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Tit-For-Tat Pakistan Blood Feud Attacks Leave 12 Dead

Tit-For-Tat Pakistan Blood Feud Attacks Leave 12 Dead

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Police launch operation to find those responsible for the shootings Peshawar: At least 12 people were killed in attacks Thursday launched by two rival armed groups in northwest Pakistan linked to a long-running feud, officials said. Armed members of one tribe first attacked a rival group, killing two people, Fahad Wazir, a senior government official told AFP. Later a passenger van passing through the territory of the second tribe was shot at, leaving ten passengers dead and five injured. “At least 12 people were killed in both the attacks today, both these rival groups from two separate tribals had an old enmity,” Wazir told AFP. He added that one woman was among the dead and some of the wounded were in a critical condition. More than 32 people have so far been killed as pa
India: Income Tax Raids On Religious Trusts Reveal Rs5 Billion Black Money

India: Income Tax Raids On Religious Trusts Reveal Rs5 Billion Black Money

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Foreign currencies worth $2.5m and about 88kg of gold have also been seized New Delhi: In a massive search operation covering 40 premises of religious trusts and other entities that preach about "oneness philosophy" and run wellness centres, the Income Tax Department has found Rs5 billion of undisclosed income and links to investments in tax havens. The tax authorities have seized cash amounting to Rs 43.9 crore during the search operations. Foreign currencies worth $2.5 million and about 88 kg of gold have also been discovered and seized. "Total value of seizure so far is approximately Rs 93 crore. The undisclosed income of the group detected so far is estimated at more than Rs 500 crore," the Tax Department said in a release. The search proceedings are still in progress. "Th...
Indian In Federal Bureau Of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted List, Biggest Ever Hunt Launched

Indian In Federal Bureau Of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted List, Biggest Ever Hunt Launched

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Patel, who hails from Viramgam in Ahmedabad, carries an award of $100,000 New York/New Delhi: Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for an Indian fugitive, Bhadresh Kumar Patel, for the past four years. Patel, who hails from Viramgam in Ahmedabad, figures in the FBI's top 10 list of most wanted fugitives and carries an award of $100,000. FBI considers Patel as a cold-blooded murderer and an 'extremely dangerous' criminal who killed his young wife at a Dunkin' Donuts store in Hanover, Maryland, in a most bizarre way. Though the top 10 list of most wanted fugitives is constantly updated and changed, as Bhadresh Patel continues to run from one place to another, his name continues to figu...
‘Pakistan’ Village In India’s Bihar Wants To Change Name

‘Pakistan’ Village In India’s Bihar Wants To Change Name

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Patna: As bilateral relations between India and Pakistan deteriorate further, residents from “Pakistan” village in Bihar want to get their identity changed as soon as possible. Annoyed villagers have petitioned the government official to change the name of their village soon saying they feel ashamed to be addressed as “Pakistanis”. Curiously, the Pakistan village located in Srinagar block of Purnia district, more than 300 km east of capital city of Bihar, don’t have any Muslim villager nor it has any mosque located there. The village, home to some 1200 people, has mainly tribal population. “We are caught in an awkward situation. None want to marry their daughters with youths from our village. We too feel ashamed of being called Pakistanis while we have nothing to do with Pakistan,”
Facebook Faces $35 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit

Facebook Faces $35 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit

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Use of facial recognition software a violation of privacy, says suit San Francisco: A court in the US has denied Facebook's request to quash $35 billion (Dh129 billion) class-action lawsuit against its alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. A three-judge panel of the ninth circuit judges in San Francisco rejected Facebook's plea and the case will now go to trial unless the Supreme Court intervenes, TechCrunch reported on Friday. "The suit alleges that Illinois citizens didn't consent to having their uploaded photos scanned with facial recognition and weren't informed of how long the data would be saved when the mapping started in 2011," the report added. Facebook could face $1,000 to $5,000 in penalties per user for seven million people, which could reach a max...
Document Suggests Boeing Pilots Saw Problems With Key Max System In 2016

Document Suggests Boeing Pilots Saw Problems With Key Max System In 2016

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Fresh questions about the company's knowledge of problems with the Max long before crashes New York: A Boeing pilot behind the 737 Max certification in 2016 told a colleague a key flight handling system was "running rampant" during simulator tests, according to documents reviewed Friday by AFP. The Boeing employees quipped about problems with the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, a flight-handling mechanism that is believed to be at the center of two Max crashes that killed 346 people. Boeing's chief technical pilot of the 737, Mark Forkner, said the MCAS system's performance during the simulator tests was "egregious" and that "I basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)," according to the instant messages. The messages - which Boeing knew about for months ...
Shoppers At Mall In Dubai Partake In Fitness Challenge

Shoppers At Mall In Dubai Partake In Fitness Challenge

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Many activities were prepared for the visitors in the seven different fitness zones the mall was divided into. Shoppers at the Festival City Mall were pleasantly surprised on Friday to see the mall decked up with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019 flags inviting them to test their physical fitness levels. Many activities were prepared for the visitors in the seven different fitness zones the mall was divided into. The zones spread across the mall, including the mall promenade outdoor, were packed with free activities for all ages and abilities. These will continue to be available throughout the 30 days of the fitness challenge. Although the indoor activities started at 12 noon, the party at the mall picked up only after 4pm as main workout stage and other outdoor activities were c...
UAE Residents Lose Millions Of Dirhams In Tour Scam

UAE Residents Lose Millions Of Dirhams In Tour Scam

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Victims said the tour packages had 75 days of five star hotel stays anywhere in the world within 25 weeks of registration. Hundreds of residents across the UAE were taken for a ride by a tour company which no longer exists. The company sold non-existent dream holiday packages to victims with stays in luxury hotels at discounted rates. It was, however, a bulk mail from an anonymous sender which alerted victims about the scale and severity of the scam worth millions of dirhams. By the time the victims - mostly Indian expats from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah - realised the fraud, the culprits had made away with the loot. The office of Make My Tour in the capital is now shut with a complaint note from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (D...
UAE Condemns Terror Attack On Mosque In Afghanistan

UAE Condemns Terror Attack On Mosque In Afghanistan

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The ministry also extended its condolences to the families of those affected. The United Arab Emirates,UAE, has firmly condemned a terror attack targeting a mosque in Nangahar in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayer that resulted in the death and injury of a number of worshipers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,MoFAIC, affirmed in a statement that the UAE expresses its utter condemnation of this criminal act and rejects all forms of violence and terrorism that destabilise security and stability while undermining all religious and humanitarian principles. The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of victims affected by this heinous act of terrorism and wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured in the a...
Passenger Wears 2.5 Kg Of Clothes To Avoid Paying Excess Baggage Fee

Passenger Wears 2.5 Kg Of Clothes To Avoid Paying Excess Baggage Fee

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"I didn't want to pay the fee for the excess baggage because it was only 2 kilograms," said Gel Rodriguez One airline passenger recently went to extreme lengths to avoid paying a fee for extra baggage - she wore many of the clothes she had packed to bring down her suitcase's weight. Gel Rodriguez of Philippines explained her Facebook post on October 2 that airline staff informed her that her carry-on luggage exceeded the maximum weight of 7 kilograms. It weight 9.5 kilograms. Ms Rodriguez refused to pay the excess baggage fee. Instead, she used a trick that has been used successfully by many before her and it worked like a charm. Ms Rodriguez wore about 2.5 kilograms of clothes to bring down her bag's weight to only 6.5 kgs. She also shared a hilarious photo on Facebook which sho...