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Trump questions why Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling

LONDON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday questioned why Barack Obama’s administration did not act on allegations of Russian meddling in the US 2016 presidential election. On Friday a federal grand jury said Russia’s military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data. “The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administrations,” Trump…

Imran Khan asks five questions from Geo/ Jang’s investigative journalists

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday asked five questions from investigative journalists of Geo TV and Jang Group of Newspapers, ARY News reported. In a series of tweets he posed five questions on income, losses, assets, funding, money trail and taxes of Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo and Jang group. “Why have his employees not been paid for three months and how come his companies in Pakistan are making ‘losses’ while his assets abroad are growing?” he wondered. Read More: Stoop as low as…

Here are the most searched ‘how to’ questions on Google

Days are gone when learning ‘how to do things’ was primarily based on knowledge you acquired from school or wisdom of your parents. Now that role has been taken over by world's top search engine Google. People across the globe are now connected to the cyberspace around the globe and they get answer to their even most complicated queries with just a click in no time. Unfortunate that users don’t try to force their IQ for even simplest questions, and they end up consulting the net for it. However, it seems that Google…

PM’s spokesman questions if JIT has examined evidences provided by PTI

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik on Thursday leveled a range of allegations on investigation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the money trail of the Sharif family in Panama Leaks case, ARY News reported. He questioned if the JIT has so far examined the evidences provided by  the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the form of documents. If it has not scrutinised them yet then why not? “The creation of environment of intimidation and that people were through force and threat tried to…

Sherry Rehman raises questions over controversies, validity of census

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman on Friday raised questions over a number of controversies arising from unresolved issues related to the census which is currently underway. “The census has dangerous shortfalls that need to be addressed immediately. As much as it is the government’s constitutional duty to conduct a census, key deficits and designed flaws in the exercise put it in the eye of a huge potential storm,” she said in a statement. She said the government had failed to address the most…

US govt starts quizzing foreign travelers about social media accounts

WASHINGTON: Foreigners travelling to the United States now must be prepared to elucidate information about their social media to the security officials. Such queries will be asked from foreigners under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to scrutinize their social media info like Facebook, Twitter and more in a move to spot security related threats, reported the CBS News. In June, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed adding an optional question to travel authorization applications. It asked applicants to…

US watchdog questions money spent on Afghan ‘ghost’ soldiers

KABUL: A U.S. government watchdog is pressing the Pentagon to explain reports of tens of thousands of "ghost" soldiers and police on the payrolls of the Afghan security forces, which are heavily funded by international donors. The U.S. government has allocated more than $68 billion (54.59 billion pounds) since 2002 to help support Afghan security forces battling Taliban insurgents and other militants. The United States and its NATO allies pledged earlier this year to provide around $5 billion per year until at least 2020…