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Pakistan’s inflation rate may go up in FY 2018-19

World Bank expect that Pakistan exports may show growth in FY2018 and FY2019 but inflation in both the years might rise because of higher global crude oil price and increase in demand of the products at the domestic horizon where outlook depends upon macroeconomic and political stability. The World Bank released a report on South Asian economies where it given …

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Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

WASHINGTON: If you think technology has shaken up the news media — just wait, you haven´t seen anything yet. The next wave of disruption is likely to be even more profound, according to a study presented Saturday to the Online News Association annual meeting in Washington. News organizations which have struggled in the past two decades as readers moved online …

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

WASHINGTON: Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook Inc, which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation effort, the paper reported. Google …

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Microsoft officially announces Windows Phone is dead

(Web Desk) – Microsoft has officially announced that its smartphone brand Windows Phone is dead for good and there will be no new models for the consumers or major updates. The tech giant has no plans to block the existing Windows Phone models available in market for sale or in use, but nothing new should be anticipated from the company …

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Alphabet launches US ad campaign to promote driverless car safety

WASHINGTON: Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo and several groups are launching a campaign aimed at convincing skeptical Americans of what they say is the value and safety of driverless cars, as Congress considers how it will regulate the technology. The company said on Monday that it was teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Safety Council, and …

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Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday. If the scientists are able to safely produce “interferon beta”, a type of protein used to treat illnesses including multiple sclerosis and hepatitis, by rearing the hens, the price …

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Anxiety, depression greatest in younger kids with facial birth defects

Elementary school children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies may struggle more than older kids with anger, anxiety, depression and stress, according to a recent study. Compared to older kids and teens, those between ages 8 and 10 have the highest risk for psychosocial dysfunction, the study team reports in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “The ultimate goal …

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Top moments from Hrithik’s interview on Kangana controversy

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who recently responded to Kangana Ranaut’s allegations in a social media post, shared at length his side of the story in his first televised interview since the controversy. Here as some of the top moments from the interview. “We were at a wrap-up party in Jordan, and I was ready to retire for the night, and …

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Former IoK CM burns Adnan Sami in twitter battle

Modern-day battleground, Twitter, has hosted yet another war between, this time between singer Adnan Sami and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah. Retweeting a tweet of Adnan’s concert lacking attendance, Omar posted pictures of empty chairs at the venue. “That’s a real pity. I hope people have filled those seats now. For an evening they can let …

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