December 8, 2019

OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation

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By Ingrid Lunden Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus  (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe)announced that it would […]

Visiting the Holy City of Amritsar

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From Everything Everywhere Updated on November 6, 2019 Amritsar is the most visited city in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. The city is known as Holy City since it’s home to the Golden Temple religious complex (one of the most visited places in the world). It’s the most important city in Punjab, and also the […]

UK: ‘I was forced to marry my cousin’

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From BBC Nyla Khan says she was taken from Scotland at the age of 17 and forced to marry her cousin in Pakistan. “I knew from a very young age that I was promised to my cousin and I always felt very uncomfortable about that,” she tells BBC Scotland’s The Nine. She says she thought it […]

meeco ensures consistent energy supply for Primary Care Program in Pakistan

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sun2safe energy generation and management systems provide clean energy for medical health care In today´s fast moving times, a life without a stable and sustainable energy connection is unimaginable. In nearly every point of life, a continuous energy supply is required. However, this does not come naturally in every part of the world. What happens, […]

Pakistan claims downed drone was inside its territory

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By Jay Jackson, From Caribbean News ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The Pakistan military says it has shot down an Indian spy drone inside its territory aongside the Jammu and Kadshmir border. The drone was brought down on Saturday. “Pakistan army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri Sector along Line of Control,” army spokesman […]

Mangos improve cardiovascular and gut health in women

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By Lynn Allison From Newsmax A recent study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that eating two cups of mangoes a day had beneficial effects on the systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women, according to Medical News Today. The study also found that this delicious fruit that’s been cultivated in South Asia for […]

Pakistan arrests 2 suspects in murder of 4-year-old girl

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan said Wednesday they have arrested two teenagers suspected in the murder of a four-year-old girl last month, which set off protests across the country. Silahuddin Mehsud, police chief in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said the suspects confessed to trying to sexually assault the girl in a sugarcane field […]

Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

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From BBC A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies. The target is believed to have been an interior […]

Powerful Iran-Iraq earthquake is deadliest of 2017

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By Shirzad Bozorgmehr and James Masters, From CNN Tehran, Iran (CNN)At least 452 people were killed and thousands injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the border of Iran and Iraq late Sunday. The earthquake is the deadliest of the year, eclipsing the one that hit Mexico City in September, and was felt as far […]

MQM founder Altaf Hussain charged with terror funding, money laundering

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Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain has been charged with terror funding and money laundering, after Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted an interim charge-sheet before the administrative judge of the Anti-Terrorism Courts (ATCs). Citing the charges filed, The Express Tribune reported Hussain, along with others, committed money laundering, while acting against the integrity […]