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Karachi: Chinese national involved in ATM scandal arrested

KARACHI (DNA) – Security forces on Sunday arrested a Chinese national involved in ATM scandal from Karachi’s Defence area. According to details, the officials conducted raid in different areas and detained Chinese national. They also recovered ATM cards, devices and Rs6 lac from him. The security personnel told that as many as three accomplices of the suspect managed to flee the scene. Earlier, four culprits involved in ATM fraud were apprehended in an operation carried out by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Rawalpindi while fake debit cards and machine tools were retrieved from their possession.


UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

LONDON, JAN 11 (DNA) – Britain plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, Prime Minister Theresa May will announce Thursday as part of long-term plans for the environment. The government wants supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and intends to inject new funding into plastics innovation, she will say in a speech outlining proposals. Meanwhile, changes to the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items such as takeaway containers will also be considered, according to May´s Downing Street office, which released a preview of her remarks.


Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS, JAN 11 (DNA) – Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now. Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage. The ‘robot suitcase’ from California-based startup Travelmate can be controlled with a smartphone app and can roll alongside its owner at speeds up to 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) per hour, navigating around obstacles.


US urges citizens to ‘reconsider travel plans’ to Pakistan

WASHINGTON, JAN 11 (DNA) – The United States unveiled a way to warn its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel Wednesday, with a four-point safety ranking system for countries and an interactive world map. Ten war zones and failed states are ranked Level Four, “Do Not Travel”: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Pakistan has been put in Level 3, and the State Department has urged US citizens to reconsider their plans to visit the country.

ISLAMABAD, JAN 10: A file photo of DHM of Japan Embassy, Junya Matsuura who died due to brain hemorrhage, on Wednesday.=DNA PHOTO

DHM Japan Embassy Junya Matsuura dies due to brain hemorrhage

ISLAMABAD, JAN 10 (DNA) – DHM of Japan Embassy Junya Matsuura died after brain hemorrhage. Junya Matsuura was shifted to the hospital after he felt sick on Sunday where he died due to brain hemorrhage. His family members are coming from Japan to receive dead body. Junya Matsuura, was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan. He did his best to promote bilateral relations between Japan and Pakistan.


Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system: says Khamenei

BEIRUT, JAN 10 (DNA) – Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday. Comments on his Twitter feed and in Iranian media underscored the establishment’s confidence that it has extinguished the unrest that spread to more than 80 cities in which at least 22 people died since late December.


Gold import rises 50 pc in five months

ISLAMABAD, JAN 10 (DNA) – The import of gold during first five months (July-November) of current fiscal year increased by 50.58 per cent as compared to same period of previous year. During the period under review, 217 kilogram of the yellow metal valuing US $7.768 million was imported against import of 164 kg gold worth $5.823 million last year. On yearly basis, the import of yellow metal in November 2017 also witnessed an increase of 66.1 per cent as compared to same month of the year 2016 as it rose to $1.367 million in November 2017 from $823,000 in November 2016.