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  • Large asteroid to zip past Earth today

    PARIS: The largest asteroid to pass by Earth this year is expected to swing closest on Monday, giving astronomers a rare chance for a good look at a space rock that formed at the dawn of our solar system...

    While in astronomical terms this marks a close encounter with the asteroid -- called 2001 FO32 -- Nasa says there is no threat of a collision with “our planet now or for centuries to come”
  • Uniform civil code is a necessity, mandatorily required in today's India: Allahabad high court

    The Allahabad high court in India has called upon New Delhi to look into implementing the mandate of Article 44 of the Indian Constitution, which says that the “state shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”, Hindustan Times reported...

    The court was hearing a set of 17 petitions moved by interfaith couples, who had approached it, seeking registration of their marriages and...

  • Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Board chief backs Uniform Civil Code in India

    Uttar Pradesh (UP) Board of Madrassa Education chairperson Iftikhar Ahmad Javed has backed the idea of bringing in a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India, stating that it is being opposed only by those who want to keep Muslims oppressed, a report published in The Times of India said...

    Javed said the UCC should have been brought in right when India gained independence and personal laws should not have been divided into Hindu and...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • 'India-backed' terrorist group busted in Hyderabad, police claim

    Hyderabad police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang which was reportedly getting funding from India to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and target security personnel in Sindh...

    Hyderabad DIG Javed Alam Odho and SSP Pir Mohammad Shah held a joint press conference to share the details of the suspected terrorist group with the media...

  • Minority leaders in Hyderabad condemn India for using Quran desecration incident to portray ‘negative image of Pakistan’

    Local representatives of religious minorities in Hyderabad on Tuesday accused India of trying to portray a negative image of Pakistan by capitalising on the events of August 21, when unrest ensued across the city over an incident of alleged desecration of the Holy Quran...

    Law enfo­rc­ement agencies had resorted to tear gas shelling and fired into the air in different areas of Hyderabad on Sunday as enraged crowds had forced their way...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    After receiving reports about the two party chiefs’ visit to the constituency, warnings were issued reminding them of blatant violation of the code of conduct...

  • Strict code of conduct for SECP employees

    ISLAMABAD: Under a strict code of conduct introduced on Tuesday, all the serving and retired senior officers of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have been barred not only from politics but also befriending any stakeholder...

    The SECP Policy Board approved the code of conduct for the employees that was put it into effect immediately...

  • SECP notifies draft code of corporate governance

    ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified the draft Listed Companies (Code of Corporate Governance) 2017, under the newly promulgated Companies Act 2017...

    Moreover, the requirement of minimum number of directors obtaining training, as in the code, has been accelerated to be 100 per cent by 2020...

  • NA-120: ECP warns PML-N leader of disqualification over code of conduct violation

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) warned Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yasin on Tuesday that it would issue a show-cause notice for the latter's disqualification if he is found violating the ECP's code of conduct while campaigning for PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz for the NA-120 by-election...

    Headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, a two-member ECP bench had taken up the complaint filed...

  • NA-120 by-polls: ECP serves notices to PML-N, PTI lawmakers for violating code of conduct

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday served notices to leaders of the ruling PML-N and PTI for spearheading their respective political campaigns before the by-polls in the NA-120 constituency, terming it a violation of the commission's code of conduct...

    State Minister for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry, Senator Pervez Rasheed, MNAs Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Maiza Hameed and Rukhsana Kokab, and MPA Saiful Malook Khokhar...

  • ECP code being violated in PP-196, says Qureshi

    MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct is being violated in by-elections in PP-196...

    He said this while talking to the media after submitting objections regarding violation of the code...

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