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...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Chandimal axed as T20 captain
Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including the semi-final and final, of the recent World Twenty20 in... Read more
SHC adjourns Musharraf’s application seeking removal of his name from the ECL.
The Sindh High Court has adjourned till May 7 former president Pervez Musharraf’s application seeking removal of his name from government’s Exit Control List (ECL). A two-judge SHC bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq, heard the case today. Musharraf’s counsel, Barrister Farogh Nasim and Attorney... Read more
Guns: Why we need them more then ever before
More and more people have now started looking at firearms not as tools to defend and protect but as instruments of evil Lately we have had the anti Gun lobby working over time trying to ‘Deweaponise Karachi and eventually the whole of Pakistan.  ‘Deweaponisation’ is touted as both a... Read more
Young Rising Star, Diya FC win
Young Rising Star and Diya Women FC won their openers of the National Under-16 Women Inter-Club Football Championship at Divisional Public School Ground in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Rawalpindi’s Young Rising Star overwhelmed Peshawar’s Frontier College Women FC 3-0 with Eman Maqsood, Anorina and Eman Hussain scoring one goal each.... Read more
Nishikori makes winning return
Japan’s Kei Nishikori won his first clay match of the season returning from a three week absence due to a groin injury with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the third-round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday. The 24-year-old fourth-seeded Nishikori, who hadn’t played... Read more
LPG price eased by Rs10/kg
Gas marketing companies Tuesday sliced the prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Rs10 per kilogram. Chairman LPG distributors association, Irfan Khokhar said that the decision has been taken after reduction in LPG tariffs in international market. After recent decrease of Rs10/kg in LPG, Rs 100 and Rs385 have... Read more
Bulls return on the stock exchange
Equities turned bullish on the back of renewed foreign interest in banking and oil stocks on strong valuations at Karachi Stock Exchange Tuesday. The KSE 100-index gained 313.07 points to close at 29,191.84 or 1.08 percent against 28,878.77 points Monday. Ahsan Mehanti, an analyst at Arif Habib Securities said... Read more
PTCL posts positive results for 1st quarter
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), on Tuesday announced strong first quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. PTCL’s revenue during the period stood at Rs 21.1 billion and showed a significant increase of 9 percent, with net profit standing at Rs 3.4... Read more
Jubilee Insurance reports Rs 295 million pre-tax profit in first quarter
Jubilee Life Insurance Company, the largest insurance company from the private sector, announced an impressive result for the financial quarter ending on March 31, 2014. The results were declared by the Board of Directors who met under the chairmanship of Kamal A Chinoy to review the performance of the... Read more
Monkeys are capable of mental maths
A new study has helped scientists prove an old theory that monkeys are capable of mental arithmetic. A research team led by neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone trained three rhesus macaques to identify symbols representing the numbers zero to 25. They then taught the test subjects how to perform addition. According... Read more
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) 2014 starts on April 23 in Florida
The 15th Annual IIFA weekend kick-starts at Tampa Bay in Florida on April 23 and concludes on 26. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will lend the colour, splendour and glamour of Bollywood to the city from this Wednesday. IIFA is an annual festivity of the Hindi film... Read more
World Book Day : Its never too late to learn something!
“You cannot open a book without learning something” said the ancient Chinese Philosopher Confucius. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. From then, every April 23 the world promotes reading, publishing and copyright. The event is organized by UNESCO. In the United Kingdom,... Read more
Hard Rock rocks Ibiza
A massive new Hard Rock Hotel with nearly 500 rooms is set to rock the party island of Ibiza from the middle of 2014. The complex in the Balearic Islands will be the first Hard Rock Hotel in Europe. Even before its grand opening, the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza... Read more
Rani Mukerji is officialy Mrs Chopra now
Bollywood beauty queen Rani Mukerji announced to the world on Tuesday that she has finally married her long- time beau, film- maker Aditya Chopra, in a secret wedding in Italy. The couple tied the knot on Monday (April 21). “I would like to share the happiest day of my... Read more