Rap mogul Russell Simmons steps down after sex accusations
Russell Simmons — who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream with Def Jam Recordings — said Thursday he was...
11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
US offers aid to probe attack on Ismaili community in Karachi
Washington: The United States Thursday offered to help Pakistan investigate the deadly attack on a bus in Karachi which left 45 Ismailis dead, in the first assault in the country on the minority community. “We will support efforts to bring all those responsible to justice and stand ready to... Read more
1 cop, 2 militants dead in Peshawar encounter
An assistant police officer and two suspected militants were killed in an encounter in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area earlier today according to media reports. According to police sources, two suspected militants were also rounded up following the clash. Security forces reportedly seized a number of weapons from the unidentified assailants.... Read more
Dancing to a different rhythm
Lahore: The amount of physical strength and stamina that beating a dhol in rhythm entails makes it an instrument largely preferred by men. Couple that with taboos associated with music in Pakistani society and you’ll have a combination that permanently restricts women from picking it up.However Lahore-based Hooria Asmat,has shattered... Read more
Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast
London: Leicestershire have signed Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal as cover for part of this year´s domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday. Akmal, a member of Pakistan´s World Cup squad, will deputise for Leicestershire´s overseas signing Grant Elliott during New Zealand´s one-day series with England and... Read more
Funeral prayers of Karachi bus attack offered, death toll reaches 46
Karachi: Funeral prayers for 44 victims of the deadly gun-attack on an Ismaili community bus were offered on Thursday morning at the Al-Azhar Garden colony in Karachi. With tears and overwhelming grief, friends and loved ones performed the final rites of the 44 ill-fated men and women who were... Read more
Solar-powered ATMs to deliver clean drinking water in Pakistan
Lahore: Punjab province is set to launch an innovation for water-short Pakistan: Solar-powered ATMs that dispense clean water when a smart card is scanned. The two-foot-square prototype machine looks and functions like an ATM, but dispenses water instead of cash. Users are issued a card they can use to... Read more
Maleeha calls for addressing causes of conflicts
New York: Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi has urged the UN Security Council to address the causes and not just the instruments of conflict. “This means going beyond managing conflicts or its manifestation and investing more in preventing and resolving conflicts,” she said. Participating in the UN Security... Read more
Karachi Law and order situation hits the bourse
The Karachi bus carnage attack on the Ismaili community left investors in a panicky state. Despite opening on a positive note, courtesy the favourable Morgan Stanley Capital Investment (MSCI) reclassification, the index took a dive following the terror attack. Pre-budget uncertainty left many investors adopting caution as the index... Read more
At least six foreigners killed in Kabul guesthouse siege
Kabul : At least six foreigners were killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that trapped dozens of people attending a concert and triggered an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces, officials said on Thursday. Four Indians, an American and an Italian were killed in the overnight siege... Read more
COAS chairs apex committee in Karachi
Karachi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif chaired an important meeting today (Thursday) at Corps Headquarters Karachi regarding law and order situation of the city. The meeting was called a day after 43 people were brutally killed in an incident of firing on a bus near Safoora... Read more
RAW behind terrorist activities in Pakistan: Foreign secretary
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Thursday claimed that India’s spy agency RAW was involved in creating unrest in Pakistan. He further said that two culprits arrested in Karachi have received training from the spy agency. The foreign secretary said, if RAW was found to be behind the Safora... Read more
72 people killed in Philippine factory fire: city mayor
Manila: Seventy-two people have been confirmed dead after a fire ripped through a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, the city mayor told AFP on Thursday. Valenzuela mayor Rex Gatchalian said via text message that the death toll from Wednesday’s disaster had reached 72. His spokesman said it remained unclear... Read more
Malala fund to finance education expenses of poor children in AJK
Muzafarabad: The International Fund established by a renowned Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, for raising girls literacy and education in Pakistan, has decided to finance education expenses of poor children in Azad Kashmir as well, said UNESCO representative. Viki Jonson, Director of UNESCO Malala Fund along with representative of the... Read more
Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth on Thursday
Islamabad: A giant asteroid, measuring over a kilometer across, will pass very close to the Earth on Thursday (May 14, 2015), according to NASA. The asteroid called 1999 FN53 is the largest object (more than 10 times bigger than other meteorites) currently visible on NASA’s Near Earth Object radar,... Read more