India’s Muslim meat traders plan legal action against govt over new rules
Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including...
Hussain Nawaz reluctant to appear before JIT
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has refused to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) citing reservations...
Police arrest 44-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing
A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the suicide attack on a concert in Manchester. According to Metropolitan...
US drone Strike kills 4 Uzbek Militants in N. Waziristan
A US drone strike  killed at least four militants in a northwest tribal district where pressure was building on Islamabad to launch a full-scale military operation, officials said. The missiles hit a vehicle and a compound in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan, around 10 kilometres (six miles) west... Read more
Dr. Tahirul Qadri claims his life is under threat
Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s chief Tahirul Qadri on Wednesday said there is threat to his life and the PML-N led government be held responsible if something happened to him. “If anyone caused harm to me or PAT leaders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister... Read more
Genetically modified mosquitoes to help wipe out malaria: Experts
Mosquitoes that only gives birth to male off springs are the latest weapon in the global fight against malaria. Scientists modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria. For the first time ever, in the lab, the method created a fully... Read more
‘Dark side of the moon’ mystery solved: Scientists
Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University in the US, may have solved a 55-year-old moon mystery. Though everyone can make out the ‘man in the moon’ – in the Earth-facing side – no ‘face’ exists on its far side. It is believed the man in the moon appeared when... Read more
Bhakkar notorious cannibals sentenced to 12 years in prison
An anti-terrorism court in Sargodha has sentenced the infamous ‘Bhakkar cannibals’ to 12 years of imprisonment yesterday. Two brothers, Arif and Farman, from Darya Khan in Bhakkar district, who were first arrested for eating human flesh in April 2011, were arrested again in April this year on the same charge. Police arrested Arif... Read more
Taxi/rail strikes hit many cities
Transport in major European cities has been disrupted by twin strikes, affecting taxis and rail services. Two-thirds of trains were not running in some areas of France in a strike against reforms and taxis were blocking traffic around some airports. Cab-drivers are protesting at what they regard as a... Read more
Egypt activist Alaa Abdul Fattah sentenced to 15 years jail
A court in Egypt has sentenced one of the country’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah, to 15 years in jail for illegal protest and attacking a police officer. Mr Abdul Fattah’s family said the verdict was issued in absentia as he was refused entry into the court.... Read more
Karachi airport attack: Another body discovered
Another body was recovered from the debris at cargo terminal of Karachi airport during a clean-up operation on Wednesday, Geo News reported. According to the spokesman of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), a body was discovered from the debris at cargo shade whose identity could not be ascertained yet. The... Read more
123 years old Bolivian dies in Andean village
An indigenous man in Bolivia whose reported age would have made him the oldest person ever known, died on Monday night in his village near Lake Titicaca, his only living son said. Carmelo Flores, an Aymara Indian, claimed to be 123 years old. Flores carried national identity documents based... Read more
Al-Qaeda IMU affiliate claims its fighters attacked Karachi airport
Uzbek fighters were involved in the all-night siege of Karachi airport that killed 37, insurgent sources said earlier today highlighting how the Pakistani Taliban can draw on international militant networks to carry out major attacks. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has been mainly based in Pakistan´s... Read more
Hike in gas levy, power tariff opposed by upper house
The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue has opposed heavy increase in gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) and a 50 per cent reduction in subsidy on electricity tariff, saying it will burden the people. The committee led by Senator Nasrin Jalil of Muttahida Qaumi Movement also asked the... Read more
World Bank approves Dasu project
The World Bank unanimously approved on Tuesday the Dasu hydro electric power project and in a surprise move for Pakistan the United States also voted in favour. The US administration had earlier warned Pakistan that due to congressional constraint, they would prefer to abstain, although they support the plan.... Read more
New textile Incentives package to boost textile exports by $2bn: minister
“The implementation of the new textile package, to be announced next month, would help boost the export of value-added products by more than $2 billion, besides creating five million jobs in a year,” said Textile Minister Abbas Khan Afridi. “The increase in the value-added exports proceeds will be visible... Read more
Over 50,000 tribesmen leave from North Waziristan
Tribesmen are fleeing from the militants infested North Waziristan region as the shadow of a military operation hovering over the tribal region bordering Afghanistan. According to government officials, FATA Secretariat has released Rs. 85 million to FATA Disaster Management Authority for providing emergency services to the displaced families. People... Read more