Saturday , 29 July 2017

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, as saying that the tool could …

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Du Plessis denies cheating, says made ‘scapegoat’

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday he had been made a ‘scapegoat’ by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and denied any wrongdoing after being found guilty of ball-tampering during the second test against Australia. Du Plessis, who was sanctioned for the same offence in 2013, was charged …

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ICC rules in favour of Pakistan women’s team, says India ‘forfeited’ matches

ICC Technical Committee on Wednesday ruled that the Indian women’s cricket team is deemed to have forfeited each of three planned matches against Pakistan in the ICC Women’s Championship Round 6, ICC reported. The matches in question were due to be played between Aug 1 and Oct 31 2016. However, …

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Saudi Arabia to give two-year multiple visa to Pakistani businessmen

Saudi Arabia will grant a two-year multiple visa to Pakistani businessmen recommended by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). This was decided at a meeting between Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani and President of the FPCCI Abdul Rauf Alam. Leaders of the business community …

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Qadir, Haroon, Khalid ask ICC to penalise Indian captain

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan cricketers and an ex-Pakistan Cricket Board chairman on Tuesday demanded of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban Indian skipper Virat Kohli for ball-tampering. Former Test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir said Kohli should be banned for ball-tampering after clear proofs of the offence in a footage provided by …

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The excitement is killing us! Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Noor’ to release on April 21

https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/80098958990927462 Fans of the Saba Imtiaz 2014 novel ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’ have been curious about the ongoing production of its Bollywood adaptation, Noor — and now they know when their wait will come to an end. The film, starring Sonakshi Sinha in the titular role, will release on April …

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10 killed, 14 wounded by Indian shelling in AJK

After a daylong lull, Indian troops resumed heavy shelling on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead and another 14 wounded in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, according to initial reports. “Indian troops hit a passenger coaster with small and big arms in the town of Lawat, killing nine passengers and …

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The first Pakistan Calling Film Festival is taking place this weekend

At the Pakistan Calling film festival, we will have the chance to watch over 35 films — a mix of narrative and documentary shorts and two documentary features, Without Shepherds and These Birds Walk. Check out the full schedule here. The festival is taking place at the ZVMG Rangoonwala Community …

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Housing societies selling more land than available to them

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday criticised the city’s managers for not taking action against the various housing societies which have sold plots which measure in excess to the land available. During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control at Parliament House, the committee’s chairman …

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35pc Pakistanis could contract hepatitis in 20 to 30 years

ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Minister Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said on Tuesday that up to 35pc of Pakistan’s population could contract hepatitis within the next 20 to 30 years. Dr Chaudhry was speaking in response to a calling attention notice submitted by Senator retired Col Syed Tahir …

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