Militants launch huge attack on Landi Kotal FC fort

The attack on the Landi Kotal Fort comes as the TTP calls off the 40-day ceasefire.

Pakistan

Bombers’ trail leads to arrests from guava farm in south Punjab

Officials said they are comparing the bombers’ modus operandi with that of TTP and UBA in Islamabad Sabzi Mandi blast.

Pakistan

14 dead, 10 injured in road crash

The people who died under the Dera Ghazi Khan-to-Karachi bus included four women and 11 men.

Pakistan

SC takes up issue of deserted children’s adoption

SC enlisted assistance of legal minds seeking answer to key questions about the rights of parentless children in Islam.

Pakistan

FO rejects UK criticism on rights

FO rejects the criticism by UK's Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report that marks Pakistan as a country of concern.

World

Pakistani convicted of US terror charges sentenced to five years

Mohammad Hassan, convicted of US terror charges has been sentenced to five years for planning to kill a Swedish artist.

Pakistan

Faisal Raza Abidi resigns from Senate

The PPP Senator on Thursday announced his resignation from the upper house of parliament.

Pakistan

Army to take over security of polio teams in KP

The decision was announced after a meeting at the GHQ attended by the representatives of WHO, federal and KP govt

Pakistan

President sacks Pemra chairman

Meanwhile, PM Nawaz Sharif replaced Wapda chief Syed Raghib Abbas Shah with retired bureaucrat Zafar Mehmood.

Pakistan

Peace talks to gradually continue despite end of TTP ceasefire

The Cabinet Committee on National Security decided that the negotiations with Taliban would continue on a slow pace.

Blogs

We don't need cyber security that tramples on basic rights

Once passed, the bill will allow council members a broad range of powers, with little or no space for being challenged.

Test of nerves: Pakistan’s four greatest Test victories

NFP recalls the drama and the ecstasy where the team came from behind to snatch unexpected wins.

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Sport

Nadal, Federer breeze into Monte Carlo last eight

Champion Djokovic also dropped just one game as he demolished Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 6-1.

Bale leads Madrid 2-1 past Barca for Copa del Rey

Bale filled the void left by the injured Ronaldo, sealing Real Madrid's 19th Copa del Rey title.

Shahnaz to take up reins as Pakistan coach

Another former captain, Islahuddin, will be the chief selector as Pakistan look to drag themselves out of a slump.

Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief

“We cannot close our eyes after having come to know about allegations,” Justice A.K Patnaik said.

Business

Dar eyes forex reserves at $15bn by end-Sept

Pakistan's forex reserves are currently at $11.67bn after SBP received $2bn on Wednesday through floating of Eurobonds.

Sindh revenue collection jumps by 23pc

Revenue collection in Sindh between July 2013 and March 2014 stood at Rs23.7bn, witnessing an increase of 23 per cent.

Exchange Rates for Currency Notes

CountriesSelling (Rs.)Buying (Rs.)
U.S.A. 97.55 97.80
U.K. 162.15 162.35
City Gold (24-ct) Silver
Karachi 42,171 642.85
Multan 41,150 686.00
Sci-Tech

Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction

Meanwhile, a Senate sub-committee on IT recommended the cancellation of the licens auction process.

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

The suspect, Stephen Solis-Reyes, was arrested at his home in London, Ontario on Wednesday.

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Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Widely considered the most popular Spanish writer since de Cervantes in 17th century, he died at home in Mexico City.

73rd birth anniversary of Aziz Mian qawwal

Born as Abdul Aziz in 1942, Aziz Mian remains to this day one of the most popular qawwals of South Asia.

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