Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart
Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week...
Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Electricity load shedding the worst in Pakistan’s history
The electricity shortfall hit seven thousand six hundred megawatts, which is the worst in the history of the country. Despite government’s tall claims, electricity load shedding  continued during the Seher, Iftar and Taraveeh prayer time. According to sources, the electricity shortfall is 7600 megawatt, which has resulted in increase of... Read more
Prime Minister takes notice of unannounced load shedding
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of unannounced load shedding all day today. According to sources, Prime Minister expressed great concerns with the current long loadshadding  in the country during the holy month of Ramzan. Prime Minister has ordered the Ministry of Water and Power to present a... Read more
IK calls PTI Core Committee on July 15
PTI core committee meeting is scheduled to take place on July 15. In the meeting, PTI will review the arrangements made for the long march and the government’s invitation to join Independence Day celebrations. Chairman PTI Imran Khan has called the party leadership in Islamabad on July 15 for... Read more
Flexible nano-pixel screens patented
Scientists have patented a new way to make ultra high-res displays that can bend and are a many thousandths of a mm thick. They used a miniscule layer of a phase-change material, that flips between two chemical states when hit with current. By sandwiching it between transparent electrodes, they... Read more
Mathira’s sister to debut soon
If Mathira wasn’t enough with her songs, commercials and television shows, her sister Rose has decided to follow her footsteps and enter the industry as well. However, unlike her infamous younger sister who started her career with a yoga show on Vibe and was later offered a late night... Read more
SBP sets agriculture loan target at Rs500bn
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has assigned the scheduled banks with the task to disburse Rs500-billion agriculture credit during this fiscal year. A decision to this effect was taken yesterday at the annual meeting of the Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC), presided over by SBP Governor Ashraf Mahmood... Read more
Profiteers make a killing amidst low monitoring
Karachiites are paying more for essentials during this Ramazan compared to residents of other parts of the country, particularly Lahore, where prices are relatively stable. There is, however, a reason why people here are worst hit by profiteering: the price checking campaign is being conducted with the help of... Read more
Op Zerb-e-Azb update: 5 terrorist hideouts destroyed several killed in air strikes
Several terrorists were killed as Pak Air Force (PAF) jets pounded the targets in Mir Ali Sunday morning, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Five suspected hideouts of the terrorists were also destroyed as well as a cache of arms and ammunition in the aerial strikes, the ISPR added.... Read more
Afghan presidential rivals finally make breakthrough in poll dispute
Afghanistan’s two presidential rivals agreed yesterday to an audit of every vote cast in last month´s disputed election, a major breakthrough in a bitter standoff that raised fears of violence and ethnic unrest. The surprise deal between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, reached after two days of frantic negotiations... Read more
Coach fall into ravine: 12 killed 17 injured
At least 12 people died while 17 others sustained injuries when a passenger coach coming from Sun Gali to Rawalpindi fell into a ravine in Bagh District of Azad Kashmir. The injured and the dead bodies have been moved to DHQ Hospital. Read more
UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire
The UN Security Council urged Israel and Hamas Saturday to end their hostilities in Gaza, calling on both sides to respect “international humanitarian laws” and stop the loss of life. In a unanimous declaration, the 15-member council called for a deescalation of the crisis that has claimed well over... Read more
Shakira, Carlos Santana, Ivete Sangalo perform in the  World Cup Closure Ceremony
Colombian star Shakira, Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo and a samba school will lead the musical entertainment at Sunday’s World Cup closing ceremony. The show will start at 1720 GMT, an hour and a half before Argentina and Germany emerge to do battle at the Maracana... Read more
Govt allocates Rs. 500m for elimination of child labour: Raja Ashfaq Sarwar
The provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resources Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has allocated a huge sum of Rs 500 million for elimination of child and forced labour and rehabilitation programme. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held to review... Read more
‘My International career is over’ says despondent Brazilian goalkeeper
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar admitted on Saturday that his international career is over after Brazil’s World Cup campaign ended in disappointment. “This is probably my last World Cup. To play at the Copa America in 2015, at the age of 35, would be quite complicated,” he said after Brazil’s 3-0... Read more