All posts by Mahnoor Sheikh

24 killed, 54 injured in Parachinar vegetable market blast

01 January, 2017 4:51 pm

PARACHINAR (92 News) – At least 24 people were killed while 54 others were injured when a remote control bomb exploded in a vegetable market of Parachinar on Saturday. According to local sources, the explosive material was kept in a sack. According to political administration of the area, the injured are being shifted to Agency Headquarters … Read More

Those who broke corruption records are starting anti-corruption drive: Ch N...

01 January, 2017 3:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while criticizing the opposition has said that those who broke the records of corruption are starting a campaign against corruption. Addressing a ceremony in Chakri near Islamabad on Saturday, Nisar said, “People who don’t have anything on their side are bringing a revolution.” The … Read More

Sindh Assembly incident inappropriate, says Murad

01 January, 2017 3:13 pm

KARACHI (92 NEWS) – While commenting on the scuffle Sindh Assembly witnessed on Friday, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that this incident was inappropriate. He said that it is up to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who he wants to appoint as Sindh governor. He further said that calling Bilawal Bhutto’s thinking as the … Read More

Pak Army returns Indian soldier as goodwill gesture

01 January, 2017 2:56 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Army returned Indian soldier Chandhu Babulal to Indian authorities at Wahga border as a goodwill gesture. The sepoy stationed in occupied Kashmir, deserted his post at the the Line of Control (LoC) due to his grievances against his commanders. The Indian soldier willfully crossed the Line of Control on September … Read More

Bairstow replaces injured Hales in England T20 squad

01 January, 2017 2:25 pm

LONDON – Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will replace the injured Alex Hales in England’s squad for three-match Twenty20 series against India, the country’s cricket board said on Saturday. Opener Hales has been ruled out of Sunday’s third and final one-day international and the T20 series, starting on Thursday, against the hosts after breaking his right hand … Read More

Second Test in balance after rain halts play in New Zealand

01 January, 2017 2:24 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan grabbed three middle-order wickets in quick succession before rain brought an early close to the second day of the second Test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday. New Zealand were 260 for seven when rain forced the players off the field about 50 minutes … Read More

Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against chip supplier Qualcomm

01 January, 2017 2:14 pm

CALIFORNIA – Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for “modem” chips … Read More

Dollar falls, U.S. stocks end higher after Trump inauguration

01 January, 2017 2:13 pm

NEW YORK – The dollar ended down while U.S. stock indexes rose in the last day of a choppy trading week, as investors reacted to President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech. U.S. stocks started the day higher but gave up some gains after Trump started speaking. Some investors worried about the tone of the former reality TV … Read More

Oil prices jump 2 percent ahead of producers’ compliance meeting

01 January, 2017 2:11 pm

NEW YORK – Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Friday on expectations that this weekend’s meeting of the world’s top oil producers would demonstrate compliance to a global output cut deal, but rising U.S. drilling activity limited gains. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other producing countries including Russia … Read More

Trump admin targets violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

01 January, 2017 2:05 pm

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will make defeating “radical Islamic terror groups” its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Trump, a Republican, used his inaugural address on Friday to promise to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which … Read More

Senate confirms retired generals as first two Trump cabinet members

01 January, 2017 2:05 pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed the first two members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet on Friday, voting overwhelmingly to approve two retired four-star Marine generals as his secretaries of defense and homeland security hours after Trump was sworn in as commander-in-chief. The Senate voted 98-1 to confirm James Mattis to lead the Pentagon, and 88-11 … Read More

Sixteen dead, mostly Hungarian teenagers, in Italy bus accident: police

01 January, 2017 2:03 pm

HUNGARY – At least 16 people were killed and some 40 injured after a bus carrying Hungarian students burst into flames on a highway in northern Italy, police said on Saturday. Girolamo Lacquaniti, head of highway police in the city of Verona, said most of the passengers were teenage students and others were teachers and … Read More