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Russia and West tussle at Syria peace talks

CNewsworld.com: Russia and West tussle at Syria peace talks

GENEVA: Russia and Western powers locked horns over a peace plan for Syria on Saturday as U.N. mediator Kofi Annan warned the conflict could spread across the Middle East and beyond.Foreign ministers and international diplomats were meeting in Geneva with governments still in dispute over whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, condemned in the West but still
backed by Russia, could have any role in a political transition.

Russia and West tussle at Syria peace talks

CNewsworld.com: Russia and West tussle at Syria peace talks

GENEVA: Russia and Western powers locked horns over a peace plan for Syria on Saturday as U.N. mediator Kofi Annan warned the conflict could spread across the Middle East and beyond.Foreign ministers and international diplomats were meeting in Geneva with governments still in dispute over whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, condemned in the West but still
backed by Russia, could have any role in a political transition.

Former PM says quit office in judiciaryâs respect

CNewsworld.com: Former PM says quit office in judiciary's respect

Staff ReportMULTAN: Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said Saturday he quit his office in respect of judiciary. But he added nobody has the authority to disqualify the representative of 180 million people. Speaking at a seminar here, former PM termed as his “victory” the parliament’s decision not to disqualify him following his conviction by the Supreme Court. He said that even Socrates had accepted a poison-filled bowl over a judicial verdict.“People would have defied courts’ orders in the future if he had refused to accept the decision,” he said. “I presented a resolution to authorize Co-Chairperson to pick up a new prime minister.”The former premier said people, not any other institution, would decide the future. SAMAA

Former PM says quit office in judiciaryâs respect

CNewsworld.com: Former PM says quit office in judiciary's respect

Staff ReportMULTAN: Former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said Saturday he quit his office in respect of judiciary. But he added nobody has the authority to disqualify the representative of 180 million people. Speaking at a seminar here, former PM termed as his “victory” the parliament’s decision not to disqualify him following his conviction by the Supreme Court. He said that even Socrates had accepted a poison-filled bowl over a judicial verdict.“People would have defied courts’ orders in the future if he had refused to accept the decision,” he said. “I presented a resolution to authorize Co-Chairperson to pick up a new prime minister.”The former premier said people, not any other institution, would decide the future. SAMAA

Hafeez century ruins Sri Lanka’s gamble

CNewsworld.com: Hafeez century ruins Sri Lanka’s gamble

COLOMBO: Mohammad Hafeez roared back to form with an unbeaten century as Pakistan made Sri Lanka pay for a failed gamble in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, took advantage of Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene’s surprise decision to field first on a good batting track at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Hafeez was unbeaten on 105 following a fluent 65 from fellow-opener Taufeeq Umar as Pakistan went to tea on the opening day at a promising 217 for one.It was Hafeez’s fifth Test century and the first after 10 innings since making 143 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in December last year.The Pakistan vice-captain put on 78 for the first wicket with Taufeeq and 139 so far for the second with Azhar Ali, who was unbeaten on 45 at the break.Hafeez earned a lucky break just before tea when he was caught down the leg-side by wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene, but television replays con…

Hafeez century ruins Sri Lanka’s gamble

CNewsworld.com: Hafeez century ruins Sri Lanka’s gamble

COLOMBO: Mohammad Hafeez roared back to form with an unbeaten century as Pakistan made Sri Lanka pay for a failed gamble in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, took advantage of Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene’s surprise decision to field first on a good batting track at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Hafeez was unbeaten on 105 following a fluent 65 from fellow-opener Taufeeq Umar as Pakistan went to tea on the opening day at a promising 217 for one.It was Hafeez’s fifth Test century and the first after 10 innings since making 143 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in December last year.The Pakistan vice-captain put on 78 for the first wicket with Taufeeq and 139 so far for the second with Azhar Ali, who was unbeaten on 45 at the break.Hafeez earned a lucky break just before tea when he was caught down the leg-side by wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene, but television replays con…

