11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
Rap mogul Russell Simmons steps down after sex accusations
Russell Simmons — who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream with Def Jam Recordings — said Thursday he was...
Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
PEMRA Committee orders suspension of Geo TV licences as well as sealing of offices
PEMRA Committee, which included members Syed Ismail Shah, Pervez Rathore and Israr Abbasihas  ordered the suspension of the licences of three television channels (GEO News, GEO TEZ and GEO Entertainment)  of Geo TV network. The Committee has also issued directives to seal the offices of these three Geo channels immediately.... Read more
China bans Windows 8 on government computers
China’s government says it will avoid buying computer equipment that runs on Windows 8 in a setback for Microsoft’s efforts to promote the operating system. Tuesday’s announcement said desktop, laptop and tablet personal computers bought for government use must use a different operating system. The brief statement gave no... Read more
Finance ministry demands Rs 3bn refund from ECP
The Ministry of Finance has demanded refund of Rs 3 billion from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) under the head of local government elections, The finance ministry had released the amount of Rs 3 billion to the ECP last year for LG elections. The ECP is of the view... Read more
Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour due to viral infection
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has cancelled his Japanese “Out There” tour due to a worsening viral infection and requires complete rest, concert organizers said on Tuesday. There was no word on what would happen to the rest of his Asian tour. His next show is set for Seoul on... Read more
Ehsan Mani rejects Imran Khan’s allegation against Geo Super
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has disapproved the allegations leveled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan against Geo Super regarding the Sri Lanka/South Africa series. While talking exclusively to Geo News, the former ICC president told that Geo Super had offered the highest bid for... Read more
Musharraf travel ban could not be lifted
The Sindh High Court on Tuesday resumed hearing of former president Pervez Musharraf’s petition seeking removal of his name from government’s Exit Control List (ECL). Attorney General (AG) Salman Aslam Butt appeared before a two-member bench and said in his arguments that the former military chief could not be... Read more
Drugs to slow down advent of fatal lung disease
For the first time, researchers have found drugs that can slow the decline of people with a fatal lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Studies of two experimental drugs were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented on Sunday in San Diego at a meeting of the... Read more
Enter the ‘flying bike’… set to take off in 2017
A US company is planning to launch a high-tech flying bike in 2017 which is designed to carry two people up to a height of 10ft and reach speeds of up to 72 kmph. The California-based company has announced that it will be launching its Aero-X hoverbike in 2017... Read more
Taliban kidnap Chinese cyclist near D.I Khan
Taliban have kidnapped a Chinese tourist on a cycling tour of the country, police and Taliban sources said earlier today. The man, was kidnapped on Monday in Daraban, near the city of Dera Ismail Khan. Abdullah Bahar, a senior Taliban commander, told the media that the man was in their custody. “We... Read more
‘Godfather’ cinematographer Willis dies
Celebrated American cinematographer Gordon Willis, best known for his work on “The Godfather” trilogy and his collaboration with legendary director Woody Allen, has died. He was 82. Nicknamed “The Prince of Darkness” for his shadowy lighting technique and nominated twice for an Oscar, he first made his reputation on Francis... Read more
Ministry seeks increase in defence budget
The defence ministry has called for an increase in allocation for armed forces in the next budget on the ground that the current share is ‘not enough.’  “More funds are required for acquisition and mobilisation of new weapon systems,” the additional secretary of the ministry, Air Vice Marshal Arshad... Read more
Intra-court appeal filed for Sethi’s restoration
An intra-court appeal has been filed today here at the Islamabad High Court for restoration of Najam Sethi as chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The appeal has been filed by the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination through Aasma Jahangir. It has been requested in the appeal to declare the order... Read more
Godzilla happily stomps to the top of the box office
The latest remake of classic monster flick “Godzilla” stormed straight to the top of the global box office at the weekend, raising prospects of lucrative sequels to the Japanese dinosaur-like behemoth. The movie, in which “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston plays the tortured Japanese-speaking scientist battling to save humanity,... Read more
Govt ordered to review quota for private Hajj operators
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has barred the federal government from allotting government’s quota of 15,000 Hujjaj to private Hajj operators. The LHC issued its ruling over an application in which the petitioner raised objections over allotment of quota to private Hajj operators and government’s Hajj fares. He stated... Read more