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...
“No harm” in accepting Taliban demands: New JI emir
The new Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq says the government should give “serious” consideration to the Taliban demands if it does not want more bloodshed in the country. During a press conference here, he said the Taliban “were simply demanding a peace zone” for talks where there was no danger of attack... Read more
Renowned TV Anchorman Hamid Mir shot and injured
Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Hamid Mir in Karachi today, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson. Reports said the incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30pm. The journalist was on his way to his... Read more
Captain of capsized South Korean ferry delayed evacuation order
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would “drift away”. Lee Joon-seok, 69, was arrested with two crew members yesterday. “I gave instructions regarding the route, then I briefly went to the bedroom and then... Read more
Karan Johar’s 2 states’ opens to smashing response
Karan Johar’s latest film ‘2 States’ has taken a bumper start at the box office with registering 95-100 % occupancy even in the normally slow morning shows. The film, based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel of the same name, was released in over 2000 screens across India. Heavy promotions... Read more
Peter Moores to be the new English cricket Director
England will name Peter Moores as their cricket director on Saturday, handing the Lancashire coach his second chance to lead the national team, British media reported. The 51-year-old will succeed former Zambabwe great  Andy Flower, who stepped down after five years in charge following the 5-0 Ashes defeat in... Read more
Jimmy Choo creates top end shoe line using Fukushima-sourced materials
Designer Datuk Jimmy Choo has unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan  made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area,... Read more
Lyari youth raise their voices in talent show
The young people of Lyari  held a talent show on Thursday. The event, ‘Talent of Lyari’ was organised by the Karachi Youth Initiative and Empowerment thru Creative Integration (ECI) and was held at National Museum of Pakistan. Nearly 250 young people from Lyari attended the talent show and displayed... Read more
Paleontologists discover land herbivores’ earliest ancestor
Paleontologists unearthed the oldest known ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters´ emergence on land, a study said Wednesday. A partial fossil of the animal, called Eocasea martini, is “the first link between carnivores and herbivores, the transition,” Robert Reisz,... Read more
Depp swaps ‘pirate ship for ‘Transcendence’
Johnny Depp abandoned his flashy pirate gear to plunge (brain first) into  “Transcendence,” a sci-fi thriller about nanotechnology. Known for his “Pirates of the Caribbean” dreadlocks, “Alice in Wonderland” top hat and “Lone Ranger” face paint, Depp slips into the role of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into... Read more
Karachi violence claims 8 more lives
Daylong violence on Friday claimed the lives of at least eight people in Karachi, in the areas of Sakhi Hasan, Golimar, Boat Basin and Korangi Crossing. The latest gun attack incident occurred in North Nazimabad, where a man, Doctor Akram Sheikh was killed. According to DSP Iftikhar Lodhi, some... Read more
Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with a slap
An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with a slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian newspaper reports. Balal who was 19 at the time, killed another young man, Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, in a street fight... Read more
PCB engages Cricket superstars as its ambassadors
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to engage cricket’s all time greats in a bid to revive international cricket in the country. Pakistan remains a ‘no-go’ area for international teams ever since Sri Lankan cricket team came under attack in Lahore in March 2009. According to details, PCB will... Read more
CNG to be available in karachi for 5 days every week
All compressed natural gas (CNG) stations will close their operations for two days in Karachi the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced on Thursday. During these shutdowns no gas sale will be allowed to vehicles in the entire Karachi and Sindh regions. The industrial sector will observe only one-day shutdown... Read more
3 seminary students shot dead
At least three people, said to be students of seminary, were killed in firing at Sakhi Hasan on Friday. Sources said unknown armed men on two motorcycles opened fire on the unfortunate students when they were coming out of a mosque after Jumma prayers. Police said they have recovered... Read more