Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Mega hit Pakistani Si-fi flick Shanee released 26 years ago today
The veteran director Saeed Rizvi released Pakistan’s first sci-fi film Shanee, complete with special effects, on March 10 in 1989. The sci-fi  flick was a box office block buster in its time and bagged seven Nigar Awards. It used to be screened on Eid holidays by NTN, one of the... Read more
Lankan Captain begs Sangakkara not to retire
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said earlier today that he has gone down on his knees to beg record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara not to quit after the World Cup. Sangakkara, 37, will call time on his ODI career at the end of the tournament but he is still in... Read more
7 insurgents liquidated by FC in Baluchistan
Security forces claimed to have killed seven militants in Balochistan’s insurgency wrecked Dera Bugti district earlier today. Spokesman Frontier Corps (FC), a para-military force, told the media that the forces conducted a search operation in the Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti He said that seven militants involved in... Read more
Salmaan Taseer Shaheed’s family refuses blood money
A day after religious parties representing the Barelvi school of thought announced an offer of blood money to the family of Salman Taseer for the acquittal of Mumtaz Qadri, the eldest son of the slain Punjab governor, Salmaan Taseer Shaheed, categorically ruled out accepting the proposal. Earlier yesterday, the... Read more
Dr. Shehla Raza refers to PTI as political orphans
Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly Dr Shela Raza said in Muzaffarabad that “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is a group of political orphans”. “PTI has no ideology and manifesto to serve the people of Pakistan,” she said at a press conference organised in AJK. Raza, flanked by Azad Jammu and Kashmir... Read more
Qatari website issues Fatwa for destruction of Egyptian heritage
A Qatari-owned online portal has issued a fatwa calling for the destruction of pharaonic monuments in Egypt, claiming that they are ‘contrary to Islam. Though the fatwa was first issued in December 2012, it has recently been picked up by social media and Egyptian newspapers. The religious decree issued... Read more
‘Pee Power’ Toilet Generates Electricity With Urine
A prototype toilet which uses ‘urine to generate electricity’ has actually been launched on a UK university campus. The working urinal has been installed on the University of the West of England’s campus in Bristol, and students and staff are being encouraged to use it. Microbial fuel cell stacks... Read more
Italian hunts largest ever blue sheep in Gilgit
An Italian has become the first person ever to hunt a 32-inch blue sheep in Gilgit-Baltistan. The hunt, said to be the biggest in the country’s history, was made by Boieti Gian Carlo last weekend in Gojal Valley. “This is the biggest hunt of blue sheep ever made by a... Read more
Girl from KPK bags prestigious commonwealth award
A prominent Pakistani women’s rights activist from KPK was amongst 16 extraordinary youth from across the Commonwealth countries who won the prestigious 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. 28-year-old Gulalai Ismail, from Peshawar, was conferred the award for her initiative ‘Aware Girls.’ Gulalai and her sister... Read more
Iran’s women being turning into baby machines: Amnesty report
Draft legislation aimed at boosting the steadily declining birth rate threatens to reduce Iranian women to “baby-making machines” and set their rights back by decades, Amnesty International warned earlier today. The London-based human rights group said that a first bill, which has already been approved once by parliament, would restrict access to... Read more
Three TTP terrorists killed in Swabi
At least three terrorists were killed yesterday night in a clash with police personnel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swabi district. A policeman also lost his life in the exchange of gunfire with the militants, which police claimed belonged to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The KP provincial government that a Rs... Read more
World Cup 2015: Lankans down brave Scots
Sri Lanka defeated Scotland by a whopping 148-run margin in a Pool A World Cup match at Hobart. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan (104 off 99) and Kumar Sangakkara (124 off 95) powered the Islanders to 363/9 in their 50 overs. In reply,... Read more
Pakistan offers its JF-17 jets to Bulgaria
Pakistan plans on offering its PAC JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to Bulgaria in a bid to acquire 16 combat aircraft for its military, according to media reports. According to the Bulgarian news agency Nevinite, the Bulgarian Air Force is aiming to replace its outdated Soviet-designed Mikoyan MiG-21 aircraft. Up... Read more