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...
“Get Sharifs if harm comes to me”! Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Imran Khan Saturday told his cohorts not to let ‘Sharifs’ escape if any harm came to him, “The Sharif family should never be allowed to get away if something untoward happened to me during ‘Azadi March“, Khan told his young “Insafians” while talking to the media.... Read more
Terrorists fleeing North Waziristan, says DGMO Amir Riaz
The Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Major General Amir Riaz said on Saturday that terrorists in North Waziristan are trying to flee away due to the operation Zarb-e-Azb, while the forces have completely destroyed their command and control system. According to details, the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif presided over... Read more
First Test: Sangakkara’s double ton puts Sri Lanka firmly in the driving seat
Veteran Kumar Sangakkara was nearing a 200-plus score for the 10th time as Sri Lanka closed in on Pakistan’s first innings total of 451 in the first Test in Galle on Saturday. The prolific left-hander was unbeaten on 189 as the hosts moved to 449-4 by tea on the... Read more
Imran catagoricaly turns down government’s talks offer!
PTI Chairman Imran Khan has turned down the talks offer of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday while addressing to the National Security Conference. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had invited Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) for talks over its demands rather then Azadi-March PTI chairman Imran Khan while talking to media... Read more
Qadri directs party workers to observe “Yaum-e-Shuhada” in their respective cities
Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr Tahirul Qadri has instructed his party workers to observe the Yaum-e-Shuhada in their respective cities and constituencies, whereas the core ceremony will be held there in Model Town. Dr. Tahirul Qadri addressing a press conference in Model Town directed his followers not to arrive in Lahore,... Read more
NSC committed to eliminate terrorism, extremism
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday chaired a meeting of the National Security Conference, comprising heads and representatives of all major political parties in the National Assembly and the military leadership, at the PM House Islamabad. Director General Military Operations Major General Amir Riaz briefed the political leadership about... Read more
Big B loses lusture on the small screen
The much-hyped Amitabh Bachchan starrer mega television series Yudh, opened to dismal ratings, despite Big B’s tag on it. Created by Anurag Kashyap and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the show that marked the debut of Big B in the fictional scene first aired a fortnight ago and received a... Read more
Bears back in control of Stock market amidst political uncertainty
Stocks re­­sumed the downward journey yesterday with the KSE-100 index giving up another 156.54 points or 0.53 per cent to close the week at 29,380.50. After a brief burst of optimism the earlier day, investors’ sentiment dampened giving way to a volatile trade with thin volumes. Mutual funds thought... Read more
Govt’s plan to privatise OGDCL assets vahemently opposed
The central workers union of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) yesterday  vowed to strongly resist the government’s plan to privatise 10 per cent assets of the company. In this regard, All Pakistan Ittehad Union activists, led by its vice-president Abdur Rashid Shinwari, held a protest walk... Read more
No proposal to import new locomotives from China, NA informed
The National Assembly was informed on Friday that there were 81,568 employees in Railways against the sanctioned strength of above 95,000. Answering a question during the question hour, Parliamentary Secretary of Railways Mohammad Ashiq Hussain Shah rejected a perception that railway employees were performing duty in shifts. He said... Read more
Savings and investment decline in FY14
Both the savings and investment declined during the previous fiscal year but the gap between the two remained the same (at minus 1.1 per cent) compared to FY13, said a State Bank report issued recently. The fall reflects poor economic growth. Banks have been investing over 80pc deposits into... Read more
New drug pricing policy in finalisation process
The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is in the process of finalising a drug pricing policy which is expected to be presented to Economic Coordination Committee shortly. The proposed policy would be called “The Drug Pricing Policy Order 2014”, which would be applicable to the allopathic drugs and... Read more
Banks must provide for lawsuits, fines, in ECB tests
The European Central Bank will consider the impact of future lawsuits and fines in its review of whether the eurozone’s 131 most important lenders have enough capital to withstand another massive recession. The treatment of legal costs was outlined in a 72-page document detailing the quality assurance programme the... Read more
OGDC finds oil and gas in Hyderabad
The Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) has discovered   hydrocarbon reserves in the exploratory well Pasakhi deep well No 4 in Hyderabad district, Company Secretary Ahmed Hayat Lak told stock exchanges yesterday. The oil and gas giant has 100 per cent working interest in Pasakhi lease. “The structure of... Read more