National savings schemes rates raised up to 150 bps

The government has raised rates of different National Savings schemes (NSS) in the range of 30 basis points (bps) to 150 basis points with effect from June 3. The total…

Turkey’s name changed, it is now Turkiye

The United Nations has changed the Republic of Turkey’s country name at the organisation from ‘Turkey to Turkiye’, following a request from Ankara for the change, foreign media reported on…

COAS hails smooth conduct of LG polls in Balochistan

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has lauded the commendable efforts of formations deployed across the province of Baluchistan for providing a secure environment for socio-economic…

Pakistan continue to occupy 18th position in FIH rankings

Pakistan, who failed to qualify for the semi-finals stage at the Asia Cup, continue to occupy the 18th position in the FIH World Rankings. The rankings were issued after a…

Oil industry sends SOS, fears breakdown in energy supply chain

The Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC) has sent SOS to the minister of finance and the minister of state for energy, seeking their support to rescue the industry after non-confirmation…

Joint task force to resolve Pak-Turkey trade issues

Pakistan and Turkey have decided to set up a task force to resolve their trade issues. The decision was taken during the Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif’s meeting with the…

Johnny Depp wins defamation case against Amber Heard

Actor Johnny Depp was awarded by a jury in Fairfax, USA on June 1, more than $10 million in his libel law suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, vindicating his stance…

‘Goodfellas’ actor Ray Liotta dies

Actor Ray Liotta, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic “Goodfellas”, has died in the Dominican Republic, the country’s cinema authority said on May 26. He was 67. Liotta, whose…

Actor Kevin Spacey facing sexual assault charges in UK

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is facing sexual assault charges in the UK, police and prosecutors said on May 26, after a review of allegations against him. The two-time Oscar winner…