PM Raja asserts on utility of rental projects

CNewsworld.com: PM Raja asserts on utility of rental projects

Staff Report
Bringing rental power house back in limelight, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said the rental power projects (RPPs) were not properly understood, acknowledging he could not accurately clarify his statements regarding the energy crisis in the country.“The statement given in December 2009 regarding the end to load shedding, still hounds me,” he said talking to columnists and editors at Governor House.Replying a question regarding the Supreme Court (SC) order on Swiss letter, the premier Raja said the government believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and law.However, as the first formal denial to comply with the apex court, which issued orders that Swiss authorities be moved to open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Ashraf said it is the Constitution that hinders writing of the Swiss letter, asserting, “We will not let our first class president to capitulate to a third class magistrate, as th…

PM Raja asserts on utility of rental projects

CNewsworld.com: PM Raja asserts on utility of rental projects

Staff Report
Bringing rental power house back in limelight, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said the rental power projects (RPPs) were not properly understood, acknowledging he could not accurately clarify his statements regarding the energy crisis in the country.“The statement given in December 2009 regarding the end to load shedding, still hounds me,” he said talking to columnists and editors at Governor House.Replying a question regarding the Supreme Court (SC) order on Swiss letter, the premier Raja said the government believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and law.However, as the first formal denial to comply with the apex court, which issued orders that Swiss authorities be moved to open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Ashraf said it is the Constitution that hinders writing of the Swiss letter, asserting, “We will not let our first class president to capitulate to a third class magistrate, as th…

Egypt’s first democratic president to be sworn in today

CNewsworld.com: Egypt’s first democratic president to be sworn in today

CAIRO: Egypt’s President-elect Mohamed Mursi takes his oath on Saturday, a day after the Islamist leader pre-empted the formal ceremony by swearing himself in before ecstatic crowds in Tahrir Square and warning off generals trying to curb his powers.They have already clipped the prerogatives of the bearded leader now in the palace once occupied by Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence 16 months after Egyptians toppled him.“I swear by God that I will sincerely protect the republican system and that I respect the constitution and the rule of law,” Mursi said on Friday to wild cheers from the crowd, many of whom were followers of his once-banned Muslim Brotherhood.Addressing the “Muslims and Christians of Egypt”, he promised a “civil, nationalist, constitutional state”, making no mention of the Brotherhood’s dream of creating an Islamic order.Mursi is to be sworn in officially at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) by the cons…

Egypt’s first democratic president to be sworn in today

CNewsworld.com: Egypt’s first democratic president to be sworn in today

CAIRO: Egypt’s President-elect Mohamed Mursi takes his oath on Saturday, a day after the Islamist leader pre-empted the formal ceremony by swearing himself in before ecstatic crowds in Tahrir Square and warning off generals trying to curb his powers.They have already clipped the prerogatives of the bearded leader now in the palace once occupied by Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence 16 months after Egyptians toppled him.“I swear by God that I will sincerely protect the republican system and that I respect the constitution and the rule of law,” Mursi said on Friday to wild cheers from the crowd, many of whom were followers of his once-banned Muslim Brotherhood.Addressing the “Muslims and Christians of Egypt”, he promised a “civil, nationalist, constitutional state”, making no mention of the Brotherhood’s dream of creating an Islamic order.Mursi is to be sworn in officially at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) by the cons…

Lord Nazir acquitted of charges; party link restored

CNewsworld.com: Lord Nazir acquitted of charges; party link restored


CNewsworldWhile talking to Dunya News, he said his Labour Party membership has been restored after completion of inquiry.He said that he had to face hart times for three months as a Pakistani daily newspaper disseminated wrong information about him regarding head money of then prime minister Tony Blair.He said that false allegations caused defamation which badly hurt his image of personality.He made it clear that his membership from House of Lords was not suspended. After restoration of his parliament membership, he would continue to serve the Labour Party, he concluded.He said that legal action would be undoubtedly taken against the people involved in false propaganda against him. 

