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Federal Budget 2018-19 to be presented on April 27: Miftah Ismail

The government will present Federal Budget 2018-19 on April 27, this was confirmed by Mifttah Ismail, advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs, in a press conference in Islamabad today (Friday). This would be the last budget of the present government as its five-year tenure ends this year. “The term of PML (N) would end on May 31,” …

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Color-changing windows introduced to save energy

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Canadian scientists have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making color-changing windows to save energy, according to a study published in the journal Chem, Xinhua.net reported. These smart windows can conserve building energy by switching from clear to tinted, dynamically controlling heat and light from the sun, depending on the building and occupants’ needs, according to …

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False news online travels faster than the truth: study

(AFP) – False information on the internet travels faster than the truth, researchers said Thursday. But contrary to popular belief, it is largely people who spread the misinformation, not robots. The report in the journal Science is the largest of its kind to date, and studied some 126,000 cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. These contested news stories were …

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Hold the iPhone! Amazon primed to be larger than Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, the world’s most valuable publicly listed company, is in danger of being beaten by Amazon.com Inc to the $1 trillion mark. Wall Street’s optimism about last year’s 10th anniversary iPhone had propelled Apple’s stock 24 percent higher over the past 12 months, giving it a market capitalization of $893 billion. That is $141 billion …

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Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit turns producer

MUMBAI (Agencies) – Madhuri Dixit points out that filmmaking is “the ultimate team sport” as she turns producer with a slice-of-life Marathi comedy, 15th August. “The film will make you realise that freedom is a gift only you can give yourself,” the Dhak Dhak girl says, adding that the film’s unit is packed with some of the best talents from …

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Meghan Markle baptised by archbishop ahead of wedding to UK’s Prince Harry: paper

BIRMINGHAM: US actress Meghan Markle has been baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain’s Prince Harry, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Thursday. The 45-minute ceremony conducted by Justin Welby, spiritual head of the Anglican communion of millions of Christians globally, took place at …

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Sridevi’s family slammed for celebrating daughter Jhanvi’s birthday

MUMBAI (Agencies) – Bollywood superstar Sridevi’s family has been slammed for ‘looking happy’ just days after the sudden death of the veteran film star. Sridevi’s eldest daughter, Janhvi Kapoor celebrated her birthday on March 6, supported by her family that wanted to make her 21st birthday special after the young actress earlier wrote a heartbreaking tribute to her mother on …

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Atif Aslam advises social media star, fan Arshman on music

KARACHI: Social media sensation Arshman Naeem whose singing video went viral online was given advice on music composition by his mentor, star singer Atif Aslam, on Geo Pakistan Friday. While talking to Arshman over the phone on Geo News show Geo Pakistan, Atif said the viral video reached him through his friends first and then fans. The star singer said …

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Zalmi to field, Sammy returns

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field against Islamabad United in today’s second clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium tonight. Skipper Darren Sammy is playing tonight after recovering from an injury in the place of Riki Wessels. Zalmi has made two more changes in their final playing-11 as Khushdil Shah and Ibtisam Sheikh are in for …

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Tennis: Swiss star Federer showing no signs of slowing

INDIAN WELLS (AFP) – Roger Federer, who regained the world Number One ranking last month, is on a quest to make history in the California desert by winning an unprecedented sixth Indian Wells title. The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the aging process, claiming his 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Australian Open crown in January. He has enjoyed …

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