Gold inches up as euro gains against dollar

Gold inches up as euro gains against dollar

Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,297.46 per ounce by 0703 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery were largely unchanged at $1,301.50 per ounce  Gold prices inched up on Thursday as the euro rose to 2-week highs against the U.S dollar, with investors waiting for meetings of...

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Understanding the cry and politics of suicide; An unfinished tragic life

Understanding the cry and politics of suicide; An unfinished tragic life

The “WHYs” of life have always been the hardest to answer – You know ‘why’? The one question everyone has asked without exception, that they ache to have answered more than any other, is simply: why? Why did their friend, child, parent, spouse, or sibling take their own life? Even when a note...

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Formulation of criticism and expression of life: Contents of Reham Khan’s upcoming book stirs curiosity amid public

Formulation of criticism and expression of life: Contents of Reham Khan’s upcoming book stirs curiosity amid public

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has asked the party chief’s ex-wife Reham Khan to “immediately contradict” the controversial contents of her unpublished book which have been viral on social media over the last couple of days or to gear up for “criminal proceedings”. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, PTI information secretary...

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New Zealand coach Mike Hesson decides to abort cricket at the end of July

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson decides to abort cricket at the end of July

WELLINGTON:  On Thursday Mike Hesson stunned New Zealand cricket by announcing the likelihood that he will quit as a coach at the end of next month, less than a year out from the World Cup. The 43-year-old, who was appointed to the role in 2012, is to leave the job on...

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Islamabad’s new airport project worth billions spotted in an awfully dilapidated state after heavy rainfall

Islamabad’s new airport project worth billions spotted in an awfully dilapidated state after heavy rainfall

The new Islamabad International Airport was launched with great hopes and a lot of publicity and hoopla. A lot had been claimed for the project worth billions and expectations had been high since the airport had been under construction. But going by the looks of the new airport, it can...

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How to detect a “bot” or a “ghost tracker” on Twitter or Facebook in 3 easy steps

How to detect a “bot” or a “ghost tracker” on Twitter or Facebook in 3 easy steps

Automatic accounts are the order of the day. It is increasingly difficult to guess what part of what we see in social networks is real and what part is not. What stories are true, in the midst of so many false news? Who is behind each account? In social networks such...

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Ushna Shah’s shut up call in response to Indian journalist’s comment wins hearts and amuses Twitteratis across the nation

Ushna Shah’s shut up call in response to Indian journalist’s comment wins hearts and amuses Twitteratis across the nation

Over the weekend, Swara Bhaskar sparked a heated debate on social media with her anti-Pakistan statements in an interview with Rajeev Masand while promoting her movie ‘Veere Di Wedding’. #Repost @doctorblogger (@get_repost) ・・・ Un FOLLOW her. ❌ ? Thank you so much #swarabhaskar for letting us know this. You are...

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1 ranger official expires while 2 others suffer from injury during a terrorist attack in Karachi’s korangi area

1 ranger official expires while 2 others suffer from injury during a terrorist attack in Karachi’s korangi area

KARACHI: At least one officer was martyred while two others got injured during a terrorist attack on Rangers, Wednesday night, in Ilyas Goth neighbourhood of the metropolis’ Korangi area, media reported. Amid the Rangers’ retaliatory gunfire that ensued, three terrorists were arrested, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) said. According to a Rangers spokesperson,...

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Minister for Commerce urges to design a fiscal policy that caters to business’s growth and development

Minister for Commerce urges to design a fiscal policy that caters to business’s growth and development

ISLAMABAD: Talking about the impact of the fiscal policy on trade and investment decisions, Minister for Commerce Dr Shamshad Akhtar laid emphasis on designing a fiscal policy that facilitates the businesses. “We would like to do the spade work for the upcoming governments, so that the country could benefit in...

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FBR bound to achieve revenue collection targets for the year, directs Finance Minister

FBR bound to achieve revenue collection targets for the year, directs Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar on Wednesday directed Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Mehmood Pasha to invest in by making all possible attempts to achieve the revenue collection targets this year. She said this while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review the performance of...

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