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Pak Army Takes Down Indian Spy Drone in Azad Kashmir

Pakistan Army has downed another Indian spy drone close to the Line of Control (LoC) for violation of airspace. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that the Indian drone intruded about 650 meters in side Pakistan’s territory near the Rakhchikri sector at LoC. The drone was engaged in aerial photography when it was brought down in a swift retort by Pakistan Army, the military wing said.

PK-8303 cockpit voice recorder found after five days

The missing cockpit voice recorder of the PIA PK-8303 that crashed on May 22 has finally been found, the airline confirmed Thursday. Ninety-seven passengers were killed and two survived aftert he plane crash. The recorder was found from the debris and has been handed over to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.

Pakistan government uses militant-tracking tech to hunt coronavirus patients

Pakistan government is deploying secretive surveillance technology to hunt coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. The technology is usually used to locate militants. The government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the virus. Details about the project have not been released. 


Business & Tech

Arizona takes Google to court for tracking location

The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago. As a media report said that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not to share location information with the internet firm.

After rare silence, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

An eerie silence had fallen over Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest markets it prepares to reopen. There are now signs of life at the market as workers roam its alleys, spraying the floor, columns and walls ahead of the doors reopening on Monday for the first time in two months. 

Apple, Google launch digital contact tracing system

Tech giants Apple and Google released an initial version of their software tool that will make it possible for 23 nations to release coronavirus contact-tracing apps. It will alert users when they came into contact with people who were COVID-19 positive. But authorities would have to stop requiring phone numbers from users under the companies’ rules. 


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Pak Army Takes Down Indian Spy Drone in Azad Kashmir

Pakistan Army has downed another Indian spy drone close to the Line of Control (LoC) for violation of airspace. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that the Indian drone intruded about 650 meters in side Pakistan’s territory near the Rakhchikri sector at LoC. The drone was engaged in aerial photography when it was brought down in a swift retort by Pakistan Army, the military wing said.

Arizona takes Google to court for tracking location

The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich said the suit resulted from an investigation launched two years ago. As a media report said that Google had ways of knowing where users were even if they opted not to share location information with the internet firm.

PK-8303 cockpit voice recorder found after five days

The missing cockpit voice recorder of the PIA PK-8303 that crashed on May 22 has finally been found, the airline confirmed Thursday. Ninety-seven passengers were killed and two survived aftert he plane crash. The recorder was found from the debris and has been handed over to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board.

Pakistan government uses militant-tracking tech to hunt coronavirus patients

Pakistan government is deploying secretive surveillance technology to hunt coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with. The technology is usually used to locate militants. The government has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling the virus. Details about the project have not been released. 

China says situation at India border ‘under control’ after Ladakh standoff

After a standoff with India at the Himalayan border region of Ladakh, China has said that the overall situation is “stable and under control”. The two countries are capable of resolving border issues through dialogue and negotiations. In a statement on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that China and India have a sound border-related mechanism and communication channels.

Twitter labels Trump tweets as ‘unsubstantiated’ for first time

Twitter labelled two of Donald Trump’s tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims on Tuesday. Trump’s tweets contended without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election.” Under the tweets, Twitter posted a link that read “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” and which took users to a notice pointing out that the claims are “unsubstantiated”, citing reporting by CNN, the Washington Post and other media outlets.


Sports

Europe looks to reopen as football resumes in Germany

Football in Germany kicked off again, becoming the first major sports league in the world to resume play, as parts of Europe took more tentative steps towards normality after the devastation unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy, however, said Saturday he needed more guarantees before the government can give the green light for the resumption of its top football league. 

German football resumes under tight monitoring

German football resumes as the Bundesliga becomes the first of Europe’s top leagues to swing back into action since the coronavirus lockdown. The German Football League (DFL) convinced Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s regional leaders to allow play to resume by agreeing to submit to an extraordinary set of guidelines to prevent infection.

Entertainment

Hina Altaf, Aagha Ali tie the knot on Jumatul-Wida

Pakistani actors Hina Altaf and Aagha Ali tied the knot in a simple nikkah ceremony on Friday, Jumatul-Wida. Taking to their Instagram accounts, they shared a similar story to announce the news to their fans. Hina announced that the couple has gotten ‘nikkahfied’ on Friday. She added that they promised each other for making their new life filled with happiness and laughter. 

Ayeza Khan, Danish Taimoor were not onboard PK-8303

Celebrity couple Ayeza Khan and Danish Taimoor have both addressed the fake news regarding them being onboard the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303. Soon after the crash, it was being circulated on social media that the couple were on the plane and claims of their deaths were also being made. The original tweet claiming Khan and Taimoor’s death has since been deleted.