Indian Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in Chhattisgarh
Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India...
Atif Aslam leaves stage mid-concert
Pop stars Atif Aslam left the stage amid a concert when crowd threw bottles at him. According to an...
Younis breaks 10,000-run barrier as Pakistan build reply
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to complete 10,000 Test runs as his team reached 201 for four...
ASF arrests three, recovers heroin at Lahore airport
Lahore: Airport Security Force (ASF) on Monday arrested three passengers who were trying to smuggle 12 kilogram heroin from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. According to ASF officials, three arrested passengers were booked for a flight to Dubai. The estimated cost of heroin seized is around Rs130 million in... Read more
ECP showed open bias in favor of PML-N: Imran Khan
Islamabad: Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan alleged election commission of Pakistan (ECP) of not only favoring Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but also changing its stance in election rigging case repeatedly. While talking to journalists outside the Judicial Commission, Imran Khan questioned the fact that when there is... Read more
Dar signs AIIB articles of agreement for Pakistan
Beijing: President Xi Jinping said on Monday the signing of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) agreement is a historic step forward in building the China-initiated multilateral bank. “The signing of the document reveals the commitment of the parties involved in the founding of the AIIB, as well as... Read more
Two prisoners dig tunnel to escape India´s top jail
New Dehli: Two prisoners escaped from India´s most secure jail in New Delhi by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another in a daring dash for freedom, an official and media reports said Monday. The pair escaped on the weekend from Tihar jail, Asia´s largest, in what... Read more
China’s Great Wall is disappearing: report
Beijing: Around 30 per cent of China’s Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities ─ including stealing the bricks to build houses ─ erode the Unesco World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure... Read more
String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry
Miami: The global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday also raised new questions about whether US rockets are... Read more
Osama bin Laden died in 2005 not in Abbottabad: Hameed Gul
Islamabad: Former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief Lt. General (retd) Hameed Gul has claimed that al-Qaeda Chief Osama bin Laden died in 2005 and not in the US Navy Seals raid in Abbottabad. “In my opinion Osama was not there (Abbottabad). He died a natural death in 2005,” Hameed... Read more
Killing plan of PAT workers hatched at PM House: Qadri
Lahore: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, who arrived in Lahore today morning, alleged that the killing plan of PAT workers in Model Town was hatched at the Prime Minister’s House before its execution. He said that the PAT was still pleading for justice, but doors of... Read more
K-Electric says no area of Karachi will be spared from load shedding
Karachi: Spokesperson for K-Electric said on Monday that even areas of the city that were currently and previously exempt from load shedding will now be affected. According to the spokesperson, Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) has been shut due to technical problems and there is also a shortage of... Read more
British investigators begin work in Imran Farooq murder case
Islamabad: A two-member team of the Scotland Yard has begun quizzing suspects in MQM convener Dr Imran Farooq’s murder case in Islamabad on Monday. The team is scheduled to quiz the main accused Moazzam Ali Khan today. The team will also meet various officials from Islamabad and Karachi who have... Read more
Mr and Mrs Khan narrowly escape helicopter crash in Lahore
Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and his wife Reham Khan have narrowly escaped helicopter crash in Lahore. Fortunately, the couple has been landed safely with the help of pilot’s smart skills. It has been reported that Mr. and Mrs.Khan were traveling from Islamabad to Lahore for an Iftaar dinner.... Read more
PSM faces risk of complete shut down
Karachi: Pakistan Steel Mill Production came to almost zero, due to stoppage of Natural Gas since 10th June 2015. Repeated requests to the Federal Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqaan Abbasi and SSGC Officials have not shown any positive response.  Now since Blast Furnaces are being operated... Read more
Rising asset quality concerns for NBP
As the broader banking industry has only recently started recovering from the loan losses ‘that arose following the global economic meltdown in 2008,’ the state-run National Bank of Pakistan has yet to turn the corner on this front. As its non-performing loans (NPLs) continue to pile up, the bank... Read more
Karachi heat death toll hits 1145
Karachi: The megacity of Karachi continued to bear brunts of heatwave which killed 15 more affectees in last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1145 in nine days. The deaths were reported in different hospitals of Karachi where medics said that 15 people who were under treatment in... Read more