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...
US sec. of State Kerry in talks with Oman counterpart over Iran nuclear issue
US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Omani counterpart Youssef ben Alaoui in London yesterday, who is acting as an intermediary in crunch nuclear talks with Iran. Kerry prolonged his stay in the city, where he has been since Monday, and will head to Paris Thursday before flying... Read more
At least 24 feared dead after bus falls into river in Nepal
At least 24 people are feared to have lost their lives when a passenger bus plunged yesterday into a river in mountainous western Nepal, triggering a search operation for any survivors, police said. The bus, carrying at least 45 passengers, veered off a narrow road in Jajarkot region in... Read more
Shooting at US university: 3 wounded, gunman dead
A gunman opened fire at a major university in Florida early today, leaving three people injured, before officers killed the shooter, police said. The latest episode of America´s epidemic of gun violence, happened just after midnight at Florida State University in the state capital Tallahassee. A gunman opened fire... Read more
Indian police search Guru Rampal Maharaj’s ashram for explosives after bloody stand-off
Indian police were today  scouring the ashram of a controversial guru for explosives, hours after his arrest ended a violent stand-off with thousands of followers that left six people dead. Police arrested self-styled “godman” Rampal Maharaj late night yesterday  more than 24 hours after they stormed the heavily guarded... Read more
6 nurses, worker knifed to death in China
Six nurses and a co-worker at a Chinese hospital were knifed to death by another member of staff at a female employees´ dormitory earlier today. The man who carried out the attack in the resort town of Beidaihe in the northern province of Hebei told police he had “a... Read more
Gravity saved the universe after Big Bang
Gravity may have saved the universe from collapsing immediately after the Big Bang by providing stability needed to survive expansion during that period, a new study suggests. Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to all particles – have suggested... Read more
World’s first public funded spaceship to land on the moon within a decade
A British-led consortium has announced plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years’ time and has decided to raise the cost of this space mission from the public. Its aim is to raise £500 million for the project from donations by the public. In return,... Read more
UK Man to live another’s life for 4 weeks
A London man is to live the life of another person for 28 days, in an experiment that he hopes will give him insight into the nature of human existence but which experts have called potentially `extremely disturbing’. Mark Farid is set to recruit an `avatar’ or `other’, who... Read more
Lux Style awards to take place in December finaly
The Lux Style Awards will be held on December 4 in Karachi. The venue for the event has not been disclosed yet due to security reasons and hopefully the event will not see any further delays. Ambiguity regarding the event taking place or not has left both the media... Read more
Cotton prices fall for third consecutive day
Official spot rates of cotton were lowered for the third consecutive day yesterday and most deals on ready counter were also finalised at reduced rates. Floor brokers said activity slowed down considerably as many growers and ginners are holding back their phutti (seed cotton) and lint stocks hoping price... Read more
S&P affirms Pakistan’s long-term rating ‘stable
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services has affirmed ‘B-’ long-term and ‘B’ short-term sovereign credit ratings on Pakistan, adding that the outlook on the long-term rating is “stable”, according to a press release by the agency yesterday. The ratings incorporate Pakistan’s significant security risks, the underlying weak institutional and... Read more
Pharma industry in favour of reference pricing system
National Health Services (Regulation and Coordination) Secretary Ayub Shaikh said that DRAP had given three proposals: reference pricing, cost plus basis pricing system and average pricing system and asked the industry and trade bodies to give their input. According to industry sources, Pharma Bureau Representative said that due to... Read more
Faulty e-filing system annoys taxpayers
Trade and industry has criticised the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for launching an e-filing system without verifying its shortcomings which are creating hurdles in filing of income tax and wealth statements for the tax year 2013-14. Industry representatives pointed out a number of issues in the new e-filing... Read more
PM Sharif concerned over UN inaction on Kashmir
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said earlier today that inaction by the world community and the United Nations over Indian atrocities in the held Jammu and Kashmir was a source of concern for Islamabad. Addressing a meeting of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir Council, he urged the international community to... Read more