Dust storm, lightning and rain kill 35 in India

Thunderstorms swept across western India killing at least 35 people and leaving widespread damage, officials said on Wednesday. Strong winds barrelled through Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh states felling walls, trees and electricity lines. The storms have also been blamed for at least 25 deaths in Pakistan this week. At least 10 people were killed in the […]

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Growers need support price to switch back to cotton

Following a year-on-year decline in the acreage and output of the cotton crop, the government is taking immediate measures to arrest the trend and enhance the production of the silver lint. The cash crop is witnessing a gradual decline in production since 2005 due to a fall in the acreage, water shortage, poor-quality seed and […]

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Former Chelsea, Real Madrid star Nicolas Anelka expected in Pakistan on Tuesday

http://https://youtu.be/SwgwXOhpz50 Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and France striker Nicolas Anelka will visit Islamabad on Tuesday to meet the president of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), Syed Ashfaq Shah, and to “reinforce the development of a 20-point agenda to uplift football in Pakistan”. Anelka’s visit to the capital comes as part of the World Soccer Stars […]

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DG ISPR reiterates ‘talks, not war’ proposal to India, distances Pakistan from Pulwama

http://https://youtu.be/BqDe4T5qyBwDirector General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Friday highlighted a pattern of “staged” incidents taking place in India and occupied Kashmir whenever Pakistan is “moving towards stability”, and reiterated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal of talks to Delhi. The DG ISPR, while addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi today, predominantly spoke about […]

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ECC wants expedited utilities provision at special economic zones

ISLAMABAD: Amid poor availability of basic facilities hampering special economic zones (SEZs), the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Monday ordered plans within 30 days to ensure provision of electricity and gas utilities and cutting down by half the processing time for investment proposals. The ECC meeting presided over by Minister for Finance […]

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