11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
Rap mogul Russell Simmons steps down after sex accusations
Russell Simmons — who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream with Def Jam Recordings — said Thursday he was...
Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
1st T20: Pakistan beat Kiwis by 16 runs in thriller
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 16 runs in a thrilling opening Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. The visitors made 171-8 and New Zealand were all out on the final ball of their innings for 155. Earlier, Mohammad Hafeez led Pakistan to 171 after they were... Read more
Karachi: 41 more dengue cases reported
Another  41 dengue fever cases have been reported in Karachi last week. As per weekly data shared by Dengue Prevention and Control Program Sindh, as many as 41 new dengue fever cases were detected in Karachi from 8th January to 14th January 2016 out of them 34 were treated in... Read more
“Entire Kashmir belongs to India”: India’s brazen claim
In a strong worded reaction to reports of Pakistan converting Gilgit-Baltistan to a fifth province, India claimed on Thursday that “the entire Kashmir is an integral part of India.” “We have seen recent media reports stating that various options are under consideration in Pakistan regarding the political status of... Read more
2015: Highest number of selfie deaths recorded in India
India suffered more selfie-related deaths in 2015 than any other country in the whole world, as par media reports. About half of the 27 “selfie related” deaths around the world last year occurred in India, according to Washington Post. Many Indians lost their lives while posing for selfies in... Read more
Indian campaign encourages Indo-Pak women to nap in public
An Indian campaign, is encouraging women to spend a few hours napping, chilling or just hanging out in a public space in both India and Pakistan. Calling it ‘Meet to sleep’ the one day event on January 16 will be attended by women from various cities: Karachi,... Read more
Shell will lose $1billion contract as Qatar offers Pakistan lower LNG rate
Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell will lose a five-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contract worth over $1 billion as a Qatari company has agreed to provide the gas at a lower price to Pakistan. Gunvor and Royal Dutch Shell had won supply contracts in response to the two tenders... Read more
PM Sharif pledges to eradicate honour killings after Oscar nomination
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Pakistan would eradicate “evil” honour killings as he congratulated director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on yet another Oscar nomination for a harrowing documentary on the abhorrent practice. “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, which follows the story of a rare survivor, was nominated... Read more
Something fishy: 3 fish traders arrested for funding banned outfits
Karachi: Intelligence agencies on Friday arrested at least three fish traders for allegedly funding banned outfits in Karachi, Balochistan and Afghanistan. The fish traders including an Afghan national were nabbed during a raid, conducted on a tip-off, at Fish Harbor in Karachi. The accused have been identified as Ahmed... Read more
Raza Rabbani wants to take parliament into confidence over CPEC
Chairman Senate and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Mian Raza Rabbani on Friday asked the government to take both houses of the Parliament into confidence on the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. During the question hour session, Raza Rabbani asked the Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid that... Read more
Kidney failure fails to stop Swati girl from realising her dream
In spite of suffering from chronic renal failure, 13-year-old Kainat is determined to realise her dream of becoming a doctor. Hailing from Kanju village in Kabal tehsil, the fifth grader is a bright student. She has been suffering from the disease since she was six-month-old, and undergoes regular dialysis to... Read more
Pathankot aftermath: Jaish-e-Mohammad seminaries shut down across Punjab
The government has pulled the plug on several religious schools run by the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group accused of masterminding an attack this month on an air base in India, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday. The crackdown in Punjab, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s power base and the... Read more
Obama’s prediction on Pakistan not rooted in ground realities insists Sartaj Aziz
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s senior aide the elderly Sartaj Aziz on Friday brushed aside US President Barack Obama’s statement that Pakistan and Afghanistan will continue to face instability and turmoil for decades. “During his address, the US president did not single out Pakistan. He mentioned several regions, within which Pakistan and Afghanistan... Read more
Gen. Raheel praises HIT for manufacturing quality products
Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif visited the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on Thursday, Inter Services Public Relations said in a handout. He was briefed about the products manufactured for defence and commercial purposes and various other facilities of HIT. The briefing covered Al-Khalid-1 tank, manufacturing and rebuilding of armoured personnel... Read more
Irrfan, Deepika to play love struck poets Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam
The real-life romance of of long ago legendary poets Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam will be projected on the silver screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film, Gustakhiyan. While actor Irrfan has been locked for the role of Ludhianvi for a while, there was some speculation about who is... Read more