Suu Kyi leaves France at end of Europe tour

CNewsworld.com: Suu Kyi leaves France at end of Europe tour

PARIS: Myanmar’s democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi left France Friday to return to her homeland at the end of a landmark five-nation European tour, the French foreign ministry said.Suu Kyi, 67, visited Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Britain and France, receiving rock star welcomes along the way and being lauded as a model of peaceful resistance to dictatorship.The trip allowed her to finally give her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo and to receive awards granted during the almost two decades she spent under house arrest.Myanmar was for decades ruled by an iron-fisted junta, but a reformist government under ex-general President Thein Sein has freed political prisoners and allowed Suu Kyi’s party back into mainstream politics. AGENCIES

Suu Kyi leaves France at end of Europe tour

CNewsworld.com: Suu Kyi leaves France at end of Europe tour

PARIS: Myanmar’s democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi left France Friday to return to her homeland at the end of a landmark five-nation European tour, the French foreign ministry said.Suu Kyi, 67, visited Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Britain and France, receiving rock star welcomes along the way and being lauded as a model of peaceful resistance to dictatorship.The trip allowed her to finally give her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo and to receive awards granted during the almost two decades she spent under house arrest.Myanmar was for decades ruled by an iron-fisted junta, but a reformist government under ex-general President Thein Sein has freed political prisoners and allowed Suu Kyi’s party back into mainstream politics. AGENCIES

Pak-Lanka 2nd Test begins Saturday

CNewsworld.com: Pak-Lanka 2nd Test begins Saturday

Staff ReportCOLOMBO: The second match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will begin at Sinhalese Sports Stadium in Colombo tomorrow (Saturday).Sri Lanka leads the 3-match series 1-0.Two teams attended a practice session on Friday ahead of the clash. Misbah ul Haq will return to the side after serving a one-match ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Speaking to newsmen, Haq said Pakistan needed to learn lessons from the defeat of the Galle Test. The Islanders outclassed Pakistan in all three departments of the game in the first match. On the other hand, former cricketers Sarfraz Nawaz and Ijaz Ahmed called for changes in the team. SAMAA

Salman Khan seeks support of Pak people for Sarabjit’s release

CNewsworld.com: Salman Khan seeks support of Pak people for Sarabjit’s release

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come forward in seeking support of Pakistani people and the media for Sarabjit Singh’s release, who has been on death row in a Lahore jail since 1990, Indian media reported. “Requesting the people of Pakistan to support me to help free Sarabjit who has been in prison since 30 years. Please. Allah ka vasta,” Salman wrote on twitter.“Request the ‘awam’ of Pakistan, members of the press, government of Pakistan, President Zardari, a humble request. It would be the most amazing gesture, to send Sarabjit back to his family after 30 years. Hope u support me like its your own cause.”Salman also expressed how he felt sad about Sarabjit’s family and longed for launching his support for his release.“Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a picture of Sarabjit’s sister, it killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me help her. It’s a personal request to all of you in Pakistan…

Salman Khan seeks support of Pak people for Sarabjit’s release

CNewsworld.com: Salman Khan seeks support of Pak people for Sarabjit’s release

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come forward in seeking support of Pakistani people and the media for Sarabjit Singh’s release, who has been on death row in a Lahore jail since 1990, Indian media reported. “Requesting the people of Pakistan to support me to help free Sarabjit who has been in prison since 30 years. Please. Allah ka vasta,” Salman wrote on twitter.“Request the ‘awam’ of Pakistan, members of the press, government of Pakistan, President Zardari, a humble request. It would be the most amazing gesture, to send Sarabjit back to his family after 30 years. Hope u support me like its your own cause.”Salman also expressed how he felt sad about Sarabjit’s family and longed for launching his support for his release.“Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a picture of Sarabjit’s sister, it killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me help her. It’s a personal request to all of you in Pakistan…

Pakistan still demands US apology over Salala attack: Naveed

CNewsworld.com: Pakistan still demands US apology over Salala attack: Naveed

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Federal Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar Friday said Pakistan is still persistent on its demand for an apology from the US over Salala check post’s brazen attack by the NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan.Talking to media here, he said whatever is the best in the interest of Pakistan, will be undertaken.Naveed Qamar noted that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is failing to provide the required services owing to the shortage of airplanes.On this occasion, Chairman PIA Rao Qamar Suleman said the efforts are being made to improve the standard of the national flag carrier. SAMAA

