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KARACHI: Jan11 - New boards have been installed after conversion of Karachi Stock Exchange into Pakistan Stock Exchange.
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China acquires strategic 40-pc stake in Pak stocks

KARACHI: A consortium led by Chinese firms has signed a strategic agreement to acquire 40 per cent equity of Pakistan Stock Exchange for USD 85 million, in a move aimed… Read more »


Trump signs executive order against Obamacare on Day One

WASHINGTON: Within hours of taking the oath, new US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at “minimizing the economic burden” of Obamacare “pending repeal”, to make good on… Read more »


All efforts to fulfill cultural aspirations of Tamil people: PM

NEW DELHI: A day after the Centre cleared the Jallikattu ordinance; Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said all efforts are being made to fulfill the cultural aspirations of the people… Read more »


Trump announces to develop state of the art missile system

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump, the 45th President of the US, today announced to end cut in military budget implemented by the previous Obama administration and said it would develop a state-of-the-art… Read more »


Pak asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in J-K

ISLAMABAD: Two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution have asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an… Read more »


Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pak kills 20

PESHAWAR: At least 20 people were killed and over 50 others injured today in a powerful blast at a crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram Agency, officials said…. Read more »


Weekly Horoscope for For January 20th to January 26th, 2017

The stationary transit of Rahu and Ketu is in effect till April 2017, Sudden setbacks, obstructions are likely. Drive safely. Be patience. Aries (March 21 to April 20): Movement of… Read more »


‘America First strategy has potential to damage Indo-US ties’

WASHINGTON: Warning that Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ strategy has the potential to “damage” Indo-US ties, prominent Indian-American scholar Ashley Tellis, who is speculated to be the next envoy to India,… Read more »

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

‘Indo-US ties to strengthen, widen under Trump administration’

WASHINGTON: Underlining India’s key role in South Asia, a prominent Indian-American Republican closely associated with vice president-elect Mike Pence has said that Indo-US ties will further strengthen under the incoming… Read more »


Obama bids farewell to Modi, thanks PM for his partnership

WASHINGTON: Hours before he demits the White House, President Barack Obama made a farewell telephone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced Indo-US… Read more »


Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin ex-private equity investor has been jailed for 20 months for tipping off two friends about the proposed 2013 acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company by… Read more »


GST: Tax evasion up to Rs 2 cr a bailable offence

NEW DELHI: To make GST regime less onerous, the Centre and states have decided to water down the penal provisions to ensure a trader gets immediate bail if the alleged… Read more »


‘CBI action against Sisodia, Jain proves AAP winning Punjab, Goa’

NEW DELHI: The CBI inquiry against Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain’s daughter by a “rattled” BJP government is the “clearest indicator” that AAP will sweep Punjab and Goa in the… Read more »


NIA scrutinizing 5 bank accounts linked to Hurriyat’s Geelani

NEW DELHI: Five bank accounts allegedly linked to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani are being scrutinized by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as part of its probe into… Read more »


Naik may be quizzed; IRF has Rs 100 cr worth of real estate: NIA

NEW DELHI: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is likely to be questioned by National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is scanning his 78 bank accounts, and real estate investments worth at… Read more »


Polls: Over Rs 80cr cash, 3L liters liquor seized in 5 states

NEW DELHI: Over Rs 80.44 crore of cash, 3 lakh liters of liquor and narcotics valued at Rs 6.55 crore have been seized, with the maximum from Uttar Pradesh and… Read more »


SC keeps itself away from pro-Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today preferred to stay away from the pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu and said the issue of protecting the agitating supporters of the bull-taming sport… Read more »


Tamil lawyers, students protest against Jallikattu ban

NEW DELHI: The Jallikattu protests today reached Delhi with scores of people including students from Tamil Nadu demonstrating against the ban on the bull-taming sport. The protesters, led by Tamil… Read more »


Jallikattu a ‘cultural symbol’: Vishwanathan Anand

CHENNAI: As protests for conducting Jallikattu continued state-wide, five time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand extended his support to holding the bull taming sport, saying it was a cultural symbol…. Read more »