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Chris Brantner | Are you having trouble sticking to a family budget? You aren’t alone. Budgeting is difficult. Creating one is hard enough, but actually sticking to it is a whole other issue. Things come up. Desires and cravings happen. And the next thing you know, budgets break. So how can you stick to a family budget? Here are 13 tips to...
holiday
News Desk | Behind historic success, there is a painful backstory. Most people hear one side of the story and hear nothing about what had happened beyond the scenes. We should remember the fact that behind every snippet of success, there are many struggles and failures that are never heard of. You might have seen students taking expensive coaching classes to clear the...
Treason
News Desk | Farogh Naseem, Minister for Law and Justice, has refused to comment on the case of  Treason on former military dictator Pervez Musharraf. Mr. Naseem was chairing a meeting of Task Force on Civil Service Reforms on Friday. “I have said in the past to not ask me a question on this . I will keep on responding...
tribunal
News Analysis | In an interesting development, an appellate tribunal at the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued its detailed verdict on the barring of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting elections from his native NA-57 (Murree) constituency in the July 25 polls. The verdict maintains that the former PM is neither honest...
Kashmir
News Desk | This article was first published in Global Village Space Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, reiterated Turkey’s stance that it stands with Pakistan for its stance on the peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. “In the group, which has been formed over Kashmir in the UN, we will stand with Pakistan and try...
Ranbir
News Desk | Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has said, his son is free to choose his future partner. Kapoor was referring to the rumors surrounding his son Ranbir Kapoor and Indian actress Alia Bhatt. “It’s Ranbir’s life. Who he wants to get married to is his prerogative,” he said. “Neetu likes her, I like her, Ranbir likes her. Get it? I...
actors
News Desk | An Indian filmmaker took to Twitter and spoke about Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker IramHaq'smovie ‘What Will People Say’ that has been submitted by Norway for the 91st Academy Awards (also known as Oscars) for the category of best film in a foreign language. Dholakia appreciated that the film tells the story of a Pakistani teenager and stars Indian actors. “Cinema transcends...
Pakistan Navy
KARACHI: Pakistan Navy observed World Maritime Day 2017 on 28 Sep 17 in coordination with IMO. The theme adopted by IMO for this year was ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ aimed at strengthening the existing cooperation between ports and ships for safe, secure and efficient maritime trade and transportation linking economies and people globally. Chief of the Naval Staff in his message...
Hawaii
The marines from 26 nations will arrive at Hawaii this week to kick-start world’s largest maritime exercises. The maritime drills named ‘the rim of the Pacific or RIMPAC’ will bring largest vessels sailing on the Oahu coast along with the opportunities of unique training for the participants under the command of United States. The exercises will be held from June...
European Union
Jason Holland | A new oceans partnership agreement has been signed by the European Union and China that will see the two economies work together on strategies such as combating illegal fishing and promoting responsible practices. According to the European Commission, the alignment contains clear commitments to protect the marine environment, tackle climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement, and...
waters
About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with waters and ever since the man ventured into the sea, he wished to have the information of depth. Primarily, hydrography is the process of collecting depth data of sea. Measurement / Surveying for this depth data leads to the mapping of rivers, lakes, and oceans giving information about seafloor which...
Sri Lanka
The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical waste from being released towards Sri Lanka. MEPA CEO Dr Terney Pradeep Kumara said that they had started collecting and sorting the waste that had been washed ashore...
Africa
An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the ministry of finance, trade and the blue economy–are recognizing the need to diversify their economies, IPSNews...
Navy
Rahul Singh | India is keeping a close eye on China’s military deployments at the neighbor’s first overseas outpost in Djibouti, with a possible rotation of personnel taking place for the first time, two persons familiar with the matter said earlier this month on condition of anonymity. Beijing established the base in the eastern African nation a year ago. Triggering concerns...
Indian
Express News Service | You have introduced solar energy in the shipping industry. How practical is this move? Solarisation of the shipping industry is a long process. There is a whole movement in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) — called the “greening of ships”. The entire shipping industry contributes 2 percent of emission of greenhouse gases. And so they are very sensitive...
plastic
It is high time the provincial governments came up with a firm timeline to phase out plastic products generating highly harmful waste that causes serious damage to the environment, especially to the marine ecology near the Pakistani coastline. Speakers of a seminar, titled ‘Impact of plastic pollution on our life’, demanded that a deadline should be given by the governments...
Pakistan
Franz-Stefan Gady | In its quest for a wartime-capable surface fleet, the Pakistan Navy has signed an agreement for two more Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided missile frigates with Chinese shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Trading Co Ltd. (CSTC), the service announced on social media on June 1. The contract was signed at the Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi, in a ceremony attended...
Japan
Opinion | On Thursday, foreign ministry officials from India, Australia, Japan and the U.S. met in Singapore and reaffirmed their support for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. This is the second meeting of the group, known as the ‘quad,’ since November 2017. The countries started giving shape to their security cooperation under the proposed quadrilateral coalition when...
Dubai
Faizan Hashmi | The Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, MBRF, headed by Chief Executive Officer, Jamal Bin Huwaireb, to its headquarters. The meeting between both parties was part of their mutual commitment to exchange expertise, enrich knowledge, and integrate the activities of local government entities to cement Dubai’s...
Indian Ocean
Vivek Mishra | In the past few years, the Maldives has quintessentially exemplified the shortcomings of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. But there is a larger geopolitical premonition that could be anticipated from the recent crisis in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives, one that points to the immediacy with which China and India are approaching towards a conflict in the...
Jawad Falak | The attacks in Brussels, Belgium have shaken the entire globe. These militant attacks follow a car bomb blast in Berlin that killed a single person and the devastating attacks in Paris France that caused the deaths of 130 people in November 2015 as well as the earlier Charlie Hebdo attacks and a siege in a Parisian kosher...
Jawad Falak | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the crucial state elections in Karnataka but fell short of a simple majority, triggering confusion and intense political maneuvering. Elections were held for 222 seats on May 12 while polling for the remaining two will be held later. Celebrations started early Tuesday with...
Trump
M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in Manila on Sunday to discuss the issues of security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. The only precursor to the quadrilateral format in Asia-Pacific – American slang is “Quad” – was when these four countries (plus Singapore)...

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