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Red tape and taxes put brakes on ‘Make In India’ push

Red tape and taxes put brakes on ‘Make In India’ push

Web Desk NEW DELHI:  When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a US$600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another US$900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. “We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to […]

Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran

Quake kills two, injures hundreds in Iran

by Agencies TEHRAN:  A 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s border with Turkmenistan killed two people, injured hundreds and caused widespread damage, state media reported on Sunday, citing the country’s seismological centre. The quake, which struck at 1800 GMT Saturday in and around the city of Bojnurd, North Khorasan province, killed a 54-year-old woman and a […]

Sisters move court after marriages threatened

Sisters move court after marriages threatened

Our Correspondent LAHORE: Husbands threatened two sisters with divorce after a cyber criminal uploaded their pictures on fake Facebook profiles. The two victims of this crime reached a district and sessions court to seek the filing of a case against unidentified suspects. Nabila, a petitioner, said in the plea that they sought the immediate arrest of […]

Over 400 buildings marked for demolition

Over 400 buildings marked for demolition

Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI:  The city administrators have issued eviction notices to owners of dilapidated buildings. The crumbling buildings along the drain need to be demolished to avoid any mishap, officials said. The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation [RMC], Rawalpindi Cantonment Board [RCB] and district management have issued notices to the owners and tenants of over 400 dilapidated […]

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

Our Desk Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should take precedence over geopolitics, Radio Pakistan reported. PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One […]

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism

Desk Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the […]

Kim Kardashian’s (Rumored) Plastic Surgeon Says Her Butt is ‘Too Big’ and Should Be a Warning

Kim Kardashian’s (Rumored) Plastic Surgeon Says Her Butt is ‘Too Big’ and Should Be a Warning

The plastic surgery doctor who is rumoured to be man who created Kim Kardashian’s famous bottom has compared it to a balloon which has been blown up and then deflated. Dr Aardon Rollins of Elite Body Sculptures – the website of which describes him as “the liposuction doctor to the stars” – also said that […]

A doctor called his broker during a delivery. It will cost $33.8 million.

A doctor called his broker during a delivery. It will cost $33.8 million.

Desk Report MIAMI, FLA. Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. It was not a high-risk pregnancy. But over the next 90 minutes, the doctor made a series of missteps that led […]

Congress reaches spending deal, lowering odds of government shutdown

Congress reaches spending deal, lowering odds of government shutdown

Our Desk WASHINGTON–Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government until September in a bipartisan deal that rejected President Donald Trump’s demand for a border wall and non-defense domestic spending cuts, according to a senior congressional aide. The spending bill will allocate $1.5 billion for additional technology and infrastructure on the border, but […]

After the Fyre Festival disaster, maybe don’t trust models like Bella Hadid when they sell you things

After the Fyre Festival disaster, maybe don’t trust models like Bella Hadid when they sell you things

Monitoring Desk Now that the complete disaster that was Fyre Festival is over, it’s time for the very attractive people who promoted the event to apologize. On Saturday, model Bella Hadid let her fans know she was sorry about what went down. View image on Twitter That’s an apology, sort of. I mean, maybe don’t […]

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

Reuters LONDON:  Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been criticised over their moderation policies after […]