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Indian Election 2014

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

Voters lined up in 121 constituencies across a dozen states in the largest single day of polling in the election.

Sport

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.

Pakistan

Security committee meeting underway at PM House

The Cabinet Committee on National Security was meeting at the Prime Minister House on Thursday.

Pakistan

At least six children injured in Khanpur road accident

At least six children were injured when a school bus they were travelling in plunged into a trench in Khanpur.

World

Fears grow for hundreds missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

A total of 375 high school students were on board, travelling with their teachers to the popular island resort of Jeju.

Pakistan

PTI dissidents form pressure group in KP Assembly

The leader of the group said Imran Khan was slated to reach Peshawar to make announcements on the dissenters’ demands.

Pakistan

NGO members held for human smuggling

The officials said the accused also collected money from philanthropists on the pretext of helping disabled persons.

Newspaper

Bulls stage spectacular rally of 362 points

Bulls tossed KSE-100 index up by 362.38 points to a high at 29,458.15 in a rally effectively led by foreign investors.

Pakistan

Crime control centre to be set up at KCCI

The decision was taken during a meeting between KCCI President Abdullah Zaki and CPLC Chief Ahmed Chinoy.

Newspaper

Punjab textile units start downsizing

Several textile units have incurred losses due to short gas supply, long power cuts, appreciating rupee against US$.

Newspaper

Treasury bills losing attraction

Govt failed to mobilise banks for T-bills auction as the bids it received for the auction were less than the set target.

Newspaper

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.

Pakistan

Media reports won’t deter bidders, hopes SC

SC hopes that media sensationalism would not deter from the auction, telecom operators familiar with Pakistani market.

Pakistan

The face of impunity in Balochistan – I

The recent abduction and subsequent grim outcome have exacerbated the fear that pervades the area.

Pakistan

Balochistan situation has deteriorated, says BNP-M

Dr Jamaldini regretted that during the nine months of the PML-N govt, no change has been witnessed in the province.

Pakistan

16 MoUs signed at business meeting

Over 300 representatives of the private and public sectors from CARs, Afghanistan and Pakistan attended the conference.

Pakistan

Injustice in the name of religion denounced

An Ulema and Mashaikh convention denounced all forms of terrorism and violence in the name of religion.

Pakistan

Analysis: Message in a meeting

Did the political show of unity mean the civil-military crisis was on its way to being defused?

Newspaper

3G and 4G auction to yield $1.3bn, says Dar

The fee would be recovered within five years, and the licence would be valid for 15 years.

Pakistan

Main accused will be court-martialled, govt tells SC

SC instructed federal and provincial govts to add charges under whichever sections of PPC they deemed necessary.

Pakistan

MQM protests in Senate against ‘victimisation’

The ongoing operation in Karachi is targeted against political workers and not against criminals, said MQM.s Mashhadi.

Pakistan

PPO to be softened, PM assures Zardari

The opposition parties in the Senate, including the PPP, ANP and PML-Q, made it clear they will not let the bill pass.

World

Modi rules out BJP’s will to revise ‘no-first-use of nukes’ policy

BJP had pledged to review India's nuclear stance, whose main pillars are no-first-use and building a minimum arsenal.

Pakistan

Opposition questions privatisation of 32 entities

The opposition parties showed their concerns and staged a symbolic walkout from the Senate against the govt’s decision.

World

Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks

Nato said it planned to deploy more forces in eastern Europe and called for Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine.

Business

FBR publishes list to embarrass tax cheats into paying up

“We hope this will become the talk of the town,” said Shahid Asad, the spokesman of the Federal Board of Revenue.

Sport

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.

Pakistan

Chinese investors threaten to move capital from KP to Balochistan

A representative of the Chinese investors alleged that an advisor of KP CM, was causing hindrances in the ventures.

Sport

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.

Sci-Tech

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

Rising interest from mainland Chinese speculators was credited for driving up global bitcoin prices last year.

Blogs

Movie Review: ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, better than the original

Bhoothnath Returns talks about a mix of emotions with a simple message: get up and vote.

World

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

Legislators asked the MoD to explain how it intended to use lessons learnt from the 2012 attack in future operations.

Sci-Tech

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

Revenue could decline by as much as 1 percent or rise by up to 2.7 percent from $1.07 billion a year earlier.

Entertainment

Paul Walker's brothers to finish 'Fast and Furious 7'

Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody will replace him to finish shooting for the film, due out next year.

Pakistan

Saudi Arabia warns PIA of halting flights over unpaid dues

Saudi civil aviation authority threatened PIA of stopping all flights in case dues are not cleared by April 17.

World

Six die as bus catches fire in India

At least six people were burned to death and another 12 injured when a bus caught fire in southern India.

Newspaper

Inzamam declines role as chief selector

According to a LRCA, Inzamam has refused to act as chief selector due to other pressing assignments.

Newspaper

‘Club v country’ debate comes to Pakistan

It is an issue very common in the world of football. And now, it has come to Pakistan.

Newspaper

Dar takes tax officials to task over target

Chief commissioners were called in to work out means for showing growth in revenue collection to reach the target.

Pakistan

Amount of unpaid power bills increases to Rs286bn

Power companies blame poor governance of power sector for the fresh build-up of unpaid bills known as circular debt.

Newspaper

US Air Force pilots carry out drone strikes

CIA operatives don’t fly unmanned aircraft, raises significant legal issues regarding the targeted killing in Pakistan.

Sport

Djokovic dominates in winning Monte Carlo start

Ninth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joined Djokovic and Ferrer in the third round with a hard-fought win.

World

Saudi replaces veteran intel chief Prince Bandar

Saudi Arabia has replaced intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, “at his own request”.

World

Militants abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school

Boko Haram militants abducted the girls from a school, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers.

