Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
Ecuador to let Sweden question Wikileaks’ Assange at London embassy
Ecuador says it will let Swedish officials interview Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been sheltering for the past four years. Quito’s foreign ministry said in a statement late Wednesday that a letter has been sent by the Ecuadoran government to set up... Read more
China’s Alibaba Q1 revenue leaps 59%, best since IPO
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw revenues leap 59 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in June, it said Thursday, its strongest growth since it listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. Revenue for the company, seen as a proxy for China’s increasingly crucial consumer sector, reached 32.15... Read more
National Assembly approves controversial cybercrime law
Pakistan on Thursday approved a controversial cybercrime bill the government says will safeguard citizens against harassment and criminalise online child pornography, but which activists say curbs free speech. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 has been the focus of heated debate over provisions that critics say give the... Read more
HEC Yakjehti Karwan leaves for Quetta
As part of Independence Day celebrations, 2000 male, female students, Vice Chancellors, faculty members of universities Thursday embarked on the journey – “Yakjehti Karwan” – toward Quetta by train to promote love and harmony with people of Balochistan. In this regard a send-off ceremony was organized by the Higher... Read more
Crew of crashed chopper recovered from Afghanistan
The six crew members of Punjab government helicopter which crash landed in Afghanistan’s Logar province have been recovered and shifted to Pakistan safely. According to sources, Six crew members that included five Pakistani national and a Russian citizen were made hostages by Taliban. Sources also added that the crew members... Read more
‘Little Master’ Hanif Mohammad dies at 81
Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad, passed away today at age of 81 after a prolonged illness. The 81-year-old was famous for his dogged batting in Pakistan’s nascent years in international cricket, having opened as a schoolboy for the country’s first Test against India in Delhi in 1952. Short in stature... Read more
Rio organisers say drop in alkalinity to blame for green pool
The Rio Olympics diving pool will be back to its blue colour later on Wednesday, Games organisers assured, blaming a drop in alkalinity levels for an uninviting green hue during competition on Tuesday. The water in the pool was bright green on Tuesday, baffling competitors in the women’s 10... Read more
Torkham border gate opened to traffic
The newly built Pakistan Gate on the Torkham border has been opened  to both traffic and pedestrians, albeit without a formal ceremony. The newly built gate  with colours of the national flag, the iron gate was opened at around 11am  on wednesday to vehicles crossing over to Afghanistan and coming... Read more
Olympic tweets earn comedian Leslie Jones a ticket to Rio
Elite athletes dedicate years of training to reaching the Olympics, but American comedian Leslie Jones has been summoned to Rio after just a few days exercising her funny bone from her sofa. The “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters” star has been watching the Summer Games from her living room... Read more
Only urban areas under police control: IG Balochistan
Inspector-General Balochistan Ahsan Mehboob has confessed  that only urban areas of the province are currently under his control. Inspector-General Balochistan Ahsan Mehboob, while speaking to  local news channel ‘ARY News’ program ‘Off the Record’ said that only urban areas are under police full control, however, he rejected the impression that Police... Read more
Rawalpindi police release sketch of suspect knife attacker
Rawalpindi police has released a sketch of suspected knifeman stabbing women in the garrison city. According to police, one girl died and 14 others were wounded in separate knife attacks in the city over the past few days. Irum, a nurse, who was among those wounded in the attack , helped... Read more
‘Life worth more than Pokemon,’ Venezuela gamers told
A Pokemon Go player hides his cellphone in the carved out pages of a 19th-century French novel, hoping to avoid criminals on Venezuela’s notoriously dangerous streets. “I’m afraid of insecurity, but I want to be a Pokemon trainer!” said Carlos Reina, a 22-year-old gamer wandering around a Caracas plaza... Read more
Combing operation kicks-off in Quetta
Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) kicked off formal combing operation in Quetta city and adjoining areas in Balochistan. According to ISPR, at least 500 Frontier Corps (FC) and 150 policemen are taking part in the operation to arrest terrorists and militants from the city which was shaken by a deadly... Read more
Pakistan must find reverse gear: Misbah
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants his side to reverse swing the ball like England do as they try to square a four-match Test series at The Oval. England went 2-1 up with one to play after dismissing Pakistan for just 201 in a 141-run win in the third Test at... Read more