Daily Archives: September 7, 2019

Boeing suspends testing of long-haul 777X aircraft


September 7, 2019

NEW YORK: Boeing has suspended testing on its new long-haul 777X aircraft, the company said Friday, a setback that comes as it battles to rebound from the crisis surrounding the 737 MAX. The so-called “final load” tests are part of the aircraft certification process, overseen by inspectors from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and meant to subject the plane to …

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Iran starts up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges


September 7, 2019

Tehran: Iran has started up advanced centrifuges to boost the country´s stockpile of enriched uranium, its atomic energy organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Saturday. The agency activated 20 IR-4 and 20 IR-6 centrifuges, Kamalvandi told a televised news conference in Tehran, as a third step in Iran´s reduction of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal. Iran said Saturday …

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Vexed Canada takes China to WTO over canola ban


September 7, 2019

OTTAWA: Canada has requested a meeting with Beijing at the World Trade Organization to try to bring an end to China´s ban on its canola, Trade Minister Jim Carr announced Friday. In a news release, Carr said Canada raised concerns at the WTO General Council in May about the ban that has compounded already strained relations. Now Canada is seeking …

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American Airlines mechanic who sabotaged a place was fired from Alaska Airlines earlier


September 7, 2019

The American Airlines mechanic who made headlines earlier over his attempt of damaging a plane, was said to have taken the steps after facing termination from Alaska Airlines in 2008. As per the latest development on the case, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, the former avionics technician and line avionics technician for Alaska Airlines was sacked from his job subsequent to …

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Spy master Le Carre slams ‘pig-ignorant’ Johnson in 25th novel


September 7, 2019

LONDON: British master spy novelist John le Carre´s 25th book condemns “pig-ignorant” Boris Johnson and the “lunacy” of Brexit, according to an excerpt published in Saturday´s Guardian newspaper. Set in 2018, “Agent Running in the Field” tells the tale of Nat, a 47-year-old MI5 foreign intelligence service member with doubts about Britain´s fate. Extracts of the 87-year-old writer´s book, to …

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K-Electric says will submit reply to NEPRA’s report over electrocutions


September 7, 2019

KARACHI: Responding to NEPRA’s report related to the recent incidents of electrocutions in Karachi, the K-Electric in a statement said that the company  is a responsible, law-abiding organisation and will submit its reply to the authority in stipulated time.  NEPRA on Friday  found K-Electric responsible for 19 out of 35 electrocution cases and breakdown of power supply for prolonged periods …

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Fawad mocks India for failure of Chandrayaan-2 moon mission


September 7, 2019

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry took a jibe at the failed Indian moon mission, terming the Indian spacecraft as ‘toy’ and saying the spacecraft must have landed in Mumbai. The federal minister made the comments  in a tweet on  Saturday while responding to an Indian user of the micro-blogging website. Chaudhry advised the Indian netizens and others …

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Flies overwhelm Karachi in monsoon ‘hell’


September 7, 2019

Karachi: Swarms of flies are descending on Karachi  in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to the misery of city’ s monsoon “hell”. Heavy rains have inundated the sprawling port city of nearly 20 million people for weeks, overwhelming shoddy drainage systems clogged with mountains of uncollected garbage and flooding neighbourhoods with raw sewage. “I have …

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US CENTCOM commander arrives in Pakistan


September 7, 2019

ISLAMABAD: General Kenneth McKenzie Jr, Commander of United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) arrived in Islamabad on Saturday.  Accompanied by a  17-member delegation, he is due to hold  important meetings with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership, Geo News reported citing sources.  During his first visit to Pakistan in April, General McKenzie Jr held meetings with  Prime Minister Imran Khan  and  Chief of …

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Judicial inquiry launched into ATM robber’s death in custody


September 7, 2019

Rahim Yar Khan:  A  judge on Saturday launched a judicial inquiry into the death in custody of  Salahuddin Ayubi, a  man accused of stealing  ATM cards in south Punjab’s Rahim Yar Khan district. According to Geo News, a senior civil judge is heading the inquiry into the  death that sparked outrage across the country  after  videos of   the “tortured body”   went …

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