Pakistan Railways to get 75 new locomotives

Islamabad- Pakistan Railways will procure 75 new locomotives to improve its efficiency and facilitate passengers for their timely journey.Various international companies including General Electric of the United States have expressed their interest to provide these locomotives to Pakistan Railways. The federal government has allocated 4.6 billion rupees for the procurement of new locomotives during the current financial year. Ministry of…

Pakistan ka matlab kya – II

“Neither the Muslim League Working Committee nor I ever passed a resolution [called] ‘Pakistan ka matlab kya‘ — you may have used it to catch a few votes,” said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah when a Muslim Leaguer chanted this slogan at the last session of the All India Muslim League. Unfortunately, the slogan-monger prevailed over Jinnah. Those who believe in…

India and Pakistan exchange doubts on terror trials

NEW DELHI/ISLAM­ABAD: India and Pakistan traded doubts on Friday over the delay in two terror trials — the Mumbai nightmare trial that New Delhi wants to be hastened, and the Samjhauta Express bombing, which Pakistan believes has taken too long a time in the trial stage. In a briefing to The Hindu, a Pakistan high commission spokesman said the 2008…

Sania Mirza cries over Pakistan taunt

NEW DELHI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza broke down in tears on Friday after being described by a politician as “Pakistan’s daughter-in-law” and unfit to be an Indian representative. Sania Mirza, 27, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, wiped away tears as she told India’s NDTV network she was tired of continually being forced to defend her “Indian-ness”….

It’s a Great Day for Mas Cheap (Sometimes Free!) Tequila

In honor of National Tequila Day, bars and restaurants are offering deals like $2 shots and $2 margaritas—and in at least one case, margaritas are totally free. MORE Meet the Guy Who Totally Makes Up the Fake Holidays We Celebrate Americans Really Like to Drink Beer, Says Unsurprising Poll 5 Beer Trends You’ll Be Seeing This Summer Thursday, July 24,…

Dozens embrace Islam in holy month

Eleven Filipinos converted to Islam here after Taraweeh prayers on Wednesday, a local mosque has announced.The expatriates recited the Shahada at Jamiya Al-Salheen Mosque in Quwaiza under the guidance of Sheikh Hamdan bin Nasser Al-Juhani, in front of hundreds of witnesses.Manny Estanislao changed his name to Younes and said that he accepted Islam because he found it the right way…

Air Algerie crash confirmed after wreckage found near border to Burkina Faso. Five Canadians on board

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people — including five Canadians — crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighbouring Burkina Faso. It was the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria’s flagship carrier,…

You Are Being Tracked Online By A Sneaky New Technology — Here’s What You Need To Know

You are likely being tracked online by a sneaky, new technology that works without your consent, and can track you even if you use anti-tracking toolbars or strict privacy settings. How is this possible? Historically, to track you, a website sent cookies or files to your computer, or examined various properties of your device. Anti-tracking systems, therefore, block these types…

INNOVATION HORIZONS Apple’s (AAPL) Yosemite to become available in beta starting Thursday

The latest version of Apple’s (AAPL) Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, will become available for the public in a beta version starting Thursday. The consumer tech giant stirred excitement for Yosemite last month at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). There, Apple provided a teaser into how it is expanding its ever-evolving ecosystem of devices. The emphasis was on connectivity. A feature called…

Tahirul Qadri denies connections with generals

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader, Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said he never had connections, past or present, with any general including General Raheel Sharif.  Talking to media here, he said the army does not have any role in his ongoing struggle for revolution.  “Nothing can stop the revolution from coming,” he said, clarifying that ‘I am neither inviting the…

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