Pakistan still demands US apology over Salala attack: Naveed

CNewsworld.com: Pakistan still demands US apology over Salala attack: Naveed

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Federal Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar Friday said Pakistan is still persistent on its demand for an apology from the US over Salala check post’s brazen attack by the NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan.Talking to media here, he said whatever is the best in the interest of Pakistan, will be undertaken.Naveed Qamar noted that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is failing to provide the required services owing to the shortage of airplanes.On this occasion, Chairman PIA Rao Qamar Suleman said the efforts are being made to improve the standard of the national flag carrier. SAMAA

CM Shahbazâs adviser urges doctors to end strike

CNewsworld.com: CM Shahbaz's adviser urges doctors to end strike

Staff Report
LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique urged on the protesting doctors to tread the path of negotiations instead of strike for the resolution of the issues facing them.Talking to media here, he said the strike by the young doctors has become a nuisance for the patients hailing from the classes of the poor and the underprivileged, adding the young doctors’ strike is against the esteem of their profession. Salman noted the strike is no solution to any troubles; moreover, the doctors are letting go of public sympathies (by pursuing the strike). SAMAA

CM Shahbazâs adviser urges doctors to end strike

CNewsworld.com: CM Shahbaz's adviser urges doctors to end strike

Staff Report
LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique urged on the protesting doctors to tread the path of negotiations instead of strike for the resolution of the issues facing them.Talking to media here, he said the strike by the young doctors has become a nuisance for the patients hailing from the classes of the poor and the underprivileged, adding the young doctors’ strike is against the esteem of their profession. Salman noted the strike is no solution to any troubles; moreover, the doctors are letting go of public sympathies (by pursuing the strike). SAMAA

Quetta observes shutter-down strike against carnage

CNewsworld.com: Quetta observes shutter-down strike against carnage

Staff Report
QUETTA: The city is observing complete shutter-down strike today (Friday) against the blood spilled yesterday when a bus coming carrying at least 50 passengers was blown away in a powerful bomb blast outside the city.The grieved metropolis is marking three-day mourning with roads presenting deserted scene today all across.It should be mentioned here that saboteurs targeted the bus carrying passengers who were returning from Iran via Taftan after paying visits to holy sites there, killing 13 people and injuring 25 others. The gory incident took place on the eastern bypass in Hazar Ganji—suburban area of Quetta, where 40 to 50 kilograms of explosives were planted by the roadside.President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi condemned the incident in strong words.The blast was so powerful that it was heard far and wide. Receiving reports, the bl…

Quetta observes shutter-down strike against carnage

CNewsworld.com: Quetta observes shutter-down strike against carnage

Staff Report
QUETTA: The city is observing complete shutter-down strike today (Friday) against the blood spilled yesterday when a bus coming carrying at least 50 passengers was blown away in a powerful bomb blast outside the city.The grieved metropolis is marking three-day mourning with roads presenting deserted scene today all across.It should be mentioned here that saboteurs targeted the bus carrying passengers who were returning from Iran via Taftan after paying visits to holy sites there, killing 13 people and injuring 25 others. The gory incident took place on the eastern bypass in Hazar Ganji—suburban area of Quetta, where 40 to 50 kilograms of explosives were planted by the roadside.President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi condemned the incident in strong words.The blast was so powerful that it was heard far and wide. Receiving reports, the bl…

Amin Fahim declared as âSenior Federal Ministerâ

CNewsworld.com: Amin Fahim declared as "Senior Federal Minister"

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim has been declared as “Senior Federal Minister”.

Amin Fahim declared as âSenior Federal Ministerâ

CNewsworld.com: Amin Fahim declared as "Senior Federal Minister"

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim has been declared as “Senior Federal Minister”.

