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Man arrested for dangling baby outside of window for Facebook ‘likes’

ALGIERS: A man was arrested in Algeria on Sunday for dangerously dangling his baby outside of a high-rise building. The caption on the post read, “1,000 likes or I will drop him.” Needless to say, the post earned quite the wrath on social media as users demanded the arrest of the man for endangering the…

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Two booked for derogatory social media posts about PTI leader

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered a case against two persons — Haseeb Zahid and Mian Umair Ashraf — for allegedly making derogatory remarks against PTI leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on social media. Dr Firdous has recently joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf after parting ways with Pakistan People’s Party. According to FIA officials, Haseeb…

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Twitter reaction to Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph

London: How Twitter reacted to Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph over rivals India on Sunday: “Yes Pakistan, you have defeated us. Well played, outplayed us in all departments. Many congratulations, I concede. Best wishes!” said Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, who drew wrath of Pakistani social media users a couple of days back for some banter with…

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Rishi Kapoor continues to face rage of Pakistani Twitteraties

KARACHI: Social media users in Pakistan, especially Twitteraties, continued to batter Indian actor Rishi Kapoor Saturday, a day after he indulged in some banter with Pakistani fans by his mocking tweets regarding Sunday’s ICC Champions Trophy final. “Rishi Kapoor” was still trending in Pakistan among top ten trends. Pakistani cricket fans, who were clearly annoyed…

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Video: Social media clash ahead of final

Green Shirts are all set to take on India in the final showdown of Champions Trophy scheduled at The Oval on Sunday. The England earlier cruised past Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the event. The fans of the two arch cricketing rivals are on fire on social media supporting their respective teams. Watch this…

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The Thing I Fear Most

By Gulrukh Tausif On Facebook, we often come across various quizzes and personality tests that tell us about our hidden qualities. They are able to guess which fictional characters we are, whether we are a Disney prince or princess or a fairy tale villain or a cartoon character or even the bird or animal qualities…

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Instagram crashed last night and users did not take it well

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram crashed Monday night, leaving users perturbed on social media. Last night, the site and app wouldn’t load – though stories would – leaving people’s feeds filled with old images. Attempts to refresh the feed just lead to the error message, which said that it can’t refresh. Instagram stories seemed to be…

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Video: University students expelled over Facebook posts

Students of University of Agriculture Faisalabad were expelled over criticizing strict rules of the varsity on social media.

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Meera’s stunning reply to Trump tweets will surely surprise you

KARACHI: Gone are the days when actress Meera was butt of jokes for her amusing English-speaking talent. People used to say that her English is so bad that it is actually good, and that she will have you rolling on the floor with laughter when she speaks English. But nowadays the popular actress has got…

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‘Plastic rice’ fear spreads in India

NEW DELHI: Plastic rice reports are causing fear in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states of India. Two days after a customer allegedly found plastic rice being used at a food stall in Saroornagar in Hyderabad, another customer from Meerpet, made a similar complain to the police. By the evening, task force officials of the civil…

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SHC seeks comments from interior ministry, FIA on petition against curbs on freedom of speech

  By Minerwa Tahir The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Wednesday notices to the federal interior secretary and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition filed by civil society activists against curbs on freedom of speech and unlawful detention and harassment of individuals. A two-judge bench comprising justices Hasan Azhar Rizvi and Abdul Maalik…

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Sheikh Rashid calls for boycott of “FruitBoycott” campaign

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid has voiced his strong opposition to the ongoing three-day “FuritBoycott” social media campaign.  In a chat with SAMAA, the veteran politician was of the view that the campaign would only hit the poor fruit vendors. “It will cause no loss to the real profiteers and hoarders as being…

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Why the #FruitBoycott is a bad idea

By Minerwa Tahir It seems like the country has united against the poor. Under the pretext of their ‘campaign’, people are boycotting fruits with the belief that the measure will bring the prices of fruits down. They claim their campaign is against profiteering. However, if we actually sit down to think about it, is the…

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Campaign against high prices of fruits in full swing

A campaign that started on social media calling for a boycott of fruits over exorbitant prices kicks off in the country. Watch this report by Shahbaz Khan for details

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Trump administration approves tougher visa vetting, including social media checks

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years. The new questions, part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, was approved on May 23…

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Why I quit Smoking, Facebook and Twitter?

By: Imran Khushal   It is funny when I quit smoking I was asked HOW? When I quit Facebook and Twitter I was asked WHY?   The HOW question made me feel like I have achieved something which others failed to but the WHY question made me feel that I have done something wrong.  …

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Indonesian ‘rainbow village’ is internet sensation

Semarang, Indonesia: An Indonesian hamlet dubbed “the rainbow village” after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation. The collection of about 200 modest homes on a hillside above a river used to be a typical, low-income Indonesian neighbourhood that was filthy and…

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Nisar directs PTA to prepare SOPs to check social media misuse

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to formulate SOPs for putting in place a framework which ensures that social media is used as a medium to facilitate positive, constructive and healthy interactions. Chairing a high level meeting here, he further directed that initial draft of Standard Operating…

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Nisar defends social media crackdown

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Tuesday ruled out any restrictions on social media, but added that unbridled freedom cannot be acceptable to any civilized society. “It is not my own issue, or that of the PML-N, it is a society’s issue. Our values are under attack from a section of social media,” he said…

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PTI stages protests against crackdown on social media activists

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf staged protests in the cities of Karachi and Islamabad against the government’s recent crackdown against social media activists, on Monday. According to details, the PTI leadership in Karachi and Islamabad took to the streets in front of the Karachi Press Club and the National Press Club. A large number of female…

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PTI social media office ransacked: Fawad Chaudhry

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said Monday that some unidentified men had ransacked the office of his party’s social media head in Peshawar and took away some hardware. Speaking to media persons outside the Supreme Court, Fawad Chaudhry said Peshawar office had been “raided”, but he said PTI wasn’t sure who was behind…

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