Khamenei terms Saudis as America’s ‘milking cow’
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being...
BlackBerry, Qualcomm decide on final amount to resolve royalty dispute
Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday that US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay the software maker $940...
Youm-e-Takbeer being celebrated today
Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998. Pakistan...
PTI to observe day of mourning on Tuesday
PTI chief vowed not to let the sacrifice of slain PTI worker Haq Nawaz go in vain. Imran Khan also said, “PTI will observe ‘Youm-e-Soug’ )on Tuesday and I will also offer funeral prayers of the slain PTI worker.” He further added that “I would like to thank people... Read more
Ton-up Taylor lifts New Zealand to 246-7
Ross Taylor hit a fighting century to help New Zealand score a challenging 246-7 in the first of five day-night internationals against Pakistan in Dubai on Monday. The 30-year-old scored a 135-ball 105 not out for his 11th one-day hundred after New Zealand, put into bat, were derailed by... Read more
Imran’s next plan aimed at destroying democracy: Rasheed
Information Minister Pervez Rasheed on Monday said Imran Khan’s ‘Plan C’ aimed at creating chaos has begun from Faisalabad. Imran’s ‘Plan A’ was to attack democracy, ‘Plan B’ to besiege the democracy, ‘Plan C’ to create anarchy while his ‘Plan D’ is aimed at destroying democracy. But none of the plans conceived... Read more
‘Technoference’: Eating away at romantic relationships
‘Technoference’ — seemingly small, everyday interruptions that come with smartphones and other devices — can hurt romantic relationships, a new study has found. A study involving 143 women in committed relationships found that 74% of them think that cellphones detract from their interactions with their spouse or partner. Researchers... Read more
Nanowires to help combat cell damage and ageing
Nanowires made of vanadia can reduce cell damage in the human body, researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have found. This breakthrough can help develop drugs that prevent ageing, cardiac disorders, and several neurological problems like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Vanadium oxide or vanadia is a form... Read more
Pluto-bound spacecraft to be woken from 9 year old hibernation to commence its mission
After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), Nasa’s New Horizons robotic probe will be woken from hibernation to begin its unprecedented mission: the study of the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its home, the Kuiper Belt.  A pre-set alarm clock is due to... Read more
Pakistani TV shows are closer to reality’ thinks Mikaal Zulfiqar
Ever since the Zindagi channel started airing Pakistani television shows across the border, our celebrities have paved their way into the hearts of Indian audiences. Mikaal Zulfiqar is one such actor, who quickly became a fan favourite because of his performances in Dhoop Chaaon and Aaina Dulhan Ka. Zulfiqar... Read more
Syria accuses Israeli warplanes of bombing Damascus airport
Syria accused Israel of bombing its main international airport yesterday as the UN announced talks with rebel leaders on a ceasefire in its war-battered second city of Aleppo. Israel has launched a series of air strikes inside Syria since the outbreak of the country´s armed uprising in 2011, including... Read more
Survivors commemorate 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack in Honolulu
For the fifth year in a row, Lou Conter made the trip to Honolulu from his Alta Sierra, California, home to remember his USS Arizona shipmates who died in the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Before the 73rd commemoration ceremony started on the Pearl... Read more
Modi campaigns in Jammu Kashmir inspite of a spate of deadly attacks
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told voters today, not to be intimidated against casting ballots in held Kashmir´s state elections after a string of attacks, as he hit the campaign trail in the Muslim-majority region. Modi´s Hindu nationalist party is making an unprecedented bid for power in the troubled Himalayan... Read more
New fashion store in the market
The first Sapphire store opened its doors this Friday at Dolmen Mall, Clifton, at a media launch that was a huge success. The store has been launched in retail collaboration between the Sapphire Group and Khadijah Shah, creative director of Élan. Sapphire offers designer pret and fabric and stocks... Read more
2 policemen on polio team security shot dead
Two policemen who were part of a security team for polio workers were  shot dead in a remote area of Buner district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, earlier today according to media sources. According to security officials, bodies of two policemen were recovered in Pir Baba area where they had arrived... Read more
First ODI: Pakistan taking on Kiwis today
Pakistan and New Zealand will be eyeing a winning start to the five match one day series as they square off in the first ODI here in Dubai on Monday. Earlier, the three match test series was drawn 1-1 whereas the two Twenty20 match series was also drawn between Pakistan and New Zealand. It... Read more
Increasing growth in banks’ profit
Banks’ net profits are growing thanks to their disproportionally huge investment in high-yield government debt papers and the growing share of savings and current accounts in their deposit mix. In the first nine months of 2014 (9MCY14), the after-tax profits of banks rose to Rs115bn, up 40pc from Rs82bn... Read more