Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
Amazon brings Alexa from home to office in a new AI push
Amazon announced Thursday it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) efforts that...
Nine martyred, 30 injured in Peshawar attack
Eleven people were martyred and around 30 injured in a terrorists attack at the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early...
Petroleum prices reduced by up to Rs 4.83
Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar Friday announced reduction of Rs4.83 in the prices of petroleum products from August. Finance Minister while talking to media said “The price of petrol has been slashed by Rs1.03 per litre, high speed diesel by Rs2.80, light diesel Rs2.06, kerosene oil Rs4.83 while High Octane... Read more
Who is Mullah Mansour?
The new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a reputation as a relative moderate who favours peace talks with the government — but his leadership already faces challenges to its legitimacy. For some Mansour was the obvious choice to succeed Mullah Omar, the one-eyed warrior-cleric who led the... Read more
It’s official: Ho Mann Jahaan will not be an Eid-ul-Azha release
Eid-ul-Azha was expected to be just as much a cinematic feast as Eid-ul-Fitr, but one major treat has pulled out of the box office race. Asim Raza’s Ho Mann Jahaan was widely believed to be a confirmed Eid-ul-Azha release, but yesterday’s Twitter chat with the film’s actor Sonya Jehan... Read more
ANP on top in LG re-polling in Charsada
Charsada : The local government re-polling was peacefully held here at 15 Union Councils of the district amid tight security measures. According to unofficial results, the ANP stood at top by securing 17 seats out of a total of 49. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Qaumi Wattan party secured 11... Read more
COAS reviews Army’s ongoing relief activities in flood-hit areas
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has directed all concerned to continue rescue and relief effort leaving no stone unturned. Presiding over a review meeting of Army’s ongoing flood relief effort in affected areas in Rawalpindi today; he directed all to act first and report later. The... Read more
Turkish president due in Pakistan on Saturday
Islamabad: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his way back from Indonesia would make a stopover at Islamabad on Saturday and would meet Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Both the leaders will hold discussions on enhancement of bilateral relations, on global and international issues of mutual interest, a Foreign Office... Read more
New US embassy inaugurated in Islamabad
Islamabad: Richard Olson, US Envoy to Pakistan, has inaugurated the new state-of-the-art building complex housing the US Embassy in Islamabad. In a statement issued on Friday, the embassy said that the inauguration ceremony was held on July 29 in Islamabad. Several Pakistani government officials and foreign diplomats while Special... Read more
Yahoo launches new messaging app to compete with WhatsApp, Snapchat
Multinational technology company Yahoo has launched a new messaging app, Livetext, to take on the likes of Whatsapp and Snapchat. Livetext enables users to send text based messages, emoticons and videos but without audio. “We wanted to create a new way to communicate, blending the simplicity of texting with the emotion and immediacy... Read more
LPG prices decrease by Rs 10 per kg
Lahore:The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has been reduced by Rs10 per kilogram. After the price cut, LPG will now be sold at Rs75 per kg in Karachi and at Rs80 per kg in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Peshawar. According to the LPG Distributors Association Pakistan, the decrease... Read more
Pakistan Navy takes over command of Multinational from French Navy
Islamabad: The French Navy has handed over Command of Multinational Combined Task Force 150 to Pakistan Navy at a formal and impressive Change of Command ceremony held at HQ US NAVCENT, Bahrain. Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas took over the Command of CTF-150 from Captain Rene-Jean Crignola of French Navy.... Read more
Liquor worth Rs25m smuggled from UAE seized
Karachi: The customs staff seized a container and recovered 6,312 bottles of assorted liquor / whiskey, 2,904 bottles of wine and 6,720 cans of beer having street value of nearly Rs25 million being smuggled into the country from the United Arab Emirates at the Karachi Port on Tuesday. The... Read more
PTI’s Wajihuddin meets Imran, says still stands by intra-party polls report
Islamabad: The chief election commissioner of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s intra-party elections, retired Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed says General Secretary Jahangir Tareen should be stripped of his the basic party membership. Speaking to reporters alongside PTI leader Hamid Khan after meeting Khan at his Bani Gala residence on Friday, Justice (retd)... Read more
White Corolla rapist finally convicted for robbery
Karachi: Over six years after his arrest, a district and sessions court sentenced on Thursday an alleged serial rapist and his aide to 15 years in prison after convicting them in two robbery cases. Ali Hajiano, infamously known as the white Corolla rapist, was arrested along with his accomplice Umair... Read more
Palestinian toddler killed in suspected Jewish extremist attack
West Bank :A house fire in the occupied West Bank suspected to have been set by Jewish extremists killed an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injured a four-year-old brother and both parents on Friday, Israeli security officials said. The toddler died in a house fire which broke out in a village... Read more