Data protection bill to drive deep behavioural changes for platforms exploiting data: Chandrasekhar

New Delhi: The upcoming Digital Personal Data Protection Bill will drive “deep behavioural changes” among those platforms in India that have for long exploited or misused personal data, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has asserted. In an interview to PTI, the minister of state for IT and electronics also sought to allay concerns around the issue…

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Powerful 6 magnitude quake hits parts of Pakistan

Islamabad: A powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted several parts of Pakistan on Sunday morning, sparking panic and forcing residents to flee their homes. The epicentre of the quake was the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistan and it originated at a depth of 223 km, which considerably reduced its devastating impact, according to the National Seismic…

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Imran Khan’s party faces most difficult phase in its 27 yrs of existence after May 9 incidents

Lahore: Twenty-seven-years after its founding, former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party is at the crossroads, facing a likely ban by the coalition government following the unprecedented attack on sensitive military installations by his supporters earlier this month. The mainstream parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan-Fazl (JUI-F) –…

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China’s first domestically built passenger plane successfully makes its maiden commercial flight

Beijing/Shanghai: China’s first indigenously built passenger aircraft C919 on Sunday successfully completed its first commercial flight, marking its official entry into the civil aviation market as part of the country’s bid to compete with Western rivals like Boeing and Airbus. The first commercial flight of C919 from the eastern metropolis of Shanghai to Beijing was operated…

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Intercepted phone call reveals plot by Imran Khan’s party to stage fake raid, claims Pak minister

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has claimed that the intelligence agencies have intercepted a conversation indicating that Imran Khan’s party was hatching a plot to defame law enforcement authorities. Addressing a hastily staged press conference on Saturday night, Sanaullah alleged that the objective of the move was to falsely implicate the law-enforcement agencies in the…

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