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Google fires employee for sexist remark, conforming gender stereotype in delegating work

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an email to Reuters on Monday that he...

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Conspiracy to weaken Pakistan via terrorism: CJ Saqib Nisar

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar said, that conspiracies are being plotted to make Pakistan fragile, through terrorism. Addressing to the condolence reference in Baluchistan Capital, Quetta, to commemorate the deadliest tragedy that was incurred in civil hospital Quetta, a year agao, killing more than 70 people including 56 lawyers, the Chief Justice said, that he...

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Dr. Tahir-ul-Qardi seeks justice for model town massacre

LAHORE : Pakistan Awami Tehreek(PAT) chairman, Dr. Tahir -ul- Qadri returned to Pakistan, who landed in Lahore airport, this morning. Speaking to the Media, PAT chief sought justice(Qisas) for the killings of his 11 party workers, which is known as Model town massacre in June 2014. He was adamant to take revenge, and continue his battle against rulers. “Qisas of...

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Game- Changer: Qatar to give permanent residency to expatriates

DOHA: What was not fully anticipated, in the backdrop of political crisis that hit the gulf region; as the Saudi- lead coalition of gulf countries severed their diplomatic ties with Doha's regime on the pretext of alleging Qatar to be supporting terrorist proxies, Qatar hits with a bang of granting permanent status to its expatriates, who dominate local population. Qatar...

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PM Nawaz to visit quake-hit Chitral today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will arrive on Wednesday in Chitral, one the worst earthquake-stricken areas to assess the losses and necessities of local people. The premier will meet the local residents affected with the quake-affected. On this occasion, he will inspect the losses spawned by the Monday’s ravaging tremors. Sources said PM Sharif is expected to announce aid on...

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PM Nawaz chairs high-level meeting on internal security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the internal security situation of the country. The participants of the meeting expressed satisfaction and appreciation over the Prime Minister’s successful visit to United States. The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan,...

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Tendulkar, Warne backs cricket’s entry into Olympic

DUBAI: Former Australia spinner Shane Warne and India batting great Sachin Tendulkar have joined the chorus clamoring for cricket to become an Olympic sport, the BBC reported. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is scheduled to meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month to discuss a possible bid, with the Twenty20 format of the game most likely to be discussed....

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Britain says to maintain military presence in Afghanistan in 2016

LONDON: Britain will extend its military presence in Afghanistan by a year due to the ongoing security challenge faced by Afghan forces, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday. The Taliban has launched sustained attacks since the withdrawal of most foreign troops late last year, straining the limited resources of Afghan forces. Many districts across the country are now fully...

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ATC orders release of Mustafa Kanju in Zain murder case

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday acquitted five accused including Mustafa Kanju in the Zain murder case. The court acquitted Kanju, son of former state minister Sadique Kanju, and his guards namely Ikramullah, Asif, Saifullah and Sadiq after eight prosecution witnesses, including Sohail Afzal, complainant of the FIR, denied recognising the accused. Owing to the non-availability of substantial evidence,...

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Karachi: Two cops gunned down at Hyderi

KARACHI: Two police constables were killed in what appears to be a targeted attack here on Tuesday, NewsONE reported. According to sources, unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on constables at Hyderi, leaving them critically wounded. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead. This is not the first incident of violence targeting police in...

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Daniel Craig hates watching himself on screen

LOS ANGELES: “James Bond” star Daniel Craig has admitted he is not a fan of watching himself acting on the big screen. The 47-year-old actor was speaking live on the red carpet at the world premiere of the new Bond movie “Spectre”. Speaking to Rick Edwards from London’s Royal Albert Hall, Craig said, “It’s fantastic to see everyone out tonight....

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BCCI writes letter to government for Pakistan series approval

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written a letter to the Indian government to ask for approval regarding the series against Pakistan in the UAE. The Indian board is expected to receive a reply from the government in mid-November. The wait is due to the elections which are being held in the province of...

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Turkish police detain 71 in raids against Islamic State

ANKARA: Turkish police detained 71 people on Tuesday in raids against suspected Islamic State militants in Istanbul and other cities, the local news agency Dogan reported, while the army said it caught 17 militants attempting to cross into Syria. The sweep comes a day after police launched a series of operations against Islamic State groups, including a raid on more...

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Afridi announces Rs5 million for quake affectees

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi on Tuesday visited Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar and inquired after the health of quake victims. Speaking to media on the occasion, Afridi announced Rs5 million assistance for quake affectees and appealed to the nation to visit quake-hit areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and participate in relief and rescue operations. He also termed tremor as...

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Pakistan cricketers promise support to earthquake victims

DUBAI: Shocked Pakistan cricketers pledged their support to the relief effort in the wake of the massive earthquake on Monday that left hundreds dead in the country. The 7.5 magnitude quake hit Afghanistan and north-west Pakistan, and the current confirmed death toll of 304 is set to rise as rescuers reach remote mountainous areas. The Pakistan team said they did...

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