Pakistan to raise electricity tariffs

Pakistan to raise electricity tariffs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to the International Monetary Fund’s condition to raise the electricity rates, sources informed on Tuesday. According to sources, out of the four major points in the bailout package, Pakistan and the IMF have come to agreement on two of them. Pakistan has not agreed to the...

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Funeral of ex-MQM leader Raza Abidi offered in Karachi’s Imam Bargah

Funeral of ex-MQM leader Raza Abidi offered in Karachi’s Imam Bargah

KARACHI: The funeral prayers of slain Ali Raza Abidi, former Muttahida Quami Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) leader, were offered on Wednesday (today), media sources reported. According to details, the funeral was observed at Imam Bargah Yasrab in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) of the city. The corporal remains of the MQM-P leader will be laid...

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Abidi’s cellphone to be decoded to trace clues pertaining to his foes

Abidi’s cellphone to be decoded to trace clues pertaining to his foes

KARACHI: Inspector General Sindh Syed Kaleem Imam on Wednesday told Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah that the investigation team is decoding slain politician Ali Raza Abidi’s cellphone to get clues about his brutal assassination, media sources reported. In a high-level security meeting chaired by CM Sindh over law...

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Pakistan to perform against South-Africa as the three-test series commence today

Pakistan to perform against South-Africa as the three-test series commence today

Pakistan team is highly motivated to perform against South Africa as the three-Test series is all set begin from today at Centurion. Pakistan’s rising star Mohammad Abbas and spin sensation Shadab Khan will miss the opening Test due to the injury. In their absence, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali and...

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China: 3 university students killed in a lab blast

China: 3 university students killed in a lab blast

BEIJING: Three students were killed in a laboratory blast at a Beijing university on Wednesday, the city’s fire department said. “There was an explosion at the experimental site during a scientific research experiment” on wastewater treatment in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, the Beijing Fire Department said. “The accident caused three...

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AJK President Sardar Muhammad presses students on acquiring IT-based education

AJK President Sardar Muhammad presses students on acquiring IT-based education

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has urged the teachers and students to catch up with the pace of changing scenario of the developed countries and take advantage of the emerging technologies to make teaching and learning process more easier, faster and technology based. Addressing...

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Japan faces criticism as it resumes commercial whale hunting for scientific research

Japan faces criticism as it resumes commercial whale hunting for scientific research

Japan said Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, sparking criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries including Australia. The announcement comes after Japan failed earlier this year to convince the IWC to allow it to resume commercial whaling. Top government spokesman...

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Freshly caught rat aces holiday menu in Indian market

Freshly caught rat aces holiday menu in Indian market

Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in northeastern India that specializes in rodents from local fields. Destined to be boiled, skinned and then cooked in a spicy gravy, rat is more popular than chicken and pork with customers at the...

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China detects African swine flu virus in certain animal feed products

China detects African swine flu virus in certain animal feed products

BEIJING: China has detected the African swine fever virus in some protein powders made using pork blood and manufactured by a Tianjin-based company, the General Administration of Customs said in a statement on Tuesday. The raw material for the 73.93 tonnes of contaminated protein products, mainly used in animal feed,...

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Comedian Faiza Saleem’s note to brides: Why brides should have fun at their weddings?

Comedian Faiza Saleem’s note to brides: Why brides should have fun at their weddings?

Comedian Faiza Saleem, whose wedding festivities are currently under way, has shared why brides should be happy and have fun and not let anyone dictate when, where and how they express their emotions. Faiza, who started Pakistan’s first all-girls comedy troupe, The Khawatoons, has been challenging stereotypes ingrained in our...

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