Pakistan celebrates modest Eid amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy
Pakistan offered Namaz-e-Eid Ul Fitar early Monday morning amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy and recent terror attack in Quetta...
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region; no casualties
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region early Monday morning. Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in...
Boat in Colombia carrying 150 tourists goes down in reservoir: Air Force
A boat carrying some 150 tourists on a reservoir in Colombia went down late Sunday night, the air force...
Hafeez offers resignation from T 20 Captain ship after W.I. debacle
Pakistan T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, accepting responsibility for the dismal performance of the team in the World T20, resigned from the post  and also stepped down from the position of vice-captain in the ODI and Test teams. Addressing a press conference in Lahore the all-rounder said that his decision... Read more
Govt. starts releasing Taliban prisoners to shore up shaky peace talks
The government has freed at least 16 Pakistani Taliban prisoners with the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a move designed to invigorate a shaky peace process with the militant group. The Pakistani Taliban called a one-month ceasefire on March 1 but said this week they would not... Read more
Twitter still banned in Turkey inspite of court order
Turkey’s government faced growing pressure Thursday to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after damaging leaks had spread on the social media site. The Erdogan led government has shown no urgency in following hte court order. Erdogan ordered the block on March... Read more
Putin divorces his wife Lyudmila
Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally divorced his wife Lyudmila after more than 30 years of marriage, Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday, following a surprise breakup announcement last year. “The divorce has taken place,” Dmitry Peskov said, without giving any further details. Though Putin and his wife had announced... Read more
Poor defence puts Chelsea in difficult situation
Paris Saint-Germain took advantage of sloppy defending to beat Chelsea 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, with substitute Javier Pastore capping the win with a brilliant goal in stoppage time.  Chelsea did well to contain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG´s top scorer with more than... Read more
Pakistan top group in Street Child World Cup
Pakistan continued dominating Group Three in the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) after defeating Kenya 2-0 in their second match of the tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aurangzeb scored the opening goal of the match in the first minute and sealed the win by the end of the... Read more
FBR yet to be informed about downward revision in target
The seriousness of the incumbent government to address the economic challenges could be judged from the fact that Finance Ministry has yet to inform the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officially about downward revision of tax collection target for the ongoing financial year 2013-2014. Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar... Read more
CDA land auction: Jinnah Supermarket plot gets highest bid
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday received a response significantly above the realistic expectations of city managers from its commercial plot auction. On the first day of auctioning, the authority received bids worth Rs2.68 billion for six commercial plots presented for bidding on Wednesday. The two-day auction, which... Read more
France provides Rs 8.5bn for two hydropower projects
Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Secretary Nargis Sethi, French Ambassador to Pakistan Philippe Thiébaud and Denis Cassat, French Development Agency’s country director for Pakistan, on Wednesday signed the Credit Facility Agreements (CFAs) for establishment of two hydropower projects in Pakistan. This financing aims at completing the two projects – Mohmand/Munda... Read more
New maps may hold vital clues to brain mysteries
The many connections between different parts of the brain have no street signs or trail markers. But in order to better explore this complicated organ that enables us to be conscious, thinking, alert beings, scientists need maps. Big maps. Two studies released Wednesday in the journal Nature showcase brain... Read more
‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse heralds according to 2nd Coming of Jesus Prophecy Claimers
‘Blood moon’ will be entirely observable from the central Atlantic westward to eastern Australia. ‘Blood Moon’ happens when Earth casts its shadow on the moon resulting to a reddish-orange colour of the lunar surface. Being part of four lunar eclipses in 2014-15, ‘Blood Moon’ is also known as “tetrad”.... Read more
Mini space robot set to perform life-saving surgeries for astronauts in the future
Astronauts on long missions in space may soon rest easier knowing that they have a tiny robotic surgeon onboard their spacecrafts. Scientists have developed a miniature robot that can be used to perform remote controlled surgeries in space. The device, which was developed with researchers from Virtual Incision in... Read more
Syrian Artists Set Guinness Record By Building World’s Largest Mural Out Of Recycled Goods
A group of Syrian artists in Damascus has created the world’s biggest mural ever made. It is made of recycled materials, a rare work aimed at brightening public space in a city sapped by war and sanctions. The brightly coloured, 720-sq metre work was constructed from aluminum cans, broken... Read more
Irfan Khan To Work In Steven Spielberg Block Buster ‘Jurassic World’
Actor Irfan Khan will have his hands full over the entire year, shuttling between the US and India as he works on simultaneously shooting two films – A Bollywood film Piku and a Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World, in exotic locations like New Orleans and Hawaii. Jurassic World is the... Read more