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Bollywood celebs promoted political propaganda for money: report


February 21, 2019

Numerous stalwarts from the Bollywood industry have been named by an Indian investigative website Cobrapost for taking money from political parties to boost their narratives on social media. The website revealed that several of the prominent names that were discovered through an investigation, were mostly in cahoots with Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). It was further revealed, that the project was …

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Thousand patients suffer as young doctors go on strike again in Sindh


February 21, 2019

KARACHI: Junior doctors in Sindh led by the Young Doctors Association (YDA) reverted back to protesting on Wednesday. Out Patient Departments (OPD) in various government hospitals remained closed in Sindh. The young doctors demand that their pay packages be similar to the salaries of doctors in Punjab. The YDA is also demanding an end to corrupt practices in provincial hospitals …

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PM Imran launches ‘Sehat Insaf Cards’ for patients from tribal areas


February 21, 2019

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan here Friday launched gigantic ‘Sehat Insaf Cards (SIC)’ program to provide free treatment facilities to patients of merged tribal districts of erstwhile Fata in any top paneled Govt and private hospitals of the country. The Prime Minister distributed Sehat Insaf Cards (SIC) among poor tribesmen including widows, orphans, persons with disabilities and senior citizens during …

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Two children die as doctors’ strike enters fourth day in Sindh


February 21, 2019

KARACHI: Patients continue to suffer in  government run medical facilities as Young Doctor’s strike in Sindh entered fourth day on Saturday. According to Geo News,  at least two children have died  after non-availability of doctors   at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in Karachi The doctors have been protesting against the government for not increasing their salaries, with Young …

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´Killer´ cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine


February 21, 2019

PARIS: Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an “extraordinary breakthrough” that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Due to its mutating strains, vaccine …

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Apple to introduce a foldable phone


February 21, 2019

Taking a cue from Samsung, Apple is working to launch a phone that folds. A new patent filed by the Cupertino, California based iPhone maker, is all set to introduce the phone that it describes as ‘the purported device with a flexible display that enables it to fold in the middle’. The move will suitably complement the gigantic smartphone screens …

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Video recaps of all NBA games coming to Facebook Watch


February 21, 2019

NEW YORK: The NBA, with one of the world´s largest Facebook communities, will make video recaps of every league game available on Facebook Watch, according to NBA Digital. The league, which resumes regular-season play Thursday following a break for Sunday´s NBA All-Star Game, has 400 million followers across all league, team and player Facebook accounts. In addition to NBA video …

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Scientists discover two new bat species in Europe, North Africa


February 21, 2019

Madrid: A new species of bat has been discovered in wooded areas of Europe, an international team of researchers said on Tuesday, as well as another “very rare” species that lives in caves in North Africa. The findings add to the family of roughly a thousand species of bats, an order of mammals which are capable of transmitting and receiving …

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China unveils world’s first AI female news presenter


February 21, 2019

BEIJING: In a groundbreaking technological move, China’s state-owned TV channel Xinhua has introduced the world’s first ever Artificial Intelligence news anchor. On Tuesday, Xinhua announced that in collaboration with Sogou (search engine) has created the world’s first female AI news anchor, known as Xin Xiaomeng. The anchor will be making her debut during the upcoming Two Sessions political meetings in …

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‘It would be wonderful if Pakistan, India get along’: Trump on Pulwama attack


February 21, 2019

United States President Donald Trump has said that his government will comment on last week’s suicide bombing in Pulwama — that killed more than 40 Indian troops — at “an appropriate time”. Trump, while answering a question from the media regarding the attack, said: “I have watched; I have got a lot of reports on it. We will have comment [on it] at an …

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