Indian Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in Chhattisgarh
Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India...
Younis breaks 10,000-run barrier as Pakistan build reply
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to complete 10,000 Test runs as his team reached 201 for four...
Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico winner
Lionel Messi struck his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to blow the La Liga...
ATC awards death sentence to former SHO Shahzad Warraich
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) earlier today sentenced former SHO Shahzad Warraich to death on four counts for killing Daska Bar president Rana Khalid Abbas and Advocate Irfan Chauhan. The court also awarded 30-year jail term to the convict for injuring  five other lawyers. The hearing of Daska murder case... Read more
Indian state imposes ‘luxury tax’…. On Samosas!
One of India’s poorest states has said it will impose a “luxury tax” on samosas even as it is all set to ban alcohol in the state — Samosas are arguably one of the country’s most popular snacks. The move has  sparked widespread outrage. The Bihar government announced plans... Read more
Dope: WADA concerned by new findings in Russian doping scandal
Findings reported by The Associated Press that track and field officials actually thought of hiding the full extent of Russian doping before the 2012 London Olympics are “most concerning” and warrant further investigation, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said  earlier yesterday. The AP reported on Tuesday that six years... Read more
At last:Peshawar to get its first zoo soon!
Peshawar may soon get its very own zoo as the first phase of construction at a cost of an estimated Rs127 million has been approved. Wildlife department’s chief conservator, Safdar, said the forest department has given them 25 acres of land free of charge and government has allocated funds... Read more
Terrorism: Bajrang Dal activists attack PIA office in New Delhi
Activists of the Hindu fundamentalist organisation Bajrang Dal attacked the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) office in New Delhi, India media reported. PIA officials have confirmed the attack, saying that activists of Hindu hardline group vandalized the office and raised anti-Pakistan slogans. Sources said the attackers threatened the PIA staff... Read more
New Charlie Hebdo cartoon portrays 3 year old Aylan Kurdi as sex offender in Germany
French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has created yet another controversial issue by releasing a cartoon suggesting that if three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi had survived, he would have grown up to be a sexual attacker. The drawing was issued after German authorities said that nearly all the suspects in... Read more
“Govt not aware of Jaish’s Masood Azhar arrest” Foreign office claim
The Foreign Office stated earlier today that it is not aware of the arrest of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar. The statement came following media reports that Azhar had been arrested on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack this month on an air base in Pathankot. Maulana Masood Azhar, a... Read more
Huge Demand: Karachi surges to leadership position in real estate sector
Karachi’s improved law and order situation has crowned it a leader in terms of real estate prices as the city was flooded with an unprecedented demand in 2015. Real estate prosperity was not limited to Karachi, although effects were profound in the mega city. Lahore and Islamabad also saw... Read more
FO officaly confirms Pak-India Foreign Secretary-level talks postponed
Foreign Secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India are not taking place tomorrow (Thursday), January 15, Pakistan’s Foreign Office has officially confirmed. Confirming the postponement of the talks, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said, “Islamabad is in touch with India for new dates of the meeting.” Over the arrest... Read more
LUMS outrightly denies arrest of student in connection to IAF attack
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) earlier today, categorically denied reports that a student from the educational institution has been arrested on terrorism charges. The Director General (DG) Administration Amir Khan stated that “no arrest was made.” The statement from LUMS also appeared on the Facebook pageof LUMS... Read more
Nehal Ansari case: Pakistan confirms its holding missing Indian
A divisional bench of the Peshawar High Court disposed of the case of Indian national Nehal Hamid Ansari, missing in Pakistan for over three years, after the government earlier yesterday, officially confirmed that he was currently in army custody and facing a trial in a military court. Qazi Muhammad... Read more
Lahore inferno claims at least 5 lives
At least five people were killed while two others are still missing after fire engulfed a house in Lahore’s Lohari Gate locality. The fire, erupted at a three-storey building, has been brought under control after five-hour hectic efforts. Rescue personnel have retrieved five bodies and search for two missing... Read more
“Pakistan among states that will face turmoil for decades”: Pres Obama
In his last State of the Union address on Tuesday night, US President Barack Obama urged American lawmakers to authorise the use of military force against the terror group ISIL While underlining the challenges the United States may face in the near future, Mr Obama warned that both Afghanistan and... Read more
“Pakistan faces an unprecedented Rs3.3 trillion revenue black hole” IMF report
“Due to administrative weaknesses, lower tax compliance and under-reporting, Pakistan is bleeding Rs3.3 trillion a year in revenue – an amount that is higher than this year’s total tax collection target” – revealed an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report. “Pakistan has the potential to mobilise additional tax revenues by... Read more