Indian floods kill 27, displace 900,000

CNewsworld.com: Indian floods kill 27, displace 900,000

NEW DELHI: At least 27 people have died and 900,000 others have been forced to leave their homes as monsoon rains swamp wide areas of the northeastern Indian state of Assam, officials said on Thursday.A state government spokesman said 21 of Assam’s 27 districts were hit by flash floods which began last weekend as the rains lashed the tea and oil-rich Indian state.“So far, 27 people have died in separate incidents including five who were killed when their boat sank,” Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka told AFP in Guwahati, the state’s largest city.He also said the Brahmaputra river was overflowing its banks in many places.Deka said an estimated 900,000 people had been displaced from their homes due to the flooding.“Most of the displaced people have been forced to take shelter on raised platforms and in tarpaulin tents,” Deka added.“All major rivers are running menacingly high with breaches reported in many places,” added …

Tea stall bomb kills seven at Quetta Railway Station

CNewsworld.com: Tea stall bomb kills seven at Quetta Railway Station

QUETTA: A bomb planted under a tea stall at a railway station in southwestern Pakistan has killed seven people, including a child, and wounded 18 others, police said Thursday.The explosion Wednesday appeared to target the express train from the southwestern city of Quetta en route to Rawalpindi, the capital’s twin city to the north, as it arrived at Sibi station, officials said.“A total of seven people have been killed and 18 wounded,” senior police official Qazi Hussain Ahmad told AFP Thursday, updating an earlier toll of five dead and 15 injured.Local administration official Shahid Saleem told AFP that the bomb exploded at around 11:30 pm (1830 GMT).Authorities warned that with many of the injured in a serious condition the death toll could rise further, but that the casualties would have been greater had the train been fully alongside the platform at the time of the attack.“The dead include a railway p…

Tea stall bomb kills seven at Quetta Railway Station

CNewsworld.com: Tea stall bomb kills seven at Quetta Railway Station

QUETTA: A bomb planted under a tea stall at a railway station in southwestern Pakistan has killed seven people, including a child, and wounded 18 others, police said Thursday.The explosion Wednesday appeared to target the express train from the southwestern city of Quetta en route to Rawalpindi, the capital’s twin city to the north, as it arrived at Sibi station, officials said.“A total of seven people have been killed and 18 wounded,” senior police official Qazi Hussain Ahmad told AFP Thursday, updating an earlier toll of five dead and 15 injured.Local administration official Shahid Saleem told AFP that the bomb exploded at around 11:30 pm (1830 GMT).Authorities warned that with many of the injured in a serious condition the death toll could rise further, but that the casualties would have been greater had the train been fully alongside the platform at the time of the attack.“The dead include a railway p…

Tea stall bomb kills seven at Quetta Railway Station

CNewsworld.com: Tea stall bomb kills seven at Quetta Railway Station

QUETTA: A bomb planted under a tea stall at a railway station in southwestern Pakistan has killed seven people, including a child, and wounded 18 others, police said Thursday.The explosion Wednesday appeared to target the express train from the southwestern city of Quetta en route to Rawalpindi, the capital’s twin city to the north, as it arrived at Sibi station, officials said.“A total of seven people have been killed and 18 wounded,” senior police official Qazi Hussain Ahmad told AFP Thursday, updating an earlier toll of five dead and 15 injured.Local administration official Shahid Saleem told AFP that the bomb exploded at around 11:30 pm (1830 GMT).Authorities warned that with many of the injured in a serious condition the death toll could rise further, but that the casualties would have been greater had the train been fully alongside the platform at the time of the attack.“The dead include a railway p…

Police arrest gang war suspect from Karachi

CNewsworld.com: Police arrest gang war suspect from Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Police arrested a gang war suspect along with his 13 accomplices during a search operation in tension hit Dalmia area of the city on Thursday.Tension prevailed in the area from yesterday, when miscreant killed a woman and injured several others in a hand grenade attack.Police reached in the area as firing incidents were reported from the morning. During a search operation, police arrested Shoaib, a main suspect of gang war along with his 13 accomplices.Yesterday, a woman was killed and others injured in the unrest. Police came in the area after the hand grenade attack was occurred to control the situation.It is reported that criminals, drug peddlers and gang war suspects create unrest in the area sometimes. SAMAA

