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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

 

Pakistan’s First Women-Team Builds Formula Car To Race In Intl. Student Competition

JUL 3, 2018: Pakistan’s first all-girl team from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has developed a Formula car and are all set to represent the country in the International Formula Student competition in England this month. “It was a challenging job, but we completed our Formula car in just five months,” Harim Akhtar, one of the 13 who designed and built the car, told Arab News. She said they submitted their plans to the Formula Student competition in December last year for approval . “We were among theRead More


Zardari Confident PPP ‘Kingmaker’ In Coalition Govt, Foresees Political Instability After Polls

JUL 2, 2018: “Whoever” wins the July 25 election would have to talk to the PPP to form the next government, said Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Monday. He believed that independent candidates who had left the PPP, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, would win many seats in Punjab. “It is expected that a sizable number of independent candidates would be elected in Punjab which would also play their due role in this regard.” Zardari said Imran Khan had already shut all theRead More


Imam Jailed For Bullying And Bashing 80 Children In UK

JUL 3, 2018: Greater Manchester police say they do not know how many children Abdul Rauf beat over several years of teaching in his Islamic study classes at a mosque. The 51-year-old Imam admitted 21 separate charges but a judge at Manchester Crown Court took around 80 attacks into account. Rauf of Sussex Street in Rochdale, and father of five, has been jailed for one year and 5 months after admitting actual bodily harm against two boys aged 10 and 12 and a further 19 assaults on unidentified children. PoliceRead More


With 60 Of These Drones Pakistan Can Plant A Billion Tree In One Year While Dams Are Built On War-Footing

JUL 2, 2018 (BE2C2): It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year globally and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year. In the region, the man-made deforestation maths is skewed heavily against Pakistan. Decades of felling and natural disasters have drastically reduced the country’s forests. Figures for the country’s total forest cover range between around 2% and 5% of land area. Nevertheless, Pakistan has one of the lowest levels of forest cover in the region and wellRead More


US, India Convergence On Chabahar-Afghanistan ‘Corridor’ Amid Divergence On Iran Oil

IRSHAD SALIM (JUL 2, 2018): US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on June 27 told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Washington would back his country’s plan to develop the Iranian seaport of Chabahar to open up a trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Former US Secretary Rex Tillerson had indirectly said something similar, but this would mean more coming from Haley, who’s close to Trump, tweeted Washington-based South Asia analyst Michael Kugelman. “We realize we’re threading a needle when we do that,” said Haley in theRead More


National Crisis: Why Only 3Pct Among Thousands Appearing In Public Services Exams Pass

Deficiency in critical thinking, analytical approach and written skills, while a culture of notes and cramming pervade the system. JUL 2, 2018 (BE2C2): The recent announcement of results by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) once again exposed the inadequacies in quality of education in Pakistan. According to the result, just a little over three per cent of all candidates were able to qualify the Central Superior Services (CSS) examinations of 2017 by securing the minimum passing marks. Figures show a total of 9,391 candidates appeared in the written examinationRead More


If You Did Not File Tax Returns Last Year You Can’t Buy Cars Or Motorcycles

JUL 1, 2018 (BE2C2): From Monday onward, only people who file their taxes will be allowed to buy vehicles. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has prohibited people who do not file their taxes, or are non-filers, from purchasing cars and motorcycles. Their requests to get their vehicles registered will not be entertained either. As part of this move, non-filers will also not be allowed to buy property worth more than Rs5 million. Last year, there were only 1.3 million tax return filers and of them 500,000 paid zero taxes.Read More


China Mobile: World’s Largest Telecom Can’t Access U.S. Market –For National Security Risks

National security concerns raised after jump in cyber attacks against US JUL 3, 2018 (BE2C2): The Trump administration has cited national security concerns to deny China Mobile entry into the US, dealing a blow to one of China’s biggest state-owned telecoms providers amid a looming trade war between the two countries. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the US Department of Commerce, said late on Monday it had recommended that the Federal Communications Commission block a 2011 application by China Mobile to offer telecoms services in the US.Read More