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PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi defends Haris Rauf following incident in US

Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mohsin Khan, has strongly condemned the incident involving fast bowler Haris Rauf in the USA. In a statement released on the social relations website ‘X’,Chairman PCB Mohsin Khan stated, “Strongly condemn the appalling incident involving Haris Rauf. Such actions against our players are completely unacceptable and will not […]

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Japanese company creates battery material with 100 times greater energy density

ISTANBUL: Japanese multinational electronics corporation TDK announced Monday it has developed a material for solid-state batteries that are approximately 100 times greater than the energy density of conventional ones. The Tokyo-based firm said its technology can be utilised in various wearable devices, such as wireless earphones, hearing aids, smartwatches and environmental sensors. While the goal […]

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Instead of taxing ‘holy cows’, govt to butcher milk consumers

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N-led coalition government has dropped a price bomb of over Rs250 billion on milk consumers by proposing an 18% general sales tax (GST) on every litre of packaged milk being sold in the country. Interestingly, the Shehbaz Sharif government has targeted a segment related to people’s nutrition, disregarding the sad fact that Pakistan […]

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PTI leaders, party workers face legal action for protesting outside Adiala Jail

The Rawalpindi police have filed a case against several Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) leaders and workers, including party leader Seemabia Tahir for protesting outside Adiala Jail, where former prime minister and party founder Imran Khan is currently incarcerated, Express News reported. The case, filed under Section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code, accuses the protesters […]

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Afghan Taliban to attend next round of UN talks in Doha

Taliban authorities will attend the third round of United Nations-hosted talks on Afghanistan in the Qatari capital, a government spokesman said on Sunday, after snubbing an invitation to the previous round. The Taliban government’s participation in the conference of foreign special envoys to Afghanistan had been in doubt after it was not included in the […]

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Imad Wasim calls for ‘drastic change’ following Pakistan’s T20 World Cup exit

Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has called for significant changes within the national team following their early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024. In a press conference ahead of their final match against Ireland, Imad took responsibility for the crucial loss to India and emphasised the need for a drastic shift in mindset. “It’s not […]

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Apple accused of funding Israeli forces and settlers in occupied land

ISTANBUL: Some Apple employees and shareholders have accused the tech company of sending employee donations to organizations that have ties to the Israeli army and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. According to a report by the American news organization The Intercept, 133 individuals identifying themselves as “a group of shareholders, current and former […]

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Sindh hikes sales tax to 15%

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced an increase in the rate of provincial sales tax on services by 2 percentage points, raising it to 15% effective from July 1. This move is expected to exacerbate inflation as it is an indirect tax that disproportionately affects low-income groups. The government estimates that this hike will generate […]