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Pakistan’s 3G, 4G Auction Draws Disappointing Bids

Pakistan's 3G, 4G Auction Draws Disappointing Bids

Pakistan’s 3G, 4G Auction Draws Disappointing Bids – ISLAMABAD: A dismal response in this week’s auction for next-generation cellphone spectrum licences means cash-strapped Pakistan will struggle to fund its budget this year, finance and IT ministry officials and telecom industry executives told Reuters. Pakistan is set to hold long-awaited auctions for 3G and 4G network licences on April 23, a step the government projects will raise $2 billion to boost the country’s foreign reserves. But officials say there has been scant interest in Monday’s bidding process and estimate Pakistan will raise no more than $850 million. “The finance minister (Ishaq ... Read More »

Motorola’s UK Boss Quits After Being Given 30-Minute Notice Of Lenovo Sale

Motorola’s UK Boss Quits After Being Given 30-Minute Notice Of Lenovo Sale

Motorola’s UK Boss Quits After Being Given 30-Minute Notice Of Lenovo Sale – Motorola UK’s managing director Andrew Morley is to leave the soon-to-be Lenovo-owned mobile phone company after seven years. Morley took over as Motorola’s UK head in 2010, after a stint as Motorola’s vice president of international marketing, responsible for its “Life Empowered” marketing campaign. Morley was a group marketing director at Harrods Group, marketing director at BSkyB and European marketing director at Ford, prior to joining Motorola. “It is the right time to move,” Morley said talking to the Guardian. “It is very difficult to commit to ... Read More »

Gmail Does Scan All Emails,New Google Terms Clarify

Gmail Does Scan All Emails,New Google Terms Clarify

Gmail Does Scan All Emails,New Google Terms Clarify – Google has clarified its email scanning practices in a terms of service update, informing users that incoming and outgoing emails are analysed by automated software. The revisions explicitly state that Google’s system scans the content of emails stored on Google’s servers as well as those being sent and received by any Google email account, a practice that has seen the search company face criticism from privacy action groups and lawsuits from the education sector. “We want our policies to be simple and easy for users to understand. These changes will give people even ... Read More »

Special Court Resumes Treason Case Hearing Against Musharraf

Special Court Resumes Treason Case Hearing Against Musharraf

Special Court Resumes Treason Case Hearing Against Musharraf – ISLAMABAD: The Special Court has resumed hearing of the high treason case against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf after an interval of two weeks. A three-member special court headed by Justice Faisal Arab and consisting of Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali Khan is hearing the case against the former dictator in the premises of Federal Shariat Court instead of National Library due to security concerns. During proceedings, Justice Faisal Arab said that Musharraf’s lawyer Anwar Mansoor Advocate had accused Prosecutor Akram Sheikh of being biased, and the verdict ... Read More »

Pakistan, Korea Sign MoU For Cooperation In Energy,Investment

Pakistan, Korea Sign MoU For Cooperation In Energy,Investment

Pakistan, Korea Sign MoU For Cooperation In Energy,Investment – ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Republic of Korea Monday inked a memorandum of understanding for enhanced cooperation in the field of energy, trade and investment. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Korean counterpart Chung Hong-won witnessed the signing ceremony here at the Prime Minister’s House. Secretary Commerce Mohammad Shahzad Arbab and Korea’s Vice Minister for Trade and Energy Han Jinhyun signed the documents on behalf of their respective governments. Read More »

Indian Lady Dies Of Heart Attack After Seeing Her Brother After 16 Years

Indian Lady Dies Of Heart Attack After Seeing Her Brother After 16 Years

Indian Lady Dies Of Heart Attack After Seeing Her Brother After 16 Years – LAHORE: An Indian woman, who came to Pakistan to visit her brother after span of 16 years, has died after a heart attack. Mahesh Kumar, a resident of Larkana and brother of the visiting woman Sarala Devi, said that the tragic incident occurred when her sister embraced him at upon her arrival at Lahore railway station and started crying with deep emotions after which she suffered fatal heart attack. Kumar said that her sister’s application for visa to Pakistan had been refused four times and this ... Read More »

Street Children Football Players Awarded

Street Children Football Players Awarded

Street Children Football Players Awarded – KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Transport Youth and Sports Affairs Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani on Monday distributed cash rewards and souvenirs among street children football team that clinched bronze medal in the Street Children World Cup 2014. A ceremony in this regard was held at sports minister’s office which was attended by Minister for Social Welfare Rubina Sadat Qaimkhani, Minister for Kutchi Abadis Javed Nagori and Member Provincial Assembly Sania Naz and Azad Foundation representative Irfan Maqbool. The minister gave away cash rewards each worth Rs 50,000 to each team member with a souvenir. Addressing the ... Read More »

Police Re-Arrest Convicted Cannibal In Bhakkar

Police Re-Arrest Convicted Cannibal In Bhakkar

Police Re-Arrest Convicted Cannibal In Bhakkar – BHAKKAR: A man who had earlier been convicted for cannibalism along with his brother re-arrested by police here on Monday. Police conducted a raid at the residence of Arif and Farman on a tip off from neighbours and recovered the head of a child. Arif was arrested while Farman remains at large and police are conducting raids for his arrest. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and summoned a report from the DPO. Brothers Arif and Farman were arrested three years ago for cannibalism and a case had ... Read More »

Samsung’s Latest Smartphone Monitors Your Heart

Samsung's Latest Smartphone Monitors Your Heart

Samsung’s Latest Smartphone Monitors Your Heart – Samsung’s last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company’s new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps, as part of a push into the health and fitness market. The innovation comes after Samsung introduced eye-tracking technology last year to pause your phone when you looked away. Samsung’s new Gear smartwatches will also measure your heart rate and order you to step up the pace when out for a run. The future, it seems, will ... Read More »

No Going Forward Without Education,Peace: Imran

No Going Forward Without Education,Peace: Imran

No Going Forward Without Education,Peace: Imran – LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan Sunday said moving ahead was impossible sans peace and that the country will have to be pulled out of the quagmire of war-on-terror to pave the way for restoration of peace. Addressing a gathering at a private university during a programme here, Imran Khan said today’s Waziristan is a reflection of the flawed policies and that an atmosphere of counter-terrorism could be created through promotion of education. “We promoted the culture of weapons and adopted other’s war for dollars,” the PTI Chief lamented, adding ‘Islam produced ... Read More »