India’s Muslim meat traders plan legal action against govt over new rules
Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including...
Hussain Nawaz reluctant to appear before JIT
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has refused to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) citing reservations...
Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing
A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the suicide attack on a concert in Manchester. According to Metropolitan...
NATO agrees steps to bolster security of eastern allies
Military alliance NATO said on Wednesday it had decided on a series of immediate steps to reinforce its forces in eastern Europe because of the escalating Ukraine crisis. “You will see deployments at sea, in the air, on land to take place immediately, that means within days,” NATO Secretary-General... Read more
Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria
Jordan’s airforce hit and destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said on Wednesday. “The Royal Airforce destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordanian-Syrian border,” the television said, without giving any further details. Read more
Gunmen kill nine in western Ethiopia bus attack
Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying dozens of people in western Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, killing nine and wounding six others, state-run media said on Wednesday. There was no claim of responsibility and no group was blamed for the attack, but Ethiopia says it has thwarted several plots in... Read more
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner easy to heck
Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a fingerprint scanner that claimed to rival Apple’s scanner. Both the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 come with fingerprint scanners. The Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner was put to test by researchers at Germany’s Security Research Labs. The researchers took a... Read more
Close to 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes
Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country’s biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. The ferry was carrying 459 people, of whom 164 have been... Read more
Militants blow up gas pipeline in Dera Bugti
A 16-inch diameter gas pipeline was blown up in Dera Bugti on Tuesday, security officials said. According to an official of the Levies personnel, unknown sabotours planted explosives in the pipeline of wells No 12, 15, 21, 23 and 29 in the Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti. The explosive... Read more
2,000MW by May end but no end to outages soon: Abid Sher Ali
State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali declared on Tuesday that 2,000 megawatt electricity will be added to national grid by the end of May but the duration of loadshedding will still stay between six to eight hours during this summer. Talking to the journalists here at... Read more
China keen on investing in Pakistan’s energy sector
Economist Dr. Saboor Ahmad said that China was taking the utmost interest in investment in energy and economic sectors in Pakistan. Talking to the media, he said that the meeting of Pak-China Working Group on Tuesday discussed joint energy and economic corridor projects. He said that Pakistan and China... Read more
‘Blood moon’ eclipse seen over both North and South Americas
Skywatchers in the Americas have caught a rare celestial show caused by the Earth’s shadow falling across the Moon.The Moon changed colour from orange to blood red or brown in a total lunar eclipse.The total lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours as the Moon moved into the Earth’s shadow.... Read more
Stefano Domenicali quits as Ferrari boss with immediate effect
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has reportedly resigned from his post as the team principal with immediate effect. Domenicali, who will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci after being in charge of Ferrari since replacing Jean Todt in 2008, said that there are particular moments in everyone’s professional life where “one... Read more
International squash comes back to Pakistan
Pakistan squash received a badly needed shot in the arm on Tuesday when the Professional Squash Association (PSA) lifted the ban on recognised international players to visit and compete in this country. Following the PSA decision, the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) Senior Vice President Razi Nawab said at a... Read more
Varun Dhawan on a roll
After the super success of ‘Main Tera Hero’ , Varun has decided to take up a few more projects. He’s already completed a rom-com ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ (co-starring Alia Bhatt) and directed by newbie Shashank. Varun Dhawan has rapped for the song in the film, and has also... Read more
The legacy of Hafiz Shirazi.. A celebration
The ArtScene Gallery in Karachi is currently playing host to the works of Iranian artist Dr Mohsen Keiany. His style is post-modernist and he is inspired by the poetic works of Hafiz Shirazi. The exhibition, titled ‘Peer-e-Meikadeh’, is actually a visualization of the poetic journey of Hafiz. As the... Read more
2nd Islamabad Literature Festival to being from April 25
Over a 100 writers and academics from Pakistan and abroad will be participating in the second Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF), scheduled to begin on April 25. Announcing the highlights of the programme for the three-day event at a press conference on Tuesday, Oxford University Press (OUP) Managing Director Ameena... Read more