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CM Murad sets deadlines for Karachi Package-II schemes

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the local government department to expedite the work on under-construction development schemes, launched under Karachi Package-II, and set deadline for them -- most of the schemes are set for completion by May 15. This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding Karachi Package held here at the CM House. Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Chairman Planning & Development Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Project…

EU sets Sunday deadline after ‘no white smoke’ on Brexit

BRUSSELS: The European Commission said Thursday that there was still "no white smoke" on a Brexit deal and set a limit of Sunday for British Prime Minister Theresa May to return to Brussels with an acceptable deal. "So far no white smoke. We stand ready to receive prime minister May at any moment in time when they are ready," Margaritis Schinas, chief spokesman for commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, told reporters in Brussels. The Vatican sends up white smoke when a new pope is chosen. Read More: Britain and EU…

Man throws acid, sets girl on fire for spurning proposal

TOBA TEK SINGH: A man attacked a girl with acid and set her on fire for refusing a proposal for marriage, ARY News reported. Hours after the incident, police arrested the culprit following directives from high-ups. The girl had died after contracting serious burn injuries. The man threw acid on the girl before setting her on fire with petrol in Toba Tek Singh. The accused man was identified as 22-year-old Malik Fayyaz who vented his anger for his proposal rejection by a 20-year-old girl with sheer brutality. Chief…

Google sets sights on TVs, cars and watches, beyond mere smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO: ¬†Google Inc's Android software is coming to cars, televisions and watches this year, as the Internet search giant races against Apple Inc and other tech companies to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of Internet-connected devices. Google's free Android software runs on more than three out of every four smartphones sold globally: a valuable entry point for consumers to access its money-making online services such as Web search and maps. At its annual developers' conference on Wednesday, the…