Saturday, April 18, 2015

President Xi bringing development key

ISLAMABAD - Chinese President Xi Jinping will make historic announcement of multi-billion dollars economic development package for Pakistan when he arrives on Monday on two day state visit aimed at taking the strategic partnership to a new level.President Xi´s visit would be the first by a ...

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  • R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans

    TOKYO - It might not be the droid you’re looking for, but a plane painted to look like R2-D2 could be the next best thing for ‘Star Wars’ fans awaiting the franchise’s ...

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  • Soviet-era thriller Child 44 hits screens

    LONDON - A Hollywood film about a Soviet-era serial killer hits cinema screens on Friday, but it will not be shown in Russia after Moscow pulled the movie because of what it called a ...

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  • Far from catwalk, Brazilian favela dreams of fashion

    SAO PAULO - As the setting sun casts an orange glow over the Sao Paulo slum of Paraisopolis, a dozen aspiring models sporting towering heels strut up and down an improvised catwalk.‘Posture, ...

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  • Paltrow fails low-budget challenge

    BFT California - Gwyneth Paltrow says her perspective has been forever altered after she managed to last only four days of a week-long challenge to live on around £16. The actress was given ...

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  • Suge Knight to stand trial for US murder

    LOS ANGELES - Former rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight will stand trial for murder over the hit-and-run incident earlier this year that left one man dead and another seriously injured, a Los ...

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  • Zyan Malik takes new direction

    London  BEL - Zayn Malik is taking a step in a new direction, as he makes his first solo appearance since quitting One Direction at the Annual Asian Awards in London. The 22-year-old singer - ...

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  • Puppet show mocks British politicians, celebs

    LONDON - Nearly 20 years after iconic TV satire ‘Spitting Image’ ended, a new puppet show hit the airwaves in Britain this week poking fun at politicians at the height of the election ...

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  • I speak truth: West

    Los Angeles (BTG): Kanye West has shared his life’s mission after being named one of TIME magazine’s most influential people. The 37-year-old Stronger rapper-and-producer has been cited ...

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  • ADB to provide $43m for water resources project in Fata

    ISLAMABAD - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan on Friday signed a loan agreement of $42.9 million for upgrading water management and irrigation systems in Federally Administered Tribal ...

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  • Govt remains starved of funds

    Lahore - Federal government now remains starved of funds, as from its 40 per cent share against 60 per cent share of provinces, it has to pay huge amount for debt servicing, defense and subsidies, ...

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  • KSE sees massive buying ahead of Chinese President’s visit

    KARACHI - Bullish activity witnessed at KSE on Friday amid record trades led by cement, power sector stocks on speculations ahead of Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan, likely to ink $46b ...

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  • Govt to resolve all issues of investors: Dar

    Washington/islamabad - Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met Ms Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of Treasury Department, on Friday and apprised her of Islamabad’s fiscal ...

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  • Punjab approves 7 uplift schemes

    Lahore - The Provincial Development Working Party Punjab has approved seven development schemes of various development sectors with an estimated cost of Rs5578.702 million.These schemes were approved ...

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  • Dollar strengthens

    KARACHI - Dollar got strength against rupee in inter bank on Friday, and traded at highest rate of Rs 101.64. According to the details provided by the Forex Association dollar traded at minimum rate ...

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  • Brief news

    Ban on wooden packaging of mangoes welcomedKARACHI (Staff Reporter): All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables Exporters and Merchants Association has applauded the decision of Federal Ministry for National ...

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  • Reserves cross $17 billion mark

    ISLAMABAD - As a sign of growing strength of the economy, the country’s forex reserves have crossed $17 billion and currently stand at $17.2 billion. The Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq ...

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  • LCCI for withdrawal of sharp increase in quarantine rates

    Lahore - The Lahore chamber of Commerce & Industry Friday called for immediate withdrawal of sharp increase in quarantine rates.LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz said that despite the fact that ...

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  • Weekly inflation down by 0.39pc

    Islamabad - The weekly inflation for the week ended on April 16 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 decreased by 0.39 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator ...

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  • Govt plans to prepare food security policy

    Islamabad - The government is planning to prepare draft of National Food Security Policy to make the country self-sufficient in all types of food.“The draft will also include how to exploit the ...

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  • PWEAP seeks business leverages, exemptions for businesswomen

    Karachi - Members of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Pakistan (PWEAP) have urged the government to provide necessary business leverages and exemptions to businesswomen and entrepreneurs.In a ...

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  • corporate corner

    ‘Best Practice CEO Award’ for Haier’s Zhang RuiminLAHORE (PR): Zhang Ruimin, CEO of the Haier Group, Qingdao, China, has been named the first recipient in 2015 of the Best Practices ...

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