Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
‘Solar Park producing 12% more power in excess of target
The Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park situated in Bahawalpur, is the first ever DC installation in Pakistan. It is currently producing up to 12% more power than the energy production requirements set by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra). The first phase of the plant was completed in March last... Read more
Snapchat finaly hits Karachi
Karachi is being featured on the popular photo-sharing app’s City Life Series today. Videos of people enjoying a rickshaw ride, having street food like parathas and dhabbay ki chai, shots of Gulf Shopping Centre and Frere Hall have been featured so far, amongst other things. You have till midnight to... Read more
India: Muslim man accused of stealing cow, beaten to death by violent Hindu mob
A Muslim man was beaten to death on Monday by a mob of Hindus who suspected him of stealing a cow, a revered symbol in the Hindu religion, in yet another example of increasing religious intolerance. It was the fourth time in six weeks that Hindus had killed Muslims they... Read more
Supreme Court orders massive nation crackdown against sheesha cafes
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has hereby ordered all the provincial governments to launch a crackdown against sheesha cafes. The apex court in its order said a number of such cafes were also selling drugs, but provincial administrations had shown their unwillingness to take action against them. A... Read more
Michelle Obama appealed for an end to “outdated laws and traditions” preventing millions of girls around the world from completing their education. She said this as part of an impassioned speech on Wednesday in Qatar. The US first lady, on a seven-day tour of the Middle East, told an... Read more
Imran accuses centre of ruining people’s lives
In yet another riposte at the ruling party in the centre, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has blamed the federal government ‘for ruining the lives of ordinary citizens by crippling the national economy under the burden of borrowed money.’ In a statement issued on Wednesday, the PTI chief hit out... Read more
All out nuclear war between India and Pakistan not ‘unlikely’
The Indian subcontinent—home to both India and Pakistan—remains arguably one of the most dangerous corners of the world, and continues to pose a deep threat to global stability and the current world order. The 1,800-mile border is the only place in the world where two hostile, nuclear-armed states face... Read more
3rd Test: Pakistan defeat England by 127 runs, win series 2-0
Pakistan continued their winning ways in the UAE with yet another series win and this time it was England who were on the receiving end. Pakistan won the three-match series 2-0 with victories in the second and third Test while the first Test was draw. Muhammad Hafeez’s 151 in... Read more
3rd Test: Yasir, Babar break though English batting line up
Sharjah: Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar took the battle to England today morning as Pakistan seem headed to a  2-0 win at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the gulf emirate of Sharjah. Yasir and Babar claimed two wickets each within the first eight overs of the fifth day’s play... Read more
Blaze destroys over 100 shanties in Karachi slum area
A massive inferno destroyed over 100 shanties in a slum area of Karachi earlier today, prompting firefighters to rush to the site to battle the flames, officials said. According to fire brigade officials, the fire quickly engulfed at least 100 shanties in the informal settlement (katchi abadi) in Junejo... Read more
Open invitation to terrorists: IVS, DUHS disarm their guards
The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS)  by collaborating with Citizens Against Weapons have effectively become open season for terrorists. IVS is the first university in the city to declare its campus a ‘Weapon-Free Zone.’ Citizens Against Weapons, comprises concerned citizens that aim to champion the cause... Read more
India’s Arundhati Roy returns 1989  National Award
World renowned auther Arundhati Roy returned earlier today her National Award for Best Screenplay, which she won in 1989. Returning her award, the Booker Prize winner said that she was “so proud” to join the writers, filmmakers and academics, who have returned their awards to protest against attacks on... Read more
Fauji Fertilizer Company all set to launch in Tanzania
Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC) announced that it is going to invest in a joint venture operation to set up a new fertiliser plant in Tanzania, according to a company notice sent to the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE). The company’s board of directors has approved an equity participation in a... Read more
EU for tough action against Pakistani migrants
The European Union’s migration commissioner has welcomed the departure of first refugees from Greece under an EU relocation scheme aimed at easing the burden on countries bearing the brunt of Europe’s migrant crisis, but warned that the bloc is geared up to get tough on migrants who are simply... Read more