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...
Simmons axed as West Indies coach ahead of Pakistan series
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has been fired, the West Indies Cricket Board confirmed Tuesday, drawing a line under a stormy tenure marked by tensions with his paymasters. A brief statement from the WICB said a decision to dispense with Simmons was taken after a meeting of the... Read more
Facebook, Twitter join network to tackle fake news
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have joined a network of over 30 news and technology companies to tackle fake news and improve the quality of information on social media, the group said on Tuesday. First Draft Coalition, formed in June 2015 with the backing of Alphabet Inc’s Google, said... Read more
Three die in Jamshoro road accident
At least three people died and two other were injured when a car turned turtle on Indus Highway near Thermal Power House in Jamshoro Wednesday morning. The car, which was en route to Dadu, overturned due to speeding, sources state. The injured persons were immediately shifted to the hospital,... Read more
Majority of online music listeners use phones: study
A majority of online music consumers now listen on smartphones amid the boom in streaming services, the global music industry group said Tuesday. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in a 13-nation report found that 55 percent of people who listened to music on the internet did so... Read more
Rio Paralympics: Pakistan’s Haider Ali wins Bronze medal
Pakistani Athlete Haider Ali won Pakistan’s first medal at Rio Paralympic 2016. The 32-year-old all-rounder athlete won the Bronze medal at the men’s long jump category, making the win Pakistan’s first this year. China’s Shang Guangxu won the Gold medal while Brazil’s Evangelista Cardoso Mateus bagged silver in the... Read more
BBZ hails police for foiling terror bid in Khanpur Eidgah
Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the suicide attack on an Eidgah in Khanpur and hail police performance to foiled terror attack that left at least 11 people injured, three of them were policemen. In a statement issued by PPP media cell, Bilawal appraised the Sindh Police personnel... Read more
Snowden urges Obama to pardon him
US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden called on President Barack Obama to pardon him, saying in comments published Tuesday it had been morally “necessary” to shine a light on mass surveillance. The former intelligence contractor has spent three years in exile in Russia after initiating the largest data leaks in... Read more
Saudi king rejects mixing hajj with politics
Saudi King Salman said Tuesday the kingdom rejects any attempt to play politics with the hajj, the annual pilgrimage which has added to tensions between Riyadh and Tehran. For the first time in nearly three decades, Iran´s 64,000 pilgrims are not attending the hajj in Saudi Arabia after the... Read more
Sharapova appeal verdict set for October
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Tuesday it would deliver an appeal verdict on the two-year doping ban for Maria Sharapova in early October. The 29-year-old Russian tested positive for the banned medication meldonium during January’s Australian Open. In a severe blow to her reputation, the infringement... Read more
Kargha Buddha – a true picture of neglect
`Kargha Buddha’ – one of the most potential archeological sites in Gilgit Baltistan yet to be explored – was at the risk of getting ruined due to neglect by the authorities concerned. The province having rich historical and cultural background and ancient sites lack archeological experts to preserve the... Read more