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Everything That Has Happened In The Last 24 Hours

Everything That Has Happened In The Last 24 Hours

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Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman said that The Zilhaj moon has been sighted and eid will start on 12th August

“Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on Aug 12,” he said. The chairman made the announcement in Karachi before the media after receiving moon sighting testimonies. The chairman said that the committee had received 72 testimonies from across the country. The government on Wednesday had announced that August 12, 13, 14 and 15 will be observed as holidays on account of Eidul Azha.

The police in lahore have arrested a man who was allegedly exposing himself and harassing women in the city

According to a handout from the police, a woman had uploaded a video on Twitter of a young man exposing himself while travelling on a motorcycle. She had further alleged that he was a routine offender and demanded that police take action against the suspect. Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) BA Nasir subsequently directed Saddar Superintendent of Police (SP) Ahsan Saifullah to take up the matter himself. Through the identification of his motorcycle number, the SP was able to arrest the suspect.

Additional Sessions Judge has summoned Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo to court regarding his accusation about ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed

Judge Chohan had accepted for hearing the petition, submitted by well-known lawyer Manzoor Qadir Bhinder, and summoned a report on the matter from the Gujranwala city police officer (CPO). As per the petitioner, after losing the Senate vote, Bizenjo had made a “baseless and false” statement against the head of a state institution. Bhinder claimed that this was an attempt to defame a key leader of the Pakistan Army. He asked the court to request the Gujranwala CPO to instruct the Civil Lines police station to register a case against Bizenjo.

A woman from Hyderabad has allegedly killed her husband after he planned on marrying a second time

Police relayed the suspect shot dead her spouse, identified as Hamza, who was busy preparing for a second marriage.

During preliminary interrogation, according to the police, the woman said she and her husband had tied the knot out of their own free will two years back. She said the man was planning to contract another marriage with the consent of his family members. The alleged murderer confessed that she called her husband to her friend, Sara’s house from where they took him to the Gulistan-e-Jauhar road and shot him dead. The weapon used in the crime belonged to the murderer’s friend, said the police.

Global

Customs officials in Germany caught four tonnes of cocaine, worth around $ 1 billion, in the country’s largest ever drug bust  

The drugs were being transported from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Antwerp, Belgium, when they were intercepted by authorities during a routine check two weeks ago. The shipment, listed as soya beans, was hidden in over 200 black sports bags inside a shipping container. The drugs have since been destroyed under strict security, officials said. “Assuming that this likely high-purity cocaine can be cut to triple the amount for street sale, the 4.5 tonnes has a street value of approximately €1 billion”, the Hamburg Customs agency said in a statement. It added that the Hamburg prosecutor’s office were now investigating the intended destination of the container.

The daughter of the late Ronald Reagan has said there is “no defence” for racist comments he made in a 1971 phone conversation

Newly unearthed tapes reveal Reagan – then Governor of California – described UN African delegates as “monkeys”. He was referring to Tanzanian delegates at the UN, who had just sided against the US in a vote to recognise China and expel Taiwan. Reagan – a supporter of Taiwan – called the president the next day, telling him: “To see those… monkeys from those African countries – damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” His daughter Patti Davis condemned the remarks in a newspaper article. “There is no defence, no rationalisation, no suitable explanation for what my father said,” she wrote. 

Saudi Arabia has finally allowed women to travel abroad without approval from a male “guardian”

The landmark reform erodes the longstanding guardianship system that renders adult women as legal minors and allows their “guardians” — husband, father and other male relatives — to exercise arbitrary authority over them. The decision, following years of campaigning by activists, comes after high-profile attempts by women to escape their guardians despite a string of reforms including a historic decree last year that overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists. “A passport will be granted to any Saudi national who submits an application,” said a government ruling published in the official gazette Umm al-Qura.

Donald Trump has placed more sanctions on Russia in connection with the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter

Trump issued an executive order late Thursday that imposes another round of sanctions against Moscow, which has denied wrongdoing in the spy case. In March 2018, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer turned double agent for Britain, and his visiting daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious on a park bench in the British town of Salisbury after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. They spent weeks in critical condition but recovered.

Sport

Kapil Dev, who is a member of the committee that will appoint the next head coach, said that India Captain Virat Kohli’s opinion ‘needs to be respected’

The World Cup-winning former India captain however assured that his panel will do their job to the best of their ability. Kohli during his press conference earlier in the week didn’t hide that he would love to see current head coach Ravi Shastri get another term. “That’s his [Kohli] opinion we have to respect everybody’s opinion,” Kapil told reporters here on Thursday. Before leaving for the West Indies tour, Kohli had already made it clear that they share a great camaraderie with Shastri as he backed him to continue till the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup.

Manchester United has reached an agreement to sign England’s Harry Maguire from Leicester for £80 million

He will become United’s third summer signing following Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, who arrived from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.

