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Import of mobile phones hikes by 40% in first two months of FY

ISLAMABAD, OCT 12 (DNA) : The imports of mobile phones into the country increased by 39.57 percent during the first two months of current fiscal year when compared to the imports of the corresponding period of last year. Mobile phones worth $129.329 million were imported into the country during July-August (2017-18) compared to the imports of $92.707 million during July-August (2016-17), according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The overall imports of telecoms sector increased by 35.30 percent by going up from $170.667 last year to $230.920 million during the current fiscal year, the data revealed.

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Blue Whale horror engulfs Hyderabad as girls receive WhatsApp messages

HYDERABAD, OCT 11 (DNA)- Fear and horror have plagued Hyderabad as several boys and girls have reported receiving messages under banner of life-threatening and perilous online game ‘Blue Whale’. As per details acquired, two girls have lodged complaints at Women Protection Cell established in the office of Hyderabad Region Deputy Inspector General of Police. The girls, in their respective petitions, have stated that they received messages via WhatsApp (a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones). In the beginning, small tasks were assigned to girls but later the unknown sender harassed them, forced to do friendship and forwarded obscene clicks.

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Turkish President gifts Holy Quran to Bollywood superstar

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is currently on a promotional tour for his upcoming movie ‘Secret Superstar’. Recently, he visited Turkey and was quite surprised to find out that he has a huge fan following in the country. A video has gone viral where a Turkish vendor played some neat and super cool tricks on Khan as he prepared the ice-cream. Where Aamir got indulged in Turkish delights and looked mesmerized by the beauty of Turkey, the actor didn’t miss a chance of meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At the occasion, Turkish government presented Aamir with the gift of the sacred Holy Quran.

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Gloves off as Japan election campaign starts

Tokyo’s popular governor Yuriko Koike launched a bitter attack on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday as the gloves came off for the official start of a snap election campaign in the world’s third-largest economy. Conservative premier Abe, 63, is facing an unexpected and fierce challenge from the media-savvy Koike, who has upended the sleepy world of Japanese politics with her upstart “Party of Hope.” Addressing hundreds of commuters at a busy Tokyo station via loudspeaker, Koike called on supporters to “end the politics of Abe,” lashing out at the long-serving premier over recent scandals that have weighed on his popularity.

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Former Pak-Indo spy chiefs urge both nations to start dialogue

LONDON, OCT 08 (DNA) – Former spy chiefs of Pakistan and India have said that the diplomatic talks and communications between the two countries are essential and helpful for the national interest of both countries. Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general General (r) Ehsanul Haq and former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Amarjit Singh Dulat took part in a public debate at the London School of Economics’ Sheikh Zayed Theatre, which was organised by South Asia Centre, LSE’s Pakistan Development Society and the South Asia Future Forum.

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World leaders ask UN to resolve Kashmir conflict

NEW YORK, OCT 08 (DNA) – In a memorandum submitted to the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Azad Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, and the secretary general of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, urged the United Nations to play the leadership card in resolving the 70-year-old Kashmir conflict. The memorandum read that the Kashmir conflict is perhaps the most dangerous conflict in the world, because of the spiraling nuclear and missile race between India and Pakistan, coupled with historical enmities that have occasioned three wars between the two rivals.

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Liquor recovered from North Korean diplomat residence

ISLAMABAD, OCT 07: As many as 1,000 bottles of imported liquor were recovered from the house of First Secretary of North Korean embassy during a raid conducted by police. According to a private TV channel, police raided the house when the diplomat was not at home and took in custody 1,000 bottles of liquor. Details further reveal, the diplomat had a licnece to keep liquor however the police sources say he was allegedly selling liquor to local dealers. Details further reveal police mentioned only 240 bottles in the report and tried to sell rest of the 760 bottles to liquor dealers in Islamabad.