Pak Suzuki Motors has announced to discontinue the booking of its hatchback car Cultus from February 1, 2017. However, the company will serve all pending orders as per commitment. PSM plans to replace Suzuki Cultus with 1,000cc Celerio and has also announced its plans to start local production of Suzuki Alto 660cc by 2018 to replace its iconic Mehran 800cc.
Despite warnings it is uninhabitable and prone to flooding, Bangladesh is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a remote island. The government has set up a committee, ordering authorities to help identify and relocate undocumented Myanmar nationals to Thengar Char in the Bay of Bengal, which is 9 hours away from current shelter.
Eastern Australia is in the grip of an intense heatwave and the government has announced total ban on fire as parts of the country swelter in their hottest January on record. Daytime highs have soared into the mid-40s Celsius in some parts with the town of Moomba boiling at 45C. In terms of the average maximum, minimum and mean temperatures, this month goes down as Sydney’s warmest January ever recorded.
Austrian government coalition has announced plans to ban full-face veils in public and to restrict eastern European workers’ access to the country’s labor market. The move is part of a wider government programme aimed at countering the rise of the far-right, anti-Islam Freedom Party. The new new programme of policies is set to be implemented over the next 18 months.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas jointly inaugurated the newly constructed Palestine Embassy Complex in the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad on Tuesday. The government gifted land in 1992 for the purpose and in 2013 also contributed towards its construction. Both the leaders also addressed a joint press conference in Islamabad.
Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Tuesday that that the decision to put Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest “is a policy decision that the state took in [the] national interest. Lots of institutions will have to do their jobs.” He also denied that any foreign pressure was behind the arrest of the JuD chief.
A Chinese army surveyor who entered India in 1963 but could never go back. For over five decades, he has been longing to see his family back home. Wang Qi has been unable to leave India ever since – and longs to see his family in China. BBC Hindi’s Vineet Khare met him. Tirodi village is a nearly five-hour drive from the nearest airport in Nagpur in central India.
Skipping breakfast may increase your risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, new health guidelines warn. The statement, released by experts in the US, advises the public to always eat breakfast on the grounds that allocating more calories earlier in the day could reduce your risk of illness. They also said people who skip breakfast are more likely to be obese and likely to catch other ailments.
The German Economic Forum has proposed Pakistani-origin author Jamal Qaiser’s book Der fremde Erfolgsfaktor (The Foreign Success Factor) for the nomination of the literature novels of Nobel Laureates in Literature in Stockholm. Finding inspiration for achievement and success among young migrants to Germany is, therefore, even more, encouraging against this backdrop.
The MD for Careem Pakistan thanked the supporters, users and proposed that govt should accept the ride-sharing concept in Pakistan initiated by Careem. Linking unemployment as the root of all problems he argued that if there are jobs there will be education and in the end will eliminate resentment and even terrorism. He said through Careem they hope to create 100,000 jobs by the end of 2018.
Samsung has decided to skip MWC this year, and is expected to launch the S8, and presumably the Plus model, at a dedicated event on March 29. The phones should then be released sometime in mid-April – though, there’s been no official confirmation from Samsung about release dates. the report from Korea claims the company is planning to pack a 3,250mAh battery into the S8.
We might love Bryani but can never beat the level of Sheikh Rasheed. He is literally a great politician and aong with that he always entertains the public with his wittiest and daring acts. Recently Sheikh Sahb ordered bryani and eat to his fill while the leaders sitting close to him couldn’t resist laughing over his style. It’s told that he comes out in his city and enjoys foods at ordinary points.
As the govt decided to ban the ride-sharing services, Uber, Careem and others, the frustrated commuters took to Twitter and spoke themselves out. The consumers are not happy with the ban at all. It’s true that these services facilitated users and revamped public transport service. If the ban continues or the companies are forced to shut down their businesses, it will be a great loss of great services.
Hours after a memo stated ride-hailing services Uber and Careem are “illegal”, Chairman of the Punjab IT board Umar Saif said the approach is being “reviewed”. “This is being reviewed by the government,” Saif told Dawn.com in a telephone interview when asked if the companies will be “banned” in Punjab. “We are coming up with a formal policy. This letter was an internal memo and has been made public.
Protests are expected across the country after Jamaat ud-Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest. India has accused Hafiz Saeed of planning Mumbai attacks. The detention of Hafiz Saeed could help ease tensions between nuclear-armed foes Pakistan and India, although New Delhi has not yet responded. But the decision was not welcome by religious political parties in Pakistan.
After a slew of intense roles in films like Haider and Maqbool, Tabu is set to make us laugh again. The actor is set to star in Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 4 alongside Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, and Arshad Warsi. Her last comedy film was Hera Pheri, released 17 years ago. Parineeti Chopra confirmed the news on Twitter. Shooting for the film will begin next month and it is expected to come out this year.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday transferred the Tayyaba torture case from the Supreme Court to the Islamabad High Court for further deliberations. A three-judge bench of the apex court also asked the accused, deposed Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurrum, to explain why he hired a minor girl as a house maid against a monthly salary.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Tuesday that the US president Donald Trump and his administration pose serious threats to the world trade. He added that Europe will have to take firm stands against Trump policies in order to prevent the collapse of global economic institutions. He went on saying that the US wants to unilaterally protectionist decisions which could destabilize the world economy.
