NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
The return of the Burewala Express!
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) ‘coach hunt’ committee officially endorsed the decision to hand over the reins of the national cricket team to Waqar Younis. The release stated: “A committee constituted by PCB comprising of Mr Intikhab Alam (Director Domestic Cricket Operations), Mr Haroon Rashid (Director Game Development) and Mr... Read more
Bomb targets cops in Karachi
 A remote-controlled blast in North Karachi injured two police officers including an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), earlier today According to the police, the device was planted on the road-side and was detonated via a remote control. The ASI, identified as Farooq, and the other injured police officer were taken to Abbasi Shaheed... Read more
30 pro-Russian insurgents killed: Ukranian Interior Minister
Ukraine’s Interior Minister said Tuesday that 30 pro-Russian insurgents were killed during operations to expunge anti-government forces in and near a city in the east. Meanwhile the central  authorities in Kiev attempted to reassert control over the southern region of Odessa by appointing a new governor there. Arsen Avakov... Read more
Bomb kills 3 policemen in western Afghanistan
An Afghan official says a roadside bombing killed three policemen and wounded two others in the country´s western Herat province. District police chief Shir Agha Alokozay said the attack took place in the province´s Obe district on Tuesday morning, when the police vehicle the officers were traveling in was... Read more
Thai PM denies abuse of power in legal challenge
Thailand´s besieged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra denied  abuse of power allegations at the nation´s Constitutional Court on Tuesday The case against her premiership, comes as Thailand´s political crisis reaches a critical juncture. Anti-government protesters are still massed on Bangkok´s streets — although in diminished numbers — and Yingluck´s supporters... Read more
The Human Retina detects motion before the brain
Making sense of at which direction and at what speed a car is moving may not be possible without the interpretation of the brain, but processing of some of these information starts right at the retinas of the eyes. Researchers have now explained how the various types of cells... Read more
Amazon shoppers can shop via Twitter
Online retailer Amazon has announced a partnership with Twitter that allows users to add products to their shopping carts by tweeting a special hashtag. They can do so by replying to tweets containing a link to an Amazon product with #amazoncart in the US and #amazonbasket in the UK.... Read more
Liverpool’s stunning collapse against Crystal Palace
Liverpool blew a 3-0 lead in the final 11 minutes to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace on Monday as their desperate search for more goals left them exposed at the back and handed the Premier League title initiative firmly back to Manchester City. Liverpool’s woeful mistakes and decision-making when... Read more
HSY’s ‘Sher’ comes to life
Over the past few years, increasingly, designers are venturing into ready-to-wear, the winds of change steadily steering them from the exclusive, limited reaches of couture to mass-oriented prêt. HSY too has joined the bandwagon. In a three-tiered store on Lahore’s busy M.M. Alam road, HSY’s ‘Sher’ has just come... Read more
‘Raqs Mein Hai Sara Jahan 2014 – Dancing Away Differences’
Entitled “dance away all differences”, the performances at Karachi’s Arts Council on May 3rd were absolutely stunning. There were performances put together by Nighat Chaodhry, Munawar Chao, Farrukh Darbar, Wahab Shah, Adnan Jahangir, Cyril James, Balochi Dance Group, Sabiha Zia, Suhaee Abro. The performances ranged from contemporary to classical... Read more
Exhibition titled Bachon Se Tabdeeli opens in Karachi
An exhibition promoting the importance of public spaces in our daily lives through artworks made by children of different schools commences at VM Art Gallery on today. It is an initiative taken by noted artists Shahana Rajani, Madiha Sikander, Sadia Jamal, Rabeya Jalil and Fahim Rao, sponsored by the... Read more
Warid needs to amend licence to offer 4G LTE says PTA
Raising objections on a request by Warid Telecom, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has now sought a fresh application from the mobile network operator, declaring that certain amendments in its licence are necessary to launch 4G LTE services in the country. PTA had held auctions for 3G and 4G network... Read more
The National assembly passes unanimous resolution to unban YouTube
The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution seeking an end to the ban on YouTube in Pakistan. The extremely popular video sharing website has been banned in Pakistan since September 2012. The resolution was presented in the house by PPP’s Shazia Marri. Read more
Monitoring of generation, loadshedding begins
ISLAMABAD: The government has set up a computerised control room for real-time monitoring of power generation, supply and loadshedding across the country to address allegations of discrimination in electricity distribution. Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali launched the recently installed software on Monday as the... Read more