An evening with a great personality

An evening with a great personality

14 oct 2016 was a very special day for the members of Shahbano Mir Adab Academy. We all had a great honour to meet H.E Moin Ul Haq , the ambassador of Pakistan. A high profile personality so down to earth welcomed us warmly. Shahbano Mir introduced all the team members individually to the ambassador. […]

Hyperloop: SpaceX ‘transport of the future’ contest launched

Hyperloop: SpaceX ‘transport of the future’ contest launched

Elon Musk invites developers to test prototypes for Hyperloop on one-mile track in Los Angeles SpaceX, the company that dreamt up a radical transport system that would shoot a compartment full of passengers down a narrow tube using compressed air, is inviting prospective developers to test out prototypes and share designs. Hyperloop – billed as […]

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists connected to Shikarpur imambargah attack were arrested from interior Sindh on Friday, police official said. SSP Saqib Ismael Memon told media representatives that the terrorists were arrested after being identified by already arrested suspects during interrogation. He said two suicide jackets, a drum full of explosives and large quantity of weapons […]

Younis out, Rahat likely to play against Zimbabwe

Younis out, Rahat likely to play against Zimbabwe

BRISBANE: Pakistan has decided not to include Younis Khan in the group-match against Zimbabwe on Saturday. The decision to drop Khan was made by the team management on Friday. While Khan was present in the practice session and even came to bat, it has been decided that he will not be part of the squad […]

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

ISLAMABAD: No consensus could be reached on Friday on a constitutional amendment to prevent horse-trading for the upcoming Senate elections, during an All Parties Conference (APC) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. However, the government will still move ahead and present the amendment on March 2, with the support of the parties that agreed […]

Teaching our students to fire weapons is madness itself

Teaching our students to fire weapons is madness itself

Recently, news items with pictures of young girls and boys holding automatic weapons have been flashing in the daily papers. The ‘security training’ programme is supposed to give them confidence. This situation is simply shocking. These children have hardly grown out of playing with toy guns and they are now provided with automatic prohibited bore […]

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

NEW YORK: A Pakistani man on trial in the US for planning to bomb a British shopping center testified on Thursday he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and emails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride, denying the communiqués were coded to disguise an Al Qaeda plot. Abid Naseer, […]

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Battery Will Last All Day

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Battery Will Last All Day

How long will the Apple Watch’s battery last? An entire day, according to The Telegraph, who recently interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook. The battery life has been a subject of speculation since the Apple Watch was announced in September, with some saying it could be as short as 2.5 hours. Cook also told The Telegraph […]

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Last year Uber suffered a security breach. Now it’s saying that the name and driver’s license number of up to 50,000 drivers could be in the hands of a third party. The Los Angeles Times reports that the company’s databases had been accessed by an unknown third party twice in 2014. In one instance, the […]

Spanish combatants detained for ‘joining Ukraine rebels’

Spanish combatants detained for ‘joining Ukraine rebels’

Police on Friday arrested eight Spaniards who they said had returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, sources close to the investigation said. Officers detained the eight suspects in six regions across Spain, the interior ministry said in a statement. A source described them as “pro-Russian” and far-left in ideology. “Eight Spanish combatants […]

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

With just one month to go ahead of March 28 elections, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of a Boko Haram massacre in the northern city of Baga on Thursday and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamist insurgency gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with […]

Germans balk at new ‘Soviet snitch’ Barbie

Germans balk at new ‘Soviet snitch’ Barbie

Toy maker Mattel has unveiled a new Barbie that talks and remembers kids’ unique preferences. “Hello Barbie” is being marketed as a cutting-edge toy that builds relationships, but one German magazine says she is more like a Soviet-era informant. The latest incarnation of Mattel’s flagship doll was curtly re-baptised “Barbie IM” by German weekly Stern. […]

French peas flourish in Russia despite vegetable embargo

French peas flourish in Russia despite vegetable embargo

Moscow retaliated to a string of Western sanctions last year by imposing a ban on European agricultural products, but one of France’s best-known canned vegetable firms has since seen its profit margins soar in Russia. Europe’s agriculture sector reacted with alarm in August 2014, when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a law banning imports […]

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president

An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations against President Cristina Fernandez that she tried to cover up Iran’s purported involvement in a deadly bombing of a Jewish center in 1994. The judge ruled he would “discontinue” the case, which was first brought by state prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in […]

‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights with best picture win

‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights with best picture win

The dark comedy “Birdman” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday while the best actor honour went to Britain’s Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything” and Julianne Moore took home the best actress statue for “Still Alice”. Dark comedy “Birdman” soared to Oscars glory on Sunday, taking four Academy Awards including best […]

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek’, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” science fiction TV series and movies, has died after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the New York Times reported on Friday. He was 83. The paper, citing confirmation from his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said Nimoy, who had grappled with a love-hate […]

iPhone 6 release date, specs, new features, iPhone 6 unveiled by Apple

iPhone 6 release date, specs, new features, iPhone 6 unveiled by Apple

When is the new iPhone 6 coming out? How much does the iPhone 6 cost? What are the new iPhone 6 features? Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone 6. On 9 September 2014, Apple finally announced the highly anticipated iPhone 6, with a 4.7in screen, a Retina HD screen and an all-new […]

Man Born With The Upside-Down Head, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, Becomes Inspirational Speaker

Man Born With The Upside-Down Head, Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, Becomes Inspirational Speaker

A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is upside-down, has defied medical odds to become an inspirational public speaker. Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, has badly deformed legs, almost no use of his arms and hands and his neck is folded back on itself. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him […]

I killed 13 Palestinian kids today: Israeli sniper

I killed 13 Palestinian kids today: Israeli sniper

An Israeli sniper has admitted to killing 13 children in the Gaza Strip in one day, as Tel Aviv continues its aerial and ground attacks in the besieged enclave. Posting on an Instagram account, David Ovadia released a photo of himself holding a sniper rifle. The image with his post, however, was deleted entirely by […]

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two US citizens will face trial for carrying out hostile acts against North Korea, Pyongyang announced on Monday. A small number of Americans visit North Korea each year as tourists despite the US State Department’s warnings against it. Investigations into US nationals Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle have confirmed their hostile acts with […]

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine on Monday agreed to work on establishing a bilateral ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Moscow separatists, just hours before a repeatedly violated unilateral truce is set to expire. The telephone call between President Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s Vladimir Putin also included Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s François Hollande. Poroshenko […]

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

The bodies of three young Jewish settlers who went missing near Hebron two weeks ago have been found near the city in the occupied West Bank, security officials said Monday. The search for the teens, who disappeared on June 12, has become a national obsession for Israel, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown […]

France beat Nigeria 2-0 for a place in World Cup quarter-finals

France beat Nigeria 2-0 for a place in World Cup quarter-finals

A header by Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal sent France through to the World Cup quarter-finals as the French beat African champions Nigeria, 2-0, in Brasilia on Monday. France will play either Germany or Algeria in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. Nigeria, bidding to reach the last eight for the first time, […]

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House on Wednesday passed five bills unanimously including the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014 to amend the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997.

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, moved by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, will be helpful to counter the terrorist organisations and their supporters who are involved in financing the terrorism and money laundering inside Pakistan. Earlier, the senators condemned the suicide attack in Fateh Jang near Attock district in which five people […]

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