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Ex-army officers were behind sit-ins script: Javed Hashmi

ISLAMABAD: Senior politician, former president Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Paksitan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has claimed that some retire officers of Pak Army were behind the script of PTI’s sit-in at Islamabad, however serving military leadership was not involve in whole scenario. During an interview with private TV channel Javed Hashmi said that Imran Khan during the marriage ceremony of Arif Alvi’s son had thanked MQM leadership for cooperation in Karachi’s gathering and during the sit-in it was said that MQM to join sit-ins. Jahangeer Tareen and Arif Alvi claimed that they have talked MQM leaders for participation in sit-ins. Hashmi said that Imran Khan and Jahangeer Tareen have told him that ...

April 6, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

Fenerbahce team’s bus shot at on way to Trabzon airport

ISTANBUL: Fenerbahce team’s bus was attacked when Turkish Super Lig leaders beat Rizespor 5-1 in an away game was shot at on Saturday night. The driver sustained bulit woudes and was taked to nearest hospital but no players suffered any injuries in the attack. The attack happened when Fenerbahce team were travelling to Trabzon airport. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says an investigation is under way. The Turkish Football Federation condemned the attack and the club’s general secretary Mahmut Uslu said the incident was “very wrong”. “We come here to do sport, we come to play football,” Uslu said. Large crowds of Fenerbahce fans waited at Istanbul Airport to welcome the players back. Tur...

April 5, 2015 at 10:57 am | News Desk

Ali Zafar rejects three Bollywood movies for a Lollywood movie

LAHORE: Pakistan singer cum actor Ali Zafar has rejected three films offer from Bollywood and accepted to appear in Lollywood movie. Ali was offered by famous directors for key roles in three movies of Bollywood bu the rejected the offers due to his personel film which is under production in Lollywood. He already announced that he will only work in Pakistan this year and produce his film. For that he has taken skrips from young artists and completed all the paper work of the film. Ali said that his focusing on his movie in Pakistan currently. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world Click here for mo...

April 5, 2015 at 10:10 am | News Desk

Waqar sidelined seniors due to his personal ego: Report

LAHORE: As Pakistan ended its journey  of World Cup 2015 to the quarterfinal rounded, a shocking report revealed how head Coach Waqar Younis had miss behaved with the players during the tournament. The news of miss behavior among the players and the head coach came constantly during the World Cup which might have cost a few players heavily. According to reports, just a few day ahead of World cup, all rounder Mohammad Hafeez handed a return ticket by declaring his injury serious which would not be heeled till the end of first round of the tournament. As all rounder returned as said the he could be fit in a few days but management decided to drop him from the tournament. That too created a big controversy. According to Express Tribun...

April 5, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

First time in US police detains two women including a Pakistani born national over terrorism allegations

NEW YORK: New York Police has detained two women including a Pakistani born nation over terrorism allegations. According to reports, police arrested them after a secret operation in area of Queens where Pakistani born American national was identified as Aasia Siddiqui while other women was identified as Novell Velentiez. Police also recovered a grass tank, pressure cooker, fertilizer and a written method of bomb making note from the spot. Both women were presented before the court where prosecutor stated that Aasia’s marriage was published in an Al Qaeda’s newspaper while Novell consider Osama Bin Laden as her hero. Aasia’s lawyer said that she is innocent while Novell’s husband stated that she is not only a good...

April 5, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

Muslim girl makes history by becoming youngest mayor in Gujarat  

NEW DELHI: A history has been made in Gujarat as a Muslim girl Afsana Muhammad Badeeh became the youngest mayor of the village. The village KanKut was not highly populated as it whole population is approximate 4000 people where in a trend had been 24 years ago to appoint a Muslim mayor. This time same thing happen this time but the only change that she is the youngest mayor ever in the state. Afsana take part in the official administrative meeting of the village twice in a week and then goes to her family farm on her bike, where she sells cow’s milk and artificial as well as jewellery is also being prepared at her farm. Afsana told media that she is working hard to provide farmers with adequate facilities. She is also very determi...

April 5, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

Vin Diesel hints at Fast And Furious 8 to take place in New York

LOS ANGELES: Fast And Furious super star Vin Diesel has hinted at the 8th sequel of the movie despite the death of his co-star Paul Walker who died in 2013 due to tragic car accident. According to him, the new film will feature in New York and Kurt Russell will be part of the movie as well. The last film of Paul Walker the seventh installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Furious 7, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday. “Kurt Russell came in for this movie,” Diesel told Kimmel. “But we really hired him because of a story that follows this that takes place in New York.” The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise as a senior executive at Universal Studios said last year that as many as three more...

April 4, 2015 at 10:51 am | News Desk

Jesmeen Manzoor joins BOL

KARACHI: Pakistan’s senior female renown anchorperson and Journalist Jasmeen Manzoor has joined BOL News as executive vice president and  senior anchorperson. BOL kept on hiring big names of the industry as now they have hired Jasmeen Manzoor. The group claimed to become Pakistan’s largest media company, is set to blaze a trail in the country’s media industry by bringing about a complete transformation in the news and entertainment arena. To meet this goal, the group is in the process of hiring prominent journalists from both print and broadcast media. Jasmeen Manzoor is one of these key media personalities. Jasmeen Manzoor began her career in journalism from Telebiz as an anchor and producer. Later, she went to t...

