Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department: sources
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month...
One killed, five injured as car falls into ravine in Diamer
A person was killed and five others injured after a speeding car en-route to Chilas fell into a ravine...
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet for moon sighting today
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Islamabad on Friday evening for sighting of the Ramazan moon. The Central...
JIT issues notices to witnesses of the ‘Modal Town’ tragedy case
A Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was formed by the Punjab government for an in depth probe of the Model Town tragedy issued notices earlier today to eye-witnesses of the incident. Following a boycott by Dr Tahriul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek no one from the party appeared before the... Read more
‘Halla Gulla’ is not a sequel to ‘Na Maloom Afraad’, claims its director
With the success of Na Maloom Afraad (NMA), Pakistani audience is now hooked on entertainment movies. And director Kamran Akbar Khan’s “commercial comedy” film Halla Gulla will soon be heading that way. Khan said the team started working on the project in September and plans to release it in... Read more
Imran Khan terms Nov. 30 rally as “final round” for bringing change
Declaring Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari the biggest tax evaders of the country, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has asked his party workers to preserve their energies for the Nov 30 ‘mega show’ in Islamabad, terming it final round for bringing a change in Pakistan. “The Nov 30 will be... Read more
Court grants bail to 3 accused in ‘Bajour girls’ case
A local court in Karachi granted bail earlier today to three accused persons, including a seminary owner, who had handed over 35 girl students to a family in Liaqatabad C-1 area as a ‘bargaining chip’ to settle a debt recovery dispute. The three accused persons, including seminary owner Hameeda... Read more
Terror outfit Jundallah claims responsibility for Quetta outrage
A spokesman for the proscribed militant group Jundullah earlier today  claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on polio workers which had claimed the lives of four people, including three Lady Health Workers (LHW), in Quetta. A spokesman for the banned outfit called media representatives and claimed the responsibility for killing... Read more
Welcome move: BHC bans Houbara hunting in Baluchistan
The Balochistan High Court (BHC) today ordered cancellation of areas alloted to Arabs and other foreigners for hunting for the rare houbara bustard and other birds in the province. It is illegal for Arab royal family members and other foreigners to hunt for the houbara bustard and other wild... Read more
Bilal Tanweer shortlisted along with Kamila Shamsie,for South Asia fiction prize
Two Pakistani authors are among the five frontrunners for 2015 DSC Prize, one of South Asia’s biggest literary awards, according to the shortlist announced in London on Thursday. The Pakistani writers selected are first-time novelist Bilal Tanweer for The Scatter Here Is Too Great and Kamila Shamsie for A... Read more
Alternative power sources keeps fashion business alive
“The business of fashion is tough and we in Pakistan have far more hurdles to cross,” said FPW show director HSY when a blackout temporarily halted proceedings during the opening credits. FPW is in its fifth year now and has evolved to induct new talent and industry professionals who... Read more
Reading ‘Harry Potter’ shows how the  ‘muggle’ mind works
Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it’s the perfect excerpt from the young wizard’s many adventures to give their subjects. Reading that section of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”... Read more
Diseases can now be ‘forecast’
Scientists at CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (C-MMACS), Bangalore India, who work on discoveries in various fields, are introducing a weather-forecast module soon. This high-resolution module promises to predict diseases likely to come up in future, well in advance. Currently in the validation stage, scientists want to scale up the... Read more
PTI allowed to hold Nov 30 rally
The Islamabad administration has allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold its Nov 30 public meeting in the federal capital. Government authorities submitted a written reply to the Islamabad High Court today along with a copy agreement between Islamabad District and the PTI management. A government representative stated in the... Read more
133 killed, many wounded in clashes between rival Sudanese tribes
At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan’s West Kordofan state, a tribal leader said. The clashes between Awlad Omran and Al-Ziyoud groups of the Arab Mesiria tribe began with a dispute over... Read more
Massive bomb blast at Nigerian bus station: 40 people dead
A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria yesterday killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. “There were bodies everywhere on the ground,” Adamu said. The location is about 30 km (20 miles) west... Read more
Pashto singer Sardar Ali Takkar to perform at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
Not just our very own  Rahat Fateh Ali Khan  but the Pashto music legend Sardar Ali Takkar is also set to  perform at the Nobel Prize Ceremony Takkar, who hails from the same province as Malala Yousafzai will be performing Ta Bibi Sheerina Ye on the first day of... Read more