Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in fourth ODI
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday, taking a 4-0...
G7, tech giants agree on plan to block extremist content online
G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the...
Nadeem Afzal Chan resigns from post f PPP Punjab secretary
Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab Secretary General Nadeem Afzal Chan resigned from his post on Friday. According to sources, PPP...
Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) Suspended Sentence of 18 Month
Fashion icons Dolce & Gabbana were each given a reduced, suspended sentence of 18 months in jail on Wednesday for a conviction on charges of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities. Italy’s appeals court upheld a verdict issued last June against the pair, who are... Read more
MQM announces “Day of Mourning” tommorow
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) would observe a ‘day of mourning’ on Friday after four bodies recovered from Karachi’s Memon Goth area off the Superhighway a day earlier were identified today as those of its activists, according to media reports. The party announced that it would “stage peaceful protests”... Read more
Pro-govt elder killed in North Waziristan
Miran Shah –  (AFP) Gunmen shot dead a pro-government tribal elder and two others Thursday in a drive-by shooting in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. The Chashma Pul area, five kilometres (miles) south of  Miranshah — the main town in North Waziristan — is... Read more
Schools and hospital blown up by militants
Three government buildings were blown up by miscreants in Mohmad Agency and Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early today.  Security sources said a government-run hospital was blown up in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda and two schools in Mohmand Agency this morning. Officials said high power explosives were used to... Read more
Seminaries operating inside the capital for TTP
Seminaries operating inside the capital are allegedly assisting the  TTP with the collection of extortion and ransom money by arranging deals between militants and their victims, sources in civil and military intelligence agencies said. The officials said that the role of the religious seminaries in collecting extortion for the TTP was... Read more
Researchers say Neanderthals were not stupid
“No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal.” That’s the message a pair of researchers delivered on Wednesday after analyzing archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relative, compared to the early modern humans who first crossed their path about 40,000... Read more
Astronomers find madly spinning exoplanet Beta Pictoris b
Astronomers, for the first time, have been able to measure the rotation of an exoplanet which spins around its axis so fast that a day lasts only 8 hours. This is much quicker than any planet in the Solar System – its equator is moving at almost 100,000 kilometres... Read more
Sharif in London as report by British lawmakers urges cut in aid
“British aid to Pakistan should be cut unless there is proof the funds help stop extremism, says a report by  British lawmakers as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited London. Published just hours before Sharif was to meet British counterpart David Cameron, the international development committee report singled out Pakistan... Read more
Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif asks anti state elements to mend their ways.
On his Myrters’ Day message , army chief General Raheel Sharif called on anti state elements  to accept the country’s Constitution unconditionally and join the national mainstream. “It is our earnest desire that all elements fighting against the state unconditionally submit to the Constitution and rule of law, and... Read more
Samsung still rules the roost in growing smartphone market
South Korea’s Samsung remained at the top of the rapidly growing smartphone market in early 2014 as Chinese rivals gained ground, a survey showed Wednesday. The overall global smartphone market grew 28.6 per cent from a year ago with 218.8 million units sold, according to the IDC survey. That... Read more
Killer cops booked for murder
A murder case has been registered against the two policemen and a civilian for carrying out a fake encounter in Orangi Town earlier this month. On April 17, two young men were shot dead in a fake encounter on MPR Road in Orangi Town, within the limits of Pirabad... Read more
Pakistan will issue dollar-denominated sukuk soon: Finance Minister
Pakistan will soon issue an Islamic bond denominated in dollars, after the success of its recent dollar-denominated international bond, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Wednesday. Pakistan, a favourite with frontier market investors following peaceful elections last year, launched a Eurobond earlier this month in two $1 billion tranches.... Read more
Prices of petrol, diesel reduced
The government reduced on Wednesday prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products because of lower prices in the international market. An official statement said the decision was taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London where Finance Minister Ishaq Dar briefed him on recommendations of the Oil and... Read more
Sindh to boast its own Rescue 1122 service soon.
According to the Sindh secretary for relief and rehabilitation, Roshan Shaikh, “all the staff in this new rescue service will be well-trained and well-equipped to deal with medical emergencies. The service will be launched in 10 districts in the first phase, most likely in the next few weeks,” he... Read more