Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Pakistan fiscal deficit reaches Rs 1.863 trillion in 2016-17


September 5, 2017

ISLAMABAD Fiscal deficit of the country during the last year soared to Rs 1.863 trillion which was almost 5.8 percent of the gross domestic product, showing expenditures were on the highest side despite growth recorded in the revenue collection. According to the figures posted on the website of the ministry of finance in relation to the outgoing fiscal year, the …

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Prostate cancer test saves lives, risks remain


September 5, 2017

Men who get a controversial blood test that looks for signs of prostate cancer appear to have a reduced risk of death from the malignancy, according to a new analysis by an international group of researchers. The analysis re-examined data from two earlier studies that had led experts to recommend against routine use of the test, which measures levels of …

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Voice assistants promise a light-fingered future


September 5, 2017

BERLIN (AFP) – Tomorrow’s digital interface may be even more revolutionary than the pinching, tapping and scrolling heralded by the smartphone: voice commands promise to unify and tame our digital lives. Tiny speakers visible at every stand at Berlin’s IFA electronics fair, most of them endowed with a feminine voice, are the ears and mouths of the new artificial intelligences. …

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WhatsApp unveils plan to make money from businesses


September 5, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – WhatsApp said Tuesday that it is testing potentially money-making ways to be used by businesses to communicate with customers. A business version of Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp will be free to use at the outset, with plans to charge big businesses for certain tools in the future, according to the company. WhatsApp had yet to work …

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What’s hot and what’s not at Berlin’s IFA tech fair


September 5, 2017

BERLIN: Berlin’s IFA technology fair, Europe’s largest and a bellwether for the Christmas season, draws to a close Wednesday. Here is a quick overview of what’s hot and what’s not in the aisles. Tablets: the fever that greeted Apple’s launch of the iPad in 2010 has long dissipated. Smartphones boast increasingly large screens and high performance in a handier package …

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Facebook takes the next step to monetise WhatsApp: WSJ


September 5, 2017

Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. WhatsApp will be testing new features to make it easier for people to communicate with businesses they want to reach on WhatsApp, the messaging service said on a blog post. “We’re …

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Ex-wife comes out in support of Hrithik Roshan after Kangana’s claims


September 5, 2017

MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut are once again in the news as this time, Hrithik’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan broke silence after Indian actress’s revelations, reported NDTV. Sussanne hit back to Ranaut by posting an instagram picture with Hrithik Roshan captioned as “there is no allegation or a sad evil plot that can have the …

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Taylor Swift soars atop US chart, ends ‘Despacito’ reign


September 5, 2017

NEW YORK (AFP) – Taylor Swift s vengeful new track topped the US singles chart Tuesday with the year s highest one-week sales, halting the historic reign of global sensation “Despacito.” “Look What You Made Me Do,” a dark dance track that is the first single off Swift s upcoming album “Reputation,” pushed “Despacito” to number two on the Billboard …

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Veere Di Wedding’: Kareena Kapoor returns to set with a bang


September 5, 2017

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor after her pregnancy is back to the acting arena, starting with her comeback film ‘Veere Di Wedding’. Though the Bollywood diva had the spotlight the entire time, from her early pregnancy to giving birth to son Taimur, Kareena is finally back in her element by acting in the film co-produced by Rhea Kapoor. In a video, …

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Madhuri to make international music debut with ‘The Film Star’


September 5, 2017

Bollywood’s ‘Dhak Dhak Girl’ Madhuri Dixit is all set to release her first-ever English language extended play (EP), The Film Star. The EP will be launched with the debut single, ‘Tu Hai Mera.’ The special ode, ‘Tu Hai Mera’ is a special effort from the actress who ruled the hearts of fans across the world for all the love and …

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