Short-term inflation in Pakistan hits record 45.64 pc

This was fuelled by a consistent increase in the price of essential commodities, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 15:20 IST

Pak: Imran Khan-led PTI, Punjab govt agree over police search in Zaman Park

The Punjab government of Pakistan and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have consented to let police search Zaman Park in relation to confrontations that occurred there on March 14 and 15.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 15:13 IST

India assuming global leadership: Guyana President at Global Millets Conference

India is the largest millet producer globally and is also assuming global leadership in advancing the objective of the International Year of Millets, the President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali said in a virtual address at the Global Millets (Shri Anna) Conference in New Delhi on Saturday.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 15:05 IST

Indian Himalayas hub for spiritual seekers, religious practitioners: Report

Among them, Padmasambhava and Go Tsangpa are two of the most significant religious figures who have had a profound impact on the Buddhist philosophy and teachings, and the religious landscape of the Indian Himalayas.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 14:36 IST

India's development model praised at 52nd UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva

Sai Sampath from Eco Fawn, United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) NGO, during his oral intervention, described and narrated the story of Rohini, a Dalit girl studying in Geneva. She has been the beneficiary of Rs 1 Cr granted by the government of India.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 14:27 IST

Nepal's envoy to China yet to secure appointment to present credentials to Chinese President

A statement issued by Rashtriya Ekta Abhiyan says that Chinese President Xi Jinping has not yet received a letter of credentials from Nepali Ambassador Bishnu Pukar Shrestha.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 13:53 IST

Pakistan: Vehicle in Imran Khan's convoy overturns on way to Islamabad

A vehicle in Imran Khan's convoy overturned on Saturday at a time when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief was on his way to Islamabad to appear before the court in Toshakhana Case, ARY News reported.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 13:30 IST

Cannot guarantee peace during polls: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa officials to Pak poll body

In a brief to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief secretary and inspector general of police has said that they cannot guarantee peace amid an excessive surge in terrorism in the region, Geo News reported.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 12:45 IST

10 dead in house fire in Pakistan's Kohistan

The fire, which had reportedly broken out from a lantern, ripped through the multi-room wooden house of Mohammad Nawab and the adjacent cattle pen at about 4 am on Friday, according to The News International.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 12:01 IST

Turkey: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes Goksun

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit 6 km South-West of the Goksun district on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 11:53 IST

Imprisoned children in Iran suffer sexual violence, electric shocks: Amnesty

Citing a report by the Rights group Amnesty International, CNN reported that child detainees in Iran are facing severe torture and are facing sexual violence, flogging and electric shocks by the authorities in the country.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 11:31 IST

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands region

On Thursday too an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 06:25:58 IST, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 10:48 IST

Pakistan: Police team attacked by armed men on motorcycle in Karachi

According to the police, unidentified armed men opened fire at a police patrolling party near Musharraf Park in the Pak Colony area of Karachi.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 10:46 IST

Toshakhana Case: Imran Khan departs for Islamabad, to appear in court today

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan who is set to appear before court today in Toshakhana Case has departed for Islamabad from his Zmanan Park residence in Lahore, Geo News reported.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 10:42 IST

30 passengers from Colombo mistakenly dropped off at domestic arrivals of Bengaluru aiport

The passengers, who were dropped off at the domestic arrivals bus gate instead of the internatonal arrivals bus gate at the Bengaluru Airport, travelled on a Sri Lankan Airlines UL 173 flight, according to a spokesperson of BIAL (Bengaluru International Airport Limited).

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 10:33 IST

Pakistan reports first polio case of 2023

The case has been reported at a time when delegations of the French Agency for Development (FAD) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are in the country to analyse efforts to eradicate the disease.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 10:31 IST

Peshawar Police Lines blast was planned in Afghanistan: Pak counter-terror dept

The powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in Peshawar's Police Line area on January 30 during Zuhr prayers, killing 84 people and injuring 235 people, mostly police officers.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 09:45 IST

Pakistan: Toshakhana case to now be heard at Judicial Complex following PTI's request

The Chief Commissioner Office Islamabad issued a notification declaring Court No 1 Judicial Complex at G-11 as the venue for the hearing of the case filed by the district election commissioner against Khan, terming it a "one-time dispensation", according to Dawn.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 09:25 IST

PTI urges Pak govt to give date, venue for meeting of all political parties

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet said that Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar was giving statements every day to sit together and solve issues and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had also asked for talks.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 08:52 IST

Afghanistan: OIC to send scholars to discuss women's education, work with Taliban

As female education continues to suffer majorly in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime, the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is all set to send a team of scholars to the country to discuss women's right to education and work with the Taliban, TOLOnews reported.

Updated: Mar 18, 2023 08:41 IST