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...
Indonesia to strengthen anti-terror law following terror attacks
The Indonesian govt has decided to strengthen its anti- terror law this year to give police greater powers for arresting terror suspects, following last week’s massive attack by the ISIL terror hroup in the capital Jakarta. The changes to the law will include allowing the authorities to arrest anyone they... Read more
5 security personnel martyred in blast in Quetta
A roadside bomb targeting security personnel on the outskirts of Quetta, martyred at least 5 security men earlier today. Security sources said two personnel were also injured in the blast exploded in Marget area on the outskirts of Quetta. Sources said the bomb was planted on the side of... Read more
PSE: Panic grips bourse as index plunges a straight 1,216 points
 Shares on the newly renamed  Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) plummeted  shortly after the start of the first trading session of the week. Witnessing a steep slide by 1,216 points in the early hours on Monday, the benchmark index slightly recovered afterwards to clock up at 30,153.42 points at 12:30pm,... Read more
Bajrangi Bhaijaan: FIR lodged against Nawazuddin Siddiqui for assaulting woman
A police complaint against Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was registered earlier yesterday by a woman claiming she had been physically assaulted by the actor. Heena Sheikh, 24-year-old daughter of  Soni Dandekar — chairperson of a housing society in Mumbai where the actor resides, filed the complaint at a local police... Read more
ATC verdict: Pervez Musharraf finally acquitted in Akbar Bugti murder case
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta acquitted earlier today, former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the case of the murder of Jamhoori Watan Party leader Nawab Akbar Bugti who died in a military operation in 2006. The court also acquitted two others, former federal home minister Aftab Khan Sherpao, former... Read more
Graffiti welcoming ISIL seen in Gilgit
Graffiti welcoming Islamic State (ISIL) was seen in at least two places in Gilgit. It stirred panic among locals and law-enforcement agencies in the predominantly Shia area. “At least two walls were painted with slogans welcoming IS in Gilgit,” a resident said earlier yesterday, a day after the graffiti... Read more
SpaceX launches climate satellite but messes ocean landing
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California earlier yesterday and put a climate-monitoring satellite into orbit, but botched an attempted return landing on a platform at sea, officials said. The first stage of the rocket made it back to the platform, which was floating in the Pacific... Read more
Saudi-Iran rift: Fears of sectarian war prompted mediation, insist officials
Fear of sectarian conflict and proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Pakistan compelled Islamabad to embark on a diplomatic push to mediate between the two Muslim countries, officials said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia and Iran today (Monday) to try and defuse tensions... Read more
Pathankot attack: Pakistani investigators weigh probe options
Islamabad is yet to make up its mind about New Delhi’s preconditions for a high-powered Pakistani team that might be sent to Pathankot to probe into the air base assault. However Pakistan is optimistic about solving the case. On January 14, Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swarup had welcomed... Read more
India plans laser walls on Indo Pak border
India is mulling an option to cover more than 40 vulnerable unfenced stretches along the Pakistan border by laser walls soon, with the home ministry giving it a top priority to prevent any infiltration, the popular Indian daily Times of India said in a report quoting a home ministry... Read more
Nuclear deal: US hails Iran breakthroughs yet imposes fresh sanctions
US President Barack Obama hailed a series of breakthroughs with Iran as a vindication of his contentious policy of engagement on Saturday, He also called on young Iranians to take the next step in building new ties with the rest of the world. However, he went on to impose... Read more
Matiari by-election” Polling underway in NA-218
Polling for the by-election in NA-218 Matiari constituency is currently underway today (Monday). The polling began at 8:00 AM and will continue till 5:00 PM without any interval. The seat fell vacant due to the demise of PPP Parliamentarian leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim. In the constituency, 263 polling stations... Read more