Tag: Limit

Top Turkish court surpasses limit with journalists’ ruling, say deputy PM

ISTANBUL: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Friday the Constitutional Court had overstepped its limit, set out in the law, with its...

Limit use of drones to surveillance, says Ban

        Endorsing Pakistan’s stance on drone attacks, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday termed the attacks a violation of international laws and said these...

Judges asked to respect their limits

Senator Farhatullah Babar on Thursday took strong exception to remarks by an SC judge made during hearing in a suo motu case that the...

Let’s not splurge

The Election Commission has announced the new code of conduct for polls in accordance with a Supreme Court judgment that calls for limiting expenses...

Coca-Cola not to blame for US obesity: CEO

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent insists his company is not responsible for the rise in US obesity despite New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent moves...

ECP responsible to keep election expenses in limit: SC

Supreme Court (SC) said the responsibility to hold back the vote rigging and stanch the electoral expenses rests with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). A...

US, Pakistan reach deal to limit troops

The United States and Pakistan have agreed to limit the number of American troops in Pakistan, a private TV channel reported on Tuesday. According...

Debt limit row risks confidence in US

Failure to raise the US debt ceiling in a timely manner could sink investors' confidence in the economy, Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke has...

Saudi govt to limit work permits

Saudi Arabia plans to limit the number of work permits given to foreigners in an attempt to increase employment among Saudis. Larger firms will...

SBP ups exchange limit to Rs 2.5 billion

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to increase the maximum cap on aggregate Foreign Exchange Exposure Limit (FEEL) of authorised dealers (ADs)...

Radioactive water at 5m times legal limit found at Japan plant

TOKYO - The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found water with 5 million times the legal limit of radioactivity as it struggles for a fourth week to contain the world's biggest nuclear disaster in quarter of a century.
Underlining the concern over spreading radiation, the government said it was considering imposing radioactivity restrictions on seafood for the first time in the crisis after contaminated fish were found in seas well south of

Radiation around Japan plant reaches 4,385 times over legal limit

TOKYO - The levels of radioactive iodine found in seawater near Japan's stricken nuclear power plant was 4,385 times more than the legal limit on Thursday, the nuclear safety agency said.
The level was the highest recorded since the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Deputy Director-General Hidehiko Nishiyama told a news briefing.
He added that this did not present a health

Depreciation limit rises for imported used cars

ISLAMABAD - The government announced enhancing the maximum limit of depreciation on the import of old, used and second-hand cars, from the existing level of 50 percent to 60 percent.
A statement issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) said that the decision was taken in line with the decision of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on March 1, 2011. The ECC while considering the summary regarding rationalising prices of locally manufactured cars decided

Radioactive iodine 1,250 times over limit in sea off Japan’s plant

TOKYO - The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan has detected radioactive iodine 1,250.8 times above legal limit in sea near the plant.
The level jumped to its highest so far in the survey begun this week, Tokyo Electric Power Co said.
According to the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the readings were taken Friday morning about 330 meters south of the plant, near the drain outlets of the reactors at the utility.

LimeWire wins limit on damages to record labels

NEW YORK - A federal judge limited the potential financial liability facing the operator of LimeWire, a once-popular file-sharing service found liable for copyright infringement, at an upcoming damages trial.
Rejecting an argument that could have led to "trillions" of dollars in damages, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood agreed with Lime Group LLC that the 13 record companies whose works were infringed by LimeWire deserve one award per work infringed. The record labels had argued

Moroccan protesters demand limit on royal powers

RABAT - Thousands of protesters gathered in the Moroccan capital on Sunday to demand that King Mohammed give up some of his powers and clamp down on government corruption. Some people in the crowd were waving Tunisian and Egyptian flags in recognition of the popular uprisings that overthrew the two countries' presidents.
A protest organiser said there were more than 5,000 participants while a police officer told Reuters there were fewer than 3,000 people at the protest in Rabat.

SBP raises maximum financing limit under LTFF

KARACHI - The State Bank of Pakistan has decided to increase the maximum financing limit to a single export oriented project under the Long Term Financing Facility (LTFF) Scheme for Plant and Machinery to Rs 1.5 billion.
Previously, the maximum financing limit under LTFF) Scheme was Rs 1.0 billion. The central bank, through issuing SMEFD Circular Letter No 04, notified this revision to the banks and development financial institutions (DFI). However, the regulator said, banks and