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US Labour department sues Google for compensation data

The US Department of Labour said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit seeking access to the company’s compensation data and documents as part of a routine compliance evaluation. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) said it had sought the data about the ...

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Apple pulls New York Times app from iTunes store in China

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has removed the New York Times Co’s (NYT.N) news apps from its app store in China, following a request from the Chinese authorities. Apple removed both the English-language and Chinese-language apps from the iTunes store in China on Dec 23, according to the New York Times, which ...

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Panic button: women’s safety app available for download

LAHORE: The need for protection and safety arises when the right of equality is suppressed and the disadvantaged struggle to overcome the barriers erected by oppressive forces around them, Punjab Population Welfare Minister Zakia Shahnawaz said at the launch of the Women Safety Smartphone Application at Alhamra on Wednesday. The ...

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Milky Way: glimpses of a ´star factory´ at work

PARIS: The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way´s Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the “star factory” closest to Earth, and has given astronomers a front-row seat to observe how stellar objects come into being. A ...

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Mark Zuckerberg reveals new year resolution

At the start of every year, many people worldwide make new year resolutions that fail to stand the test of time. Among the scores of individuals is none other than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who has pledged to meet people across every US state by the end of 2017. “After ...

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Chrysler’s new tech-rich concept car aims young

LAS VEGAS: Fiat-Chrysler on Tuesday unveiled a concept car designed for Millennials: an electric-powered minivan with modular components that can be adapted for autonomous driving. The Chrysler Portal concept car was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off its technology in a design that is ...

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Electric car startup Faraday Future unveils ‘new species’ of vehicle

Electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future showed off its first production vehicle prototype in Las Vegas on Tuesday as the China-backed company strives to win credibility in the crowded sector and weather its funding challenges. The “FF 91,” described by its designer Richard Kim as “weird-pretty” is an electric car Faraday ...

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Samsung’s chip, screen sales to drive Q4 profit to 3-year high: Analysts

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is likely to forecast its best quarterly profit in nearly three years on Friday, analysts said, with robust memory chip sales easing the pain of the costly failure of a flagship smartphone. The South Korean firm discontinued sales of the Galaxy Note 7 phones after some ...

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Biometric attendance system dysfunctional in various depts

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s multimillion rupees Biometric Attendance System has become dysfunctional in various departments since Sept last year due to the nonpayment of dues to a cellular phone company. The information gathered from different departments and institutions suggested that BAS had not been functioning in the Civil Secretariat, ...

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Making science fun

KARACHI: With hands raised high, a solemn oath was taken to not taste, eat or drink any of the materials that would be part of the experiments to follow, and immediately after this promise was made, a science class titled ‘Chemical Curiosities’ kicked off at T2f on Tuesday. Unshackled from ...

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