Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
PTI wins PP 107 by-elections
Nighat Intasar of the PTI won in Punjab Assembly’s PP-107 Hafizabad-3. Earlier female workers of PML-N and PTI clashed over allegations of casting fake votes. Some enraged PTI workers stopped a car of PML-N female supporters who came from Lahore. The PTI blamed that the female were found casting fake votes. Some... Read more
Arrest warrants for former PM Gillani and Amin Fahim
A special Anti-Corruption Court today issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani and ex-minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim in corruption case, ARY News reported Thursday. The court issued arrest warrants for two PPP leaders after their involvement in corruption of billions of rupees in Trade Development Authority... Read more
By-polls underway in PP-107 Hafizabad
Polling got underway for by-elections on Punjab Assembly seat, PP-107 (Hafizabad). Official said 175,339 male and female registered voters would cast their votes at 154 polling stations, 16 of which have been declared sensitive. Over 1600 policemen have been deputed at polling stations to ensure peaceful polling. Read more
Work on Karachi-Lahore Motorway to begin within few months declares PM Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stated that work on Karachi-Lahore Motorway project would begin within few months. The premier was speaking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and parliamentarians from Sindh, who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday evening. PM Nawaz said bringing normalcy to... Read more
PEMRA private members hold yet another meeting on Geo issue
Some of the private members of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday called yet another meeting and formed a three-member committee with a task to implement the decisions they had taken in the previous meeting. They have also decided to convene their next meeting on June 17. In the... Read more
Intel to build 3D-printed robots
Intel Corp introduced a walking, talking robot made from 3D-printed parts that will be available to consumers later this year. Its price is expected to be around $1600. The company’s chief executive Brian Krzanich was accompanied by “Jimmy” on stage at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.... Read more
Apple all set to buy Beats for about $3 billion
Apple, seeking to bolster its position in the hotly contested online music sector, said on Wednesday it was buying Beats Music and Beats Electronics in a much-hyped deal worth $3 billion. The move is expected to help the US tech giant, a pioneer in digital music with its wildly... Read more
Microsopic ‘living fossil’ found in New Zealand waters
A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers said on Thursday. The animal, a tentacled polyp called protulophila, forms colonies inside sea worms and first appeared in the fossil record about 170 million... Read more
India releases 37 Pakistanis as goodwill gesture
Just a few days after Pakistan released 151 Indian fishermen, India released 37 Pakistanis earlier today. Out of the 37 Pakistanis, 32 are fishermen. On May 25, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the release of 151 Indian prisoners currently detained in Pakistani jails and 57 Indian fishing boats in... Read more
17,000 proteins mapped in human body
For the first time in the world, a group of Indian scientists working in Bangalore, along with their American counterparts, have mapped more than 17,000 proteins in 30 organs of the human body. Just like the human genome was sequenced around the turn of the millennium, this is an... Read more
Court acquits Malik Ishaq, 10 others in three terror cases
The Anti-Terrorism Court Rawalpindi acquitted Malik Ishaq and 10 other accused in three terrorism cases. Malik Ishaq, the central leader of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, was acquitted by the anti-terrorism court Rawalpindi in three cases registered at Talagang, Hazro and Mangla police stations. The court released 11 accused including Ishaq due to the lack of... Read more
JS Bank launches country’s first mobile banking app
JS Bank has launched JS Mobile, the country’s first Android application for mobile banking, according to a press release. Using this app, customers can access details of their account balances, generate mini-statement, pay utility bills and transfer funds to another JS Bank account or to any other bank through... Read more
Ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba
Governor of Makkah Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah on behalf of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, led the ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba on Thursday morning. Saudi top officials including several ministers, Islamic scholars, Muslim diplomats, as well as citizens and visitors to the Grand Mosque, attended the washing... Read more
To GEO restoration: PEMRA ignores SC orders
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) has disregarded Supreme Court orders of restoring Geo channels on cable networks across Pakistan. According to a report published in The News by Ahmad Noorani, Geo television has decided to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court again by moving a... Read more