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Bidding for QASPL privatization delayed


April 9, 2018

(Web Desk) – Punjab government, amid ongoing NAB investigation and audit objections by AGPR, has delayed the bidding process of Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Ltd. (QASPL) and new bid dates will be communicated later to pre-qualified bidders. In a communication to the pre-qualified bidders last week, Punjab Privatization Board (PPB) informed them that the PPB has resolved to extend the bid …

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Countrywide polio eradication drive launched


April 9, 2018

KARACHI: A nationwide polio vaccination drive was launched on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralysing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic. Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of five in a week-long campaign, …

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Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages


April 9, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel Tuesday, and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the following day. It comes …

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma urges Facebook to fix pr


April 9, 2018

BOAO, CHINA: Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, on Monday urged Facebook Inc to resolve its data privacy problems, a day before the social media giant’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was due to appear at US congressional hearings. Ma, speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China’s southern Hainan province, was asked about privacy issues that have dogged …

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‘Ideas’ conference to grapple with dark side of tech


April 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: At a conference where thinkers and luminaries gather to discuss world-changing ideas and innovations, the talk is shifting to the dark side. This year´s theme of the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference starting Tuesday in Vancouver is “Age of Amazement,” but with a keen eye on unintended consequences. The gathering comes amid growing fears about a …

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UN reopens talks on defining ‘killer robots’


April 9, 2018

(AFP) – A new round of talks on the use of so-called killer robots reopened at the United Nations on Monday, with a focus on defining the characteristics of autonomous lethal weapons. The world body hosted the first-ever killer robot negotiations last year and agreed to move forward, even if a treaty governing the use of such weapons remains a …

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How to improve blood circulation?


April 9, 2018

(Online)- Circulation is the process by which the heart pumps a person’s blood around their body. Good circulation is vital to a person’s health. So, how can someone improve their circulation? As the blood circulates, it delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and takes away waste products. This article discusses six ways to improve circulation that are supported …

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Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ sounds off with huge $50 million debut


April 9, 2018

LOS ANGELES: “A Quiet Place” was looking to make noise at the weekend box office, and it delivered. Paramount Pictures’ thriller directed by John Krasinski soared past estimates to a massive $50.3 million opening in 3,508 theaters. That’s enough to land it the second highest domestic opening of the year to date behind “Black Panther,” which opened in February with …

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Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja to tie the knot in Mumbai: reports


April 9, 2018

(Web Desk) – Air is thick with rumors of much-anticipating wedding of Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor and her boyfriend Anand Ahuja with news earlier suggesting Geneva as their possible marriage venue. But, a new report of Indian media suggests that wedding will take place in India’s financial hub Mumbai. The wedding cermonies will be held between May 8 to May …

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Bishnoi community announces to challenge Salman Khan’s bail in high court


April 9, 2018

JODHPUR (Web Desk) –Bishnoi community has announced to file a petition in Rajasthan high court, challenging Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s bail in poaching case. The enraged community has vowed to bring Salman and the five others acquitted in the case, including Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu to justice. “It’s a very sad day for us as the …

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