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Government working to facilitate small, medium industry: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday reiterated his government’s resolve to facilitate small and medium industry and exporters of the country, ARY News reported. Addressing the 42nd award ceremony of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Islamabad, the premier said both are the backbone of commerce and trade in any country. He said obstacles in the way of doing business will be removed to give boost to small and medium enterprises. He said several steps have already been taken to…

Small plane crashes outside Philippine capital, killing 10

MANILA: Ten people died when a small plane crashed into a house north of the Philippine capital on Saturday, aviation and police officials said. The Piper 23 Apache single-engined aircraft, operated by Lite Air Express, had just taken off from a small airport nearby, said Eric Apolonio, spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). It was carrying five people, including the pilot, and was en route to Laoag in northwestern Luzon. Read More: All 11 on board presumed dead after Turkish plane…

Walkies! Big dogs and small join Bangkok fun run

BANGKOK: From tiny chihuahuas to 60 kg (130 lb) mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners join Bangkok fun run in a park on Sunday to raise money for charity. Nobody was racing against the clock at the "Maa-Rathon" - maa is Thai for dog - and there was no prize for the fastest dog and owner around the 1.7 km (1.1 mile) course. Entrants paid $30 per dog to raise funds for a new building at the Siriraj Hospital. Read More: This new selfie stick for dogs will amaze you "This way dogs can also contribute to help…

Dos, don’ts and geo-fencing: Europe proposes rules for small drones

Europe's aviation safety authorities have proposed rules for operating small drones that include requirements for geo-fencing technology to prevent them from straying into banned areas and a "dos and don'ts" leaflet to be inserted in retail packaging. With demand booming, both for hobby and commercial use, European regulators have been looking for ways to ensure drones can be safely operated, while allowing the industry to grow. Fears have been raised over the use of drones near airports in particular, with a number of…

F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C

WASHINGTON: Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said.