“Tears of gratitude, to all my loved ones who are with me” says Salman Khan

“Tears of gratitude, to all my loved ones who are with me” says Salman Khan

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Salman Khan thanked his fans after being released from jail on bail. Dabangg Khan was sentenced to five years of imprisonment for the Blackbuck poaching case. He spent two nights in Jodhpur jail and was later granted bail. Tears of gratitude . To all my loved ones...

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Google appeals for being “search bias”

Google appeals for being “search bias”

NEW DELHI: Google has appealed against a ruling by India’s competition watchdog that found it guilty of “search bias”, while the website that brought the case also challenged the outcome, complaining the online search giant had got off too lightly. In February, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had also...

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Shoe hurled at IPL players, Chennai

Shoe hurled at IPL players, Chennai

CHENNAI: On Tuesday, protesters set ablaze merchandise and even jostled with police outside a cricket stadium in Chennai, demanding Indian Premier League matches be cancelled as the southern city reeled a major water crisis. Countless demonstrators, donned with black t-shirts and black balloons, assembled near the venue shouting slogans ahead...

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Cruz grills Zuckerberg at the congressional testimony for political bias

Cruz grills Zuckerberg at the congressional testimony for political bias

Facebook – The social media giant has made its chief Mark Zuckerberg accept personal responsibility for the leak of data on tens of millions of its users, while warning of an “arms race” against Russian disinformation during a high-stakes hearing with US lawmakers. In his first formal congressional appearance, the Facebook...

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Malnutrition and anemia exceed levels: Rohingya children in a state of emergency

Malnutrition and anemia exceed levels: Rohingya children in a state of emergency

WASHINGTON: Malnutrition and anemia exceed internationally established emergency levels among ethnic minority Rohingya children who have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh, US researchers warned on Tuesday. A total of 269 children between the age bracket six months and five years were examined in the Kutupalong refugee camp in October...

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Cotton buying spree intensified, shortage to prevail and prices to inflate

Cotton buying spree intensified, shortage to prevail and prices to inflate

KARACHI: Buyers chased quality lint on Tuesday as short supply and fear of delay in next cotton crop might inflate prices. The overnight increasing trend consolidated as buying spree for good cotton intensified. However, short supply and rapidly falling stocks of unsold cotton held by ginners limited trading activity. Phutti...

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Export of services witness a downward trajectory, Pakistan

Export of services witness a downward trajectory, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The export of services dropped by nearly 44% year-on-year to reach $407.02 million in February, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics reported on Tuesday. The export of services has been witnessing this downward trend since a couple of months. During July-February 2017-18, export of services substantially fell to $3.43 billion...

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PYMA urges government to withdraw 5% regulator duty on import of Polyester

PYMA urges government to withdraw 5% regulator duty on import of Polyester

KARACHI: Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) has urged the government to withdraw 5% regulator duty (RD) on import of polyester filament yarn which is in short supply in the domestic market. In a statement issued on Tuesday, PYMA Chairman Khurshid A. Shaikh argued that the domestic polyester filament yarn industry...

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Gold prices crept higher as dollar weakened

Gold prices crept higher as dollar weakened

LONDON: Gold prices crept higher on Tuesday as dollar weakened and as investors awaited potential US action against the suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria. Spot gold was up 0.1 per cent at $1,337.16 an ounce at 1250 GMT, having risen to a near one-week high of $1,338.12 earlier...

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Trump fulsomely welcomes Emir of Qatar to the White House

Trump fulsomely welcomes Emir of Qatar to the White House

WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump welcomed the Emir of Qatar to the White House, barely one year after alleging his government funded terrorism at a “high level.” Drawing a line under a spat that called into question the future of a key US air base in the Gulf...

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Marine heatwaves can be taxing, Paris

Marine heatwaves can be taxing, Paris

PARIS: Ocean heatwaves which can have “devastating and long-term impacts” on ecosystems have become longer and more recurrent over the past century, according to an international study published on Tuesday. From 1925 to 2016, the number of annual marine heatwave days globally surged by 54%, with a substantial acceleration over...

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Couple spanked by family before Lahore High Court over love marriage

Couple spanked by family before Lahore High Court over love marriage

LAHORE: The family of a girl who married a man of her choice gave a sound spanking to the couple on Tuesday outside the Lahore High Court and forcibly took the bride with them. Humaira, a resident of Pattoki, contracted marriage with Imran Ali last month and the family of...

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Fire ravages in Karachi’s City Court warehouse, official records torched, investigations underway

Fire ravages in Karachi’s City Court warehouse, official records torched, investigations underway

On Wednesday it was reported, a major fire that erupted in the Mal Khana  of the city courts also engulfed the record house, destroying case properties, valuable record and ammunition. The warehouse was set ablaze late night on Tuesday. Firefighters, rescuers and law enforcers rushed to the scene but were unable...

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US diplomat to face trial for the road accident either in Pakistan or his native country

US diplomat to face trial for the road accident either in Pakistan or his native country

ISLAMABAD: The US diplomat, who reportedly bumped into a motorcycle, killing one and injuring another on Saturday, will have to face trial, either in Pakistan or his native country. While addressing media, a senior police officer said a case was registered for the crime and that there is therefore no doubt...

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“His name is Khan and he is not a terrorist” – SSP torture case: ATC reserves verdict until 23rd April

“His name is Khan and he is not a terrorist” – SSP torture case: ATC reserves verdict until 23rd April

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan might just be accountable for another charge in the SSP torture case after he moved an application in the Anti-Terrorism Court seeking acquittal. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand, however, reserved verdict on Mr. Khan’s acquittal plea on Tuesday. During the sit-in in the capital,...

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‘Serial child rapist’ in Karachi has been put behind the bars

‘Serial child rapist’ in Karachi has been put behind the bars

In a news conference, DIG East Zulfiqar Larak addressed media saying that the suspect Amjad Ali belongs to Jhang district of Punjab and is involved in sexually abusing at least six minor girls in Karachi, Malir area. “We received countless rape reports of minor girls in Malir district so we...

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