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Pemra forms committee to review govt application against Geo TV

DAWN.com - ‎12 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has constituted a three-member committee Wednesday to review the Ministry of Defence's application filed against Geo TV network for leveling allegations against an intelligence ...
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Targeting police again: Roadside bomb kills one

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
A policeman was killed and 39 people including 14 police personnel were injured, when a remote control bomb detonated near a police van in Charsadda in the early hours of Tuesday.
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South Korea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

NDTV - ‎28 minutes ago‎
In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014, searchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo.
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3G, 4G spectrum license auction begins in Pakistan

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
The auction process for 3G and 4G spectrum licenses in Pakistan began Wednesday and is expected to revolutionise the telecom sector and raise more than $1.3 billion, the sector's regulator said.
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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

Washington Post
13 hours ago
Written by
Anup Kaphle
NEW DELHI - On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.
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Wheat being smuggled to Afghanistan seized

The Express Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Food control officers seize 9 trucks laden with 10,000 wheat bags to be smuggled into Afghanistan. PHOTO: FILE. DERA GHAZI KHAN: Food control officers on Tuesday seized nine trucks laden with 10,000 wheat bags to be smuggled into Afghanistan.
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'Abomination' of violence in S Sudan

iAfrica.com - ‎14 minutes ago‎
The White House expressed horror on Tuesday at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan, where rebels took another town from government troops in a worsening civil war.
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1963 redux as Duke and Duchess visit royal-mad Elizabeth

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Royal tour day 8: William and Catherine visit Adelaide. And so to the broken town. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came to Elizabeth, the South Australian suburb that is a before and afterlife guide to failed Australian hopes.
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China media: US in Asia

BBC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Washington's role in regional disputes, a new naval code of conduct and Hong Kong-mainland tensions are the main themes in Wednesday's papers.
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Salvaging peace process: Interior minister meets TTP committee today

The Express Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
In an attempt to salvage the foundering peace process, the government on Tuesday said that a meeting with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan [TTP] intermediaries has been convened on Wednesday (today) to discuss the group's refusal to extend the ceasefire.
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Taliban talks: government strategy comes under sharp criticism

Business Recorder - ‎2 hours ago‎
The government's 'leniency' towards militants came under a sharp criticism by opposition lawmakers in Senate Tuesday who staged a walkout from the house in protest against the presence of a dual policy vis-à-vis militancy in the country.

Pervez Musharraf's ECL request hearing today in SHC

News Tribe
3 hours ago
Written by
Tooba Altaf
KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) will conduct the hearing of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf's request to eliminate his name out of the Exit Control List (ECL) on Wednesday.
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IMF wants more autonomy for State Bank: Wathra

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Acting Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra said on Tuesday that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) wants more autonomy for the central bank.

Turkey gives high gain for investors: Nasdaq chief

Business Recorder - ‎21 minutes ago‎
image ISLAMABAD: Nasdaq OMX Vice Chairman Meyer Frucher praises Turkish economy, saying high gain in Turkish market is very impressive.
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Chinese factory data show mild rebound

MarketWatch - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) - Offering investors their first peek at the state of Chinese manufacturing this month, HSBC reported Wednesday that the preliminary (or “flash”) version of its Purchasing Managers' Index rose modestly to 48.3 from last month's ...
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Single digit system for GST welcomed

The Nation - ‎4 hours ago‎
RAWALPINDI-The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Tuesday welcomed the proposal for collecting single digit General Sales Tax (GST) which in turn would offer relief to the commoners.
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Oil prices rise ahead of US stockpiles report

Daily News & Analysis - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oil prices inched higher in Asian trade today on hopes that a key US stockpiles report would beat bearish forecasts, easing concerns about tepid demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Anxious wait: Judgement day for the spectrum auction

The Express Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
Since the appointment of its new leadership last September, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has apparently done well on all fronts.

Sukkur Collision

The Nation - ‎Apr 21, 2014‎
42 more people needlessly lost their lives in a high speed collision between a bus and a tractor-trolley in Sukkur, Sindh. Accidents such as this and their alarming frequency makes them more than mere accidents, and reveals a serious lack of road safety on ...
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DPL dropped for current season, set for October

ESPNcricinfo.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Due to confusion and delays over the scheduling of the DPL, the next edition will be held in October this year. It has left players like Mohammad Sharif disappointed.
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David Moyes' miserable time as Manchester United manager

BBC News - ‎7 minutes ago‎
BBC Sport looks back at the key moments that cost David Moyes his job at Manchester United after just ten months in charge. Moyes, 50, was given a six-year contract in July 2013, but was sacked on Tuesday after a 2-0 defeat to his former club Everton at ...

Young Rising Star, Diya FC win

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
KARACHI: Young Rising Star and Diya Women FC won their openers of the National Under-16 Women Inter-Club Football Championship at Divisional Public School Ground in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Army-Red, PIA win in hockey tourney

The News International - ‎1 hour ago‎
KARACHI: Army-Red and PIA won their matches in the 9th Nishan-e-Haider hockey tournament at the Mutiullah stadium in Bahawalpur on Tuesday.
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Moin Akhtar's 3rd death anniversary today

Pakistan Today - ‎20 hours ago‎
The third death anniversary of legendary actor, comedian and host Moin Akhtar is being observed today. Akhtar proved his mettle and immense talent in the fields of Pakistani television, film and stage through his acting, play writing, direction and production.
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IIFA 2014 kickstarts on April 23 in Florida

TruthDive - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mumbai, Apr 23 (TruthDive): The 15th Annual IIFA weekend kick-starts at Tampa Bay in Florida on April 23 and concludes on 26. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will lend the colour, splendour and glamour of Bollywood to the city from this ...
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Advisory unchanged, India to continue screening Haj pilgrims

Indian Express - ‎12 hours ago‎
Oman and Kuwait, which are not in the list, have reported MERS cases in recent weeks. Tweet This. Related. Advisory unchanged, India to continue screening Haj pilgrims · Civic body alerts all public,private hospitals · As pilgrims leave for Haj,health experts ...
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Additional budget for provision of health services

Pakistan Observer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Lahore—Punjab Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that campaign against dengue is a continuous effort and will uphold this campaign during current season.
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'International Earth Day' observed

Business Recorder - ‎2 hours ago‎
With the theme of 'Green Cities' the International Earth Day was celebrated here on Tuesday like in other parts of the globe with a renewed pledge to raise the awareness about the environmental issues and the need to protect the earth through transformation ...

Earth Day observed amid rising pollution

The News International - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Environment Protection Department (EPD), Punjab, observed Earth Day here Tuesday as all kinds of pollution, especially air and water, remained on rise throughout the province, causing serious problems for the citizens and environment.
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