Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
PM meets John Kerry, discusses bilateral issues
United States Secretary of State John Kerry visited Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Monday in Prime Minister House. In a one-on-one meeting both the leaders discussed matters of mutual interest and the situation of the region. On this occasion Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the United States of... Read more
Asrar is back… With ‘Ishq Hawa Main’
Asrar is back.. With a brand  new track aptly titled “Ishq Hawa Main”. The song starts off with a mouth organ and acoustic guitar melody and a short-haired, shirtless Asrar gallivanting in the music video. The song and video both present a different side of Asrar, one that doesn’t revolve... Read more
Optimism is good for the heart
Optimistic people have significantly better cardiovascular health than pessimistic peers, a study of over 5,000 adults has found. US researchers found that people who were the most optimistic were twice as likely to have ideal cardiovascular health with better blood sugar and total cholesterol levels. “Individuals with the highest... Read more
Mohd. Amir under  6 month assessment by PCB
Following rumours that Pakistani team players did not want to play with the scandal tainted Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to put him under a six-month assessment process before his comeback to the field. Amir was banned along with former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and strike bowler... Read more
Breakthrough: Afghanistan names ‘National Unity’ government
Afghanistan’s new cabinet was unveiled earlier today after three months of wrangling following the election of President Ashraf Ghani and the formation of a “national unity government” in the wake of last year’s  election. Ghani was inaugurated in late September after signing a power-sharing deal with his poll rival... Read more
Foreign exchange reserves cross $15 billion through govt efforts: Ishaq Dar
Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar earlier today said that the foreign exchange reserves of the country have crossed over $15 billion as a (direct) ‘ result of the government’s prudent policies’. “The government is committed to achieve all economic targets,” the finance minister said while addressing a press conference... Read more
AirAsia Black box recovered amidst bad weather
Indonesian divers earlier today  retrieved the flight data recorder of the AirAsia plane that went down in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people on board, a crucial breakthrough that should help explain what caused the crash. The recorder, one of two black boxes containing vital information,... Read more
Balloon tank explodes: 7 children critical
As many as eight people, including seven children, were injured when a gas tank at a balloon stand exploded at a wedding on Sunday. A Rescue 1122 spokesman said the tank exploded at a wedding in Chak Fateh Shah, critically injuring seven children who were standing near it. The... Read more
Terrorists killed in Lahore planning attacks on schools: Police sources
Police received yesterday, the autopsy report of three Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists who were killed in a shootout with law-enforcement agencies on Saturday. Quoting the autopsy report, a senior police officer said that ‘the TTP Lahore chief Roohullah alias Asadullah, the mastermind of the Wagah bombing last year, had... Read more
Telecom Sector earns Rs. 90 billion revenue
For Pakistan’s mobile telecommunication companies, data services have helped generate hefty revenues. With increased use of mobile social applications and over-the-top (OTT) services that allow free messaging and calls in the country, the telecom sector witnessed a strong growth in its revenues from data services in fiscal year 2014... Read more
Property prices stable in Major cities
The year 2014 was nearly stable for the real estate market of Pakistan. Although experts predicted a stronger display than the previous year, however it did not give substantial gains to stakeholders. The real estate market of three important cities, Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad in general showed a slight... Read more
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appologises for gaffe
 In a rare public apology, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earlier today, admitted that his team may had have made a mistake in deleting actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Facebook post in response to the Paris attack. Zuckerberg, in response to a comment on Facebook, said: Later in the day, a member... Read more
3 day anti-Polio virus starts today
A three-day anti polio campaign has been started in 185 Union Councils (UCs) of Multan today (Monday). During the campaign, .8 million children below age five would be given polio drops by 1880 polio teams comprising lady health workers, police, civil defense and officials of other related departments. The... Read more
2 more death-row inmates to be Hanged today
Another two death row inmates including Nawazish Ali and Mushtaq Ahmed are likely to be executed in the  next 24 hours at Faisalabad District Jail,. According to sources, the jail administration has received death warrants of both prisoners who were handed death penalties by a military court in the... Read more