Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
Pele touched by messages from Pakistan
Brazilian football legend Pele on Tuesday was declared well enough to leave the Sao Paulo clinic treating him for a kidney complaint, 15 days after his admission shocked his soccer-mad nation. “I wasn’t afraid of dying as I am a man with three hearts,” joked the 74-year-old, alluding to... Read more
Faisalabad riots: Sanaullah to appear before probe team
Rana Sanaullah, a senior ruling PML-N leader, said Tuesday he would present himself before the team investigating Faisalabad riots yesterday and killing of a PTI worker. Sanaullah denied that the suspected shooter, who killed PTI worker Haq Nawaz yesterday, is in any way related to his family or the... Read more
Brain creates separate memory maps for each place it sees
The research was conducted by scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation along with colleagues from the Czech Republic and Italy. The team included NTNU Professor and 2014 Nobel Laureate May-Britt Moser. They tested the ability... Read more
SC dismisses petitions seeking PM disqualification
Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) Tuesday rejected all the petitions seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification and termed them “political”. A seven-member larger bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk heard the identical petitions filed by Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, PTI leader Ishaq Khakwani and PML-Q... Read more
PTI puts forth five demands to ECP
A delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held a meeting with newly elected Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza, and presented five demands. The demands included reconstitution of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), investigation into alleged vote rigging, publication of ECP’s report on performance  of election tribunals,... Read more
US jet Plane crash: 6 dead
Authorities say a woman and her two young sons were at home when a private jet slammed into their house and were among six people killed in the crash in Maryland US. Police say the woman s two sons were a month-old infant and a 3-year-old, and their last... Read more
As the curtain dropped on the NAPA music festival
After a four-day showcase of the fusion between eastern and western classical music, the International Music Festival, organised by National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), drew to a close on Sunday. With the tagline, ‘Bridging cultures through music,” the event featured musicians from the United States, Italy and Germany,... Read more
Sobia Nazir comes to Islamabad
Known for her lawn, prêt-à-porter and bridal collections, fashion designer Sobia Nazir, opened her flagship store in Islamabad. Shifting away from Rawalpindi’s commercial market, Nazir re-launched her brand in an extravagant three-story building which could now be a second home for fashionistas from the capital. Nazir who is one... Read more
Philippine typhoon kills 27
The death toll from a giant storm crossing the Philippines rose to 27 today, the Red Cross said, but there was widespread relief after it brushed the capital without causing major damage. Most of the people killed were on the far eastern island of Samar, where Hagupit initially made... Read more
New Delhi bans all web taxis after Uber rape allegations
New Delhi has extended a ban on Uber to all web-based taxi services in the Indian capital, as the US-based operator said it would continue operating despite the order, which followed a rape allegation against one of its drivers. The city government announced yesterday that it was banning Uber... Read more
Al-Qaeda claims deadly bomb attack on Yemen army base
Al-Qaeda earlier today claimed responsiblity for the twin suicide car bomb attacks on an army headquarters in southeastern Yemen that killed at least six soldiers. Ansar al-Sharia, the main arm of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, said in a brief statement on Twitter that its militants had carried out the attacks,... Read more
Car bombs target army headquarters in southeast Yemen: 6
Twin suicide car bombs today killed at least six soldiers in an attack on an army headquarters in southeast Yemen, the military said. Yemeni security forces are often the target of deadly attacks, which are usually blamed on Al-Qaeda militants who are active in the violence-wracked country. The explosive-laden... Read more
Public holiday proposed in Karachi on Dec. 12
Law enforcing agencies have suggested to the Sindh government to announce a public holiday on the day of PTI’s planned shutdown in Karachi on Dec. 12. Sindh government is mulling over the suggestion to announce a public holiday on Friday this week. The proposal for announcing a holiday has... Read more
Punjab govt bars PML-N workers from coming out on Lahore roads on Dec 15
Punjab government has barred Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) workers from coming out on roads on the occasion of opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) protest in Lahore on December 15. According to government sources, repetition of Faisalabad like situation will not be allowed in Lahore. Special arrangements will be... Read more