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Revenue dept told to digitalise land record

By mohammad zafar Oct.30,2019Kamal highlights province’s vast capacity to generate electricity through wind, solar meansQUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Tuesday urged the revenue department to digitalise its land record system. He was chairing a meeting to review the land allotments and record management in the province.“People of Balochistan are being pestered by the lack of record keeping system in the revenue department due to which many cases are under hearing in the courts. The time has come to digitalise land data system in Balochistan,” said Kamal in the meeting.Provincial Minister for Revenue Saleem Khosa, Chief Secretary Balochistan Capt (retd) Fazeel Asghar, Senior member Board of Revenue Qamar Masood and government officials were present on the occasion.The CM Balochistan also emphasised the need to address land issues in mountainous areas of the province and added that through profiling records, land in Balochistan could be preserved. He urged good governanc…

Victoria deepens engagement with Beijing's controversial Belt and Road initiative

By state political reporter Richard Willingham and China correspondent Bill BirtlesPosted3 days ago, updated2 days agoWhenever Premier Daniel Andrews is attacked over his cosy relationship with China, he says the deal is in the interest of the state's economy.(Twitter: Lisa Tucker)Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed a new deal with the Chinese Government to deepen the state's engagement with the controversial Belt and Road initiative.The deal has angered some in the Morrison Government who are worried about Chinese influence in Australia, but the Premier, who is a frequent visitor to China, says the deal is designed to boost the Victorian economy and jobs.So, what is this new deal?It's technically a non-legally binding agreement for Victoria to be involved in the Belt and Road project; the Silk Road for the 21st century that includes new ports, highways and railways across the globe.It is essentially a commitment by Victoria to work together with Beijing on future …

Common ground on investment but still no hint of Brazil signing up for China’s Belt and Road Initiative

DiplomacyCommon ground on investment but still no hint of Brazil signing up for China’s Belt and Road InitiativeBrazilian president says two countries ‘born to walk together’ but offers no commitment to Beijing’s big infrastructure planTopic | BrazilLaurie ChenKeegan ElmerPublished: 11:15pm, 25 Oct, 2019Updated: 3:26am, 26 Oct, 2019Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday, with both sides promising to improve bilateral investment but no commitment from Brazil to sign up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.Xi told Bolsonaro that China and Brazil should continue to support mutual development, give priority to the development of diplomatic relations and advance their “comprehensive strategic partnership”, state news agency Xinhua reported.“This is our strategic decision and long-term choice. It will withstand the test of major global change, and will not be shaken or affected by external influences,” Xi was quoted as saying.According …