Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Greek neo-nazis get life term for murdering Pakistani immigrant
Two suspected members of Greece’s neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn received life sentences on Tuesday over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said. Dionyssis Liakopoulos, 25, and Christos Steriopoulos, 29, were arrested a few hours after Luqman’s murder when a taxi driver who witnessed... Read more
Owner of collapsed Bangladeshi factory faces possible death sentence
The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges and a possible death sentence, according to police sources in Bangladesh Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of the capital... Read more
Wipe out militancy from FATA:  Senate declares unanimously
The government declared in the Senate  that the issue of militancy will not be allowed to drag on for five years and, if necessary, decisive action will be taken against the militants.  Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt-Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch assured the House that the... Read more
TTP increasingly worried about the war within its own ranks
The central Shura of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on held a marathon meeting for resolving its internal issues and assessing the talks with the government but failed to reach a decision.  Taliban sources said that senior Taliban leaders convened an emergency meeting of the Shura to find an immediate... Read more
3G-4G bids disappointing
An abysmal response to this week’s auction for next-generation cellphone spectrum licences means cash-strapped Pakistan will struggle to fund its budget this year, finance and IT ministry officials and telecom industry executives told the media. Pakistan is set to hold long-awaited auctions for 3G and 4G network licences on... Read more
No Particular Party targeted in operation: Sherjeel Memon
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon on Tuesday dispelled the impression that any particular party was being targeted in Karachi’s targeted operation. “It is a wrong perception that specific people are the target of operation,” Memon told media persons after Sindh Assembly’s session. The information minister defended the operation, saying... Read more
Bhakkar Cannibals back to their old tricks!!
Two brothers Arif and Farman, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in cannibalism, were produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday and were subsequently sent on a seven-day physical remand. Earlier today, the police had also managed to arrest Mohammad Farman on suspicion of cannibalism after the heads... Read more
Satnav shoes can find the way home
Indian inventors have created a pair of high-tech satnav shoes that promise to help you find your way home.The Lechal system is available as a ready to wear shoe or as an insole to wear in your own shoes.It uses a Bluetooth link to connect to the mapping system... Read more
CM for promotion of Japanese investment in Sindh
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday welcomed Japanese firm Yamaha’s decision to invest around $150 million for the establishment of a manufacturing plant near Karachi.  “Not only will the plant provide employment opportunities to over 25,000 engineers, technicians and labourers of the city but it will... Read more
Pakistan keen to increase trade with Iran
ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir said that Pakistan is keen to increase trade with Iran and is working to remove hurdles in this regard, Our Sources reported. While chairing a high level meeting of Pakistan Commerce Ministry last night, Khurram Dastagir said Pakistan putting sincere effort to boost trade... Read more
Rupee falls 14 paise against US dollar
Rupee falls 14 paise against US dollar in morning trade.Forex dealers said dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas and increased demand for the American unit from importers also weighed on the rupee but a higher opening of the domestic equity market capped the fall. Read more
‘Chimerica,’ ‘Book of Mormon’ win at Oliviers
Irreverent musical ”The Book of Mormon” and hit geopolitical drama ”Chimerica” were the big winners Sunday at Britain’s Olivier stage awards, on a night when London’s small theaters rule the roost. ”The Book of Mormon” _ which stormed London just as it earlier wowed New York won four prizes,... Read more
Michael Jackson’s mom to pay promoter $800,000
Michael Jackson’s 83-year-old mother Katherine has agreed to pay over $800,000 to tour promoters AEG Live for costs incurred to defend a failed lawsuit she brought, lawyers said Monday. Attorneys for AEG Live, which organized the pop icon’s doomed 2009 comeback tour, had sought more than $1.2 million for... Read more
Justin Bieber hearing set for May in Canada
The next hearing on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s assault charge for striking a limousine driver on the back of the head was set for May 12, court officials said Monday. The troubled celeb was not in court for the routine pretrial hearing, nor were the throngs of teenage... Read more