Today In History 09–May-2016

Birthdates which occurred on May 09: 1265 Dante Alighieri Italian poet (Divina Commedia) 1596 Abraham van Diepenbeeck painter 1738 John Pindar [Peter] physician/poet 1740 Giovanni Paisiello Italian composer (Barber of Seville) 1783 Alexander Ross Canada, pioneer/fur trader 1785 James Pollard Espy Pennsylvania, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms) 1793 Johannes C de Jonge Dutch historian/archivist 1796 August… Read More Today In History 09–May-2016

‘Crisis-mode PM’ looks up to Erdogan for inspiration

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently beset by the controversy around the Panama Papers leaks and civil-military tensions, figures that his government should continue to assert itself in the footsteps of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Over the past couple of weeks, the prime minister has been holding regular consultations with his advisers,… Read More ‘Crisis-mode PM’ looks up to Erdogan for inspiration

In pictures: Alvarez ‘monster punch’ knocks Amir Khan out

The hard-hitting Mexican dropped Khan with a straight right over a passive left jab. AGENCIES UPDATED about 21 hours ago LOS ANGELES: Canelo Alvarez defended his World Boxing Council middleweight belt Saturday by knocking out Amir Khan with a vicious right hand late in the sixth round of their Las Vegas title fight. The 25-year-old… Read More In pictures: Alvarez ‘monster punch’ knocks Amir Khan out

Parliament watch: Why does Bilawal want to ‘retake’ Kashmir by force?

There is a perception in Pakistani politics that the Kashmir issue does not resonate with the smaller provinces. Sure, it’s the hot topic for the Punjab-based civilmilitary elite, but what about the rest of the country? Balochistan and Sindh have bigger fish to fry, so to speak, and if Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has any misgivings about… Read More Parliament watch: Why does Bilawal want to ‘retake’ Kashmir by force?

Useless’ Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif put on sale on eBay

London: In an unusual incident, Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif was put on sale on the online bidding platform ebay for thousands of pounds by a seller with the post describing him as “useless Pakistani Prime Minister”. Sharif’s condition was posted as “New with defects: A brand-new, unused and unworn item with some kind of defect.” Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif… Read More Useless’ Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif put on sale on eBay

After Bachchans, Ajay Devgn named in Panama Papers leak

Actor Ajay Devgn is known to be a private person; someone who doesn’t court controversies and someone who doesn’t like to make headlines for the wrong reasons. However, the actor has grabbed the eyeballs for not-so-right reasons as his name has cropped up in the infamous Panama Papers leak. Few days ago, superstar Amitabh Bachchan… Read More After Bachchans, Ajay Devgn named in Panama Papers leak