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Twelve dead, 36,000 homeless in Niger flooding

Twelve dead, 36,000 homeless in Niger flooding

                                NIAMEY: At least 12 people have been killed and more than 36,000 made homeless in Niger due to flooding caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, ...

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Work on Pakistan’s biggest hydropower project kicked off

Work on Pakistan’s biggest hydropower project kicked off

DASU: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the 4320 (MW) Dasu  Hydro-Power Project here on Wednesday. Speaking at the ceremony, the Prime Minister termed it  a historic day not only for Pakistan but also for the ...

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Gas pipeline top on Sharifs Iran agenda

Gas pipeline top on Sharifs Iran agenda

Pakistan prime minister begins Iran visit today as government issues force majeure.  The government has issued a ‘force majeure and excusing event notice’ regarding the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project to stave off hefty fines by citing  threat of American sanctions ...

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Global shame: 597 million Indians still defecate in the open

Global shame: 597 million Indians still defecate in the open

ISLAMABAD: India continues to be the country with the highest number of people (597 million) defecating in the open. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide defecate in the open and 82% of them live in just 10 countries, says a report ...

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More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide

More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide

Reuters KABUL: Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced. ...

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China uses drones to fight pollution

China uses drones to fight pollution

ISLAMABAD: China is using drones to inspect heavily polluted areas for pollution emissions, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Zhai Qing has said. Speaking at a panel discussion with political advisors from science circles, Zhai said drones had been dispatched to ...

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Solar school to be established in Pakistan

Solar school to be established in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Muhammad Barjees Tahir on Saturday said the government is striving hard to overcome energy crisis and maintain a balanced energy mix to keep the average price of electricity per unit as ...

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Pakistan ranks second for highest rate of deforestation

Pakistan ranks second for highest rate of deforestation

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is experiencing the worlds’ second highest rate of deforestation and the country is losing its rangelands, forests, freshwaters and marine ecosystems at an alarming rate. Ex-Vice Chancellor Qauid-e-Azam University and Advisor COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. Qasim Jan said ...

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Above 700,000 guest birds leave Pakistan for native regions

Above 700,000 guest birds leave Pakistan for native regions

  ISLAMABAD: More than 700,000 guest migratory birds which came to spend winters in different wetlands and deserts of Pakistan, have started their journey back to their native abode. These birds reach Pakistan in November through Indus Flyway, from Europe, ...

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PSO to buy 100,000 mt of 87 RON gasoline for Mar at higher premium

PSO to buy 100,000 mt of 87 RON gasoline for Mar at higher premium

State-owned retailer Pakistan State Oil is set to buy a total 100,000 mt of 87 RON gasoline for March from European trading house Gunvor at a premium higher than its last purchases, a source close to the matter said Monday. ...

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