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...
Inzi backs Waqar as nation’s national cricket coach
Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq put his considerable weight  behind Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country’s national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore’s two-year tenure ended in... Read more
Frozen’s soundtrack breaks Disney Classic, “Lion King’s” almost 20 year record!
The soundtrack for Disney’s hit film “Frozen” notched its 11th  week at the top spot of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, earning its best sales week and becoming the animated-film soundtrack with the longest run at the top of the charts. “Frozen,” which features the Oscar-winning song... Read more
Article 6 not applicable on Musharraf – Farogh Nasim
Former president Pervez Musharraf’s counsel, Barrister Farogh Nasim, has said that Article 6 is not applicable on the ex-military ruler’s violation of the constitution. In his arguments today, Farogh Nasim said violation of constitution is a wrong step but he cannot be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution.... Read more
HRCP’s annual for 2013 report paints grim picture of the state of human rights in Pakistan
A total of 694 innocent Pakistanis were brutally killed  in an estimated 45 suicide bombings throughout the country in 2013. The latest Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) annual report for 2013, released on Thursday, painted a very ominous picture of the law and order situation in Pakistan. The... Read more
Suicide blast takes life of brave police officer Shafiq Tanoli
A suicide blast in the Old Sabzi Mandi area of Karachi  killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and three others and also wounded 15 others including Tanoli’s three guards,” senior local police official Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told the media. He said Tanoli was the target. A local senior police official, Raja... Read more
Astronauts repair dead computer outside International Space Station
Two US astronauts successfully replaced a dead computer on Thursday, working outside the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, did the urgent repair job by swapping out the computers well within an hour. The replacement of the compact 50-pound box needed just three bolts. NASA hopes to... Read more
And now email notifications delivery though scented bubbles
A university team has developed a machine that can fire coloured, scented bubbles at users to deliver notifications, adverts or even teach maths Researchers are claiming to have invented a new form of human/computer interaction after developing a machine that can fill bubbles with different smells and project images... Read more
Benzema’ goal gives Real advantage over Bayern
Real Madrid moved towards their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema’s first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Frenchman was on hand to turn home Fabio Coentrao’s cross on 19 minutes and Madrid’s advantage could... Read more
Ahmed Shehzad widely believed to become Pakistan T20 skipper
Young opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad is likely to be named as Pakistan’s next Twenty20 captain, according to sources close the cricket board. Following Pakistan’s failure to reach the knockout stage of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh earlier this month, which ultimately led to Mohammad Hafeez resigning as the... Read more
Govt borrows Rs1 trillion in a month
The government again went beyond its target to borrow through Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIB) mounting debt close to Rs1 trillion in one month. The State Bank reported on Wednesday that the government raised Rs425 billion through auction of PIBs while the target was just Rs100bn. The government has been... Read more
PM calls for strict action against gas and electricity thieves
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was informed on Wednesday that about 40 per cent of the gas lost by the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGC) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) was attributable to theft. The prime minister directed the authorities concerned to take strict action against those... Read more
Tourist bus service from Islamabad to Taxila launched
The Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has started a bus service from the federal capital to Taxila for tourists desiring to visit historical sites in the city. According to an official of the TCKP, tourists would have to pay an introductory fare of Rs 1050 for the weekly... Read more
FBR belies govt’s tall claims of growth in tax collection
Finding no other way to increase the revenue collection, the PML-N government has withheld huge refunds amount worth Rs97 billion of the taxpayers during ongoing financial year 2013-2014 to show impressive growth in the annual tax collection. “The Federal Board of Revenue has withheld Rs 97 billion outstanding refunds... Read more
Govt depts owe Rs28b to HESCO, says Minister of State for Water and Power
Federal and provincial government departments owe Rs28 billion to the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco), said Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali. Addressing a press conference at the Hesco head office on Wednesday, Ali directed the officials to disconnect connections of all government departments which... Read more