Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Unpredictable Luis Suarez bites Giorgio chiellini
Luis Suarez is famous for being unpredictable in the field but (coming from him) this seems pretty consistent behaviour. Luiz Suarez sank his teeth into Italian Giorgio chiellini’s  shoulder. Many  Italian believed that the Mexican referee helped Uruguay into the top 16 of  the World Cup by sending off an Italian... Read more
Italy 0 Uruguay 1
                       Italy are out at the group stage for the second successive tournament. Uruguay go through as group runners-up. *Photo “Reuter” Read more
NEPRA approves 82 paisa per unit decrease in electric tariff
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has announced about 82 paisas per unit reduction in power tariffs. A public hearing over a petition of the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) was held. The CPPA in its request had pleaded decrease in the per unit price of power for... Read more
Op. Zerb-e-Azb update: 47 terrorists kill and 33 terrorists’ hideouts  destroyed
According to ISPR, 27 terrorists were killed and their 11 hideouts destroyed when jet fighters pounded in Mirali area of North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday. A large cache of arms was also destroyed in the attack. In another attack, 20 terrorists were killed and their 12 hideouts destroyed in... Read more
Afghan allegations are baseless – Foreign Office
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier today expressed deep disappointment and rejected the baseless allegations by senior Afghan officials regarding Pakistani troops in civilian dress conducting attacks in areas of Kunar Province. In a statement, the Foreign Office said “the fact is that the Pakistan armed forces have been... Read more
Operation Zarb-e-Azb is Jihad – Tahirul Qadri
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has extended full support to Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan. While talking to the press in Lahore earlier today he said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb is Jihad against terrorism. He announced that Pakistan Awami Tehreek would hold rallies every Friday to express... Read more
Two soldiers, civilian killed in N Waziristan checkpost attack
Three people, including two security personnel and a civilian, were killed earlier today in a suicide attack on a security forces’ checkpost in Shawal area of North Waziristan tribal region. Security sources said that the suicide bomber rammed his car in the security forces’ checkpost in Spinwam area of Shawal, killing... Read more
Nasa ‘Curiosity’ celebrates one Martian year on Red Planet
Today, on June 24, Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover completes one Martian year — 687 Earth days — on the Red Planet. Launched in November 2011 from Florida, US, the 3 meter long laboratory-on-wheels landed on Mars in August 2012. Since then it has been busy trundling around on its... Read more
Anti-depressants during pregnancy up obesity, diabetes risk in kids
Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to depression, but women who take anti-depressants during pregnancy may be predisposing their infants to Type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life, says a study. Maternal use of a class of anti-depressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs increase risk of obesity... Read more
Nokia unveils X2 Android phone
Nokia has unveiled, X2, its next-generation Android phone at a price of 99 euros. According to Nokia, the phone will be available immediately in select countries. Improvizing on Nokia X, the X2 comes with two distinct home and back buttons for better multitasking. The phone weighs 150gram and measures... Read more
“Google’s Nest” opens doors to third-party apps
Nest, the Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices. The programme marks the first time Nest has allowed third-party companies to access its gadgets, potentially opening the door to the rich selection of apps... Read more
Pervaiz Rashid hints at law taking course against Qadri
Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid has said the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri came to Pakistan at will but could only leave if law permits. He alleged PAT workers ruthlessly beat the cops and now law would take its own course. Pervaiz Rashid was talking to media... Read more
IDPs protest food shortage
Police and security troops fired warning shots earlier today to break up a protest over food shortages by people who have fled a military operation against the Taliban. The offensive has seen the northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan hit by more than a week of shelling and air raids, and... Read more
Sindh Assembly session to be held in brand new building today
The Sindh Assembly session will be held in the newly-constructed building today (Tuesday).. With an estimated cost of Rs 4.65 billion, the new building is a state-of-the-art project. Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani and Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon visited the building on completion of the main hall... Read more