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Cyclone ravages Sindh coast, spares Karachi

Monday, June 7, 2010 13:01

KARACHI: Cyclone Phet roared past Karachi and tore across the coastal belt of Sindh on Sunday evening after about a week-long, 1,100km journey from the central Arabian Sea. After lashing the Makran coast, the cyclone caused torrential rainfall in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad and adjoining areas ...

OIC calls for global action against Israel

OIC calls for global action against Israel

Monday, June 7, 2010 9:39

JEDDAH: The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on Sunday called for the setting up of a group of legal experts to bring to justice Israeli officials who were responsible for the attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla last Monday in which nine peace activists were killed ...

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Five killed, including four police, in Baghdad attacks

Five killed, including four police, in Baghdad attacks

Sunday, June 6, 2010 17:47

BAGHDAD: A spate of bomb attacks in and around Baghdad Sunday morning killed five people, including four policemen, and wounded 24 others, security officials said. In the deadliest explosion, a suicide car bomb outside a police station killed four policemen and wounded 12 other police officials in Al-Amil district, ...

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Budget sets optimistic tax target

Budget sets optimistic tax target

Sunday, June 6, 2010 11:52

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Saturday an overall consolidated budget of Rs3.259 trillion for 2010-11, including additional taxation measures of Rs133 billion, and offered some relief to the poor and salaried people. Pledging to increase tax revenue, pursue a tight fiscal policy, check inflation and protect economic recovery and ...

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Cyclone Phet 400 km away from Karachi

Cyclone Phet 400 km away from Karachi

Saturday, June 5, 2010 18:13

KARACHI: The tropical Cyclone Phet is roaring toward Pakistan and currently 400 km away from Karachi and 80 km from Gwadar. According to met office, the cyclone will likely make landfall at coastal areas of Karachi and Pesni on Sunday. The cyclone is approaching towards coastal areas of Sindh with 12km/h. ...

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Israel intercepts another aid ship

Israel intercepts another aid ship

Saturday, June 5, 2010 12:29

GAZA: Israeli troops intercepted an international aid ship headed for the Gaza Strip on Saturday just five days after a deadly raid on similar vessels, the Gaza-based committee awaiting the vessel told AFP. The report was completely denied by the Israeli military, however. [caption id="attachment_2399" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Israel intercepts another aid ship"]...

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Earthquake in upper parts of country including Lahore

Friday, June 4, 2010 19:02

ISLAMABAD: Earthquakes measuring 5.3 in magnitude struck upper parts of the country including Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar around 05:10 pm.

Defeat is not an option for us: Gilani

Defeat is not an option for us: Gilani

Friday, June 4, 2010 18:28

BRUSSELS: The EU and Nato said Friday they are seeking to deepen political and economic cooperation with Pakistan. EU officials say the 27-nation bloc intends to launch a five-year plan that would include a strategic dialogue between both sides and a boost in trade, which last year amounted to euro 7 ...

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Bangladesh blaze death toll climbs to 108

Bangladesh blaze death toll climbs to 108

Friday, June 4, 2010 13:14

DHAKA: Rescuers called off the search for survivors Friday as the death toll from one of Bangladesh’s worst fires rose to 108 after flames ripped through a packed neighbourhood of Dhaka, officials said. The blaze raged for three hours, destroying a row of multi-storey apartment buildings and trapping hundreds ...

Cyclone Phet losing intensity: Met office

Cyclone Phet losing intensity: Met office

Friday, June 4, 2010 10:18

KARACHI: The intensity of tropical cyclone Phet is expected to subside when it hits the country’s coastal areas on Sunday, according to the Met office. The Metrological department’s chief, Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, told on Thursday that currently Phet, having a wind speed of 118 to 220 kilometres per ...

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