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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 […]

Four drown during picnic at Karachi’s Paradise Point

Four drown during picnic at Karachi’s Paradise Point

Our Desk Four people, including three teenagers, drowned in the sea near the Paradise Point beach in Karachi on Sunday, police said. The four were residents of the Buffer Zone area. They drowned early Sunday morning while at the beach for a picnic, Station House Officer (SHO) Maripur Muhammad Iqbal said. The deceased were identified […]

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 […]

Donald Trump forgets to put hand on heart during national anthem

Donald Trump forgets to put hand on heart during national anthem

By News Desk US President Donald Trump hosted his first ever White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition that has been in place for almost 140 years. However, it was a moment caught on camera between Trump and the First Lady that garnered attention and people can’t seem to get over it. Sans Trump, Hasan […]

Three people killed, several injured during protests in India-held Kashmir

Three people killed, several injured during protests in India-held Kashmir

REUTERS Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India-held Kashmir (IHK), an official said. Suspected separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott of the by-polls, resulting in heightened security and low voter turnout when the polling began. […]

Rangers sepoy slain during operation in Dera Ghazi Khan: ISPR

Rangers sepoy slain during operation in Dera Ghazi Khan: ISPR

A Rangers sepoy was slain and another member of the paramilitary force injured during an operation in Dera Ghazi Khan on Sunday. The Pakistan Rangers Punjab conducted a special Intelligence-Based Operation under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad in the Chhera Thal area, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Five suspected terrorists were killed during the operation, ISPR said. […]

‘High-value’ TTP militant killed during Orakzai operation

‘High-value’ TTP militant killed during Orakzai operation

Five suspected militants, including a ‘high-value’ target of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) identified as ‘Duran’, were killed in an intelligence-based operation carried out by security forces in the Kalaya area of Orakzai Agency early Wednesday, an Inter-Services Public Relations press release said.Two FC personnel also laid down their lives in the exchange of fire that […]

Pakistan Navy warships conduct exercises with Sri Lankan Navy during port visit

Pakistan Navy warships conduct exercises with Sri Lankan Navy during port visit

Two warships from the Pakistan Navy (PN), PNS Nasr and PNS Saif, made a port visit to Sri Lanka’s Colombo port during their overseas deployment to South East Asian countries, said a statement by the Pakistan Navy. The PN flotilla conducted exercises with Sri Lankan warships in the Indian Ocean for enhancing interoperability and operational […]

7 things every Karachiite can relate to during winter

7 things every Karachiite can relate to during winter

Winter for somebody who lives in Karachi is absolutely precious and priceless. Karachiites who bear the scorching summer season for almost 10 months in a year, feel totally delighted and thrilled when it comes to winter. From mixed emotions to winter shopping, Let’s check out the seven things that every Karachiite can relate during the winter […]

Yasir, Wahab resolve differences after scuffle during practice

Yasir, Wahab resolve differences after scuffle during practice

Pakistan’s fiery pacer Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah put aside their differences after the two got into a scuffle during the team’s practice session at The Gabba on Wednesday ahead of the first test against Australia which starts Thursday. Yasir Shah tweeted a picture of the two players together after news of the scuffle […]

India arrests 20 for not standing during national anthem

India arrests 20 for not standing during national anthem

NEW DELHI: Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police said Tuesday, two weeks after the country’s top court made it compulsory. The Supreme Court ruled on November 30 that cinemas should play the national anthem before every screening, and that the audience […]

Sawdust Carpets During Semana Santa in Antigua

Sawdust Carpets During Semana Santa in Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala puts up one of the largest Easter celebration in North America, with an estimated 200,000 people flocking to this Colonial town every year to watch the colourful Semana Santa celebrations or Holy Week, leading up to Easter. Thousands of national and international visitors crowd the cobblestoned streets to watch the costumed processions, reenactments […]