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‘Hi-tech Robot’ shown on Russian TV turns out to be man in costume

MOSCOW: A "state-of-the-art" robot that appeared in a report on Russia's main TV news channel was revealed by internet users on Wednesday to be a man in a costume. The Rossiya 24 rolling news channel on Tuesday broadcast footage of what it presented as a dancing, singing robot at a technology forum for school pupils. "At the forum there's the opportunity to see state-of-the-art robots," the presenter said as the apparent automaton danced on stage. But images shared online from backstage at the event clearly showed a…

Man disguised as beggar arrested in Lahore

LAHORE: Dolphin Force on Monday arrested a man for pretending to be beggar and seeking alms, ARY News reported. He acted as if he had amelia and when he knew that nobody was looking at him, he would walk like a normal man. However, Dolphin Force had realised that he was fooling people. So, they caught and handed him over to police.  WATCH: Beggar pretends to be handicapped gets caught out by a passerby It may be noted that the government of Sindh decided to launch crackdown on professional beggars in Karachi.…

Ugandan president under fire for saying men shouldn’t cook

KAMPALA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man's role to cook. "The head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Mama Janet, I have never stepped into the kitchen. That is how it should be," he said on Sunday in a statement, as an example of how politicians and civil servants should stick to proscribed roles. Oxfam's International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, hit back at the…

Buzdar orders inquiry into killing of man in Dolphin Force firing

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the killing of a citizen in firing by the Dolphin Force in Lahore’s Sabzazar area. The chief minister sought a report from the Inspector General of Punjab police and directed him to take legal action against those responsible for the death of the man. He said the incident is being investigated from every aspect and vowed to ensure provision of justice to the family of the deceased. Earlier, the police said a knife-wielding man,…

Man ‘held’ for harassing his own wife on social media

ISLAMABAD: An unusual case of harassment on the social media was cracked by FIA's cyber crime wing on Tuesday as they caught a man, who was harassing his own wife. According to details, accused, the head constable of Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) police, Imtiaz-ul-Ahsan is deployed in the court of the additional sessions judge. "The accused was arrested after complaint of the woman, who is his wife", FIA officials informed media. The investigation agency kicked off probe against the accused, after lodging a case against…

Man thrashed to death on suspicion of mobile phone theft

KARACHI: The family of man who was severely torturing by several shopkeepers for allegedly stealing a mobile phone have filed a complaint against his death and called for legal action. The incident occurred yesterday in the Cantt Station area when a man, Ghulam Sarwar, was apprehended and severely thrashed on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone. The man was eventually handed over to the police who allegedly subjected him to further torture and he eventually lost his life in police custody. According to the…

Man imprisoned for sending terror threats in Pakistan over detention of Czech woman

PRAGUE: A young Bulgarian man was sentenced to 40 months in jail by a Czech court over messages threatening terror attacks in Pakistan unless Islamabad freed a woman arrested with heroin in the country. According to Czech Radio website, the regional court in Plzen, west of Prague, found 21-year-old Nikolai Simeonov Ivanov guilty of sending the threats by email and text message to a television channel and news website in Pakistan. The threats demanded the release of a Czech woman he knew, named as Tereza H, who had been…

Man held in Bulgarian journalist murder probe: police

SOFIA, Bulgaria: A Romanian has been detained as part of the probe into the killing of a Bulgarian journalist in the northern town of Ruse, police said on Tuesday. "We have detained a man. We're still checking his alibi so he is not officially a suspect for committing the crime yet," Ruse police chief commissioner Teodor Atanasov told journalists. The man -- a Romanian -- was being held for 24 hours, Atanasov said. The brutal killing of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova -- who presented a current affairs talk programme…

Man held for posting girl’s objectionable pictures on social media

FAISALABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has taken into custody a man for allegedly posting a girl’s objectionable pictures on social media. The FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing registered a case against Sikandar for blackmailing his former class fellow by posting her immoral pictures on social media for some time. Acting on the girl’s complaint, the FIA snared the accused and recovered her objectionable pictures from his laptop. Lately, the FIA acting on a tip-off recovered 19 boys from a gang of human traffickers…

Man jailed for beating wife in WhatsApp video call to Pakistani relatives

LONDON: A man has been imprisoned after he livestreamed himself beating his wife and hitting her with a shoe while saying ‘I’m going to kill her today’ in a WhatsApp video call to relatives in Pakistan. Rahman Ullah, 38, according to Daily Mail, is an Uber driver. The report says the man hit his wife, 34, with the heel of his shoe until she was left with two black eyes in the video streamed to relatives in Pakistan. He held on to a kitchen knife throughout the attack and mimicked stabbing her with it during the brutal…