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Friday June 21, 2024
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  • June 21, 2024

    Miftah Ismail unveils launching date of new political party

    Miftah announced the Awaam Pakistan would be launched next month and Abbasi would be its first convener

  • June 21, 2024

    770 illegal gas connections cut in Sindh and Balochistan

    Around 770 illegal domestic connections were removed in different cities and towns by the company’s theft control teams

  • June 21, 2024

    Haj pilgrims start returning

    160 Haj pilgrims returns to the country through the flight PK 860

  • June 21, 2024

    Labour rights activist Karamat Ali passes away

    Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research Executive Director Karamat Ali in the picture. —Facebook/@PILERPakistan/FileAfter fighting for...

  • June 21, 2024

    Fake newsmen

    Many people armed with a cell phone and a social media account are now engaging in blackmailing and providing false and incorrect information....

  • June 21, 2024

    People like us

    At least three sanitary workers died in Sargodha last week after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a well without proper safety equipment. They...

  • June 21, 2024

    Customer rights

    I would like to draw the SBP’s attention to some of the charges applied by many banks upon account closure. They insist on charging customers even...

  • June 21, 2024

    A smarter way

    In all other Muslim countries, the slaughtering of animals on Eidul Azha can only be performed at the official slaughter houses, where arrangements...

  • June 21, 2024

    Inhuman cruelty

    Two shocking incidents of animal abuse recently occurred where a camel’s leg was brutally amputated and a donkey’s ears were severed, leaving us...

  • June 21, 2024

    Blood from a stone

    Pakistan’s current finance minister delivered a speech on the nation’s budget last week and nobody, probably not even the finance minister...

  • June 21, 2024

    EOBI ignored

    The pensions of government employees were raised in the current budget but there was no such help for EOBI pensioners. Are they not Pakistani...

  • June 21, 2024

    Russia-Ukraine talks

    Ukrainian President Zelensky’s focus on solidifying international opposition to Russia is understandable, but it risks becoming a double-edged...

  • June 21, 2024

    A new low

    Recently reported incidents of animal abuse take us further down to another low as a society. A camel’s leg was cut because it reportedly strayed...

  • June 21, 2024

    Modi govt raises crop prices to woo farmers

    A woman cleans rice grains at a wholesale market in Navi Mumbai, India August 4, 2023. — REUTERSMUMBAI/NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday raised the...

  • June 21, 2024

    Wall St follows world stocks higher powered by AI, rate cut hopes

    A commuter walks past the Bank of England, in London, Britain, September 26, 2022. — REUTERSNEW YORK: US stocks followed their European...

  • June 21, 2024

    Bank of England freezes rate before election

    A person walks past the Bank of England, in London, Britain October 31, 2021. — REUTERSLONDON: The Bank of England on Thursday kept its key...

  • June 21, 2024

    Electric car sales fall in Europe while hybrids rise

    An electric vehicle charging station is displayed during an event a day ahead of the official opening of the 2023 Munich Auto Show IAA Mobility in...

  • June 21, 2024

    Kuwait announces power cuts as demand spikes in summer heat

    A thermometer on Kuwait’s main governmental electricity control tower reads 47 degrees Celsius at 17:53, in Kuwait City on June 19, 2024. —...

  • June 21, 2024

    India imposes $2.25m fine on Binance

    In this photo illustration a Binance logo seen displayed with crypto coins in the foreground. — APP FileIndia’s Financial Intelligence Unit has...

  • June 20, 2024

    Pakistan Navy ship Babur visits Jeddah

    Pakistani naval ship received by Pakistani diplomats and officials of the Royal Saudi Navy

  • June 20, 2024

    Minister of China’s Communist Party Liu Jianchao to visit Pakistan

    During the visit, Liu will co-chair with Dar the Third Meeting of the Pakistan-China Joint Consultative Mechanism of the Political Parties on CPEC

  • June 20, 2024

    Laptop battery blast kills two kids in Sharifpura

    Rescue 1122 shifted the burnt victims to Allied Hospital where, unfortunately, Dua Fatima and Muhammad Talha succumbed to their injuries

  • June 20, 2024

    Babar among three players likely to be rested for BD Tests

    Babar Azam celebrates the catch of India's Hardik Pandya during the ICC men's T20 World Cup 2022 cricket match in Melbourne on October 23, 2022.—...

