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  • Travel agents protest new policy on Umrah

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Local travel agents on Tuesday staged a demonstration against the Saudi government’s new policy requiring biometric verification of those desiring to proceed for umrah...

    Members of the Travel Agents Association (TAA), R Y Khan, gathered at the Bridge Chowk, holding banners against the new policy on the pilgrims...

  • Travel agents accuse FIA of harassment

    ISLAMABAD: Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP) has alleged that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is harassing its members by involving them in human smuggling cases...

    The FIA are arresting travel agents and their staff, although they hold licences to operate a business, Raja Saleem, a member of the TAAP executive committee, said...

  • Indian travel agents investigated over UK visa fraud

    BANGALORE: Three Indian travel agents are under investigation after British authorities said on Wednesday they had been providing visa applicants with fake immigration stamps...

    The agents from the southern city of Bangalore allegedly supplied counterfeit immigration stamps to support their clients’ visa applications to several countries including Britain...

  • Travel agents reject hike in Umrah fee

    PESHAWAR: The Travel Agents Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has rejected the imposition of additional tax of Rs56,000 on visa for Umrah and Haj by the Saudi government and urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to play his role for withdrawal of the tax...

    Speaking at a joint press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, Travel Agents Association’s provincial chairman Shamsher Ali said that in the past the tax was just 650...

  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

    Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    Author Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, examined monthly...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    Wikipedia then moved to change the status of her page to semi-protected because of violations of its 'biographies of living persons policy'...

  • Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

    ANKARA: Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in the country is a violation of freedom of expression...

    ” Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the access block...

  • Turkey lifts three-year ban on Wikipedia

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years...

    Turkish officials said in 2017 that the ban was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content accusing its government of assisting terrorist groups...

  • Wikipedia breaks five-year record with high traffic in pandemic

    KARACHI: While most technology platforms have stepped up efforts to deal with the proliferation of coronavirus information online, global numbers indicate that users are switching to Wikipedia as a trusted source to share and find Covid-19 updates...

    Around 4,504 Wikipedia pages have been created to record different aspects of the pandemic, its spread to different countries, the race to find a treatment and viral conspiracies...

  • Three Indian 'undercover agents' leave Pakistan

    Three out of eight Indian High Commission officials suspected of involvement in terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan left for India on Tuesday...

    Rajesh Kumar, Amerdeep Singh Bhatti, Dharmendra Sodhi, who are also alleged members of RAW, are still in Pakistan, along with Balbir Singh and Jayabalan Senthil, who are said to be Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) operatives...

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