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Drugs worth over 210.6 million kyat seized in Tachileik district

TACHILEIK DISTRICT: Drugs worth over 210.6 million kyat were seized near Namkai village, Maipasho village-tracts, Kyailak Township, Tachileik district. The police flagged down a Tarlay bound Vigo one-and-half cab pickup truck and a Mitsubishi Pajero IO SUV coming from Kyailak and found the drugs in the two cars. A combined force of Anti-drug trafficking police, Light Infantry Battalion 316, Military ... Read More »

Malaysia Customs targets 20,000 business registrations for GST

KUALA LUMPUR: The Customs Department is targeting registrations of more than 20,000 businesses for goods and services tax (GST) in Ops Jejak GST 2016, which started today, lasting until Friday. Customs director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said the operation was aimed at tracking merchants who were eligible to register for GST but had yet to do so. “The operation will ... Read More »

Nepal Customs revenue collection has increased of late

KATHMANDU: Collection of customs revenue has been hard-hit due to the ongoing blockade organised by the agitating Madhes-based political parties at the border points with India that started from the last week of September. But things have started getting better in recent weeks according to the Department of Customs. Half-yearly revenue collection of this fiscal has dropped by 34.82 per ... Read More »

Iron ore stockpiles at China’s ports to surge 100 mln tons

BEIJING: Iron ore stockpiles at China’s ports will probably surge above 100 million metric tons within weeks as low-cost supplies rise and steel mills rein in output over a nationwide, week-long holiday, according to China Merchants Futures Co. “The increase will be driven by higher shipments from Australia and Brazil, especially in the final months of 2015, against a seasonally ... Read More »

New customs system for private vehicle warehouses

KINGSTON: As of Monday, January 18, all private bonded warehouses for motor vehicles will be mandated by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) to do their import entries through the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA). In an interview with JIS News, Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reese, said the ASYCUDA World Customs project has now completed implementation with respect to ... Read More »

Indian Customs department clears new ICD at Butibori

NAGPUR: Customs and central excise department has cleared a new inland container depot (ICD) at Butibori, which will boost export import (EXIM) business in the region. The facility was developed by Glocal ICD and has a potential of handling 3,000 containers a month. It is the first private ICD in Vidarbha. AK Pandey, principal commissioner of customs, has issued a ... Read More »

Cuba Customs seizes 104kg drugs in 2015

HAVANA: The General Customs of the Republic of Cuba seized 104.68 kilos of drugs in 46 cases of illicit traffic registered from January to December 2015, reported today Juventud Rebelde daily. According to the newspaper, of the total, 43 cases were detected at the Havana International Airport Jose Marti (AIJM), two at the international cargo terminal and one in the ... Read More »

FIA arrests two notorious human traffickers

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday booked two human traffickers while conducting a raid in Gujrat. According to the details, FIA anti-human trafficking cell conducted raid in Gujrat and arrested Nasir Arshad and Muhammad Umer those were allegedly involved in sending people abroad on fake documents and visas. The officials have recovered passports and currencies of different countries ... Read More »

50,000-ton kinnow to be exported to Indonesia in Dec-Apr

ISLAMABAD: About 50,000-ton kinnow will be exported to Indonesia during the current season (December 2015 to April 2016). According to official sources, kinnow exports to Indonesia surged from $3 million in 2013 to $19.3 million in 2014, after coming into effect of the mutual recognition agreement on sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures for agricultural products and grant of pest-free area recognition ... Read More »

Sowing targets of Rabi crops achieved

MULTAN: The Punjab Agriculture Department has completed sowing targets of different crops and vegetables of Rabi season except onion. This was revealed by Executive District Officer (Agriculture) Shafqat Bhatti while talking to APP here. He informed that wheat was cultivated at areas of 462,000 acres against target of 452,000 acres, gram (channa) on 40 acres (target 40), tomato on 255 ... Read More »

Use of compressors: SNGPL disconnects over 1,000 gas meters

LAHORE: The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), during a crackdown against the users of gas compressors, disconnected as many as 1,000 commercial and domestic connections across the provincial capital since December 2015. Under the SNGPL rules, connection cannot be restored before 7 days of removal of the meter, besides heavy fine imposed for violation of contract of connection between ... Read More »

IMF yet to decide to participate in bailout for Greece

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has yet not decided to participate in the third financial bailout for Greece, and continues to set out its conditions. “We have not decided anything in the financial sense on a possible participation,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in an interview published Friday. In 2010 and again in 2012, the world’s crisis lender ... Read More »

Govt to launch cargo op first at new Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided launch cargo operation first to pave the way for launch of the first-ever green field airport, New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA). Soon after coming into power, the present government took up the challenge of new Islamabad Airport despite all the discrepancies of the past. It has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to speed up ... Read More »

Rs200m worth projects launched in Ghizer of GB

ISLAMABAD: The government has launched several development projects, in health, education, communication and tourism sector in district Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan to provide facilities to the locals. Under the annual development program about Rs200m were being spent on ongoing projects including roads, Bridges, Health and education buildings across the district, reported Radio Pakistan. Work on widening and metaling of Ghizer road project ... Read More »

PM’s youth development programme supporting women

FAISALABAD: The Prime Minister Youth Skills Development Programme is an important step of the government which is helping women to earn their livelihood with honour. This was stated by Regional Director National Vocational Training Commission Hajji Muhammad Dogar while presiding over a meeting at Social Welfare Complex of Sanatzar. He said all arrangements were being finalized to implement 3rd phase ... Read More »

Ship carrying 15,000 tons rice dispatched from Pakistan to Cuba

ISLAMABAD: A ship carrying 15,000 tons rice has been dispatched from Pakistan to Cuba as gratitude for the country’s support to Pakistan after 2005 earthquake. The decision to this effect was taken under the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who has said that Pakistan would extend all possible assistance and help to Cuba, said a PM House statement. ... Read More »

Marvi says to introduce corruption, mafia-free system for BISP

KARACHI: Minister of State and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon has said that a corruption and mafia-free system is being introduced for the BISP. She said this while talking to the elected-representatives of the local bodies at the Pakistan Institute of Management. Marvi urged the local body representatives to serve the poor in collaboration with the management ... Read More »

Pakistan to continue support AIIB: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will continue to support China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is in Beijing to take part in the bank’s launching ceremony. The minister, who also attended the first meeting of the bank’s Board of Governors, hoped that the bank would work well together in conjunction with other development banks and supplement ... Read More »

Microsoft to introduce only Windows 10-supportive processors

WASHINGTON: Microsoft is going to introduce only Windows 10-friendly processors soon that will not even support windows 7 or 8. The company has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new rules mean that future PC owners with next-generation Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors will ... Read More »

Astronomers discover second largest black hole in Milky Way

WASHINGTON: A new black hole has been discovered that is being called the second largest in Milky Way. The astronomers have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass 100 thousand times that of the Sun around the centre of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible “intermediate mass” black hole is a key to understanding ... Read More »