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...
Amir Khan determined to establish boxing academy in Islamabad
British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on Wednesday expressed resolve to establish boxing academy in Islamabad by the end of ongoing year. “I have come here today to talk about Amir Khan Boxing Academy. What I want is to improve boxing in Pakistan,” he told media after his meeting with Director... Read more
Mumtaz gets bail in Salman Taseer vigil attack case
A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday granted post-arrest bail to accused Mumtaz Sindhi involved in attacking a vigil held to observe fourth death anniversary of former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. The bench directed the accused to submit two surety bonds of Rs 2,00,000 to avail the bail.... Read more
OGRA proposes Petrol price to be slashed by Rs. 6.15/litre
The government may slash the prices of petroleum products by Rs6.15 a litre from September, 2015. According to sources in Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA),  a summary will be send to Petroleum Ministry for approval to cut down to Rs70.89 per litre. The price of high speed diesel is expected to... Read more
ICC gives green signal to Salman, Asif to resume cricket next month
International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the sanctions against Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will expire at midnight on 1 September 2015. ICC has also confirmed that both players will be eligible to return to competitive cricket, at both domestic and international levels, on 2 September 2015 after fulfilling the specific conditions laid down by... Read more
Two brothers behead sister for alleged affair: Indian police
Lucknow: Two brothers in northern India beheaded their teenage sister and carried her head through their village for having an affair with a cousin, Indian police said. Officer Rajesh Singh says that after beheading their 17-year-old sister late Monday, the brothers left her body in the street and walked... Read more
Just in: Reham Khan announces Janaan’s cast and crew on Twitter
In a press release circulating on Twitter, Reham Khan has announced the full cast and crew of her first film, Janaan. The romantic comedy, which is being produced with the aim of showing a softer side of Pakistan and Pakhtun culture, will also star Bilal Ashraf, in addition to... Read more
I wasn’t always a broken person, aid workers describe fieldwork
London: Globally, one third fewer aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in 2014 than the all-time high of 460 in 2013, because fewer were deployed to dangerous regions, according to the group Humanitarian Outcomes. Last year 120 aid workers were killed, 88 wounded and 121 kidnapped, with Afghanistan,... Read more
NASA awards $200,000 to turn astronaut poo into food
NASA has decided to give $200,000 a year to a research project intended to create food, fertiliser, and supplements from astronauts’ waste for a long space flight. The project ‘Synthetic Biology for Recycling Human Waste into Food, Nutraceuticals, and Materials: Closing the Loop for Long-Term Space Travel’ is led... Read more
Parrot arrested in India for ‘swearing at 85-year-old woman’
India: Police detained a parrot in Maharashtra, India on Tuesday after an 85-year-old woman filed a complaint against it for making obscene remarks at her. The parrot, named Hariyal, was reportedly trained for two years by its owner, Suresh Sakharkar, to abuse his stepmother, Janabai. Hariyal would allegedly hurl abuses... Read more
Top court imposes ban on hunting of Houbara bustard
Islamabad: The Supreme Court imposed on Wednesday a ban on hunting of the endangered bird, Houbara bustard. A three-judge bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Justice Jawad S Khawaja ordered the cancellation of all licences issued by the federal government to Arab royals for the hunting of Houbara... Read more
Coast Guards arrest 47 illegal immigrants near Gwadar port
Pakistan Coast Guards said earlier this week that they had arrested 47 would be illegal migrants near Gwadar who were heading towards Iran, Radio Pakistan reported. According to initial details, the migrants, including 39 Afghan nationals, were apprehended near Nalient, Gwadar while using unauthorised travel routes to get into... Read more
Nearly complete brain grown in US lab: university
Washington: An almost complete version of a tiny human brain has been grown in a US lab in a move that could bring major strides to the treatment of neurological diseases, a scientist says. Rene Anand, a professor at Ohio State University, has grown in a dish a brain... Read more
Official results of KP local government elections announced
Peshawar: The official results of the local government elections held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been announced. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leads with 395 candidates elected to the district council. In second place is Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) with 132 candidates elected, while ANP comes a close third with 128 candidates... Read more
Killed Al Qaeda commander’s relatives among six taken into custody
Karachi: Relatives of an Al Qaeda commander who was killed during an operation carried out by law enforcement agencies are among six people who were taken into custody on Wednesday. Those taken into custody include the commander’s father, uncle and friend. The father of Al Qaeda commander Abdul Ahad... Read more