Police arrest gang war suspect from Karachi

CNewsworld.com: Police arrest gang war suspect from Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Police arrested a gang war suspect along with his 13 accomplices during a search operation in tension hit Dalmia area of the city on Thursday.Tension prevailed in the area from yesterday, when miscreant killed a woman and injured several others in a hand grenade attack.Police reached in the area as firing incidents were reported from the morning. During a search operation, police arrested Shoaib, a main suspect of gang war along with his 13 accomplices.Yesterday, a woman was killed and others injured in the unrest. Police came in the area after the hand grenade attack was occurred to control the situation.It is reported that criminals, drug peddlers and gang war suspects create unrest in the area sometimes. SAMAA

Verizon iPhone 5 might not keep top spot

CNET Analysis: With Apple facing growing competition and phones like the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx catching the iPhone 4S top spot at Version, it seems that the iPhone 5 will have a tough time doing the same job the 4S has done. The 2012 iPhone is likely to include much better features than the 4S model, and will even be a much bigger upgrade, although considering the following competitor phones are gaining it seems that future upgrades to Droid Razr Maxx and Galaxy Nexus could attract a lot of existing users and new buyers as well. In some circumstances analysts release conflicting data and it seems this is the case with who has the top spot at Verizon right now, which could see the Droid Razr Maxx as the best selling Verizon phone if this article reporting findings from Anil Doradla and William Blair is to be believed. They do point out that the iPhone is the best selling phone in the US, but state that it is under increased pressure each month. This is especially the case with Veri…

Annan calls for Syria interim government: diplomats

CNewsworld.com: Annan calls for Syria interim government: diplomats

DAMASCUS: Peace envoy Kofi Annan is proposing a transitional government for Syria including members from both sides of the country’s war, diplomats said.The call came after UN investigators reported on atrocities committed inside the country, where rights groups say more than 15,000 people have been killed since an uprising began against President Bashar al-Assad.Monitors tracking the violence said the last week had been the bloodiest since the fighting started, as a deadly attack on a pro-government television station sparked international outrage.Annan’s proposed interim authority would exclude officials whose presence might jeopardise the transition “or undermine efforts to bring reconciliation,” according to a summary given by one UN diplomat.The major powers — the US, Britain, France, China and Russia, a key Assad ally — generally back the plan that will be discussed at a meeting of foreign ministers Annan has con…

Google IO 2012: Android on 400m devices, one million activations a day

CNETAnalysis: Google has announced that Android is now on 400 million devices, with a million activations each day. Speaking at the Google I/O conference’s opening keynote, Hugo Barra announced the latest figures for the mobile operating system. “Android is now on 400 million devices,” said Barra, and we’re not slowing down. Million mark “We are now seeing one million activations of Android every day,” he added. With Google Jellybean also announced at I/O, Google’s offering is a dominant force in mobile operating systems, competing with Apple’s iOS and to a lesser extent at the moment Microsoft’s Windows Phone. One million activations a day is an impressive number, and a clear sign that Android is not short of momentum. Related Stories Exclusive: Microsoft Surface tablet could open door for Swype iOS 6 update pushed to developers Samsung tweets about Galaxy Note 2, promptly deletes message Apple may cast own shadows in iOS 7 Android Platform Development Kit announced by Google Poste…

Exclusive: Google Nexus Q ‘definitely’ coming to the UK

CNETAnalysis: The Google Nexus Q will be coming to the UK, according to Google. Speaking to TechRadar at the I/O Extended event in London, a Google spokesperson told us that the spherical Android computer would “definitely” be coming over the Atlantic. The $299 (around £193) device was announced in San Diego at the main conference, but was only confirmed for the US market. HDMI With HDMI connections and the same chips as the Nexus 7 tablet, this is a powerful device that could feasibly have some interesting repercussions for Google TV kit. And, TechRadar has ascertained that the UK market should be getting the media-streamer at some point. Which will be a relief to those who will be looking to stream their Google Play offerings to their television and speakers.

