Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Karachi jailbreak suspects also planned suicide attack in Muharram
Karachi rangers has arrested ten key suspects responsible for digging a tunnel into Karachi Central Jail. Rangers today arrested 10 suspects during raids in different parts of the city. The suspects admitted they had planned to enter Karachi jail, detonate explosives and free militants on Muharram 8. Security forces... Read more
Finally! ECP confirms electoral rigging in 20 constituencies
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has confirmed that polls  in general elections 2013 were rigged in at least 20 constituencies. The ECP in its report on Friday stated that elections were rigged in seven national and thirteen provincial seats during the General Elections 2013. The election commission has also ordered for... Read more
Imran Khan says PTI Sit-ins will continue till PM Nawaz steps down
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan earlier today reiterated his stance that his party would not end its sit-ins till Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down. “Pakistan, be ready. Next year is the election year,” insisted Khan while addressing a rally in Sarghoda He said by-poll victory in Multan for... Read more
“Politicians should learn politics from Imran Khan” claims Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that, “Multan has proven that it is awake”. He said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is going to stage a public gathering on 18th of October. He said that even former President Asif Ali Zardari will have to hear ‘GoNawazGo’... Read more
Bomb blast in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula kills two Egypt policemen
A roadside bomb killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded nine in the town of El Arish in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula late night yesterday, security officials said. Sinai-based militants have killed scores of policemen and soldiers since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July... Read more
India test-fires first home-made cruise missile
India successfully test-fired its first domestically built nuclear-capable long-range cruise missile earlier today. The “Nirbhay”,  (fearless in Sanscrit), missile lifted off from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Missile Test Range in Chandipur in the eastern state of Orissa, India’s official news agency, The Press Trust of India reported.... Read more
KP govt gives the nod to Rs10bn for oil and gas exploration company
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government yesterday approved Rs10 billion for the provincial Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (KPOGDCL) with a comprehensive action plan for accelerating work on exploration of oil and gas in the province. It also decided to carry out hydro and solar power projects to end prolonged... Read more
Iconic ‘Game of Thrones’ commences filming at historic Islamic fort in Southern Spain
The Game of Thrones crew has begun shooting parts of the fifth season of the popular HBO series at the Alcázar Palace in the southern Spanish city of Seville. The royal palace, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, which is packed with columned courtyards and elaborately tiled halls, said on... Read more
Al Pacino to return to Broadway in ‘China Doll’
World famous  Oscar- and Tony-winning actor Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in the world premiere of China Doll, a new play by David Mamet, its producers said on yesterday. The play, which Mamet wrote for Pacino, will begin performances in October 2015, according to producers Jeffrey... Read more
Pakistan clerics condemn IS group
A leading group of Pakistani clerics on Friday condemned the Islamic State organisation, amid concerns the hard-line jihadists could gain a foothold in the militant-plagued nuclear state. The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) said the IS group, which has declared a “caliphate” in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria,... Read more
ECP de-notifies PPP Sindh MPA
Election Commission of Pakistan Friday de-notified the membership of Abdul Sattar Rajpar in the Sindh Assembly. According to the notification issued here, the membership of the provincial assembly was de-notified as per the judgment of the Election Tribunal titled “Arif Mustafa Jatoi Vs. Abdul Sattar and others.” Rajpar was... Read more
Google thinks of Amazon as its biggest competitor
Google is in the business of selling of ads, Amazon in the business of delivering goods. Lately, though, these two businesses seem to have converged. The first way this is happening is simple: Google is getting into the market for on-demand goods. It launched a same-day delivery service, Google... Read more
10 killed in forces operation in Khyber region
At least 10 suspected militants killed in security forces counter militancy operation in Aka-khel area of Khyber tribal region on Friday. According to security sources, the forces have intensified operation against militants in Khyber tribal region killing 10 militants in recent attacks. Security forces have taken control of the... Read more
Textile policy in the doldrums pending govt approval
Despite a lapse of three months, the federal finance ministry is yet to approve the new textile policy which carries measures to increase country’s textile exports to $26 billion by the year 2019. The policy was sent to the ministry in June for an approval by Finance Minister Ishaq... Read more