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Pakistan’s economy: Five years in six charts


March 31, 2018

GDP Growth Economic growth in Pakistan is currently at 5.28 percent—the highest in nine years. It is the fastest pace of economic growth in Pakistan since 2006-07, when gross domestic product expanded by 6.8%. The outgoing government has set it eyes on an ambitious growth target of 6% for 2017-18, although it has fallen short of its annual growth rate …

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FBR registers 16% growth in first 9 months


March 31, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) — Federal Board of Revenue during first nine months of the current financial year has recorded a provisional net revenue collection of over Rs. 2621 billion as against Rs. 2260 billion collected during the same period of the previous fiscal year, excluding collection on account of book adjustments. FBR has recorded an increase of around 16% over …

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China’s space lab set to fall to Earth this weekend


March 31, 2018

The Long March II-F rocket loaded with China’s unmanned space module Tiangong-1 lifts off from the launch pad in the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province September 29, 2011. Photo: Reuters An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a “splendid” …

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Tesla says autopilot was engaged during fatal crash


March 31, 2018

Electric car maker Tesla has confirmed the autopilot was engaged during a fatal crash last week, a development set to exacerbate concerns over the safety of autonomous vehicles. A Tesla Model X collided with a highway barrier near the town of Mountain View in California on March 23, catching fire before it was struck by two other cars. The driver, …

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Facebook gets thumbs down for handling of data scandal


March 31, 2018

PARIS (AFP) – When it comes to its handling of the scandal over how its users’ data was harvested to help elect US President Donald Trump, Facebook gets an almighty thumbs down from crisis management experts. Public relations specialists questioned by AFP were damning in their verdict of how the world’s biggest social network has dealt with the fall-out of …

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Google employees organize to fight cyber bullying at work


March 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – About 100 Google U.S. employees concerned about cyber bullying inside the company have organized into a group proposing new policies for conduct at the unit of Alphabet Inc, five people involved in the effort said in recent interviews. Three current employees and two others helping to organize the group said it formed last fall. They said …

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What are the best ways to get rid of nausea?


March 31, 2018

(Online) – Nausea refers to the sensation of an unsettled stomach and a general unease, which often leads to vomiting. It is a widespread and unpleasant experience, which can have many different causes ranging from overeating to a migraine. This article will offer some tips that may help to relieve the feeling of nausea. How to get rid of nausea …

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Overlooked ‘organ’ could play role in cancer spread


March 31, 2018

PARIS: Thanks to a laser-equipped mini-microscope developed by a French start-up, scientists have discovered a previously undetected feature of the human anatomy that could help explain why some cancers spread so quickly. Nobody was looking for the interstitium, as the new quasi-organ is called, because no one knew it was there, at least not in complex form revealed in a …

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Smoking not gender but health issue, Hamza on Mahira video


March 31, 2018

(Web Desk) – Television and film actor Hamza Ali Abbasi rhetorically asked on Saturday in a social media post while reacting to Mahira Khan’s smoking video that why there is no fuss made when male actors smoke. The star actor wrote: “I fail to understand why its a matter of character rather than health”. Smoking is bad for the health …

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Filmfare honours Fawad Khan with Best Cinematic Icon award


March 31, 2018

Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has been honoured by Filmfare once again. Fawad was honoured with the title of Best Cinematic Icon Pakistan/India at a Filmfare event held at Bollywood Parks in Dubai last night. The actor is in Dubai for relaunch of Filmfare Magazine (Middle East) and while India has banned Pakistani talent from its film industry, the event provided …

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