Pakistan

PTA dispels reports of dismal response to 3G, 4G auction

PTA says response was “very encouraging and satisfactory”, and that the auction will go through on April 23.

Sport

“I have no security concerns in Pakistan,” says ACC chief

Ashraful Haque said there efforts are underway to convince smaller Asian nations to tour Pakistan.

Sport

I cannot work with players punished for fixing: Latif

“Any players suspected or punished in the past have no business working for the PCB in any capacity.”

World

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped: officials

An senior Afghan govt official was kidnapped along with his driver in Kabul, an interior ministry official said.

Sci-Tech

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

The drones fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and can remain aloft for up to five years.

World

India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

The SC directed state and federal govts to grant access to the same welfare schemes as other minority groups in India.

Sci-Tech

Vevo widens ties with Yahoo over its music videos

The deal brings Vevo's music videos, live concert events and other original music programming to Yahoo's video channel.

Sci-Tech

Google unveils email scanning practices in new terms of service

Gmail users have accused the company of violating federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws.

World

Sonia Gandhi in TV appeal to stop 'divisive' BJP

She said the opposition's vision was "clouded with hatred and falsehood" and would drive the country to "ruination".

World

Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll

The survey forecast that the opposition alliance led by the BJP would win 275 seats in the 543-seat Lok Sabha.

Newspaper

Flintoff set for surprise return

All-rounder Flintoff played 79 Tests and 141 ODIs for England before retiring in 2010.

Newspaper

‘Pakistan’s contribution to cricket can’t be ignored’

I am not sure whether there was any real offer to join hands with India, Australia and England: Arif Abbasi.

Newspaper

Situation not conducive for me to work in PCB: Rashid

“I was hoping that I may be working independently but circumstances did not look favourable.”

Newspaper

Strong rupee cuts exporters’ revenue

Textile industry demanded govt support to offset the adverse effects of exchange rate's appreciation on their revenues.

Newspaper

Moody’s hints at improved outlook

Moody’s has hinted that Pakistan's credit rating could be improved if it continues to improve its economic performance.

Newspaper

Interest payments on domestic debt grow

SBP has revealed that there has been a 9pc annualised growth in interest payments on domestic debt during Jul-Jan FY14.

World

EU to expand Ukraine sanctions list

EU foreign ministers agreed to expand the list of those hit with sanctions for their role in the Ukraine crisis.

Sport

Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad

The squad of reigning champions Spain is worth an estimated $674 million.

Entertainment

"Hunger games: Catching Fire" sweeps MTV movie awards

The “Hunger Games” books beat out this year's Oscar best picture winner “12 Years a Slave” in online voting.

Sport

Djokovic hits fast forward in Monte Carlo

Djokovic believes he has hit the reset button on his 2014 season at exactly the right moment.

Sci-Tech

Amazon to unveil smartphone in time for winter holidays

Rumours of an Amazon-designed smartphone have circulated for years

Sci-Tech

Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

Airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground - and at lower cost.

Sport

Six Pakistan-India series on the cards

Pakistan is hoping to play at least six series against India as part of a deal apparently struck at the ICC meeting.

World

Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital

As well as 71 dead, police said 124 were wounded in the first attack on the federal capital in two years.

Newspaper

Digitruck, roach prints feature on last day

Rizwan Beyg proved to be a fitting opening act on the last and final day of the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014.

Newspaper

Waqar Younis resurfaces as likely head coach

Sources close to the PCB have indicated that Waqar is in talks with the board to succeed Moin.

Pakistan

Tête-à-tête: Saying ‘no’ to nay-sayers

“The thing about being successful is that you need to take it in your stride,” says Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Sci-Tech

Microsoft sued over browser miscue that led to $731 million EU fine

Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser.

Newspaper

Galaxy S5 makes global debut

The Galaxy S5 has a lot riding on it to steer the South Korean firm’s profit-making machine back on track.

Sci-Tech

Bezos offers update on groceries, drones

Amazon.com has changed the consumer shopping landscape, transforming itself into the largest US online retailer

Sci-Tech

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Jeff Forristal, CTO of Bluebox Security, said that Android version 4.1.1, known as Jelly Bean, is also vulnerable.

Sci-Tech

US internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast

US Internet advertising revenue has surpassed broadcast television thanks to growth in mobile and digital video ads.

Entertainment

Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Entertainment

Bollywood turns political in India election season

Bollywood to release series of political satires during its election season that mocks corrupt lawmakers and more.

Entertainment

Aaghaz-e-Safar: “This show will be groundbreaking”

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy returns with 12-episode TV show that will tackle issues that Pakistanis have been suffering from.

Newspaper

3G, 4G licences auction hits snags

Senate body wants a vacant post in the PTA to be filled first .

Pakistan

PFDC going strong at seven

With six ‘successful’ pret shows the Pakistan Fashion Design Council is doing great so far.

Entertainment

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

''The Colbert Report'' host will replace David Letterman when he retires next year.

Sci-Tech

Facebook to require separate mobile app for messages

Facebook plans to eventually require that users in all countries install the Messenger app.

Entertainment

WWE Hall of Famer 'Ultimate Warrior' dies at 54

The Ultimate Warrior died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the WWE Inc Hall of Fame.

Entertainment

'Captain America' socks box office, eyes titanic clash

The release of the two films on the same day will potentially slash audiences for each movie by half.

Pakistan

Court orders registration of case against Meera

The order was issued over charges of filming and uploading on social media a ‘controversial video clip’.

Entertainment

Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Rooney had been ill for some time and had passed away of natural causes.

Entertainment

Blood, sex and dragons: 'Game of Thrones' returns

“Game of Thrones” returns to television screen on Sunday for the fourth season of medieval fantasy.

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