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...
Police thrash demonstrators in Islamabad
Police fired teargas shells and resorted to baton-charge to break up a protest staged by families of missing persons in Islamabad on Monday. The protest demonstration was held at D-Chowk.  However, the police swung into action and beat up the demonstrators when they tried to march toward the ultra high security Red Zone.... Read more
Internet Explorer vulnerable to cyber attack
Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some U.S. companies.PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that... Read more
Sindh outlaws child marriages
The Sindh Assembly on Monday passed the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Bill 2013 prohibiting marriage of children below 18 years. The assembly is the first provincial legislature in the country to approve a bill to curb child marriages. Under the bill, the minimum age for marriage is 18 years,... Read more
Foreign remittances inflows up to $15bn
Pakistan was the ninth largest recipient of workers remittances in 2013, with net inflows of about $15bn. In the first nine months (July-March) of the current fiscal year, it has received about $11.6bn in remittances, up 12pc from $10.354bn in the same period of last year. If the pace... Read more
Tyre smugglers causing Rs15bn loss annualy
The government is losing around Rs15 billion every year due to the smuggling of more than 2.5 million new and used tyres into the country. Industry sources said it is a huge blow to the local tyre industry, the government and consumers. Governments world over protect their industries, but... Read more
FAO happy with bumper wheat crop
With the country anticipating record production of 25.4 million tonnes of wheat this year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has expressed satisfaction over rising cereal production in Pakistan in 2014. In a special report about Pakistan, the FAO has said the official forecast for wheat production has... Read more
Pakistan Investment Bonds: A profitable avenue for the banking sector
The banking sector, which has been facing tough regulations in a declining interest rate environment, has found a new avenue to bolster its profitability in the form of hefty investment in Pakistan Investment Bonds. Against the revised target of Rs100bn, the government managed to raise Rs425bn. Three-year PIBs witnessed... Read more
IIFA awards held in US with star power
The International Indian Film Academy always holds its awards outside of India in a bid to show Bollywood’s international appeal, held its first US edition while bringing in two leading names of Hollywood, John Travolta and Kevin Spacey, who delighted the crowd by trying their best at Indian dancing.... Read more
Waar, MHSA steal the show at ARY Film Awards 2014
Waar and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (MHSA) stole the show at ARY Film Awards as the two films won most of the awards in the event. Actor Shaan hosted the ARY Film Awards last night. Humayun Saeed won the award for Best Actor (Male) for his mesmerising perfomance in... Read more
Zamad Baig becomes very first Pakistan Idol
Zamad Baig finally emerged as the very first Pakistan Idol after beating the runner up Mohammad Shoaib in the finale of the biggest musical contest of the country on Sunday. He hails from Mandi Bahauddin Read more
Scientists crack the genetic code of bloodsucking tsetse fly
Scientists said Thursday they have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, potentially helping to tackle one of sub-Saharan Africa´s most devastating livestock diseases as well as human sleeping sickness. “Decoding the tsetse fly´s DNA is a major scientific breakthrough,” said Kostas Bourtzis from a joint body of... Read more
Bill Gates’s editorial in Red Chinese newspaper Urges the well-to-do to do more to help poor
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on wrote in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor. “China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to... Read more
Scientists discover new rare genetic brain disorder
International teams of researchers using advanced gene sequencing technology have uncovered a single genetic mutation responsible for a rare brain disorder that may have stricken families in Turkey for some 400 years. The discovery of this genetic disorder, reported in two papers in the journal Cell, demonstrates the growing... Read more
Sharapova in Stuttgart final
The Russian former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova secured her place in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart by beating Sara Errani in an hour. Sharapova will face Ana Ivanovic after she beat fellow Serb and also former world number one Jelena Jankovic 6-3 7-5. Read more