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...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
PM should resign before judicial commission begins probe: Imran
While addressing press conference after Prime Minister ‘s speech he demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should resign before the judicial commission begins its probe into rigging allegations during the 2013 general elections. Imran Khan said the PTI ‘Azadi March’ will proceed according to plan and they will reach... Read more
PM offers, Supreme Court commission to investigate vote fraud
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday announced to have the poll rigging allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) probed in full detail by a Supreme Court commission. He requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to form a three judge judicial commission to... Read more
PTI, PAT agree a four-point agenda for Inqilab, Azadi March
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek have agreed upon four points for the Azadi and Inqilab March on August 14. According to sources, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi met the PAT chief, Dr. Tahirul Qadri at the Minhaj ul Quran Secretariat here on Tuesday. Shah Mehmood Qureshi vowed... Read more
Nisar calls urgent meeting of Islamabad police
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan summoned an urgent meeting of the Islamabad police tonight at 10 pm at the police headquarter. According to sources, a large number of police officials who are deployed on important official and public locations in the federal capital are expected to attend the... Read more
LHC restrains Punjab police from arresting PTI workers
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday restrained the inspector general Punjab from arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers in connection to the party’s long march scheduled on August 14. The court summoned the IG Punjab on August 13 (tomorrow) to file reply in the case. The court asked IG Punjab to... Read more
Briton with advanced level heart failure helps launch new age gene therapy trial
A 37-year-old British man who needs a mechanical pump to keep his heart working has kicked off tests to see if gene therapy could help him recover and potentially avoid the need for a heart transplant. U.S. biotech firm Celladon hopes that its Mydicar treatment can help patients like... Read more
GN Resound markets power packed hearing aid for iPhone generation
Denmark’s GN Resound is banking on a hearing aid equipped with bluetooth-type technology that lets users listen to calls and music from their iPhones as it seeks to steal a march on its rivals, its new chief executive told the media. Anders Hedegaard laid out his plans for the... Read more
Hearing on army deployment in Islamabad adjourned till Sept
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has adjourned till September’s first week a petition challenging army deployment in Islamabad for 14 August day security. A bench of IHC led by chief Justice, Justice Anwar Kasi, heard the application today and observed that ruling could not be issued without hearing the... Read more
“Pakistan accused of waging proxy war in Kashmir”: Indian premier Modi
Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war in Kashmir on Tuesday as he became the first Indian prime minister to visit the town of Kargil since more than 1,000 died in a battle fought there 15 years ago. Modi landed in the remote Himalayan town a day... Read more
NA passes resolution to save democracy and protect constitution
The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to save democracy and protect supremacy of the constitution. The resolution tabled by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal was passed unanimously. The National Assembly session is being held with the  long marches of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and... Read more
Amazon stops Disney movie preorders:
Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, in what might be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year. Physical copies of titles such as “Maleficent” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” were unavailable for order on... Read more
Sajid-Farhad’s (Sajid Samji & Farhad Samji) joint directorial venture, Entertainment is a comedy of deliberately clumsy action and ludicrously embarrassing events. Remove the ridiculous antics though, and we are left with a dog, and a well-meaning son whose job is to entertain. The movie, which was shot in Mumbai,... Read more
Clooney’s fiancee Alamuddin rejects Gaza probe job
The British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to George Clooney, on Monday pulled out of an appointment to serve on a UN commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza. The president of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council announced in a statement Monday that... Read more
Kerry urges new broad based government in Iraq, rules out US “boots on the ground”
US Secretary of State John Kerry today exhorted the Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to “quickly to form an inclusive government, while ruling out sending US combat troops to the country”. “We are urging him to form a new cabinet as swiftly as possible and the US stands ready... Read more