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Plastic waste responsible for nearly 92% life-threatening cases in marine life

MEXICO: According to a new study thousands of individual animals from hundreds of marine species including every kind of sea turtle and around half of marine mammals have encountered plastic, glass, and other garbage in the ocean. Often the encounters are fatal. In some cases they may be helping push some beleaguered species towards extinction in the wild. Those are ... Read More »

Missing Beagle 2 Mars lander found by NASA space probe

NEW YORK: The Beagle 2 Mars Lander, built by the United Kingdom, has been thought lost on Mars since 2003, but has now been found in images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Beagle-2 lander was launched as part of the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission, with the lander released from its mother craft on December 19, 2003. Beagle-2 ... Read More »

$1.23b investment in Dubai real estate: Pakistan stands 3rd, India 1st with $2.27b in 2014

LAHORE: Pakistan has become the third biggest country that invested huge money in UAE, especially in Dubai’s property market as it invested record $1.23 billion in first six months of year 2014. According to the CEO of leading UAE real estate portal bayut.com, despite the slow market, Pakistanis invested heavily in the Dubai real estate market in 2013 Haider Ali ... Read More »

UK charges 25% penalty tax on multinationals for shift profits

BIRMINGHAM: British government gives 30 days to multinationals to pay a 25 per cent penalty if  they have improperly shifted profits made in United Kingdom to low-tax locations, such as Ireland and Luxembourg. The measure, already dubbed “the Google tax”, will be used to punish companies who “enter into contrived arrangements to divert profits from the UK”, according to a briefing ... Read More »

39 foreign drugs traffickers held in first 9 months: ANF  

  ISLAMABAD: Some 39 drug foreigner drugs smugglers hailing from Far East Asian, South Asian, European and African countries had been held by the Anti Narcotics Force from January to mid September this year. A UN report in 2012 stated that Pakistan could be free of poppy cultivation, but the country still provided a vital transit route for smuggling of ... Read More »

Pilots want stern rules for drones

LONDON: The United Kingdom’s pilots association, Balpa, has called for stern regulations before allowing large drones are allowed to appear in skies. The Balpa further stated that the people should be protected against remotely-controlled drones sharing airspace with regular aircraft, saying, “Current rules on small drones cannot apply to commercial operators.” Drones, which are officially known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft ... Read More »

ANF foils smuggling bids, seizes drugs worth Rs69.5m

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force has foiled several bids to smuggle drugs by carrying out three successful operations in Sialkot, Peshawar and Karachi and recovered Rs69.5 million worth drugs including 10kg heroin, 1.05kg charas and 650 grams amphetamine, while apprehended four persons and confiscated a vehicle as well. According to details, ANF Karachi Port team intercepted a Malaysia-bound shipment at Badar-ud-Din Yard, ... Read More »

PIA, Shaheen Air, Air Blue tax scam case: SHC summons attorney general

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned Salman Aslam Butt, the attorney general of Pakistan, to seek his perspective over the sales tax dispute between Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the Pakistan Customs. The reliable sources confirmed Customs Today that the SHC has asked the attorney general to present before the court on Wednesday (today) and clear the government ... Read More »

ANF thwarts smuggling bids, seizes 2,239g heroin

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) foiled two smuggling bids and captured fine quality of heroin weighing 2,239 gram in to two raids here. As per details, the ANF Lahore Airport Team intercepted a passenger identified as Azhar Iqbal, a resident of Gujrat at Allama Iqbal International Airport and recovered 2.89 kgs of heroin concealed in a handbag. In another attempt, ... Read More »