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Venezuela poll results a ‘strong message’ to US, allies: Maduro

CARACAS: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his socialist party’s landslide victory in disputed regional elections had delivered a “strong message” to the United States and its allies. “Our people have given a strong message to imperialism, to (US President Donald) Trump, to its regional allies and to the local ...

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Govt urged to withdraw Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) on Tuesday urged the Punjab government to withdraw Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess (PIDC). LCCI President Malik Tahir Javed, Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed and Vice President Zeshan Khalil stated here that the PIDC was a double taxation as 1.05 per cent ...

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Pak, Thailand FTA to be signed by mid of January, 2018

ISLAMABAD: A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Thailand will be signed on on January 15, for focusing on enhancing the bilateral trade between the two countries. The 9th round on FTA negotiation would start between Pakistan and Thailand by November 6-8 in this year, in which both side ...

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Punjab Assembly adopts three resolutions

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly Tuesday passed three private members’ resolutions amid thin presence of the lawmakers. Through the resolutions, the House recommended to the government to upgrade employees in grade 16 and 17, continue subsidy on fertilizers and set targets for commercial attaches to enhance exports of agricultural products. Lawmakers ...

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PSL comes to Karachi | Business Recorder

Coming as a breath of fresh air, for the overlooked sports scene in Karachi, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to hold at least two matches of the upcoming PSL edition in the metropolis. As per media reports, citing sources it was learnt that at least two of the ...

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RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the lower side on Tuesday at 21,877.96 points with a negative change of -61.14 and volume of 112,385,400 shares. High and Low were 22,205.69 and 21,843.34 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 9 were up, 21 were down and 0 was unchanged. Total volume traded in the ...

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Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, saying his country will not allow Iran to “establish itself militarily in Syria”. Both Russia and Iran, Israel’s main enemy, are backing President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the civil war in neighbouring Syria. “The ...

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Musk to set up an internet connection on Mars?

Few days ago, Elon Musk answered questions in a forum regarding various topics in which he also teased about an idea of getting internet connection on Mars. Musk participated in ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) forum on Reddit. While answering queries related to SpaceX’s latest rocket, a user presented an idea ...

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Aamir Khan takes Kangana’s side when B-town boycotts her

Actress Kangana Ranaut has been in limelight these days with her back to back controversies. In the recent Kangana-Hrithik battle, Bollywood film fraternity took Hrithik Roshan’s side and ganged up against the ‘Queen’ actress. However, superstar Aamir Khan has something different in his mind. Where everyone else from the industry ...

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Aima Baig is the new ‘princess of Pakistan’

After making her debut in Coke Studio season 10, Aima Baig is back and this time in completely different avatar. She recently appeared on Pakistan Loreal Bridal Week 2017 and stole the show. People are calling her ‘princess of Pakistan’. Singer-turned-model debuted as showstopper for designer Ahmad Sultan. She looked ...

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