Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff
Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat has been appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff . President of Pakistan Mamnoon...
Netflix renews ´Stranger Things´ for third season
“Stranger Things” fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said Friday it had...
Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
Martian meteorite  may have traces of extra terrestrial life
An international team has performed a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite, concluding that life on Red Planet is ‘more probable’ than previously thought. The scientists argue that carbon could have been deposited into the fissures of the rock when it was still on Mars... Read more
Armed Forces determined to root out terrorism: COAS
Chief or Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said the army had clear objective of rooting out terrorism from the country and no one should doubt this intent. “Terrorists are a threat of not only to Pakistan but also the whole of the world peace,” he said. He was... Read more
Nasa’s Orion spacecraft to blast off today
The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off today in what Nasa hailed as a first step in mankind’s journey to Mars. No astronauts will be on board the capsule when it launches aboard the United States’ largest... Read more
School bus crash in India: 5 kids dead
Five children were killed eaerlier today when a school bus collided with a moving train at an unmanned railway crossing in northern India, local authorities said. Another 13 people, including the driver, have been taken to hospital for treatment after the crash in Uttar Pradesh state. “It was quite... Read more
CM Punjab to raise disabled persons quota from 2% quota to 3%
Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif will meet Pakistan Blind Association today (Thursday) at Model Town in Lahore. Punjab government has decided to raise the quota of blinds from two percent to three percent and has also assured them of the protection of their rights at any cost.... Read more
Sri Lanka’s Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara on yesterday became only the fourth batsman in history to surpass the 13,000-run mark in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in his 386th match. The 37-year-old left-hander reached the landmark during the third match against England in Hambantota when he took a single off Chris... Read more
School principal shot dead in Gwadar
A private school principal Zahid Askani was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Oasis school in the port city of Gwadar on Thursday. Askani was the founder of the school which was primarily a co-education institution and an English language teaching centre. “Principal of the school was on his way to school... Read more
Airstrikes in North Waziristan kill 18 suspected militants
At least 18 suspected militants were killed earlier today during air strikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in the Dattakhel Tehsil of North Waziristan Agency. The suspected militants were killed after jets targeted their positions in the restive agency’s Madakhel area. However, this information could not be... Read more
Bilal Tanweer’s magnus Opus wins Shakti Bhatt book prize
Internationally renowned  Writer and translator Bilal Tanweer has won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his novel “The Scatter Here Is Too Great”. This award is named after the late journalist Shakti Bhatt. The judges for this year’s award were: authors Amit Chaudhuri, AatishTaseer and Mridula Koshy.... Read more
PM to address London Conference on Afghanistan later today
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the London Conference on Afghanistan today (Thursday) and also hold bilateral meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry and UK delegations. London is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan today to outline the future course of action for the war-ravaged country. At... Read more
Woman appointed chief pilot in Australia
Jetstar Thursday announced the appointment of a woman as its chief pilot — the first to hold such a position in Australia and one of the few in the world. Georgina Sutton, currently Qantas´ Boeing 767 Fleet Captain, beat off stiff competition and will take up the job in... Read more
Yemen’s Al-Qaeda group parades US hostage
Al-Qaeda in Yemen has threatened to execute a US journalist taken hostage last year, who called for help in a video released by the group, SITE Intelligence. In the video dated December 2014, the hostage said his name was Luke Somers, 33, and that he was kidnapped more than... Read more
Wide spread Protests in New York after jury decision in police death
Demonstrators hit the streets in several areas of New York City after a grand jury declined yesterday to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparkedunrest in US cities. Soon after the decision by the grand jury, hundreds... Read more
5 children among 10 dead in Colombia plane crash
Five children were among 10 people killed yesterday when their small plane crashed in central Colombia after developing technical problems, officials said. The plane´s pilot had asked for an emergency landing at Mariquita airport but the aircraft never got that far, said Colonel Carlos Roche, deputy director of Colombia´s... Read more