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  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    Take a look: Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US toldPakistan has recently revised the control lists of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons and their delivery systems...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    The partnership with Unity Technologies is a strategic move for Facebook to re-engage the over 650 million active gamers on the network...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • Online reselling startup Markaz Technologies raises $2.4m in seed funding

    Islamabad-based startup Markaz Technologies on Tuesday announced it had secured $2...

    Markaz Technologies is a Y-Combinator-backed — the prestigious US-based accelerator — startup that provides an online reselling platform to anyone in Pakistan to source wholesale products from across the country and sell them with a profit through their own social media stores, without any investment of their own...

  • Buried in concrete

    DURING the last 20 years, Karachi has lost most of its open spaces, including even the smallest amenity spaces...

    Once a beautiful coastal stretch, the area was already overwhelmed with concrete high-rises...

  • Concrete evidence?

    IT is a peculiar situation the judicial commission led by the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has found itself in...

    Faced with political parties who have alleged systematic fraud in the May 2013 general election but have been unable to provide the evidence to back up their claims, the inquiry commission headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk has drawn up a list of three questions for those alleging fraud in May 2013 to...
  • GARDENING: GREENING THE CONCRETE JUNGLE

    While a certain segment of society does raise its voice to object, people in general simply accept ever-diminishing greenery and go with the flow towards a dull and dusty, cement and concrete future in which temperatures continue to rise, making life absolute hell...

  • SC asks for concrete evidence of Imran Khan's financial wrongdoings

    A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, on Monday continued hearing a case filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi for the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan...

    Submitting his 'evidence' against what he termed a 'false statement' by PTI regarding party funding to the court, lawyer Akram Sheikh, representing Abbasi, requested the court to disqualify Imran Khan from the...
  • Coach fined for raking ball over concrete in Sheffield final

    SYDNEY: The bowling coach of the Victoria state cricket side, Mick Lewis, has been fined for ball tampering after raking it over concrete during the final of Australia's domestic Sheffield Shield competition on Monday...

    The incident came in the 10th over of South Australia's second innings when Lewis “kicked the match ball into the gutter beyond the boundary rope and raked the ball across the concrete whilst retrieving it”, read a...

  • The PML-N’s vision for Lahore: Death-by-concrete

    They proffer a different view of how the city ‘should’ look like, compared to the concrete-project obsessed perspective of the government...

    While one can rightfully argue that this vision induces skewed development, or accumulates concrete without any real economic growth, it has been sold as such to the citizenry...

  • US asks Pakistan to take concrete action against Haqqanis

    WASHINGTON: The US State Depart­ment has publicly acknowledged that after last week’s massive car bombing in Kabul it asked Pakistan to take concrete action against the Haqqani network...

    “And we did again — after this week’s attack, we have pressed the government of Pakistan to follow up on its expressed commitment not to discriminate between terror groups regardless of their agenda or their affiliation by undertaking concrete action...

  • Iran calls for 'more concrete' US action to encourage investors

    TEHRAN: Iran's foreign minister said the United States must take concrete steps to encourage investors to engage with Tehran, a day after Western powers said they back legal business with Iran...

    “More serious and concrete actions must be taken by the US in this regard, “Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a news conference with his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully on Saturday...

  • US urges China to take ‘concrete steps’ over cyber hacking

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama urged Beijing to take “concrete steps” to ease tensions over cyber hac­king and its wide-ranging maritime claims, as the Uni­ted States and China ended three days of candid talks...

    During talks in Washing­ton with top Chinese officials, Obama “raised ongoing US concerns about China’s cyber and maritime behavior, and he urged China to take concrete steps to lower tensions”, the White House said... ...

  • Call for concrete plan to avert floods

    LAHORE: The Concerned Citizens Pakistan (CCP) is deeply distressed at the recent flood devastation in various parts of Pakistan...

    “It appears that the government and its departments responsible for formulating policy with regard to pre-emptive measures for natural calamities, as well as disaster management, are not doing their jobs diligently or honestly
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