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  • Man throws acid on younger brother in dispute over cellphone charger

    FAISALABAD: A man received severe burns on his face and neck after his older brother threw acid on him in a heated dispute over a cellphone charger in 541-GB Chakkian on Monday, police said...

    According to CCPO Afzaal Ahmad, Ashraf Hussain, 27, threw acid on his younger brother Sharafat Hussain after the two got into an argument about who would use the home's only cellphone charger first...

  • EU okays single charger for all

    BRUSSELS: European officials on Tuesday agreed the text of a proposed EU law imposing a standard charger for smartphones, tablets and laptops sold in the bloc, in a blow to Apple...

    EU member states and MEPs believe a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but iPhone juggernaut Apple argues a one-size-fits-all charger would slow innovation and create more pollution...

  • Mehbooba vows to shun Indian flag until J&K flag, special status are back

    KARACHI: In her first press conference after being released from detention of 14 months, the chief of Occupied Kashmir’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti said she would raise the Indian flag only when Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) flag, constitution and special status (under Article 370) were restored...

    She categorically said that she would hold the Indian flag in her hands only when the J&K flag was back, pointing to the...

  • Li-ion battery’s inner workings revealed

    PARIS: Scientists said on Tuesday they have for the first time looked inside an overheating lithium-ion battery, using sophisticated X-ray imaging to identify ways to make the ubiquitous technology safer...

    Light and rechargeable, the Li-ion battery powers our world -- everything from mobile phones, cameras and computers to electric cars and recently also e-cigarettes...

  • Battery recycling workshops contributing to environmental lead: KU study

    KARACHI: Highlighting high levels of lead concentration in roadside dust and plants and its harmful impact on health and environment, a recent study has described battery recycling workshops as a major contributor to environmental lead and suggested their removal from densely-populated areas...

    Titled Lead concentration in urban dust and leaves of street plants, Karachi, the study was jointly conducted by the Institute of...

  • Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

    Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region...

    Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk promising to deliver the system within 100 days of signing the contract or it will be...

  • Halt and catch fire: Battery woes go well beyond Samsung

    NEW YORK: Samsung's Note 7 isn't the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from iPhones to Tesla cars to Boeing jetliners...

    Blame chemistry and the fact that the batteries we rely on for everyday life are prone to leaking and even bursting into flame if damaged, defective or exposed to excessive heat...

  • PIA cautions passengers against carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after exploding battery claims

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cautioned passengers against carrying the newly-released Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Sunday after reports that faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode...

    The national flag carrier's warning comes as other international airlines, such as Qantas, Virgin Austra­lia and Etihad, have also taken similar steps, asking customers to not to use or charge Samsung's...

  • Toyota works to develop advanced electric-car battery

    Toyota Motor Corp said it aims to develop a more advanced electric-car battery "in a few years" that will allow the Japanese automaker to build vehicles with up to 15 per cent greater range and battery life than they have currently...

    “Lithium-ion battery is a key technology for electrifying cars, and there is a clear need, going forward, for improving this technology and its performance even more,” Hisao Yamashige, a battery...

  • Five battery makers fined Rs1m each

    ISLAMABAD: The Compet­ition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has imposed a penalty of Rs1 million each on five battery manufacturers for violating section 10 of the Competition Act 2010 by hiding important information about their products from consumers...

    The commission received a formal complaint that various battery makers were misleading consumers about their dry and acid-lead batteries by not disclosing material information such as...

  • Battery makers seek concessionary duties

    ISLAMABAD: Battery manufacturers on Tuesday asked the government to extend the benefit of concessionary rate of customs duty on import of raw materials, components, sub-components of automotive batteries to all types of locally made storage batteries...

    In their proposals submitted to the Federal Board of Revenue for the upcoming budget, battery manufactures asked the government to exempt customs duty on imports made under SRO...

  • Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

    In mainland China, around 63,000 units may be affected by the problem, China's State Administration for Market Regulation said...

    The regulator said there have been six reported incidents of overheating among laptops that qualify for the recall in China...

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