  • June 20, 2024

    Democratic climate

    There is growing concern about the link between climate change and the health of democracies. The environmental and social disruptions caused by our...

  • June 20, 2024

    Fuelling brain drain

    The 2024-25 budget has sparked significant concern regarding its potential to accelerate brain drain, particularly in Pakistan's IT sector. High...

  • June 20, 2024

    Illogical increase

    Despite a substantial slowdown in inflation over the last month or two, milk prices in Karachi have been hiked by around five to 10 per cent to...

  • June 20, 2024

    Towards peace

    Narendra Modi’s recent swearing-in as the prime minister of India for a third term marks a significant development in the political landscape of...

  • June 20, 2024

    Redemption arc

    The Islamabad High Court's recent decision on the Cipher Case is a significant triumph for Imran Khan, making his innocence visible in front of...

  • June 20, 2024

    Shopping trip

    Pakistan’s cricketers were seen carrying heavy luggage on their return to Pakistan from the US. Celebrating our exit from the 2024 T20 world cup...

  • June 20, 2024

    Illogical increase

    Despite a substantial slowdown in inflation over the last month or two, milk prices in Karachi have been hiked by around five to 10 per cent to...

  • June 20, 2024

    Shoddy budget

    Once again, the government has presented an unrealistic tax-heavy budget. Sadly, in Pakistan revenues do not translate into state care and support...

  • June 20, 2024

    Year-round shortage

    It is quite astonishing that even amidst this scorching summer, the SNGPL disconnects gas supply to most of the residential societies of big cities...

  • June 20, 2024

    Declare and forget

    Did someone notice? In May we declared an education emergency to enrol the over 26 million out-of-school children in the country. On June 12 a...

  • June 20, 2024

    Indian bonds continue to attract foreign investors

    A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India. — Reuters/FileForeign investors are returning to Indian bonds after a selloff...

  • June 20, 2024

    India set to see biggest jump in coal-fired power in a decade

    Smoke billows from the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Ahmedabad, India. — Reuters/FileIndia will add more new coal power capacity...

  • June 20, 2024

    Oil hits seven-week high

    A pumpjack operates at the Vermilion Energy site in Trigueres, France, June 14, 2024. —  ReutersLONDON: Oil prices hit seven-week highs on...

  • June 20, 2024

    Chinese automakers seek retaliatory tariffs on EU cars

    Chinese cars ready for export sit at a terminal in the port of Yantai, Shandong province, China. — Reuters/FileSHANGHAI/BEIJING/BERLIN: Chinese...

  • June 20, 2024

    UK inflation drops to 2pc

    A customer pays for fruits at a stall in London. — AFP/FileUK inflation fell to the Bank of England’s target for the first time in almost three...

  • June 20, 2024

    Nvidia beats Microsoft to claim top spot

    A smartphone with a displayed NVIDIA logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken on March 6, 2023. — Reuters Nvidia ...

  • June 17, 2024

    Holiday notice

    The offices of THE NEWS will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday on account of Eidul Azha. Therefore, there will be no issue of the newspaper on...

  • June 17, 2024

    No gas load-shedding during Eid holidays

    A representational image of a person lighting a stove. — AFP/File The Sui Southern Gas Company has announced that there will be no cuts in the...

  • June 17, 2024

    SRB says 3pc tax rate still on specific education, health services

    This image shows the SRB logo on a wall inside the building. — Facebook/Sindh Revenue Board, Government of Sindh/FileIn response to some media...

  • June 17, 2024

    Internet SOS

    On June 11, at around 1500 hours, the underground internet cable was cut by some contractor doing roadworks, disconnecting internet and phone...

  • June 17, 2024

    Bribe rejected

    This letter refers to the news report ‘Court rejects plea for return of Rs1.6m given to police as bribe’ . The first thing that shocked me is...