Kaira has a point

When my favorite TV anchor got snubbed by a PPP minister (the party I blame for most of Pakistan’s problems), and I could only agree with the latter.

Media bias remains one of the mainstream issues in political debate worldwide. We have seen Western media for instance promulgate wars for ‘peace’ and decades . . . → Read More: Kaira has a point

$550 million deal signed between fb and Yahoo after patent controversy

By Alexei Oreskovic and Diane Bartz

Facebook will pay Microsoft Corp $550 million in cash for hundreds of patents recently sold by AOL, the social networking company’s latest move to bulk up its intellectual property in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Yahoo.

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Pakistan’s worst plane crash was caused by ‘confused’ crew

ISLAMABAD: A confused captain and a hostile cockpit atmosphere were to blame for the worst ever plane crash on Pakistani soil, when 152 people died, the official report on the disaster said on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the crew of the Airblue Airbus A321 “violated all established procedures” in trying to circle . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s worst plane crash was caused by ‘confused’ crew

Soothsayer predicts PM Gilani will stay safe and unharmed

What is Gilani's future?

Multan: Regardless of what political and legal experts say, one astrologist is confident that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will be safe, whether the verdict is guilty or not.

Renowned palmist, astrologist and numerologist MM Hussain said there were chances that the premier would be awarded ‘minor punishment’ but these . . . → Read More: Soothsayer predicts PM Gilani will stay safe and unharmed

Fast bowler Irfan should use height to his advantage

By: Haroon Siddiqi

LAHORE – Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore has told upcoming fast bowler M Irfan to use his height to extract more pace and bounce that will boost his chances to play for Pakistan in near future, it was learnt here on Wednesday.

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5 major cyber threats we all face

Viruses are known to bring trouble – whether they make you sick or mess up your computer.

But these past few years, computer viruses have become much more elaborate. Criminals do not stop at stealing someone’s personal data.

The cyber menace showed its true potential when the Stuxnet virus targeted Iranian infrastructure in 2010, . . . → Read More: 5 major cyber threats we all face

Students in Chile rally for free and better education

Thousands of students are marching in Chile again demanding free and better education.

The government said about 30,000 students joined Wednesday’s march in Santiago. Student leaders estimate more than 50,000 took part. A small group of protesters set a guard booth on fire, tried to vandalise a traffic light and threw rocks at police, who . . . → Read More: Students in Chile rally for free and better education

Journalism in jeopardy

It’s a cry you hear often from journalists in the West, and it’s easy to see why.

A 2010 study in the UK estimated that between 15,000 to 20,000 journalist had lost their jobs since 2001, and the cuts have continued over the last two years. In the UK, the cuts have not just been at . . . → Read More: Journalism in jeopardy

Show cause notices sent to TV channels showing graphic images of airplane crash

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a furious rebuke to 17 television channels after they broadcast graphic images of the victims of the Bhoja Air plane crash.

The channels have been served show cause notices for airing the footage. Pemra ordered the channels to explain themselves over what it called “horrific and insane” . . . → Read More: Show cause notices sent to TV channels showing graphic images of airplane crash

Lollywood actress visits Pakistan

By Saadia Qamar

The star whose on-screen chemistry with Nadeem was probably the only thing to give youngsters their Mills & Boons fix back in the 60s, is back. Lollywood actor Shabnam, who is also referred to as the Queen of Lollywood, is visiting Pakistan with her music composer-husband Robin Ghosh.

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