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  • US Justice Dept to probe tech firms hurting competition, 'stifling' free speech

    The US Justice Department said on Wednesday it would probe social media giants over concerns over competition and “stifling the free exchange of ideas...

    A Justice Department statement said Attorney General Jeff Sessions “has convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys general this month to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their...

  • 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...

  • Pakistani researchers lay the foundation for building Urdu speech recognition system

    The possibility of some software application developer coming up with an Urdu speech recognition program just got more likely as the most fundamental tool needed for it has just been developed at Lahore’s Information Technology University...

    Linguistic technology expert Dr Agha Ali Raza and his team at ITU’s Center for Speech and Language Technologies (CSaLT) laboratory has released for public use a corpus of Urdu sentences that...

  • ‘Urdu is a most scholarly language’

    KARACHI: “If you love your mother and care about your language, how can you turn your back to both and embrace someone else’s mother and language?”The question by renowned Urdu scholar and poet Iftikhar Arif left many pondering over the matter of ‘Urdu as an official language’ and why it has not happened even after 70 years of Pakistan’s existence...

    Arif asked this question during a one-day conference on the subject organised by the...

  • Urdu unites people of entire country, says city administrator

    KARACHI: City Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who is also Sindh government’s spokesman and CM’s adviser on law, has said that Urdu is the only language that unites people living in all provinces of Pakistan...

    “The services of Baba-i-Urdu Moulvi Abdul Haq for the development and promotion of Urdu cannot be forgotten,” he said while addressing a function held here on Monday to mark the 60th birth anniversary of Moulvi Abdul...

  • Pakistan Army's 2nd counter-terrorism competition ends

    The 2nd Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) competition, focused on counter-terrorism, concluded on Wednesday at the National Counter Terrorism Centre near Jhelum with 10 international military teams participating in the competition, said a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    He added that the competition afforded an opportunity to all participating countries to learn from each other’s experience in the domain...

  • Art competition held to celebrate 50 years of Swiss aid to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the UN information centre and the Swiss embassy commemorated the 50th year of the SDC’s engagement with Pakistan with an art competition titled ‘We the Peoples, We the Arts’, the award ceremony for which was hosted by Ambassador of Switzerland Marc P...

    The competition invited young artists enrolled in art colleges across Pakistan to illustrate the theme of ‘Zero...

  • Pakistan records protest with Netherlands against blasphemous cartoon competition

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday called the charge d'affaires of Netherlands to record protest against the "announcement by the leader of Dutch Freedom Party and Parliamentarian Geert Wilders to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures...

    "According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Ambassador in The Hague has also been instructed "to forcefully raise the issue with the Dutch government along with...

  • Competition Commission of Pakistan withdraws notice to Pharma Bureau

    ISLAMABAD: While setting aside its show-cause notice to Pharma Bureau (PB) for alleged cartelisation, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has warned that the pharmaceutical sector is under its watch and any collusive or anti-competitive activity will be strictly dealt with...

    A bench of the CCP bench on Wednesday set aside the findings of its inquiry in the matter of alleged violation of Section 4 of the Competition Act...

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