Actor took to Twitter to tell people not to be silenced and asked them to speak upVeere Di Wedding star Swara Bhaskar has been in the midst of various controversies when it comes to Muslims and Pakistanis. Why should we hold up Pakistan, which is a failing state? Nevertheless, recently, the actor took to Twitter to apologise to the Muslims of India. CALL THIS SH*T OUT.”I want to apologise to the Muslims of India & the non- Savarna castes of India & the Muslims of India again for the ceaseless offensive BULLSHIT & bigotry they have to listen to about themselves this election season. — Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) April 20, 2019Swara concluded with a follow up tweet stating, “And as a woman.. what can I say?
April 21, 2019 08:48 UTC
The win took Atletico six points behind Barca but the Catalans promptly restored their nine-point advantage at the top by beating Real Sociedad 2-1 at home. “This is a very important win for us,” said Atletico coach Simeone. Simeone frustrated with Costa suspensionEibar’s Joan Jordan gave Atletico keeper Jan Oblak a scare with a long-range dipping shot which landed just over the bar, moments before Lemar finally found a breakthrough, giving Atletico their fifth consecutive win away to Eibar. Atletico have 68 points after 33 games while Barca have 77 and will wrap up the title if they win their next two games against Alaves and Levante. They could clinch the trophy on Wednesday if they beat Alaves and Atletico lose to Valencia.
April 21, 2019 08:26 UTC
LAHORE: Estranged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is expected to take oath as a member of Punjab Assembly (MPA) later this week, a private media outlet has reported. Nisar — who had contested the 2018 general elections from two National Assembly and two provincial seats — could only manage to secure his PA-10 constituency seat. He has, however, not taken his oath till date. Reportedly, Nisar can replace Sardar Usman Buzdar as Punjab Chief Minister as the premier is not happy with his performance as the chief administrator of the province. Reportedly, Prime Minister Imran Khan also gave an assessment criterion to the Punjab Chief Minister to assess the performance of cabinet members and, if deems necessary, replace them.
April 21, 2019 08:15 UTC
So far this month, there have been successful initial public offerings by tech companies Lyft, Pinterest and Zoom, all led by (now-rich) millennials. A future prospect in this ultra-expensive, ultra-environmentally friendly category is the Genesis Mint, which was shown as a concept car by Hyundai. Sales for the German luxury carmaker rose 7.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 even as the overall market sagged. “All three dimensions are becoming more and more important for the overall driver experience,” he said. “It’s about the whole package.”In 2018, sales of luxury cars dipped 0.3 per cent to just over 2 million in the United States, a contrast to the 0.6 per cent gain in overall US sales.
April 21, 2019 08:14 UTC
PAKPATTAN: A chained youth was rescued from private torture cell of police by a court bailiff. The court bailiff raided a private jail near City Police Station in tehsil Arifwala of Pakpattan. A suspended policeman was found engaged in torturing and investigating the youth identified as Arslan, during the raid. However, the rescued youth alleged that he was handed over to police by his employer for demanding salary as per his services and application for his recovery was lodged on April 16. The suspended policeman Ashiq also misbehaved with the raiding court bailiff during the operation and threatened them.
April 21, 2019 08:03 UTC
BEIJING: China is all set to hold 2nd Belt and Road Forum (BRF), an event on international cooperation, here on Thursday, to be attended by World leaders from 37 countries, including Prime Minister Imran Khan. Noting that the BRF is the top-level platform for international cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, he said the conference would be of landmark significance. The theme of the second BRF is “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Future.” Wang said the main purpose is to promote the high-quality development of Belt and Road cooperation, which is the common aspiration of countries participating in the initiative. A joint communiqué will be released after the leaders’ roundtable and other consensus reached during the forum. The Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi in 2013, aims at enhancing all-around connectivity through infrastructure construction, exploring new driving force for the world economic growth, and building a new platform for world economic cooperation, according to Wang.
April 21, 2019 07:51 UTC
FO spokesperson says the move will lead to economic hardships for people of KashmirISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the India’s unilateral decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its misuse. According to the FO Spokesperson, cross-LoC trade between Pakistan and India has been one of the functional Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) which required relentless, diplomatic efforts. India suspends cross-LoC trade with Pakistan over ‘misuse of route’Dr Mohammad Faisal emphasised upon the consequences of the suspension of cross-LoC trade between the two countries in the form of economic hardship for the people of Kashmir. “In our view, there are better ways of dealing with issues relating to implementation, if any, than resorting to unilateral suspension of important CBMs,” he added. But tensions between India and Pakistan have been running high since the February 14 Pulwama suicide attack in occupied Kashmir.
April 21, 2019 07:41 UTC
LAHORE: Death toll in Lahore roof collapse mounts to six as two more people succumb to their wounds here on Sunday, rescue sources said. According to details, four people died and six others were injured when the roof of a three-storey building came down on Saturday midnight. The injured were shifted to hospital where two more succumbed to their wounds taking death toll to six while four others were still under treatment in critical condition.
