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...
“I would have loved to shoot ‘Filmistaan’ in Pakistan”: Film maker Nitin Kakkar
First-time Indian director, Nitin Kakkar, said he wished he had a chance to shoot, Filmistaan in Pakistan too,. Lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan kept Kakkar away from shooting his National Award winning film which uses Bollywood to bind India and Pakistan. The movie, which... Read more
Coming Soon: An injection to permanently reduce cholesterol in humans
A single injection may soon permanently lower cholesterol levels in humans reducing their risk of heart attack by 90%. Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists collaborating with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a “genome-editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice through a single injection.... Read more
Nasa to conduct ‘flying saucer’ test on Earth
The US space agency, Nasa, is getting ready to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars. For decades, Nasa has depended on the same parachute design to slow spacecraft after they enter the Martian atmosphere. But it needs... Read more
Brazil, Croatia kick of FIFA World Cup 2014 tonight
FIFA World Cup kicks off tonight as host Brazil will take on Croatia in the opening match of the month long extravaganza. The match will start at 01:00 A.M. Pakistan Standard Time (PST). The fever of the FIFA World Cup is always soaring high whenever the mega event takes... Read more
Pakistan condemns US drone strikes
The Government of Pakistan condemns the two incidents of US drone strikes that took place near Miranshah in North Waziristan on 11 and 12 June, the Foreign Office stated. According to the Foreign Office, these strikes are a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Additionally, these strikes have... Read more
Sea level rises in Arabian Sea as cyclone intensifies
The sea level has risen as the cyclone named “Nanauk”  in the Arabian Sea has intensified. As result of the rise, water has entered homes in several neigbourhoods of Rheri Goth in Karachi. The cyclone is 680 KM away from Karachi and is travelling at 10 KM/hour towards Oman. The MET... Read more
Celine Dion’s husband quits as manager after 30 years
For the first time in her career, Canadian songstress Celine Dion has appointed a new manager, as her husband steps down from the position he has held for more than 30 years. Rene Angelil, who had a cancerous tumor removed from his throat in December, will now serve as... Read more
World Day against Child Labour being observed all over the world
World Day Against Child Labour was observed across the globe including Pakistan on Thursday to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers worldwide. The Day was observed to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Theme for... Read more
Top Afghan Taliban commander killed in drone strike: sources
A key Haqqani network commander Haji Gul was killed in the early morning US drone strike in Dand-i Darpakhel area of North Waziristan Agency. The drone strike also killed other prominent Afghan Taliban commanders identified as Mufti Sofian and Commander Abu Bakar. Intelligence and local Taliban sources also confirmed... Read more
Argentina-Brazil rivalry spills over into training grounds
Argentina got an early taste of what to expect from their Brazilian hosts at the World Cup when they were welcomed with jeers and whistles in their first open practice session on Wednesday. Some 5,000 fans attended the session in Belo Horizonte’s Independencia stadium with the locals giving their... Read more
Multiple road accidents injure 18 in Karachi
At least 18 people suffered injuries in three separate road accidents in Karachi on Thursday. Three vehicles collided with one another on Shara-e-Faisal, one of city’s main thoroughfares, injuring two people. Early morning drizzling made the road slippery which caused collision between a pick-up, Suzuki and a car, said... Read more
Cricket revival hopes parish amidst suicide attacks
Following the terrorist attacks on Karachi Airport this week, Ireland decided to hold back on its ongoing discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to tour Pakistan. Ireland had been willing to tour Pakistan as early as September this year on the condition of security assurances but the attack... Read more
TTP Swat active in target killings of cops in Karachi west areas
West Zone Police have found evidences of involvement of banned terrorist outfits in attacking police stations in areas falling under its jurisdiction. Police sources said Tehreek-e-Taliban Swati group was planning to avenge the killing of their seven fighters including commander Yousuf whose bodies were found from Manghopir area some days ago.... Read more
Court summons Musharraf on July 1 in Ghazi killing case
A local court in Islamabad resumed hearing in the killing case of Lal Masjid’s  Abdul Rasheed Ghazi and rejected the exemption plea filed by the accused General (retd) Pervez Musharraf from today’s hearing and summoned him on July 1. The court had summoned former president and accused in the case in today’s... Read more