Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
Pakistani women in the US take center stage as stand-up comedians
A group of Pakistani women have come together in the United States to push the envelope and challenge stereotypes that women, particularly from Pakistan or of Pakistani heritage, can’t be comedians, reports The Guardian. Performer Aizzah Fatima from Now York, who quit her job as an ads engineer at... Read more
Pakistan will prefer to play role of mediator in Yemen conflict: Asif
Islamabad: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Tuesday that the government’s first preference would be to play the role of a mediator in resolving the crisis in Yemen. “If the sanctity of Saudi Arabia’s territorial boundaries is violated, we will stand with them,” he said. He assured that the government’s... Read more
Saulat contacted MQM’s London office after killing my father: Omer Shahid Hamid
Karachi: Omer Shahid Hamid, son of slain Managing Director of then named Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) Shahid Hamid, has urged the government not to delay the execution of his father’s convicted murderer and former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist Saulat Mirza. In an interview to Geo television on... Read more
Illegal weapons case registered against Mustafa Kanju
Lahore: Police have registered an illegal weapons case against Mustafa Kanju the son of a former minister who admitted to firing the murder weapon which killed 13-year-old Zain Rauf after a minor traffic accident near Cavalry Ground in Lahore Cantt. Police registered the case stating that the Kalashnikov used... Read more
Gertrude Weaver dies aged 116, days after becoming world’s oldest person
Washington : Days after becoming the world’s oldest person, American Gertrude Weaver has died at the age of 116, US media reported. Weaver died on Monday morning of complications from pneumonia, reports said. Weaver passed away at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in the southern state of... Read more
‘Jashan-e-Baharan’ Festival
Sarghodha :District Government has organised Jashan-e-Baharan (spring festival), three day event scheduled to begin from April 17 at Mela Mandi ground.The DCO Saqib Manan on Tuesday chaired a meeting at Committee Room to review the arrangements. The meeting was attended by MPA Manazar Ranjha, ADC Farooq Rasheed Sindhu, Muhammad... Read more
PNS ship, with 147 on board, docks at Karachi port
Karachi: Pakistan Navy ship, Aslat, brought home 147 Pakistanis and 36 foreign nationals who were evacuated from Al Mukalla, Yemen. The ship docked at Karachi port today at 2:30pm. The foreign nationals include eight Chinese, five Philippines, four British nationals, two each from Indonesia and Syria, one each from... Read more
PM assures unanimous strategy on Yemen issue
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday assured that the government would follow the policy in Pakistan’s possible role in Yemen war endorsed by the parliament. He was addressing Parliament’s joint session on Pakistan’s possible role in join Saudi-led coalition against Yemen rebels. Nawaz reiterated government’s stance that Pakistan would defend Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.... Read more
Switching loyalties: TTP chief in Bajaur and his deputy quit
Islamabad: Two senior leaders of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have resigned, the militant group’s spokesperson announced on Monday, without citing any reasons for their action. Mohammad Khorasani said that Maulana Abu Bakr, the TTP’s Bajaur chief, and his deputy Qari Zahid have stepped down from their posts. The... Read more
Deaths in drone attack: IHC orders case against CIA former station chief Jonathan Banks
Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered to register a case against Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) former station chief Jonathan Banks over deaths of civilians in an American drone attack. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC heard the plea for registration of the case in... Read more
‘Karachi se Lahore’ set to hit screens on July 31 2015
Following the buzz around Ho Man Jahaan and Jawaani Phir Nahi Aani, here’s another film ready to hit cinemas in three months: Karachi Se Lahore (KSL), set to be released on July 31st. The film’s teaser featuring Ayesha Omer caused a stir when it was released — the movie’s... Read more
How Facebook knows who all your friends are, even better than you do
Last week, a Redditor named easyjet decided to join the global party that is Facebook. He signed up with an e-mail address he never, ever used. He lied about all of his personal information, Washington Post reports. So he was rightly freaked out when Facebook still managed to predict... Read more
Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of Bangladesh series due to injury
LAHORE: Right-hand middle order batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh due to an injury. Maqsood who was part of the team’s ODI and Twenty20 suffered from recurrence of a fracture in his upper-left-arm. Sohaib had already joined the camp, and he complained... Read more
Japanese centenarian notches up world swim record
Tokyo (AFP) – A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world’s first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim, 20 years after she took up the sport. Mieko Nagaoka took just under an hour and 16 minutes to finish the race as the sole competitor in the 100-104-year-old category... Read more