Sunday , January 20 2019

Inflation jumps to 4.4pc – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s annual inflation climbed to 4.4 per cent in January from 3.7pc in the same month last year mainly due to hike in petroleum prices. However, it eased from 4.6pc in December 2017 owing to a decline in the prices of some perishable products. Inflation, measured through the consumer …

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Blowout in bond yields rattles Asian stocks, buoys euro

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The euro neared multi-year peaks on Friday as talk of policy tightening in Europe and expectations that inflation is set to gear higher drove up borrowing costs globally, a move that sparked a sell-off in Asian equities. Yields on 10-year US Treasuries jumped to a near four-year …

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Indian media admits Klubhushan Jadhav is a spy

NEW DELHI (92 News) – Indian media has on Friday admitted that New Delhi has unleashed a covert war against Pakistan and that convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is a serving officer of Indian Navy and an agent of country’s notorious spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). A major Indian …

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After 24 surgeries, Bangladesh ‘tree man’ relapses

DHAKA (AFP) – A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed “tree-man” for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. But twelve months after doctors declared him all but cured …

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Death toll from S. Korea hospital fire rises to 40

SEOUL (AFP) The death toll from a devastating hospital fire in South Korea rose to 40 after an elderly man died on Friday, officials said. The 81-year-old died at a nearby hospital in Miryang where he had been in critical condition, a city government spokeswoman said. He had been on …

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Katas Raj Temple case: SC removes ETPB Chairman Siddiqul Farooq

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The three-member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar sacked ETPB Chairman Siddiqul Farooq on Wednesday. The action was taken during the hearing of a suo motu in the Katas Raj Temple case. The CJP remarked that Siddiqul Farooq was appointed on political basis, …

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