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...
Aussie Captain confident :No corruption in Aussie team
 Captain Michael Clarke stressed yesterday that no Australian team he has played with have been involved in corruption, saying it was wrong for all cricketers to be tarred by match-fixing. The International Cricket Council has a long-running investigation into the scourge, and reports emerged this week that New Zealand... Read more
Sheikh Rashid asks Nawaz Sharif to step down from office
Sheikh Rashid demanded the  Prime Minister  should step down from  office after discrepancy in NA-68 election results. “There is a  difference of thousands of votes in NA-68, where Prime Minister Sharif had won” Sheikh Rashid said However, ECP’s Additional Secretary Sher Afgan confirmed that 7, 000 ballot papers were... Read more
Karachi Operation: Committee reviews law and order
A meeting of the operational committee overseeing the targeted operation in Karachi, today reviewed the law and order situation in the metropolis. The meeting, held at Rangers Headquarters, jointly chaired by Director General Rangers Sindh Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar and I.G. Police Sindh. Additonal I.G. Police, deputy D.G. Rangers,... Read more
Law ministry sends its opinion to information ministry regarding Geo TV issue
Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that the law ministry has dispatched its point of view to the information ministry over the issue relating to Geo TV. Talking to media here Wednesday, Rashid said that a commission is being worked out to ensure implementation of Pakistan Electronic Media... Read more
Ministry seeks return of gas allocated to Guddu plant
Fearing a worsening of power shortage in coming months with a sharp rise in demand, the Ministry of Water and Power has asked the government to return the gas, earlier diverted to fertiliser producers, to the Guddu power plant. “The gas, which has been provided to fertiliser manufacturing units,... Read more
Generations collide in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
Trapped in a dystopian future where marauding, shape-shifting robots have turned New York’s Central Park into a concentration camp, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has no choice in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” but to travel back in time to alter history. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday,... Read more
Govt ‘may’ increase defence budget by 10pc
Amid strong criticism for disrespecting mandate of parliament, the government indicated its intention to increase the defence budget by 10 per cent and pensions by up to 15pc for the next financial year. At a joint meeting of the standing committees of the Senate and the National Assembly on... Read more
Mango exports to fetch $65m this year
All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables Expo­r­ters, Importers and Merchants Association has fixed mango export target at 175,000 tonnes for this year aiming to fetch $65 million. Last season, the country earned $60 million from export of the fruit. The association’s spokesperson Waheed Ahmed, in a press statement issued here... Read more
Google overtakes Apple as world’s top brand
US search engine Google has overtaken rival technology titan Apple as the world’s top brand in terms of value, global market research agency Millward Brown said Wednesday. Google’s brand value shot up 40 percent in a year to $158.84 billion (115 billion euros), Millward Brown said in its 2014... Read more
Rs720m special funds withdrawn from education department
Thousands of girl students in Punjab would have to wait for an indefinite period for the provision of missing facilities in their institutions as the provincial government has withdrawn Rs720 million allocated for the purpose. The special budget was earmarked in 2013 to provide missing facilities in government schools... Read more
Microsoft takes aim at laptops with new Surface tablet
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a new Surface Pro tablet designed as a powerful all-purpose computer fit to replace a laptop. Surface Pro 3 was touted as lighter, thinner, bigger and more powerful than its predecessor and crafted for a world in which people want to work as well as... Read more
helmet with in-built AC to help soldiers keep their cool
US army is developing a next generation protective helmet with a built-in air-conditioning system to help soldiers beat the heat in the battle field. The new technology brings this relief to a soldier through a powered air purifying respirator, which consists of a hose connected to the face mask... Read more
A tool to gauge world’s emotions
Australian scientists have developed the world’s first Twitter tool that can map moods around the globe in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services. The online tool called ‘We Feel’ will help understand how our emotions fluctuate over time due to changes in social, economic and... Read more
Universe started cooling 11 billion years ago: New Research
For 11 billion years after its formation through the Big Bang, the universe temperature was rising. This is the latest finding by an international team of scientists, led by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology. They measured the temperature of the universe when it was 3 to 4 billion... Read more