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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 likely to travel to Karachi today

Sources said Musharraf's likely visit to Karachi is on account of security issues and to continue of his treatment.

Pakistan

Quetta violence claims at least four lives

Armed militants killed a police officer and critically injured his son on Quetta's troubled Sariab road area.

Pakistan

Nation standing firm beside armed forces: PM

The prime minister was addressing the passing out parade of the 129th Pakistan Military Academy Long Course on Saturday.

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.

Pakistan

KP industries to get cheap, uninterrupted electricity: CM

A modern steel mill will be set up in Hattar with production capacity of 650,000 metric tons per year.

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

No harm in accepting Taliban demands: JI

Mr Haq said the talks were not the issue of the two “Sharifs” it was an issue of the country’s solidarity.

Pakistan

Diamer-Bhasha will be top priority: new Wapda chief

Mehmood explained his working agenda, putting launch of 4,500MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on top of his priority list.

Pakistan

Army to help govt eradicate polio virus in conflict zone

North and South Waziristan agencies, and Bara are major areas of concern due to the recurring polio cases.

Pakistan

SC has learnt to bolster democracy, says chief justice

Authority of SC may be extended to a number of areas from which it has historically maintained a distance, said CJ.

Pakistan

Police say two UN workers ‘likely’ abducted in Karachi

Police said the missing are Hyderabad residents who were visiting Karachi for leisure. Their phones are switched off.

Pakistan

Police arrest six suspected LJ militants

Police said the suspects are responsible for killing 16 people over the last two years and for four attempted murders.

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.

Pakistan

Khawaja Asif takes U-turn, calls Pakistan Army an asset

The defence minister called his past statements a mistake and insisted that those were made in a difference context.

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

Pakistan

SC declares appointment of NAB chief legal

The court has disposed of PTI chief Imran Khan's petition against appointment of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as chairman NAB.

Pakistan

Govt to hold fresh talks with TTP negotiators

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has called a meeting with the Taliban committee on Saturday to decide how to proceed.

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.

Sport

Video: The Saqlain Mushtaq 'Doosra'

Saqlain has questioned the legality of ‘Doosra’ in the current era. Here's a look at the former spinner in action.

Pakistan

Govt moves PPO in Senate amid protests

Minister Zahid Hamid tabled the bill which was then referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

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.

World

Bangladesh files contempt case against British reporter

The case was launched for allegedly criticising the war crime tribunal and questioning the death toll from the 1971 war.

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.

World

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE, says Afghanistan

The Afghan govt says Agha Jan Mutassim, a finance minister during Taliban rule, has been missing for over a week

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.

In-Depth

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entertainment

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

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

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