Government presents Mini-Budget amid opposition ruckus in NA

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Finance Minister Asad Umar is currently presenting the 'mini-budget' in the National Assembly. The mini budget by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) federal government comes amid protest staged by opposition parties in the NA. Umar began by stating that this was not a mini-budget being presented but rather a set of economic reforms. Before the mini-budget presentation by...

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China’s ageing elite live golden years in style

At a gated community for Chinese senior citizens, retired military personnel, film-makers and top university professors settle into a new routine: ballet lessons, weightlifting and catered dining. As China´s population ages rapidly and the one-child policy left parents with only a single child to help them in their old age, the upper crust of Chinese society are spending the last...

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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumbawa

SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at...

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Facebbok’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb misinformation

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumours”, company executives said on Monday. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event...

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Turkey planning international investigation into Jamal Khashoggi case

ANKARA: Turkey is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in the coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by state-owned media. Khashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and began writing for the Washington Post...

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Oscars race kicks into high gear with nominations reveal

LOS ANGELES: Will Black Panther get the best picture nod? Will Roma be Netflix's first contender for the Academy's top prizes? Will "A Star Is Born" rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes? All will be revealed on Tuesday morning before dawn in Los Angeles, when the nominations for the Oscars — Hollywood's most coveted awards — are unveiled, just over a month before...

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PM Imran meets Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

DOHA: On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. A red carpet was rolled out to welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan upon his arrival and he was given a guard of honour. Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI Official Welcome Ceremony and Guard of Honour at Diwan-e-Amiri Doha Qatar. (21.01.19)#PTI #PMIKVisitsQatar...

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