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  • British Virgin Islands turn down JIT request

    ISLAMABAD: In a fresh response, the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) law officer has declined to assist the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in probing alleged offences committed by the two offshore companies — Nescoll Limited and Nielson Enterprises — that control the Sharifs’ four upscale London apartments...

  • Bangladesh court orders 'virgin' removed from marriage certificates

    The word “virgin” must be removed from Muslim marriage certificates in Bangladesh, the country's top court has said, a landmark verdict after campaigners challenged the “humiliating and discriminatory” term...

    Under the South Asian country's Muslim marriage laws, a bride has to select one of three options on the certificate — whether she is a Kumari (virgin), a widow or divorced...

  • Virgin Australia collapses under coronavirus strain

    Cash-strapped Virgin Australia collapsed on Tuesday, making it the largest carrier yet to buckle under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the global airline industry...

    In an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange, Virgin said it planned to keep operating flights despite handing the keys to administrators...

  • India restores incoming SMS in occupied Kashmir, mobile internet still cut

    India on Tuesday was set to allow some incoming text messages into Kashmir, officials said, four months after they were first blocked when New Delhi moved to strip the region's autonomy...

    The August 5 communications blackout — which included cutting landlines, mobile phones and internet access — has badly hit locals and businesses especially as texts are an integral part of banking processes...

  • India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over ‘security’

    NEW DELHI: India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns just weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours...

    prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the ministry of information technology said in a statement...

  • India bans 43 more mobile apps as it takes on China

    India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday, including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s e-commerce app Aliexpress, in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China after the neighbours’ months-long standoff on their rugged Himalayan border...

    The 43 mostly Chinese-origin applications, which also include a few dating apps, threaten the “sovereignty and integrity of India”, the technology ministry said in a statement...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • 'India-backed' terrorist group busted in Hyderabad, police claim

    Hyderabad police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang which was reportedly getting funding from India to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and target security personnel in Sindh...

    Hyderabad DIG Javed Alam Odho and SSP Pir Mohammad Shah held a joint press conference to share the details of the suspected terrorist group with the media...

  • 50m mobile accounts likely by 2020

    KARACHI: The customer base of branchless banking would become larger than the conventional banks in the next five years as 50 million mobile accounts are expected to be operational by 2020, said Nadeem Hussain, President, Tameer Bank...

    The technology-driven mobile banking would help bring transactions worth Rs3...

  • Local manufacturing of mobile handsets from April

    ISLAMABAD: A Chinese manufacturer will launch its mobile handset manufacturing and assembling unit in April (Pakistan’s first), a senior official at Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication said on Monday...

    The government had announced tax incentive package for manufacturing of mobile phones in budget 2015-16...

  • Mobile homes

    I would like to suggest that the UAE has a technology of mobile homes which they supplied to Palestinians after the destruction of their houses by Israeli forces last year...

    I did suggest in these columns a most economical mode of fabricating mobile homes for the needy...

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