Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO
Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the US...
Pakistan Army kills 5 Indian soldiers in retaliatory fire at LOC
Indian unprovoked firing along LOC in Nezapir, Sabzkot and Kayani Sectors targeting Pakistan Army  posts and  innocent civil population....
No compromise shall be made towards defence  irrespective of the constraints: COAS
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) today. On the occasion COAS...
Six terrorists killed in Quetta operation
Quetta: At least six suspected terrorists including two suicide bombers were killed in an operation led by security forces in the Sanjawi district. “The suspects were involved in abduction of security officials and citizens,” Spokesman FC said. According to the reports, security forces raided an area in Sanjawi district... Read more
A star is born: Spectacular space picture took astronomers 18 years to take
These stunning images of the birth of a star were captured by astronomers over 18 years. The star – a mammoth 4,200 light-years from Earth – was pictured by a battery of 27 antennae located in the New Mexico desert, which allowed astronomers to watch the unfolding formation of... Read more
Yemen rebels quit Aden palace after air raids: senior official
ADEN: Rebel forces withdrew from Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi´s palace in his former southern stronghold Aden early Friday after overnight air raids by the Saudi-led coalition, a senior official said. The rebels had seized the hilltop complex a day earlier after fierce fighting with supporters of Hadi, who... Read more
This helmet will tell your way
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Motorcyclists will no longer have to rely on maps or GPS systems, both of which require riders to take their eyes off the road, once a new Russian smart helmet goes on sale this summer. The perils of navigating while on a motorbike are obvious drivers can’t... Read more
Hockey camp shut down over lack of funds, players protest
LAHORE: Members of the Pakistani hockey squad have protested against the lack of funds available with the federation. An Olympic qualifying camp was cut-short after 17 days when the Pakistani Hockey Federation (PHF) announced that they had run out of funds. A senior member of the hockey team speaking... Read more
President summons joint sitting of parliament on April 6
ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on Friday formally summoned a Joint Session of the Parliament on April 6. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent a summary to the President yesterday to convene the session over the current crisis in Yemen. Yesterday, Sharif took a decision to convene parliament’s session... Read more
After turning down Hollywood, ZaidAliT gets noticed by Bollywood!
After turning down a Hollywood film in early January, Pakistani-Canadian YouTube sensation Zaid Ali recently came to the notice of Dabangg actress Sonakshi Sinha, who couldn’t help but tweet about how one of his videos had her in splits. The 19-year-old Zaid Ali, who is more commonly known by... Read more
From chef to actor: Sikander Rizvi to make film debut alongside Humaima Malick
KARACHI: With a hugely popular restaurant under his belt, Madam Noor Jehan’s grandson Sikander Rizvi is already working on a new venture. The chef will be seen in a forthcoming Pakistani film Dekh Magar Pyar Sey alongside Lollywood – and now Bollywood – actress Humaima Malik. Occupied with the... Read more
Musharraf challenges non-bailable arrest warrant
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan former president Pervez Musharraf on Friday challenged non-bailable arrest warrant issued against him by a local court in Abdul Rasheed Gazi murder case. Musharraf’s counsel Malik Tahir Mehmood submitted an application at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging the local court’s decision. The lawyer mentioned in the... Read more
NA-246 by-polls: PTI chief wants Rangers deployed
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has formally requested Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for deployment of army in Karachi’s NA-246 constituency during April 23 by-elections. PTI candidate from the seat, Imran Ismail, has dispatched an application to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, provincial election commission chief and... Read more
Al-Shabab militants kill 147 at university in Kenya
GARISSA, KENYA: Gunmen from the militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the US embassy was bombed in 1998. The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group’s gunmen shot... Read more
Police fear attack on Musharraf in Karachi
KARACHI: Police have expressed possibility of terrorist attack on former president Pervez Musharraf in Karachi. Banned militant groups, including Tehreek-e-Taliban and Jandullah are planning to carry out attacks on Musharraf. It said 70-year-old Musharraf, who is head of his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), is facing threats due to... Read more
Forex reserves at $16.2 billion
The SBP reserves increased by $56 million to $11.123bn from $11.067bn, and the other banks’ holdings were $5.071bn as compared to $5.064bn. KARACHI: The country’s total liquid foreign exchange reserves stood at $16.194 billion during the week ending March 27 compared to $16.131bn the previous week, the State Bank... Read more
Gold falls below $1,200
LONDON: Gold fell below $1,200 an ounce on Thursday, as the impact of a weak dollar was offset by a positive round of US economic data offering hopes the labour market continues to expand even as growth has stalled, ahead of Friday’s crucial nonfarm report. Spot gold fell 0.6... Read more