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Chinese choose ‘Living Buddhas’ to curb Dalai Lama influence

In the 10 years since the Chinese government stepped into the business of choosing Living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism, the state administration for religious affairs (SARA) has approved and provided training to 60 ‘Living Buddhas’. Its purpose is to counter the influence of the Dalai Lama over monks and Living Buddhas of different sections in Tibetan Buddhism, a senior official ... Read More »

Air India flight delayed. Bad news. Aviation minister on board, calls up CMD

It’s not everyday that you get to complain to the top executive in the aviation sector when your flight is delayed. But when he’s your co-passenger, you can. Read on to find out how this happened on a Delhi-Vijayawada flight yesterday. Over 100 passengers waited an hour and a half yesterday for AI (Air India) 459, a Delhi-Vijayawada flight, to ... Read More »

DG FIA should accept he can’t stop human smuggling, says CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that the Director-General of FIA should accept that he can’t take steps to stop human smuggling in Pakistan. These comments were made by the chief justice during a hearing on the killing of 20 people in Turbat. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo moto notice of the incident. ... Read More »

Up to 85% off as massive ‘White Friday’ sale starts

The four-day “White Friday” sale has begun with offers of up to 85% off on some 8 million items for customers in the Middle East. Branded items — shoes, electronics, home appliances, watches, accessories — are on offer from Dubai-based online store Souq.com, which hopes to rope in up to half-a-million deals this year. To spice up the event, 30 ... Read More »

THE CASE OF THE NEW YORK ROUTE

Without any warning came the proclamation that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was shutting down its New York City operations. The argument made was that the expenses incurred by PIA on flying to New York did not make financial sense to the company anymore. Five weekly flights would fly to New York and three other American cities but PIA is ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

Ivanka Trump on Wednesday pushed business leaders to change their attitudes toward women at an Indian summit where she has drawn mixed reviews amid criticism over her White House role and clothes brand. US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter stole the show at the summit in Hyderabad, where Indian officials feted the 36-year-old presidential adviser with a grand reception usually ... Read More »

China, US at odds over steel overcapacity at G20

China and the US remained at odds on Thursday over how to combat excess capacity in the global steel sector, trading barbs at the conclusion of a ministerial level G20 industry summit in Berlin. Representatives of G20 member states at the ‘Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity’ said they had at least agreed on the need for dismantling market distorting ... Read More »

Pre-installed malware stealing data from mobiles

A cyber security firm Check Point has detected a malware that is not downloaded due to users’ use but is already present in Android device. According to the company’s blog post last week, the pre-installed malware was detected in 38 Android devices, belonging to a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company. “The malicious apps were not part of ... Read More »

Business group shows confidence in ICT policy for e-commerce

Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman while chairing a multi-stakeholder meeting with Michael Evans, president of AliBaba Group, laid out the initiatives and policy measures being undertaken by the government for enabling a broad based digital ecosystem in the country. The focus on achieving full value chain digitisation of the economy have borne immense dividends and the situation is ... Read More »

Building jobs in the Rust Belt: The role of education

When my father-in-law struggled in school in a mill town along the Ohio River, his parents suggested that he head across the bridge and work in the steel mill. It was a path that once created stable lives for many Pittsburghers. But in the 1970s, steel and coal were on the decline in the midwestern and mid-Atlantic “Rust Belt.” Manufacturers ... Read More »