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  • India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan

    NEW DELHI: India will accelerate its building of new hydro-power plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base...

    The dispute looks set to be reignited after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Monday that India should use more of the rivers' resources,...

  • James Faulkner impressed by Pakistan speed merchants

    KARACHI: It is the quality of the fast bowlers at the HBL Pakistan Super League, which has stood out for former Australia all-rounder James Faulkner, who believes the tournament is “right up there” with its Indian counterpart...

    The 31-year-old, who plays for Quetta Gladiators, is impressed with the likes of Pakistan pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Nasim Shah among other factors that make the tournament special... ...

  • Govt under pressure to speed up implementation of NAP’s civilian part

    ISLAMABAD: The government is facing internal pressure for taking a series of aggressive steps for ratcheting up the pace of implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) on countering-terrorism and extremism...

    Almost 13 months after NAP was initiated in the aftermath of Army Public School tragedy of Dec 2014, the government continues to be pilloried for not doing enough to execute the 20-point National Action Plan
  • Saudi purge worries investors, but may speed reforms

    DUBAI: A purge of Saudi Arabia’s political and business elites briefly dragged down the kingdom’s stock market on Sunday but prices recovered to close higher as some investors bet the crackdown could bolster reforms in the long run...

    The size of the purge raised questions about the stability and predictability of the Saudi government
  • Japan’s train breaks world speed record

    TOKYO: Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record on Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad...

    The seven-car maglev train — short for “magnetic levitation” — hit a top speed of 603 kilometres an hour, and managed nearly 11 seconds at over 600kph, operator Central Japan Railway said...

  • India seeks to speed up foreign deals with ‘one-stop shop’

    NEW DELHI: India’s finance ministry, seeking to speed up deals with outside investors, is set to take full control of the oversight of more than $40 billion a year in foreign direct investments and share purchases, two government sources said...

    It has promised, for example, to speed up regulatory clearances across the board...

  • New strategy to speed up privatisation

    MOST political parties in India, except the left, are generally agreed on the need to sell off at least minority stake in public sector undertakings to raise funds for social sector projects and to build infrastructure in the country...

    Yet, despite this broad consensus, successive governments at the centre have been struggling over the past 15 years to divest government stake in public sector undertakings(PSUs)
  • Govt urged to speed up delimitation process

    ISLAMABAD: Warning that time is running out for delimitation, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) urged the government on Thursday to speed up the process aimed at amending the law allowing demarcation of constituencies on the basis of provisional census results...

    Each delimitation committee immediately after its constitution will proceed to obtain population data of last census officially published along with relevant maps...

  • The two-speed tax collection

    Coupled with capacity building of tax authorities, the State Bank of Pakistan has suggested that ‘introduction of incentives, such as reinvestment of tax receipts for improvement of infrastructural development, may help raise substantial revenue from the sector’...

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