Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
“Naya Pakistan to materialize soon”: Claims Imran Khan (yet again)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan yesterday directed his party’s leaders, office bearers and workers to bring as many people as they could to Islamabad on Nov 30. Speaking at a party’s meeting, Khan said that Nov 30 would be (yet another) “decisive day” for the party. He accused... Read more
MasterChef Pakistan nominated for Asian Television Awards
MasterChef Pakistan has been nominated for the prestigious 19th Asian Television Awards (ATA) and has become the first Pakistani reality show to be nominated for this international accolade. The show has been nominated in the ‘Best Adaptation of an Existing Format’ category. Other nominees in the category include: Asia’s... Read more
Hong Kong cops clash with protesters as they attempt to break into parliament
Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators today after a small group attempted to break into the city´s legislature, as splits emerged within the movement ahead of the expected clearance of protest camps. Around 100 police used pepper spray and batons as they battled hundreds of protesters, some in... Read more
Six dead after police charge into India guru’s ashram
Police discovered five bodies earlier today after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India and another of the man´s followers died in hospital, an officer said. Director general of police SN Vashisht said the bodies of four women were found at the sprawling compound but it... Read more
Justice for Farzana : LHC hands death sentences to her killers!
Lahore High Court earlier today handed death sentences to the father, brother and cousin of Farzana Iqbal who was stoned to death in an apparent ‘honour killing’. Twenty-five year old Farzana Iqbal of Chak 167, Jaranwala, was previously engaged to a cousin but choosing to marry Muhammad Iqbal instead, her family registered... Read more
Pakistan 118-2 by lunch time in reply to New Zealand’s 403
Pakistan, replying to New Zealand’s first innings total of 403, reached 118-2 at lunch on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Wednesday. Azhar Ali (35) and Younis Khan (53) were at the crease after Pakistan resumed the day at 34-2 at Dubai stadium. The pair has... Read more
Heavy Snow Storm hits New York USA: 4 die
A massive early snowstorm hit the Buffalo, New York, area yesterday, dumping record snowfalls, trapping people in cars and homes, and killing four people, authorities said. Many areas south of the city near Niagara Falls were socked with up to four and five feet (over 1.5 meters) in less... Read more
Hafeez to be tested for “suspect” bowling action
Under-scrutiny all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests on his suspect bowling action, an official said earlier today. Hafeez’s action was reported during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last week. Under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules for dealing with suspect actions, a bowler... Read more
Panning away from stereotypes
A two-day film festival commenced at the Alliance française, Karachi. it is called ‘A French Filmmaker’s Perspective’. The launching ceremony started with a panel discussion between participating filmmakers Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti, Michel Spinosa and actor Noor, who features in one of the films. ‘A French Filmmaker’s Perspective as... Read more
MQM calls for notice in Sindh Assembly over presence of ISIL in Karachi
Sindh Assembly has been in session today in Karachi with Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in the chair. A call attention notice of opposition Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) about presence of Taliban and Daesh militant outfits has also been on the agenda of the house. MQM member Kamran Akhtar has invited the attention... Read more
Coke Studio:Season 7
This season seems to have taken the Pizzazz out of the whole coke studio experience. In earlier seasons, the likes of Ali Zafar and Atif Aslam experimented with classics, while actual legends like Tina Sani performed ghazal with a modern twist while Abida Parveen took folk music to another... Read more
Twitter indexes every public tweet ever sent since inception
The extremely popular micro blogging site Twitter yesterday began letting users search through every tweet publicly fired off at the globally-popular one-to-many messaging service since it launched in 2006. Twitter has built a searchable index of the billions of tweets posted during the past eight years or so using... Read more
Pakistan in trouble as openers flop in 2nd Test against the Kiwis
Pakistanwere in trouble after losing both their openers for 34 in reply to New Zealand’s big total of 403 in the second Test in Dubai yesterday. Azhar Ali (four) and Younis Khan (one) were unbeaten at close on the second day after Shan Masood (13) and Taufeeq Umar (16)... Read more
COAS says India a (major) hurdle in Pakistan’s fight against terrorism
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has described India as an obstacle in Pakistan’s fight against terrorism in the tribal region. According to a British’s leading news organization, it quoted General Sharif as saying that operation against terrorists in the tribal areas was affected by continuous firing from... Read more