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...
Pak behaviour towards Taliban unchanged despite Trump statement: US general
The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support...
KMC names 2 roads after Sabeen Mahmud, Perveen Rehman
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has announced the naming of  two city roads after slain human rights activists Sabeen Mahmud and Perveen Rehman. Sabeen Mahmud, 40, who was the founder and director of the Karachi-based cafe The Second Floor (T2F), was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on her way home... Read more
Rio Oympic games: IAAF votes to keep Russia banned
The World athletics’ governing body decided earlier today to maintain its doping ban on all Russian athletes, Russia’s athletics federation said, leaving the  country’s hopes of competing in the Rio Olympics dependent on Olympic chiefs giving a special dispensation at a meeting next week. The Council of the International... Read more
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja in trouble over lion selfie
Forestry officials in western India have ordered an inquiry after cricketer Ravindra Jadeja posted several photos on social media of him and his wife posing with endangered Asiatic lions. Officials from Gujarat state’s Gir wildlife sanctuary ordered the probe late Thursday after photos showing the couple in front of... Read more
Pakistan continuous construction at Torkham border gate in the face of Afghan aggression
Pakistani authorities continued construction of a gate on the Pakistani side of border at Torkham, in spite of bitter opposition from Kabul remained at odds over the issue. The gate has been named after Major Ali Jawad Changezi who was martyred in cross-border firing from Afghanistan on Wednesday. Sources say... Read more
This ad shows Pakistani fathers that telling their daughters what to do is so outdated
In an ad, aspiring cricketer Sara leaves home to train for the Pakistan team, even though her father maintains that “girls don’t play cricket.” After months of training, she makes it to the team, putting her mother and neighbourhood into a jubilant mood. Her father, though moved by the news,... Read more
Govt, opposition still unable to remove deadlock
The government and opposition remained deadlocked in removing to form the terms of reference for the judicial commission that would probe the disclosures of the Panama Papers. Opposition parties also promised to take the masses into confidence regarding the ongoing crisis on Monday. PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan said that the Prime... Read more
Muslims Clash with the Kalash in Chitral over Kalash girl’s ‘forced’ conversion to Islam
Hundreds of Muslims clashed with members of Kalash tribe in Chitral earlier yesterday after a teenager claimed she was forced to convert to Islam, police and residents said. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd attacking a house in the Kalash tribe’s valley of Bumburate in the northwestern... Read more
Bhullan: Villagers in Ghotki kill rare Indus dolphin after mistaking it for ‘dangerous’ animal
A group of people from Golo Khan village killed a rare Indus River dolphin (called Bhullan in local parlance)  near Daharki town of Ghotki district earlier today. The villagers told local journalists that they mistook the endangered dolphin for a “dangerous” animal and killed it using axes and sticks. Wildlife... Read more
Long awaited justice:11 get life in prison for 2002 deadly Gujarat riots
An Indian court has sentenced at least 11 people to life in prison for mass murder in one of the many deadly Gujarat riots that swept across the western state of Gujarat in 2002, leaving more than 1,000 dead. Special Court Judge PB Desai earlier today rejected the demand... Read more
Mushtaq Raisani corruption case: Court extends remand of 2 suspects
 An accountability court earlier today extended the remand of two suspects in the Mushtaq Raisani corruption case. According to details, contractor Sohail Majeed and executive engineer Tariq Ali’s remand was extended by the court for fourteen days each. Justice Majeed Nasir presided over the hearing of the case in... Read more
US House of Representatives rejects cut in $900m CSF for Pakistan
The US House of Representative earlier today rejected two amendments seeking cut in Coalition Support Fund for Pakistan in the proposed Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017. The US House of Representatives had in May approved $ 900 million CSF outlay for Pakistan as part of the annual... Read more
Freida Pinto, Michelle Obama join hands for Let Girls Learn
The Slumdog Millionaire star Freido Pinto will be working alongside US First Lady Michelle Obama to promote education for girls on a global scale, reported Indian Express. As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, Pinto and Obama will travel with Obama’s two daughters Sasha and Malia, and their grandmother... Read more
Parents murder pregnant daughter in cold for so-called honour
The mother and brother slit the throat of a young mother who was pregnant with her second child after she married against their will in eastern Pakistan, officials said earlier today, the latest in a spate of so-called “honour killings”. Muqaddas Bibi, 22, married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago in... Read more
Rolls Royce unveils future of luxury with Vision Next 100
Luxury automotive brand Rolls-Royce has unveiled its first ever concept car at a special event in London. “The grand arrival of the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 boldly points to a bright future for our marque where our patrons’ individual demands for complete and authentic personalisation will be met through... Read more