Maguire made 69 Premier League appearances for Leicester after joining from Hull City in 2017. The deal means Maguire becomes the world’s most expensive defender, eclipsing the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.

Former world number one Naomi Osaka says she “hasn’t had fun playing tennis” since winning the Australian Open

Osaka, 21, beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a thrilling final in January to seal back-to-back Grand Slams, topping the world rankings. But she has been hampered by injuries and struggled with poor form since. “The last few months have been really rough for me tennis-wise,” Osaka wrote on Instagram. “Thankfully I am surrounded by people I love and who love me back. “Whenever things go wrong I blame myself 100%. I have a tendency to shut down because I don’t want to burden anyone with my thoughts or problems, but they taught me to trust them and not take everything on by myself.

Technology

Apple and Google will temporarily stop their employees from listening to voice recordings captured by smart speakers and virtual assistants

It follows a Guardian report that third-party contractors used by Apple had heard people having sex and discussing private medical information. Siri and other services can activate in error after wrongly picking up sounds they mishear as their “wake” words. Apple said the move would affect users worldwide. Technology companies use staff to “grade” voice recordings to improve their virtual assistants’ accuracy rates in handling requests – and take steps to anonymise the source. Google, for example, distorts the recording before it is listened to in order to disguise the user’s voice. However, many members of the public were unaware of the practice until the Bloomberg news agency reported the fact earlier this year. “We are committed to delivering a great Siri experience while protecting user privacy,” Apple said in a statement.

Facebook has banned accounts it says are linked to the Saudi authorities in an effort to spread propaganda through fake accounts

It says the operation mainly targeted the Middle East and North Africa, and most of the content was in Arabic. More than 350 accounts and pages have been removed. It is rare for the social media giant to publicly link such activities to a government. Saudi Arabia has so far made no public comments on the issue. In a statement, Facebook said it acted this week to tackle “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its platform and on Instagram, which the company owns.

The Google Play store may have over 200 harmful apps that were reportedly downloaded 32 million times

According to Lukas Stefanko, a researcher at CSIRO’s Data61, around 205 “harmful” apps available for download on Google play store have been identified. Apparently, the figure doesn’t surprise you but you would be alarmed when you realize that those apps were downloaded for a whopping 32 million times last month alone. The bulk of the suspicious software – 188 to be exact – contained hidden ads, accounting for 19.2 million installs. The rest of the offenders fell under the categories of subscription scam, ad fraud, stalkerware, fake apps, fake antivirus tools, adware droppers, and software with built-in backdoors, according to statistical data compiled by ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko with the help of other developers.

Entertainment

“Friends” star David Schwimmer has claimed police in the UK were “a little disappointed” that he wasn’t the viral booze thief

The bizarre story began last year when police in Blackpool released a CCTV image of a robbery suspect bearing a striking resemblance to the “Friends” character Ross Geller, played by Schwimmer.”The police had posted something that was really funny. They were a little disappointed that they had ruled me out as a suspect; it wasn’t me. They said something kind of cheeky and I thought ‘Good on them for having a sense of humor.”

Anoushey Ashraf will be the new host for CityFM89 The Breakfast Show

She broke the news about her new endeavor by sharing a heartwarming post on her Instagram.

Anoushey Ashraf is the new morning show RJ on CityFM89.

The host, who already has VJ, actor, model, host and designer under her belt is taking over The Breakfast Show on the radio channel.

She broke the news about her new endeavor by sharing a heartwarming post on her Instagram. “At 18, there was a man who’d called on my live show on MTV and said ‘your voice isn’t nice’. I had cried that night. For all the other messages of encouragement/love i had received,this ‘one’ remark somehow had the ability to drain me, washing away all the endless adoration shown to me otherwise.” She went on to say, “Fast forward to the present, this very voice has landed me a new job at a radio station. I can’t help but be grateful for the endless opportunities where I’ve gotten to live my dream of communicating with people, laughing, crying and developing a strong bond with them over the years. The bond that went beyond me looking perfect, my voice or anything else. They have loved me for me all along’ I keep reminding myself as it helps keep me going”, says Anoushey.

Shilpa Shetty will be returning to the big screen after 13 years in the new movie Nikamma

“Yes, it’s true! My sabbatical of 13 long years comes to an end. I am so excited to announce that the film you will see me next in is Nikamma, directed by Sabbir Khan (cast still being finalised) featuring these amazing and talented actors, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. Need all your blessings and thank you, for all the love always,” wrote the actor. In the interview, she added, “It feels great. I am ready to take that plunge again and am looking forward to be back on the big screen. It’s a refreshingly unique project and I am looking forward to working with Sabbir. I loved my role, and it’s something I’ve never done before. I can’t wait for my audiences to see me in a new avatar.”