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Madonna says she feels ‘raped’ by New York Times profile


June 9, 2019

WASHINGTON: Pop icon Madonna said she felt “raped” by an in-depth profile of her in The New York Times, calling the newspaper “one of the founding fathers of the patriarchy.” The New York Times article entitled “Madonna at Sixty” focused too much on her age, Madonna said, arguing it would not have done so were she a man. “The journalist …

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Ambani’s Antilia: The world’s most valuable residential property after Buckingham palace


June 9, 2019

MUMBAI:  India’s notable business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia – located at Altamount road, Cumballa Hill in Mumbai – is the world’s second most expensive private residential property. The house is reportedly worth $2 billion and with that it has been deemed as the world’s most valuable residential property after Buckingham palace.  Undoubtedly, with its ginormous and picturesque structure  Ambani’s …

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Industry leaders await budget with dread


June 9, 2019

KARACHI: Business leaders in the port city are resigned to a budget that they insist is being written under International Monetary Fund (IMF) dictation. Their entreaties have found few takers in Islamabad and now await the announcement with an air of quiet resignation and wistful dread. A number of business leaders talking to Dawn were unanimous in their opinion that …

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Stocks suffer loss in single-session week


June 9, 2019

KARACHI: The single session trade in the outgoing week saw investors dump stocks on Monday with the KSE-100 Index recording a fall of 469 points (1.3pc) and close at 35,505. There were many disenchantments a day before the Eid holidays that caused investors to trim their positions, but the worries centered on two key issues that are likely to set …

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SMOKERS’ CORNER: THE CHAOTIC STATE


June 9, 2019

Last year, while going through copies of numerous Pakistani Urdu dailies archived in Washington DC’s massive Library of Congress for research purposes, I came across a rather amusing news report on page 2 of an Urdu daily. I believe daily Sarhad was the name of the newspaper, but I can’t quite remember for sure. Nevertheless, what I do remember is …

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Base broadening measures in next fiscal year’s tax plan


June 9, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The government is mulling to launch easy schemes in the upcoming budget for bringing in new taxpayers, Dawn has learnt from knowledgeable sources. The new schemes will be fined-tuned in the next couple of days before being presented in the cabinet meeting for approval. As part of the proposed schemes, it has been decided to register all those people …

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Talks between textile exporters, govt break down


June 9, 2019

LAHORE: The ongoing ‘consultations’ between the government and the textile industry over a key budget proposal withdrawing sales tax exemption enjoyed by exporters under the zero-rated regime broke down on Saturday primarily because of the tax authorities’ failure to produce an efficient, credible seamless mechanism for quick reimbursement of export refund claims. The opinion of textile industry leaders representing different …

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Gifted Babar tipped as star in the making


June 9, 2019

BRISTOL: Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower has tipped gifted youngster Babar Azam to emerge as one of the best batsmen at the World Cup. Babar showed his vast potential by smashing 63 from 66 balls to lead the Pakistan assault as they piled on 348-8 in their shock win over tournament favourites England on Monday. The 24-year-old has already made …

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NZ hope for less daunting task against Afghanistan


June 9, 2019

TAUNTON: New Zealand should face a less ‘daunting’ task against Afghanistan in their third match of the World Cup in Taunton on Saturday, according to former captain Daniel Vettori. After their first two games, Kane Williamson’s side are at the top of the standings over Australia on net run rate after achieving two contrasting victories. They cruised to a 10-wicket …

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Woman who accuses Neymar of rape gives police statement


June 9, 2019

A Brazilian woman at the centre of an alleged rape scandal involving star striker Neymar gave a statement on Friday to police investigating the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country. Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza has accused the football megastar of raping her in a Paris hotel in May, a charge which he denies. Trindade arrived at …

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