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  • Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper says it may shut down

    HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily reported on Monday that its board of directors has asked authorities to unfreeze some assets so it can pay salaries and avoid labour violations, and that the board will meet again on Friday to decide if the newspaper will cease operations...

    Police last week arrested five top editors and executives of Apple Daily under the city’s tough national security law on...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • ECP set to begin daily hearing of PTI funding case today

    ISLAMABAD: As the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is set to begin hearing of the five-year-old foreign funding case against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on a daily basis from Tuesday (today), the government claimed to have initiated an exercise to find replacement of Chief Election Commis­sioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza, who is completing his tenure on Dec 6...

    “We expect...

  • ECP set to begin daily hearing of PTI funding case today

    ISLAMABAD: As the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is set to begin hearing of the five-year-old foreign funding case against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on a daily basis from Tuesday (today), the government claimed to have initiated an exercise to find replacement of Chief Election Commis­sioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza, who is completing his tenure on Dec 6...

    “We expect...

  • Eight injured in attack on newspaper agency office in Turbat

    GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured...

    Police officials said that the militants riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at Pak-News Agency in Turbat town, leaving eight people injured, including an on-duty traffic police constable, staff of...

  • APNS urges govt to restore newspaper distribution in Balochistan

    KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has called upon the federal government to take steps for rehabilitation of the newspaper distribution network in Balochistan...

    The executive committee decided to grant associate membership to dailies Ummat Peshawar, Imroze Karachi, and Dental News, a Karachi-based monthly...

  • Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

    DUBAI: A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it “sows division” in the Shia-majority Gulf kingdom...

    The newspaper was also suspended for two days in August 2015 on similar charges...

  • Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

    In a statement issued in Washington, the RSF said that it was “opposed to any sanctions by Pakistani authorities against the Dawn newspaper and two of its journalists, and is disturbed by government plans for a ‘code of conduct’ for the print media...

    ”The RSF noted that in a May 10 statement, the government confirmed that disciplinary measures could be taken against Dawn’s Editor Zaffar Abbas and reporter Cyril Almeida over a report...

  • Turkey orders releases in opposition newspaper trial, keeps top journalists in jail

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of seven people in the trial of staff from an opposition newspaper seen as a test for press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but kept the most prominent journalists in jail...

    The hugely controversial trial in Istanbul of 17 writers, cartoonists and executives from the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper on “terror” charges — ridiculed as absurd by supporters — began earlier...

  • Teen girls with stones new threat in held Kashmir, says US newspaper

    These and other stories in the Western media followed a recent New York Times editorial – “Cruelty and Cowardice in Kashmir,” which starts with a reference to an incident earlier this month, which apparently moved the newspaper’s editorial board to comment on the current situation in the valley...

    “The move illuminated a government increasingly vexed by civilian protests, by a newly budding home-grown militancy in south Kashmir and by...

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