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Bollywood celebrities accused of sexual assault face boycott


October 10, 2018

Bollywood celebrities Alok Nath, Nana Patekar and Vikas Bahl may face a boycott from the Federation of Western Cine India Employees (FWCIE) if they don’t respond to the film body’s show-cause notice within 10 days of their release, the organisation said, a media report said. FWICE representative Ashoke Pandit and other core members made the announcement at a press conference …

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Federal minister terms ‘The Donkey King’ unique effort of its kind


October 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad, praising the animated movie ‘The Donkey King’ has said that it is the best effort of its own kind in Pakistan. While talking to media after attending the special screening of ‘The Donkey King’ here on Wednesday, he said that this film will encourage the producers for making more animated movies for children. …

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#MeToo India: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao step away from a film over allegations of sexual misconduct


October 10, 2018

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao say their production house strongly condemns acts of sexual harassment and equally condemn false accusations in this regard. “As creative people, we have been committed to foregrounding and finding solutions to social issues and at Aamir Khan Productions, we have always had a zero tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and …

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India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur


October 10, 2018

NEW DELHI: India has sent experts to try to contain an outbreak of the zika virus in the popular tourist destination of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, with a close watch on pregnant women. Twenty-two people in the city have tested positive, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine to the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn …

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Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030


October 10, 2018

LONDON: Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday. The “Lancet Commission” report by 28 global specialists in psychiatry, public health and neuroscience, as well …

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Google appeals record EU fine over Android


October 10, 2018

BRUSSELS: Google on Tuesday appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices. In an email to AFP, Google spokesman Al Verney confirmed that “we have now filed our appeal of the European Commission´s …

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Asad Umar meets World Bank President in Indonesia


October 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar held a meeting with the President of World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Group Annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. In the meeting, the current level of Pak-World Bank cooperation was reviewed. The Finance Minister shared with the World Bank leader, the vision of the new government …

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Google challenges Apple with new Pixel 3 phone


October 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware. Google launches connected speaker with screen! The company’s Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains of most of the world’s …

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Pakistan to sign FTAs with various countries: Razzak Dawood


October 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Investment Adul Razzak Dawood Tuesday expressed confidence that Pakistan would sign free trade agreements with various countries soon as it was taking concerted measures to put the country on consistent path of development and prosperity. Talking to a private news channel, he said it was need of the hour to …

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Pakistan, China sign 8 MoUs worth $100 million for investment


October 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China here on Tuesday signed 8 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth $100 million for mutual investment in Seafood, Agriculture, Steel and Pharmaceutical sectors. Around 14 private companies from both sides signed MoUs for mutual investment and joint ventures to expedite the trade and business between the two countries. The signing ceremony of Pak-China Trade Cooperation Projects was …

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