Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Kolkata Knight Riders crowned  new IPL Champions
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by three wickets with three balls to spare at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Manish Pandey smashed 94 off 50 balls as Kolkata Knight Riders became the new champs and after Chennai Super Kings, the only team to win the IPL twice. Set... Read more
2 children die during measles vaccination in KP
Two more children mysteriously died on Sunday after being vaccinated with anti-measles injections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district. According to reports, a four-year-old died who was injected with the vaccination on Saturday during anti-measles campaign started in Shabra area of the district. Another incident took place in Amirabad area of same district, where... Read more
MWM rallies against Shia genocide in Karachi
A rally against sectarian targeted killing was organized by Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) in Karachi on earlier today. The rally started at Numaish area and ended at Supreme Court Registry due to the closure of roads leading to the Chief Minister House. The participants have staged a sit-in protest outside... Read more
Sher Ali says IK and his allies should be tried under article 6
Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and his allies should be tried under Article 6 of the constitution as he was trying to create rift between the government and Pakistan Army. Addressing a press conference here on... Read more
PTI lambasts government
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Shireen Mazari said earlier today that the government itself wants clash among the institutions. PTI’s central secretary for information Shireen Mazari said in a statement that Imran Khan has put forth the offer to probe any constituency. She said that State Minister terms Sindhis and Pakhtuns... Read more
Hockey World Cup: Belgium beats India, Spain draws with England in Hockey world cup
Belgium defeated India whereas Spain held England to a draw in Netherlands capital city The Hague on Saturday. Belgium defeated India in the dying moments of their Men’s Hockey World Cup encounter. Spain took the lead in the first half but the Indian side bounced back and netted the... Read more
Sri Lanka beat England  inspite of Butler’s ton
Sri Lanka held their nerve after a brilliant century by Jos Buttler to beat England by seven runs in the fourth one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday and level the series at 2-2. Kumar Sangakkara top-scored with 112 in a commanding Sri Lanka total of 300 for nine and... Read more
Psy’s new music video to be unveiled June 8
Fresh from conquering YouTube by surpassing two billion views with his mega-hit “Gangnam Style,” handlers for Psy say the release of a follow-up video is just a week away, according to a report Saturday. The music star’s next song — a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg — will get... Read more
Textile value-added sector opposes sales tax on exports
The value-added textile sector has taken strong exception to the government proposal of imposing 5.5 per cent sales tax on its exports in the budget 2014-15. Various textile associations were highly critical of the idea since exporters were already paying 2 per cent sales tax and 0.25pc export development... Read more
Used vehicles duty collection down to Rs7bn in July-April
Import of used vehicles continued to show negative trend as only 17,968 units were imported in engine capacity range of 660cc to above 3,000cc including jeeps (4×4) in July-April 2013-14 as compared to 41,281 units in the same period last fiscal year. The government’s customs duty collection from the... Read more
Missing Japanese captain found dead after oil tanker explosion
The missing captain of an oil tanker that exploded and sank off a Japanese port has been found dead, according to the coastguard. Divers found a body in the ship´s hold on Saturday and it was later confirmed as that of captain Masaichi Ando by his family, the coastguard... Read more
Iran executes prisoner linked to opposition group
Iran executed a prisoner linked to the opposition Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) group earlier today, the official IRNA news agency reported, despite a last-minute plea from Amnesty International, who insisted he had not been given a fair trial. The report said Gholamreza Khosravi was sentenced to death in 2010 for providing... Read more
US-Taliban prisoner exchange will help peace process say Afghan officials
The release of five senior Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl bodes well for the resumption of peace talks, a senior member of Afghanistan´s High Peace Council said earlier today. But despite the Taliban´s “great happiness” over the prisoners´ release, a spokesman for... Read more
Aussies beat malaysia 4-0 in the world cup hockey tournament
Hockey World Cup without four times world champion Pakistan began yesterday with Australia defeating Malaysia in the opening match.  Defending champions Australia outplayed Malaysia with a resounding 4-0 victory to get off to a great start. Glenn Turner scored two goals in the match in the 26th minute, Eddie... Read more