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  • Time Magazine names Indian PM Modi among '30 Most Influential People on the Internet'

    Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has been named among Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, keeping company with other social media heavyweights, including reality star Kim Kardashian, former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner and United States presidential candidate Donald Trump...

    Time calls Modi an "internet star" who "uses social media to break news and conduct diplomacy"...

  • PSP plans ‘biggest’ show in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) has announced that it will hold its biggest public gathering in Hyderabad soon and asked its workers and supporters to make preparations for the event...

    “It’s just to welcome Anis Bhai on his arrival in Hyderabad upon his release,” he said...

  • Indian Oil plans to buy North American sour crude for the first time

    India's top refiner has issued its first tender to buy high-sulphur, or sour, crude from North America as it seeks to diversify imports, three trading sources said on Tuesday...

    The purchase comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States last week when President Donald Trump said the US looked forward to exporting more energy products to the world's third-biggest oil buyer
  • Finch plans to seize Test chance after realising time running out

    BRISBANE: Opening batsman Aaron Finch knew time was running out on ever wearing the baggy green cap handed out to Australia’s Test cricketers, but also thought next month’s series against Pakistan might be his best chance yet to earn one...

    “So I’ll sit down with the coach and captain over the next week or so and start getting out some plans...

  • It’s feeding time here, all the time

    One of the myths surrounding those wrestling greats of yesteryears was their extraordinary large meals -- that the meat of an average-sized goat or sheep made up one-time meal for a pehlwan...

    Next, the lady of the house you are a guest in will unveil her culinary skills with the best recipes ever taught by her mother, all tried and time-tested...

  • Time after time

    But once inside a shop, you realise that there is more to do with time here than just the wall clocks...

    On the shelves and inside the showcases you also see pretty timepieces and table clocks and inside the glass counter showcases there are the wristwatches all reminding you of the importance of keeping time...

  • 'Game of Thrones' episodes leak on the Internet: HBO

    WASHINGTON: Already the most pirated show in television history, HBO's fantasy epic Games of Thrones was hit by a new leak Sunday just hours before the premiere of its hotly-anticipated fifth season...

    With the start of the new series due to air simultaneously at 0100 GMT Monday in 170 countries, eager but unscrupulous fans were already downloading four leaked episodes
  • Internet challenge

    On Jan 18, PTA issued a directive to internet service providers to lift the ban on YouTube...

    The whole debate on internet censorship in Pakistan has centred on the arbitrariness and ad hoc manner in which directives are issued and websites shut down by the executive...

  • Singapore high school maths problem stumps Internet

    SINGAPORE: A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it...

    By Monday Internet users around the world were posting meticulously detailed answers to the puzzle on social media networks such as Facebook and Reddit, only to prompt a slew of comments disputing their findings and...

  • Pakistan among top 10 economies in terms of its internet users

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly 16 million Pakistanis went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015, accounting for half the number of the overall internet users in the country, according to a UN report released on Tuesday...

    Developing economies accounted for nearly 90pc of the 750 million people that went online for the first time in 2012-2015, led by India (177m) and China (122m), according to International Telecommunication Union (ITU)...

  • How 'honesty' app Sarahah is taking the internet by storm

    Tawfiq catapulted to fame when he took time out of his day job as a business analyst last year to develop an anonymous messaging tool called Sarahah — honesty in Arabic — that subsequently topped the charts for app downloads...

    That a Saudi app could gain such success spotlights hidden potential for tech innovation and entrepreneurship at a time of economic transformation in an ultra-conservative country...

  • Body to block blasphemous content on internet

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology that a high-level committee was being formed to monitor and block blasphemous content on the internet...

    The body had met to discuss steps taken by the regulatory authority to block blasphemous material on the internet...

  • EU opens new front against internet giants

    BRUSSELS: The EU opened a new front on Wednesday in its battle with Internet firms like Amazon and Google as part of a wide-ranging digital strategy aimed at making Europe more competitive with global rivals...

    The strategy also deals with issues such as copyright, Internet piracy and illegal content, the use of personal data, and cross-border parcel delivery prices, which affects firms like Amazon...

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