ADB appoints first woman country director Xiaohong Yang to Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed China’s Xiaohong Yang as new Country Director for Pakistan. According to ADB...
Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an...
Ghulam Mustafa Khar joins PTI
Ghulam Mustafa Khar has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. Khar made the announcement after meeting Imran Khan at...
Indian defense minister openly admits to supporting terrorism
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in an extremely shocking statement, has declared that, “terrorists have to be neutralized only through terrorists”. “India will take proactive steps to prevent a 26/11 type attack,” Press Trust of India quoted him saying. Commenting on the shocking utterances of the Indian Defence Minister,... Read more
Axact investigations: Pakistan asks FBI and Interpol for help
The sheer scale of the fake degree scam that involves Karachi-based IT firm Axact has staggered  Pakistani LEAs and forced them  to seek help from US, British, and other international agencies to step up as well as consolidate the ongoing investigation into the case. “In two days, the government... Read more
Bhai Wanted: Shaan Shahid agrees to star in Syed Noor’s next film
After several rumours floated about the same, Shaan Shahid has officially confirmed signing on as the lead actor of Syed Noor’s upcoming action flick Bhai Wanted, his spokesperson revealed. “Syed Noor is a senior director and writer of our industry, and it’s my pleasure to work with him,” he said... Read more
Lowly female chimps better social networkers
Female chimpanzees who rank low in terms of reproductive success seek out other girl pals with similar status, finds a new study on social relationships among apes. Unlike most primates, female chimps are loners compared to males. “They spend about half their time alone or with dependent kids,” said... Read more
SBP slashes discount rate to the lowest in 42 years, ‘7%’
State Bank of Pakistan cut discount rate  to 7%, which is the lowest in 42 years. State Bank Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra during a press conference in Islamabad on Saturday said “The discount rate has been lowered to 7% from 8%,” Read: State Bank of Pakistan cuts key discount rate by... Read more
Kamran Khan resigns from BOL Media Group
Mr. Kamran Khan, President & Editor-in-Chief (Co – Founder) of BOL Media Group resigned from his position after Axact fake degree scandal. According to sources, Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed, Senior Executive Vice President, BOL Media Group may resign from their position. Khan, social networking site Twitter on Saturday tweeted “Charges against... Read more
Government failed to address power crisis: Khursheed Shah
Sukkur: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that the promises made by Nawaz government, regarding the resolution of the power crisis are not being fulfilled. Khursheed Shah, speaking to journalists at Sukkur said that the nation is still suffering the torture... Read more
US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama
Washington: The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy Friday and passed legislation that gives President Barack Obama authority to swiftly forge international trade pacts, including a landmark Pacific Rim accord under negotiation. The measure now heads to the House of Representatives where its fate is uncertain. While... Read more
Pakistani man convicted for drug conspiracy, money laundering in US
Houston:  A Pakistani national has been convicted by a US court for running an international drug trafficking scheme and committing money laundering crimes that he carried out with his partners based in countries like India and Pakistan. Aijaz Sarfraz, a resident of Karachi, who was arrested in 2012, has... Read more
Indian NSA slams Beijing over border dispute
New Dehli : Days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval has raised objections to the manner in which China deals with the border dispute with India, and hinted at its hypocrisy in the matter. Doval, however, cautioned that India could... Read more
Pakistan savour return of international cricket
Lahore:Pakistan Saturday celebrated the return of international cricket to the country, with head coach Waqar Younis saying a Twenty20 win was the “icing on the cake”. Friday’s Twenty20 game between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was the first international match in Pakistan since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus... Read more
Detained Thai students ‘merely invited for talks’: police
Bangkok : Dozens of Thai students who were dragged away and held overnight by police after they staged an anti-coup protest in Bangkok on Friday evening were “merely invited for talks”, a senior police officer said on Saturday. The student protest was one of a handful of rare public acts... Read more
President Mamnoon terms revival of cricket good omen for Pakistan
Lahore: President Mamnoon Hussain has termed the revival of international cricket after six years as good omen for the country. He was talking to the players and management of Pakistan Cricket Board here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Punjab Minister for Sports,... Read more
BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses
Toronto: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The company did not specify how many employees would be affected. BlackBerry, which reported a 16.8 percent fall in quarterly revenue in March,... Read more