Android on 400m devices, one million activations a day

CNETAnalysis: Google has announced that Android is now on 400 million devices, with a million activations each day. Speaking at the Google I/O conference’s opening keynote, Hugo Barra announced the latest figures for the mobile operating system. “Android is now on 400 million devices,” said Barra, and we’re not slowing down. Million mark “We are now seeing one million activations of Android every day,” he added. With Google Jellybean also announced at I/O, Google’s offering is a dominant force in mobile operating systems, competing with Apple’s iOS and to a lesser extent at the moment Microsoft’s Windows Phone. One million activations a day is an impressive number, and a clear sign that Android is not short of momentum. Related Stories Exclusive: Microsoft Surface tablet could open door for Swype iOS 6 update pushed to developers Samsung tweets about Galaxy Note 2, promptly deletes message Apple may cast own shadows in iOS 7 Android Platform Development Kit announced by Google Poste…

Google Play adds movie purchases, magazines, TV

CNETAnalysis: Google kicked off its IO 2012 developer conference on Wednesday with a plethora of updates, including welcome additions to the Google Play store for purchasing movies, television shows and magazine subscriptions. In addition to millions of songs and the ability to bring your own music collection into the cloud, Google Play has beefed up its content offerings backed by heavyweights in the film, television and publishing industries. While movie rentals have existed in Google Play for some time, the update announced Wednesday now offers the ability to purchase feature films in HD right from an Android-powered device. More movies to ‘play’ That includes the best and brightest Hollywood has to offer, with key partners who include Disney, Paramount and Sony Pictures as well as content providers like Focus Features, Starz and IFC Films. Television shows are also a highlight, with networks such as NBC and cable channels like SyFy, USA and Sundance Channel offering individual ep…

Overdraft crisis: Sindh seeks Rs50 b grant from federal govt

CNewsworld.com: Overdraft crisis: Sindh seeks Rs50 b grant from federal govt

Staff ReportKARACHI: The bouncing of cheques have plunged the Sindh government into financial crises which further deepened on Wednesday, SAMAA reports.Sindh government has sought Rs50 billion grant from the federal government on urgent basis after cheques of worth Rs22 billion were bounced.Sources said Sindh government’s Rs70 billion may lapse if the issue of overdraft was not resolved by June 29.The State Bank of Pakistan has refused to further pay the province after Sindh’s overdraft exceeded the limit. The stoppage of payments is causing financial difficulties to various departments of Sindh government. — SAMAA

Overdraft crisis: Sindh seeks Rs50 b grant from federal govt

CNewsworld.com: Overdraft crisis: Sindh seeks Rs50 b grant from federal govt

Staff ReportKARACHI: The bouncing of cheques have plunged the Sindh government into financial crises which further deepened on Wednesday, SAMAA reports.Sindh government has sought Rs50 billion grant from the federal government on urgent basis after cheques of worth Rs22 billion were bounced.Sources said Sindh government’s Rs70 billion may lapse if the issue of overdraft was not resolved by June 29.The State Bank of Pakistan has refused to further pay the province after Sindh’s overdraft exceeded the limit. The stoppage of payments is causing financial difficulties to various departments of Sindh government. — SAMAA

Karachi police say partial administration is hurdle in peace path: CJ of SHC

CNewsworld.com: Karachi police say partial administration is hurdle in peace path: CJ of SHC

Staff ReportKARACHI: The police have stated that the local partial administration is a hurdle in maintain peace in Karachi; the criminals take refuge in the slums where police officials cannot enter, said the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, Justice Mushir Alam,

Updated: Google IO 2012: what to expect

CNETAnalysis: Apple and Microsoft have made their big announcements for the year ahead, and now it’s Google’s turn: today’s Google I/O in San Francisco will show us the key new developments in Google products from Android to Google+. So what can we expect? Google’s going to show off Jelly Bean Android Jelly Bean , aka Android 4.1 , is the latest version of Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablets. The news that Jelly Bean is Android 4.1, not 5.0, indicates that it’ll be an evolutionary change rather than something really dramatic. We’ll see the Google Nexus 7 tablet Rumours of a Google Nexus Tablet have been swirling for so long that it looks like a done deal: a seven-inch Tegra 3 tablet running Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich and possibly called the Asus Nexus 7. Reports suggest that this new Google tablet will come with a ridiculously low price tag, possibly even undercutting Amazon’s Kindle Fire. We won’t hear from Larry Page CEO Larry Page won’t be speaking …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned in US

