Pope Francis takes a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh
Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary´s Cathedral in Dhaka,...
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...
Corruption charges: NAB arrests CEO of  CSIBL, MDCL
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested chief executive officer of Magrib Development Corporation and Crescent Standard Investment for misuse of authority, illicit personal gains and criminal breach of trust. According to a press release, former Chief Executive Officer M/s Crescent Standard Investment (CSIBL) Mehmood Ahmed and former CEO... Read more
‘Savour Foods’  sealed in Islamabad
The District Administration in Islamabad has ordered to seal ‘Savour Foods’ in Blue Area, Islamabad after officials found their kitchen to be operating under unhygienic conditions amidst presence of substandard food items. The authorities have also summoned the health certificates of all kitchen staff employed by Savour Foods. Read: Burger... Read more
Indian leader warns of  tensions over Modi govt’s ‘Quran discourages eating beef’ claim
A Muslim leader in India warned earlier today of communal unrest after a state government claimed the Holy Quran discourages eating beef, the latest contentious effort to protect cows in the Hindu-majority country. The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has erected billboards with... Read more
Queen Elizabeth II to become England’s longest-reigning monarch
Westminster Abbey´s bells will peal, a flotilla will sail down the River Thames and a gun salute will ring out on Wednesday as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history. The queen herself is set to inaugurate a railway line in Scotland and host a private... Read more
Man kills wife, 2 kids before committing suicide in Karachi
It is being theorised that a  religious teacher reportedly slit the throats of his wife and two children before killing himself in the Manzoor Colony area of Karachi earlier today. Tariq, who taught Quran to children in his locality, allegedly managed to kill his entire family except one of... Read more
New Karachi firing incident: 2 dead
Two people were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on them outside a school in the New Karachi area of the city earlier today. The firing incident took place in the same vicinity as the attack on senior journalist Aftab Alam in which he was killed. Police said the... Read more
From the vault: Shahid Afridi bounced and yorked batsmen at will
There are only two types of bowling in international cricket; either you can be a fast-bowler or a spinner. The variations in each of these two basic methods are numerous but you will never hear that a fast-bowler bowled a ‘doosra’ or a spinner ran in and went past... Read more
Number of dengue cases in 2015 rises to 1,169 in Karachi alone
Karachi has registered 155 new cases of dengue fever during the current week bringing the total number of patients to 1,169 this year, said Dr. Masood Solangi Sindh Manager for Dengue Prevention and Control Program said here in Karachi earlier today. Sharing latest data with the media he said... Read more
Pakistan at TIFF this year: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to present’Peacekeepers’
Pakistan is a regular presence at many of the major stops of the global film festival circuit, and this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will have Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy showcasing her documentary, A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers. Peacekeepers follows the personal stories of five Bangladeshi policewomen who... Read more
Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal ‘not against anyone’ claims PM Nawaz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today said that Pakistan would continue to maintain minimum nuclear deterrence for security purposes, but that these weapons are ‘not against any one”. The prime minister was briefed on the strategic and nuclear assets of the country during a meeting of the National Command... Read more
Heartthrob Ali Zafar gifts dream house to wife
Popular rock star Rock Star and Boll wood heartthrob Ali Zafar  has gifted a four-bedroom villa in Lahore to his wife Ayesha Fazli. It was earlier reported that the singer was planning on gifting a house to his partner after the arrival of their daughter, Alyza. According to Mumbai... Read more
Hungarian TV photojournalist loses job for kicking migrants
A Hungarian TV photojournalist was fired on earlier yesterday after footage appeared to show her kicking migrants, including children, as they ran from a police line during disturbances at Roszke, southern Hungary. The woman, later named as Petra Laszlo, can be seen tripping a man sprinting with a child... Read more
MQM’s Qamar Mansoor released by Rangers
Rangers earlier today released Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Qamar Mansoor after the report was submitted in the anti-terrorism court (ATC) by the paramilitary force’s law officer. According to the report the MQM leader was released on humanitarian grounds and the investigation against him will continue. MQM leader Qamar... Read more
Journalist Aftab Alam shot dead in Karachi
A senior journalist Aftab Alam was murdered in cold blood by unidentified assailants in Karachi earlier today. According to police and rescue sources, Aftab Alam was targeted outside his residence in North Karachi, 11-C area, Karachi. He was shot in the head and to succumb to his injuries while... Read more