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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

UN officials confirm staff members go missing in Pakistan

Two local employees working for the Unicef were suspected to have been kidnapped from Karachi.

Pakistan

PM orders judicial probe into attack on Hamid Mir

The government also announced a reward of Rs10 million for any information leading to the arrest of culprits.

Pakistan

Pakistan, China begin joint military exercise

The joint exercise was designed within the scope of disaster relief operations and terrorist attacks on relief camps.

Sport

Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two

German team mate Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag 18 seconds behind the Briton to finish runner-up.

Pakistan

Gas balloons explode burning 17 people in Lahore

The balloons were released during CM Punjab's inauguration of an overhead bridge near Lahore's Walton road.

Pakistan

Doctors advise angiography for Musharraf

Sources said that the former president might be shifted to the PNS Shifa hospital later tonight.

Pakistan

Pakistan plans huge desert solar park to fight energy crisis

Government plans to harness the sun's ferocious heat to help tackle the country's chronic energy crisis.

World

First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry

The coastguard officials said that 16 bodies had been removed from the ship.

Pakistan

Slain ANP leader’s house attacked; Police foil terror bid

Unknown gunmen attacked the house of the late Mian Mushtaq late last night and abducted three of his relatives.

Pakistan

PM summons meeting after attack on Hamid Mir

A discussion of Saturday’s attack on Hamid Mir would be on the agenda for the high-level meeting scheduled for Sunday.

Pakistan

Feature: We were soldiers

Going to war and leaving your family behind, ignorant of your fate, is one of the hardest things to do

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

KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

Government fears Taliban attacks on varsities promoting education campaigner.

Pakistan

Modi critics told to go to Pakistan after polls

New Delhi: Narendra Modi used to call Gujarat’s Muslims Mian Musharraf. On Saturday, his electoral candidate from...

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

Zardari for revisiting blasphemy law

“PPP will continue to fight the ideology of religion-inspired violence that lay at the heart of terrorism,” he declared.

Newspaper

3G, 4G may triple internet cost for users

Post-paid and corporate customers are expected to be offered next-generation services first.

Pakistan

Malik not satisfied with anti-insurgency organisation

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

Pakistan

Sindh millers raise flour prices

The rate of flour has been raised to Rs38 per kg from Rs37 per kg, and the prices may go up further in the coming days.

Newspaper

Investors fearful of intervention: Dr Ishrat

Fear of suo motu intervention by SC, high courts in financial transactions had helped elevate Pakistan's risk profile.

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

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

Road accident kills 41 in Sukkur

At least 41 people were killed, several others injured in a bus-trailer collision on the National Highway near Sukkur.

Sport

Chelsea's title hopes hit by Sunderland defeat

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

Sport

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.

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.

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

Sport

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.

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.

Sport

It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers: Ajmal

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

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.

World

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', three civilians in Yemen: security

The strike killed 15 Al Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province.

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.

World

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions.

Newspaper

Modi prefers defeat to communalism

“My mantra is that all are one. I cannot accept a divide between brothers of the country in the name of secularism."

Newspaper

IOC accepts Pakistan’s proposal to continue dialogue for resolving crisis

"We hope concrete actions will be taken on the government side as per the agreed roadmap of October 2013."

Pakistan

OICCI seeks integrated tax collection

The OICCI has asked Sindh to integrate all revenue collection under one roof and also raise tax from agriculture sector.

Newspaper

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.

Newspaper

Cotton output rises to 13.39m bales

Figures compiled by CGA, Aptma and KCA during outgoing fortnight show around 4,953 cotton bales reached ginning units.

Pakistan

Ecnec okays Rs62bn projects

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council has approved Rs62 billion worth of development projects.

Pakistan

Nawaz vows to spend $1.6bn on Balochistan development

Addressing the cabinet meeting in Islamabad, the prime minister said that he himself will monitor these projects.

Business

KSE-100 closes lower, rupee weakens

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

World

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; seven dead, 30 rescued

Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in Indonesia killing at least seven people.

Entertainment

World leaders, writers pay tribute to Garcia Marquez

Presidents, writers and celebrities paid tribute to Marquez whose work inspired generations of story-tellers.

Sport

Ferrer knocks out Nadal at Monte Carlo

Nadal's 30-match winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was upset 7-6(1) 6-4.

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

World

Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

Insurgents escaped using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.

World

Avalanche on Everest kills 12, three missing

An avalanche swept down on Mount Everest, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.

Sport

PCB advertises for coaches again

The PCB says it prefers to have a former Test or international player as the head coach.

Sport

Trott stressed again, stepping away from cricket

''It is not fair on my teammates or myself to continue when I am unable to function at 100 percent.''

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

Sport

PCB to probe players for Kaneria exhibition match

“We are looking into how these players featured in these matches without our permission,” the PCB said.

Sport

Ajmal given clearance for Worcestershire stint

“We have given NOC to Ajmal but want him to return in mid-July so that he can be part of team's tour to Sri Lanka.”

In-Depth

India's election commission lifts ban on top Modi aide

Election commission lifts a ban on Modi's top aide, who threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in Uttar Pradesh.

World

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Judge ruled in favour of govt's suit saying the building's owners violated Iran sanctions and money laundering laws.

World

At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan: UN

Armed mob forced entry into the site and opened fire on the internally displaced persons sheltering inside the UN base.

World

Teen in 'Jihad Jane' case sentenced to five years in prison

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

Newspaper

Ministry set to auction 3G, 4G licences despite more roadblocks

The senate body’s recommendations will not stop the auction process to be held on April 23.

Newspaper

Samiullah terms PHF set-up illegal, vows to stand his ground

“They (Shahnaz, Islahuddin and Shahbaz Senior) left me and my companions midway through our campaign.”

Newspaper

C/A deficit rises to $2bn

The current account deficit has risen for the third consecutive quarter (Jan-March) of this fiscal year.

Newspaper

Sindh announces sales tax amnesty

Sindh Revenue Board's amnesty scheme comes into immediate effect for citizens who have so far failed to pay sales tax.

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.

Pakistan

ECC approves Rs1.6 billion Ramazan package

ECC of the cabinet approved a relief package of Rs1.624bn for providing subsidy on various edibles during Ramazan.

Pakistan

US, Pakistan see ties with India improving

US hopes for improvement in Indo-Pak trade ties after elections in India, which would increase bilateral trade to $10bn.

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.

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.

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.

Sci-Tech

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

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

Sci-Tech

Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles

Sony is struggling to keep pace with demand for the videogame console.

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.

Sci-Tech

Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline

Pakistan

Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction

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

Pakistan

16 MoUs signed at business meeting

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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