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Trump lawyer arranged pre-election hush money for porn star: report

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star before the 2016 election to keep her from going public about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. A White House official categorically denied the report in which the woman, Stephanie Clifford, says she met Trump…

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DG Punjab Rangers distributes cash among Tehreek Labbaik members

Pakistan Rangers Punjab DG Maj-Gen Azhar Naveed hands out envelopes with a token Rs1000 as bus fare to members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasul Allah who were recently released from detention following the government’s agreement with the protesters.  “Aren’t we also with you?” says Maj-Gen Azhar Naveed when told by a Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s member that his party…

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US sanctions ‘network’ accused of forging money for Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network individuals and companies accused of forging money to help Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, officials announced. The sanctions targeted four companies and two individuals involved in printing counterfeit Yemeni currency to benefit Iran, including Iranian national Reza Heidari and Mahmoud Seif, whose nationality was not given,…

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Nawaz seeks to destroy institution to save his money: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that sacked prime minister Nawaz Sharif wants to destroys institutions to save his looted money. He made the statement in his tweet on Wednesday. “Nawaz attacking & seeking to destroy state institutions simply to try & save his billions in loot plundered from nation,” he…

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Who is the world’s best-paid actress on TV?

NEWS DESK: Sofia Vergara is best known for her role on the hit TV series “Modern Family.” But she has another job on the side: businesswoman, reported CNN. The Colombian actress has played a starring role in a series of businesses going back decades, often addressing a social issue that is close to her heart….

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China court uses social media to shame debtors: China Daily

SHANGHAI: A local court in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou is using social media to shame people into repaying their debts, the China Daily reported on Tuesday, reported Reuters. Citizens who ignore court repayment orders have been subjected to targeted advertisements on the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, notifying their contacts about the…

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‘We want our money back’: France to Britain

PARIS: Britain needs to settle its bill with the EU before beginning talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said, declaring: “We want our money back”. In an interview with France’s CNews channel on Tuesday evening, Le Maire said it was time for Britain — which is wrangling with Brussels…

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The worst decision you can ever make is to have a child, according to science

NEWS DESK: This may spell bad news for new parents, but research has shown that having a kid is not particularly beneficial to you, reported If you’ve noticed that your friends are starting to raise little families of their own, and you fancy a slice of parental bliss, you may want to hear what the experts have to say about parenthood…

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Fake faith healer murders youngster seeking epilepsy treatment

JHANG: A fake faith healer in Jhang allegedly murdered a youngster who was seeking treatment of epilepsy. Family members of the victim, identified as 30-year-old Mazhar, took him to a faith healer instead of a hospital at Jhang’s Kot Sai Singh. The faith healer, claimed that a spirit had possessed him, and began to brutally…

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KU disowns `fraud’ emails of jobs claiming money

KARACHI: A spokesman of the University of Karachi has disowned the emails circulating from a `fake email account ( and claiming to offer jobs at the varsity and asking to pay money’. In a statement on Friday he clarified that `these emails are fraud and have nothing to do with the varsity’. Concerned ones…

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Student accidentally given $1M in financial aid, spends thousands

NEWS DESK: A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake, school officials said. The oversight occurred at Walter Sisulu University in Eastern Cape province when a massive over allocation of funds was…

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Money can buy you happiness – if you spend it on others

NEWS DESK: Can money buy you happiness? According to a growing body of evidence, it seems that it can. But what makes us really happy is not buying ourselves the latest iPhone, but splashing our cash on other people, reported The Guardian. In a study published last week looking at the link between generosity and…

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Birthday Celebrations in School

By Gulrukh Tausif One event that excites children to no end is their birthday. It is a special day for them and the images of cakes, candles, gifts and confetti are enough to keep them awake all night. Birthday for a child is a big occasion which they want to celebrate with their friends and…

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Money can actually buy you happiness: research

NEWS DESK: Money can buy you happiness, it would appear. Or, at least, money can buy you extra free time and that may make you happier, according to a new study, reported Times of India. The research suggests that, instead of engaging in ‘retail therapy’ in an attempt to feel better, people with enough money…

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A Society In Throes of Consumerism

By: Gulrukh Tausif When it comes to shopping, one of the best things I have read is an advice by Warren Buffet. The American business magnate, investor and one of the richest men in the world says: “If you keep on buying things you don’t need, soon will come a time when you will have…

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Asians stuck in Saudi after Qatari bosses ordered out

RIYADH: Asian migrants working as domestic staff and farmers are stranded in Saudi Arabia — potentially illegally — after their Qatari bosses were ordered out of the kingdom, a rights group said Wednesday. The workers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal have been left without accommodation and money, said the head of Qatar’s National Human…

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Attock: Man sells infant daughter for Rs. 0.6 mln

ATTOCK: A man sold his daughter for Rs. 0.6 million here in Attock, Samma reported. According to details, the father identified as Ismail sold his six-month old daughter named Ammania Batool to an unknown person for a sum of Rs. 0.6 million. He is currently at large. A special team has been arrested for Ismail’s arrest…

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No casualty as minor explosions take place in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: No loss of life was reported after three minor explosions took place near a house in Ghani Rehman Kala in the outskirts of the city on Friday morning. Police said a house and car parked nearby were damaged in the explosions that was heard in nearby villages. Police said the first explosion was caused…

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Video: Beggar refuses to take money from Sheikh Rasheed

A beggar refused to take a 100 rupee note from Awami Pakistan League Chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed. He said that the amount being given to him was less.

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YouTube stars can live stream from mobile, make money from fans

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said it was rolling out live streaming from mobile devices for users with more than 10,000 subscribers, adding a feature that will help them make money, as it takes on Facebook Live. YouTube said in a blog post on Tuesday it would roll out the feature to other contributors soon. (   …

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All old design banknotes to be demonetized by Dec 1, 2016: SBP

KARACHI: As per Federal Government’s Gazette Notification dated June 4, 2015, the old design banknotes will cease to be legal tender with effect from December 1, 2016. Therefore, it has now been decided to phase out all remaining old design banknotes of Rs10, Rs50, Rs100 and Rs1,000. The Rs5 banknote and the old design Rs500…

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