Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Karachi shuts down even if a fly dies here: Nawaz Sharif
Entire Karachi shut down and a protest strike is called ‘even when a fly dies’. Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif  addressing the members of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) today (Friday) said “Pakistan’s prosperity is as long as Karachi remains a hostage to strikes and shutdowns.... Read more
16 electrocuted in Indian bus accident
At least 16 passengers were electrocuted Friday and 27 others injured after their bus hit a high-voltage power line in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said. The private bus was carrying more than 50 members of a wedding party when it came in contact with a loose... Read more
Punjab govt presents fiscal year 2015-16 budget
Lahore: Punjab government announced Punjab province for the fiscal year 2015-16. Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Friday presented the annual budget of Punjab province for the fiscal year 2015-16 in provincial assembly. Earlier, the Punjab cabinet approved the budget proposals for the next fiscal year at a... Read more
Morgan latest project is, effect of religion on neurons
California: Morgan Freeman might have played God in Bruce Almighty but the actor is taking theological matters even more firmly into his own hands for his latest project in which he will help scientists “test the effects of religion on our neurons”. The Oscar-winner will host and produce a... Read more
Civil court issues arrest warrants for Meera
Lahore: A civil judge on Friday issued arrest warrants for Pakistani film actor Meera, on an application filed by her ‘self-proclaimed’ husband Attiqur Rehman. The judge has ordered Defence-A police to produce her before the court on the next date of hearing. In his application, Meera’s husband claimed the actress... Read more
Bulls toss index to four-month high at 34,595
Karachi: Stocks continued to rally on Thursday which saw the bulls toss the KSE-100 index over the 34,500 level for the first time in four months. The index advanced by 270.86 points (0.79 per cent) and settled at 34,594.70. Already month-to-date the market is up 4.6pc. Traded volume was... Read more
‘Govt violating APC decision on China corridor’
Islamabad: The Senate standing committee on finance and revenue has demanded an investigation into alleged violations of the consensus reached at an all-party conference recently that the western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would be followed on priority. A meeting of the committee, presided over by Ilyas Bilour of... Read more
Punjab Assembly presents budget with outlay of Rs1.2tr
Lahore: Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghous-Pasha presented the provincial budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 (FY15-16) in the Punjab Assembly on Friday. Dr Ayesha Ghous-Pasha is the first female finance minister to present the budget to the Punjab Assembly. Power projects Dr Ghous-Pasha announced a Rs110 billion 1,200 megawatt... Read more
Mass executions serve neither deterrence nor justice: UNHR
Geneva: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today expressed deep regret that Pakistan has executed more than 150 individuals, including juvenile offenders, since it cancelled its moratorium on the death penalty in the aftermath of the Peshawar school attack in December. “I share Pakistan’s outrage... Read more
Key commander along with 25 militants killed at Pak-Afghan border
North Waziristan: 25 militants, including their key commander have been killed in exchange of firing between security forces and militants, in the area of Showal close to Pak-Afghan border. As per media reports, a group of terrorists attacked check post of security forces today in the area of Showal,... Read more
Nasa finds evidence of serial black hole eruptions
Islamabad : Astronomers using Nasa’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that a super massive black hole at the centre of a group of galaxies about 105 million light years from Earth has erupted multiple times over 50 million years. Scientists discovered the history of black hole eruptions by studying... Read more
Forbes releases highest paid athletes list
Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s highest paid athletes. Floyd ‘Manny; Mayweather tops the list with $300 million in earnings. The top five includes two boxers, two footballers and a tennis player.   Read more
Top official leaves FIFA as EU urges Blatter to go now
Zurich: FIFA’s director of communications Walter de Gregorio is to resign after making a joke on television about the scandal-hit football body, while pressure mounted for his boss Sepp Blatter to step aside at once. The European Parliament said Blatter’s failure to depart immediately would block efforts to rid... Read more
Several NGOs working against Pakistan’s national interest: Nisar
Islamabad: A day after Pakistani authorities shut down international aid group Save the Children, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that all international NGOs will have to respect Pakistani laws. “We have proof that some NGOs were working on foreign agendas against Pakistan’s national interest for the... Read more