Pakistan celebrates modest Eid amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy
Pakistan offered Namaz-e-Eid Ul Fitar early Monday morning amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy and recent terror attack in Quetta...
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region; no casualties
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region early Monday morning. Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in...
Boat in Colombia carrying 150 tourists goes down in reservoir: Air Force
A boat carrying some 150 tourists on a reservoir in Colombia went down late Sunday night, the air force...
FIFA 2014: France quash Nigerian hopes and enter the last eight with a resounding 2 nil victory
A header by Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal sent France through to the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday as the French beat African champions Nigeria 2-0 in Brasilia. France — who have not been beaten inside 90 minutes in a World Cup knockout match since the... Read more
Uday Chopra sets up production house in Los Angeles
The scion of a Bollywood filmmaking dynasty is forging a career in Hollywood in a bid to emerge from the shadows of his legendary father . Uday Chopra, younger son of the late Hindi film director Yash Chopra, set up a subsidiary of his father s production house in Los... Read more
Robben was a boxer looking for the knockout blow against a reeling opponent: Dutch Media
Dutch newspapers remained divided Monday on whether Arjen Robben’s match-winning penalty against Mexico was “deserved” or “exaggerated” but all praised the Oranje’s “miracle” victory. Seconds before a dramatic end to the game, Bayern Munich star Robben tumbled to the turf after making contact with Mexico defender Rafael Marquez. Robben... Read more
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ earns USD100 million debut at box office
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is ruling the box office. The fourth installment in filmmaker Michael Bay s morphing robots series earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut for a movie this year, according to studio estimates Sunday, bumping “Captain America: The Winter... Read more
Kiyani was reluctant in launching an  anti-terror operation in North Waziristan – Athar Abbas
Pakistan armed forces’ former spokesperson Major General (retd) Athar Abbas said on Monday that the army had decided to conduct military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan but all preparations came to a  halt because the then army chief General (retd) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was hesitant. In his interview... Read more
JIT begins probe into Lahore’s Model Town tragedy
Joint Investigation Agency (JIA) today formally launched an inquiry into Model Town tragedy which left 12 workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) killed in deadly clashes with police on June 17. The JIT recorded statements of officials and other policemen involved in the clashes. The probe team also asked... Read more
CM Sindh presents cheques to PM and COAS for IDPs
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah today met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and presented cheques worth Rs.100 million to help the internally-displaced persons (IDPs). According to ISPR, Chief Minister Shah visited General Headquarters (GHQ) and met the army chief. The... Read more
Fifa World Cup 2014 breaks Super Bowl record on Twitter
Nervous Brazilian soccer fans took to Twitter to breathe a collective sigh of relief as the final, tension-filled moments of a penalty shootout against Chile broke an all-time record for online buzz during a live event. Almost 389,000 tweets were generated in the minute after Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s... Read more
‘Google Glass’ helps sports fans home in on the action
Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand “emotional contagion” in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012, Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into users’ news feeds to study how this... Read more
Facebook under fire for ‘psychological experiment on users’
Results of the study spread — and with that anger and disbelief. “Emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness,” the study authors wrote. “These results indicate that emotions expressed by others on Facebook influence our own... Read more
New ‘supercooling’ technology increases preservation time for organs
Scientists have developed a new supercooling technique to increase the amount of time human organs could remain viable outside the body. According to researchers, if it succeeds in humans, it would enable a world wide allocation of donor organs, saving more lives and allow for more time to prepare... Read more
Pants that let you climb up walls possible
Scientists have found that the trousers in the Wallace & Gromit film titled ‘The Wrong Trousers’, which let the wearer walk on ceilings and walls, are scientifically possible, although you will be able to do so only for a short period of time. In the 1993 film, Gromit receives... Read more
“Speed of light slower than thought”: US scientist
A US scientist claims to have found evidence that suggests that the speed of light as described by Einstein’s theory of general relativity is slower than has been thought. The theory of general relativity suggests light travels at 299,792,458 metres/second in a vacuum. The claim by physicist James Franson... Read more
Google, Detroit diverge on road map for self-driving cars
In 2012, a small team of Google Inc engineers and business staffers met with several of the world’s largest car makers, to discuss partnerships to build self-driving cars. In one meeting, both sides were enthusiastic about the futuristic technology, yet it soon became clear that they would not be... Read more