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Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

Afghanistan's preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations.

Pakistan

Post-blast training for BDS members

The training includes handling of practical explosions and additional methods to defuse bombs.

Pakistan

Govt, TTP negotiating committees meeting in Islamabad

The progress of the peace process was being reviewed during the meeting.

Sci-Tech

Huawei says reports of NSA spying won't impact growth

Last year's revelations of global US surveillance programs have undercut some US-based multinationals' businesses.

Pakistan

SHC adjourns Musharraf's ECL application until May 7

The SHC adjourned a hearing on the retired general's application to have his name excluded from the ECL.

World

Justin Bieber visits controversial Japan war shrine

Justin Bieber courted controversy once again, posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine after an apparent visit.

Sport

Mourinho's cautious Chelsea frustrate Atletico

Chelsea's defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

Pakistan

Last Morning Glory crew member arrives in Karachi

Chief Officer Ghufran Marghoob, the last crew member of the hijacked Morning Glory oil tanker, arrived today.

Pakistan

Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Gas supply to Sui purification plant was suspended after the blast, said an official.

Pakistan

Karachi violence claims five lives

At least five people were killed in separate incidents of violence in Karachi.

World

The Narendra Modi model: A carefully crafted myth

The Modi model of development propagated with frenzy in recent times is based on carefully crafted myths.

Pakistan

Pemra forms committee to review govt application against Geo TV

The committee, comprising Syed Ismail Shah, Pervez Rathore and Israr Abbasi, will review the application against GEO.

Pakistan

19 people injured in Swat road accident

The casualties took place when an over-speeding pick-up plunged into a trench on Swat’s Marghazar road.

Pakistan

Round five of 3G spectrum licenses auction ends without change

The fifth round of auction concluded at $902.82 million without any change from the end of the previous round.

Pakistan

US embassy asked to remove Sheikh Rashid from ‘no-fly’ list

On March 21, Sheikh Rashid faced an embarrassing situation when he was barred from boarding a PIA flying to Toronto.

Pakistan

Punjab approves 19 uplift schemes

Development schemes approved by provincial government have an estimated cost of Rs25.708 billion.

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Most Indians see rape as a very big problem: survey

Nine in ten Indians, in a survey by Pew Research Centre, say that rape is a “very big problem” in their country.

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UK tabloid’s ex-editor admits to approving police payment

Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson admitted in court to approving a payment to a royal policeman for information.

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Japanese lawmakers visit war shrine on eve of Obama trip

Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation’s war dead,

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Sethi’s moves defy logic as vested interests prevail at PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to have pressed the panic button given Monday’s announcement of thrusting...

Newspaper

PCB denies ECB’s role in Rashid episode

“The fact of the matter is that at no stage did (ECB), or any of its officials, comment on Rashid Latif’s appointment.”

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Stocks regain 313 points on foreign buying

Shares clinched strong gains on Tuesday with KSE-100 index up by 313.07 points or 1.08 per cent to close at 29,191.84.

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Corrective measures stabilise rupee: ADB

The monitor says that financial support by IMF, US govt and SBP's corrective measures have helped stabilise the rupee.

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Over 7pc growth in export of textile, clothing

The increase was due to the hike in export of raw cotton and low value-added products.

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Flour crisis looming as millers go on strike

Flour mills in Karachi went on a strike on Tuesday for an indefinite period over harassment.

Pakistan

NAB about to finalise four more references in RPP scam

NAB is about to finalise four more references related to Rs82 billion Rental Power Projects (RPP) scam.

Pakistan

IMF has reservations over autonomy proposed for SBP, Senate panel told

IMF's dissatisfaction over the issue has been confirmed by SBP's acting governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra.

Pakistan

Power tariff reduced for one month

Nepra approved a Rs1.02 per unit reduction in electricity tariff for next month due to a decline in fuel prices.

Pakistan

Khushwant Singh comes home to rest

The writer’s ashes were brought to Hadali near Khushab.

Newspaper

Fewer than 10,000 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after ’14

The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 — to mark the end of the war, Obama officials say.

Pakistan

Govt inaction against militants criticised

PML-N senator, Mohammad Hamza questions logic of continuing talks with TTP amid violence.

Sport

Sangakkara, Jayawardene in trouble with SLC

The two veterans are facing disciplinary action for their criticism of the board in a dispute over their retirement.

Pakistan

PTA to sue Reuters for ‘fabricated’ report on 3G auction

PTA says Reuters tried to damage the 3/4G auction process, through which the govt expects to raise at least $1.3billion

Sport

India's Supreme Court wants own investigators in IPL case

The Supreme Court has preferred its own panel of investigators rather than let Indian cricket scrutinize itself.

Sport

Sri Lanka's coach Farbrace quits for England post

Farbrace has resigned just months into his two-year contract to take up a position with England.

Sci-Tech

Cuban-American leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'

Roots of Hope was launched at a conference at Harvard University in 2003 by a group of Cuban-American college students.

