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  • Indian aero fete showcases US strategic ties

    NEW DELHI: A high-level US delegation, replete with an array of military platforms and personnel, will participate in the Aero India 2017 exhibition which opens in Bangalore on Tuesday, and of particular interest will be cooperation that appears to be looking at navigation in South China Sea and Maoist rebels in India’s heartland...

    “US participation in Aero India provides industry and the military services opportunities to strengthen...

  • Pakistan initiates soft offensive to check Indian violence in held Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan launched diplomatic efforts on Tuesday to highlight the hapless situation of the people of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and took the ambassadors of permanent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members into confidence to exert soft pressure on India...

    Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, in a briefing with the ambassadors of China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States, expressed Pakistan's...

  • Pakistan to start ‘soft-marketing’ state airline sale in June

    LONDON: The government will begin the marketing process next month to sell a 49 per cent stake in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and plans to list shares in several power utility firms this year, privatisation minister Mohammad Zubair said on Monday...

    “We are going to start the soft marketing in June,” Mr Zubair told Reuters, in an interview on the sidelines of an investment conference organised by Renaissance Capital...

  • World Bank urges Pakistan to introduce soft home loans for the less privileged

    KARACHI: Pakistan should introduce soft loan schemes aimed at the less privileged strata of society for providing them affordable housing, and take requisite action for building a future plan for the low-income segment, said Loic Chiquier, World Bank’s Global Lead on Housing Finance...

    Mr Chiquier made these remarks during a meeting of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy Sub-Committee on housing finance organised by the State...

  • UAE and Qatar stake billions in ‘soft power’ showdown

    DUBAI: The opening this week of the glittering Louvre Abu Dhabi museum marks the latest stage in a multi-billion-dollar “soft power” showdown between energy giants Qatar and the United Arab Emirates...

    “There is certainly competition there for soft power hegemony between the Gulf monarchies,” said Andreas Krieg, assistant professor at King’s College London, with the Gulf states vying for investments, tourism and branding...

  • Gold gets boost from soft dollar

    LONDON: Gold rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, bolstered by a softer dollar and worries over the Greek debt crisis, but a looming US interest rate increase and outflows from bullion-backed funds capped the upside...

    Spot gold climbed as much as 1
  • Govt reply sought on mangoes export in soft boxes

    On Monday, Additional Attorney General for Pakistan Salman Talibuddin appeared in court and submitted that the decision to ban the use of wooden boxes for the export of mangoes was taken by the government to avoid any damage to the commodity...

    The federal government law officer said that there was an apprehension that the United Arab Emirates might impose restriction on the import of mangoes from Pakistan if the commodity was not...

  • Not so soft

    Some argue that this is paradoxical, and choose to look for conspiracies: what possible threat could a teenaged schoolgirl pose to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, they say, or some shrines to the IS, or the Bamiyan Buddhas to the Afghan Taliban, all of them groups whose daily business is savage violence and whose ranks are peopled with big men with fearsome arsenals?But to wonder this is to entirely miss the most basic and important fact:...

  • ‘Soft cops’ to deal with dishonoured cheque cases

    Comprising 240 “Soft Cops” the new force will ensure arrest of 15,000 accused declared proclaimed offenders in monetary matters, said Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf at the launching ceremony at Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Saturday...

    The DIG said there were thousands of cases registered under 489-F of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in different police stations of the city and citizens were facing problems...

  • Replacing ‘soft drink culture’ with milk intake

    LAHORE: The 15th World Milk Day, initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2001, brought together different stakeholders at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, who stressed the need to change culture: milk instead of soft drinks...

    The speakers were of the view that ‘soft drink culture’ invaded even rural Pakistan, where these drinks had increasingly replaced milk consumption, with huge...

  • ‘Hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit? Election chaos fires up debate

    LONDON: Supporters of “hard” and “soft” Brexit tried to take advantage of the political chaos in Britain on Monday to promote their visions amid fears that their rivalry could revive old divisions in the Conservative party...

    Advocates of a “soft Brexit” scenario say Britain could retain access to the European single market like non-EU member Norway and allow certain levels of EU immigration...

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