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...
PAF’s frontline fighter.bomber: The JF 17 Thunder
The PAF (Pakistan Air force) has the distinct and rare honour of scoring multiple air-to-air kills against some of the most competent or numerically superior forces. The air force displayed superior martial skill during the Indo-Pak wars; volunteers from the PAF were credited with shooting down a large number... Read more
How a blonde American kid rose to stardom in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh: A 25-year-old American has taken Saudi Arabia by storm with his YouTube videos. One of the Arab world’s most improbable celebrities, Joshua Van Alstine better known by his web name, Abu Mateb, is an American from Dallas who speaks Saudi-­accented Arabi, wears traditional Arabian robes and has a huge... Read more
Christian college suspends academic who wore headscarf in solidarity with Muslims
Chicago: A professor at a suburban Chicago Christian college who was been placed on administrative leave after donning a hijab to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims said Wednesday that her actions are demonstrations of her own faith. Larycia Hawkins, who is a Christian and an associate professor of political science... Read more
PM will lay foundation stone of Lahore-Karachi motorway on Dec 19, NA told
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lay the foundation stone of the Lahore-Karachi motorway on Saturday (December 19), Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab told the National Assembly here today. The PM will inaugurate work on the Lahore-Multan section of the Lahore- Karachi motorway on Saturday and... Read more
Air India technician ‘sucked in’ by aircraft engine at Mumbai airport
New Delhi: A technician working for state-owned Air India died in a “mishap” at an airport in Mumbai on Wednesday evening, according the airline’s official Twitter account. The incident occurred during the pushback of a flight, said the tweet, which was attributed to Air India chief Ashwani Lohani. It did... Read more
Anoushey takes the road less travelled
Lahore: Whether she’s hosting glamorous red carpet events or riding on the outskirts of Kabul with the Women’s National Cycling Team of Afghanistan, Anoushey Ashraf has been a ray of sunshine from the get-go. This is why the VJ-turned-host seems to have been the perfect choice to host On the... Read more
China approves $1.2b loan for Thar coal project
Islamabad: The multimillion-dollar coalmining-cum-power project in Thar has received a major boost after the China State Council (CSC) approved financing for the scheme which has assumed a vital position in Pakistan’s efforts to plug its chronic electricity shortfall. The approval of the council will allow Chinese banks to lend $1.2... Read more
Nishan-i-Imtiaz conferred on Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces
Islamabad: Acting president and Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Wednesday conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (military) on Commander Royal Saudi Naval Forces Vice Admiral Abdullah S. Al-Sultan, Radio Pakistan reported. The Nishan-i-Imtiaz or ‘Order of Excellence’ was awarded to Vice Admiral Abdullah in recognition of his outstanding services and contribution towards bringing... Read more
Court extends Dr Asim’s remand for seven days
Karachi: An accountability court in Karachi on Thursday extended the physical remand of former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain for seven more days, continuing his detention in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The former petroleum minister – a close aide of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson... Read more
Saudi-led anti-terror alliance: Pakistan joins the bandwagon
The Pakistan government confirmed earlier yesterday its participation in a Saudi-led military alliance for ‘fighting terrorism’, but said the scope of its participation would be defined after Riyadh shared the details of the coalition it was assembling. “Pakistan… is awaiting further details to decide the extent of its participation... Read more
Man stabs himself in head at London airport: police
Reuters: A man was taken to hospital after he repeatedly stabbed himself in the head on Wednesday at London’s Heathrow airport, police and British media said, triggering panic among passengers. “Sitting at Fortnum and Mason Heathrow T5 when a man runs past stabbing himself in the head — security has... Read more
Rangers’ action against individuals, institutions only after govt’s nod
Karachi: The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution on giving special policing powers to the Rangers, limiting the force with the condition to take prior permission from the Sindh chief minister for taking action against any individual, institution and making arrests on suspicion. The provincial assembly passed the... Read more
“War with Pakistan not an option” Indian FM Swaraj
Stating that ‘talks with Pakistan are the only way to deal with terrorism,’ Indian Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told parliament earlier yesterday that New Delhi was engaging with Islamabad with a belief that dialogue was the only option to remove “the shadow of terror”. Speaking in... Read more
Polling for LB elections underway in certain districts of Punjab, Sindh
 The polling in 44 union councils of Sindh and 57 of Punjab for Local Bodies election where polls were postponed earlier is currently underway today (Thursday). The polling began at 7:30AM and will continue till 5:30PM in 21 districts of Punjab and 15 districts of Sindh. Twenty-one districts of... Read more