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China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development […]

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 […]

Ex-Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden details mission in new book

Ex-Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden details mission in new book

By News Desk Former Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama bin Laden has penned a detailed account of how he took down the al Qaeda leader in his new book. Robert O’Neill, in his memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Bin Laden, stands by his controversial claim that he was solely responsible for […]

Leaked: Is this the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Leaked: Is this the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

By Tech Desk Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8 last month. While the device wouldn’t start shipping before April 21, fans are already fussing about the company’s next phablet. The Galaxy Note 8, a follow up device for the ill-fated Note 7 isn’t expected to be released until the end of 2017; however, […]

China’s new globalization order sees Pakistan off its list

China’s new globalization order sees Pakistan off its list

Agencies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping. PHOTO: REUTERS HONG KONG: China’s President Xi Jinping, while addressing global political and business leaders recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, made a remarkable speech defending globalisation and free trade. The president warned the international community that no one will emerge as a winner […]

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Agency JERUSALEM: The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years. The security cabinet gave its unanimous backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as what is widely seen as the most right-wing government […]

Chaudhry Nisar tells new FC recruits they have to bring peace to Balochistan

Chaudhry Nisar tells new FC recruits they have to bring peace to Balochistan

AGENCY Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addressed a Frontier Corps (FC) passing-out parade at Loralai on Saturday, instructing the new recruits that they would be responsible for bringing peace to Balochistan. Speaking at the ceremony, the interior minister said: “You have to bring peace to Balochistan. This is your national duty and your debt […]

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted militant of his US citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under […]

KE says new Nepra tariff discourages investment

KE says new Nepra tariff discourages investment

KARACHI: The new multi-year tariff determined by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) discouraged investment and was ultimately not in the long-term interest of the citizens of Karachi, K-Electric said on Tuesday. Moreover, contrary to certain reports, the determination had no impact on consumers’ end tariff, the power utility said in a statement. “The […]

Two new child maid abuse cases surfaces in Islamabad, Multan

Two new child maid abuse cases surfaces in Islamabad, Multan

Another torture case involving a child housemaid was registered in Islamabad on Saturday after a 12-year-old alleged that she was physically abused and not allowed to visit home for the past four years. A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged under Section 154 at the Golra Police Station on a complaint filed by the girl […]

Bees make money: Stealing hives the new buzz in New Zealand

Bees make money: Stealing hives the new buzz in New Zealand

Bees make money: Stealing hives the new buzz in New Zealand By Agency A native product prized for its antibacterial properties as much as the taste, Manuka honey fetches as much as US$102 per kilogram. PHOTO: REUTERS WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s bees are being stolen and traded by organised crime syndicates seeking to profit from skyrocketing honey […]

Chinese provinces fizz with fervour for Xi’s New Silk Road

Chinese provinces fizz with fervour for Xi’s New Silk Road

Chinese provinces fizz with fervour for Xi’s New Silk Road By Reuters A map illustrating China’s ”One Belt, One Road” megaproject at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong. PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING: China’s regional governments are falling over each other to curry favour with President Xi Jinping, jostling for roles in his New Silk Road plan […]

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