New system to keep criminals’ record launched

KARACHI: The Sindh police on Tuesday launched a biometric-enabled criminal record management system to keep criminals’ data and record of their crimes. The system, designed by a private software firm, would be connected to the National Database and Registration Authority and it would link up every police station. Speaking at the launching

TTP group involved in Attock suicide bombing

RAWALPINDI: A group of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) based in Attock was involved in the suicide attack which killed Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada along with 18 other people on August 16, a security source told Dawn on Tuesday. He said the involvement of Qari Sohail Group in the attack

Ogra proposes new petrol, diesel prices

ISLAMABAD: Based on existing tax rates, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) calculated on Tuesday a reduction in prices of petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD) and an increase in other major petroleum products for the month of October. It said the prices of all products could come down significantly if

3D Movies: Now With Fewer Headaches (Finally)

Just last year, it seemed 3D movies might've been on their way toward extinction, or at least an irrelevant corner of Hollywood. Ticket sales for 3D screenings were down -- the lowest in seven years. Their cheesy pop-out effects gave us headaches, to say nothing of the markup on tickets. Now, it suddenly looks like they're here

Dollar Falls Broadly as Investors Await U.S. Data, Fed Speakers

The dollar fell broadly on Tuesday as investors sought clearer signals on the U.S. economy and interest rates ahead of U.S. jobs data and speeches by Federal Reserve officials later this week. The U.S. currency slipped 0.2% to 119.74 yen in late-afternoon trade, on pace for its lowest close in three

India Inducts Country’s Largest Warship Into Navy

NEW DELHI – Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Kochi, which is reportedly the largest warship ever built in the country, in Mumbai on Wednesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported. INS Kochi, the second of three Kolkata-class destroyers, was laid in October 2009. According to local media reports, it will become the tenth destroyer in the Indian combat fleet.

Jim Carrey’s Girlfriend Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Cathriona White, the 30-year-old girlfriend of actor Jim Carrey, was found dead Monday at a residence in Sherman Oaks, the Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. White was found unresponsive by a friend at the home located in the 1500 block of Briarwood Drive, according to the coroner's office. She was

Marriage is not for lifetime: Salman Khan

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says that marriage is not for a lifetime. During the press conference of the show “Bigg Boss”, the most eligible bachelor of Bollywood was asked when shall he get ‘double’, to which he said, “I have got double since “Maine Pyaar Kiya” and now I would turn triple for ‘Sultan’. “Marriage

After daughter, Asha Bhosle’s son passes away

The legendary singing diva Asha Bhosle has lost her elder son Hemant Bhosle. Hemant 66 was suffering from a terminal disease and passed away on Saturday September 26 in Scotland. He had been battling with cancer for long and was in Scotland in his last days. According to a report published in