April 4, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

UAE telecom operators blocked WhatsApp voice calling feature

DUBAI: United Arad Emirates (UAE) telecom providers has blocked WhatsApp free voice calling feature which allowed users to call on any contact absolutely free. The Dubai-based telecom operator du confirmed in a statement that it has indeed blocked the new feature for its mobile subscribers even as the service continues to work for some on Wi-Fi networks. “Voice calls through WhatsApp are blocked in compliance with the UAE’s telecommunication regulations that allow VoIP services (including WhatsApp voice) to be provided in the country only by licensed telecom operators,” the du spokesperson said in a statement e-mailed in response to a query by Emirates 24|7. The use of VoIP services such as Skype, BBM Voice or Viber is...

April 4, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

20 rupees coin features Islamia College University Peshawar building

PESHAWAR: State bank of Pakistan has issued a 20 Rs coin featuring iconic building of Islamia College University which has completed ‘100 years of Glory’ in 2013. This is not the first time the Building has been printed on Pakistani currency, currently is also printed on Rs 1000 note as well. The coins were introduced two years after the institute celebrated its centenary and have been available since March 16. They were unveiled during a ceremony held at the ICU in the provincial capital on Thursday. Ajmal Khan, the vice chancellor of the institute, and other faculty members were in attendance. According to the university’s administration, the coin weighs 12 grammes and consists of 75 % copper and 25% nickel. It has a ...

April 4, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

Al-Sahaba attack on Kenyan University: Death toll reaches 147, several injured

GARISSA: Death toll reached following a merciless attack on a north-eastern university by al-Shabab militants in Kenya. According to reports, Heavily armed attackers stormed Garissa University early on Thursday, killing two security guards then firing indiscriminately on students which killed 147 people, mostly students. More than 500 students managed to escape, 79 of whom were injured. A fifth gunman has reportedly been arrested. Four of the attackers has been killed in 18 hours long operation. Eric Wekesa, a student at Garissa, told Reuters he locked himself in his room before eventually fleeing. “What I managed to hear from them is ‘We came to kill or finally be killed.’ That’s what they said.” “It...

April 3, 2015 at 10:47 am | News Desk

Pakistan tour of Bangladesh schedule

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team are all set to take on Bangladesh in a complete series, let’s have a quick look at the schedule of the tour. The tour will began from April 17 with a One Day Internationals (ODI) series which will be played on 17, 19 and 22 of April. Then Both teams will take on each other in a lone Twenty20 (T20) on April 24. While the first Test will began from Apr 28 to May 2 while 2nd test match will began from May 6 to 10 of the month. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world Click here for more information The News Tribe

April 3, 2015 at 10:20 am | News Desk

Major changes expected in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh

LAHORE: As Pakistan are all set for Bangladesh tour, Green shirts are expected to have major changes in the squad which was announced for World Cup. The Green-shirts who doesn’t have the great World Cup runs especially for the batsmen who failed tribally despite batting wickets. Now the side is expected to have major changes with almost half members of the squad would be out for Bangladesh tour. First up, former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and all-rounder Shahid Afridi who took retirement following the World Cup will not be part of the team. On the other hand out of form Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Ahmed Shehzad and Nasir Jamshed would not be part of the team for Bangladesh tour. However Mohammad Irfan will also miss the to...

April 3, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

PIA flight carrying 176 Pakistanis departed from Djibouti

DJIBOUTI: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-310 has departed from Djibouti airport carrying 176 Pakistanis. The flight is expected to land approximate 1:00 PM today (Friday) at Islamabad international Airport. PTI chairman will receive all Pakistanis who managed to evacuate the war effected country Yemen. It is pertinent to mention here that Chinese Navel ship had shifted 176 Pakistanis form Aden to Djibouti. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world Click here for more information The News Tribe

April 3, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

High level meeting chaired by PM decides to convene joint sitting of parliament on next Monday to discuss Yemen situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the evolving situation in Yemen. The government decided to convene joint sitting of parliament on next Monday to discuss this matter of national importance. The Prime Minister was updated on the evacuation of stranded Pakistanis from Yemen during the meeting. The Prime Minister, who is constantly keeping himself updated on the matter, commended the efforts being undertaken for bringing them back to Pakistan. He directed that efforts must continue till the evacuation of all Pakistanis stranded in Yemen. The meeting affirmed the following: i) Pakistan’s national interest will remain the guiding principle of Pakistan’s policy...

April 3, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

Younis Khan gives up Yorkshire contract for Bangladesh tour

LAHORE: Pakistan star batsman Younis Khan has given up his contract with Yorkshire for the series against Bangladesh. According to report, following  Younis’ decision Yorkshire signed Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for this season. Younis had initially ruled himself out of Pakistan’s tour to Bangladesh in April and May, and agreed to a deal with Yorkshire until late May. But he had a change of heart and has now declared himself available for that tour. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world Click here for more information The News Tribe

April 2, 2015 at 10:58 am | News Desk

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