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#MeToo: Three more women accuse Ali Zafar of harassment

KARACHI: A day after a leading Pakistani actress Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, three more women came forward against the popular singer and actor. They levelled the allegations on Twitter, in what is thought to be the first #MeToo moment in Pakistan. @itsmeeshashafi you’re not alone. Please read this. #metoo @merabichrayaar @HaadeaP…

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Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

TEHRAN: Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked…

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Sania Mirza’s nickname for Shoaib Malik

KARACHI: It looks like tennis star Sania Mirza has come up with a nickname for her husband Shoaib Malik. The Indian tennis player called the Pakistani cricketer a “spring chicken” when Malik’s age was being compared to that of new comer Shaheen Shah Afridi. Daniel Alexander of Sri Lanka had tweeted, “Shoaib Malik and Shaheen…

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Darren Sammy plays epic April Fool prank

West Indian cricketer Darren Sammy who led Peshawar Zalmi to the final of Pakistan Super League, is liked by Pakistani fans. Sammy is well-known for his game as well as his jovial temperament. The part of his light side came to the fore on the first day of April, widely known as April Fool. I…

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Ecstatic Malala shares pictures of family, homeland on Twitter

PHOTO: TWITTER Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai tweeted pictures of her homeland, Swat, and her family She reached Swat, her hometown, six years after being shot by Taliban gunmen amid heavy security. She was flown to Mingora onboard a helicopter. She burst into tears as she arrived at her native house. “The most beautiful…

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Twitter bans cryptocurrency ads on fraud fears

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter on Monday announced a ban on ads for initial offerings of cryptocurrency or sales of virtual currency tokens, sending the value of bitcoin diving below $8,000. Twitter followed the lead of Google and Facecook, which earlier this year cracked down on digital currency ads to protect users from being duped. “We are…

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#PSLFinalInKarachi trends worldwide

KARACHI: The PSL final in Karachi has certainly made waves around the world as #PSLFinalInKarachi became the second most popular trend in the world while the match was being played.  It was a historic occasion indeed as cricket finally returned to Karachi after nine years. In the presence of heavily armed guards and security officials,…

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ISPR denies report of meeting between Army Chief, Punjab CM

RAWALPINDI: No meeting took place between Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif during last three days, said Pakistan Army’s public affairs department. “News about meeting of Army Chief with CM Punjab twice during last 72 hours being reported by a media house is baseless and highly irresponsible,”…

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#SpeakUp becomes top trend on Twitter

KARACHI: The issue of harassment in Karachi University has registered itself on Twitter as top trend after Samaa highlighted the ordeal of students who said they were harassed by a teacher. Background A KU student had said Wednesday that the professor offered to pass her with flying colours if she agreed to marry him. A…

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Met police investigating death threats issued to Sadiq Khan

LONDON: Metropolitan Police stated on Wednesday that it was investigating death threats issued to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. London mayor Sadiq Khan had claimed a day earlier that he had received death threats on Twitter. Khan, a British-Pakistani Muslim, had revealed that the tweets had targeted his race and religion. During his talk at South…

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Leaders react to Senate chairman election result

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of different political parties reacted to the results of Senate chairman and deputy chairman elections. PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the “opening batsman” of former military dictator Zia-ul-Haq was defeated. He added that Pakistan and Balochistan was victorious. Zia’s opening batsman defeated. Balochistan wins. Federalism wins. Congratulations Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani….

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Watch: This little boy may become another Wasim Akram

There have been very few fast bowlers in the world who have drawn former Pakistan skipper and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram’s praise. Recently, a little kid in a remote looking village in Pakistan drew Akram’s attention with his free-flowing left-arm pace. Seemingly, the kid had no bowling jump just like Akram and was bringing…

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We are one, PML-N stands united: Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz Sharif – daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif – said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stands united as Shahbaz Sharif was elected interim chief and Nawaz Sharif was named the leader of the party for life. She tweeted, “We are, Alhamdolillah ONE. We stand united. PMLN stands united.” We are, Alhamdolillah…

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Mahira Khan joins list of stars paying tribute to late Sridevi

NEWS DESK: Renowned Bollywood star Sridevi passed away after cardiac arrest on Saturday in Dubai.  According to Indian media, Sridevi’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed her death. She was in UAE with her family to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. Sridevi Kapoor, born on August 13, 1963, was an Indian film actor and producer…

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PSL 2018: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators in tweets

The 2018 edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) went underway and social media is already abuzz with discussion on the upcoming encounter between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators. The two franchises took to micro blogging website Twitter to post their tweets ahead of the much-anticipated contest between the two side. Get ready because the kings…

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PSL 2018: Twitter goes abuzz

Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 is one of the most discussed event on social media at the moment. Cricketers, teams along with cricketing fans took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to post their excitement for the event. Excited today for the start of #PSL3! wishing all teams best of luck and to see some top…

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PSL 2018: Wahab Riaz stuns Hafeez, netizens with new look

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi pacer Wahab Riaz on Thursday surprised his teammate Mohammad Hafeez and cricket fans with his new appearance, just hours his team battles with Multan Sultans in the opening game of the Pakistan Super League.   Sharing the photos on Twitter, Zalmi’s opener Hafeez said that he was ready to go to the opening ceremony…

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Video: Mahira Khan wants to meet this little fan

NEWS DESK: Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan took to Twitter to express her happiness over a video of a little child who says that she wants to meet the Verna star. Mahira retweeted the video, saying: “This is so cute! Someone get me in touch with this little one.” This is so cute! Someone get me…

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Twitter bars tactics used by ‘bots’ to spread false stories

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral, reported Reuters. The San Francisco-based social network also said it would not allow people to…

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Javed Sheikh earns ire on Twitter for making Mahira uncomfortable

NEWS DESK: Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh earned the ire of Twitterati who called him out for that cringe-worthy kiss he tried to place on Mahira Khan’s cheek at the Lux Style Awards 2018. Mahira Khan had come on stage to receive her best actress award for her role in the movie Verna. As she goes for…

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Rishi Kapoor exchanges praises with Pakistani actress

NEWS DESK: After his tweet praising Priya Prakash Varrier that many people found creepy, Indian veteran actor Rishi Kapoor sent out a welcome message on Twitter by exchanging praises with a Pakistani actress.  It began with Eshal Fayyaz, a Pakistani actor whose drama serial ‘Tabeer’ is airing today, when she tweeted about ‘102 not out’,…

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