Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for...
Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart
Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week...
Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
Police caught on camara committing extra judicial murders
The police have been caught on camera just before they faked an encounter in which two unidentified suspects were gunned down extra-judicially here on Friday. The footage was shot by a brave Samaa TV reporter while driving by the crime scene at Mughal Kanta in Orangi Town.  The Footage... Read more
Half a dozen alleged LeJ Suspects arrested
Lahore  police claim to have arrested six men suspected of being behind a string of high-profile killings and assassination attempts linked to the banned sectarian terror outfit LeJ. The arrests are a rare success for the police, who have a notoriously low detection and prosecution rate for such crimes.... Read more
Govt. to continue “talks” irrespective of TTP’s refusal to extend ceasefire!
The Pakistani government still insists on ‘talks’ with Taliban despite the militants’ refusal to extend a ceasefire. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in a statement that he has called a meeting with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) talks committee on Saturday to decide how to proceed. He said... Read more
Constable smacks Chinese Engineer due to “Black Magic”
A police constable who slapped a Chinese engineer at Cantt. Railway Station today, said that he was under the influence of “black magic.” The constable, Ejaz, was arrested immediately after he slapped the Chinese engineer at a workshop of Cantonment Railway Station.  The constable was infuriated after he was... Read more
India’s election commission lifts ban on Modi aide
India’s election commission has lifted a ban on a top aide of Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi that had threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in the country’s most populous state. Amit Shah, Modi’s campaign manager in the battleground state of Uttar Pradesh, was banned from... Read more
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece... Read more
At least 12 Nepali guides killed in massive Everest avalanche
An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, the deadliest in eight years, hit the most popular route to the mountain’s peak. Three Nepali guides were... Read more
East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal
Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an international deal ordering them to disarm. The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday... Read more
Economy on the upward curve
The Annual Public Pulse Report for 2014 issued by Gallup Pakistan, maintains that there has been a massive improvement in the ratings for overall performance of the PML-N government (59%) as compared to the performance of the previous government during its last year in the office. Gallup which enjoys... Read more
ECC approves Rs. 2 billion for Ramazan Relief Package
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Thursday approved, in principle, Rs. 2 billion, for Ramzan Relief Package to provide essential commodities on controlled rate during the Holy Month of Ramazan, 2014. Read more
Cyborg glasses save users the need to control emotions
As Google continues to stoke excitement for its Glass smart-eyewear, a Japanese researcher has developed a radical alternative. Rather than focus on what the owner sees, Prof Hirotaka Osawa’s kit shows computer-generated eye animations in place of the wearer’s real ones. Special lenses let the user see out or... Read more
‘Most Earth-like planet yet’ spotted by Kepler telescope
The most Earth-like planet yet has been discovered, scientists reported. The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says. Nestled in the Milky Way, it is part of a five-planet... Read more
EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project
A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU. The European Commission has confirmed that the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is in line to win the cash (equivalent to about £250m).... Read more
Samiullah terms PHF set-up illegal
Former Olympian Samiullah Khan has said he and his companions still believe that Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) elections as a result of which the incumbent PHF set-up came into existence are illegal and unconstitutional and thus he won’t join the PHF. While talking to Dawn, Samiullah also known as... Read more