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Edhi declines Indian PM Modis donation

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi on Tuesday declined the offer of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to donate 10 million Indian rupees to his charity. "Abdul Sattar Edhi has thanked Mr Modi and politely declined to accept his announced financial help," Edhi Foundation Spokesman Anwar Kazmi said. Kazmi said Mr Edhi's son, Faisal Edhi, will be addressing a press...

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Fawad not the only Khan to make cameo appearance in ADHM

MUMBAI: Karan Johar is going all out for his latest directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. With a star-studded cast and cameo appearances of Pakistani actors Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas, KJo has also roped in Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan to grace the screen in ADHM. Rumours were abuzz that KJo had convinced Saif to make a special appearance in...

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Govt to announce relief package for earthquake affectees soon

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the Government would announce a relief package for the affectees of the earthquake after comprehensive assessment reports by the concerned authorities. He was chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday on the damages and measures taken following yesterday's earthquake in the country. The Prime Minister said that the Federal Government...

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Indian spinner Mishra bailed after arrest for assault

MUMBAI: India leg-spinner Amit Mishra was arrested by police and then released on bail in Bengaluru on Tuesday in connection with a complaint of assault filed by a woman. The 32-year-old featured in four of the five one-day internationals against South Africa that concluded on Sunday and is also part of the squad for the first two tests of a...

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Asian shares consolidate gains after rally; Fed, BOJ awaited

HONG KONG: Asian shares fell on Tuesday after a four-week rally ran out of steam as investors took cover ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan later in the week, while disappointing U.S. home sales weighed on the dollar. European markets were set to open flat to lower, with earnings from major companies such as Deutsche...

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Saudi Arabia identifies bomber in IS-claimed mosque blast

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens carried out the suicide bombing at a mosque in the country's south the previous night an attack for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki identified the bomber on Tuesday as 34-year-old Saad Saeed Saad al-Harthy. The blast struck the mosque belonging to the Ismaili...

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Sugar is definitely toxic, a new study says

That’s what scientists have concluded from a first-of-its-kind diet study involving overweight kids. Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease climb, many experts believe that when Americans rid themselves of fat, they simply replaced it with...

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Nadal narrowly avoids another Rosol beating

BASEL: Third seed Rafa Nadal came within two points of defeat by old nemesis Lukas Rosol before sparking into life and reaching the second round of the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel on Monday. Spaniard Nadal was in all sorts of trouble, trailing by a set and 5-4 and with 69th-ranked Rosol serving at 30-0, but his Czech opponent framed...

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PM Nawaz arrives in earthquake-hit area of Shangla

SHANGLA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday arrived in earthquake-hit Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where Monday’s calamity left dozens dead and injured amid widespread devastation. The PM did not announce any aid package for the area, which worst hit district in KPK, however, he promised that compensation would be announced after consultation with Chief Minister KPK Pervez Khattak. “No...

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Iran has sent more military advisers to Syria: Officials

TEHRAN: An Iranian official says the Revolutionary Guard has sent more military advisers to Syria to help President Bashar Assad in the fight against insurgents. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard's deputy leader, says this has led to more Iranian deaths in the conflict. Salami didn't give any specifics for the Iranian death toll or for the number of troops dispatched....

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Imran Khan visits quake-hit areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday has paid visits to quake-hit areas and Lady Reading Hospital to review emergency situation and meet the injured. Khan has stepped out to monitor the situation after quake claimed at least 185 lives in the province on October 26. The PTI leader, while talking to the media after he reached Peshawar...

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s ‘A Girl in the River’ shortlisted for Oscar nomination

After Jami's Moor made it to the long list of Academy Award nominations, acclaimed filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been shortlisted for Oscars nominations in the category of Best Documentary Short Subject. The documnetary has been nominated with 9 other films in this category. A Girl in the River, which is...

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Yasir Shah gets second position in ICC ranking, Younis Khan 5th in list

DUBAI: Following the recent tremendous performances Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah has jumped to second position in latest ICC Test ranking. Veteran cricketer Younis Khan also moved to number five among Test batsmen from his previous 6th position. ICC Test bowlers’ list is led by South Africa’s Styen while England’s Anderson is present at number three after Yasir Shah. In the...

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Kashmiris observe Black Day today against Indian occupation

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UN mobilizing to aid quake victims

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Army’s relief, rescue operation continues in quake-hit areas

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