Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says...
NBC sacks newsman Matt Lauer over alleged sexual misconduct
NBC said Wednesday it has fired Matt Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate...
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close...
Imran Farooq’s murder case:FIA charges Mohsin Ali, Moazzam Ali, Khalid Shamim
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has submitted the interim challan U/s 173 to the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). Due to security reason, the court proceedings will start from May 12 in the premises of Adiala Jail. The FIA submitted challan for the seventh time in the ATC, charging Mohsin Ali with the murder... Read more
Russia to form three new military divisions to counter NATO
Russia will form three new military divisions to counter what it believes is the growing strength of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Wednesday. Two of the new divisions will be deployed along Russia’s western border and one along its southern border,... Read more
Govt rejects opposition’s Panama ToRs
The federal government has rejected the opposition’s terms of reference (TOR) to hold an inquiry into allegations of offshore holdings against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid addressing a joint press conference with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said“The words used in the opposition’s TOR... Read more
US deports Pakistani man who laundered over $2.2m to Al Qaeda
The United States immigration authorities deported a Pakistani national last month for laundering over $2.2 million for Al Qaeda. According to a statement issued by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Saifullah Anjum Ranjha, 53, was handed over to Pakistani immigration authorities in Islamabad. “Aliens living in the United States, who... Read more
Anarkali once again? A sequel is on the cards 56 years after Mughal-e-Azam’s release
It has been 56 years since the release of K. Asif’s epic Mughal-E-Azam,  and now there are finally talks of a sequel. According to  the popular Indian daily Times of India, Farah Ahmed, wife of late producer-director Sultan Ahmed, who had assisted K. Asif on the original  classic, is working... Read more
Boom Boom Afridi wants  to set up cricket academy
Star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has said that he is looking forward to playing  county cricket in the foreseeable future with Hampshire to regain his form and fitness and also have definite plans to set up his own cricket academy soon. “I will continue to play cricket for the leagues,”... Read more
Small girl severely burnt after gang rape attempt  by 4 men
At least  men set a 13-year-old girl alight after attempting to gang rape her in some fields in Chak 468, near Faisalabad in the  Rajoa police precinct, earlier yesterday. Doctors at the Chiniot DHQ Hospital treating her said her condition was stable. Police said the victim had accused a landlord... Read more
“Use of force against Afghan Taliban unviable until peaceful options exhausted” insists Sartaj Aziz
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s top aide the septuagenarian  Sartaj Aziz said earlier yesterday that the use of force against Afghan Taliban is ‘unviable’ until all peaceful options are exhausted. Disapproving Afghanistan’s call to battle some factions of the Taliban rather than try to bring them to the negotiating table, Aziz said,... Read more
Ex Senate chairman Nayyar Bukhari booked for slapping police official
The Islamabad Police have registered a case against former chairman Senate, Nayyar Bukhari for supposedly slapping a police official in Islamabad. The case was lodged at Margalla police station for interfering official work. Bukhari slapped in the face of police personnel when he was asked for search at entry... Read more
Khursheed Shah, Aitzaz claim opposition parties framed ToRs with full consensus
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah has insisted that opposition had framed terms of references (ToRs) for the judicial commission on Panama Papers with full consensus. Speaking to media in Islamabad earlier today, Khursheed Shah, opposition leader in the National Assembly, said he will write a letter to Prime... Read more
The prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif is widely expected to perform the groundbreaking of the Sukkur-Multan section of the long-awaited Karachi-Lahore Motorway on May 6, as the government’s drive to muster support among the masses gains pace amid the ongoing Panama leaks scandal. A National Highway Authority (NHA) official requesting anonymity... Read more
30,000 road accidents occur in Karachi annually: DIG traffic
At least five fatal accidents occur every two days on roads in the city of Karachi, according to statistics for the first four months of 2016 shared by DIG Traffic Dr Amir Shaikh with the media earlier yesterday. About the overall number of accidents during the past three years,... Read more
CPEC: Pakistan, China sign agreements worth an estimated $4.2b
Pakistan and China have formally signed financing agreements valued at an estimated $4.2 billion for the construction of two main road projects of the eastern alignment of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), thereby effectively removing the last obstacle in initiating  the construction process. The agreements were signed last week during... Read more
Many Islamabad universities locked down after receiving security threat
Several versities in the federal capital were cordoned off  earlier today following a security alert. According to reports, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Quaid-e-Azam University and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) were on very high alert. Law enforcement agencies cordoned off... Read more