Exploiting barite export potential

Courtesy Dawn News HUGE resources of minerals across the country remain commercially unexploited for lack of infrastructure, mechanised methods, advanced skills and capital, that has restricted further its growth and role it could play in national economy. Barite, or baryte, classified as ceramic mineral, is an important industrial mineral found abundantly in Pakistan. Chemically, it…

U.S. tech companies unite behind Apple ahead of iPhone encryption ruling

Courtesy Geo.tv Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp, AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the U.S. government. The rare display of unity and support from Apple’s sometime-rivals showed…

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ opens big with $73.7 million debut

Courtesy The News International LOS ANGELES: Disney’s “Zootopia” scored the fourth biggest March opening ever, debuting to $73.7 million over the weekend. The animated story about a rabbit who joins the police force ranks as the biggest Disney Animation launch (though not the best Pixar debut), outstripping “Frozen,” the 2012 blockbuster that bowed to $67.4…