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NEPRA to decide cut in power tariff in public hearing on Dec 27

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will likely to decide at least 30 paisa per unit cut in the tariff of all power distribution companies on account of fuel cost adjustment for December 2018, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has filed a petition for 33 paisa per unit cut in the tariff with the NEPRA for monthly fuel price adjustment. It is first time after six months that the power tariff cut has been requested to the power regulator. The hike…

Singapore launches public hearings on ‘fake news’

SINGAPORE: Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech. A 10-member parliamentary committee was set up in January to tackle false online information which the government says could threaten national security. The wealthy city-state is among the countries looking to introduce legislation to rein in fake news but critics have cautioned this could be used to exert further control over the media. Some 164 people…