Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff . President of Pakistan Mamnoon...
Netflix renews ´Stranger Things´ for third season
“Stranger Things” fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said Friday it had...
Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
Toxic Booze kills eight in Kahuta
Cheap toxic liquor consumed the lives of at least eight people, while it left four others critical here on Sunday. Police said that about a dozen men boozed during the annual celebrations at Gathra shrine here and fell sick. According to eyewitnesses “Soon after downing a good deal of... Read more
FIFA World Cup 2014:Netherlands beat Mexico and qualifies for the quarter finals
A coolly-taken penalty by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Netherlands a stunning fightback 2-1 win over Mexico in their World Cup finals last 16 game in Fortaleza on Sunday. Giovanni Dos Santos gave Mexico the lead in the 48th minute and the Mexicans looked destined to reach their first quarter-finals... Read more
PTI’s Shireeb Mazari lamblasts PMLN over IDPs issue
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari lamented that the ruling PML-N was using the internally-displaced persons (IDPs) for political purposes. In a press statement today, Mazari said: “It is shameful how PMLN is using the IDPs for political purposes and how the PM chose to visit a fake IDP... Read more
Saudi King Sacks Deputy Defence Minister
Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah on Saturday sacked the deputy defence minister, Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, less then a mere six weeks after  appointing him. A royal decree cited by the official SPA news agency said the decision was taken at the request of Crown Prince Salman... Read more
Revival of Pak-India trade talks to be discussed next month
Commerce ministers of Pakistan and India will meet in Bhutan next month to discuss revival of talks on trade liberalisation. The ministers would me­et on the sidelines of a me­e­ting of the Safta Min­isterial Council on July 24. The commerce ministers of Saarc countries will attend the meeting to... Read more
Scientists uncover genes behind human language.. in fruit fly genes
Scientists have used a gene identified in (of all things)  fruit flies to discover a crucial component of the origin of language in humans. The evolution of language in humans continues to perplex scientists who study how humans learn to communicate. Considered by some as “operant learning,” this multi-tiered... Read more
Nasa finaly launches Mars ‘flying saucer’ on Earth
Since the twin Viking spacecraft landed on the red planet in 1976, Nasa has relied on the same parachute design to slow landers and rovers after piercing through the thin Martian atmosphere. The $150 million experimental flight tests a novel vehicle and a giant parachute designed to deliver heavier... Read more
Govt devises privatisation plan for next fiscal year
With the completion of two transactions during the last month of outgoing fiscal year, the PML-N government has decided to embark on a massive privatisation drive during the fiscal year 2014-15. During this month, the government disinvested its shares in United Bank Limited (UBL) and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL),... Read more
Asian Bank to help Pakistan set up CPPA
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide technical assistance to Pakistan for establishing an autonomous Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) to improve financial management of the sector. Presently a dedicated unit within National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) handles all electricity market settlement and payment functions. To achieve transparency,... Read more
Sindh raises stamp duty on LCs opening
The rate of stamp duty has been increased by 100 per cent on Letters of Credit opened by banks for imports in the Finance Bill 2014-15 approved by the Sindh Assembly this week. The new rates, to be applicable from July 1, will be Rs200, Rs400 and Rs1,000 for... Read more
Top Australian and NZ military officers being impersonated in online love scams.
Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam, officials said earlier today. Australian Federal Police confirmed the existence of a fake profile of incoming Australian Defence Force chief Mark Binskin, with the Sydney Morning... Read more
Honda launches Jet airplane
Honda’s first business jet has logged its maiden flight ahead of its expected certification and delivery next year, the Japanese company said in a weekend press release. The 84-minute flight of the first production HondaJet took place on Friday near the world headquarters of Honda Aircraft, the aviation subsidiary... Read more
5 point declaration at PAT led all Parties conference
Five-point declaration of All Parties Conference Hosted by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on the Lahore tragedy  has been finalised today. The five points of the declaration included, first Information Report (FIR) of the incident should be registered on the complaint filed by Minhaj-ul-Quran. The APC demanded that the Punjab... Read more
PIA’s brand new Airbus 320 will start its  commercial flights from Tuesday
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inspected the new plane inducted into fleet of the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) here today. The PM inspected different parts of the plane and expressed satisfaction over the induction of the plane in the national airlines fleet. Adviser to PM on aviation Shujaat Azeem was... Read more