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Mardan incident epitome of violence in religion’s name, says Nisar

Mardan incident epitome of violence in religion’s name, says Nisar

By News Desk Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that lynching of a student in Mardan crossed all limits of violence. The student was lynched at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan in broad daylight on Thursday after being accused of blasphemy. The deceased was identified as Mashal Khan, a resident of Swabi […]

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

Muslim woman forced to remove hijab at airport in Rome

By News Desk A Muslim woman said on Friday she was forced by airport security staff in Rome to remove her hijab to get on a flight to London. Aghnia Adzkia, an Indonesian citizen, also filmed her experience at Ciampino Airport where she said she faced discrimination as a Muslim since she saw the staff […]

It’s not just Khursheed Shah, these women in the national assembly encourage sexism too

It’s not just Khursheed Shah, these women in the national assembly encourage sexism too

DESK REPORT During National Assembly proceedings this Thursday, Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah was criticised by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq when he made a sexist remark about his female peers. What wasn’t immediately obvious is that Shah had the support of several female MNAs. The issue arose when Speaker Ayaz Sadiq asked women lawmakers to […]

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

News Desk North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible preemptive strike by the U.S. Han warned North Korea will “go to war if they choose.” “If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will […]

36 ISIS fighters killed by US ‘mother of all bombs’: Afghan official

36 ISIS fighters killed by US ‘mother of all bombs’: Afghan official

Web Desk In its second major display of military might in one week, the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in a remote part of Afghanistan. Afghan officials said 36 militants were killed in the strike in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border. The US military previously estimated ISIS had 600 […]

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: Nasa

Saturn moon has necessary conditions to harbor life: Nasa

AFP An ice-encrusted moon orbiting Saturn appears to have the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced Thursday, unveiling new findings made by its unmanned Cassini spacecraft. Cassini has detected hydrogen molecules in vapour plumes emanating from cracks in the surface of Enceladus, a small ocean moon coated in a thick layer of ice, the US […]

Video of Kashmiri youth tied to Indian Army jeep sparks outrage

Video of Kashmiri youth tied to Indian Army jeep sparks outrage

A video circulating on social media of a man tied to the bonnet of what was believed to be an Indian Army jeep as a human shield once again raised concerns over the violation of human rights by Indian armed forces in held Kashmir. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted the video, […]

Sonam Kapoor reacts to Abhay Deol’s social media campaign against fairness creams

Sonam Kapoor reacts to Abhay Deol’s social media campaign against fairness creams

DESK REPORT On Wednesday, Abhay Deol ruffled quite a few feathers in Bollywood when he put out a series of sarcastic posts on Facebook questioning the part Bollywood celebrities play in perpetuating the idea that fair skin is better. He criticised bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. But one of his […]

No progress yet in case pertaining to Ghulam Qadir Marri, Zardari’s missing aide

No progress yet in case pertaining to Ghulam Qadir Marri, Zardari’s missing aide

Federal and provincial authorities chose to remain away from Friday’s proceedings in a case pertaining to Ghulam Qadir Marri’s recovery being heard by the Sindh High Court (SHC), even though they had been directed to file their respective replies in the matter by a two-judge bench hearing the case on April 11. The bench expressed […]

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

SCBA files petition against extension of military courts

Our Desk ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Friday, challenged provisions of the 23rd Constitutional Amendment that gave an extension to military courts. The body said that over the past two years, military courts have failed in combating terrorism in Pakistan and that there is no justification in repeating or extending such an […]

Mars spacecraft’s first missions face delays: NASA

Mars spacecraft’s first missions face delays: NASA

By AFP WASHINGTON DC:  NASA will probably delay the first two missions of its Orion deep-space capsule, being developed to send astronauts beyond earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars, the US space agency said on Thursday. A report by NASA’s Office of Inspector General cited technical as well as budget challenges. The first launch of […]

Assad comments on chemical attack ‘100 per cent lies’: French FM

Assad comments on chemical attack ‘100 per cent lies’: French FM

By AFP BEIJING:  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s comments that last week’s chemical weapons attack was a fabrication to justify a US military strike are “100 per cent lies”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday. “It’s 100 per cent lies and propaganda,” Ayrault said during a visit to Beijing, responding to an exclusive AFP interview […]

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