Marvi Memon awarded French National Order of Merit
State minister and chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon  has been awarded the prestigious French...
SSG commandos capture Brekh Muhammad Kandao mountain
Pakistan Army on Saturday announced the successful completion of the first phase of Operation Khyber-4. According to the Inter-Services...
State Bank of Pakistan maintains discount rate at 5.75%
The State Bank of Pakistan has maintained the discount rate at 5.75% . The State Bank of Pakistan Governor...
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan heading for a divorce??
All is not well in the Bachchan Family, especially between Ash and her mother in law Jaya Bachchan. And this saas-bahu tiff is rumoured to be causing cracks in Ash and Abhi’s marriage. Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are heading for a divorce, just like Sussanne and Hrithik Roshan.... Read more
Russia loses $275 million satellite in another rocket failure
A Russian rocket carrying a $275 million telecommunications satellite failed and burned up shortly after launch on Friday, the latest in a series of setbacks for Russia’s once-pioneering space industry. It was the second failure for Russia’s workhorse Proton-M rocket in less than a year, and the second time... Read more
Mexican cave skeleton reveals secrets of New World’s first people
A teenage girl perhaps 13,000 years old has been found  in a  Mexican cave Scientists said on Thursday genetic tests on her superbly preserved remains found by cave divers have answered questions about the origins of the Western Hemisphere’s first people and their relationship to today’s Native American populations.... Read more
Over 360 suspects killed in encounters in Karachi in last 8 months.
With the targeted operation entering its ninth month, the law-enforcement agencies appear to have become increasingly aggressive in chasing suspected criminals and engaging them in deadly ‘encounters’.  360 suspects killed in shootouts in the past 8 months. — one of the highest figures in the city’s ‘encounter history’. The... Read more
Digital collection of Dr Siddiqui’s poetry launched
A well-known educationalist  Dr Siddiqui’s poetry launch was attened by a huge crowd that gathered to hear his ghazals and attend the launch. Many in the crowd felt that the occasion was long overdue keeping in mind Dr Siddiqui’s contributions towards the city, over many decades. Though it began... Read more
Haas beats Wawrinka in Rome, Nadal to face arch rivel Murray
German veteran Tommy Haas provided a reminder of his claycourt skills to beat Stanislas Wawrinka on Thursday and reach the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters where Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray will resume their rivalry. Haas recovered after trailing by a set and a break of serve to get... Read more
Power Minister say Load shedding will not end by 2018
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif said on Friday that load shedding in the country would not end by 2014, however, it would decrease. Speaking with reporters, Mr Asif said Pakistan was incurring Rs1,000 billion in annual loss from power generation. According to Mr Asif, government... Read more
Govt. sets ambitious 7.2pc growth rate target by 2016-17
After missing the economic growth target in its first year because of a poor show by agriculture and services sectors, the PML-N government has set an ambitious target to expand the economy at a rate of 7.2 per cent by the financial year of 2016-17. A meeting of the... Read more
Moderate Temblor jolts Baluchistan
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Balochistan earlier today but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicentre was close to the city of Sibi, in Balochistan province, at a depth of 71 kilometres (44 miles), a meteorological official, Mahwish Ahmad told AFP. The quake, measured by the... Read more
‘US won´t let Iran build nuclear weapon’: Us Defence Sec. Hagel says
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pledged to Israeli leaders Friday that the U.S. “will do what we must” to prevent the Jewish state´s greatest fear of a nuclear-armed Iran. Hagel made the public pledge in a statement at talks in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I want... Read more
AJK PM orders closure of Geo News Transmission in AJK Region
The transmission of Geo News has been closed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on the instruction of Prime Minister of the region Chaudhry Abdul Majeed on Friday. The instructions were given after Geo had shown blasphemous content in its morning show “Utho Jago Pakistan” hosted by anchor Shaista... Read more
25 dead, scores missing dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster
Divers battled Friday to recover bodies trapped in the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry that was sunk by a giant wave, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 25 with scores more feared drowned. As survivors blamed the captain of the MV Miraz for refusing to take... Read more
3 women of the same family shot dead for ‘honour’
Three women of the same family were brutally murdered in the name of honour earlier today in Rajanpur. Police said that the murder incident took place at Peshkotla Andaroon, when three women including two sisters were shot dead by their brother and two relatives who subsequently escaped from the scene. Police have commenced... Read more
Justice Nasirul Mulk takes oath as acting CJP
Justice Nasirul Mulk took oath as the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) in Islamabad earlier today. Sources said that Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja administered the oath to the senior most Judge of the Supreme Court Justice Nasirul Mulk as acting CJP in a simple but dignified ceremony here. Justice... Read more