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Viral app ‘FaceApp’ causing fears of invasion of privacy

A Viral app named 'FaceApp' has been giving people the ability to change their facial expressions, looks, and now age for several years. But at the same time, people have been giving FaceApp the authority to use their pictures — and names — for any purpose it wishes, for as long as it wishes. The app has been downloaded by...

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Indo-Greek era workshop found in Peshawar by UoP Archaeologists

University of Peshawar (UoP) archaeologists said on Thursday they have discovered remains of Indo-Greek era metal workshop dating back to 2nd century BCE. UoP professor Gul Rahim said the discovery has been made at a site in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar, close to the Khyber district, where excavation work had been going on for past three years. About 2,200...

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Hazara native girl awarded PD Soros fellowship, gets into Harvard

Sana Batool, a Hazara native from Quetta, was recently conferred with the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in Medicine from Harvard Medical School. Batool, the first ever Hazara native to win such accolade, is also first ever Hazara girl to attend a medical school in the USA. Upon completion of her degree, she aims to serve the...

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Baby Nishwa’s condition further deteriorates

KARACHI: Baby Nishwa's condition further deteriorated as her limbs have started to bend due to damage to her brain cells, reports said on Thursday. Darus Sehat hospital administered wrong medicine to the nine-month-old Nishwa here in the metropolis on Sunday, with the infant’s father filing a first information report (FIR) at the Shahrah-e-Faisal police station. Bilal Ghaffar, a member of...

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Politicians, journalists respond to Asad Umar walking out of cabinet

Shortly after Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar’s announcement of leaving the cabinet, which came only a few days after reports of a cabinet reshuffle surfaced which Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry immediately denied, politicians and journalists from all over the country subsequently responded to the apparent change in the cabinet and its impact on the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan....

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2019 Pulitzer Prizes: NYT, WSJ among the winners

NEW YORK: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family. The Times won the prestigious journalism award for explanatory reporting for its probe of the Trump family’s finances that “debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with...

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Bilawal Bhutto opines on his ideal life partner

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday opined on his ideal life partner, his favorite food and memories of his mother Benazir Bhutto. In a frank interview to the The Current, PPP leader had this to say when asked about an ideal life partner, “there has to be a level of connectivity. We have to get along....

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Baisakhi festival: Pakistan grants 2,200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has granted 2,200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims ahead of the Baisakhi celebrations being observed in Pakistan from April 12 to 21. According to a press release from the High Commission issued on Tuesday, under the framework of Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a large number of Indian Sikh...

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3G service inaugurated in Bajaur Agency, says PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced the inauguration of 3G services in Tehsil Khawar district of Bajaur Agency. "Another commitment fulfilled to bring what was FATA into the mainstream. Last Friday in the jalsa I had promised the people of Bajaur 3G service. Now 3G service has been launched in Tehsil Khawar in Bajaur," PM said in a...

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Four Samjhota Express bombing accused acquitted by Indian court

Four Samjhota Express bombing accused criminals were acquitted by a special Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Haryana state, Indian media reports. While an application submitted by Rahila Wakil, a Pakistani resident, was disregarded by the court. The application intended authorization for out-of-court testimonies of Pakistani witnesses in the case. The Indian Express quoted NIA Counsel RK Handa saying,...

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World peace day observed

Web Desk: International Day of Peace was observed today with the aim to strengthen the ideals of peace within and among the nations. This year's theme for the day is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”. The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Pompeo threatens against IMF bailout for Pakistan that helps China

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo has warned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the Trump administration will not allow it to lend US dollars to Pakistan for repaying China. In an interview to CNBC television, broadcast on Monday evening, Secretary Pompeo also expressed the desire to engage with the new Pakistani leadership in a mutually beneficial relationship....

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Trump, Tillerson ‘good cop’, ‘bad cop’ to N Korea ?

If United States (US) President Donald Trump and his top diplomat are playing “good cop, bad cop” with North Korea, it doesn't appear to be working: entreaties of diplomacy aren't yielding meaningful talks, and military threats aren't scaring Pyongyang into halting its nuclear advance. Instead, America's mixed messaging may be increasing the risk of miscalculation by the isolated, communist government,...

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Suspending Cellular services: An unusual way of combating terror

As cellular services are suspended in a bid to secure Muharram processions; it is not quite understandable, that this remains to be the only way to prevent security lapse. For instance there are many other ways that may be used in managing security for Ashura processions. Think! if cellular services are suspended, blocked for a time being and if any...

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NA-120 Elections: By-poll to decide who holds Lahore

LAHORE: All eyes are set to witness the By-poll of  National Assembly seat 120 of which was  left vacant by the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as he was ousted from his premiership by the apex Supreme Court for not declaring his UN withdrawn salary at FZE Capital situated in Dubai. The By- election will take place on Sunday, 17...

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Gunmen kill transgender person in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen killed a transgender person in Karachi Wednesday, police said, in the latest attack to target the marginalised community in the country. The attackers initially threw eggs from a moving car at the victim and her friend before returning to the scene and firing gunshots at the pair. "The bullet hit the jaw (of the victim) who died...

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