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  • China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

    Space programme authorities said the spaceship's landing of the on the vast Inner Mongolian steppe keeps China on schedule to place its second space station into orbit later this year...

    A source of enormous national pride, China's military-backed space program plans a total of 20 space missions this year at a time when the US and other countries' programs are seeking new roles...

  • Israel heads towards 2nd snap election this year as Netanyahu fails to form govt

    Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline...

    Rather than concede that task to one of his rivals, Netanyahu's Likud party advanced a bill to dissolve parliament and send the country to the polls for a second time this year...

  • 74-year-old man in search of justice since 2014

    ISLAMABAD: It was painful for a 74-year-old man to bury his son who died after falling into a ditch at an under-construction metro bus station in the capital in 2014...

    Gulfam Khan has been running from pillar to post to get justice after his 40-year-old son Moazzam Ali Khan died on June 29, 2014...

  • No water on Karachi's streets a result of Sindh govt's hard work, says minister

    Sindh Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro on Friday said there is no rain water on Karachi's road "as a result of the provincial government's proper planning and hard work"...

    They said that although the city had received heavy rain continuously, the sea was at high tide, and that Karachi lies below sea level, the streets had been cleared of accumulated rain water because main drains were cleansed...

  • By-election result to determine Karachi’s future, says Imran

    KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Saturday the result of by-election for NA-246 constituency would determine the future of Karachi...

    Addressing a press conference at the residence of PTI leader Arif Alvi, he said his party had provided an opportunity to the people of Karachi to end the atmosphere of fear in their city and “to bring it back into mainstream politics”...

  • US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip

    The visiting US commerce secretary told China's premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing “augurs very well” for Donald Trump's upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Premier Li Keqiang at the headquarters of Communist Party leaders ahead of the US president's trip to China, which is expected to take place in November...

  • Commerce minister rules out major changes before polls

    As Pakistan’s exports continue to fall for the fourth consecutive year, posting a decline of 12 per cent, the need for a fresh policy is now badly felt...

    The newly-appointed Commerce Minister, Pervaiz Malik, finds himself hamstrung by the daunting task of re-framing the policy...

  • Alibaba's Jack Ma champions UN e-commerce drive for development

    Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a call for e-commerce by United Nations to boost developing economies and help fight poverty...

    Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD on small business and young entrepreneurs, was the star attraction at a conference on e-commerce for development...

  • Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

    With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up...

    The 10-year-old e-commerce company needs all the help it can get to compete with Amazon after the Seattle-based giant made India's 1...

  • PM favours e-commerce to help small businesses go global

    HANGZHOU: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that as a firm believer in political empowerment of people through economic development, he would encourage e-commerce in Pakistan as a tool to help small businesses go global...

    Addressing the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the setting up of an e-platform in Pakistan by China’s largest e-commerce portal Alibaba, he said the initiative would help create...

  • No policy for domestic commerce

    Domestic commerce, according to current official data, contributes 32pc towards the GDP and employs 20pc of the labour force...

    However, the domestic commerce sector is continuously ignored by the government and multilateral development agencies...

  • PM Sharif, Alibaba president discuss e-commerce giant's prospects in Pakistan

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday met Michael Evans, president of China’s Alibaba Group, to discuss opportunities for the introduction of the global e-commerce giant to Pakistan, Chinese media reported...

    Evans said he was confident Alibaba would fuel a "significant stimulus for growth of small and medium enterprises in Pakistan", adding that advancements in the field of information technology and telecommunication in the...

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