Stunning Lyon, Starc catches floor England
Two freakish Australian catches rocked England´s diminishing hopes of saving the second Ashes Test on a fast-moving third day...
‘Kwaussie’ named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and...
Pakistan has potential for strong economic growth: study
Pakistan has the potential for achieving strong economic growth till 2030, says a study, provided it successfully overcomes five major...
Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt storms into 200m semis
Usain Bolt took another step in his quest for an unprecedented sprint “triple triple” when he safely negotiated the first round of the 200m on Tuesday. Bolt won a third successive 100m title on Sunday to set up his bid to repeat his haul of three gold medals in... Read more
Masood Khan elected as new AJK President
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) legislative Assembly and council members have elected Muhammad Masood Khan of Pakistan Muslim League (N) as the new President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Khan secured 42 votes while Chaudhry Lateef Akbar of Pakistan People’s Party got six votes. The Muslim Conference and Pakistan... Read more
Pakistan offers India bilateral non-testing arrangement of nukes
Pakistan Tuesday said its offer to India for bilateral non-testing arrangement of nuclear weapons was reflective of its policy of promoting restraint and responsibility in South Asia. The bilateral non testing arrangement if mutually agreed could become binding immediately without waiting for the entry into force of the CTBT... Read more
Online voting for millions of overseas Pakistanis doable: NADRA
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday informed the Sub-Committee of Electoral Reforms Committee that online voting by 8 million overseas Pakistanis was possible and doable. The Committee met under the Chair of Zahid Hamid at Parliament House with MNAs and officials of NADRA and Election Commission of... Read more
COAS okays death sentence of 11 terror convicts
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has confirmed the death sentences of 11 terrorists. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement, the death convicts were involved in killing of DIG Fayyaz Sumbal, Balochistan Police ASI Raza Khan, ISI Inspector Kamran Nazir, Major Abid Majeed of Pakistan... Read more
Amnesty India charged with sedition over Kashmir slogans
Indian police have charged Amnesty with sedition after several Kashmiris called for independence for the troubled region at an event organised by the rights group, an officer said Tuesday. Police in the southern city of Bangalore filed the initial charges against Amnesty following complaints by a Hindu nationalist student... Read more
US finds evidence of criminality in VW probe: report
Federal investigators probing Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating scandal have uncovered evidence of criminal wrongdoing, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is now negotiating a settlement, which may involve significant financial penalties for the company, the newspaper said. The German automaker... Read more
‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack tops Billboard 200 chart
The soundtrack for comic book movie “Suicide Squad” took top billing on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 charts on Monday in the best showing for a film soundtrack since “Pitch Perfect 2” in May 2015. The “Suicide Squad” soundtrack features songs from Twenty One Pilots, Skrillex and Panic! At... Read more
Shaunae Miller dives for gold at Rio Olympics
Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas snatched an upset victory in the Olympic 400m on Monday, diving headfirst at the finish line to defeat US star Allyson Felix. Miller, a silver medallist behind Felix at the World Championships in Beijing last year, threw herself across the line to win in... Read more
Sindh Health Minister sacks 12 provincial health employees
Sindh Health Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro sacked twelve employees of the provincial health department.  Dr Sikandar Mandhro while talking to media today, said that he dismissed twelve officers from the health department on violating discipline and being absent or not arriving on time. “Negligence with regard to work will not be tolerated... Read more
School gatekeeper foils girl’s kidnapping in Lodhran
School Gatekeeper in Lodhran foiled kidnapping attempt of ninth grade girl today (Tuesday). According to details, kidnappers tried to abduct the girl after sprayed a substance on her eyes and the gatekeeper of the school rushed to the scene after hearing the screams of the student and managed to foil... Read more
‘Suicide Squad’ kills competition at US box office
Defying critics as well as competition from two new releases, the DC Comics-inspired “Suicide Squad” topped the US box office for a second weekend, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The action film, in which Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie play a band of deadly criminals hired... Read more
Pentagon announces single largest transfer of Guantanamo inmates
U.S. officials said on Monday 15 inmates from the Guantanamo prison were transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the single largest transfer of Guantanamo detainees during President Barack Obama’s administration. The transfer of the 12 Yemeni and three Afghan citizens brings the total number of detainees down to 61... Read more
Election of AJK President today
Joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council meets in Muzaffarabad today to elect the new President of the state. Forty-eight members of the Legislative Assembly and seven members of Kashmir Council will exercise their right to vote. Masood Khan of PML-N... Read more