A group of tech companies have decided to meet on Tuesday to support a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s immigration order. The meeting is called by the software tools developer company, Github. The attendees of meeting are Google, Airbnb Inc and Netflix Inc. The technology sector of USA has emerged as clear opponent of Trump’s recent step as the companies hired the experts from around the world.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has warned US President Donald Trump against potential travel on Pakistan. In a statement Bilawal said that will definitely create ‘host of hostilities’ between both countries. While answering the question PPP chairman said that if US bans Pakistanis from traveling to America then it will be purely against the mere grounds on which US stands.
Mexico border wall has been estimated of $15 billion and in case Mexico doesn’t ‘go by the rules’ as set by Trump then every US household has to pay $120. Trump blamed the Democrats for putting US in huge debt of more than $19 trillion but constructing this border wall will significantly add up to this debt if remained unfunded. Border wall construction was one of his first executive orders last week.
On Tuesday, Sindh Government decided to take legal action against Uber and Careem, a day after the Punjab Government marked Uber, Careem, & A-One services as ‘illegal’. The government claimed that the use of private cars as taxis without legal permits is illegal & legal action will be taken. Five letters were written by the Transport Secretary Taha Farooqui but he didn’t receive a reply from Careem.
New trailer of much awaited ‘Beauty and the Beast’ have been released online and it is full of magic. Disney has converted the magic of our childhood into motion-action picture and it is done beautifully. The trailer shows magical spells, talking antiques, a vain villain, and a beauty out to save a beast. With Emma Watson and Dan Steven in lead, the 2.22 long trailer shows everything of the old story.
Astrophysicists think that the universe could be a complex one big hologram and our vision might be an illusion for taking life in 3D. They have reviewed cosmic microwave or Big Bang left over glow and now they are of the view that they have enough evidence related to claim universe as holographic. Evidences for this theory are as much as we have for structure of universe traditionally.
Alexandre Bissonnette of 27 years of age has been charged with first-degree murder as he is being accused of killing 6 people in a recent shooting spree at Quebec City Mosque. His online profiles show variety of interests, one of which is supporting Donald Trump. Facebook page of the accused suggests that he likes Donald Trump, Le Pen, Parti Quebecois, Israeli Defense Forces, Ketty Perry, and Megadeth band.
Earlier, the host Andy Cohen of ‘Watch What Happens Live’ embarrassed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra over her old Indian movies as she is making smashing debut in American TV and Hollywood. Meanwhile, another vintage advertisement of Bollywood actress has emerged on social media. The ad about jewellery brand, shows Priyanka running behind numerous gold ornaments while wearing number of them in the end.
The advocate of Hassan and Hussain Nawaz-Salman Akram Raja- remained unable to name the original purchasers of London Flats. As hearing of Panama case continued in Supreme Court, Sharif family’s counselor Raja admitted that Sharif family is living in London Flats since 1993. Upon This Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan of larger bench remarked Sharif family must know the record of the both offshore companies.
Texas mosque located in the southwest of Houston got fire early Saturday and destroyed the worship place, an online ‘GoFundMe’ page of Victoria Islamic Center raised more than $900,000 for the reconstruction. “The outpouring of love, kind words, hugs, helping hands and the financial contributions are examples of the true American Spirit,” said by Victoria city spokesman O.C. Garza.
Former US President Barack Obama has expressed serious concerns over faith-based discrimination apparently criticizing Donald Trump’s immigrant and visa ban on seven Muslim countries. His spokesperson Kevin Lewis stated that former President Obama fundamentally disagree with the discrimination against individuals based on their religious and faith. This is Obamas first statement after leaving White House.
Barely after Sally Yates removal from her post, Trump has replaced US Immigration and Customs head Daniel Ragsdale with Thomas Homan. No reason has been given so far but Sally was replaced because of breaking rules over the ban of seven Muslim-majority countries travelers. The replacement is to enforce immigration laws in line with national interest, told by John Kelly, Homeland Security Secretary.
Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile on 29th January which is why US asked UN Security Council for emergency consultations, said in US mission statement. Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador said that the ballistic missile launch is a violation of UN resolutions that prohibits Iran to conduct any such tests of missiles with capability to carry nuclear weapons. Requested talks will hold today.
The Canadian police has charged a political science student with six counts of murder in Quebec mosque gunfire attack, worst terrorist attack in the city. Alexandre Bissonnette, who made brief appearance before surrendering to police has been charged with six premeditated murder and five of attempted murder. “We hope to obtain the evidences under which charges of terrorism can be laid,” said an official.
