All posts by Mahnoor Sheikh

14 held as Rangers conduct first combing operation in Lahore

02 February, 2017 10:01 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Rangers conducted first combing operation in Lahore on Thursday, At least 14 suspected persons were arrested from Nishtar Colony during a joint operation by Rangers and police. The citizens were checked during the operation while their documents were also checked. A person belonging to Bajaur Agency was also held and … Read More

Spain reports outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in ducks

02 February, 2017 9:32 pm

MADRID – Spain reported a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in a northeastern farm in Catalonia and said it would cull 17,000 ducks, the regional government confirmed on Thursday. The Central Veterinarian Laboratory in Algete, in the outskirts of Madrid, announced Wednesday night the outbreak in a duck farm near Girona. … Read More

China’s premier urges poultry markets to shut as bird flu fears grow

02 February, 2017 9:30 pm

BEIJING – China’s Prime Minister urged local authorities to shut down live poultry markets in places affected by the H7N9 bird flu virus which killed 79 people in January, a statement from China’s cabinet said. Chicken prices sank to their lowest level in more than a decade last week and concerns about H7N9 deepened after … Read More

Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old: WHO

02 February, 2017 9:30 pm

GENEVA – More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live … Read More

Cyclacel’s leukemia drug for elderly patients fails in key study

02 February, 2017 9:29 pm

NEW JERSEY – Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc said its lead experimental drug did not help elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia live longer in a late-stage study. The drug developer’s stock was down about 19 percent in light premarket trading on Thursday. The treatment, sapacitabine, was tested on patients aged 70 years or more who are … Read More

Movie-inspired Fendi designs treat Milan’s fashion elite

02 February, 2017 9:24 pm

MILAN – Milan’s fashion elite strolled down an elegant street in “Rome” on Thursday, sporting subtle and elegant creations that recalled the timeless movie scenes of yesteryear. On the second day of Milan’s fashion week, models from fashion house Fendi, including celebrity Gigi Hadid, walked down a wooden catwalk with inlaid “double F” logos set up … Read More

Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites

02 February, 2017 9:23 pm

LOS ANGELES – Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed. Both men are competing to be named best actor at Sunday’s Oscars in what award watchers say is the ceremony’s biggest cliffhanger after weeks of campaigns and … Read More

Late David Bowie honored with two wins at BRIT Awards

02 February, 2017 9:22 pm

LONDON – Late music icon David Bowie was the big winner at the BRITs in London on Wednesday, taking the British male solo artist and album of the year prizes at the UK’s top music awards. Bowie, a pop chameleon who won legions of fans with his ground-breaking music, released his last album, “Blackstar,” days before … Read More

Princess Diana’s dresses go on display in London, 20 years after her ...

02 February, 2017 9:21 pm

LONDON – Gowns worn by Princess Diana for everything from meeting diplomats to dancing with movie stars feature in an exhibition celebrating the fashion of one of Britain’s favorite royals, which opens in London this week. The collection of 25 dresses will be displayed from Friday for the rest of the year in Kensington Palace, … Read More

Search operation carried out in Gulberg after blast rumor

02 February, 2017 8:56 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – A large scale search operation was carried out in Gulberg area of Lahore after rumors of a blast in the area. Many suspected persons were checked while the security forces cleared a foreign restaurant. The schools were closed early after the blast in Defence Z Block market that killed at least … Read More

Leaders to think 10 times before committing corruption: Imran Khan

02 February, 2017 8:44 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that the leaders would think ten times before committing any corruption whatever decision is taken by the Supreme Court. Talking to media in Peshawar on Thursday, Khan said, “If the leadership is not honest, it affects the whole country.” This is the first … Read More

COAS visits Siachen, pays tribute to sacrifices of martyred

02 February, 2017 8:10 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Siachen on Thursday and laid wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada of Gyari. He said, “We owe our independence to sacrifices of our martyred. Nothing is nobler than laying one’s life in defence of the motherland.” While talking to troops at Goma and Gilgit, … Read More

Parliamentary meeting again undecided over military courts’ extension

02 February, 2017 6:51 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The meeting of leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss the issue of revival of military courts for trial of cases of terrorism again went undecided. Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq chaired the meeting. The Pakistan People’s Party did not participate in the meeting due to their concerns. The meeting … Read More

Terrorism cannot deter our resolve: PM Nawaz

02 February, 2017 5:37 pm

ANKARA (92 News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the terrorist incidents cannot deter the resolve of the nation against the elimination of terrorism from the country. Talking to media in Ankara on Thursday, he said that the operation against the terrorism has broken the backbone of the terrorists. He said the war … Read More

Major terror bid foiled as 23 IEDs recovered in Lorlai

02 February, 2017 5:28 pm

LORALAI (92 News) – A major terror bid was foiled in Loralai District of Balochistan on Thursday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The security forces recovered at least 23 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Shah Kali Karez area near Loralai. According to ISPR, the terrorists were aiming at the law enforcement agencies and … Read More