Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Crocodile massacre in the Australian outback
As many as 70 rotting crocodile heads have been found in an old freezer dumped at a remote Australian town, police said earlier yesterday, with the culprits facing large fines and jail time if convicted of the killings. Several teenagers made the grisly find behind a row of shops... Read more
Singer Adnan Sami can stay ‘indefinitely’ in India
New Dehli: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has been allowed to stay in India for an indefinite period following his appeal to authorities in New Delhi to legalise his stay on humanitarian grounds. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said in the lower house of parliament that the... Read more
London is the most googled city in the world
London has been named the most googled city in the world for its art galleries, performing arts and innovative design, as per a new research. In a research carried out by London & Partners, the city’s official promotional company, it was revealed that three of London’s museums make up... Read more
PTI, PAT sit-ins cost the country billions of rupees, claims Dar
Islamabad: After securing a clean chit from the judicial inquiry commission into rigging in the 2013 elections, the government has released details of the losses it claims Pakistan suffered due to the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) demonstrations last year. The detailed information gathered from various... Read more
Apex court’s ruling vacates stay on executions
After the  Pakistan  Supreme Court’s landmark  judgment upholding the establishment of military courts in the country, stay on execution of six hardcore militants is vacated. The apex court had ordered the stay of execution of six militants convicted by military courts in April this year, Minister of State for... Read more
Additional sessions judge gunned down in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi: Police say unidentified gunmen have shot dead an additional sessions judge in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Additional sessions judge Tahir Khan Niazi was targeted Wednesday in the city’s Satellite Town area, after which he was taken to the Benazir Bhutto hospital in an injured state. Niazi succumbed... Read more
Wasim Akram’s vehicle fired upon in Karachi
Karachi: An unidentified gunman opened fire on the vehicle of former Pakistan captain and fast-bowler Wasim Akram in Karachi’s Karsaz area on Wednesday. The fast-bowler however remained safe in the attack. Confirming the incident , Wasim said that the attacker rammed his vehicle into the cricketer’s car. Read more
Imran suspends PTI membership of retired Justice Wajihuddin
Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Wednesday suspended the party membership of Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed, the chief election commissioner of the PTI’s intra-party elections. Wajihuddin’s membership was suspended for violating a notification from the PTI leadership issued the previous day warning members against publicly criticising party... Read more
Legal experts hail SC ruling on 18th, 21st amendments
Islamabad: Legal experts and analysts largely welcomed the verdict by the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejecting pleas challenging the 18th and 21st amendments and ruling in favour of military courts. The prime minister’s Special Assistant Advocate Ashtar Ausaf Ali welcomed the apex court’s decision, and said that the ruling... Read more
PFF crisis brings forth curious case of missing footballs
Lahore: Footballs, worth millions of rupees, have disappeared from the store room of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) headquarters during its change of command in the wake of an Extraordinary Congress meeting of the country’s football governing body in Islamabad in June. Well-informed sources told Dawn that 800 balls,... Read more
Facebook posts land civil servant in trouble
Islamabad: Expressing his opinions on social media may cost the newly appointed member finance at Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) his job. A petition was filed at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of Noorul Haq for the post of Ogra member finance, in addition to... Read more
Forbes report: ‘Pakistan a potential global turnaround story’
Islamabad: Pakistan has the potential to be a global turnaround story with its improving security dynamics and political stability, Forbes magazine said. An article titled ‘Pakistan: The Next Colombia Success Story?’ by Daniel Runde published in the American business magazine said PM Nawaz Sharif is governing with a competent cabinet.... Read more
Afghan president holds Pakistani identity card
Quetta: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds a Pakistani identity card, a local government official revealed on Tuesday. District Council Chairman Malik Dilmurad Hasni stunned the entire house during a meeting of the local body in Chagai when he revealed that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds a Pakistani identity card. Hasni... Read more
India withdraws order to block pornography sites
New Dehli: India has partially revoked an order to block hundreds of pornographic websites following uproar on social media, but the government ordered Internet service providers to shut down sites that promote child pornography. The government last week asked operators to block access to 857 adult websites on grounds of... Read more