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Italy Police seize 5,000 ancient artefacts worth 45 million euro

ROME: The Italian government said police had seized more than 5,000 ancient artefacts in a record 45-million-euro haul after dismantling a Swiss-Italian trafficking ring. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said it was the country’s “largest discovery yet” of looted works and consisted of 5,361 pieces, including vases, jewellery, frescoes and bronze statues, all dating from the 8th century BC to the ... Read More »

Xiaomi to start selling Mi 4 in India from 10th February priced under Rs 19,999

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi is believed to release the Mi 4 in India on January 28. The Mi 4 was launched in July last year, though it never made it to Indian shores so far. However, Manu Jain, Operations Head of Mi India, said that they would be launching the Mi 4 Smartphone by the end of January, soon after the ... Read More »

Xiaomi to release Mi 4 in India from January 28; priced under Rs 20,000

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi is believed to release the Mi 4 in India on January 28. The Mi 4 was launched in July last year, though it never made it to Indian shores so far. However, Manu Jain, Operations Head of Mi India, said that they would be launching the Mi 4 Smartphone by the end of January, soon after the ... Read More »

Super Alfa Romeo lightweight 4C sports car ready for sale in Australia price starts from $89,000

SYDNEY: Alfa Romeo lightweight 4C sports car has finally landed in Australia priced from $89,000. It is Alfa’s latest and only rear-wheel drive model on sale. After debuting back in 2013 at the Geneva motor show, the 4C blends all of the marque’s traditional elements including style, driving experience, and handling, while showcasing cutting edge technology derived from Formula One. ... Read More »

CBSA seizes $38,000 cash headed to Middle East at Airport

TORONTO:  Border officers at the Calgary International Airport seized more than $38,000 in $20 bills from a man who was headed to the Middle East. The Canada Border Services Agency said the money was seized under the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. The man had declared that he was travelling with $9,000 and was referred for a “more ... Read More »

Cars worth $130 million sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction

TOKYO: The annual Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale has ended with sale of 1,611 cars worth $130 million across the block after nine days of auction. Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson stated that from sales and consignments to our ratings on Discovery and Velocity, company smashed records at every level. Unique and rare Ford Mustangs customized by auto legend ... Read More »

Xiaomi to release Mi 4 exclusively on Flipkart, January 28; priced under Rs 20,000

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi is believed to release the Mi 4 in India on January 28. The Mi 4 was launched in July last year, though it never made it to Indian shores so far. However, Manu Jain, Operations Head of Mi India, said that they would be launching the Mi 4 Smartphone by the end of January, soon after the ... Read More »

Super Alfa Romeo lightweight 4C sports car ready for sale in Australia price starts from $89,000

SYDNEY: Alfa Romeo lightweight 4C sports car has finally landed in Australia priced from $89,000. It is Alfa’s latest and only rear-wheel drive model on sale. After debuting back in 2013 at the Geneva motor show, the 4C blends all of the marque’s traditional elements including style, driving experience, and handling, while showcasing cutting edge technology derived from Formula One. ... Read More »

Punjab Excise Dept seeks to end advance tax on vehicle registration, transfer

LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has decided to write a letter to the federal government to end advance taxes on vehicles registration and transfers. The Secretary Excise Dept will post a summary on recommendation of advance tax elimination. The Excise and Taxation Department is facing huge revenue shortfall due to heavy taxes on registration of new vehicles and ... Read More »

US Customs seizes worth $717,000 Cocaine at Brownsville Port

TAXAS: US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a load of alleged cocaine valued at more than $700,000 during a routine examination. CBP officers discovered the alleged cocaine hidden within a Chevrolet Cavalier. “I applaud the outstanding work by Brownsville Port of Entry’s frontline CBP officers. These dangerous narcotics did not make it ... Read More »

