Overweight Marlon Tapales stripped of off championship
Filipino Marlon Tapales has been stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight title after failing to make the weight...
PPP, MQM, PML(N) stage political rallies in Karachi today
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi...
Cricket: West Indies 278-9 as rain brings early close
West Indies were 278 for nine in their first innings against Pakistan when rain brought an early close to...
Djokovic beats Federer to reach Australian Open final
Champion Novak Djokovic foiled a gritty fightback from Roger Federer to defeat the Swiss 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 at the Australian Openearlier today. This is his fifth successive grand slam final. Storming to a two-set lead within an hour, Djokovic appeared destined to complete a stinging humiliation but the... Read more
Willing to review blasphemy law, says CII chief
The head of a powerful religious body said on Thursday he is willing to review Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws that critics say are regularly misused and have led to the deaths of hundreds, to decide if they are Islamic. Pakistan’s religious and political elites almost universally keep clear of debating blasphemy laws in a... Read more
Pakistan urges India to do away with practice of terror allegations
Islamabad: Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah on Thursday urged India to do away with the practice of hurling “unsubstantiated terror allegations against Pakistan.” “Such a practice undermines efforts to eliminate terrorism from the region in a collaborative manner,” the spokesman remarked. Speaking at the weekly FO briefing, he said... Read more
The Antipode: Flying from New York to London in 11 minutes
Charles Bombardier, the engineer behind the high-speed Skreemr jet, has unveiled his latest design that will reduce London to New York flight time to just 11 minutes. “I wanted to create an aircraft concept capable of reaching its antipode, or diametrical opposite, as fast as possible”, Bombardier told Forbes.... Read more
Saudi man caught smuggling alcohol in underwear
A Saudi man was arrested for attempting to smuggle 14 bottles of liquor in his underwear into the Kingdom, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The man was stopped at customs on his way back from Bahrain on the 16-mile-long King Fahd Causeway linking the two Gulf... Read more
Two cops killed in firing on Quetta police van
Quetta: Unknown armed men opened fire on a police van in Quetta, killing two police men and two injuring two others in Satellite town on Thursday. The unknown gunmen managed flee from the scene after firing at Muneer Mengal Road. The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and police reached at... Read more
Major terror bid thwarted in Peshawar : 5 bombs defused in city
The Peshawar police claimed to have foiled a major series of terror attacks in the city and defused five bombs of 4kg each. According to the police, bombs were planted at 132KV Electricity transmission pole near the Ring road at Jameel Chowk. Police called the bomb disposal squad who... Read more
Jhelum:  Suicide bomber blows himself up in hte city
An alleged suicide bomber detonated himself after police challenged him in Domeli Mor area of Jhelum earlier today. On a tip-off, the police and bomb disposal squad reached a site where a suspect was installing explosives on a railway track and challenged him. After seeing the police the suspect... Read more
Muslims are not like others in Britain, claims former UK race equality chief
Muslim communities are unlike others in Britain and will not integrate in the same way, the United Kingdom’s former head of the equalities watchdog claimed on Wednesday. “It was disrespectful to suppose that Muslim communities would change,” The Times quoted former chairman of Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC),... Read more
Qatar Airways to launch world’s longest flight
Qatar Airways plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight between Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand. Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker revealed plans for the ultra-long direct journey between the two cities which will take 18½-hours to complete. Speaking to Bloomberg Business at last week’s Bahrain Air Show,... Read more
Kohli’s blasts behind Indian flag saga
Okara: The whole town of 54/2L knew that Umar Daraz was an ardent fan of Indian master blaster Virat Kohli. His favourite batsman’s outclass performance in the recent series in Australia excited him so much that he hoisted Kohli picture and an Indian flag on his four-marla house. Police... Read more
NAP being criticised for point-scoring claims interior minister Nisar
The Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has stated that, “the National Action Plan (NAP) is being criticized only for point-scoring.” Addressing a press conference in Islamabad earlier today, the Interior Minister said, “Incidents of terrorism in the country have gone down after launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb and... Read more
MQM challenges amendment in Local Govt. Act in SHC
Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has challenged amendment in Sindh Local Government Act in the Sindh High Court on Thursday. The petition, to challenge the amendments, was filed by MQM nominee for Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar, Khawaja Azharul Hassan and other leaders in SHC. In the petition, they termed... Read more
Karachi operation: 21 suspects detained in the city
Over 21 suspected persons were detained while three accused were formaly arrested during search operation in different areas of Landhi area of Karachi, Police on the information about the presence of criminals, launched search operation in Khuramabad, Bhutto Nagar, Farooq villas and Landhi 89 and detained 21 suspects. Police... Read more