Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Afghan forces kill 60 near Pakistan border
Afghan troops, backed by Western airforce, killed at least 60 militants in a battle in southeastern Afghanistan near Pakistan border, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security, said on Wednesday. Fighting began when about 300 insurgents from the Haqqani militant network and other foreign fighters tried to storm Afghan forces’ bases in... Read more
3 more security personnel killed in bomb attack in Waziristan.
At least three security personnel were killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in South Waziristan earlier today. According to sources, the roadside bomb went off when a security forces vehicle was passing through Shaktoi area of South Waziristan. The security forces cordoned off the area soon after the blast.... Read more
PM Sharif salutes martyrs on Youm-e-Shuhada
In a message issued on the eve of Martyrs Day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, “the whole nation would always pay cordial homage to the courage, patriotism, and devotion of the sentinels who laid their lives fighting the foes of Pakistan” “The martyrs will always be alive in our... Read more
Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar condems Modi’s “hot pursuit” statement
Federal Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Tuesday, blasted Indian politician Narendra Modi for vowing a hot-pursuit to bring Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim from Pakistan. The Bhartia Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday told an Indian news channel that he would bring the disreputable... Read more
Youm-e-Shuaha day today
The Pakistan Army is observing Youm-e-Shuhada (Day of Martyrs) in recognition to those valiant soldiers who laid their lives for the defence of the motherland. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will lay a wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by the... Read more
Veena wants to work for social, economic and human rights in Pakistan
After being out of the country for three years  Veena Malik returned to Pakistan on earlier today. The actress spoke to the media alongside her husband at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad saying she “had returned to work for social, economic and human rights in the country.”... Read more
1939 Oscar momento auctioned for $150,000 in LA
An Oscar statuette won in 1939 by a cinematographer who worked on “Citizen Kane” was auctioned for $150,000 Tuesday. Gregg Toland won the Academy Award, the only Oscar of his career, for his work on another film, “Wuthering Heights” by director William Wyler and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Toland... Read more
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast unveiled (May the Force be with them)
“Star Wars: Episode VII” finally has its stars. After months of carefully guarded secrecy and endless Internet speculation, the cast of the latest incarnation of the space epic was unveiled Tuesday on the official “Star Wars” website by Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. Starring in J.J. Abrams´ new... Read more
Govt punishes itself for not paying power bills
ISLAMABAD: In a bid to clear outstanding dues of billions of rupees, the capital’s electricity company disconnected power supply to most major government departments on Tuesday to demonstrate its commitment to cracking down on power thieves and defaulters. The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) cut power to the Prime... Read more
Genetic yacht lab maps marine life off Florida in search of cures
A team of scientists has begun collecting the genomes of sea creatures off the Florida coast in the hopes that unmapped species, some of which have the capacity to reverse disease and injury in themselves, may hold the key to new treatments for humans. Of about 250,000 marine species... Read more
Regulator accuses drug makers of time consuming litigation
The Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has blamed the manufacturers and importers of medicines for dragging the authority into different courts on the issue of drug pricing and claimed that only the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has jurisdiction to decide such matters under the Drugs Act, 1976. In... Read more
Flour millers call off strike
Flour millers called off their strike on Tuesday after getting assurance from Sindh Food Department for uninterrupted wheat supply from four districts of the province. The strike would have affected  supplies of the staple commodity though out the province. The millers will also sell 10kg flour bags for Rs385.... Read more
Economic revival government’s top priority: PM Nawas Sharif
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government was taking fiscal measures to revive the country’s economy through good governance and efforts to curb corruption, enforce fiscal discipline and widen tax base. Talking to British International Development Secretary Justine Greening who had called on him, the prime... Read more
PIA finaly attains profit of Rs1.67bn for first quarter of 2014
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has attained operating profit of Rs1.67 billion for the first quarter of 2014 – January 1 to March 31 – as against a loss of Rs5.65 billion of corresponding period last year. The national flag carrier has attained the operating profit for the first... Read more