276,000 irregular migrants entered in EU in 2014, 138% more compared to 2013

LONDON:  More than 276,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union last year, more than double in 2013, the bloc’s commissioner for migration and home affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said. “In 2014, more than 276,000 migrants arrived in the EU, representing an increase of 138 percent compared to the previous year,” Avramopoulos told the European Parliament. He said some 207,000 of the ... Read More »

US DPS trooper seizes 175 pounds marijuana worth $631,000

AMARILLO:  The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop on IH-40, yielding 175 pounds of marijuana valued at over $631,000. At approximately 12:26 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Chevrolet Avalanche traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson County. The driver of the Avalanche was identified as ... Read More »

US customs arrest woman seizes $762,000 Cocaine at Laredo Port

TEXAS:  US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $762,000 in cocaine during an examination of a vehicle at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge this weekend. “Excellent observations during a quality primary inspection led to the interception of this significant load of narcotics,” said Acting Port Director Joseph Misenhelter, Laredo Port of Entry. Bundles containing 99 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP ... Read More »

Accused Scottish drug smuggler pays €10,000 for bail to Belgium Customs

BRUSSELS: A Tayside (Scotland) accused of being a member of an international drug smuggling gang gave Belgian authorities a €10,000 bail payment to return home for Christmas. Raymond Urquhart, from Perth, was extradited out of Scotland in October to face charges of transporting cocaine and MDMA (ecstasy) across international borders. But it has emerged that lorry driver Urquhart who secured ... Read More »

Sharjah Container Terminal records 400, 000 TEUs in 2014

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) handled 400, 000 TEUs as annual throughput in 2014 which is the double digit volume growth of last year, calling for the celebration by Terminal Operator Gulftainer. Iain Rawlinson, group commercial director of Gultainer, highlighted the professional approach of Gulftainer’s management along with consistently high productivity levels as a driving force behind the ... Read More »

Buoyant KSE steady above 33,000 mark; gains 174pts, 0.53% to stay at 33010pts

KARACHI: Buoyant Karachi Stock Exchange remained steady above 33,000 points mark after the benchmark KSE 100-Index scaled all-time high of 33,000, gaining 174.38 points or 0.53 percent to reach 33010.58 points level in midday trading on Thursday. There was buoyancy as the market witnessed hectic trading with the index crossing record high level. The market kept moving upwards toward scaling ... Read More »

Lamborghini Mobile announces global launch of stainless steel-and-leather handset at CES in Las Vegas in $6,000

ROME: Tonino Lamborghini Mobile announced the global launch of the stainless steel-and-leather handset ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas $6,000 (roughly Rs. 3.7 lakhs). Despite an uncertain economy and declining prices for mobile devices, the Italian-based company says it may be unable to meet demand. “Luxury is not a need, but it is a way to ... Read More »

Malaysian police take 43,200 cans of alcoholic beverages in custody

JOHOR BARU: Malaysian police recently foiled an attempt to smuggle 43, 200 cans of alcoholic beverages having a market value of RM 300, 000 by an organization at a warehouse near Senai. Apparently, the beer and stout were meant for the market here during the Chinese New Year celebrations next month, said Marine Police Region Two commander Asst Comm Paul ... Read More »

Nokia HERE Maps successfully downloaded between ‘1,000,000 – 5,000,000’ times

TORONTO: Nokia has reached a milestone for one of its popular apps. HERE Maps was originally made available on Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and on its Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch. It was later brought to all through Google Play for devices running Android 4.1. According to the stats on Google Play, HERE Maps has successfully been downloaded between “1,000,000 – ... Read More »

TDCP to verify record of cotton purchase by factories at support price

MULTAN: The Trading Corporation of Pakistan will verify the records of cotton factories to ensure the accord of cotton purchase at support price. There are 652 cotton factories of Pakistan which are purchasing cotton with bargain price of Rs 2,200 to 2,600 per 40 Kilogram instead of Rs 3,000. The government of Pakistan has inked an agreement with Trading Corporation of Pakistan ... Read More »