National & World

Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their titles and stop receiving public funds following their decision to give up front-line royal duties. The palace said that the Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family, adding that the couple have agreed to repay some past expenses.

More than 80 soldiers killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen. The Huthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib. The drone and missile strike came a day after coalition-backed government forces launched a large-scale operation against the Huthis in the Nihm region, north of Sanaa.

Govt to allow duty-free wheat imports as flour prices soar

The government will lift the duty on importing wheat in order to control soaring flour prices in the country, according to PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen. He further added that the price will drop once the wheat enters the market. Prime Minister Imran Khan tasked Tareen and National Food Security and Research Minister Khusro Bakhtiar with resolving the issue.


Business & Tech

WhatsApp down? Users across UAE and abroad report issues

WhatsApp users across UAE and abroad reported issues with the messaging app. Users are unable to send multimedia files or voice messages on the popular app. Multiple complaints were logged about the outage on Sunday afternoon on a website DownDetector.com that is used by internet users worldwide to report issues using apps or websites. 

Pakistan’s first vertical farm sells leafy greens to local restaurants

Pakistan’s first urban vertical farm in Karachi being a commercial venture, supplies the produce  to some of the city’s finest restaurants and supermarkets. Sohail Ahmed and his son started working on the urban agriculture project in 2016 after shutting down in 2006 due to worldwide recession and by April 2018, their vertical farm had been set up in the 60 ft. room, and already blooming.

Pakistan stocks shrink as Iran-US war panic grows

The Pakistan Stock Exchange shrinks after Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani’s assassination on US President Trump’s orders. It lost over 800 points to slip below the 42,000-point level—that it had managed to maintain after 15 months. By midday, the KSE-100 dropped to 41,480 points with all top active scrips, including K-Electric and the Bank of Punjab, heading downward in their share prices.


Latest News

Actor Faisal Qureshi blessed with baby boy

Faisal Qureshi has been blessed with a baby boy, according to an announcement made by the actor himself. Taking to Instagram, along with a picture of the born baby, the actor and TV host wrote, “Welcome master FARMAAN QURAISHI aka #FQ and need your prayers and love he is new in the world”. 

WhatsApp down? Users across UAE and abroad report issues

WhatsApp users across UAE and abroad reported issues with the messaging app. Users are unable to send multimedia files or voice messages on the popular app. Multiple complaints were logged about the outage on Sunday afternoon on a website DownDetector.com that is used by internet users worldwide to report issues using apps or websites. 

Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their titles and stop receiving public funds following their decision to give up front-line royal duties. The palace said that the Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family, adding that the couple have agreed to repay some past expenses.

More than 80 soldiers killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen. The Huthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib. The drone and missile strike came a day after coalition-backed government forces launched a large-scale operation against the Huthis in the Nihm region, north of Sanaa.

Govt to allow duty-free wheat imports as flour prices soar

The government will lift the duty on importing wheat in order to control soaring flour prices in the country, according to PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen. He further added that the price will drop once the wheat enters the market. Prime Minister Imran Khan tasked Tareen and National Food Security and Research Minister Khusro Bakhtiar with resolving the issue.

Ayeza Khan nominated for best actress at international award show

Ayeza Khan has been nominated for Best Actress at the prestigious Pakistan International Screen Awards 2020 for her performance in Meray Paas Tum Ho. Khan’s latest drama Meray Paas Tum Ho set new records in Pakistani television history. It has been touted as one of the most popular shows in Pakistan today. Khan has been nominated alongside Hina Altaf, Moomal Shaikh, Sajal Aly, Saba Qamar, Sana Javed, Sarah Khan and Sanam Baloch. 


Sports

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim refuses to visit Pakistan

Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has announced that he will not be joining his team on its tour to Pakistan due to his family’s concerns over security. He personally believes that Pakistan is a great place to play cricket but his family does not want him to go, the reason why he turned down the the offer to play in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL). 

Sania Mirza marks return with win after two-year maternity leave

India’s former doubles world number one Sania Mirza made a winning return to tennis  at the Hobart International after more than two years on maternity leave. The 33-year-old last played at the China Open in October 2017 before injuries and then the birth of son Izhaan in October 2018.  Mirza, partnered Ukraine’s Nadiia Kichenok to a 2-6, 7-6 (7/3), 10-3 victory over Georgia’s Oksana Kalashnikova and Japan’s Miyu Kato in the doubles.

Entertainment

Actor Faisal Qureshi blessed with baby boy

Faisal Qureshi has been blessed with a baby boy, according to an announcement made by the actor himself. Taking to Instagram, along with a picture of the born baby, the actor and TV host wrote, “Welcome master FARMAAN QURAISHI aka #FQ and need your prayers and love he is new in the world”. 

Ayeza Khan nominated for best actress at international award show

Ayeza Khan has been nominated for Best Actress at the prestigious Pakistan International Screen Awards 2020 for her performance in Meray Paas Tum Ho. Khan’s latest drama Meray Paas Tum Ho set new records in Pakistani television history. It has been touted as one of the most popular shows in Pakistan today. Khan has been nominated alongside Hina Altaf, Moomal Shaikh, Sajal Aly, Saba Qamar, Sana Javed, Sarah Khan and Sanam Baloch.