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...
108 years on the high seas: World’s oldest message in a bottle discovered
A 108-year-old postcard that offered a shilling in exchange for its return to an English marine research institute has now been officially declared the world’s oldest message in a bottle after being recovered in Germany. The Plymouth Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association (MBA), which received the card, said this week that the... Read more
Hunger Games memorabilia all set to be auctioned
Avid collectors with cash to burn are being invited to bid for Jennifer Lawrence’s iconic hunting bow in an auction of memorabilia from the blockbuster film and book franchise “The Hunger Games.” The weapon — expected to fetch up to $12,000 — is among almost 500 costumes, props and other... Read more
Abandoned complex: Ex CDA chairmen Kamran Lashari in trouble
An official statement given by the city managers before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) about an abandoned multi-million rupee project in the federal capital of Islamabad has landed a former chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in hot water. In October 2015, the NAB initiated an investigation into alleged wasteful... Read more
Crossing the line in love: Cross border love story ends in jail
An Indian man who fell in love with a Pakistani girl has been accused by Indian authorities of passing state secrets to Pakistani intelligence officials and has been jailed for more than 11 years under India’s highly controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota). Muhammad Javed, now 33, first met Mobina when... Read more
Federal Govt mulling over making ‘Quranic education’ compulsory in public schools
The government is in the process of deciding to make ‘Quranic education’ mandatory in all public schools in the country. The Minister of State for Federal Education Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that ‘Nazra Quran’ will be taught to students of grade 1 to 5, and proper ‘Quranic education’ with translation will be... Read more
PM, Dar discuss proposed Panama scandal commission
Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar earlier today called on Prime Minister main Nawaz Sharif and briefed him over the proposed inquiry commission on the’ Panama Papers’ scandal. Both the leaders discussed establishment of commission and its modalities, sources said, adding that opposition’s demand for a commission under Chief Justice of... Read more
Sheikhupura: 6 of a family stabbed to death
At least six people of a family including both women and children were stabbed to death in Sohal Kalan area in Sheikhupura district of Punjab province. Unidentified armed men stormed into the house located in Sohal Kalan area early morning today morning and stabbed to death six persons and... Read more
Yet another earthquake jolts Swat and its adjacent areas
An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude shook Swat and its adjoining areas sending a wave of panic among the people. The depth of quake was 211 kilometer deep north of the region. No causality or loss of property was reported, however. After the tremor, panicked people came out of their houses and offices... Read more
Karachi:7 Policemen killed by unidentified gunmen
At least seven cops recieved martyrdom when unidentified armed men targeted their mobiles in Karachi’s Orangi town slum area earlier today. According to Rescue and police sources, in the first incident, armed militants targeted mobile of Pakistan Bazaar police station near Bangla bazaar. The gunmen attacked the van from... Read more
South Africa in a fix over Aussie test featuring a pink ball
Cricket Australia revealed plans earlier today for day-night Tests against both South Africa and Pakistan but admitted player concerns about the experimental format meant the Proteas’ fixture was not yet officially confirmed. The day-night Tests using a pink ball are a central part of Australia’s home international schedule for 2016-17,... Read more
More wings to fly: Shaheen Air plans to increase fleet size
Shaheen Air International (SAI) announced its plans to go to new destinations and increase its fleet to around 35 aircraft from the current number of 25 by next year. “Shaheen Air will start a flight to Kuala Lumpur from April 22 and to Bangkok from May 20,” said Shaheen... Read more
Coveted Koh-e-Noor belongs to Pakistan, insists Indian-born British politician
The Koh-e-Noor saga has taken another interesting turn earlier this week as an Indian-born British politician has insisted that the coveted diamond actually belonged to Pakistan. “If Koh-e-noor belongs to anybody, it belongs to Pakistan,” Lord Meghnad Desai said while speaking to the popular Indian daily India Today. Referring to the 19th-century Sikh king... Read more
Karachi:Mystery of 3 children’s murders finally resolved
The mysterious multiple homicide  case of three children in Karachi’s Orange slum areas has finally been resolved after the accused confessed to killing the minors. The bodies of siblings Hina and Nimra, and their cousin Ali were found from a house in Orangi town on Tuesday evening. In a... Read more
Sindh: At least 500 heatwave relief centres to be set up next month
The city administration of Karachi is all set to launch its relief and facilitation centres next month to cope with the expected heatwave, that is feared to revisit the city in the  coming months as it did last year, officials said earlier yesterday. “We are ready to launch more... Read more