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Over 500 corrupt people arrested during last one year: chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Javed Iqbal on Sunday said that the NAB apprehended 503 corrupt people during last one year to recover looted money and to bring them to justice. In a statement, he said during 2018 the Bureau received 44,315 complaints, authorised 1,713 complaint verifications, held 877 inquiries and 227 investigations and recovered Rs2508 million from corrupt elements. He said Pakistan's corruption perception Index had been decreased from 175 position to 116 because of…

Uber drivers made more than $600 million in tips in one year

LOS ANGELES: Since the launch of the in-app tipping for Uber drivers in the United States last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in tips to its drivers. In August, Uber hit $50 million in tips. Since introducing mid-trip ratings and tips in May, there has been a 30 percent increase in tipping, Uber product manager Dhruv Tyagi wrote in a blog post. In April, Lyft announced drivers hit $500 million in tips since its launch, with tip averages increasing by nearly 8 percent in 2017 compared…

Shah Mehmood lashes out at govt for presenting budget for one year

ISLAMABAD: Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday lashed out at the outgoing government for presenting budget 2018 for one year and also said, unprecedentedly, a non-elected person was going to present national budget, ARY News reported “How remorseful it is that an elected member of the house has been ruled out and budget is being presented by a non-elected member of the government, which has no precedent in the history of Pakistan,” he said in a pre-budget 2018 speech in the National…

UK fishermen fear Brexit betrayal with one year to go

BRIXHAM, United Kingdom: On the dockside in Brixham, a bustling fishing port in southwest England, the fear is that Britain’s departure from the European Union may prove a false dawn for hopes of taking back control. The area voted 63 percent in favour of leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum — a sign of the anger over its fishing quotas and equal access rights blamed for a long-term decline of the industry. But with exactly one year to go from Thursday before Britain’s scheduled departure date, fishermen see signs…

Cuba honours Fidel Castro one year after his death

HAVANA: With little fanfare, Cuba on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as it prepares to move into the post-Castro era. Since his death at the age of 90 on November 25 last year, Castro's wishes have been respected. No street, square or building bears his name, and no statue or monument has been erected in his honour. But Castro remains present in the minds of Cubans, and state media daily recalls his exploits, speeches and writings. The most important…