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  • 200 vehicles burnt: LPG leakage causes blast, inferno at petrol pump in Lahore, leaving one dead

    LAHORE: A massive fire followed by a huge blast at a Shahdara petrol pump, minutes after leakage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from an overturned tanker, left a man dead and 10 others injured, including a traffic warden, here on Wednesday...

    According to police and witnesses, the LPG tanker overturned at Shahdara Morr near a petrol pump, resulting in a massive gas leakage from its tank...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • Pakistan-India day-night Tests would pump life into cricket: Latif

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s former wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has called on India and Pakistan to consider playing their scheduled Test series in the United Arab Emirates in December under lights to revive the fortunes of the five-day format...

    “South Asian region should seriously think about staging day-night Test matches for the survival of the format,” Latif was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India...

  • German defence, interior ministers to pump up joint training for attacks

    BERLIN: Germany’s defence minister said on Thursday the country lay in the “cross-hairs of terrorism” and pressed plans for the military to train more closely with police in preparing for potential large-scale militant attacks...

    Ursula von der Leyen, speaking at an operations centre in the town of Uedem near the Dutch border, said military and police already worked together on disaster response and to defend against 9/11-style attacks...
  • Engineering students develop low-cost infusion pump

    Recently, a professor at Information Technology University (ITU) had developed a low-cost ambu bag ventilation system and now a group of students at the university have taken things further and have invented a low-cost infusion pump...

    An infusion pump is a device that delivers fluids, nutrients or medication into a patient’s circulatory system at a precisely controlled rate...

  • Opec’s challenge – to pump more oil while keeping deal in place

    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets on Friday to decide on output policy amid calls from major consumers such as the United States, India and China to cool down oil prices by producing more crude...

    This could reallocate production from members under-producing their quotas to those that can pump more — namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates...

  • Delhi's rebel gym enthusiasts risk virus to pump iron

    While top gym chains in India are shuttered over the coronavirus pandemic, many workout dens are defying government orders of a lockdown by staying open for their customers...

    Exercise fanatics say their need to pump iron is worth the risk, and the gyms' owners keep opening up despite facing police action, meaning the dumbbells carry on being lifted and the treadmills stay turning...

  • The pump-and-dump frenzy

    Many stock strategists believe that a pump-and-dump scheme is in full swing...

    WtopNews defines pump-and-dump as “the devious practice of insiders promoting a stock — manipulating its price higher through short-term hype (pump) — and then selling out themselves at the top (dump), leaving those who bought on the ascent with huge losses as the stock plummets”...

  • The pump-and-dump frenzy

    Many stock strategists believe that a pump-and-dump scheme is in full swing...

    WtopNews defines pump-and-dump as “the devious practice of insiders promoting a stock — manipulating its price higher through short-term hype (pump) — and then selling out themselves at the top (dump), leaving those who bought on the ascent with huge losses as the stock plummets”...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available”...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    NEW DELHI: India, forever sullen about maps depicting its territorial claims against its liking, has found a quarry in Al Jazeera, reports said on Friday...

    The Hindu said an inter-ministerial committee of the Information and Broadcasting ministry has found that Al Jazeera channel violated the programme code by showing wrong maps of India on repeated occasions and recommended that it be taken off air...

  • School principal in India charged with sedition over 'incorrect' Kashmir map

    NEW DELHI: An Indian school principal and two others have been charged with sedition for printing an 'incorrect' map of disputed Kashmir, police said Wednesday, an offence technically punishable by a maximum of life in jail...

    The principal was arrested on Monday along with the school's owner and a printing press owner following a complaint by a right-wing Hindu activist, who spotted the map in a school diary...

  • Twitter faces new headache in India after occupied Kashmir, Ladakh shown separate on map

    A Hindu hardline group has filed a complaint with police against Twitter's country head after politically sensitive regions were depicted outside a map of India on its website, kickstarting an investigation in a fresh headache for the US tech firm...

    A map on Twitter's careers page showed occupied Jammu and Kashmir region as well as the Buddhist enclave of Ladakh outside India...

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