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Mirwaiz asks Modi to positively respond to Imran Khan’s offers

SRINAGAR: Chairman of Hurriyat Forum Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has asked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give peace a real chance by positively responding to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan’s repeated offers of engagement. Addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, occupied Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, “Narendra Modi should positively respond to Imran Khan’s repeated offers of engagement so that both could build trust and give peace a real chance.” He said that military approach to…

ADB offers support in formulation of national education policy

ISLAMABAD: Vice President (Operations), Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wencai Zhang has offered the ADB support to the Education Ministry in technical and skill development fields and also in the formulation of national education policy. "Pakistan should take benefit from the expertise of the ADB, which can provide technical support during the formulation and implementation of the national education policy,” he said in a meeting with Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad.…

Faisal Vawda offers his winning seat to Shehbaz Sharif

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda on Saturday offered President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif the seat of National Assembly that he won from Karachi in the general elections, ARY News reported. Infuriated by the PML-N’s allegation of rigging despite recounting in the constituency, he said the seat held no importance for him before his mission of serving the masses, with or without the legislator’s seat.  “We raised the issues in Pakistan that were neglected for 65…

Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW: A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor, the agency’s owner has confirmed. Marketing company Bacon Agency says it can circumvent TripAdvisor’s algorithm for detecting fraudulent posts and publish reviews in foreign languages ahead of an influx of fans from abroad. “What can you do if no Serbs and no Swedes have ever been to your venue and left a review?” Bacon Agency asks, in a brochure…

Man offers his Beloved truck in exchange for new liver to save wife’s life

CALIFORNIA: A man whose wife is suffering from a fatal disease has offered up his truck in exchange for a new liver of his save his wife’s life. Verlon Robinson a resident of Sanger, California took to Facebook to offer up one his most prized possession in exchange of a new liver. Doctors placed his wife Marie on the wait list three years ago following her diagnosis, but she’s one of 18,000 people still waiting for a donor. “To all that don’t know I have a very sick wife, With a non-reversible liver disease,”…

Nabeel Gabol offers Farooq Sattar to join PPP

KARACHI: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nabeel Gabol on Sunday invited Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar to join his party and participate in the PPP rally, ARY News reported. The PPP is set to hold today a public meeting in Liaquatabad, the stronghold of the MQM, nearly 44 years after its last political show in the city’s neighbourhood. The rally will start at 4:00 pm in Federal Capital Area’s Tanki Ground where 30,000 chairs have been placed with 120 feet long and 40 feet wide…

Pakistan-born Shahid Khan makes £500m offer to buy Wembley Stadium

LONDON: The Football Association have received an offer to buy iconic Wembley stadium in a shock move that increases the chances of an NFL team taking up permanent residence in London. Shahid Khan, who owns Championship club Fulham and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is behind the £500 million ($698 million) bid to buy the national stadium and he hopes to complete his purchase within three months. According to the Evening Standard, Khan has struck an outline agreement with FA boss Martin Glenn to transfer Wembley to…

Joe Root offers support for 100-ball format

Joe Root has given his backing to the new 100-ball format proposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which is set to be introduced in a new eight-team city-based English domestic competition in 2020. The concept, revealed by the ECB last week, would see innings consist of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over. “It’s new, it’s definitely going to appeal to a new audience and I think that’s great,” England's Test captain told Wisden. “The more people we can get into the sport, the better.…

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Apple on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros without touch bars, is not a safety issue. The affected units were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, Apple said on its support page, without giving the actual number of MacBooks affected. The iPhone maker previously came under scrutiny after it confirmed in…

SoftBank offers to buy Uber shares at 30 percent discount

SAN FRANCISCO: Japan’s SoftBank Group is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The investment, which was approved by the Uber board in October, would also trigger a string of governance changes at Uber that would limit some early shareholders’ voting power, expand the board from 11 to 17 directors and cut the influence of former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.…