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...
11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
13 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia this year
At least 13 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims including three women have died in Saudi Arabia, said an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. In a statement earlier today, he said the pilgrims had gone to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj. Eleven pilgrims have died in Mecca Makarama and... Read more
World’s Wooliest sheep gets a much needed shave
Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia’s capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world’s woolliest. The animal, named Chris by his rescuers, was discovered on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and was said to... Read more
Online sales of sacrificial animals
Investors who have spent billions of rupees in advanced booking of animals are not sure if their net return would rise as dramatically as it did in previous years, thanks to online sales. The recent ban on the slaughtering of cows and she-goats in Punjab (to ensure faster livestock... Read more
Flying scared:8 of the most dangerous airports in the world
While aircraft takeoffs and landings are always challenging, certain circumstances make them all the more dangerous, such as the location of the airport, the terrain, the altitude and the weather. Here we have a list of eight of the most dangerous airports in the world: 1.Qamdo bamda Airport, Tibet,... Read more
PM chairs important meeting with Ittehad Tanzeem-ul-Madaris delegation
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting of the Ittehad Tanzeem-ul-Madaris earlier today where he stressed that everyone will have to work together to eradicate the menace of terrorism from Pakistan. The prime minister added that only through concerted efforts can the problems the country is facing be eliminated.... Read more
Pakistan’s own: Inam to compete in World Wrestling Championship
A two member Pakistan contingent will participate in the World Wrestling Championship scheduled to be held at Las Vegas USA from September 7 to 12. Talking to APP Muhammad Arshad Sattar Secretary General Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) informed that the contingent includes wrestler Muhammad Inam and manager Ehtishamul Haq.... Read more
COAS visits Kalam Festival in former terror stronghold of Swat
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited the Kalam Festival in Swat on its concluding day, ISPR said in a press release issued earlier today. During his visit Army Chief General Raheel Sharif appreciated the people of Swat for playing a vital role in support of security... Read more
Shades of Robin Hood:Afghan surgeon earns from rich to help treat poor
Famous plastic surgeon Abdul Ghafar Ghayur is practising his own brand of welfare in Afghanistan, where access to healthcare is limited and most cannot afford private treatment. The money he makes from the hundreds of nose jobs and Botox injections he performs on wealthy Afghans allows him to perform... Read more
Believe in resistance not reconciliation: PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Patron in Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says “he believes in resistance not reconciliation. Addressing the Farmers Convention at the Bilawal House in Lahore he said the final victory will be of the people”. Bilawal Bhutto said his party would destroy the ruling Pakistan Muslim Leage... Read more
Asif’s riposte: Players speaking out against us aren’t selectors
Pacer Muhammad Asif has said that “the Pakistan cricket team belongs to the nation and any player not wanting to play alongside him or the two others belonging to the “banned trio” should worry more about their own selection in the team”. “This is not a local village team... Read more
Defence Day: Hindus of Pakistan offer special prayers
The Hindu community earlier yesterday offered special prayers for the martyrs of the 1965 war. The prayers were held at the Krishna Temple in Saddar Bazaar of the garrison city of Rawalpindi on the occasion Janmashtami, the birthday of god Krishna. The community celebrates Janmashtami in the Bhadoon month... Read more
Muslim flight attendant ‘suspended by US airline for not serving liquor’
Charee Stanley, 40, filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday against American airline, ExpressJet. Her lawyer, Lena Masri, an attorney with Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that Stanley wanted to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance with her... Read more
Red Day:KSE-100 plunges over 1,000 points in intra-day trading
The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) plunged over 1,000 points during intra-day trading earlier today, with investors at the Pakistani bourse in a cautious mood as Asian markets also stayed on edge ahead of key data on the slowing Chinese economy. The benchmark KSE 100-share index was down 3.17 per... Read more
Karachi’s NED University hosts super-car exhibition
A red-coloured modified Toyota Celica rushed through the narrow runway at the NED University’s courtyard earlier yesterday. It made huge cracking sounds, each time the gas pedal returned to normalcy after reaching full throttle. The aura filled with the smell of burning rubber as the car, manoeuvring deftly throguh... Read more