Sci-Tech

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple.

Entertainment

Rani Mukherjee and Aditya Chopra tie the knot in Italy

Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee has tied the knot with Aditya Chopra, son of late iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra.

Sport

Van Gaal installed as favourite to replace Moyes

Borrusia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp was the widespread second favourite to replace Moyes.

Sport

Giggs set to take over after Moyes sacked

United sacked manager David Moyes on Tuesday, just 10 months after he succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm.

World

Militants kill three in India-held Kashmir before voting

Militants targeted two village council heads in separate attacks in Pulwana district south of the main city of Srinagar.

World

Japan lodges protest against China ship seizure

Media suggests the ship's seizure is meant to underline Beijing's assertiveness ahead of Obama's arrival in Tokyo.

World

Court orders US to open up on drone attacks

US officials defend the program as carefully regulated and say the strikes have weakened Al Qaeda's core leadership.

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Stocks slip below 29,000-level

Share prices dropped sharply on the stock market on Monday with KSE-100 index down 191.16 points to close at 28,878.77.

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SBP to make financial markets more inclusive

SBP acting governor stressed the need for continued collaboration among D8 central banks for inclusive economic growth.

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World Bank, ADB want effective procurement rules

WB, ADB rejected the old manual procurement system in public institutions stated in a consultative meeting on B-PPRA.

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Dar orders steps to bring down potato price

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that govt is serious about keeping prices of essential commodities at appropriate level.

Newspaper

Contract for first dirty cargo terminal awarded

A $130m contract for constructing Pakistan’s 1st dirty cargo terminal at Port Qasim was awarded to China Harbour Works.

Newspaper

Cameron criticised for saying Britain is Christian country

The accusation of PM David Cameron proves how problematic it remains to mix faith and British politics.

Pakistan

Gwadar to be functional in five years: Fatemi

‘Foreign policy is based on commercial interests’

Sport

Simeone dismisses Man Utd speculation

“With all due respect to the question, I am not thinking about anything which is not my players and Chelsea.”

Sport

Moin to serve as chief selector and manager: PCB

Zaheer Abbas, who was serving as a batting consultant, has been appointed as the principal advisor to the PCB chairman.

Sport

‘Captains’ playing for personal causes: Ashraf

The former PCB chief says the state of the game in the country has drastically fallen after his departure.

Pakistan

Guddu Power Plant: PM launches commissioning of additional units

The units would add another 747 MW to the national grid at a cost of Rs 60 billion.

Pakistan

Senate committee resolution seeks to lift Youtube ban

Committee on Human Rights urges govt to unblock the popular video-sharing website as soon as possible

Sci-Tech

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

The warning marks the latest fallout from the widespread security bug, which surfaced this month.

World

Syria presidential vote on June 3: parliament speaker

Voting for Syrians living outside the country will take place on May 28, he said.

Entertainment

Captain America stays strong atop US box office

The latest big-screen blockbuster took in $26.6 million over the weekend.

Sci-Tech

Apple, Google vie to offer exclusive game apps: WSJ

Both the companies are trying to lure game developers by offering premium placement to these games on their app stores'.

Sport

Atletico looking to land another blow on Mourinho

Atletico will meet a familiar foe as they prepare for their first Champions League semi-final in 40 years.

Sport

Windies paceman Kemar Roach shrugs off car crash

The 25-year-old suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital, the Barbados Today online newspaper claimed.

Sport

Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

It was Wawrinka's only second win over Swiss compatriot in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level.

World

Abdullah ahead in partial Afghan vote results

Karzai's top rival has 44pc of the vote tallied so far while his closest competitor Ghani received 33.2pc of the vote.

Pakistan

Fashion week: Lucky number seven

The latest Fashion Week manages to sift between designers who know their job and those who are a waste of time.

Pakistan

‘ECB annoyance made PCB give Rashid cold shoulder’

According to sources, the ECB was not happy with PCB's offer to Rashid who has been blunt in his support of Kaneria.

Pakistan

Dar orders framing of agriculture policy

Ishaq Dar has tasked the Ministry of National Food Security and Research to formulate the national agricultural policy.

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.

Sci-Tech

Health care site flagged in heartbleed review

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

Sci-Tech

White House updating online privacy policy

A new privacy policy explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov

Sci-Tech

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

The feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly.

Sci-Tech

Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges

Many also expect Google's Enhanced Campaigns advertisement program and other ad products to improve monetization

Newspaper

Local drugmakers cashing in on MNCs’ departure

Some seven local pharmaceuticals have already inititated projects costing Rs3 billion to Rs5bn in the last 2-3 years.

Entertainment

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

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

Entertainment

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

Organizers of the famed Riviera festival announced the much-heralded lineup for the May 14-25 event.

Entertainment

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.

Entertainment

'Frozen' album tops Billboard chart for 10th week

The soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" crossed the 2 million sales mark.

Pakistan

Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pakistan

PFDC going strong at seven

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

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