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  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Non-registration of high-end diesel cars

    A TEMPORARY ban imposed by the Supreme Court on the registration of high-end diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi and the National Capital Region has shaken the automobile industry and led to heated arguments over the merits or demerits of the fuel...

    Responding to a plea by environmentalists citing high atmospheric pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), the apex court earlier this year imposed a temporary ban on the registration of...

  • Courts mulls ban on new diesel cars as Delhi chokes

    NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Tuesday said it was considering banning new diesel-guzzling SUVs and luxury cars from the streets of New Delhi in a bid to improve the capital’s notoriously toxic air...

    The Supreme Court said it was mulling a ban on purchases of new diesel vehicles with engines over 2000cc, typical of SUVs, jeeps and large cars made by BMW, Toyota and others...

  • Oxford to ban petrol and diesel cars in 2020

    LONDON: The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its centre as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution...

    Since German carmaker Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to cheating US emissions tests, politicians around the world have unveiled plans to clamp down on diesel vehicles in a bid to improve air quality and meet more stringent targets...

  • Economic Coordination Committee to consider deregulating diesel price today

    The ECC is also expected to increase margins on the sale of petrol and diesel for dealers and oil marketing companies (OMC) by about 33 paisa per litre...

    The oil industry has been lobbying the government for an early decision on higher profit margins on the sale of petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD) in line with the rate of inflation since Mr Abbasi took oath of office on Aug 1...

  • ECC allows introduction of high-grade diesel

    ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Tuesday deferred increasing commission for the oil industry on sale of petroleum products but allowed introduction of high-grade diesel and reallocated natural gas to domestic consumers among a series of other energy-related decisions...

    The first meeting of the ECC led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also approved payment of two-month salaries to the...

  • Ogra suggests cut in petrol, diesel prices

    ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) recommended on Wednesday reduction in the prices of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD) for May...

    In a summary sent to the government, Ogra, however, suggested an increase in the prices of kerosene, light diesel oil (LDO) and high octane blending component (HOBC)...

  • Govt increases sales tax on petrol, diesel

    ISLAMABAD: The government has increased the general sales tax (GST) rate on high-speed diesel (HSD) and petrol to 40 per cent and 23...

    The GST rates on HSD and petrol were jacked up through statutory regulatory orders (SROs) by 19...

  • Ogra, PC oppose deregulation of diesel prices

    ISLAMABAD: Amid opposition from the Planning Commission and the regulator, the Ministry of Petroleum is seeking deregulation of high speed diesel (HSD) prices, with petrol to follow at a later stage, to encourage oil marketing companies (OMCs) and dealers to invest in additional storage capacity...

    The ministry has argued that dealers and OMCs margin on HSD should also be increased by 16 and 14 paisa per litre, respectively, in case...

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