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Pakistan’s 3.7 percent GDP growth encouraging: Bank


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's economic growth of 3.7 percent in the 2011-12 fiscal year was encouraging given the adverse effects of energy shortage, oil price rise and damage to ... Read more...

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Pakistan to buy power from Iran: Gilani


April 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan will purchase 1,100 MW of electricity from Iran in a bid to overcome the energy shortage in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliamentary delegation visits Gaza


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 28 (IANS) An Egyptian parliamentary delegation arrived on Wednesday in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for a visit.The delegation crossed from Egypt to Gaza on Wednesday through Rafah crossing ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani economy very sick’


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan's economy seems to be "experiencing a near-death experience", a daily said Thursday, urging sensible planning instead of senseless borrowing.The government says the economy is turning ... 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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Petroleum price hike hurting Pakistanis (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices has shocked Pakistanis.Reflecting popular opinion, the Pakistani media is wondering if there is any proper regulatory authority to manage the ... Read more...

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Petroleum price hike bombshell for Pakistanis: Daily


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices is like a bombshell for Pakistan's impoverished masses, said a daily, ruing that there was no proper regulatory authority working ... Read more...

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Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers


February 1st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, adding that the government was taking steps to improve the state of the ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for Bihar power project


January 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday laid the foundation stone of the much awaited Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project in Aurangabad district, marking the end of ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up task force on energy shortage


January 8th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government has set up a special task force to tackle the energy shortage the industrial sector is facing.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks to Iran to mitigate energy woes


October 20th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan plans to import gas and electricity from Iran to overcome the country's energy shortage, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.The gas pipeline project ... Read more...

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Pakistan urged to sell nuclear energy


July 10th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan could exploit the global nuclear energy market as it possesses nuclear scientists and technology, an expert here has warned.South Asian Strategic Stability Institute director general ... Read more...

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Natural gas to power HLL Lifecare factories


July 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited has become the first public sector undertaking in Kerala to switch over to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power its factories.HLL Life ... Read more...

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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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India’s power sector needs $300 billion investment: Shinde


October 5th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday said India required over $300 billion investment in electricity and invited foreign investors to participate in the sector."The scope for investment in ... Read more...

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Shinde calls for investment, technological cooperation from Canada in power sector


September 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has invited Canada to invest in the power sector of India, which is growing at a rapid pace with huge ... Read more...

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Bangladesh FDI drops 36 percent


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh plunged by 36 percent in 2009 and may see no dramatic improvement, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has ... Read more...

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Kashmir planning 310 power projects


December 1st, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 1 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is planning to set up 310 hydro-electric projects in the state to meet its power needs ove the next 20 years, a government official said ... Read more...

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Terrorism affecting Pakistan’s economy: Business leaders


November 15th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The Pakistani government must take concrete measures to tackle terrorism as it was "affecting economic activities and the investment climate", business leaders have said. Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, ... Read more...

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Andhra allows private power producers to sell in open market


October 14th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has permitted four private power producers to sell electricity in the open market, triggering fears that the energy shortage in the state would deepen. The ... Read more...

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‘25,000 MW power coming through diesel, propelling climate change’


July 16th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Around 25,000 MW of power, nearly six times what Delhi requires during peak hours, is being produced by private consumers and commercial units by burning diesel, which ... Read more...

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Scientists to create artificial sun on Earth


December 28th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore are attempting to create an artificial sun on Earth an achievement that will provide answer to the worlds ... Read more...

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USs energy problem stretched thin by demands from India, China


July 26th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
ZCZC ANI 0 (Business) USs energy problem stretched thin by demands from India and China: Washington, July 26 (ANI): A University of Illinois economist has said that Americas energy shortage problems have been stretched ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears 444 mw hydel power plant for Uttarakhand


July 24th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government Thursday approved the Rs.249.15 billion Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project (HEP) on the Alaknanda river in Uttarakhand. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar backs n-deal


July 10th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 10 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Thursday came out in favour of the India-US nuclear deal, saying it can "augment sustainable energy sources". In a statement from ... Read more...

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Musharrf urges new Pak government to follow ‘Pakistan First’ strategy


March 20th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 20 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the new Government should meet the challenges of terrorism, energy shortage, and inflation through good governance by keeping "Pakistan First" as ... Read more...

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China seeks fusion power as shortcut to solve energy crisis


January 7th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
Beijing, Jan 7 (ANI): China is all set to push forward for the development of fusion power with a project called ITER, that will see it collaborating with countries like India, to ... Read more...

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