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ECP asks Cabinet Division to investigate RTS failure during elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sent a letter to the Cabinet Division to conduct inquiry into failure of its Result Transmission System (RTS) during conduct of general elections on July 25. The ECP directed the Cabinet Division to constitute an inquiry committee comprising experts from National Telecommunication, Information Technology Security Board and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and finalize the inquiry report within four weeks. According to the terms of reference of inquiry, the…

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

NEW DELHI: Indian police said on Tuesday they have filed a case against AirAsia Group Bhd, the airline’s CEO Tony Fernandes and its domestic entity AirAsia India, over allegations of corruption and breaking rules in obtaining a flying licence. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) accused the airline, some of its employees and third parties of violating India’s foreign direct investment rules while obtaining the licence, and of bribing government officials in an attempt to get regulations relaxed to allow AirAsia…

India police investigate Modi party lawmaker over rape

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Thursday opened a rape inquiry against a powerful lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in a case that has cast a new spotlight on impunity enjoyed by the elite. Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh state, where he is a state lawmaker for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sengar, 51, is a powerful politician in the state. Local police refused to take action until the state…

EU lawmakers to investigate alleged misuse of Facebook users’ data

BRUSSELS: EU lawmakers will investigate whether the data of more than 50 million Facebook users has been misused, the head of European Parliament said on Monday. Antonio Tajani urged the social media giant to take more responsibility, saying on Twitter that “allegations of misuse of user data is an unacceptable violation of our citizens’ privacy rights.” Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump’s 2016…

CM Murad forms JIT to investigate Intizar murder case

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on request of Ishtiaq Ahmed, father of Intizar Ahmed who was killed in a fire incident on January 13, 2018, at Seaview, constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the murder case. The CM directed Home Secretary Qazi Shahid Pervez to constitute a joint investigation team (JIT) under Additional Inspector General Police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Sanaullah Abbasi and issue notification within an hour. The home secretary vide notification…

Facebook says it’s investigating WhatsApp’s global outage

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage across the world, prompting the top social media website to investigate what actually caused the outage. Users in countries ranging from Brazil and Russia to Vietnam and Myanmar reported on social media that WhatsApp was down in their countries. The extent of the outage and the reasons for it were not immediately known. ‘Whatsappdown’ was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is WhatsApp’s biggest market with about 200 million of its…

NAB team to soon leave for London to further investigate Panama Leaks case

LAHORE: A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore will leave for London this week for further investigation into Panama Leaks case, ARY News reported. NAB headquarters has given green light to a three-member team to proceed towards London to further probe in Panama Leaks case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children. Sources said the NAB team will record statement of a key witness in Avenfield apartment case against the Sharif family and the witness will also provide relevant important…

PCB forms tribunal to investigate spot-fixing

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday formed a three-member tribunal headed by a retired judge to investigate a spot-fixing case allegedly involving two players in a recent Twenty20 league match. Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were unceremoniously sent home after the first match of the Pakistan Super League last month and were later charged in a corruption probe that threatened to undermine the tournament. British police have arrested three suspects in connection with the case including discarded Pakistan…