April 21, 2019 07:30 UTC
The festival intended to celebrate the cuisine of all four provinces including Gilgit-Baltitsan and Azad Kashmir. Principle Information Officer, Mian Jahangir Iqbal inaugurated the traditional and folk food festival. Traditional food outlets from all over the country established their stalls. Some stallholders brought cooked food but some made it on the spot. Besides inviting food experts from all provinces including Kashmir, various women chefs’ experts of traditional cuisines will also make food for the visitors on the occasion so that everyone can have representation in the food festival, she said.
April 21, 2019 06:55 UTC
In today’s events,in 800 metres men’s marathon Adnan Afridi of Khyber district secured first position while his fellow district sportsman Abdur Rehman clinched second position with Waqar of Bajaur district securing third position. In 200 metres Wajid ali of Khyber district was the winner with Riaz of Bajaur district coming in second and Subhan Ali of Khyber district third. In 400 metres Adnan Akber of Khyber district was victorious with Subhan Ali also from Khyber district coming in second. In cycling in the team event first position was secured by Mohmand district, second by Bajaur district, while the third by Khyber district team. In weight lifting Bajaur secured first position and Khyber second position.
April 21, 2019 06:55 UTC
Three children are among four also sustained wounds in the incidentSix people, including a woman, died after a three-storey house in dilapidated condition collapsed in Lahore’s Bhati Gate area, Express News reported on Sunday. Another four members of the family, including three children, were also injured. The incident took place in the Muhammad Aslam Khan neighbourhood of the provincial capital. Floods: Rescue operation continues in full swingAuthorities conducted a five-hour long rescue operation in the area and salvaged the injured from the rubble. Due to the area’s narrow streets, the rescue teams took longer to arrive at the scene and faced difficulties in completing the operation.
April 21, 2019 06:45 UTC
Peacekeepers respond by killing an assailant and apprehending eight othersBAMAKO: A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Saturday when a mine exploded as their convoy passed through central Mali, the UN mission in the country said. The blast hit part of the Egyptian contingent of the UN force close to the Burkina Faso border, the UN stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said. The peacekeeper killed was Egyptian. MINUSMA chief Mahamat Saleh Annadif called it a “cowardly attack.”More than 130 killed in Mali massacre as UN visitsUN chief Antonio Guterres’s office issued a statement saying the UN peacekeepers “responded, killing an assailant and apprehending eight others”. Since their deployment in 2013, more than 190 peacekeepers have died in Mali, including nearly 120 killed by hostile action – making MINUSMA the UN’s deadliest peacekeeping operation, accounting for more than half of blue helmets killed globally in the past five years.
April 21, 2019 06:11 UTC
Public comments about teammates, particularly from the skipper, are often demoralising, if not humiliatingIt was purely meant for public consumption. “Ministers of no use were removed” was the gist of the prime minister’s justification which was accompanied by the warning that ministers in the redesigned cabinet will be under a constant performance watch, and those failing to perform will have to go. However, public comments about teammates, and that too from the skipper himself, are often demoralising, if not humiliating, and do cause ill will in the team. Therefore, the judgment skills of the prime minister himself come under question just as the performance of those he selected as his ministers. Like Opinion & Editorial on Facebook, follow @ETOpEd on Twitter to receive all updates on all our daily pieces.
April 21, 2019 06:10 UTC
This year the event is being celebrated under the theme “KitabTaleemi Tarraqqi Ki Zamin”ISLAMABAD: The three-day annual “National Book Mela” attracted a huge crowd on its second day on Saturday at Pak-China Friendship Center. The annual National Book Mela was organised by National Book Foundation (NBF) and National History and Literary Heritage Division (NHLH). This year the event is being celebrated under the theme “KitabTaleemi Tarraqqi Ki Zamin” where more than 180 book sellers and publishers have set up their stalls from across the country. Leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani also visited the National Book Mela on Saturday. NBF Managing Director Dr Inam-ul-Haq Javeid, on the occasion, said the amount of passion the visitors showed at the event, highlighted people’s love for book reading.
April 21, 2019 06:02 UTC
Ministry of Communications and Postal Services Federal Secretary Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui visited post offices in KarachiISLAMABAD: Pakistan Post was on way to regain its lost glory in this digital world, said Ministry of Communications and Postal Services Federal Secretary Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui. According to a statement, Siddiqui was doing rounds of post offices in compliance of the directions of the Federal Minister Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed. During his special official visit to the different post offices in Karachi on Friday examined the overall working of postal operation in order to ensure timely delivery of mail and parcels. He also checked and examined the staff attendance and discipline in person. In order to ensure timely sorting and transmission of mail and parcels, he also visited the office of Mail Sorting and Transportation and meanwhile personally contacted the concerned higher Railway authorities to strengthen the collaboration between Pakistan Post and Pakistan Railways in the transmission of mail.
April 21, 2019 06:00 UTC