Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Operation Zer-e-Azb update: 15 terrorists killed
Fresh attacks by the Pakistan Army killed as many as thirteen terrorists while another two blew themselves up as operation Zarb-e-Azb continues rolls on at full steam. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pak Air Force’s airstrikes killed as many as thirteen terrorists earlier today.  The airstrikes also... Read more
“Stop interfering in Sindh govt’s affairs” says Information Minister Sharjeel Memon
Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Saturday called upon the Federal government to stop unnecessary interference in the affairs of the Sindh government, advising it to focus on the issue of the IDPs from NWA. Talking to media persons here, Sharjeel Memon said Sindh government will not accept dictation from the... Read more
Czech Police detain man threatening newly-crowned Wimbledon champion
Czech police have detained a man who threatened in a phone call to hurt newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, local media reported earlier today. The 53-year-old man did not call the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon winner directly but addressed his threats to her, said the website of the DNES... Read more
Seven dwarf galaxies discovered by ‘homemade’ telescope
Astronomers at Yale University have discovered seven dwarf galaxies, using a “homemade” telescope made by stitching together telephoto lenses.  The previously overlooked galaxies may yield important insights into dark matter and galaxy evolution, while possibly signaling the discovery of a new class of objects in space. The discovery came... Read more
Model Town tribunal’s Justice Baqar receives death threat
Security outside the Lahore High Court (LHC) was tightened earlier today after the inquiry tribunal consisting of Justice Ali Baqar Najaf received death threats,  Justice Baqar along with two more judges probing the Model Town incident of clashes between Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) activists and the police, received a... Read more
Designer jewellery another jewel in the tiara
For decades, the fashion industry has been dominated by designers focusing on outfits for women. From bridal wear to prêt-à-porter, it’s always been about a woman’s sartorial needs. Designers had somehow overlooked the unparalleled demand for branded jewelry. However, now, it seems like many designers are discovering the benefits... Read more
PTI to hold long march “Come what may” Vows Shireen Mazari
Central spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Shireen Mazari earlier today vowed that long march will be held on August 14, 2014 “come what may.”  Shireen Mazari stated that false tactics by the government cannot deter party’s determination. She said no permission is required to hold the long march. Shireen Mazari said... Read more
I adore Kapil Sharma: Samina Peerzada
Pakistani television actor Samina Peerzada said she adores Indian stand-up comedian and TV anchor Kapil Sharma, in an interview with Times of India. Peerzada also said that Comedy Nights with Kapil is her favourite show. She said she could relate to Sharma as his stand-up comedy acts reminded her... Read more
Weekly inflation increases slightly
Weekly inflation for the combined income group increased by 0.23 per cent for the week ending July 10 over the the previous week. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data on Friday showed that inflation, measured through the Sensitive Price Index (SPI), witnessed an increase for the past six consecutive... Read more
Stocks finish weekend session on a bearish note
Stocks continued to slide, with the KSE-100 index down by 35.06 points to close the shortened Friday session at 29,318.06. On the heavyweight oil and gas sector, Mari Petroleum plunged by Rs19.57 to hit its ‘lower circuit breaker’ after the finance minister refused the proposal to change its pricing... Read more
HBFCL, ZTBL in the red
Making an addition to the loss making state-owned entities, the government on Friday officially confirmed that two major financial institutions — House Building Finance Corporation Limited (HBFCL) and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) — were also in the red and unable to clear even their interest liabilities. This was... Read more
Bulgaria to allow its fourth-biggest bank to collapse
Bulgaria is to allow its fourth-biggest lender to collapse as it moves to clear up the mess from the country’s worst financial crisis since the 1990s. The central bank said it was removing Corporate Commercial Bank’s (Corpbank) licence and alerting prosecutors to the possibility that its main shareholder stole... Read more
Iphone, a threat to state security: Chinese State Media
Chinese state media has branded Apple Inc’s iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone’s ability to track and time-stamp user locations. A report by broadcaster CCTV criticized the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” function for allowing users to be tracked and information about them revealed. “This is extremely... Read more
Federal Ombudsman directs Utilitities to fix due date for 7th day instead of last dates of the month
The Federal Ombudsman (Wafaqi Mohtasib) directed the public utility companies operating in Pakistan to fix the due date for consumers to pay their bills up to the seventh day instead of the last dates of each month. The directives were issued by Federal Ombudsman while hearing public complaints against... Read more