‘Gullu’ app: Are we becoming the Butt of all jokes?

Games like these makes us insensitive and enforces the wrong concept. Smash it and thrash it, and who knows, you could be the next famous person with your face plastered on every television screen in Pakistan. The Model Town incident in Lahore not only brought with it a lot of bloodshed but also helped surface a notorious character, Gullu Butt. Since…

Record-breaking teen Luke Shaw joins Manchester United

LONDON: England left-back Luke Shaw became the most expensive teenage footballer in history after joining Manchester United from Premier League rivals Southampton in a four-year deal worth a reported £30 million (51m, 38m euros). That figure surpassed the £25.6m fee United paid Everton for Wayne Rooney in 2004. “Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Luke Shaw from Southampton Football…

Shahid Afridi to stage charity T20 match for refugees in Pakistan

Karachi: Jun 27, 2014 Pakistan cricket legend Shahid Afridi said on Friday he is planning a Twenty20 match to raise money for almost half a million people displaced by a military operation in the country’s northwest. More than 470,000 have fled the offensive against strongholds of the Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan tribal area on the Afghan border. Aid efforts have…

A royal embarrassment

  Belgian Queen Mathilde embarrassingly mixed up Belgium’s strikers after the country’s 1-0 victory over Russia, congratulating Romelu Lukaku for scoring the winning goal istead of Divock Origi. King Philippe and Mathilde were introduced to the players at a reception. “Bravo, really. And it’s for you, the goal too,” she said as she arrived at Lukaku. “No, he’s over there,”…

Hacking trial: Coulson guilty, Brooks cleared of charges

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones. Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial. Coulson went on to become director of communications for David Cameron. The prime minister has now apologised for making the appointment. Royals, celebrities and victims of crime were…

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids ‘impossible to deny’

Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists. Researchers, who have carried out a four-year review of the literature, say the evidence of damage is now “conclusive”. The scientists say the threat to nature is the same as that once posed by the…

‘Shoebox IVF’ hope for infertile couples

Traditional IVF can prove too expensive for many Continue reading the main story Health Check Why good memories stick Do middle-aged men need HRT? Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours How cancer virus was discovered Could an IVF kit that fits in a shoebox and some kitchen cupboard essentials provide hope for people who long for children? Infertility is a source…

BlackBerry Z3 to launch in India on June 25; could be priced around Rs 14,000

  We had earlier reported that BlackBerry Z3 will arrive in India when the global release is finalised. Now, news has it that the BlackBerry Z3 is all set to enter the Indian market soon. According to bbin.in, the company is all set to launch the device on June 25.   Blackberry has reportedly started sending out India launch invites that read, “Today’s India…

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