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19,210
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Punjab
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23,655
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World Published 12 May, 2021 07:27pm

Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes

  • The Palestinian militant group Hamas has confirmed on Wednesday that several of its top commanding officers were killed in Israeli strikes, including the military chief of Gaza city.
  • Israeli forces announced that they killed 16 Hamas fighters, including a senior commander and numerous weapons developers, in an airstrike on a Hamas command post in the Gaza Strip.
Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes
Currency Rate
USD PKR Interbank Selling / May 11
152.30
USD PKR Interbank Buying / May 11
152.20
USD to Japanese Yen / May 11
108.63
USD to Swiss Franc / May 11
0.90
Pound Sterling to USD / May 11
1.41
Euro to USD / May 11
1.21
UK LIBOR % / May 11
0.06
Stock Volume
S&P 500 / May 11
4152.10
India Sensex / May 11
49161.81
Tokyo Nikkei / May 11
28608.59
Nasdaq / May 11
13389.43
Hang Seng / May 11
28013.81
FTSE 100 / May 11
6947.99
Dow Jones / May 11
34269.16
Germany DAX 30 / May 11
15119.75
France CAC40 / May 11
6267.39
Item Value
Crude Oil / May 11
65.28
Karachi Cotton Assoc. / May 11
11300.00
Gold 10 Grams / May 11
89163.00
Gold Spot / May 11
1836.10
Cotton / May 11
87.75

Business & Finance

Renault Sport changes its name to Alpine Cars

  • Back in January, the Alpine 'Business Unit' announced that Alpine, Renault Sport, and Renault’s motorsport operation would be combined into one entity.
  • This makeover is only superficial, as, on a practical level, little will change.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:55pm

Toyota Yaris if officially the UK's most reliable car

  • Toyota Yaris was crowned as the most reliable car due to its superb 'reliability rating'.
  • The Yaris scored double compared to that of its nearest rival, the Ford Fiesta. Other cars that ranked among the top 5 most reliable cars in the United Kingdom include the Vauxhall Corsa and Astra.
Updated 12 May, 2021 07:50pm
Stocks

TSX falls on fear of higher interest rate

  • Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 52.47 points, or 0.27%, at 19,221.57.
  • The energy sector climbed 1.4% as US crude prices were up 0.9% a barrel, while Brent crude added 0.9%.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:45pm
Oil on track for 9-week high on rising demand outlooks
Energy

Oil on track for 9-week high on rising demand outlooks

  • Brent futures rose $1.09, or 1.6%, to $69.64 a barrel.
  • US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $1.08, or 1.7%, to $66.36.
  • India's coronavirus death toll crossed 250,000 in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began.
Updated 12 May, 2021 07:32pm
Financial

Eurozone bond yields rise after strong US CPI data

  • US consumer prices increased in April as booming demand amid a reopening economy pushed against supply constraints, which could fuel financial market fears of a lengthy period of higher inflation.
  • The consumer price index jumped 0.8%; excluding the volatile food and energy components, the CPI soared 0.9%.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:47pm
Forex

Dollar struggles to hold gains after US reports jump in inflation

  • "The dollar is really going to struggle to hold onto gains," said Mazen Issa, senior foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities.
  • "The Fed has made it clear in no uncertain terms that they intend to look through transitory inflation factors and they are not perturbed by these moves," said Issa.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:44pm
Companies

Tesla to roll out improved self-driving technology in coming weeks

  • Subscriptions to the software for the system would be offered within a month, Musk said in a Twitter exchange without elaborating further.
  • Tesla has released what it describes as a beta version of its full self-driving program to a limited number of employees and customers since October. Musk has touted the capability on Twitter.
Published 12 May, 2021 06:42pm

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Pakistan

Saudi FM to visit Pakistan after Eid: Qureshi

  • He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had signed an agreement under which Saudi-Pakistani Supreme Coordination Council will be established.
  • He said that Muslim countries needed to unite in order to raise awareness about the recent violence in Palestine.
Published 12 May, 2021 01:57pm

COVID-19 vaccination registration for 30 years and above to kickstart on May 16

  • Minister says as vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all Federating units, we continue to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated
  • The federal government has launched a digital portal for the registration through which a code is assigned to the person and then they can go to a designated vaccination center and get a jab
Published 12 May, 2021 10:52am

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Middle East

Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes

  • The Palestinian militant group Hamas has confirmed on Wednesday that several of its top commanding officers were killed in Israeli strikes, including the military chief of Gaza city.
  • Israeli forces announced that they killed 16 Hamas fighters, including a senior commander and numerous weapons developers, in an airstrike on a Hamas command post in the Gaza Strip.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:27pm
Europe

Russia has vaccinated 14 million against COVID, deputy PM says

  • On Monday, President Vladimir Putin said "21.5 million people have received vaccine shots", appearing to suggest a sharp rise in vaccinations.
  • Golikova said that 24 million represented the number of doses administered so far, according to the news agency.
Published 12 May, 2021 06:23pm
South Asia

Taliban announce three-day ceasefire, marking Eid al Fitr

  • The Taliban has declared a three-day ceasefire across Afghanistan, to mark Eid al Fitr, only two days after more than 50 people - most of which were young girls - were killed in bomb blasts outside a school in Kabul.
  • The ceasefire announcement comes as the United States continues to withdraw its last 2500 troops from the war-torn country, as negotiations between the government and the Taliban falter.
Updated 10 May, 2021 07:41pm
Middle East

21 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

  • According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, at least 21 civilians have been killed by Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, after Hamas launched retaliatory rockets from the coastal territory.
  • The aerial bombardment occurred after Hamas fired several rockets at Israel, after Israel refused to withdraw forces from the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Published 12 May, 2021 02:07pm

Protecting journalists

EDITORIAL: The federal cabinet has finally given its go-ahead to “Protection of Journalists and Media ...
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AAJ PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 TIMING PROGRAM TITLE 06:00 VOA (VIEW-360) 06:25 HEADLINE NEWS 06:30 NEWS BULLETIN 06:55... Published 12 May, 2021 04:23am
Singapore Open cancelled due to COVID-19

Singapore Open cancelled due to COVID-19

  • The Super 500 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour was the last tournament where Olympic hopefuls could collect points towards the Race to Tokyo rankings - a programme that decides who qualifies for the Summer Games which begin on July 23.
  • "All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants," the BWF said in a statement.
Published 12 May, 2021 04:45pm