Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

The fourth test of India’s “Nirbhay” land-attack cruise missile (LACMs), designed to carry nuclear or conventional warheads failed on Wednesday, reported the Times of India. All the four tests of the subsonic missile, with a strike range of 1,000km, have failed to achieve the required test parameters. “The test was an utter failure, with the […]

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

The European Commission has charged Facebook Inc with providing misleading information during its takeover of the online messaging service WhatsApp, opening the company to a possible fine of 1 percent of its turnover. However, the statement of objections sent to Facebook will not affect the EC’s approval of the $22 billion merger in 2014, the […]

Singer Jawad Ahmed dedicates his rights award to labourers

Singer Jawad Ahmed dedicates his rights award to labourers

KARACHI: Dedicating his human rights award he has received recently to labourers and the poor and oppressed segments of the country, singer and activist Jawad Ahmed pledged on Tuesday to continue working with workers’ rights bodies. Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Ahmed said that he was dedicating his human rights […]

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine

US sanctions companies, people over Russia actions in Ukraine

The United States on Tuesday targeted more Russian businessmen and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, slapping them with US sanctions in a move Moscow criticized as hostile. The measures come a month before US President Barack Obama hands over power to President-elect Donald Trump, who has praised Russian President […]

Obama bans oil drilling ‘permanently’ off Alaska, part of Atlantic coast

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment before Republican Donald Trump takes office next month. Obama used a 1950s-era law called the Outer Continental Shelf Act that allows presidents to […]

At least 31 dead, 72 injured in Mexico fireworks market blast

At least 31 dead, 72 injured in Mexico fireworks market blast

TULTEPEC: A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said. The conflagration in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec set off a quick-fire series of multicolored blasts that sent a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital. The market had been packed […]

Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

Indonesia police say Christmas bomb plot foiled, three killed

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have foiled plans for a Christmas suicide bombing after killing three suspected militants Wednesday and discovering a cache of bombs, authorities said. A firefight erupted at a house in South Tangerang 25 kilometres (15 miles) outside the capital Jakarta, with police saying the alleged militants had opened fire at officers. “We asked […]

ATC removes terrorism charges against Fahad Malik’s killers

ATC removes terrorism charges against Fahad Malik’s killers

ISLAMABAD: A few days after news surfaced of Fahad Malik’s killers enjoying a luxurious lifestyle in Adiala jail, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the case has ordered removal of terrorism sections from the charges against the accused. The accused in the murder of Fahad Malik, Raja Arshad and Nauman Khokar had appealed the ATC to […]

Musharraf served notice to record statement in Karsaz bombing probe

Musharraf served notice to record statement in Karsaz bombing probe

KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf was on Wednesday served a notice pertaining to the investigations of Karsaz tragedy. The notice was sent to the former president by an official of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), who has been investigating the tragic Karsaz bombing, which had targeted a motorcade carrying former premier Benazir Bhutto, leaving at […]

Afridi terms arrest of Indian fan ´shameful´

Afridi terms arrest of Indian fan ´shameful´

KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said Wednesday the arrest of an Indian student for wearing a shirt bearing his name was “shameful”, but would not deter the subcontinent´s cricket-mad fans from supporting rival players. Ripon Chowdhury, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Hailakandi, a small town in the northeastern state of Assam, while watching a […]

Mahira Khan turns 32 today

Mahira Khan turns 32 today

Our very own entertainment industry’s charming, super-talented leading actress Mahira Khan is celebrating her 32nd birthday today. Mahira started her career as a VJ, though in a short span of time proved her mettle and now she ranks as among crème de la crème of Pakistani entertainment industry. Mahira’s real claim to fame came with her TV […]

Raisani, Majeed to return Rs2bn in NAB plea bargain

Raisani, Majeed to return Rs2bn in NAB plea bargain

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday accepted a request for plea bargain by former finance secretary Balochistan Mushtaq Raisani, who faces charges of massive financial embezzlement. Raisani was apprehended in May, this year, during a raid on offices of the finance department at Quetta Civil Secretariat, after over Rs650 million in cash including […]