industrialists, traders, bureaucrats, judges, generals and all members of the society will have to play an active role for national progress and development. He said that a respectable ...

  Sindh steps up to curb wheat smuggling

Karachi: With the wheat harvesting season approaching, the Sindh government wants to step up efforts to curb smuggling of wheat outside the province. The Sindh Food Minister has directed the department officials to assign vigilant and honest officers...

  Winter expo opens in town today

Islamabad: Islamabad is generally considered as a city lacking in business acumen when compared to Lahore and Karachi. While this may be true to some extent, the city has seen an outburst of home-based and small scale businesses recently, initiated b...

  PTI stages sit-in against gas crisis & power loadshedding

Rawalpindi: Leaders and activists of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) staged a protest demonstration outside Liaquat Bagh near Rawalpindi Press Club to express resentment over gas scarcity in twin cities. They gave a three-day deadline to the Punjab ch...

  House jobs: PIMS invites applications

Islamabad: The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has invited applications for one-year house job for the year 2014-15 from fresh medical and dental graduates (MBBS-BDS) of the year 2013 provisionally registered with the Pakistan Medical a...

  Refilling of LPG cylinders goes unchecked in residential areas

Rawalpindi: Refilling of LPG cylinders is banned in residential areas. Despite this fact, one can easily find LPG refilling shops in every nook and corner of the city. It can lead to unwanted situation as the concerned authorities are not taking any ...

  Taunsa project to produce 120mw: CM

LAHORE: CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Taunsa hydel power project is of great importance and 120 megawatt electricity will be generated from it. The CM stated this while presiding over a meeting regarding Taunsa hydel project on Thursday...

  Nine cops sacked over graft

KARAK: Taking serious note of the irregularities, the district police officerThursday sacked nine cops over graft charges.According to a communiqué, DPO Attiqullah Wazir ordered sacking of nine cops including Inspector Mohibullah, Assistant Sub Inspe...


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