Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Bangladesh record rare win over Pakistan
Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three formats. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329... Read more
Death warrants issued for six prisoners
Karachi: Jail authorities in Sialkot and Karachi on Friday received death warrants of six condemned prisoners for executions due next week. Sialkot district jail officials received death warrants of four prisoners who would be sent to gallows on April 21 and 22. In addition, officials of Karachi central jail... Read more
Tamim, Rahim hit centuries against Pakistan
Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim posted impressive centuries as Bangladesh piled up their highest one-day score of 329 for six in the first of three internationals against Pakistan in Dhaka on Friday. Left-handed opener Tamim hit 132 off 135 balls and Rahim smashed a 77-ball 106 to steer Bangladesh... Read more
Injury hits comeback for Mohammad Amir
Karachi: Paceman Mohammad Amir’s comeback after his ban for spot-fixing has been halted by a hamstring injury which will take up to three weeks to recover, his agent said Friday. The left-arm quick suffered the injury on his 23rd birthday — the second day of the Patron’s Trophy Grade... Read more
Top Kashmiri leader arrested after pro-Pakistan rally
Srinagar: Police arrested a prominent separatist leader in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday after he headlined at a rally where supporters waved Pakistani flags and chanted pro-Pakistan slogans. Masarat Alam Bhat, who was released in March after several years behind bars, was arrested at his home in the main city... Read more
Capital punishment: Three hanged in Gujranwala, Faisalabad
Gujranwala: Three murderer convicts were hanged in Gujranwala and Faisalabad central jails on Thursday. Two of them were hanged in Gujranwala Central Jail. Abdul Jabbar, a resident of Sialvi Town, was on death row for murdering a friend 15 years ago. The second convict, Ejaz, a resident of Veroki Cheema,... Read more
Theses display: Viewing society’s ills through artists’ eyes
Lahore: The Punjab University’s College of Arts and Design put on display on Thursday the theses of its students of master’s programmes encompassing various social issues. The event showcases the work of students from Graphic Design, Sculpture, Print Making, Fine Arts and Visual Arts Departments. The works of Graphic Design... Read more
Peshawar: Security forces escape bomb attack
Peshawar: Terrorist attempt to target security forces in Peshawar failed on Friday when a roadside bomb exploded just after their vehicle passed. None was injured in the blast. According to police, the incident took place in Achini Bala locality of Peshawar where a bomb planted on roadside went off... Read more
Five killed in road accident near Jamshoro
Jamshoro: At least five persons, including a woman, were killed in a road accident here on Friday. According to rescue sources, the accident took place near Sann at Indus Highway when a speedy car overturned leaving five people dead. The bodies of the victims were shifted to hospital for... Read more
NA-246: JI women wing rally today
Karachi: As part of election campaign in Karachi’s NA-246 constituency, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is going to hold a mass meeting of its women wing today. By-election in the National Assembly constituency is scheduled for April 23. Three major political parties in the fray – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf... Read more
Apex committee meets in Karachi today
Karachi: Apex committee meets on Friday in Karachi to review the ‘Karachi operation’ and law and order situation of the metropolis. IG Sindh Police will submit his report and brief the Apex committee about the situation of law and order in the city. He will also present a map... Read more
Cybercrime bill: Bored teens, ethical hackers can end up in jail
Islamabad: Ignoring all reservations of the citizens’ Joint Action Committee on Cyber Crime Bill 2015, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication adopted the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 on Thursday and referred it to parliament for the final nod. If the parliament approves the... Read more
PTI’s core committee meeting today
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has summoned core committee meeting today (Friday) to discuss upcoming by-election in Karachi and vot rigging evidences in the 2013 general elections which will be submitted in the Judicial Commission. PTI Chief Imran Khan will head the meeting, scheduled for today at his residence in... Read more
Anti-measles vaccine kills three more kids; death toll reaches 6
Quetta: Three more children died Friday due to substandard vaccination of measles in Qila Saifullah district of Balochistan, bringing the death toll to six in two days. Several children were reported to be in critical condition while three died after they were injected vaccines for protection from measles on... Read more