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...
Bon Jovi China concerts adruptly cancelled
Two upcoming concerts in China by famous American rock group Bon Jovi  have been suddenly cancelled, reports said earlier today. Bon Jovi was scheduled to play two dates — in Beijing and Shanghai — but ticket sales were abruptly halted with no reason given and the performances scrapped, according... Read more
Apple to launch ‘monster screen’ iPad pro
Apple plans to introduce a new pair of iPads on Wednesday along with the new iPhones, new Apple TV, new Apple Watch bands, as well as a gold anodised version of the Apple Watch Sport. A larger iPad Pro and a new iPad mini both may be unveiled tomorrow,... Read more
Corps Commanders Meeting: Ongoing, future operations against terrorism discussed
A Corps Commanders Conference was held at the General Headquarters earlier today, ISPR said in a statement. The meeting was chaired by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. According to the ISPR an exhaustive review of professional matters, internal and external security situation was discussed. The Corps Commanders... Read more
Robin Hood Army feeds the poor
On a weekend morning, a group of vehicles travels down a lane in Hijrat Colony, stopping outside a cluster of makeshift huts. A retinue of young professionals and students clamber out of their vehicles, clutching sky-blue bags containing pastries from a local bakery. Some open their cars’ trunks and... Read more
PM Nawaz unhappy with Zardari’s statements
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said earlier today in Islamabad, that he was disappointed by recent statements made by former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. On August 31, the former president criticised the PML-N government, warning Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he was repeating “the... Read more
T20 tournament: Sialkot crush Karachi
Sialkot thrashed Karachi Whites by 7 runs in the match of the National Twenty 20 Tournament earlier today at the Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi. Sialkot won the toss and elected to bat first scoring a total of 198 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Mukthar Ahmed... Read more
Mama Qadeer’s name to be removed from ECL: SHC
The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered on earlier today the removal of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP’s) leaders Abdul Qadeer Baloch, aka Mama Qadeer, and Farzana Majeed from the Exit Control List (ECL), BBC Urdu reported. The leaders of the VMPB can move around the world as independent... Read more
How Manto, the movie, came about: A behind the scenes look
“The idea of a movie on Saadat Hasan Manto came about during his centenary year celebrations in 2012 and as a tribute to him”, disclosed Sarmad Sultan Khoosat who has directed the film and also played the title role. There was a great change of medium, from translating the... Read more
Severe milk shortage in Karachi
A severe milk shortage has emerged in Pakistan’s financial hub as dairy shops in the city have closed over disagreements on the selling price. President Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association Shakir Umer said dairy shops are being sold milk at Rs74/litre. The official price of milk is set at... Read more
“Policy of reconciliation proved detrimental for PPP”, admits senior leader Kaira
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira admitted quite candidly at a press conference earlier today that his party’s support amongst the masses had decreased in recent times. “It is true that our support has waned at the public level. The party’s workers are upset, and the... Read more
Police baton charge protesting doctors, support staff in the Fed. Capital
Police earlier today  baton charged protesting doctors and paramedical staff in the federal capital. Police used force against the protestors when they were trying to march towards the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. The doctors and paramedical staff are observing a strike today against the freezing of their risk health allowance... Read more
Pakistan to participate in Asian Table Tennis tournament
An eleven member Pakistani contingent will be participating in the 22nd Asian Table Tennis Championship to be staged in Thailand from September 26 to October 3. Pakistan Table Tennis Federation Chairman Shahid Baloch said the Pakistani contingent includes 7 players and 4 officials. He said the male players include... Read more
I want to work in Pakistan because my country needs us now: Ayesha Omar
 As Pakistani film offerings prepare to hit the festival circuit and some gear for international releases, their directors and actors travel and tell the world what Pakistani cinema is all about. Ayesha Omar is one such actor. After the Hollywood premiere in Los Angeles of her debut film Karachi... Read more
Brazil welcomes Syrian refugees with ‘open arms,’ claims the president
Brazil will welcome Syrian refugees with “open arms”, President Dilma Rousseff said earlier yesterday, amid a tidal wave of people fleeing the war-torn country. In a video message marking Brazil’s Independence Day, Rousseff said she wanted to “reiterate the government’s willingness to welcome those who, driven from their homeland,... Read more