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PM asks Punjab govt to spare no effort for welfare of common men

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the Punjab government to spare no effort for the welfare of common men. He was talking to the provincial cabinet members in Lahore on Saturday. The prime minister regretted that the welfare of common man was never given due consideration in the past and we have to look after them to lay the foundation of a welfare state on the pattern of the State of Madina. Read More: ‘Pakistan is an Islamic welfare state’: Qureshi responds to Indian COAS Imran Khan stressed for…

US using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated

The US government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters. The government says DNA testing is a faster means of confirming parentage than relying on assembling documents such as birth certificates. Under President Barack Obama, DNA testing of unauthorized border-crossers was rare, former administration officials said, but one said it was…

Understanding Kim: Inside the US effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader

WASHINGTON: US intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong Un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge – figuring out a secretive North Korean ruler few people know much about. Following a long tradition of arming US presidents with political and psychological dossiers of foreign leaders ahead of critical negotiations, government analysts are gathering every new bit of information they can glean about…

Facebook launches effort to help boost newspaper subscriptions

WASHINGTON: Facebook on Tuesday announced a US$3 million pilot project aimed at helping US newspapers boost paid digital subscriptions. The move was the latest by the huge social network to respond to concerns that it and other online platforms have hurt news organisations by dominating Internet advertising. The "local news subscriptions accelerator," part of the its Journalism Project, will work with a small group of metro news organisations "to unlock strategies that help publishers build digital customer…

Twitter steps up effort to curb harassment

Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative to crack down on "abusive accounts," in the latest attempt by the social network to curb online harassment. The effort comes with Twitter and other social platforms struggling to keep up with online abuse, especially from anonymous accounts. "We're taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts," said a statement from Twitter engineering vice president Ed Ho. Read More: Orlando nightclub victims’ families…