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Treason case: Musharraf's counsel seeks copy of FIA report

Counsel for Musharraf requested the special court to order the government to provide him with a copy of the FIA report.

Sci-Tech

Apple resets the clock as investors await next big thing

No one would argue that Apple has had a phenomenal run over the past decade.

Pakistan

Journalist hurls shoe at Shahbaz, misses target

The journalist said he had thrown the shoe to vent out his anger regarding the non-arrest of Hamid Mir's attackers.

Pakistan

Indian criticism on Pakistan's institutions baseless: FO

FO spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said cooperation between Iran and India regarding energy was their bilateral matter.

Sci-Tech

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

As one of his final acts of defiance, Durov posted online last week documents from the security services.

Sport

Madrid 'athletes' too much for Bayern, admits Guardiola

“Madrid have athletes. They are footballers, but they are real athletes,” said the former Barcelona boss.

Sci-Tech

Facebook revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year,...

Pakistan

Seminaries received Rs258m in funding from abroad, Senate told

At least 11 of the 15 seminaries, which received funding, were operating without a NOC from the interior ministry.

Entertainment

'Frozen' soundtrack notches biggest sales week, tops Billboard

"Let It Go," sold 259,000 copies last week, bringing its total U.S. sales to 2.3 million.

Entertainment

US actress Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison and had been dating for almost a year.

World

Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire

The security guard was injured in the incident at the Cure International hospital and detained by police.

Pakistan

Pemra issues show-cause notice to Geo News

Geo News administration told to submit a reply by May 6.

Pakistan

At least 24 suspected militants killed in Khyber

The suspected militants were killed as jet fighters carried out airstrikes along with a search operation in the region.

Pakistan

Police officer Shafiq Tanoli killed in Karachi explosion

Police officer Shafiq Tanoli and three others were killed in a blast near Karachi's old wholesale vegetable market.

Newspaper

All the world’s a stage for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

Shakespeare’s plays are to be performed in mid-air as Britain celebrates the 450th anniversary of his birth this week.

Newspaper

Indian polls enter crucial phase

Indian elections are set to enter a crucial stage from now with 117 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats to be put to vote today.

Pakistan

Next budget to focus on social uplift

Treasury member in Balochistan Assembly blame past corruption for problems.

Pakistan

PM calls for minimum loadshedding

PM Sharif directed the authorities concerned to take strict action against those involved in gas and electricity theft.

Pakistan

Woman MPAs carry arms into assembly

Some female MPAs have been carrying pistols during the sessions of KP assembly.

Pakistan

Maulana Aziz’s name to stay in fourth schedule of ATA

The cleric not only created security issues but also tried to demoralise the army.

Pakistan

Another round of operation against slums on the cards

It razed some big and small illegal settlements in H-10/I-10, G-10/2 and I-10/1 in collaboration with the ICT.

Newspaper

Junaid links up with Lancashire again

“He’s had interest from other counties, but his heart is with us,” cricket director Mike Watkinson said,

Newspaper

Ahmed Shehzad tipped to become Pakistan T20 skipper?

According to sources, PCB chairman Najam Sethi is heavily backing the credentials of Ahmed.

Newspaper

Stocks tumble 475 points on profit-taking

Stocks tumbled more than 1.6 per cent as ‘banks’ were believed to have resorted to heavy profit-taking in key stocks.

Newspaper

WEF praises Pakistan’s innovation

WEF notes that Pakistan has ensured technology affordability to businesses and individual consumers.

Newspaper

Govt borrows Rs1 trillion in a month

The govt again went beyond its target to borrow through PIBs mounting debt close to Rs1 trillion in one month.

Pakistan

Govt suffers second defeat in two weeks

Senate rejects PMDC Ordinance whereas the opposition rejects figures of sectarian attacks provided by interior ministry.

Newspaper

Licence auction fetches $1.12bn

The auction of 3G, 4G licences fetched $1.12bn, putting it very close to the expected $1.2bn target set by the govt.

Pakistan

PM orders reshuffle in bureaucracy

PM orders reshuffle in the federal bureaucracy and also approves promotion of 10 officers of IRS from Grade 20 to 21.

Pakistan

Pakistan joins the 3G club

Zong wins 4G licence; Mobilink claims 10MHz band for 3G; Ufone, Telenor happy with 5MHz

Sport

Benzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern

Real took a huge step towards their first Champions League final in 12 years with a 1-0 first-leg lead.

Sport

Pakistan must return to the county circuit

There was at time when Pakistan had as many as five refined county captains in one squad.

Pakistan

Nawaz gives nod to five Boeing 777 jets for PIA

The PM also stressed the need to make PIA a profitable entity and said all efforts should be made in this direction.

World

Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal

The raid came after the announcement by Hamas and the PLO of an agreement to form a unity government.

World

Bangladesh court orders Khaleda's trial go ahead

The High Court rejected the former two-time premier's appeals to halt the trial.

Sport

Malinga named Sri Lanka T20 captain

Sri Lanka's selectors sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and also the vice-captain of the ODI team.

World

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

Govt, Taliban negotiators reach consensus on ceasefire

Samiul Haq said the two committees have agreed to form a new subcommittee to address reservations shown by both sides.

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.

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

$1.1 billion raised from 3G, 4G auction

$903 million were raised for 3G mobile phone networks, as well as $210 million for the more advanced 4G spectrum.

Newspaper

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.

Newspaper

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.

Newspaper

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,

Newspaper

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.”

Newspaper

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.

Newspaper

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.

Newspaper

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.

Newspaper

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pakistan

Gwadar to be functional in five years: Fatemi

‘Foreign policy is based on commercial interests’

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

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sci-Tech

3G and 4G Spectrum auction to be held today

The government aims to raise roughly $1.2 billion from the 3G and 4G Spectrum Auction later today.

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