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Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz to be next Pakistan PM
Another Sharif in the office
28.07.17 - team pt

Shahbaz Sharif, younger brother of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will become the new premier of Pakistan, according to ANI. To become the Prime Minister, Shahbaz would have to first resign from his present position as Punjab chief minister. He would then have to contest ...
  


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world’s richest person
27.07.17 - team pt

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, on Thursday, surpassed Gates to become the world's richest man. The proverbial rise and rise of Bezos came after a 1 per cent surge ...
  


Woman forced to hold her 2-year-old on lap during flight
Sues United Airlines
26.07.17 - TEAM PT

An Asian-origin teacher has decided to sue United Airlines as she was forced to hold her two- year-old son on her lap after the airlines gave away the toddler’s seat to a standby passenger, according to media reports.
 
Shirley Yamauchi, who is working in a Middle ...
  


India among top 5 nations that faced most terror attacks in 2016
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said.

Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, in a media briefing on the release of the Country Reports on ...
  


SC gives one week to Centre to decide on NRI voting rights
14.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it within a week as to whether it is going to amend the election law or rules for enabling non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote in polls here.
 
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice ...
  


New York Times plans to sack half its copy editors, they write back
MEDIA GRAPEVINE
04.07.17 - PT Foreign Bureau

NEW YORK: Imagine bringing out a newspaper of repute without a proper copy editing desk! All newspapers have an army of sub-editors, senior sub-editors, chief subs and so on, depending upon the newspaper's circulation and sundry other factors.

They are the people who prevent faux pas ...
  



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