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State Bank of India (SBI) opens branch in Myanmar

State Bank of India (SBI) opens branch in Myanmar

State Bank of India (SBI) announced on Monday that it has opened a branch in Myanmar’s capital city Naypyidaw, previously known as Yangon, making it the lender’s 54th foreign branch. The largest Indian bank by assets now has presence in 37 countries and it is the first Indian bank to open a branch in India’s neighbouring country, which was earlier called Burma. “Operationalisation of our branch has revived the relationship of SBI with Myanmar even though SBI’s association with Myanmar dates back to 1861, when the erstwhile Bank of BengalRead More

Mayor inspects ongoing development work

Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz

ISLAMABAD, OCT 03 (DNA) – Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz visited the Karal Chowk and inspected ongoing development work on different sections of under construction interchange. Sheikh Anser Aziz inspected work being carried out on different sections of the interchange and directed the concerned formation to complete the construction work by December this year. He further directed the relevant formation to ensure quality, elegance and professional expertise while constructing the interchange and no compromise in this regard will be tolerated. Mayor of Islamabad andRead More

IS suicide bombers kill at least 10 in Iraqi capital Baghdad

Suicide blast kills 10 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Suicide bombers struck two areas of the Iraqi capital Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 30, officials said, attacks claimed by the militant Islamic State group. In the deadliest blast, a bomber detonated explosives in the Amil neighbourhood of southern Baghdad, killing at least six people and wounding 16 or more, officials said. Another bomber detonated explosives near a garage for taxis and buses and a tent providing refreshments to passersby as part of a religious ritual, killing at least four people and wounding 18.Read More

Shah Mahmood Qureshi did not praise PM Nawaz: Shireen Mazari

Shah Mahmood Qureshi did not praise PM Nawaz: Shireen Mazari

KARACHI: Soon after an ‘All Parties Conference’ held to discuss the Kashmir issue and India concluded and the media reported what each political leader had to say, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) chief whip in the National Assembly said there was misinformation being spread about the stance taken by the party at the meeting. “Disinformation about Shah Mahmood Qureshi heaping praise on the prime minister being spread,” Shireen Mazari tweeted. “He raised the issue of Panama and pointed to the shortcomings in the PM’s United Nations speech.” Mazari’s remarks reiterate her party’sRead More

Japanese scientist wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Japanese scientist wins Nobel Prize in medicine

STOCKHOLM: Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries related to the degrading and recycling of cellular components. Ohsumi, born in 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan, has been a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2009. “I am extremely honoured,” he told Japanese media. In 2012, Ohsumi won the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement. Nobel committee secretary Thomas Perlmann said Ohsumi seemed surprised when he was informed he had won the Nobel Prize. “Ohsumi’s discoveries led to aRead More

Hockey players lack facilities: Shahbaz Ahmed

Pakistan will face India in final of Asian Champions Trophy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Sr. on Monday held the lack of proper facilities for the national players responsible for poor performance of the sport in national and international levels. While briefing the Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan here at the Parliament house, Shahbaz emphasised the need of meaningful encouragement and backing by the government and concerned quarters to help the game regain its lost charm and glow. PHF Secretary said there were only four to five cities inRead More