Time has come for international financial markets to price in the most likely follow-up of America’s QE2, as bets that the second round stimulus would trigger employment and growth have finally failed.…
A large number of paintings were sold in Singapore’s exhibition of Pakistani artists’ work. About 56 paintings out of 75 displayed in the group of 13 Pakistani artists were sold almost at…
Citizens experienced a hot weekend as the city’s temperature touched 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The Met office informed Pakistan Today that mainly hot and dry weather prevailed in most parts of…
increased at Sunday Bazaars during closing timings, as citizens preferred staying at home during to the hot weather. The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) staff kept a close eye on vendors fleecing…
Hot and dry weather was witnessed in southern parts of the country on Thursday. Isolated rain, dust storms and thunderstorms were witnessed in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, DG Khan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad…
Senate Standing Committee on Interior Monday expressed anger over the allocating quota of precursor chemical, ephedrine, to two pharmaceutical companies, Berlex Lab International Multan and Danas Islamabad. The Ministry of Health had…
WASHINGTON – Uncomfortably high oil prices, unsustainable sovereign debt burdens and Japan’s uncertain future cloud the global economic outlook as world finance leaders gather on Thursday.
Group of Seven members, who meet behind closed doors in the evening, will try to assess the economic damage from Japan’s earthquake and uprisings in the Arab world.
“There’s very high uncertainty about Japan’s outlook,” said Naoyuki Shinohara, deputy managing director of the International
KARACHI – Pakistan-born American is keen familiarise the people living in the rural areas of Pakistan with the technology of home-made, non-patent and cheap ‘solar box cooker’ as his social responsibility.
“I have come here to show the world’s cheapest solar box cooker, a simple technology that uses sunlight to bake and cook plain rice, prepare lentils and other foods on daily basis in a covered casserole, a porcelain-enamel cooking dish,” said Pakistani expatriate Afzal Syed in
COMMENT – I believe co-hosts India have the best chance to win the World Cup. There are around four to five teams with genuine credentials of winning the World Cup and India’s stability makes it the hot favourite. Most of the World Cup matches will be played in India. At home India are too good. India have just the right combination of youth and experience. Captain MS Dhoni has been doing a great job. He is lucky to have the services of cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar.
ROME – AC Milan bounced back to winning ways with a 4-0 thrashing of Parma at the San Siro on Saturday to maintain their grip on the Serie A leadership. Coming into the game off the back of two straight draws and only two wins in their previous six league games, Milan were starting to come under pressure from the chasing pack, notably a revitalised Inter Milan and surprise package Napoli.
And second-placed Napoli remained hot on their heels three points back as league top scorer
LONDON – Felipe Massa found his new Ferrari Formula One car too hot to handle on Thursday when it caught fire afterhe had completed only a few laps of the Valencia circuit in eastern Spain. The Brazilian was testing for the first time this year after Spanish team mate Fernando Alonso had spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the F150.
The Italian team said on their website (www.ferrari.com) that Massa pulled over when the car suffered an oil leak caused by a broken clamp. “Unfortunately
KARACHI – The federal and Sindh governments have decided to impose partial curfew in several areas of Karachi considered criminal hot spots in order to arrest terrorists involved in targeted killings, sources claimed on Sunday.
Personnel of Sindh Police, Pakistan Rangers Sindh and the Federal Investigation Agency would join forces to carry out search operations in the marked areas. Helicopters will be used for aerial surveillance of the city by commandos during the day, who will
LAHORE – Onions prices fell, as the federal government banned onion exports to India while chicken prices increased at various Sunday bazaars established in the city. More people visited the bazaars as compared to last week, as the sun made its way after several days and the cold weather decreased.
Tomatoes prices increased as compared to last week while people expressed their pleasure on fall in onion prices and urged the federal government to keep the ban on exports of onions
LAHORE: The mysterious absence of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer remained a hot topic in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, with members, as well as Law Minister Rana Sanaullah telling the House that no one had any idea about the governor’s whereabouts.
The Punjab Assembly proceedings started around two hours behind schedule.
Soon after the recitation from the holy Quran, MMA parliamentary leader Ali Haider Noor Niazi said on a point of order that the Punjab governor was
GUANGZHOU: World champion Maryam Jamal comfortably defended her 1,500m Asian Games title on Tuesday as Somdev Devvarman and Peng Shuai delivered tennis gold to India and China.
The Ethiopian-born Jamal, running for Bahrain, lived up to her top billing on the track to win a slow-paced race she never looked like losing with Vietnam’s Truong Thanh Hang a shock silver medallist.
Jamal said she planned to bid for a golden double, as she did at the last Games in Doha four years
PARIS: Roger Federer continued his current hot streak as the Swiss claimed a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters as the final lineup for the eight-man year-end championships in London was settled Thursday.
The top seed, who is bidding for a third consecutive trophy after winning Stockholm and Basel, dispatched Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-3, firing 11 aces, saving two break points and winning his tenth match from 12 against the Czech.
The win was a re-run of a
LAHORE: Affiliation with the Teachers’ Front, having leftist ideas and being anti-Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT), are stated to be the reasons behind the suspension of Punjab University (PU) College of Earth & Environmental Sciences (CEES) Principal Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch, who was being threatened with dire consequences from ‘quarters with vested interests’ active in the varsity, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to CEES teachers, Baloch was facing charges of sexually