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Books Children Read!

By Gulrukh Tausif Stories that you read and hear in your childhood stay with you all your life. Sometimes as a wisp of a memory and sometimes as a lesson etched into your mind. I have always loved reading and I used to read a lot of Urdu and English books in my youth. There…

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10 reasons why PM Nawaz should resign immediately

KARACHI: After the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan was made public on Thursday regarding the Panama Leaks case, various political parties have started clamouring for the Prime Minister to tender his resignation. Here are ten reasons why those demands are being made on solid grounds:- 1 Post-verdict, Nawaz has lost all moral authority…

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Mother’s language affects child’s social skills: Study

ISLAMABAD: Language used by mothers to talk to their babies can help their children to learn to empathise with others, a new study has found. Psychologists at the University of York found new evidence that specific language used by mothers to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others…

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Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on “hoaxes” and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network. The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebookusers to flag a story as “purposefully fake or deceitful news” to reduce the…

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Interesting news stories about animals

Watch here a report about amazing brief news stories about animals.

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Strange but true stories from Academy Awards past

NEW YORK: The Academy Awards are usually tightly scripted events, but sometimes even Oscar gets a taste of the unexpected. Here are some of the curious moments when things veered off course on the red carpet.REFUSING OSCARA few Oscar winners have felt compelled to turn down their prizes over the years. The first was screenwriter…

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'Die Hard' action beats love stories at box office

HOLLYWOOD: The fifth movie in the Bruce Willis “Die Hard” franchise scored the biggest box-office action over the U.S. holiday weekend, beating out love story “Safe Haven,” which came in third for the Friday-through-Sunday period.”A Good Day to Die Hard,” with Willis returning as the tenacious wise-cracking hero John McClane, pulled in $25 million at…

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Interesting animal stories

This year, several interesting stories were flashed on television and across newspapers with animals as their topic. Know some of them here.

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Women's stories dominate 2013 Sundance film lineup

NEW YORK: The Sundance Film Festival, the top US film festival for independent cinema has unveiled its lineup for 2013, with films centered on female characters dominating the American fiction film competition.The 113 feature length movies, including both narrative films and documentaries, cover a range of topics, but more than half of those chosen for…

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Listening to wow stories

Pakistan’s veteran actor Qavi Khan read out stories to children at Book Club of National Book Foundation, Islamabad. Rubab Hussain reports.

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FACTBOX-Selected stories on Britain's royal wedding

LONDON: Following is a selection of stories on the royal wedding that have appeared in newspapers and on websites around the world in recent weeks. Reuters does not vouch for the accuracy of other publications' reports. — Britain's Prince Harry to be William's best man Britain's Prince Harry is to be Best Man at the…

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Facebook, Twitter top list of weird stories in 2009

BERLIN: From the German town that unwittingly advertised pornography on its website to the American who interrupted his wedding to update his Facebook and Twitter accounts, the world was full of weird stories in 2009. “Standing at the alter with TracyPage where just a second ago she became my wife! Gotta go, time to kiss…

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