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Atif Aslam & Neha Kakkar Houston concert sold out & a huge success.

Houston,Texas- Rehan Siddiqi & Shaks Entertainment presented one of the most electrifying concerts of 2018, featuring the best male and female Vocalists of this generation, the versatile Atif Aslam and the powerhouse Neha Kakkar on12th of May at the Round Arena Theatre. The auditorium was jam-packed with music lovers & the audience could sense that this was no ordinary event …

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Reham Khan accuses actor Hamza Abbasi of emailing threats

ISLAMABAD: Reham Khan, former wife of PTI chairman Imran Khan, has accused film and TV star Hamza Ali Abbasi of issuing threats. In a Twitter message on Saturday, Reham Khan said that she had been receiving threatening emails from the actor since 2017. She did not elaborate further about the nature of threats. The former TV host, who parted ways …

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Apple approves update to messaging app Telegram amid Russia flap

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has approved an updated version of the Telegram messaging service, a day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements into the hands of iPhone owners worldwide. Telegram Chief Executive Pavel Durov announced the turnabout on Twitter, thanking Apple and CEO Tim Cook for getting the latest Telegram version “to millions of users, …

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Google’s ‘Reserve’ tool winning converts, taking search to next level

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google is drawing thousands of new customers to gyms and salons each month through an appointment-booking tool released last year, Reuters has learned, a quiet step in the company’s transition to the next generation of search. The service, known as Reserve with Google, spares users the phone calls, online searching and form filling typically associated with …

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Facebook sinking fast among US teens: survey

WASHINGTON: Facebook is rapidly losing ground against rival internet platforms in attracting and keeping US teenagers, a survey showed on Thursday. The Pew Research Center report confirms a trend seen in other surveys, showing a sharp drop in Facebook’s share of what had long been a core age segment for the huge social network. The survey found 51 per cent …

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Mango production competition planned in Lahore

LAHORE: The Punjab Agriculture department has planned to hold Mango Production Competition 2018-19 in Lahore with an objective to boost per acre yield of the fruit. A spokesman of Agriculture department Najaf Abbas said that growers from Multan, Khanewal, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Bahawalnagar and Jhang districts would be eligible to take part in the competition. Farmers possessing …

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Visa close to ‘normal’ after outage blocks transactions across Europe

LONDON: Payment systems giant Visa said late Friday it was “operating at close to normal levels” after a hardware failure left it struggling to process transactions in Europe. The blockage had left some customers stuck at the tills in stores across the continent and queueing at cash machines. “Visa cardholders can now use their Visa cards as we are currently …

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US isolated at G7 meeting over tariffs: French minister

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is isolated at a G7 finance ministers meeting in Canada due to Washington’s new trade tariffs on its allies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday. Le Maire said he would tell Mnuchin the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on European Union steel and aluminum was “legally unacceptable, politically unfair and economically dangerous”. …

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PJBC chief urges Japanese firms to invest in Pakistan

TOKYO: Pakistan Japan Business Council President Rana Abid Hussain met Hino Inchi President Kawamura San in Tokyo and invited him to invest in Pakistan. Mr Hussain also offered Kuwamura San the post of PJBC Director in order to use his vast experience in bringing investment to Pakistan. “Pakistan has a huge potential for foreign investment especially in automobile sector,” Mr …

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Pakistan among favourites to win World Cup 2019, say former cricketers

LONDON: With just under a year to go for cricket’s mega event, cricketing legends have already started predicting their favourites for the ICC World Cup 2019. And many have high hopes from Pakistan. Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis believes the Pakistan cricket team has what it takes to deliver at the World Cup. Speaking at a launch event of next …

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