Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
CID foiled a major terror plot in Karachi
Karachi police averted a terrorist plot to attacks on Ashura processions and prominent city figures. In a press briefing, Ali Raza, Sub-Inspector of Crime Investigation Department (CID), told media that police on a tip-off, CID conducted a raid at Kanwari Colony in Mangho Pir, arresting five suspected militants. According... Read more
Prime Minister expresses grief over Wagah Suicide Attack
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic incident at Wagah near Lahore. He extended condolences on the loss of lives and sought report over the incident. The Prime Minister also directed the Interior Ministry and law enforcement agencies to provide all necessary support to... Read more
Jundullah claims Wagah suicide attack
Banned militant organisation Jundullah has claimed responsibility of the Wagah suicide attack, which claimed nearly 50 lives in the evening on Sunday. According to sources, Jundullah claimed the responsibility of suicide attack, which claimed at least 47 lives including two Rangers personnel and injured dozens of others. Read more
Suicide blast kills 45 at Wagah Border
At least 45 people, including three Rangers personnel and children, were killed in a suicide blast at Wagah border in Lahore on Sunday. According to initial details, more than 70 people have been injured and the death toll is expected to rise with the suspected use of ball bearings in... Read more
Record-breaking Misbah pushes Pakistan closer to win
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq equalled the 28-year-old record for the fastest Test century and set the new mark for the fastest fifty to leave Australia reeling in the second Test on Sunday. Misbah smashed a 56-ball hundred, equalling West Indian legend Viv Richards’s record made against England at Antigua... Read more
Pakistan set Australia 603-run target
Abu Dhabi: Pakistan set a mammoth 603-run target for Australia to win the second Test and save the series after declaring their second innings on 293-3 on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Azhar Ali scored 100 not out while Misbah-ul Haq was unbeaten on 101, setting... Read more
2nd test: Misbah scores fastest test fifty
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq  set a new world record for the fastest Test half-century, reaching 50 off just 21 balls against Australia on Sunday. On the fourth day, Pakistan subdued Australia with a massive 519-run lead at lunch. Earlier, Younis Khan and Azhar Ali batted well to carry on from where they... Read more
PPP likely to get new Sindh chief minister
The PPP leadership has decided to replace Sindh Chief Minister (CM), Syed Qaim Ali Shah. According to party sources, the PPP leadership has principally agreed  to replace Shah  and look for a better replacement who has a dynamic personality to run the affairs  and matters of the province. The political analysts believe that Murad... Read more
7 kills, injures 3 in Khyber and Orakzai agencies
Seven people  killed and  three others sustained injuries in Khyber and Orakzai agencies on Sunday. According to initial reports, in Khyber Agency, five suspected militants were killed and one security official was injured in a clash between security forces and miscreants. The exchange of fire took place in Jhansi Qila... Read more
Power bills can be reduced by half if corruption eliminated, TIP tells PM
ISLAMABAD: The Trans-parency International Pakistan (TIP) has informed the prime minister that electricity bills can be reduced by 50 per cent if corruption in independent power producers (IPPs) and distribution companies (Discos) is eliminated. In a letter sent on Saturday to Javed Aslam, secretary to the prime minister, TIP... Read more
Support price for wheat increased to Rs1,300
ISLAMABAD: The government increased on Saturday wheat support price for the year 2014-15 crop from Rs1,200 to Rs1,300 per 40kg. A statement released by the finance ministry said that as chairman of the Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar took the decision to facilitate the... Read more
Violent protests erupt in France over alleged police brutality
NANTES: Violent protests broke out on Saturday in two French cities against alleged police brutality, leaving several people injured. Officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas as demonstrators hurled bottles of acid and stones in the northwestern city of Nantes, injuring at least five protesters and three police officers.... Read more
Abu Sayyaf insurgents kill six Philippine soldiers
ISLAMABAD: The Islamic State organisation is starting to attract the attention of radicals in Pakistan and Afghanistan, long a cradle for Islamist militancy, unnerving authorities who fear a potential violent contagion. ZAMBOANGA :Abu Sayyaf insurgents killed six soldiers in the southern Philippines on Sunday despite a new military offensive... Read more
British-Iranian volleyball woman sentenced to one year
TEHRAN: A British-Iranian woman who was arrested in Tehran after trying to attend a volleyball match has been sentenced to one year in jail, her lawyer was reported as saying Sunday. Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year-old law graduate who was detained in June at a Tehran stadium where Iran´s national... Read more