All posts by Mahnoor Sheikh

Dr Asim allowed traveling abroad for two weeks

04 April, 2017 3:08 pm 3:08 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has allowed Pakistan People’s Party leader Dr Asim Hussain to travel abroad for two weeks.   The court ordered Dr Asim to submit Rs 200,000 as bail guarantee.   Dr Asim had filed a review petition in the Sindh High Court for returning his passport.   … Read More

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Shahbaz Sharif announces Metro bus, IT University for Faisalabad

04 April, 2017 3:06 pm 3:06 pm

FAISALABAD (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has announced various development projects for Faisalabad, including the construction of Metro bus and IT University.   Addressing local bodies convention in the city on Saturday, he said an IT university will be set up in the city while work on Faisalabad safe city project … Read More

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Mashal Khan killed by gunshot: autopsy report

04 April, 2017 2:36 pm 2:36 pm

MARDAN (92 News) – The postmortem report of young Mashal Khan of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan reveals that he was killed by a gunshot.     Several accused nominated in the case have been arrested. The nabbed eight accused have been handed over to police on an eight-day remand.    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister … Read More

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Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

04 April, 2017 2:11 pm 2:11 pm

WASHINGTON – Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the U.S. National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by criminals to break into SWIFT servers … Read More

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China says North Korea tension has to be stopped from reaching ‘irrev...

04 April, 2017 2:07 pm 2:07 pm

BEIJING/PYONGYANG – China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an “irreversible and unmanageable stage” as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.   Concern has grown since the U.S. Navy fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a … Read More

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Facebook shareholders propose reports on ‘fake news’, pay equal...

04 April, 2017 1:20 pm 1:20 pm

CALIFORNIA – Shareholders have proposed that Facebook Inc prepare a report on the threat to democracy and free speech from so-called fake news spread on the social media forum, and the dangers it may pose to the company itself, according to a proxy filing made on Friday. The proposal, which said Facebook had provided “a financial … Read More

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Apple considers bidding for big stake in Toshiba chip business – repo...

04 April, 2017 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

TOKYO – Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday – the latest twist in the sale of the world’s second-biggest flash memory chipmaker. The U.S. technology giant is considering investing at least several billion dollars to take a stake … Read More

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‘Right time’ to use huge bomb in Afghanistan: U.S. general

04 April, 2017 12:49 pm 12:49 pm

ACHIN, AFGHANISTAN/KABUL – The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical, and made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters.   As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in the strike … Read More

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Kulbhushan death sentence: India withdraws from maritime security dialogue

04 April, 2017 12:25 pm 12:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Indian side has withdrew from the maritime security dialogue scheduled between the two countries.   The move has come after Pakistani authorities awarded death sentence to Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.    According to Indian media, both the countries were to hold … Read More

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Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars: DMV

04 April, 2017 12:18 pm 12:18 pm

CALIFORNIA – Apple Inc has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, fuelling speculation that it is working on self-driving car technology in a crowded arena of companies hoping to offer those cars to the masses. The permit allows it to conduct test drives in three vehicles with six drivers, the state Department … Read More

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Oil market rebalancing, demand expected to rise: Aramco CEO

04 April, 2017 11:36 am 11:36 am

NEW YORK – The oil market is rebalancing in the short term, and demand will continue to grow in the long term, Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser said at the Columbia University Energy Summit on Friday.   In the short term, the oil market has a surplus, but Nasser said that supplies are falling behind … Read More

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French presidential race tightens further as vote looms

04 April, 2017 11:30 am 11:30 am

PARIS – France’s presidential race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, nine days before voting begins, as two polls put the four frontrunners within reach of a two-person run-off vote.   The latest voter surveys may raise investor concerns about the outside possibility of a second round that pits the far-right candidate Marine … Read More

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Uber’s revenue hits $6.5 billion in 2016, still has large loss

04 April, 2017 11:19 am 11:19 am

SAN FRANCISCO – Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc generated $6.5 billion in revenue last year and its gross bookings doubled to $20 billion, the company said on Friday. Its adjusted net loss was $2.8 billion, excluding the operation in China it sold last year, Uber said. As a private company, now worth $68 billion, Uber … Read More

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Trump administration says no U.S. trading partners manipulate currency

04 April, 2017 11:08 am 11:08 am

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly anticipated report on Friday, backing away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China.   The semi-annual U.S. Treasury currency report did, however, keep China on a currency “monitoring list” … Read More

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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

04 April, 2017 10:52 am 10:52 am

MALTA – More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said. An Italian coast guard spokesman said 19 rescue operations by the coast guard or ships operated by non-governmental organizations had saved a … Read More

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