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Girl jumps out of speeding cab in Karachi, driver ‘collared’

KARACHI: A girl jumped out of a speeding cab at Shahrah-e-Faisal, complaining that the driver was misbehaving with her, ARY News reported. It is reported that the cab was owned by one of the popular ride-hailing apps. According to details, incident occurred near Karachi's Gora Kabrastan, where a girl jumped out of the car and sustained injuries. People on the road caught the driver seconds after the incident, while the girl alleged that the driver of the cab was misbehaving with her. Among a few others, two major…

ECP to start registration of overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start online registration for overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow September 1 and will continue till 15th of next month. Director General Public Relations ECP Nadeem Qasim, while speaking  to media on Friday, said overseas Pakistanis possessing valid machine-readable passports can get themselves registered as voters within the stipulated time. He said after the due date voter lists will be handed over to the concerned returning officers and names of…

Sanju leaked online a day before worldwide release

MUMBAI: The much-awaited biopic of Sanjay Dutt starring Ranbir Kapoor has been leaked online one day before its release. Many social media users have shared screenshots of the torrent Sanju movie download link. A Twitter user also claims that an HD print of the movie has been leaked. The Sanjay Dutt biopic is set to release in theatres today and its leak on the first day might affect the business of the film to a great extent. As soon as the news of the leak went viral on Twitter, Ranbir’s fans urged Twitterati…

Online betting firms gamble on soccer-mad Nigeria

LAGOS: Online sports betting is booming in soccer-mad Nigeria largely thanks to payment systems developed by homegrown technology firms that are starting to make online businesses more viable. For years, mobile payments failed to take off in Nigeria as they have in countries such as Kenya, where Safaricom’s M-Pesa money transfers have fostered a culture of cashless payments. Fear of electronic fraud and slow internet speeds have held Nigerian online consumers back but betting firms says the new, fast digital payment…

PM Abbasi inaugurates Digiskills program

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday inaugurated the Digiskills program aimed at training one million youth online. Addressing the ceremony, the prime pinister said the present government has delivered in many fields by building motorways, ports, airports and establishing power plants but the advancement in the information technology sector is most important contribution in the last five years. PM Abbasi said that Digiskills program will equip the youth to get online jobs and earn through a non…

Producers lodge complaint as ‘Padmaavat’ leaked online

Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest release "Padmaavat" has turned out to be a big winner at the box office despite being banned in four Indian states following violent protests and life threats. However, it seems as if the issues surrounding the movie have no ending. Now another trouble has cropped up in the form of online pirates who have leaked Padmaavat on the internet. Indian local media reported that co-producer Viacom 18 lodged complaints with the cybercrime cells of Maharashtra, Delhi and…

Healthcare prices hard to find online: study

FLORIDA: Consumers who search online for prices of common medical procedures may be disappointed by what they find, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers used the search engines Google and Bing to check the cost of common services like cholesterol tests, hip replacements and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in 8 cities: New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Seattle; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Tallahassee, Florida. They did a simple search, such as “cost of hip…

Online sales? Maybe one day, says Chanel

PARIS: France's Chanel has no immediate plans for online sales of its coveted outfits or handbags, a senior executive said on Friday, making it one of the fashion world’s last hold-outs as rivals experiment with websites to win over new clients. The label, known for its tweed suits and $4,300-plus quilted leather bags, already sells perfumes online, like its Chanel No 5, as well as eyeglasses and beauty products. But it will draw the line there for the foreseeable future, said Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion at…