Jousting for support, Pakistan’s bid to keep cavalry sport alive
Festooned with garlands and colourful bridles, turbaned riders mounted on horseback in full gallop lower their lances at tiny...
Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’
Russia´s justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as “foreign agents” after President...
Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping
The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for...
ECC orders ban on export of donkey hides
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet earlier today banned export of donkey hides till the time when a regulatory mechanism was put in place by the provinces for proper disposal of carcasses of the animals. The ECC, which met here with Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar in... Read more
Refugee crisis: Little boy’s body on beach shocks world
The picture of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a refugee boat sank swept across Europe yesterday, in a poignant image of the refugee crisis. The images showed the little boy lying face down in the sand near Bodrum, one of Turkey’s prime tourist... Read more
Media must play role in ridding country of terrorism, sectarianism and extremism: PM
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today  said his government believes in the freedom of the press and stressed that the electronic media must play its role in ridding the country of terrorism, sectarianism and extremism. These comments came after the prime minister’s special advisor Irfan Siddiqui briefed the PM... Read more
Teenage ‘suicide’: Police find more letters, drawings in boy’s schoolbag
Police on Wednesday said they were examining handwritten letters of and drawings written and drawn by the two teenage classmates who were found shot to death on Tuesday morning in a private school in Patel Para in Soldier Bazaar. They said they were treating it as a suicide (pact)... Read more
Islamabad urges Kabul to end anti-Pakistan propaganda
Islamabad will ask Kabul to immediately stop anti-Pakistan ‘propaganda’ at an official level in an effort to shore up the  fragile relations between the two neighbours. The crucial message will be delivered to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani by Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz... Read more
Court indicts PTI’s DJ Butt in loudspeaker ban violation case
A court in Islamabad indicted earlier today indicted Muhammad Asif Nazar aka DJ Butt for violating a ban on loudspeakers in the capital during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sit-in last year. DJ Butt whose beats enthralled the protestors and kept them upbeat during the PTI’s sit-in against alleged rigging... Read more
NA panel adopts resolution against cross border fire
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence earlier today passed a resolution against unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary. Presiding over the in-camera meeting, Rohail Asghar said the Ministry of Defence was holding talks with the United States over the Coalition Support Fund.... Read more
Mohammad Amir pledges to win back fans
Convicted Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir issued a public apology to fans and players earlier yesterday. His five-year ban for spot-fixing expired and he has vowed to make a fresh beginning. The 23-year-old is eligible to return to all levels of cricket from Wednesday, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad... Read more
Its official: Mehreen Jabbar’s ‘Dobara Phir Se’ is a rom-com
The shoot for Mehreen Jabbar’s next feature film Dobara Phir Se is in full swing, with the cast and crew returning to New York after a brief spell in Westport, Connecticut. The writer/co-producer Bilal Sami fleshed out the plot in conversation with Fairfield Citizen, the local daily in Fairfield,... Read more
Dishourable murders:Three girls slain in the name of honour
Multan: Three teenage girls were shot dead by their male cousin in the name of honour in Pakka Sadhar village in Pakpattan, police officials said on earlier yesterday. A female cousin of the girls suffered critical injuries when she tried to stop her brother Ramzan Joiya from slaying the victims.... Read more
SHC rejects petition that aimed to transfer PPP’s Asim to hospital
The Sindh High Court (SHC) disposed of a petition earlier today requesting the court to shift under trial suspect Dr Asim Hussain, who is a close confidante of former president Asif Ali Zardari, to a hospital for provision of better medical treatment. Rangers officials who have the custody of... Read more
Jemima accused of ‘smear campaign’ against Reham Khan
A family member of Reham’s has now alleged the PTI chairman’s ex wife, Jemima Goldsmith, is behind the series of negative stories that have appeared against Reham. “We know what Jemima is doing,” Reham’s cousin told the English Newspaper  Daily Mail on the condition of anonymity. “We know that she... Read more
61 infants die in Indian hospital within a fortnight
Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children’s hospital in a two week time span, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation. A criminal probe was under way into the conduct of three staff at the Shishu Bhawan, or Children’s Home, in the city of... Read more
Pakistan ready to respond to any ‘short’ or ‘long’ war claims DM Khawaja Asif
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif earlier today responding to the Indian army chief’s statements earlier this week, said that Pakistan is ready for a small scale or prolonged war if Indian leadership proceeded with the same, Radio Pakistan reported. Asif said that Pakistan is a firm believer of peace... Read more