Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Modric latest La Liga player to be accused of tax fraud
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of tax fraud of up to 870,728 euros...
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and...
Famous TV host Naeem Bokhari joins Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)
Lawyer and renowned television host Naeem Bokhari has joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) after a meeting with party chief Imran Khan in Islamabad earlier yesterday. Imran Khan arrived at Bokhari’s residence just before Iftar and held a brief meeting with the lawyer, after which Bokhari announced the decision before the... Read more
Egypt: Ex-president Mohamed Morsi sentenced life in prison in espionage trial
An Egyptian court earlier today sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six co-defendants were handed death penalties. The court acquitted Morsi of charges of having supplied Qatar with classified documents but sentenced him to life for leading an unlawful organisation.... Read more
‘Death to traitors’ says MP Jo Cox’s murder suspect
British lawmaker Jo Cox’s supposed murderer ranted against “traitors” during a brief court appearance earlier yesterday, as  the EU’s referendum campaign was suspended for a third straight day as a form of tribute to her. “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” 52-year-old Thomas Mair said when asked to give his name at Westminster... Read more
Karachi: Police arrest Madressa (seminary) teacher accused of viciously beating 10 year old student
Police have arrested a local Madressa (seminary) teacher in Karachi. He has been accused of beating up a 10-year-old boy at Madrassah Usmania in Ali Akbar Goth of District Malir of the city. According to the accused, Muhammad Niaz, 10-year-old seminary student Ahmed Raza was severely beaten up on... Read more
Border clashes: Torkham border reopens after 6 days
After a six day closure of the Torkham border, Afghanistan and Pakistan has agreed to reopen the border today. The border was closed for travel and export amidst growing tensions between the two countries. According to the political administration of Khyber Agency, business has also resumed as per usual at the border.... Read more
Kabul declines invitation to send its NSA, FM to Pakistan
Kabul seems to have refused to send to Islamabad its national security adviser and foreign minister, invited for discussion in the wake of the recent clashes between the security forces of the two neighbouring countries after Pakistan started building a gate at Torkham border as part of its new... Read more
Gwadar LNG pipeline: China cuts cost estimate by another $200 million
Pakistan has managed to land a gas pipeline deal at a lower price as China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau, a Chinese company, has revised the cost of laying the pipeline downwards to $1.3 billion after negotiations with the government in Islamabad. According to an official, Pakistan and the Chinese company had initialed... Read more
Lahore: Punjab CM approves Ring Road construction plan
The Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif gave approval to the Lahore Ring Road southern loop phase-III at a meeting of the Lahore Ring Road Council earlier on Friday. He directed the officials concerned to ensure immediate start of work on Southern Loop phases I, II and III. He... Read more
Sharif Awan, producer of Pakistan’s first Grammy entry Indus Raag, clinches US gold medal
Music producer Sharif Awan has been given a gold medal at the Global Music Award for his album Indus Raag — Music Beyond Borders a classical music heritage of the subcontinent, according to a press release. He is one of the nine gold medallists (from all over the world) in different... Read more
Mohammad Amir feels lucky to be able to stage comeback to test cricket
Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir feels lucky to have managed to make a comeback to Test cricket. Talking to ESPNcricinfo ahead of the side’s departure for England on later today, Amir said that he was left with “unfinished business” and sought a fresh start to help Pakistan seal the... Read more
Women, children eat less than men in Tharparkar, claims UN report
In the draught hit Tharparkar region which has the highest under-five mortality rate in Pakistan, women and children eat less than men, finds a fact-finding mission of the United Nations. “Men are given the first priority at meals and often eat more than women and children whereas the main... Read more
LG Electronics rolls out mosquito repelling TV in India
The Indian arm of South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it insists  repels mosquitoes, which spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue. The TV’s “Mosquito Away Technology” uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes to fly away,... Read more
“Dear Trolls, You Don’t Get Me, Never Will” Karan Johar tweets in an open letter to his homophobic Twitter trolls
‘While most people have alarm clocks, I get to wake up every morning to “gay ma*****od, good morning”‘ The Bollywood producer/director  Karan Johar writes an open letter to his Twitter trolls, that is, people on social media who direct completely unwarranted negative comments at him. In an op-ed for... Read more
Pakistan starts building gate at Iran Taftan border
Pakistani authorities  earlier yesterday started building a gate at the country’s border with Iran at Taftan so as to curb illegal trade. Frontier Corps Sector Commander Brigadier Khalid Beg and Balochistan Collector Customs Saeed Ahmed Jadoon laid the foundation stone of the ‘Pakistan Gate’ at Taftan in Chagai district.... Read more