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Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs and, more recently, solar panels Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design centre in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is …

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UNHCR expects ‘modest’ return of Afghan refugees in 2018

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that the pace of return of Afghan refugees back home is expected to remain modest in 2018. However, the UNHCR cannot reduce the impact that the general elections in Pakistan next year may have on Afghan refugees. The ‘refugee affected …

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SC may take up JI petition about offshore firms on 23rd

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is expected to take up on Nov 23 a petition moved by the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) seeking a court order against all those who have stashed fortunes in offshore companies. The petition is likely to be taken up by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Maqbool Baqar. …

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TTP has foothold in Afghanistan, says Abdullah

WASHINGTON: Afghan­istan’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah has said that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has a foothold in Afghanistan and did so by taking advantage of the instability created by the insurgents fighting the Afghan government. In a meeting with editors of the Voice of America radio in Washington on Wednesday afternoon, …

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National Assembly legislation paves way for timely elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 by a 242-1 vote, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the next general elections on the basis of provisional census data. In a major …

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen …

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