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Dollar hits 113 rupees in open market

Dollar in open market recorded substantial gain on the central bank ruling curbing imports of dollar from the exchange companies. Dollar in the open market hit 113 rupees on back of the last week ruling where by exchange companies could only import around 35 percent against the surrender of small foreign currencies while 65 percent to be managed by the …

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One winning ticket sold in $570 million Powerball jackpot

One Powerball ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six numbers for Saturday’s estimated $570 million jackpot drawing, the fifth largest grand prize in the game’s 15-year history, lottery officials said. The winning numbers drawn were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26. The identity of the winner or winners was not immediately released. If the winner selects the …

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Chinese startup unveils ‘car of future’ for $45,000

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – A Chinese startup unveiled its vision for the automobile of the future Sunday, promising to deliver an “intuitive and intelligent” car to global markets starting next year from around $45,000. The electric-powered concept car shown by Byton at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is touted as a computing device on wheels, equipped with a …

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Virtual aide market a ‘wildfire’ at CES gadget show

(AFP) – Voice-commanded virtual assistants packed into speakers and other devices will be a “game-changing” trend this year, Consumer Electronics Show researchers said Sunday. Sales of smart speakers are expected to nearly double in the US, to $3.8 billion, from last year according to Lesley Rohrbaugh and Steve Koenig, researchers with the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes the annual CES …

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Mercedes-Benz claims luxury pole position in 2017

FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) – Mercedes-Benz said Monday it had defended its top spot as the world’s biggest luxury carmaker in 2017, with a surge in sales, particularly in China, enabling it to clock up another record year. The Stuttgart-based group reported sales of around 2.3 million cars last year, an increase of almost 10 percent on the figure for …

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Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

NEW YORK (AFP) – Two large shareholders have urged Apple to study whether iPhones are proving addictive for children and that intensive use of the smartphones may be bad for their mental health, Bloomberg News reported Monday. “There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young users, this may be having unintentional …

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New comers should respect seniors: Bushra Ansari

Pakistani actress Bushra Ansari said that those joining showbiz should respect senior actors if they want to get successful. In a statement, Bushra Ansari said that she is always keen to learn more despite spending years in showbiz, adding that every person should calmly handle different situations in his interested fields. She said that the destiny can become easier when …

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Sri Devi’s paintings to be auctioned in Dubai for charity purpose

Bollywood veteran actress Sri Devi has decided to put her paintings on auction in Dubai for charity. Sources told that the actress has painted Sonam Kapoor’s look in her debut film Saawariya. This portrait will be sold at high price during the auction. Sri Devi will also display her painting of famous singer Michael Jackson. Bidding of both paintings will …

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Oprah declares ‘new day’ for women in campaign-like Globe speech

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oprah Winfrey on Sunday declared a “new day” for women and girls facing down abusive men as her powerful speech to the Golden Globe Awards stirred talk that she has a political future. Within moments of the daytime television trailblazer’s remarks at the Hollywood gala, effusive fans called for her to challenge President Donald Trump in …

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Rabi Pirzada is not into fashion modeling, wants to sing and act

(Web Desk) – Singer Rabi Pirzada has said on Monday that she is going to stick to singing and acting and not indulge herself in fashion modeling. In a recent interview, Pirzada said that she is keen to attempt new things in life which is why she is a trained pilot for smaller aircrafts, is a foreign-education beautician, has an …

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