Pakistan celebrates modest Eid amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy
Pakistan offered Namaz-e-Eid Ul Fitar early Monday morning amid gloom over Bahawalpur tragedy and recent terror attack in Quetta...
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region; no casualties
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern region early Monday morning. Citizens in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and surrounding areas in...
Boat in Colombia carrying 150 tourists goes down in reservoir: Air Force
A boat carrying some 150 tourists on a reservoir in Colombia went down late Sunday night, the air force...
Sindh government forms JIT to interrogate Saulat Mirza
Karachi: Sindh government on the directives of the federal government formed a new six-member Joint Investigation Team to afresh interrogate death row prisoner Saulat Mirza. According to Sindh Home Department a six members JIT head by DIG Traffic Police Ameer Sheikh will interrogate Saulat Mirza. The JIT comprises officers from Federal... Read more
Military courts hand down first sentences
Rawalpindi: Military courts have given death sentences to six militants on terror charges, the army said Thursday, the first convictions since the courts were established after Peshawar’s school attack in December. “Army Chief confirms death sentence of 6 hard core terrorists tried by the recently established military courts,” chief... Read more
Bollywodd diva Sonakshi Sinha believes that  video “My Choice” is not sufficient for the empowerment of women. “My Choice” video went viral on social media, creating quite a storm in its wake. While some came out in full support of the concept and content behind it, others have criticized it believing it to... Read more
Shah Sharabeel returns with ‘You Only Marry Twice’
KARACHI: Shah Sharabeel returns to the theatre scenario with another farcical recreation, You Only Marry Twice (YOMT). You Only Marry Twice is an Urdu remake of Ray Cooney’s comedy play Caught in the Net which revolves around a bigamist taxi-driver who tries to keep both his families separate and... Read more
Yemen crisis: Joint Parliament session on Monday
ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday decided to call joint session of the Parliament for a debate on Pakistan’s cooperation to Saudi Arabia in Yemen campaign. The session will be summoned on Monday, April 6. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif... Read more
PPP decides to support MQM in NA-246 by election
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday decided to support Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in by-elections on NA-246 in Karachi. According to our correspondent, 15 members are in fray for the National Assembly seat, except PPP which decided to withdraw its candidate in favour of MQM. Major contest on... Read more
Mawra Hocane and Ranbir Kapoor to do a film together?
Pakistani VJ-turned-model-turned-TV actress Mawra Hocane, who is known for her roles in popular dramas such as Ahista Ahista and Main Bushra among others, is in Mumbai these days and it seems we will soon be seeing her in a Bollywood film. The pretty actress has been posting photos on... Read more
KARACHI: “It’s a full-blown comedy and family-entertainer.” That’s how cast members of the soon-to-be-released Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (JPNA) describe the film. And, judging by the teaser of the movie, audiences should expect nothing less from a film, which boasts an all-star cast, comprising Humayun Saeed, Hamza Ali Abbasi,... Read more
Babar Fatah appointed new ECP secretary
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) got a new secretary after five-month span as Baber Yaqoob Fatah assumed charge of the office on Thursday. Chief Election Commissioner, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, has hoped that the appointment would help resolve several issues. Baber Yaqoob Fateh, who has replaced Ishtiaque Ahmed,... Read more
California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought
LOS ANGELES: California announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history Wednesday in order to combat the region´s devastating drought, the worst since records began. Governor Jerry Brown issued the declaration at a press conference in a parched, brown slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains that... Read more
Pakistan close to buying eight Chinese submarines
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is close to agreeing a multi-billion dollar deal to buy eight submarines from China, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, in what would be one of China’s largest overseas weapons sales. The decision had been agreed “in principle”, the newspaper said, citing a hearing in the Pakistani... Read more
Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka with 54 dead
MOSCOW: At least 54 people have died and 26 others are still missing after a trawler sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia´s far east on Wednesday night, while 63 people were rescued alive, Russian media said. “All in all 106 people have been taken aboard the ships participating... Read more
Countrywide rain forecast
ISLAMABAD: Different cities of Punjab, Balochistan and northwestern upper parts experienced rain of light to moderate intensity yesterday, with Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasting more downpour today, Samaa reported. According to PMD, a westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist during... Read more
Govt to reduce customs tariff slabs to five
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to slash the customs tariff slabs to five from six in the Federal Budget 2015-16, said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan on Wednesday at a news conference. The tariff rationalisation is part of the commitment held out to the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO)... Read more