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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 […]

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

By AFP DAHRIYA:  Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini’s family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some […]

When an Indian Kashmiri visits Pakistan

When an Indian Kashmiri visits Pakistan

Fahad Shah The partition of British India was ruthless, it divided villages, towns and families but gave birth to a new country – the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Since its formation, relations between India and Pakistan have been rough, mainly over the claim to Kashmir. In Pakistan, during a recent visit–my first–everyone had a one-sentence […]

Blasphemy is an unpardonable offence: PM

Blasphemy is an unpardonable offence: PM

Blasphemy is an unpardonable offence: PM By News Desk Pakistan’s opposition leader Nawaz Sharif gestures during a news conference in Islamabad January 27, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said blasphemy is an ‘unpardonable sin’ and ordered authorities concerned to nab those responsible for posting blasphemous content on social media. “Law enforcers should […]