Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
US: Large ‘crack’ discovered in the earth’s  crust
 A mysterious, large ‘crack’ has been discovered in a Wyoming ranch, US, creating fears of hidden volcanoes and earthquakes. Last month, two hunting guides discovered a crack in the ground in a ranch of central Wyoming in the Bighorn Mountains, but ignored it. However, a few weeks later on... Read more
Cricket: Pakistan-born Imran Tahir ‘confined to Mumbai hotel’ following Shiv Sena incident
It has been reported that a Pakistan-born South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been confined to his hotel in Mumbai following the Hindu extremist outfit  Shiv Sena’s anti-Pakistan protests. “There were instructions from the team management that Tahir should not leave the team hotel at any point of time... Read more
Parisan Street named after murdered Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad
As a mark of protest to commemorate the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ (2 November), international organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) earlier today renamed 12 streets in Paris after journalists who have been murdered, tortured or disappeared. One of the streets has been named after... Read more
Looming Deadline:Driving licence applicants face baton charge in Karachi
Police resorted to baton-charge earlier today as scores of applicants desperate to apply for or renew driving licences thronged Motor Vehicle Inspection and Driving Licence branches in Clifton and North Nazimabad areas of the city. Hundreds of people had reached the Clifton, Nazimabad and Korangi driving licence branches to... Read more
Russian airline blames ‘external’ factors after ISIL claimed downing aircraft
The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt came down because of “external” factors, the airline company said earlier today, hours after ISIL released ‘video proof’ they shot down the aircraft. “There are no technical failures that could lead to the plane breaking up in the air,” Alexander Smirnov,... Read more
China’s black children: Building lives without rights
Li Xue She was born in Beijing and has lived there all her life. But like millions of others conceived in-spite of China’s one-child policy, as far as the state is concerned Li Xue does not exist. She has no right to schooling, health care or a formal job.... Read more
LPG price increase by Rs. 8 per kg
The different Liquefied Petroleum Gas marketing companies have increased the price of LPG by Rs 8 per kg following increase in import duty and its demand. Chairman LPG Distributions Association, Irfan Khokhar said price of domestic cylinder is hiked by Rs 100 and commercial cylinder by Rs 400. Khokhar... Read more
Islamabad: ATC orders arrest of 17 accused in PTV attack case
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad earlier today, ordered the arrest of 17 accused who were absent from the hearing of Pakistan Television (PTV) headquarters attack case. At least 103 people were booked after a mob of protesters belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT)... Read more
Security staff thrashes journalists at Karachi University
Security guards manhandled journalists and media workers at the Karachi University earlier today when they were covering a women’s cricket match at the campus. Female students of the university had gathered to play cricket at the varsity campus today in protest of a match earlier being forcefully stopped. According... Read more
Hindu extremist Shiv Sena “thanks” Pakistan for calling it a terror organisation
Only a few days after Pakistan urged the international community to take notice of “Shiv Sena’s terrorist activities”, the Hindu right-wing party has thanked Islamabad for calling it a terrorist organisation. “If Pakistan considers us as its enemy, it is a matter of pride. It is like getting Mahavir Chakra,”... Read more
Over flights banned over Prince William and Kate’s house
Flight restrictions over the country home of Prince William and his wife Kate came into effect earlier yesterday, with the authorities citing security considerations. Anmer Hall in Norfolk, eastern England, is where the royal couple spend most of their time with their children Prince George, two, and six month... Read more
4 held for poaching critically endangered markhor
The wildlife department has arrested four people on charges of poaching Suleman markhor in Shikarzai Takato area. A team headed by a deputy conservator of the department made the arrest during a raid carried out on information provided by the Community for Wildlife Preservation. “Two hunted markhors, a rifle,... Read more
Saudi princeling given permit to capture 10 globally protected falcons
The federal government has issued a special permit to a Saudi princeling to catch 10 globally protected and rare falcons in an outright violation of its international commitments and national wildlife protection laws, sources said. They said the permit to export 10 falcons had been issued to Prince Fahd... Read more
PMDC marred by continuous scandals.
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council — the body that accredits medical colleges, doctors and other medical professionals — has gone through a string of allegations and charges against senior officials. Corruption allegations and scandals have rocked the body, and not just in the wake of Dr Asim Hussain’s... Read more