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Court issues arrest warrants for Shahid Masood in journalist’s cellphone snatching case

ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for TV anchor Shahid Masood in a case pertaining to snatching of journalist’s cell phone, ARY News reported. The petitioner in his plea had said that he was deployed for coverage at the Islamabad High Court when Mr. Masood, after hurling some harsh words, snatched his cellphone. The incident had occurred a few weeks ago. While hearing the plea today, the court issued arrest warrants for the TV anchor. The court also rejected…

Here’s why you should never charge your cellphone under your pillow

Have you ever charged your cellphone under your pillow? Well, this can be deadly dangerous at times. Take a look at the pictures below, charging your phone under your pillow can lead to disastrous consequences. One unsuspecting smartphone owner left their device to fuel up under their bed linen, and sparked a fire. Luckily, calamity was avoided and the whole bed didn't burst into flames. A New York Police Department’s senior official had released a photo some time back, showing what happens if you leave…

‘Feeling humiliated’: Judge whose cellphone was thrown by CJP resigns

LARKANA: The additional district and sessions judge in Larkana who made headlines after the chief justice of Pakistan reprimanded him and threw his cellphone for keeping it in the courtroom, has tendered his resignation saying he “suffered deep anguish and injury to his self respect” after the incident. Gul Zameer Solangi submitted his resignation to the registrar Sindh High Court. He wrote: “Due to humiliating behavior of honourable…which was widely aired in the electronic, print and social media. I have suffered deep…

100 for 100: No tax deduction on mobile top-up from today

KARACHI: Following an order by Supreme Court of Pakistan, cellphone service providers will not be deducting taxes on the top-up of prepaid cards for 15 days starting from Thursday (today), ARY News reported. The apex court had on Monday suspended the deduction of taxes imposed on the top-up of prepaid cards by cellphone service providers and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), giving both two days to act on the orders. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Ijazul Ahsan…

WATCH: Woman distracted by phone falls into basement

PLAINFIELD, USA: A woman was injured on Thursday when she fell over open basement access doors after being distracted by her cellphone. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The incident took place in Plainfield, New Jersey where the unnamed woman fell 6 feet (1.8 meters) into the opening. Surveillance video captured the woman as she walked along Somerset street in Plainfield. At first she seems aware of her surroundings even glancing at a store as she walked by. But seconds later, the woman got distracted when she appeared…

Minister faces backlash after ‘snatching’ journalist’s cell phone outside SC

ISLAMABAD: Journalists outside the Supreme Court staged protest and chanted slogans after IT Minister Anushay Rehman allegedly snatched cell phone of a journalist during the press talk, ARY News reported. It is learnt that the journalist reportedly had shot a video inside the Supreme Court, and the minister later ‘snatched’ his cell phone and attempted to delete a video. The journalist alleged that the minister harassed him and threatened as well. The IT minister told the journalist that "you can be sent behind bars…

Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

MANILA: Philippine police defused a bomb found in a rubbish bin near the US embassy on Monday, authorities said. The police chief of the national capital region told AFP an improvised explosive device composed of a cellphone, blasting cap, 9-volt battery and 81-millimetre mortar was found by a street sweeper about 200 meters from the embassy. "Most probably there was an intention to bomb the area because there's a detonating device, a cellphone, but this is still under investigation," chief superintendent Oscar…