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Hollywood and the Police: A Deep, Complicated and Now Strained Relationship


July 2, 2020

The entertainment industry has always had close ties with law enforcement, but with talent calling for a clean break, those bonds are more fraught than ever: “It’s just standing up for what we all know is not correct.” In the weeks leading up to June 23, Kendrick Sampson was sleeping at most five hours a night and marching in a …

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New hospital estalished for coronavirus patients in Karachi


July 2, 2020

KARACHI: Sindh government has established a new 50-bed hospital for coronavirus patients in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Johar area which will be functionalised from Friday, on Wednesday. Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho announced that a new hospital with a capacity of 50 beds has been established in Gulistan-e-Johar area of Karachi. She said that the hospital was established in a short …

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US sees record 52,000 new virus cases in 24 hours


July 2, 2020

The US notched more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Wednesday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 52,898 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 Thursday GMT), bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic reached the United States to 2’682,270. …

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78 die, 4,339 more test positive for coronavirus in Pakistan in past 24 hours


July 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Death toll from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country has climbed to 4,473 as 78 more people died of the highly contagious disease in the past 24 hours. According to latest data of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 4,339 new infections were detected after 22,128 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours, taking the national …

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WhatsApp introduces animated stickers, dark mode for desktop


July 2, 2020

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service has announced a number of new features for its users. The new features are rolling out over the next few weeks. One of the more notable features is dark mode, which is now available on the web and desktop versions of WhatsApp. The social messaging app had been working on bringing animated stickers for some time …

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Airlift raises $10m in Series A-1 financing as it ventures into grocery delivery


July 2, 2020

Bus ride-hailing service Airlift has raised an impressive $10 million in Series A-1 financing, taking its total investment to $24.1m, its co-founder and CEO Usman Gul said in a statement. “At a time of mass turbulence in capital markets, Airlift’s Series A-1 round marks one of the largest capital investments in the region,” Gul said in a statement posted on Medium. …

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China hopes India corrects actions against Chinese firms immediately


July 2, 2020

China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that it hopes India would correct its discriminatory actions against Chinese companies immediately after India banned Chinese mobile apps amid a border crisis between the two countries. China has not adopted any restrictive or discriminatory measures against Indian products and services, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng told reporters in an online briefing, adding that India’s …

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Fresh projects put on hold till finalisation of power capacity expansion plan


July 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Rebuffing the power regulator’s advice, the Power Division on Wednesday put on hold making fresh commitments for new power projects until a consensus is reached on the country’s first Integrated Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (2020-2047) awaiting approval of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra). “It would not be proper or in the national interest to go back to …

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Centre asks provinces to announce their own finance commission awards


July 2, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, directed the provincial governments to announce Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) awards to end any “disparity” in distribution of funds among districts. The cabinet decided to initiate a process to evaluate professional degrees and technical skills of pilots and other staff of all airlines of the country, including the national …

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