ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Govt decides to launch operation in North Waziristan
A key meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS), was chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, earlier today at the PM House. According to the sources, the meeting decided to (finally) launch an operation in North Waziristan and some areas of FATA. The meeting was announced shortly... Read more
PlayStation TV box will be priced at $99 here and 99 euros in Europe
Sony Computer Entertainment on Monday said a PlayStation TV home entertainment system will debut in North America and Europe by the end of this year. The small, stand-alone PS TV box will be priced at $99 here and 99 euros in Europe. A bundle containing a wireless video game... Read more
CCNS’s meeting underway in Islamabad
A high level meeting is currently being chaired  by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  at prime minster house Islamabad. The meeting was called after terrorists attacked Karachi airport in an assault that left 29 dead. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief... Read more
Passengers tweet their ordeals while been stuck at Karachi airport
Passengers trapped at the Karachi airport on Sunday night, conveyed their fear and confusion to their families and friends though texts and messages.  Initially thought that it was a hijacking but as the explosions and the near non-stop gun fire started taking its toll, the fear of the passengers turned... Read more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, directors sued over ‘unreasonably generous’ pay plan
Mark Zuckerberg and other members of Facebook’s board of directors have been sued by a shareholder who claimed a policy letting them annually award directors more than $150 million of stock each if they choose is “unreasonably generous.” In a complaint filed on Friday night in Delaware Chancery Court,... Read more
Parliament top on hit-list of terrorist outfits: NA speaker
Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq said parliament house is on top of hit-list of terrorists. Talking to media in the parliament house in Islamabad, the NA speaker said directives had been issued to beef up security at the parliament. “The day terrorists barge into here (parliament), no one could... Read more
Iraq´s Nineveh province under full control of militants: parliament speaker
Militants seized control of all of Nineveh province in northern Iraq, parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi said earlier today. “All of Nineveh province fell into the hands of militants,” Nujaifi told a news conference.     Read more
Taliban own fresh attack near Karachi Airport
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistani (TTP) has accepted responsibility for today’s  attack on Karachi’s airport, the second in as many days. At least two gunmen fired on a security check-post outside the airport before escaping the area. There were no casualties. “Today’s attack on ASF (Airport Security Force) in Karachi is in response to... Read more
Bacteria cause shock related heart attacks: new study
Scientists have discovered the reason behind heart attacks caused by sudden shocks and overexertion – it is bacteria. In a person undergoing stress, emotional shock, or overexertion certain hormones are released. These hormones dissolve bacterial biofilms that cling to arteries. This in turn causes plaque deposits to breal open... Read more
Rats show regret too: Study
A cognitive behaviour like regret was believed to be unique to humans until now. But scientists have confirmed rats show regret too and such finer emotions may not be uniquely and fundamentally human. To measure regret, University of Minnesota’s professor of neuroscience A David Redish and Adam Steiner, a... Read more
Supercomputer fools human judges into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy
A supercomputer programme has passed the 65-year-old iconic Turing Test in London for the first time in history, after it managed to fool 33% of the human judges into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy. Eugene Goostman — a computer programme that simulates a 13-year-old boy was developed... Read more
Two young brothers murdered in suspected sectarian attack in Karachi
They added that Mohammed Bashir, 35, and Mohammed Nazir, 28, were riding a motorcycle when armed motorcyclists attacked them close to the ‘Matric Board Office’ near a fuel station. The murder of the shia brothers appeared to be an outcome of sectarianism, said Gulbahar DSP Aijazuddin. Bashir was a... Read more
Neesham scores century as NZ take command of first test
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not... Read more
‘GST hike without passing budget is contempt of Parliament’: Khursheed Shah
During a session of the National Assembly Tuesday, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah said the government’s move to increase taxes without passing of the federal budget was tantamount to contempt of Parliament. The federal budget for 2014-2015, which was announced last week, was deliberated upon during the NA session... Read more