Singapore: Government seeks feedback on Airbnb-style rentals

Singapore: Government seeks feedback on Airbnb-style rentals

SINGAPORE: Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb. The government is seeking feedback on issues such as what homes should qualify and the responsibilities of short-term accommodation platforms, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said on Monday. The proposed rules require...

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LHC temporarily bans airing contemptuous speeches of Nawaz, Maryam and others

LHC temporarily bans airing contemptuous speeches of Nawaz, Maryam and others

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of contemptuous speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders. Giving the decision on over two dozen petitions filed against ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by Nawaz, Maryam, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and...

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Nepal to nurture trade ties with Pakistan

Nepal to nurture trade ties with Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Nepal, Sewa Lamsal Adhikari said Saturday that her country wants to further boost bilateral trade and economic relations with Pakistan. Speaking at a Gems & Jewelry exhibition held under the auspicious of Capital Gems Traders Association Rawalpindi-Islamabad, envoy said Pakistan and Nepal have tremendous potential for investment...

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Saba Qamar bashed for posting pictures that deliver a powerful public message

Saba Qamar bashed for posting pictures that deliver a powerful public message

Seemingly, our actresses have made a single mission to slam the concept that women who smoke are ‘characterless’, because of course according to some naysayers, smoking kills men’s lungs and women’s character. When Mahira Khan’s pictures while smoking alongside Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor went viral on social media, the male...

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Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

Pakistan world’s largest host of refugees: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been declared the largest country to provide shelter to refugees in the world by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). As per the UNHCR report, Pakistan was hosting the largest number of refugees in the country and as many as 1.45 million hailed from Afghanistan....

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To perform better: K-Electric’s power generation function could be separated

To perform better: K-Electric’s power generation function could be separated

ISLAMABAD: It is too painful to see Karachi suffering due to lack of electricity in scorching heat. This is despite the available generation capacity within Karachi that is not being utilised. This time gas supply is a contention. In earlier periods of heavy load-shedding, running steam power plants was an issue....

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Cousins arrested for allegedly raping and murdering minor boy in Dadu district

Cousins arrested for allegedly raping and murdering minor boy in Dadu district

HYDERABAD: In the gruesome rape and murder of a minor in Dadu district, the cousins of the victim have been nominated as the main culprits. A 10-year-old boy was murdered on Tuesday, April 10. Within a week of the crime the Dadu district police declared on Sunday the suspects’ arrests. The...

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Pakistan Railway sector enjoys growth, shows mark improvement

Pakistan Railway sector enjoys growth, shows mark improvement

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday said the number of passengers travelling in Pakistan Railways had increased by 14 million during the current government’s tenure. “The confidence of the people has been restored in the railways with the effective policies of government,” he claimed while talking to...

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How to overcome shame, according to science

How to overcome shame, according to science

The fear of being ashamed can be overwhelming and can hinder the performance of daily activities. How to master it   Have you ever asked a woman if she was  pregnant and she responded with a stern “No”? If so, did you instantly feel the need for the earth to swallow you? It is likely...

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UAE’s reforms visa policies in favor of transit passengers

UAE’s reforms visa policies in favor of transit passengers

Passengers transiting through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon be able to visit landmarks and scenic spots in the country after authorities gave approval for a change in the existing visa policy, reported. According to the Arab publication, the policy will be exercised across all airports of the UAE, while...

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