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World Food Day and an alarming level of hunger in Pakistan

In the 2020 Global Hunger Index, Pakistan ranks 88th out of the 107 countries with a score of 24.6. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released the key findings of the Household Integrated Economic Survey (HIES), 2018-19. It reveals that 16% of the population is experiencing moderate or severe food insecurity. The incidence is twice as high among the...

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World Food Day and an alarming level of hunger in Pakistan

In the 2020 Global Hunger Index, Pakistan ranks 88th out of the 107 countries with a score of 24.6. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has released the key findings of the Household Integrated Economic Survey (HIES), 2018-19. It reveals that 16% of the population is experiencing moderate or severe food insecurity. The incidence is twice as high among the...

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COVID 19 Claims 1 Million Lives Worldwide

Web Desk: The global coronavirus death toll rose past a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live acording to a recent report by Reuters. The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus this year is now double the...

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Ronaldo and Lionel Messi take centre stage up for World Cup knockout phase against respective teams

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi take centre stage as the World Cup shifts into high gear at the weekend with the start of the knockout matches in the loaded top half of the draw. Football heavyweights France, Argentina, Portugal and Brazil are all clustered in one section of the competition, with only Spain among recent winners in the other...

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Get ’em while they’re hot, PSL final tickets go on sale

Web Desk: The tickets for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition finally went on sale at the midnight of Thursday. With the latest update Yayvo.com has crashed due to the huge demand for online tickets, with the website saying cricket fans "are being placed in a queue". However, the tickets will be available online at Yayvo.com and...

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Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital would fuel violence: Arab League

CAIRO (Reuters) - Any move by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would fuel extremism and violence, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday. He spoke a day after a senior U.S. administration official said U.S. President Donald Trump was likely to make the announcement next week. The Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan is pregnant: Husband Saif Ali Khan confirms

Congratulations are in order for Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan. The beautiful actress is pregnant, as confirmed to us by husband Saif Ali Khan. After months of speculations and denial, the couple has finally gone official with the big news. As per Saif, they are expecting their first child in December this year and the actor has thanked...

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Wales stun Belgium 3-1 to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

LILLE, FRANCE: Wales with the help of unsung hero Hal Robson-Kanu completed a stunning fightback to beat Belgium 3-1 in Euro 2016 on Friday and reach their first major tournament semi-final. The victory means Wales will participate in their first ever European Championship semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday. The tie also will also feature a mouthwatering duel between Gareth Bale...

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Shootout win sees Ronaldo’s Portugal into Euro 2016 semi-finals

MARSEILLE: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal battled their way to a place in the European Championship last four on Thursday winning a penalty shootout 5-3 against Poland in a tense quarter-final. Teenage sensation Renato Sanches, who scored Portugal's goal and smashed home one of the penalties, said it was a "wonderful moment for the team and for me for scoring". Portugal have...

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Saudi Arabia to introduce hi-tech bracelets in Hajj safety push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Mecca starting this year, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a generation. As many as 2,070 people died in a crush when thousands of pilgrims converged on a walkway intersection near...

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BMW teams up with tech firms for driverless cars: Source

FRANKFURT: BMW is set to announce an alliance to develop self-driving cars with collision detection specialist Mobileye and computer chip maker Intel, a source familiar with the matter said, as the race to put driverless cars on the road heats up. The tie-up is likely to focus on technology being developed by Mobileye to give computer-driven vehicles better reflexes without...

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Criminal charges end shooter Diamond’s Rio bid

SYDNEY: Twice Olympic champion shooter Michael Diamond will not be allowed to represent Australia at the Rio Games following his arrest for drunk driving and firearms offences, Shooting Australia ruled on Thursday. Diamond, who won back-to-back trap gold medals at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics, had his firearms licence suspended after being arrested in the wake of a domestic dispute...

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First baby with Zika-related birth defect microcephaly born in Florida

A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida's health department said on Tuesday. The mother contracted the mosquito-borne virus in her home country and traveled to Florida to give birth, state officials said in statements. If confirmed by the US Centers for Disease...

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When you become fit, you feel you can do anything: Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli was not satisfied with being an average cricketer and the Indian Test captain says that a desire to reach the next level was his motivation for improved conditioning. The 27-year-old is widely considered to be the fittest cricketer in the Indian side, complementing his batting with razor-sharp skills in the field. A lean patch with the...

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Maradona, Argentine president and fans beg Messi not to quit

BEUNOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat. The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in the Copa America Centenario final shootout against Chile on Sunday. He promptly told reporters...

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Euro 2016: Italy knock out champions Spain

Italy produced a passionate and tactically superior display to end Spain's quest for a third consecutive European Championship title and secure a mouth-watering quarter-final tie against world champions Germany. Using wing-backs Mattia de Sciglio and Alessandro Florenzi to brilliant effect, they were the more potent attacking team until they withdrew in defence of their lead in the final stages. Giorgio...

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