Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow With Urdu Language Support

KARACHI: In what may turn out to be an important breakthrough for Pakistan’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow – the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system – comes with support for Urdu language. Earlier in September, the Silicon Valley-based technology giant unveiled two of its new

Turkish Middlemen Sold Daesh Stolen Oil To Europe

Turkish middlemen are selling some of illegal oil they purchase from Daesh, also known as ISIL, to European countries, including Great Britain and Italy, expert Mustafa Tekik asserted. Oil and petroleum products are transported to Turkey through a wide network of middlemen. "It is well-known that some [Turkish] businessmen are involved in reselling oil, smuggled by Daesh,

Daesh Making Money From Stolen Oil

In a special report for the LA Times, special correspondent Nabih Bulos took a look into how exactly Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) makes money off the trade of stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil. The journalist found that to a large extent, Daesh depends on local residents, their former livelihoods destroyed, who extract

Moscow Set For Domestic-Produced Oil

Russia heavily depends on high prices of oil and cannot influence pricing in the market controlled by the West. This is why Moscow is set to create its own futures market for domestic-produced oil to put an end to hegemony of Western bourses, Finanzmarktwelt reported. The end goal is that Russia

Japan, India Nuclear Cooperation Deal

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Japan and India clinched a deal on peaceful use of civil nuclear power, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday. Tokyo and New Delhi signed agreements on peaceful use of nuclear power and on the construction of a 500-kilometer railway linking the western Indian cities of Mumbai and

Disgusting Perception Of Ancestors

Indian Express reports that Bajirao Mastani has come under fire by angry descendants of Peshwa Bajirao and Mastani who claim that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has depicted an incorrect and ‘disgusting’ perception of their ancestors. It all started when the film’s song Pinga, starring Deepika and Priyanka, was released. Descendants felt it was a

Pakistani Shia Fighters Recruited By Iran

BEIRUT: For years, websites linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard have posted articles eulogizing Shia fighters who die in Syria. But two men heralded last month for dying to defend a shrine near Damascus were different from most martyrs given such treatment in the past: they were Pakistanis. The men were part of

Wedding in Pakistan Style

Traditional, energetic and colourful — who doesn’t love a Pakistani wedding? Employees of the US consulate were thrown a ‘dholki’ by their Pakistani colleagues. In a colourful post on Facebook, US Consulate Karachi shared fun-filled images of the dholki. The images showed the staff and friends enjoying local traditions of a Pakistani

Sindh Govt Hampering Karachi Operation

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said on Saturday the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led Sindh government was not extending Rangers’ powers in an attempt to “hamper the Karachi operation to save just one man.” “I don’t know how deep your ties are with him,” Nisar said, while addressing a press conference. “How

India Share Intelligence About The IS Militant Group

WASHINGTON— India’s policy on assisting the international efforts to combat the Islamic State remains unchanged, and the country is ready to contribute further under any UN-approved program, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said in a joint press conference with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday. "No changes in that policy. While we are sharing intelligence, we believe that