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...
Fear of the noose drove GB convicts to risk jailbreak
The fear of being sentenced to death by a military court is what spurred two suspects charged with the Nanga Parbat base camp massacre, along with two other prisoners, to risk a jailbreak in Gilgit, investigators stated to the media. In his statement to the police, an injured Dilbar,... Read more
New Indian Kashmir CM refuses to retracts statement
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said yesterday that  he stands by his statement on violence-free polls in the state. Reacting to the controversy about his comment, he said, “I’ve said what I’ve said and I stand by that. The media is making a mountain out of... Read more
Brain Lara dismisses Pakistan as irrelevant
Former West Indies legend Brian Lara said earlier today that none of the opposing cricket teams feared Pakistan anymore, while dismissing comparisons between the green shirts of 1992 and 2015 as irrelevant. “This Pakistan won’t create any fear in the opposition,” Lara said, according to NDTV. Comparing Misbahul Haq’s... Read more
Anti-Polio campaign postponed in 3 districts in Baluchistan
The second phase of the anti-polio virus campaign could not be launched in Quetta, Zhob and Sherani districts today because of inadequate security arrangements by the Balochistan government. The health department refused to send staff and volunteers to take part in the campaign without full security arrangements in the... Read more
Sitara-i-Shujaat for APS Shaheeds
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has advised President Mamnoon Hussain to approve the conferment of the Sitara-i-Shujaat and the Tamgha-e-Shujaat on those who were martyred in the Army Public School attack in December last year. The decoration is intended to pay homage to those who were brutally murdered in the... Read more
Blind protesters demonstrate outside Punjab Assembly
Around 50 visually impaired people staged a demonstration on Punjab Assembly premises as well as in front of it yesterday They protested against, what they called the government’s failure to ensure provision of employment and regularisation of visually impaired adhoc government servants. The protest began at around noon on... Read more
Christian couple murder: hearing adjourned till March 12
A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) yesterday,  adjourned till March 12 the hearing of bail applications of seven people, accused of murdering a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan. The bench deferred the hearing after it was informed that the matter was pending before the Supreme... Read more
Karachi declared the cheapest city in the world
A report featured on the BBC has revealed that the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has recognised Karachi as the cheapest city in the world. It was awarded the same title last year by the EIU during its annual survey on the worldwide cost of living. The survey took into... Read more
Iraqi forces attempt to wrest Tikrit from ISIL
Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group s main strongholds. Each time they have done so before they were resoundingly beaten back with heavy casualties. And in one... Read more
Bus falls off cliff in China: 20 dead
At least twenty people from an opera company were killed after a bus fell off a cliff in China early Tuesday,  Chinese state media reported. Another 13 were injured in the accident in Linzhou in the central province of Henan, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the local... Read more
KU Students protest against raise in fee structure
The student of Karachi University earlier today  staged a protest against the raise in the university fee and chanted slogans against the vice chancellor. The University of Karachi has raised not only its semester examination fee by 40% but has also increased other fee charges as well. Students staged a... Read more
Leaf guitar playing lizard!
Aditya Permana, a professional photographer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, recently captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo of a forest dragon lizard that looks like it’s playing a guitar! The photographer insisted that he did not manipulate the lizard, telling the media that he “did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until... Read more
Soon, people may talk to computers as friends
Humans may soon be able to talk to computers and robots the same way they talk to their friends, scientists say. A new programme from the US Defence Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) aims to get computers to express themselves more like humans by allowing them to use spoken language,... Read more
2,000 illegal Afghans deported since APS Peshawar attack
The Pakistani Authorities have deported approximately 2,000 illegal Afghans after the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar in December 2014. According to security officials, during the last visit of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) it was clearly communicated to the Afghan government that around three million refugees are creating great... Read more