It’s all over for ‘It’ as ‘Kingsman’ sequel tops box office
The espionage comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” dominated North American box offices in its debut weekend, industry figures showed...
Trump and Kim: Two semi-grown men playing with ‘fire and fury’
“May you live in interesting times” Ancient Chinese saying It is difficult to predict with any degree of certainty,...
Stress and how it creates problems in our collective lives
Even as our collective become ever more complex in today’s increase fast paced environment. The unfortunate truth comes to...
A page from history: When Amir made Australians walk in and walk out
Pakistan’s left-arm fast-bowler Muhammad Amir was a veritable “find of the century” for his country if only after a short stint in the international arena, but for the fact that he surrendered himself to the treacherous world of fixing. The world will always remember the 2010 Lord’s Test captain... Read more
New York prison convicts defeat Harvard University debate team
In an unprecedented first, Harvard University’s debating team lost to New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate... Read more
Probe into MCB’s privatisation angers Mansha
Prominent industrialist and entrepreneur Mian Muhammad Mansha has warned that revival of probe into Muslim Commercial Bank Ltd’s (MCB) privatisation after almost a quarter of a century risks choking investors’ interest in the government’s asset-sale program. “Who’s going to come to the privatisation when you tell them after 25... Read more
2 cops martyred in shooting during snap-checking
Two policemen embraced shahadat when assailants on two motorcyclists opened fire on them during routine snap-checking in Bahadurabad, Karachi earlier today. According to sources, Head Constable Abdul Ghaffar and PC Pervez Ahmed of New Town police station were deployed on picket-duty hailing cars and motorcyclists for random snap-checking when... Read more
Over 1100 affected by dengue in Punjab: Pindi hit hard
The number of dengue fever patients in Punjab has reached 1100 this year, officials said earlier today, with 900 patients reported only in Rawalpindi. The second-highest number of patients was reported in Multan, where 55 people have been affected by the dengue virus. 12 cases have been reported in... Read more
Tum Meray Kia Ho:Mikaal Zulfiqar turns to production
 Mikaal Zulfiqar has play the dashing hero for over a decade. Today, he will see his career enter a new chapter, as his first production Tum Meray Kia Ho airs its initial episode tonight. TMKH is the story of a property tycoon and widower (Mikaal) who rediscovers love upon... Read more
Army to take on more cadets at PMA
The army has decided to increase the intake of cadets at its premier training institute, the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul — by around one third, which means a  potential increase its (army’s) size. During his visit to PMA Kakul earlier yesterday, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif reviewed the... Read more
India: Man divorces bride on WhatsApp
A 21-year-old bride from Kerala has been divorced by her husband over WhatsApp after just four weeks of marriage. The woman’s husband left for Dubai 10 days after their marriage, and then followed up with a ‘triple talaq’ over the popular message sharing app, according to the Times of... Read more
Water-shortage: Pakistani farmers test less thirsty way to grow rice
Different patterns of  monsoon rains have made it increasingly hard for rice farmer Sardar Muhammad to bring in a good harvest. But learning how to plant seed directly in his fields – rather than transplanting seedlings, as farmers have for centuries in Punjab – is helping him manage scarce... Read more
Farmers’ package: IHC rejects govt appeal to stay ECP suspension
 The Islamabad High court (IHC) earlier today rejected a government appeal for a stay order on decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to suspend a massive Rs341 billion government relief package for farmers. Last month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the Rs341billion National Kissan Relief Package with... Read more
Security concerns: India stops Samjhauta Express at Wagah
The Indian authorities earlier today requested Pakistan Railways officials not to send the Samjhauta Express train over security concerns in light of an ongoing protest by farmers in Indian Punjab. Indian railway officials told their Pakistani counterparts over a special hotline that they both use that farmers are protesting in... Read more
A decade after: 100s of schools yet to be reconstructed after quake
It was ten years ago on this day, a massive earthquake rocked northern Pakistan at 8:52 am and caused more than 80,000 deaths in upper Hazara, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of country including Islamabad. The quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale left tens of thousands... Read more
Kohat police put final touches on Muharram security plan
The Kohat police have finalised the security plan and completely banned the  display of all weapons, provocative speeches, wall-chalking and publication and distribution of hate literature to ensure complete harmony and peace during Muharram. The district administration has also cancelled leaves of the relevant government officials. DPO Sohaib Ashraf... Read more
Yet another highly educated terror suspect held in Karachi’s Clifton
Earlier yesterday afternoon things were as usual at Szabist, whose faculty member, Owais Raheel, has been arrested in connection with having links with the banned Hizbut Tahrir (HT). According to the institution, he was suspended last month after failing to show up for his classes. But those who knew... Read more