Six climbers, crew rescued in Tajikistan chopper accident

DUSHANBE: Six climbers and a crew member were rescued from the site of a helicopter accident in a remote mountainous region of Tajikistan while nine others remain missing after a “hard landing”, emergency services said. The Tajik Committee for Emergency Situations told AFP that a rescue helicopter reached the site in the east of the […]

Imran Khan borrows waistcoat from NA employee for official photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday borrowed a waistcoat from an employee of the National Assembly to pose for a photograph for his parliamentary registration card, a media report said on Monday. Khan, 65, arrived in parliament wearing a traditional white shalwar kameez to attend the maiden session of the National Assembly. He […]

Fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in developing countries

Fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in developing countries

Washington: Sale of substandard and falsified medicines – including those used to treat deadly diseases like malaria – are prevalent in the developing world, say scientists who found that 13 per cent of the sampled medicines in low and middle-income countries were below par. When looking specifically at African countries, almost 19 per cent of […]

Imran Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158

Imran Khan’s party bags 33 reserved seats; PTI NA tally stands at 158

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking the party’s tally to 158 in the National Assembly — just 14 short of the number required for simple majority. The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday distributed the reserved seats among the […]

Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul dies

LONDON: Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early Sunday. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of […]

Expecting work emails after hours may harm health: Study

Washington: Are you expected to monitor your work email even after office hours? Such an “always on” organisational culture can be detrimental to your health and well-being – even if you do not actually engage in working off-hours, a study has found. The study shows that such expectations result in anxiety, which adversely affects the […]

Protests continue against mosque demolition in China

Protests continue against mosque demolition in China

BEIJING: Chinese state media has defended the planned demolition of a mosque in the country’s northwest, saying that no religion is bigger than the law even as thousands of ethnic Hui Muslims continued sit-in protests against the plan. Thousands of protesters thwarted attempts by officials in Wuzhong city on Thursday to demolish parts of the […]

Pak govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran Khan

Pak govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has said his government will build a more “balanced and trustworthy” relationship with the US, asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs in the bilateral ties. The relations between Pakistan and the US nosedived this January after President Donald Trump […]

UN chief expresses full support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he welcomes the ongoing talks between the US and North Korea to achieve total denuclearization and also supported the Japanese initiative of dialogue with Pyongyang. “As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I am obviously totally committed to the implementation of all relevant Security Council resolutions on North Korea,” […]

Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military institutes

Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military institutes

Islamabad: For the first time, Pakistani soldiers will undergo training at Russian military institutes after the two countries signed an agreement related to it, in a sign of further strengthening their defence ties amid Islamabad’s increasingly uneasy relations with the United States. The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the conclusion of the first meeting […]