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Obama signs ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, stocks cool on debt warnings

US President Barack Obama signed the “fiscal cliff” deal into law, averting a financial crisis with global repercussions, but the IMF, rating agencies and analysts warned that the critical problem of deficits and debt still hang over the US economy. Financial markets turned cool towards the last-minute agreement Thursday, in contrast to the initial stocks [...]

2nd ODI: Pakistan beat India by 85 runs, lead series 2-0

The Indian cricket team started off the year with another loss, loosing to Pakistan in the second ODI between the two sides on Thursday. India, winning the toss put Pakistan in to bat in trying conditions, managed to restrict the total to 250 after a great start by Pakistan, largely thanks to a superlative century from [...]

PTI commends CEC for designating Army personnel to hold elections

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Spokesperson, Faisal Vawda, commended on Chief Election Commissioner’s decision of designating Pak Army’s personals for each polling station. He said, “Free and fair elections hold crucial importance to right-track the running system of Pakistan. This implication will prevent the culture of fake votes and poll rigging. Today, Election Commission of Pakistan is [...]

Sri Lanka’s SC rejects bid to sack it’s chief justice

COLOMBO- Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an attempt by lawmakers to impeach the country’s top judge was unconstitutional, in the latest salvo in an escalating battle over the independence of the judiciary. A select committee charged by parliament to investigate Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake found her guilty in December of professional misconduct but [...]

PPP contacts PMLN to file resolution against Tahirul Qadri

LAHORE:  In a latest move against the long march of  Minhaj-ul-Quran International’s (MQI) Chief  Tahirul Qadri, the two biggest ruling parties Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) have contacted each other to bring out a solution, reported Aaj News Thursday. According to the sources, PPP leaders have suggested to table a [...]

‘No consensus’: CNG owners decide to launch protest

ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Thursday said it has decided to launch protests against planned exploitation of the CNG sector on the directions of LPG and petroleum mafia and an influential industrial sector. Owners of vehicles converted on CNG will rally side-by-side with the CNG operators during the demonstrations and sit-ins, it [...]

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup

PARIS, Jan 03, 2013 (AFP) – European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste. Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford  recruited 57 volunteers and asked them to taste hot chocolate served in plastic cups with four different colours — [...]

Delhi gang-rape suspects formally charged

NEW DELHI, Jan 3, 2013 (AFP) – Indian police on Thursday formally charged five men with murder, kidnapping and rape following the fatal gang-rape of a young woman that appalled the nation. “We have filed the charge sheet against the five accused,” an investigating police officer told a magistrate hearing the case in the Saket court complex in [...]

Survivors of Connecticut school shooting return to class

NEW YORK: Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as “the safest school in America.” Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has been closed since the Dec 14 tragedy in which a 20-year-old local [...]

US state bans plastic bottles to curb pollution

NEW YORK: Water, water everywhere – just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts. A law passed by the town of Concord went into effect with the New Year, making single-serving bottles of water illegal. The ban is intended to encourage use of tap water and curb the worldwide [...]

Karachi Water board bans free tanker service

KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has imposed a ban on free tanker service effective across the board, said a statement by the board issued on Wednesday. The water board’s managing director, Misbahuddin Farid, has ordered that all chief engineers and staff be deployed at the hydrants to ensure that free tanker service [...]

Hillary Clinton discharged from hospital

NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton was discharged from hospital after being treated for a blood clot between her brain and skull for almost 4 days. Mrs Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian hospital on Sunday and was treated with blood thinners to dissolve the clot in the vein behind the right ear. The State Department announced [...]

Measles outbreak reaches Balochistan; 2 children dead

JAFFARABAD: Measles outbreak in Sindh spread further towards Balochistan as two children were reported dead along with several other being reported affected within Balochistan province on Thursday. The two deaths were reported within Jaffarabad district while many other areas of the province reported several cases of the disease. Sindh has been the hugely affected province [...]

iPhone 6 and iOS 7 being tested

Apple already appears to be testing its next iPhone and mobile operating system. Multiple developers of Apple apps say they have begun to see references to “iPhone6,1″ hardware running iOS 7 in their app data usage logs, according to the Next Web. App data usage logs help developers identify the kinds of devices and operating systems that [...]

NAB cancels ex-OGRA chief’s passports

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau on Thursday informed the Supreme Court about the cancellation of the passports of ex-Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority Chairman, Tauqir Sadiq. SC ‘s two member bench headed by Justice Jawad Khawaja on Thursday heard the Tauqir Sadiq case. The case i being heard with respect to the failure of the law [...]

Young doctors suspend in-door services in Punjab hospitals

LAHORE: Young doctors have suspended in-door medical services to patients within Punjab hospitals on Thursday. The protests have been carried out by the Young Doctors Association (YDA) to show dissent over not releasing the young doctors who carried out an onslaught against senior doctors in Gujranwala on Wednesday. Senior Doctors are however performing their duties [...]

UN lifts Syria death toll to “truly shocking” 60,000

AMMAN/GENEVA: More than 60,000 people have died in Syria’s uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in a struggle that shows no sign of ending. In the latest violence, dozens were killed in a rebellious Damascus suburb when a government air strike turned a petrol station into [...]

Waziristan: Drone attacks kill 13 including Taliban commander Mullah Nazir

MIRANSHAH: Thirteen militants including Taliban commander Mullah Nazir were killed in a drone attack within Bairmal area of South Waziristan late on Wednesday. Three others were reported dead in an another drone strike within the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan early morning on Thursday. According to officials reports, the US drone attack targeted a [...]

Aid groups demand protection following Swabi attack

PESHAWAR: Aid groups Wednesday demanded greater protection in Pakistan amid concerns of a new spike in violence after seven charity workers were shot dead and their organisation suspended operations. The six women — five of them teachers and one a health visitor — and a male health technician were ambushed by gunmen on motorbikes on [...]

Jacques Kallis becomes the 4th cricketer to pass 13,000 test runs

CAPE TOWN: All-rounder Jacques Kallis became the fourth player and first South African to score 13,000 test runs on an eventful opening day of the first test against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts dismissed New Zealand for 45 in the morning session, the touring side’s third lowest total, and Kallis reached his personal milestone [...]

2nd ODI: India wins the toss, puts Pakistan to bat

KOLKATTA: The second One Day International of the Pak-India cricket series kick started with India winning the toss and putting Pakistan in to bat. Indian captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni, after winning the toss, offered Pakistan to bat first. The Pakistani team are playing the same team which it had played for their previous match against [...]

Imam Hussain (A.S) Chehlum: Cellphone services suspended

KARACHI: Cellphone services were yet suspended in various cities of Pakistan because of security concerns during the Chehlum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) on Thursday. The suspension was not only limited to cellphone services, all other wireless communication services were also barred within Karachi, Lahore and Quetta. The cities and towns where the mobile [...]

Punjab Gas supply suspended for indefinite period

LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC) has suspended gas supply to CNG stations across Punjab for indefinite period, reported Aaj news. The unannounced suspension of gas supply to the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations is creating serious problems for transporters and commuters alike, as gas supply to CNG stations has been stopped for indefinite period. [...]

Bolta Pakistan (Long March and Imran Khan Stance) – 2nd Jan 2013

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain has advised Interior Minister Rehman Malik not to waste time in London and have a meeting with Tahirul Qadri over the issue of Jan 14 long-march in Islamabad. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

 
 
 



 
 



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