World’s largest coffee service company Starbucks announced on Monday that in defiance of Donald Trump’s ban on immigration and refugees, the company will hire 10,000 refugees as workers. The company’s chief executive Howard Schultz said that he has ‘deep concerns’ about the policies of Trump and will stand ‘resolute’. “We are planning to hire 10,000 of them in next 5 years over 75 countries,” said Schultz.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus made it clear that the ban isn’t ‘Muslim’ but it refers to other countries too with similar issues like Pakistan and they need to take it further. He was sharing the information in an interview to CBS News; Congress and the Obama administration had chosen 7 Muslim countries which are part of the suspension plan as terrorism in these countries is dominant factor.
The protest by members of Jamat-ud-Dawa is expected in Pakistan after the head of the religious organization-Hafiz Saeed- was put under arrest by the government. The police put barricades outside his house on Monday. According to the reports the government took this step with the reference 2008 Mumbai attacks in which Hafiz Saeed is a suspect. This could ease the tensions between Pakistan and India.
The media regulatory authority PEMRA has issued notice to BOL news over the program ‘Live with Dr Shahid Masood’. The notice is being issued on program aired on January 24, 2017 at 08.05 pm on BOL News in which the anchor Dr Shahid Masood discussed the civil-military relationship. According to the details in that program the anchor discussed the sensitive information ‘carelessly and recklessly’.
JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed had talked to media outside his residence in Lahore today. Order of house arrest received from New Dehli and Washington, Hafiz Saeed said. He firmly asserted that the freedom struggle of Kashmir will continue till his whole life & this attempt won’t stop him. Yesterday, federal government passed an order to put Hafiz Saeed under house arrest.
Minister of Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussein told the National Assembly that PCSIR has test 16 Ultra High Temperature and pasteurized milk brands and only six are suitable for drinking. In a written reply Hussain stated that PCSIR conducted tests on orders of Supreme Court on the milk brands. “Olper, Nestle, Milk Pak, Day Fresh, Good Milk, and Nurpur Original found safe,” the minister said.
Indian authorities have offered Pakistan to share its their record of Mumbai attacks especially about US citizen David Headly to strengthen the case against eight Pakistanis being tried for 2008 Mumbai attacks but Pakistani officials are ‘not convinced’ about the authenticity of those evidences. Indian Ministry for External Affairs has written to Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offering its records.
U.S. President Donald Trump has fired the government’s top lawyer Sally Yates after in a rare step she refused to defend the hugely criticized immigration order targeting seven Muslim countries. The fired attorney general Yates said on Monday that Justice Department will not defend Trump’s initiative which put a 120-day delay on refugees to enter in the country and infinite ban on refugees from Syria.
On Saturday, Hollywood producers named the musical “La La Land” the best film of 2016 at a ceremony which was marked by criticism of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The big win by “La La Land” at the 28th annual awards set up the film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as an odds-on Oscar favorite, after it scored a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations earlier this month.
According to US Officials, Iran carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile that exploded after 630 miles. It was not immediately clear whether the test launch violated a United Nations Security Council resolution. According to U.N. Security Council resolution 1929: “Iran is prohibited from undertaking any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.”
LAHORE: On Monday, a notification was issued by Punjab Transport Authority, that has declared the services of mobile-application taxi service providers, including Careem, Uber and A-One taxi services, as illegal and announced to take strict action against them. It is said the companies are illegally using private cars for services and the provincial government is facing huge financial losses.
On Monday night, President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit to Pakistan. President Abbas is accompanied by a seventeen-member delegation including five ministers. It is his third visit to Pakistan. The President of Palestine and the Prime Minister of Pakistan will jointly inaugurate the newly constructed Palestine Embassy Complex in the Diplomatic Enclave.
On Monday, astronomers said they had discovered a void in deep space that helps explain the direction in which we are headed, and our speed. Our galaxy is not only being pulled by galactic forces, but pushed as well. The earth may feel steady under our feet, but humanity’s small corner of the Universe is subject to an array of forces.
Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan starrer ‘Raees’ is all set to cross the Rs 100-crore mark. The movie’s five-day business has reached Rs 93 crore till now. The SRK-Mahira starrer has also became one of Shah Rukh Khan’s top five earning films. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan portrays a famous bootlegger with Nawazuddin playing the role of an adamant policeman trying to hunt him down.
The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has agreed to include eight historical Pakistani sites to the World Heritage list. The list the will include the Derawar Fort, Hingol Cultural Landscape, Nagarparkar Cultural Landscape, Central Karakoram National Park and Deosai National Park, Ziarat Juniper Forest and Karez System Cultural Landscape and the Khewra Salt mine.
QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO: Canadian authorities said on Monday, a French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people and injured 17 others, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “a terrorist attack.” Police declined to discuss possible motives for the shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec.
British Prime Minister Theresa on Monday refused to back down on inviting US President Donald Trump for a state visit, despite a petition gaining more than a million signatures and protesters rallying outside Downing Street. May told a press conference, “The United States is a close ally of the UK, we work together across many areas of mutual interest and we have that special relationship between us.”