15 injured in Mastung grenade attack
At least 15 people were injured in a grenade attack in Balochistan’s Mastung on Thursday. According to police, in...
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Safdar indicted in corruption cases
National Accountability Court indicted former disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar in corruption cases filed...
Apple shares drop on iPhone 8 demand worries
Apple Inc’s shares fell 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Thursday on growing concerns about muted demand for the...
The ongoing operation against terrorists in KPK has had many strange and unintended consequences. The mildly narcotic Naswaar has almost iconic status in Pashtoon culture. As hundreds of thousands of of IDPs (Internally displaced persons) rush to peshawar. The shelves ran bare of this staple commodity, forcing dealers to... Read more
Drone attacks against nation’s sovereignty: Foreign Office
Pakistan on Thursday condemned the latest drone strike in North Waziristan, saying that Predator/Reaper attacks are against the national integrity and violation of sovereignty of the country. Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly press briefing said drone strikes were also harming Pakistan’s efforts against terrorism. She said in... Read more
Djokovic to wed longtime girlfriend
Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic will wed longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Thursday in a civil ceremony at a plush resort on the Adriatic coast, a source close to the family said Wednesday. “The civil wedding will take place at Kraljicina (Queen’s) beach,” the source, who requested anonymity, told... Read more
PM announces Rs 15bn rapid transport system for Karachi
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday approved the much-awaited Rapid Transport System for the country’s commercial hub Karachi. The PM said the new transport system would be named ‘Green Line’. He said the federal government would provide Rs 15 billion for the project while the remaining expense for the project... Read more
Blast near PPP leader’s house in Peshawar
An explosion took place on Peshawar’s Kohat Road in front of the residence of a local leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) today. The Bhana Mari police said no loss of life was reported in the explosion but the front gate of Misbahudin’s house in Peshawar’s Amin Colony... Read more
Iraq rebels ‘seize nuclear materials’
Iraq has warned the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the city of Mosul. In a letter , Iraq’s envoy to the UN said nearly 40kg (88lb) of uranium compounds were seized. “Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear... Read more
Democracy not to be derailed, says Shah
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Wednesday accentuated that democracy cannot be allowed to be  derailed. Talking to media in Karachi, Shah said decisions should be made in parliaments, rather than through agitation on roads. He said Pakistan People’s Party struggled for 40 years... Read more
How to create 4K content using your smartphone, tablet
Smartphones and tablets sporting 4K displays will be with us in 2015. Speaking at a special event in London, Qualcomm Europe President Enrico Salvatori explained that the world is already ready for 4K. “The biggest generator of 4K content could be in your pocket already. Mobile devices will be... Read more
Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in 2015
Microsoft is warning customers that the end is soon coming for Windows 7 in much the same way it came for Windows XP earlier this year. The company will end free mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but users will continue to get security updates till... Read more
Red hair is all set to disappear — thanks to climate change
Hair colour of humans now have a new enemy – climate change. Scientists working with human DNA have predicted that the red hair gene, synonymous to UK and Scotland, will soon disappear. Dr Alistair Moffat of Scotland has said that a gene mutation that yields red hair and pale... Read more
Smartphone breaks make workers happy
Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play Angry Birds or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to a new study. Researcher Sooyeol Kim from the Kansas State University found that allowing employees to take smartphone ‘micro-breaks’... Read more
Hot, humid weather persists
Mainly hot and humid weather will prevail in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. The highest mercury level was recorded as 45 degree Celsius in Sibbi on Thursday. On the other hand, Local Meteorological Department predicted rainfall with thunder storm in the next few hours... Read more
PM reviews Karachi law and order situation
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review the law and order situation in the city. During the meeting Prime Minister Sharif was briefed about strategic changes made to ongoing operation in Karachi. The operation continues in sensitive and suburban areas of the city and action is being... Read more
Soon, a brain implant to help restore memories of combat veterans
US military researchers announced on Wednesday they have awarded $40 million toward developing a new kind of brain implant that may help restore memories in wounded soldiers and civilians. The work represents a major scientific leap forward, but experts said many hurdles remain before it can be shown to... Read more