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  • MQM cuts short strike duration

    KARACHI: In a late-night development, the MQM’s Coordination Committee reviewed its call for strike for Sunday, urging people to observe the strike for half a day only...

    The MQM had given the strike call in protest against the Sindh government’s `anti-people’ budget for 2015-16 presented in the provincial assembly earlier in the day
  • Loadshedding duration increasing as payables rise

    ISLAMABAD: With the general election beginning to weigh heavily on the minds of all the parties, including the ruling party, the duration of loadshedding across the country has surged to between six and eight hours amid increasing payables owed to fuel suppliers and power producers as many power plants sit idle...

    This is evident from the fact that the power ministry had allocated about 9,700MW to distribution companies on March 28...

  • Missed clues and lax security in runup to Pathankot Indian Air Force base attack

    Three days on from an assault that killed seven military personnel and wounded 22, five attackers have also been eliminated, but an operation was still under way to secure the sprawling compound in India's northwestern Punjab...

    "How did they infiltrate to where they did? How were they allowed to roam around for 24 hours?"Civilian and military officials say a security alert was circulated quickly enough to prevent the assailants from...

  • Lax law on forex accounts blamed for dollar outflow

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign currency accounts are the main source of dollar outflow from the country and there is need to amend the law in this regard, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance observed on Thursday...

    Anybody can buy dollars from the open market, deposit the currency in forex accounts and even remit it out of the country,” Dr Masood said...

  • Verizon sought $925m penalty for Yahoo’s lax security

    SAN FRANCISCO: Verizon demanded a $925 million discount on its acquisition of Yahoo’s online services to help offset the damage from the biggest data breaches in internet history...

    83 billion deal last July, but re-opened talks after Yahoo revealed that personal information had been stolen from more than 1 billion of its users in two separate hacking attacks during 2013 and 2014...

  • Kolkata to host World Twenty20 final

    MUMBAI: The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the World Twenty20 final in April next year, the Indian board said on Tuesday as it announced the venues for the tournament...

    The 16-nation men’s tournament will be played alongside the women’s event across various venues in India from March 11 to April 3...

  • Pujara, rain thwart rampaging Sri Lanka in Kolkata

    KOLKATA: India’s top order bulwark Cheteshwar Pujara resisted a relentless Sri Lankan pace attack with a gutsy unbeaten 47 before rain returned to wipe out more than two sessions of the second day’s play in the opening Test on Friday...

    “It was fabulous to see so much of lateral movement and swing Lakmal and his fellow bowlers were purchasing from this wicket,” said Sridhar...

  • India ride on Rahul-Dhawan stand to surge ahead in Kolkata Test

    KOLKATA: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul featured in a rollicking 166-run stand to help India erase the 122-run lead they had conceded to Sri Lanka on the penultimate day of the opening Test on Sunday...

    Rahul and Dhawan made batting look easy on a sunny afternoon — a welcome cha­nge from the rainy start on the first two days — to keep the Sri Lankan attack at bay...

  • Kolkata’s Writers’ Building refit plagued by problems

    KOLKATA: It was home to the army of colonial bureaucrats who ran India, so it was perhaps inevitable that the original 18th-century plans for Kolkata’s Writers’ Building would be found buried under reams of paperwork...

    “They were able to provide photographs of the building’s facade from the early 1880s but they said that copies of the original plan were not available,” she told AFP...

  • At least 14 killed, 70 injured as flyover collapses in Kolkata

    KOLKATA: At least 14 people were killed and dozens more injured when a flyover collapsed in Kolkata on Thursday, an official said, as emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped under the rubble...

    Kolkata, in India's east, is the venue of this Sunday's World T20 cricket final which is set to draw thousands of fans to the city...

  • ICC shifts India-Pakistan World T20 venue to Kolkata

    KARACHI: Owing to security concerns, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday moved the venue for India-Pakistan World T20 match to Kolkata from Dharamsala, which is scheduled to take place on March 19...

    “The decision has been taken to relocate the India-Pakistan match from Dharamsala to Kolkata for security reasons,” chief executive of the cricket's governing body, David Richardson, told reporters...

  • Canvassing in ‘mini-Pakistan’ of Kolkata

    KOLKATA: “Please come along and let us take you to mini-Pakistan in Kolkata,” says Bobby Firhad Hakim, MLA candidate of the incumbent party in West Bengal, All India Trinamool Congress, which is on its last leg of its canvassing and voters decide the party’s fate in the phase-wise West Bengal assembly elections scheduled to be held on April 30 and May 5...

    Read: Trinamool Congress leader beaten to death in West BengalSoon he descends...

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