Tuesday , 20 March 2018

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With Koreas talking again, should US be worried?

North Korea is starting off the year with a fresh diplomatic initiative aimed at wooing South Korea ahead of its hosting of next month’s Winter Olympics. But it’s sticking to a decidedly harsh and familiar message for President Donald Trump: back off and let Koreans solve their own problems. North Korea’s state-run media have been hitting the “one Korean nation” ... Read More »

Diatribe against judiciary: notices to Nawaz, Maryam

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and sought a reply for not stopping anti-judiciary speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam. Amna Malik of the Civil Society Network filed the petition through Advocate Azhar Siddique pleading that PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and ... Read More »

Balochistan politics

THE awfulness of the political shenanigans in Balochistan was bloodily underlined by yet another suicide attack in Quetta on Tuesday. The jarring contrast between politicians arguing obscenely among themselves while militants are able to penetrate a so-called high-security zone and kill security personnel ought to give all sensible and right-thinking Pakistanis pause. The newly resigned chief minister of Balochistan, Sanaullah ... Read More »

Allahyar’s trailer sets expectations high for Pakistan’s latest animated film

Who isn’t excited about Allahyar and the Legend of the Markhor? No? Well, here’s a trailer to get you started. The trailer for the animated film came out on Wednesday and we have to say, the two-minute video looks good! Allahyar is about a boy who gets kidnapped and uses the help of his animal companions to escape. The film is ... Read More »

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher refused to fly with a panda

Margaret Thatcher was apparently not one for panda diplomacy. The former British Prime Minister once refused to share a flight to Washington with a giant panda on an official visit, according to official documents declassified on Friday . In 1981 the president of the London Zoological Society, Lord Zuckerman, asked officials if Thatcher would take a male panda named Chia-Chia ... Read More »

Protesters arrested in Iran on second day of demonstrations

Iranians protesting the country’s strained economy gathered in Tehran and another major city on Friday, for the second day of spontaneous, unsanctioned demonstrations placing pressure on President Hassan Rouhani’s government. The semi-official Fars news agency reported that officials said around 300 protesters gathered in the western city of Kermanshah, the scene of a devastating earthquake in November that killed over ... Read More »

50,000 co-op housing societies in Mumbai and suburbs in GST net

As many as 70,000 co-operative housing societies (CHS) in the state, including 50,000 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), will have to register under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as their annual collections (turnover) are likely to exceed the threshold of Rs 20 lakh. This number was confirmed by senior co-operative officials. In many instances, transfer fees, which ... Read More »

74% of employers offer this crucial benefit

When it comes to compensation at work, salary isn’t the only factor to look at. Rather, you’ll want to pay close attention to the workplace benefits being offered by your company or any you’re interviewing with. Now when it comes to employee benefits, paid vacation days and subsidized health insurance are pretty big ones. The same holds true for 401(k) ... Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan appeal to Taliban to join peace talks

The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan appealed to Taliban militants to join peace talks following a meeting on Tuesday organised by China to mend strained relations between the two governments. In a joint statement, the three governments called for a “broad-based and inclusive peace and reconciliation process” following near-daily Taliban attacks in areas across Afghanistan. The three governments said ... Read More »

McDonald’s shops in east, north India hit by supply woes, facing closure: Bakshi

McDonald’s estranged JV partner Vikram Bakshi has said nearly all outlets of the fast food chain in East India have been shut and several others in the north are on the brink of closure due to discontinuation of supplies by its logistics partner. All in all, there are 80 outlets that have been hit by this cut-off in supplies by ... Read More »