Indian Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in Chhattisgarh
Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India...
Younis breaks 10,000-run barrier as Pakistan build reply
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to complete 10,000 Test runs as his team reached 201 for four...
Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner
Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga...
Angry birds: In 3D
Finnish entertainment company Rovio, creator of the hugely popular Angry Birds brand,  said it was betting on a new 3D release to swoop back from a massive loss in profit. A few months after the viral game’s 2009 release, Angry Birds became the number one downloaded app of all... Read more
Gilgit check post attack: 4 Arrested
Security forces have arrested four men suspected of sheltering militants who attacked a Rangers check post on the Karakorum Highway near the site of Diamer-Bhasha Dam. Suspected militants opened fire on the post during the early hours of Sunday, leaving five Rangers personnel injured. Security forces launched a manhunt... Read more
India’s first gun for women popular amongst male buyers
A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the Nirbheek, which means “fearless” in Hindi, show that just 28 of around... Read more
PM and COAS agree to continue Karachi Operation
The prime minister and the army chief have agreed that come what may, the ongoing Karachi operation against criminals should be taken to its logical conclusion, stated a communiqué. They have decided that not only should the sphere of the crackdown be expanded but it should also be carried... Read more
Karachi police remove 5 SHOs over political affiliations
The Karachi police removed five station house officers (SHOs) yesterday for their alleged political affiliation with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), according to police sources. The five police inspectors were identified as Shah Faisal SHO Naseem Ahmed Farooqui, Gulberg SHO Athar Malik, Kharadar SHO Zafar Iqbal, Korangi SHO Nafeesur... Read more
Paris to award honorary citizenship to Aasia Bibi
The Council of Paris unanimously adopted a proposal by the city’s mayor Anne Hidalgo to award honorary citizenship to Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago. “To support her in her fight against ignorance and obscurantism, Anne Hildago wishes that Paris raises... Read more
Mastermind of Peshawar Imambargah attack arrested
An alleged mastermind of the Peshawar imambargah attack was arrested by intelligence agencies in Peshawar earlier today. The bomb attack took place at Imamia Masjid in Hayatabad area of the city on February 13, in which at least 19 people were killed and 50 others were injured. The mastermind... Read more
Mystery of the aged leopard’s death
A leopard  was found dead on Wednesday near the city of Abottabad. Its postmortem has revealed that the feline was poisoned, said Dr Muhammad Zafran Turk who is in charge of Government Veterinary Hospital Abbottabad. Dr. Turk said the leopard was brought to the hospital on Wednesday for a post-mortem... Read more
3 more convicts hanged in Adiala Jail
The authorities earlier today  hanged three murder convicts, including two brothers, at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Brothers Ghulam Muhammad and Asghar Ali of Jalti were sent to the gallows at 5.30am in the morning, followed by the third convict Gulistan Khan, who hailed from Kallar Syedan. Earlier, the jail authorities... Read more
IS terror group claims responsibility for Tunis Carnage
The dreaded terror outfit  the ‘Islamic State’ claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign tourists at Tunisia’s national museum that killed 21 people, as the security forces swooped on suspects. Authorities said they had identified the two gunmen killed after the Wednesday assault, prompting calls for a show of... Read more
Police station attacked in Indian occupied Kashmir: 2 dead
Suspected militants stormed a police station near Srinagar earlier today,  killing at least two officers and triggering a gun battle with government forces, police said. Another two people were wounded in the attack, the first to hit India’s only Muslim-majority state since the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party took... Read more
HBL all set to acquire First Microfiance bank
Habib Bank (HBL) is expected to enter the microfinance banking segment by acquiring Pakistan’s second largest microfinance bank in terms of the value of savings, according to a regulatory filing by the country’s biggest commercial bank yesterday. “HBL intends to look at acquiring significant shareholding in First Microfinance Bank,... Read more
Karachi: Bomb  targets Bohra masjid during Jumma prayers
A powerful bomb blast ripped through a mosque frequented by the Dawoodi Bohra community during Friday prayers in Karachi,  a little while ago. The masjid is located close to Karachi’s densely populated Pakistan Chowk area. So far there have been reports of 10 people injured and 1 dead. 3 of... Read more
Cop rapes kid in Abottabad
The KPK police arrested a police constable in abottabad for allegedly sodomizing a teenage boy. The medical report confirmed the child had been sodomized, said the City police. City police quoted Asif*, a 13-year-old ninth grader at a private school, as saying that he was going back home on... Read more