CNETAnalysis: Apple has won a ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US while a court looks into its claims of patent infringement. The ban is not permanent, but is could potentially stay in place unless Samsung wins favour in the trial which is set to begin on July 30 – however, Samsung has been quick to enter an appeal against the decision. Judge Lucy Koh surprised everyone by granting the preliminary injunction, explaining, “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products.” Apple alleges that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 design infringes on the look and styling of the iPad and iPad 2 . Same same but different But all is not lost for American Galaxy Tab fans; the ban applies only to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and not the newer iteration, known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 . There are very few differences between the two versions of the tablet though – the Tab 2 10.1 was swi…

Landslides, floods kill 76 in Bangladesh

CNewsworld.com: Landslides, floods kill 76 in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 76 people in southern Bangladesh

Landslides, floods kill 76 in Bangladesh

CNewsworld.com: Landslides, floods kill 76 in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 76 people in southern Bangladesh

Microsoft: tablets will outsell desktops next year

CNETAnalysis: Microsoft believes that tablets will outsell desktop PCs next year thanks to Windows 8. Of course, we know that Microsoft is putting all its eggs in one big touch-based basket, but talking at the TechEd Europe keynote in Amsterdam, head of Windows Web Services Antoine Leblond was crystal clear: “Everything used to be desktops, now 60 per cent of PCs sold are laptops. Next year tablets will outsell desktops. He was, however, keen to point out that Windows 8 isn’t just for tablets and can run and works perfectly well on older PCs as well as new laptops and desktops. “Windows 8 is an old and new bet. Windows 7 was really rooted in the last generational change of Windows, which was Windows 95. Windows 8 is a generational change in Windows. But it’s still Windows. Everything you could do before, you can still do in Windows 8. “You don’t have to compromise. It works equally well in a managed or an unmanaged environment, or a mixed environment. You don’t have to choose between…

India wants Sarabjeetâs release after Surjeet

CNewsworld.com: India wants Sarabjeet's release after Surjeet

Staff Report
NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna Wednesday demanded Pakistan to release Sarabjeet Singh after the country’s announcement to free Surjeet Singh.It should be mentioned here that Pakistan has always initiated steps to improve bilateral relations with India and expressed goodwill gestures despite frequent cold shoulder response from Indian side.Talking to media, the Indian minister noted Pakistan should sympathetically consider Sarabjit Singh’s case as well, adding all such Indian prisoners who have served their complete terms in jail, should be released.It is pertinent to note here that the federal law ministry dispatched summary regarding the release of Surjeet Singh to the Interior Ministry.The officials said Surjeet is being released the next week as a goodwill gesture in return for the release of Dr. Khalil Chishi from India. SAMAAPlease click ‘Video’ button to watch this news.

India wants Sarabjeetâs release after Surjeet

CNewsworld.com: India wants Sarabjeet's release after Surjeet

Staff Report
NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna Wednesday demanded Pakistan to release Sarabjeet Singh after the country’s announcement to free Surjeet Singh.It should be mentioned here that Pakistan has always initiated steps to improve bilateral relations with India and expressed goodwill gestures despite frequent cold shoulder response from Indian side.Talking to media, the Indian minister noted Pakistan should sympathetically consider Sarabjit Singh’s case as well, adding all such Indian prisoners who have served their complete terms in jail, should be released.It is pertinent to note here that the federal law ministry dispatched summary regarding the release of Surjeet Singh to the Interior Ministry.The officials said Surjeet is being released the next week as a goodwill gesture in return for the release of Dr. Khalil Chishi from India. SAMAAPlease click ‘Video’ button to watch this news.

U.S. judge issues injunction on Samsung Galaxy Tab sales

CNewsworld.com: U.S. judge issues injunction on Samsung Galaxy Tab sales

SAN FRANCISCO: A U.S. judge on Tuesday granted Apple Inc’s bid t o stop Samsung Electronics

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