ENCOURAGINGLY, the government’s negotiating committee is standing firm. Cleverly, the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is trying to muddy the waters further by levelling grim allegations. Yesterday, the impasse continued as the TTP announced its conditions for a ceasefire by the militants, and the government committee rejected a conditional ceasefire. The TTP claims that the security forces . . . → Read More: TTP’s failed media campaigns
Over the last few months Kejriwal and his AAP have turned the spotlight on a number of fundamental issues: one of the most important of them, which has not received the scrutiny it deserves, is the attitude of the mainstream media-primarily the elitist, English language TV channels and print media- towards the Aam Aadmi party . . . → Read More: Why is Indian media against Kejriwal?
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has increased the power tariff by Rs1.01 per unit under the head of monthly fuel adjustment mechanism knowing the fact that electricity worth Rs281 million was wasted in transmission losses in December.
The decision will not be effective on the electric power consumers of the Karachi Electric . . . → Read More: Nepra augments power tariff by Rs. 1.01 per unit
BY DILAWAR HUSSAIN
KARACHI: The statements of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar scarcely receive serious notice. Many people, therefore, yawned when the minister pledged to pull the rupee from the depth of Rs110 to a dollar to a respectable position. Although the target parity of Mr Dar (which he insists he did not set at Rs98) . . . → Read More: Another perspective
By Nang Durrani and L. Yousafzai
In an age of satellite technology and the Internet, insurgent media operations have reached a level of technical maturity that often outpaces their adversaries.
Instant outreach: Twitter user and Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted this news of a suicide bombing on November 17. (Photo: Twitter screenshot) Main photo: Videos . . . → Read More: Techno Taliban’s media attacks
According to Finance Ministry sources, Pakistan will soon receive the second installment of loan amounting to USD 550 million from the IMF.
The approval for the issuance of second tranche of loan was granted by the IMF board of directors, sources said.
. . . → Read More: IMF okays $550m Pakistan’s way
‘— the past is a great place to visit but not such a great place to stay in permanently—‘
The book ‘Magnificent Delusions’ by a former Pakistani Ambassador to the US is being launched today. There has been much hype about the book in the US media and the Indian media — and this really . . . → Read More: MAGNIFICENT DELUSIONS OR OBSESSIONS?
Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to ever receive the honour.
Munro, only the 13th woman to receive the award since its inception in 1901, was lauded by the Swedish Academy during the Nobel announcement in Stockholm as the “master of the contemporary short story.”
. . . → Read More: Alice Monroe becomes first ever Canadian woman to win Nobel Prize in Literature
Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter.
While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years to improve the company’s performance . . . → Read More: Investors push Gates to step down as chairman