Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned off
Google has been tracking locations of Android phones even with location services turned off, even when no SIM card...
Uber breach, cover-up trigger government probes around the globe
Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a...
Ishaq Dar relieved of finance ministry duties
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has accepted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s request to be relieved of his duties. Dar...
Moscow’s mass murdering maniacs finaly caught
A Russian couple allegedly carried out a string of murders targeting homeless people in Moscow to “clean up” the city, investigators said on Friday. Moscow’s Investigative Committee said it had detained a 20-year-old man on suspicion of seven murders and a 25-year-old woman believed to have taken part in... Read more
Merciless Marcia lashes Australian coast
Two powerful cyclones hit the Australian coast earlier today  and left a trail of destruction with houses ripped apart, trees uprooted and power lines torn down, cutting electricity to thousands of people. Tropical Cyclone Marcia, a category five storm, slammed into the Queensland coast just after 2200 GMT Thursday... Read more
German ex nurse killed 30 patients out of boredom
A German ex nurse who admitted killing over 30 hospital patients with lethal injections in a thrill-seeking game to try to revive them apologised on Thursday to relatives of the victims “I am honestly sorry,” the 38-year-old said at his trial, where he so far faces three murder charges,... Read more
Weak batting line worries Misbah
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq dismissed talk of panic in the ranks Friday but conceded their batting woes needed to be addressed ahead of their crunch World Cup match against the West Indies. The two sides go into Saturday’s match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch desperate to... Read more
I was tortured, kidnapped: Iqra university Student who was set alight
The student of Iqra university, Karachi who was set alight after being drenched with a flammable liquid, revealed that he had already been the victim of a kidnapping attempt on February 9. While talking to GEO News, Harris, revealed that he was abducted four days back from Baloch colony... Read more
Cholesterol not a matter of concern: Dietary experts
A warning against eating foods high in cholesterol is no longer included in the US government’s draft dietary guidelines for Americans, representing a major shift in policy, officials said Thursday. Until now, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to 300 milligrams per day —... Read more
SRK named Bollywood’s most charitable person
Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan has been named as the “Bollywood’s Most Charitable Person” by a China based organisation called Hurun Research Institute (HRI). Khan’s Red Chilies Entertainment donated Rs 25 crores for rural and social development while Salman Khan’s trust Being Human pooled in Rs 11 crores... Read more
Routed in polls: India’s Modi seeks softer image
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is seeking to ‘soften’ his image after a crushing electoral defeat  in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was thrashed in the capital... Read more
Burka Avenger nominated for Emmy Kids Award
Pakistan’s first animated television series ‘Burka Avenger’  has been nominated for an International Emmy Kids Award. The series tells the story of martial arts expert Jiya, who fights for peace, education and women’s rights. Wearing a burka, a long flowing external garment that covers the body from head to... Read more
Iqra university student set alight by alleged terrorists
An Iqra University student who was kidnapped on February 16 was dumped early Friday morning in Mehmoodabad area. A note accompanying the student’s burning body warned that if “the operation” did not end, other students would also be kidnapped and burnt in this manner. The student was drenched in... Read more
KSE Market Watch: The rise of the stocks
Despite starting off the day on a sluggish note, the stock market steadily gained momentum and ended the trading session in the black. The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index ended Thursday’s trading with a rise of 0.66% or 223.41 points at 33,942.27. JS Global analyst Muhammad Mobeen... Read more
Shahbaz Taseer, Ali Haider are in Afghanistan: Punjab Home Minister
Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada has confirmed that, son of ex-Punjab governor late Salman Taseer,  Shahbaz Taseer and Ali Haider Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, are held captive inside Afghanistan. While replying a question and answer season in Punjab Assembly on Friday, the provincial home minister... Read more
Tyre smuggling: A bane for local manufacturers
The government could attract  investment in the rubber tyre industry by resolving structural problems of the sector, claimed  officials of General Tyre and Rubber Company (GTR). A steep increase in gas and electricity tariffs in the last few months, along with security issues, is creating problems for future investment,... Read more
Pakistan secures $21 billion LNG contract with Qatar
In a major breakthrough, Pakistan has managed to secure a $21 billion long-term contract from Qatar to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) at a highly attractive price, a move that is likely to help alleviate some of the severe, chronic shortages of natural gas in the country. Under the... Read more