Texas set to execute serial killer
Texas was set Wednesday to execute a confessed serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered three girls and a...
Imam’s debut 100, Hasan’s five propel Pakistan to series-clinching win
A century on debut by opener Imam-ul-Haq helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third one-day...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weeps as he pays tribute to Tragically Hip singe
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and...
Sara Haider’s film debut in ‘Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain’
The famous singer and stage actress Sara Haider’s film debut is going to be in Shahbaz Sumar’s Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain, which will be screened as part of Zee Zindagi’s Zeal For Unity initiative in India. Zeal For Unity is an initiative that sees 12 Pakistani film directors introduce hour-long works... Read more
Bangladesh: Court rejects petition to remove Islam as state Religion
Dhaka: Bangladesh’s high court earlier today rejected a petition by secular activists to remove Islam’s status as the state religion, a lawyer said. “We are saddened (at the ruling),” said Subrata Chowdhury, who represented the secular activists in the case. The court was hearing a writ petition, initially filed 28 years ago,... Read more
Lahore blast: Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif orders launch of Punjab operation
The Pakistan Army as well as paramilitary troops have been ordered to launch a massive crackdown against terrorists, banned outfits and their facilitators in Punjab, a day after a suicide bomber killed over 70 people in Lahore  earlier yesterday, sources said. The campaign against the militants has been launched on... Read more
Pakistan refuses to give India consular access to arrested RAW officer
 Islamabad is disinclined to give New Delhi consular access to an Indian spy arrested last week in Balochistan where he was training separatists for terror attacks in Pakistan’s coastal areas. Kulbhushan Yadav, an Indian Navy commander and agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was arrested in a raid near... Read more
Girls on bikes reclaiming public space
With the aim to mobilise women and to reclaim public spaces for them, the ‘Girls at Dhabas,’ a group of young women, organised a bicycle rally in Lahore earlier yesterday. The rally provided a platform to the women to cycle around the city as a group and get comfortable... Read more
Police claim to have identified Lahore bomber
The alleged suicide bomber, who blew himself in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore earlier yesterday, has been identified, the police claimed. They said a CNIC was found from the scene of the crime and it is suspected that it belonged to Muhammad Yousaf Farid, a resident of Fateh Sehrani,... Read more
Wasim Akram latest victim of Indian intolerance
Pakistan cricket great Wasim Akram became victim to yet another example growing intolerance in India and that too during a live TV show after a cricket match between India and Australia earlier yesterday. The former captain was commenting on Virat Kohli’s innings When he was stopped by some unknown people from speaking.... Read more
Lahore blast death toll surges to 72: PM Sharif chairs high level meeting
The Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif arrived in Lahore today morning and chaired a high level meeting a day after a suicide bomber killed over 70 people mostly women and children at a park yesterday. The prime minister was accompanied by his interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as he... Read more
Pro-Qadri supporters continue sit-in for 2nd straight day outside Parliament
Over 2,000 supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed murderer of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, continued their sit in outside the Parliament House and other key government installations for a second straight day earlier today. Qadri was hanged to death on February 29, triggering a strong reaction from religious, and some... Read more
Following bomb blast Facebook mistakenly asked people if they were in Lahore
Following a massive bomb attack in Lahore, that killed at least 65 people, Facebook activated its “Safety Check” feature, which allows people to use the social platform to let friends and loved ones know they are okay following a crisis or natural disaster. But on Sunday, there was one problem: It appears... Read more
its official: Ancient Palmyra liberated by Syrian army, 400+ terrorists killed
The Syrian state media as well as  an opposition monitoring group have claimed that  government forces backed by Russian airstrikes have driven Islamic State (ISIL)  fighters from the historic central town of Palmyra, held by the extremists since May. Government forces have been on the offensive for nearly three weeks to try... Read more