energy crisis

‘Significant headway due to thaw in India-Pakistan relations’


September 10th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Significant headway has been made in the past two years due to the thaw in the India-Pakistan relations, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday."Ever since India ... Read more...

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‘Inability to handle peak-time power loads hit us hard’


July 31st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The inability to handle peak-time power loads combined with failing monsoon that has led to 19 percent drop in energy generation may be responsible for ... Read more...

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India’s power grid fails for the second day


July 31st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Energy crisis is a problem that has been a big problem in the past and is still affecting many nations. Experts are on their toes ensuring ... Read more...

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Over 400,000 Nepalis leave for jobs overseas


June 12th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) More than 400,000 Nepali youths have left the country in 10 months of the current fiscal year in search of jobs, a media report said. The ... Read more...

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China sincere in helping Pakistan: Official


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) China is sincere in helping out Pakistan in its economic development and all possible support was being provided in this regard, a top Chinese official has ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily wants tough fiscal, tax reforms


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) The Pakistani government must implement "tough fiscal and tax reforms, improve governance and revamp the entire state structure simultaneously", said a leading daily as it sought ... Read more...

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Gilani grants Rs.6 bn for overcoming power crisis


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered the finance ministry to release Rs.6 billion ($66 million) to the water and power ministry for overcoming ... Read more...

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Hamas says political motives behind Gaza’s mounting energy crisis


March 21st, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 20 (IANS) Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, said on Tuesday that there are political motives behind the energy shortage that has been troubling the impoverished ... Read more...

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Stop Iran gas project: US tells Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) The US has asked Pakistan to abandon the Iran gas pipeline project and counselled Islamabad to explore alternative energy sources.Deputy US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Hoagland ... Read more...

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No more outages? Pakistani daily mocks minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) "When our dear minister tells us there won't be any loadshedding from tomorrow, we're very, very suspicious," said a Pakistani daily after Water and Power Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM to visit Qatar


February 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will visit Qatar, from where Pakistan hopes to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).Gilani leaves Monday for a three-day official visit.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan to speed up gas import


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani wants to expedite the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to overcome the energy crisis in Pakistan.Pakistan is facing a ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks at gas import from Qatar


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would discuss the issue of import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar during his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Electricity from India will ease power crisis: Pakistani PM


February 1st, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) A number of initiatives, including importing electricity from India, will help resolve Pakistan's energy crisis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.He said the other ... Read more...

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India wants to keep getting oil from Iran: Pakistani daily


January 30th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) India intends to keep importing oil from Iran and it appears that Indians, and even Chinese, will explore paying Tehran "with gold, the Japanese yen ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to double bilateral trade to $5 bn


January 18th, 2012 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to increase bilateral trade volume to $5 billion by 2015 from the present near $2.5 billion, said officials.The Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Economic ... Read more...

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Musharraf to return to Pakistan in January


December 19th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who is living in London in a self-imposed exile, has said he will return home in ... Read more...

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Pakistan pays Rs.1 trillion in energy subsidies


December 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The largest burden on Pakistan's economy is a payment of Rs.1 trillion for the subsidy and losses of state-run power entities in the last four years, ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Anti-nuke yatra starts Thursday


November 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) More than 100 anti-nuclear energy activists will Thursday embark on a yatra from Madurai to Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to create awareness about ... Read more...

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Maharashtra slams poor quality coal supply to power plants


October 14th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Maharashtra's electricity producer Mahagenco Friday accused the Western Coalfields Ltd. of supplying sub-standard coal to its power plants which has resulted in the ongoing energy crisis ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s central bank reduces policy rate


October 9th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) In a bid to boost investments and growth, Pakistan's central bank has reduced policy rate by 150 basis points to 12 percent, authorities said.The decision was ... Read more...

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India offers $35 million soft loan to Comoros


October 8th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Intensifying its ties with Africa, India has offered the Comoros a $35 million soft loan which will be used to plug the energy crisis in ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t take dictation from anyone: Daily


September 17th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) It is high time to tell the US that Pakistan "would not take any dictation from anyone", said a daily Saturday.The Nation editorially said: "It ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls five-day week to conserve electricity


September 8th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistan plans to have two weekly holidays and early closure of market to conserve electricity.The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority is about to increase power ... Read more...

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Gilani’s Independence Day speech lacked substance: daily


August 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's Independence Day speech "lacked substance" and it betrayed "a scandalous apathy" to the problems Pakistan faces, said a Pakistani daily.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan woos China to meet its energy needs


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The growing energy demand in Pakistan provides immense opportunities for Chinese investors, said a minister.Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said Tuesday in Beijing that ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets help from US to tackle energy crisis


July 18th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The US is helping Pakistan to tackle the energy crisis being faced by the country, a top US official has said.The coordinator for non-military US assistance ... Read more...

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$99 mn World Bank aid for Indo-Nepal border energy pact


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $99 million package for an Indo-Nepal cross-border energy cooperation to mitigate a national energy crisis in the Himalayan republic.The funding ... Read more...

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Japan asked to invest in Pakistan


June 10th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Japan should invest more in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Zardari made the point when he met Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Koro Bessho here Thursday, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic indicators depressing, says daily


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan's key economic indicators remain depressing, a Pakistani daily said adding that in a country shaken "by terrorism, continued political instability, inconsistent policies, and an unprecedented ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s stance on Middle East crisis might be driven by “own interests”


April 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Pakistan's stance on Middle East crisis might be driven by "own interests"Islamabad, April 29(ANI): Pakistan might be taking sides in a 'neo-cold war' between Iran and the Arab world, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Pakistan to tap foreign experts to head oil, gas firms


April 18th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 18 (IANS) The goverment has decided to revamp the top managements at state-run oil and gas companies and "candidates for the top posts at these companies will ... Read more...

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Indian trader’s killing causes uproar in Nepal (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) An Indian trader was shot dead in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital, prompting businessmen to stage protests here Monday.Anjani ... Read more...

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Uproar in Nepal after gunmen kill Indian trader


April 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Businessmen staged protests here Monday after unidentified assailants shot dead an Indian trader in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital.Anjani ... Read more...

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Greens to assess central power scheme in Uttar Pradesh


April 6th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 6 (IANS) Amidst a looming energy crisis in Uttar Pradesh, environment and rights organisations Wednesday announced launch of a social audit of a central government scheme for rural ... Read more...

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