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Excessive screen-time do not affect children’s sleep, new study finds

Where many people blame smartphone usage for their children’s sleep deprivation, new study suggests otherwise, claiming that screen-time barely affects their sleep. A study conducted by University of Oxford asserted that children’s sleep…

Ranbir Kapoor is ‘perfect one’ for Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt, who has been making headlines for her relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor, has finally confessed that she has indeed found someone perfect for her. In a recent interview to Vogue India, Alia opened up about her love life and…

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Europe’s main stock markets rise at open

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LONDON: European stock markets rose around half-a-percent at the start of trading on Wednesday, with investors assessing US midterm election results that pointed to political gridlock across the Atlantic. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index…

German industrial production shows timid gain in September

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FRANKFURT: German industrial production showed a slight gain in September following August’s small recovery, official data showed Wednesday. Industrial production rose 0.2 percent in September, the federal statistics office Destatis said…

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PM directs Punjab Govt to prepare package for compensation of damages in recent riots

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday directed the Punjab government to prepare a compensation package for all those whose property was damaged or destroyed during the violent protests by the workers and supporters of the Tehreek…

Dry weather forecast for Bahawalpur

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BAHAWALPUR: The local Met Office Wednesday forecast a dry weather for Bahawalpur during next 24 hours. Highest maximum temperature 31 centigrades and lowest minimum 17 centigrades were forecast for next 24 hours. The Met Office has also…

People with heart problems advised to take precautions in Winter

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ISLAMABAD: A cardiology expert on Wednesday advised people with heart problems to take extra precautions during the winter season and to consult their cardiologists, particularly in determining the proper timing and dosage of their…

Zardari should not be taken seriously : Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari should not be taken seriously as presently he was in a state of mental shock.…

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Hyundai, Kia to invest 250 mln USD in Southeast Asia’s No. 1 ride-hailing company

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SEOUL: Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, South Korea’s top two carmakers, said Wednesday that it will invest 250 million U.S. dollars in Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing company, as the affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group, the…

Malaysia not to allow corruption in bringing in foreign workers: Mahatir

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TOKYO: The Malaysian government will not allow any wrongdoing involving the process of bringing in foreign workers into the country. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad said during the period of the last government there was a lot of…

Trump calls midterm elections ‘tremendous success’

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Washington: President Donald Trump called Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections a “tremendous success,” despite his Republican Party losing control of the House of Representatives. The Republicans held on to the Senate and narrowly…

Turns out even pets can tell time thanks to their ‘timing cells’

In an interesting new study, researchers have discovered that pets, be it a cat or a dog, have the ability to tell time, thanks to their previously undiscovered ‘timing cells’ in brain. Research from Northwestern University focused on the…

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Tokyo stocks open higher as investors await US vote results

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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday tracking rallies in New York, but investors were waiting for results in US midterm elections seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.10 percent…

Hong Kong stocks end morning with gains

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks jumped more than one percent on Wednesday as traders kept an eye on the US midterm elections with Democrats on course to regain control of the House of Representatives and Republicans to hold the Senate. The…

Farhan Saeed opts out of ‘Karachi Se Lahore 3’

After the success of ‘Suno Chanda’, actor Farhan Saeed was all set to make his big screen debut with ‘Karachi Se Lahore 3’, but the actor has chosen his passion for music over films for now. Even the pictures of Farhan with the cast and…

Tokyo stocks close lower on profit-taking

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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed lower as investors took profits at the last minute Wednesday, after US midterm election results showed Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives as projected. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index,…

Hong Kong stocks start day lower

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks edged down in the first few minutes Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of key US midterm elections. The Hang Seng Index dipped 0.10 percent, or 25.20 points, to 26,095.76. The benchmark Shanghai…

Asian markets mostly up as traders keep tabs on US vote

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HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose early Wednesday as investors tracked early results from the US midterm elections with Democrats looking on course to win back control of the House, which could impact Donald Trump’s legislative agenda.…

Pompeo delays talks with senior North Koreans

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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has shelved plans to meet with senior North Korean officials, including one of leader Kim Jong Un’s top aides, the State Department said Tuesday. The talks between President Donald Trump’s top…

BMW quarterly profit falls 24% on trade, emissions woes

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FRANKFURT: German luxury carmaker BMW on Wednesday posted a steep drop in quarterly profit, blaming the impact of tough new EU emissions tests and “international trade conflicts”. The Munich-based group said net profit between July and…

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content. A 64-page report released by Google claimed…

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PTI team: first China trip

The PTI team first China trip is in continuity of firm long term bilateral relationship. There is no ambiguity that joint statement released on 4th Nov is very encouraging and covering development of broad counters of all kind of strategic…

China unveils new space station as the ISS nears its end

As the sole operational space station, the International Space Station (ISS), is nearing its end, China has revealed its own replica of ISS that will be launched in coming years. China unveiled its own life-size replica of its first ever…

Wanted better tractor policies

What does an economy that is leaning on its agriculture sector need? Hint: it’s not low quality cheap tractors. That is what the debate is on lately where the government may be contemplating allowing used tractors to be imported. Some, of…

Disrupting the insurance landscape

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Just like fintech start-ups are disrupting the traditional brick and mortar business models, insurance too is becoming amicable with technology. Insurtech is the buzzword in many markets, and risk management is quickly becoming a…

The face of the state

Amid all the talk of anti-corruption, and dismissal-no-dismissal of top bureaucrats as well as actual purges, inquires and prosecution by NAB these days, almost everyone tends to forget one important thing: the system is rotten from the…

Benedict Cumberbatch hints at Doctor Strange’s fate in ‘Avengers 4’

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At the end of Marvel’s ‘Avengers Infinity War’, Doctor Strange turned to dust in Thanos’ snap. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is actually playing the character, has revealed the potential return of Doctor Strange in Avengers 4. When asked…

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Democrats clean sweep Republicans out of lower house in US midterm elections

The Democrats seized control of the lower house of Congress while the Republicans retained control of the Senate in the midterm elections held on Tuesday in the United States. According to the results, the Republicans have won 51 seats in…

History made: Palestinian, Somali origin Muslim women elected to US Congress

In a first, two Muslim women, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, got elected to Congress in the United States midterms that were held on Tuesday. Although the Congress has Muslim men, this is the first time that two Muslim women have been…

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First polls close in US midterm elections

WASHINGTON: The first polls closed Tuesday in some eastern US states in a midterm election widely seen by American voters as a referendum on the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Polling stations closed at 6:00 pm (2300 GMT) in…