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

BJP has 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.

Pakistan

PM calls urgent meeting on national security

Federal ministers, services chiefs, DG IB, ISI and CJCSC are invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, said sources.

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.

Pakistan

TTP decides not to extend ceasefire

Shahidullah Shahid said the ceasefire was not extended because the govt had failed to respond positively to TTP demands.

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.

Pakistan

PPP asks Senator Faisal Raza Abidi to resign

General Secretary of the PPP Raja Pervez Ashraf asked Faisal Raza Abidi to resign from Senate seat held by him.

Pakistan

Parliamentary body urges govt to review existing media laws

Resolution calls for merger of ministries of information and IT as Ministry for Public Information, Media and Heritage

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.

Pakistan

Building Balochistan: Challenges and triumphs for Pakistan Navy

There are long straight roads and where there isn't arid land, there is the sea. A half-buried stone or rock...

Pakistan

Nawaz, Zardari discuss political situation, security

The two also discussed the ongoing operation in Karachi and the dialogue process with Taliban.

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.

Pakistan

Treason case: Evidences found only against Musharraf, says Sheikh

The special court said that the decision regarding the appointment of the prosecutor would be announced on April 18.

Pakistan

Court orders FIA to file case against Meera over ‘video clip’

The court ordered the FIA to file a case against Meera and Capt Naveed over uploading a ‘controversial video clip.

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.

World

Up to 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize: officials

The ferry, identified as the Sewol, was carrying about 470 passengers and en route to Jeju island.

Pakistan

Karachi gets second female SHO

One more policewoman a station house officer as part of a move to create ‘gender balance’ in the the LEA.

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.

Pakistan

Govt inaction on FC men’s court martial irks SC

Court asks Deputy Attorney General to get in touch with the defence ministry and submit a report.

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.

Pakistan

Militants attacked after soldier hurt in blast

Helicopter gunships attacked militant hideouts in North Waziristan after a security man was injured in an explosion.

Pakistan

PPP to be with govt against any ‘adventure’

Senator Farhatullah Babar asks political forces to join hands against undemocratic forces.

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

Export of services falls by 32pc

Pakistan’s export of services witnessed a substantial decline of 32.16pc in the first 8 months of FY14 from a year ago.

Newspaper

Stocks undergo technical correction

The bulls took a breather on Monday as the KSE-100 index shed 155.32 points to 29,094.13.

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.

Newspaper

Agreements signed to boost ties with South Korea

Pakistan, South Korea signed several MoUs on expanding bilateral trade, cooperation in industrial and energy sectors.

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.

World

Religious violence has no place in US, warns Obama

A gunman with alleged anti-Semitic ties had killed three people at a Jewish center and retirement home in Kansas Sunday.

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.

Sport

Emotional Liverpool on top as Chelsea stay in title hunt

Victory, combined with second-placed Chelsea's win away to Swansea, left Liverpool two points clear at the top.

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.

Newspaper

US, Pakistan mull innovative financing for Diamer dam

US, Pakistan have agreed to explore innovative financing for Diamer Bhasha Dam after discussing various options.

Pakistan

Tax exemptions raise new issues

PML-N govt fails to control tax exemptions given to businessmen as it loses Rs104 billion within first six months.

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.

Pakistan

Govt borrowing from State Bank falls by Rs500bn

Govt slashes its borrowing from the State Bank by half a trillion rupees signalling the efforts to minimise deficit.

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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