Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Interior minister  visits red zone, observes security arrangements
Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has visited the red zone of Islamabad and observed security arrangements over there, while the Information Minister, Pervez Rasheed has warned that after the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC), the law will take its own path. According to details, security in Islamabad’s red... Read more
PPP will not accept any unconstitutional move: Kaira
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Qamar Zaman Kaira has clarified that his party will not accept any unconstitutional and illegal solution to the current political crisis. Addressing a press conference after the meeting of PPP central executive committee (CEC), Qamar Zaman Kaira said in case of an unconstitutional act taking place... Read more
Zardari calls Imran, Sheikh Rasheed discusses current political crisis
Former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) patron in-chief, Asif Ali Zardari has telephoned the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, Sheikh Rasheed and exchanged views with him on the current political crisis in the country. According to details, Asif Ali Zardari informed the PTI chief about the decisions made... Read more
Qadri asks members to leave all assemblies within 48 hours
Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr Tahirul Qadri has given 48 hours to the government to dissolve the assemblies, adding, “After the revelations of former Additional Secretary of the ECP, Afzal Khan all the assemblies are unconstitutional and illegal” Addressing the participants of the Inqilab March, Dr Tahirul... Read more
Pakistani actor and current megastar, Shaan Shahid’s, upcoming action thriller film, Operation 021 has gained a lot of media attention as fans eagerly await its release on Eid-ul-Azha. The film tells the story of an Afghani man (Ayub Khoso) and his Pakistani ally (Shaan), who collaborate in a plan... Read more
Temple stampede in central India:10 devotees dead
A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores early morning today. Hundreds of pilgrims gathered at a holy hill in Madhya Pradesh state for a ritual that involves rolling on the ground along the “path of worship” around the site,... Read more
Nato supply tanker attacked in Khyber; one dead
Gunmen in Khyber Agency opened fire on tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan earlier today, killing a driver and wounding two others, officials said. The incident happened in Jamrud area of Khyber, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions where the military has been battling the homegrown insurgents for years.... Read more
Thousands expected at funeral of slain African American teenager
ST. LOUIS: Thousands are expected today to attend the funeral of the unarmed  African American teenager shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri, two weeks after the killing sparked riots and revived debate on race and law enforcement in America. Though calm had returned to the small city... Read more
ANP siding with Parliament, not Nawaz: says Asfandyar Wali Khan
Awami National Party (ANP) chairman Asfandyar Wali Khan on Monday said he and his party were siding with Parliament and not with Nawaz Sharif. Speaking at a press conference, Wali said a drama was under way in Islamabad in the name of ‘revolution’ and ‘change’. The ANP chairman said... Read more
Six criminals killed in Karachi police encounter
Six criminals were gunned down in a police encounter at Super Highway on Monday noon. SSP Rao Anwar told that an exchange of fire took place between police and gangsters when the former arrived at the highway on a tip-off regarding presence of criminals. As soon the police reached near... Read more
India’s top investigators to close coal scam case against billionaire Birla
India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Monday it would drop a coal scam case against billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla and a former top bureaucrat that surfaced in 2012 after a government auditor’s report. The CBI will file a closure report on the case against Birla and former... Read more
‘Game of Thrones’ top contender for Emmys awards
With a staggering 19 nominations, royal feud saga Game of Thrones will cast a long shadow over Monday’s Emmy awards, akin to the Oscars of US television. Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novels about power struggles between dueling clans in seven mythical kingdoms, it won most nominations overall... Read more
Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough dies at 90
British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died on Sunday at the age of 90, according to his son. One of Attenborough’s greatest achievements was making the cinematic tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, for which he won an Oscar for best director. But he also won worldwide acting fame for... Read more
Dollar hits six-month high against rupee
The US dollar rose 63 paisas in the inter-bank market on Monday after which it touched the Rs103.30 mark. Experts have blamed the current political situation for what they call the rupee’s instability and feared that it may further devalue if the situation does not normalise soon. Read more