Australian watchdog wants a regulator for Google, Facebook

SYDNEY: Australia’s competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook and Alphabet’s Google in the country’s online advertising and new markets. The recommendation, in a preliminary report on the US firms’ market power, is being closely watched around the world as lawmakers wrestle with the powerful tech firms’ large...

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Indian state elections could halt Prime Minister Modi’s winning streak

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staring at election losses in big heartland states, polls show, suggesting that farm distress and a lack of jobs for growing numbers of young people could prove stumbling blocks for his re-election bid in May. India counts votes on Tuesday from five states that chose new assemblies over the past month, but...

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Anti encroachment operation on Karachi Circular Railway to start from Tuesday

KARACHI: The grand operation against encroachments on the land allotted for the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) will start from Tuesday (tomorrow). Joint Director of Land and Railway Imtiaz Siddiqui said that the operation will start on Tuesday from the furniture market in Karachi’s Ghareebabad area. Siddiqui said that nearly 1,200 encroachments stand on the land allocated for abandoned project of...

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