Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff . President of Pakistan Mamnoon...
Netflix renews ´Stranger Things´ for third season
“Stranger Things” fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said Friday it had...
Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
Najam Sethi loses job…. Again!
Islamabad High Court (IHC) reinstated Zaka Ashraf as the chairman of the PCB. Justice Noor Ul Haq termed Ashraf’s removal last January illegal, besides questioning the formation of the management committee that worked in Sethi’s chairmanship. Besides reinstating Ashraf the court has also reinstated 38 employees who were recently... Read more
“How to train your dragon II” comes to Cannes
Dragons and Vikings invaded the Cannes film festival on Friday, with the eagerly awaited second installment of “How to Train your Dragon” set on setting the French Riviera alight. Due to hit screens on July 2, hopes are high for the 3D “Dragon 2”, written and directed by Canadian... Read more
Apple and Google settle row
Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss lawsuits they had brought against each other over technology patents. In a joint statement, the companies said they would work together in “some areas of patent reform”. But the deal did not include licensing their technology to each... Read more
Tax-to-GDP ratio down: Dar
The budget strategy paper for 2014-17 presented to the federal cabinet by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar sets ambitious targets for reduction of debt and fiscal deficit, but concedes that the tax-to-GDP ratio has declined during the current year despite an increase in tax rates. According to sources, the minister... Read more
ECC approves Rs.2bn Ramazan subsidy package
The government decided yesterday to extend a Rs2 billion subsidy package for supply of essential kitchen items at cheaper rates to people during Ramazan. The package was approved by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet at a meeting presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Under the... Read more
18 suspects arrested in Karachi in Rangers led operation
Rangers conducted raids in different areas of the city and arrested as many as eighteen suspects on earlier today. According to a Rangers spokesman, 35 weapons were also recovered from the suspects. The suspects were arrested from Fareed Colony and other areas. Read more
Djokovic overcomes Ferrer to reach Rome semis
Novak Djokovic stayed on course for his third Rome Masters title although he was forced to dig deep to beat a tenacious David Ferrer 7-5 4-6 6-3 in a high-quality quarter-final on Friday. Djokovic eventually prevailed on his second match point having double-faulted on his first, the point in... Read more
Dr. Shaista Lodhi is sorry
The host of (in)famous morning show “Utho Jago Pakistan”, Dr Shaista Lodhi has apologized over the “inadvertent mistake” in Wednesday’s program that caused an uproar through out the country. According to her statement aired today, the extremely remorseful host said that she along with the entire team feels sorry... Read more
India PM-elect Narendra Modi to make triumphant Delhi entrance
Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi headed to Delhi Saturday to bask in the glory of an election landslide for his Hindu nationalists, promising to improve the lives of all Indians in spite of his polarising image. The former tea-boy, whose humble background is a world away from that of the... Read more
Laos Defense Minister dies in air plane crash
A Laos military plane crashed on Saturday killing five senior officials on board including the defence minister of the communist country, Thai authorities said. Thai defence ministry permanent secretary Nipat Thonglek told the media that he had been informed of the deaths by the Lao military authorities. No further... Read more
4 alleged kidnappers killed in Joint CPLC/AVCC operation in Karachi
The ‘Citizens Police Liaison Committee’ (popularly referred to as CPLC) along with the  Anti Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) of the Sindh police recovered an abducted trader from Gulshan-e-Maymar area  in Karachi.  According to reports, four accused were killed during the joint action. CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy said the trader was... Read more
Tainted Meal: 50 people hospitalised after consuming food at wedding ceremoney
Celebrations turned into a nighmare as  more than 50 guests fell seriously ill after eating poisonous food in a wedding ceremony in Korangi area of Karachi late yesterday night. According to rescue sources, the affected people were shifted to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Jinnah Hospital for medical... Read more
Bangladesh ferry death toll edges closer to 50
Navy divers have recovered 16 more bodies from the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry as the death toll from the disaster rose to 45 with scores more feared drowned, officials said Saturday. Two salvage vessels managed to float the sunken ship and brought it closer to the shore, allowing... Read more
Militant killed senior TTP commander wounded in Karachi Encounter
An alleged militant was killed while the chief of a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group was reportedly injured in an encounter with the police yesterday in Mianwali Colony araa of Karachi. The encounter took place in Mianwali Colony, Manghopir within the limits of the Pirabad police station. The law enforcers... Read more