At least 24 killed in Sukkur road accident

At least 24 people were killed when a trailer and a bus collided on the National Highway near Sukkur.

Pakistan

Punjab govt accused of being soft on militants

Senior officials say the govt has been “sleeping over” regular intelligence reports on militants' presence in Punjab.

Pakistan

Meeting with TTP committee cancelled

It was going to be the first meeting after TTP refused to extend its ceasefire, but also opened the door for dialogue.

Pakistan

Malik not satisfied with anti-insurgency organisation

The anti-insurgency organisation has become the reason for increasing disorder in Balochistan, says Malik.

Pakistan

Musharraf lands in Karachi amid tight security

The port city has been on high alert with roads being cordoned off for the former president's security.

Pakistan

Journalist Hamid Mir injured in gun attack in Karachi

The incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30pm

Pakistan

Three militants killed in Balochistan‏ violence

Three militants were killed after an attack on a FC patrol in Balochistan's Panjgoor district, an official said.

Pakistan

Nation standing firm beside armed forces: PM

The prime minister was addressing the passing out parade of the 129th Pakistan Military Academy Long Course on Saturday.

Pakistan

Quetta violence claims at least four lives

Armed militants killed a police officer and critically injured his son on Quetta's troubled Sariab road area.

World

Boko Haram claims bomb attack in Nigeria's capital

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria's capital in a video obtained Saturday.

Blogs

Celebrities in Indian politics: The dance of democracy

The 2014 Indian Elections happen to feature a record number of Bollywood celebrities contesting across parties.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – just another sequel

Being an obligatory sequel in a much bigger thread of Marvel movies, it is made with the intention of being undemanding.

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Federer ousts ailing Djokovic in Monaco semis

Federer beat an injured Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo final with Wawrinka.

It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers: Ajmal

"Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for bowlers these days."

Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

It was manager Jose Mourinho's first league defeat at Stamford Bridge in 78 matches.

Moores gets second stint as England coach

The 51-year-old Moores was forced out in 2009 following a rift with Pietersen that cost the batsman his captaincy.

Business

Dar’s statement helps dollar gain 1pc

Dar’s statement that the dollar will be kept around Rs98 to support the export industry created panic-like situation.

KSE-100 closes lower, rupee weakens

The stock market continued to consolidate above 29,000 points due to a holiday in global equity markets

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 98.75 99.00
U.K. 164.20 164.40
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,428 642.85
Multan - -
Sci-Tech

Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the court ruled that it breached freedom of expression.

Health care site flagged in heartbleed review

Password change recommended following a review of the government's vulnerability to Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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