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Balochistan to have online FIR soon


November 30, 2019

QUETTA: Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mir Zia Langove has promised to ensure relief for applicants at police stations through introduction of online FIR registration facility. “The common man should feel ease while lodging complain at police station,” he said and urged Balochistan police to speed up work on introducing online FIR registration facility to lessen complainants’ burden.

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India to cap commissions for taxi apps


November 30, 2019

NEW DELHI: India plans to cap the commissions app-based taxi aggregators such as Uber UBER.N and home-grown Ola earn on rides to a maximum 10pc of the total fare, according to a draft proposal seen by Reuters, a move industry experts warned would hit revenue and operations. Such a law would be another blow to US-based Uber after the ride-hailing firm …

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In New York, grocery deliveries go high-tech


November 30, 2019

NEW YORK:  In New York, a city famous for always being on the go, grocery shopping can be time consuming. But grocery company FreshDirect promises to deliver within mere hours fruit, fish and bottles of water ordered online, and it relies on its high-tech Bronx warehouse to keep up with demand. Orders ramping up ahead of Thanksgiving, when families across the …

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Facebook, Instagram down: Users experience crash on social media websites


November 30, 2019

Many Facebook and Instagram users across the globe complained on Thursday of the two social media websites not working. According to users around the world, Facebook stopped working along the same time as Instagram, which is also owned by the same company. WhatsApp, on the other hand, remained unaffected by the breakdown that the two networks went through. Facebook Messenger, …

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Twitter lets users ‘hide’ off-course replies to tweets


November 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter on Thursday began letting users “hide” tweeted replies that could be seen as abusive or harassing in the latest effort by the online platform to create a more welcoming environment. The move is part of an effort to help users “feel safe and comfortable while talking on Twitter,” head of product management Suzanne Xie said in a …

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Karachi’s Qatar Hospital gets a regional blood centre


November 30, 2019

A regional blood centre that will act as a central point for blood transfusion services in Karachi has been established at the Qatar Hospital in Orangi Town. It was inaugurated on Wednesday by Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho and German Consul General Eugen Wollfarth. Karachi’s regional blood centre (RBC) is part of 15 centres …

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Walking to work cuts diabetes risk: study


November 30, 2019

ISLAMABAD: People who walk to work are around 40 percent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to people get to work, using data from a survey of 20,000 people across the UK. They found that cycling, walking, …

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New lease of life to 100 patients with successful liver transplant in Gambat


November 30, 2019

GAMBAT: Director Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jilani Institute of Medical Sciences (PAQSJIMS) Gambat Dr Rahim Bux Bhatti, confirmed on Friday, that the institute has performed 100 successful liver transplants. “This is for the first time that 100 complicated procedures of liver transplant have been successfully carried out in a public-sector health facility of Pakistan,” said Bhatti. He said the Liver …

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New Roche flu drug can drive resistance in influenza viruses: researchers


November 30, 2019

Roche’s influenza treatment Xofluza, a one-dose pill that can clear flu symptoms within days, may cause a mutation of the virus that leads to drug resistance, researchers reported on Monday. Results of their study suggest that common flu strains can quickly acquire resistance to the drug. They caution patients who receive it – especially children – should be watched for …

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Tokyo’s Olympic stadium set to take on the heat


November 30, 2019

Construction of the $1.4 billion main Tokyo Olympic venue has officially completed, constructors said on Saturday, and is set to fight excessive heat with a nature-inspired design. Japan´s summer heat is a major concern for Tokyo 2020 officials, with doctors warning the Games could see deadly medical emergencies. The five-story stadium, designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, will seat …

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