Sunday, 5 July 2020

Monitoring Desk

Canada advises citizens against travelling to Hong Kong

TORONTO: Canada has  “strong concern” over China’s new national security legislation in Hong Kong and updated advisory warning citizens from travelling to the special administrative region citing potential impacts of the new legislation. Canada’s foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in a statement posted on his official Twitter page that “This ...

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PUBG Mobile earns $3 Billion in lifetime revenue

BIRMINGHAM: PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Mobile or PUBG Mobile has brought in a massive sum of 3 Billion US Dollars in lifetime revenue. The massively popular online multiplayer game has seen great success globally, with just 2020 bringing in 1.3 Billion Dollars alone. According to a new report by Sensor Tower, PUBG ...

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Restaurants and pubs reopen in UK

LONDON: England is embarking on Saturday on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months. In addition to the reopening of much of the hospitality sector, couples can tie the knot once again, people ...

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Did Urvashi Rautela marry Gautam Gulati

BOLLYWOOD: Grand Masti actress Urvashi Rautela was spotted attending her first public event post lockdown. The gorgeous actress Thursday attended the launch of a hand sanitizer brand in Mumbai. “For me this is more than an event, I think it is all about a social cause, helping common people, as this particular ...

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Biggest gold scandal busted in China

BEIJING: China is at the centre of the discovery of what may be one of the biggest gold counterfeiting scandal in recent history. According to a report in Zero Hedge, not only does it involve China, but it emerges from a city that has become synonymous for all that is ...

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Saroj Khan gave industry its rhythm: Amitabh Bachchan

BOLLYWOOD: Amitabh Bachchan’s after learning about the death of Saroj Khan He said that the veteran choreographer gave the Hindi film industry rhythm, style, grace of movement and the art of converting the lyrics in a song to meaning in dance. Big B took to Instagram, where he shared a black ...

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China says Indian app ban is against WTO rules

BEIJING: Earlier this week, the Indian government had banned 59 Chinese smartphone applications. This ban included popular social media apps like TikTok and more. Now, Ji Rong, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, has said in a statement that China “firmly opposed” this decision and it is a “violation ...

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Kamran Akmal blames bias for not being able to make return

BIRMINGHAM: Wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal has said that he has not been able to make a comeback into the Pakistan team because of bias that “couple of coaches” have had against him in the recent past. Akmal, who last played for Pakistan in April 2017, was not included in the ...

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Kate Winslet is set to play a biopic of photojournalist

HOLLYWOOD: The film, called Lee, will follow the life and experiences of the photojournalist Lee Miller as she travels to the frontline of World War II and tries to expose the horrific truths of the Nazis. Throughout her journey she then comes to realize the truths of her own past. ...

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EU bans PIA from flying to Europe for six months

LONDON: The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the flight operations of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to European Union (EU) nations for a period of six months, the PIA said on Tuesday. The suspension will take effect on July 1 at 12 am (UTC time), said the statement. ...

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