Jousting for support, Pakistan’s bid to keep cavalry sport alive
Festooned with garlands and colourful bridles, turbaned riders mounted on horseback in full gallop lower their lances at tiny...
Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’
Russia´s justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as “foreign agents” after President...
Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for...
Pakistan’s Saad Haroon shortlisted for World’s Funniest Person competition
Pakistani standup comedian and creator of the country’s first improvisational comedy troupe, ” Black Fish” Saad Haroon is among the 10 semifinalists for the World’s Funniest Person competition. Dressed in a sherwani, Saad received the trophy for making it to the semifinals. He also tweeted, requesting his fans to... Read more
Never cross a crow..

Never cross a crow..

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Crows can remember human faces associated with stressful situations for up to five years and they’ll also warn their friends, a study has found. Crows are known for their extraordinary smarts and have been observed making tools to dig food out of tight spots. Now a 5 year study by... Read more
ECP announces schedule for by-polls in NA-153, PS-22 and PP-48
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has earlier today announced the schedule for local bodies’ elections in constituencies NA-153 Multan, PS-22 Nausharo Feroze and PP-48 Bhakkar. According to the spokesperson of ECP, candidates’ nomination papers for local bodies’ election are to be submitted by October 27 and October 28. Nomination... Read more
Indian cricket board suspends all future tours with West Indies
The Indian cricket board suspended all future tours with West Indies earlier today and said it will take legal action against the Caribbean board for their team’s abrupt pullout from their India tour last week. “BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) due to the... Read more
Paralysed man walks again in historic spinal cord treatment
Millions of paralysis sufferers are today offered the possibility of a cure for the first time after a new technique pioneered by British doctors allowed a man with a severed spinal cord to recover the ability to walk. A revolutionary implant of regenerative cells has knitted back together the... Read more
8 killed, 7 injured as passenger van plunges into ravine in Neelum Valley, AJK
At least eight people including three women were killed and seven others injured when a passenger van fell into a ravine in Azad Kashmir early morning today. The ill-fated van was travelling from Jhagaran area of Neelum Valley to Kundil Shahi. The accident occurred near Masri area due to... Read more
Scientists create ‘life’ in virtual experiment
In a virtual computer experiment, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered information strings with peculiar properties that can reveal how life originated on the Earth. “In our virtual molecular laboratory, information strings began to replicate quickly and efficiently as expected. We saw that the system quickly... Read more
PM decides to seek assistance of Army Chief, CMs to tackle polio
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today, decided to seek assistance of the Army Chief and provincial chief ministers in anti-polio drive. According to sources, the Prime Minister is expected make important announcements on World Polio Day (October 24). The premier has taken a decision to form a special cabinet... Read more
Qadri to announce decision on ‘Islamabad sit-in’ today
Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, earlier today warned the PML-N government that his party could open (still) more fronts. Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Qadri claimed that several local leaders had been arrested by police in Punjab. “If the government did not change its hostile attitude... Read more
Court adjourns Musharraf treason case hearing till Oct 29
Registrar of Special courts, Abdul Ghani Somro adjourned the case hearing of the Musharraf treason case till October 29 today on the request of prosecutor Akram Sheikh without any proceedings. Akram Sheikh maintained that he was unable to prepare for the case in the wake of his wife’s demise and... Read more
Mehreen Jabbar’s Jackson Heights, currently airing on Urdu1 on Fridays. Written by Vasay Chaudhry and produced under Six Sigma Plus, the drama is shot in New York and revolves around obstacles faced by overseas Pakistanis. The title is based on a neighbourhood, Jackson Heights, which is located in the... Read more
COAS off to IIndonesia on official visit
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif earlier today  departed for Indonesia on a three-day official visit. According to ISPR, the COAS is visiting Indonesia on a special invitation from high ranking military official. Read more
‘Total’s CEO dies in plane crash
The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private jet struck a snow plough on takeoff. Total confirmed the death of the 63-year-old early morning today. “The Total Group confirms with great and profound sadness that... Read more
Taliban bomb attack in Kabul kills 4 Afghan soldiers
At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and around a dozen people including six civilians wounded when a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital early today, officials said. The blast, caused by a remote-controlled bomb, targeted an Afghan army bus in the western part... Read more