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...
Woman who claims she owns the sun sues eBay
A woman who was banned from selling plots on the sun on eBay has won the right to take the auction site to court, Sky News reports. Maria Duran has been claiming ownership of part of the star since 2010 when she threatened to bill solar power users. The... Read more
Burma victims should be settled in Pakistan: Pakistan Hindu Council
Islamabad: Pakistan Hindu Council, representative body of Hindu community living across the country, has demanded practical measures by sending Pakistan Navy ships to help oppressed Muslims of Burma wandering in the seas. In a press statement, it said that Muslims in Burma should be settled on emergency bases with... Read more
Strike call to stay as KP govt, opposition talks fail
Peshawar: The first round of talks between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and opposition parties failed on Tuesday as opposition parties decided to go ahead with its strike call for Wednesday. The three-party opposition alliance comprising Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), called for the... Read more
Axact scam: 35 more foreign accounts unearthed
Karachi: A local court in Karachi on Tuesday granted the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) permission to probe 35 bank accounts linked to Axact, the IT firm accused of making millions of dollars by selling fake degrees online. According to reports, the ongoing investigation into the company’s activities has revealed... Read more
Student clash in FUUAST Islamabad, 9 injured, 35 arrested
Islamabad: Islamabad Police arrested 35 student of Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Tuesday. According to details, clash between two student rival groups at FUUAST left nine students injured. Student also pelted stones and used batons against each others. Police soon after the clash raided Poly Clinic... Read more
Senate condemns ‘genocide’ of Rohingya Muslims, debates budget
Islamabad: The Senate on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution, strongly condemning the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The resolution was moved by Mushahid Hussain Syed. “Rohingyas are being denied their natural right of residing in a country where they have been living for centuries” it said. It called... Read more
Balochistan seeks economic package
Islamabad: The business community has sought an incentives package for Balochistan to help accelerate its economy. The demand came from Quetta and Chaman chambers at a time when the federal government announced a package for Khyber Pakhtunkhwain in the budget 2015-16 by offering certain relief measures. In their separate... Read more
‘Pro-rich’ budget proposals based on IMF conditions: Khursheed Shah
Islamabad: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday called the PML-N budget for the upcoming fiscal year “pro-rich”, and said it is unlikely that revised revenue targets will be met. Shah said the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposals were made on conditions placed... Read more
Water scarcity may threaten national economy: IMF
Washington: Water scarcity in Pakistan could threaten all aspects of national economy, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday, while blaming “lack of proper management” for this predicament. Pakistan is among the world’s 36 most water-stressed countries and the situation gets worse as the population increases. The report –... Read more
Ashoba on the rocks: Cyclone due to hit Sindh Soon
Some rainfall and moderate winds are expected to hit the coastal areas of Sindh today as a new cyclone in the Arabian Sea emerged yesterday. The development of a deep depression in the ocean turning into a tropical cyclone, Ashoba, was confirmed by the Pakistan Meteorological Department. According to... Read more
India: Delhi law minister arrested over fake degree
New Delhi: Police on Tuesday arrested Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tunar on the charges of submitting fake degree during election for Delhi Assembly, Indian media reported. The minister, who belongs to Aam Admi Party (AAP), was shifted to local police station where he was being questioned. Sanjay Singh,... Read more
Indians swallow live fish for asthma treatment
The Bathini Goud family in Hyderabad hosts a peculiar exhibition every year, where they claim to provide Indians with free live fish medicine. Since 175 years, thousands of people from all over the country have been visiting Bathini-Mrigasira Karthi Fish Prasadam, which takes place on the nights of ‘Mrigasira... Read more
Crimes against children: 11-year-old burnt in Multan
Multan: An eleven-year-old boy was burnt by an unknown man here on Tuesday. The boy was doused with petrol and then set ablaze. The boy was taken to the Nishtar Hospital for treatment where doctors said he had received burns to his face and shoulder. The family of the... Read more
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to splash $4.7 million on island in Greece
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly thinking about splashing out $4.7 million on the entire island of Gaia, in Greece, so they can enjoy more private holidays together. A source close to the couple said: ‘Angie fell in love with it. It will need development, but at that... Read more