energy situation

High winds knock off Pakistan power supply

July 31st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) High winds and a cyclone are to blame for the current electricity crisis in Pakistan, said a minister.Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, minister for water and power, said ... Read more...

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Rs.1 tr invested in Pakistan’s power sector

August 11th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Over Rs.1 trillion have been invested in Pakistan's power sector in the past three years, the federal cabinet was informed.A federal cabinet meeting Wednesday, chaired ... 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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Obama cites India, China growth for reforms in Middle East

March 12th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Citing the fast growth of India and China, US President Barack Obama has called for reforms in the Middle East so that people there too ... Read more...

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Iran, Pakistan praised for keeping gas deal alive

October 27th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) India has backtracked from the tri-nation gas pipeline deal under US pressure but credit goes to Iran and Pakistan for keeping the project alive, Dawn said in an ... 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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Why China struck n-deal with Pakistan 4 days after Indo-US deal (News Analysis)

June 29th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) China signed a deal with Pakistan for building two new nuclear reactors just four days after India and the US formally inked an agreement ... Read more...

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Pak Government’s top priority is to end energy crisis: Gilani

August 28th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said that the resolution of the present energy crisis in the country is the foremost priority of his government ... Read more...

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Congress attacked for Delhi’s water, energy woes

September 12th, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11(IANS) The ruling Congress was once again under severe attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the capital's water and energy problems on the second day of the ... Read more...

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Nuke scientist A.Q. Khan seen in public after four years

May 22nd, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Disgraced scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who mentored Pakistan's nuclear programme and was later placed under house arrest for proliferating the country's secrets, has made his first public appearance ... Read more...

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Pakistan turns to energy saving bulbs to tackle crisis

April 15th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, April 15 (DPA) Energy-starved Pakistan plans to distribute 10 million low-consumption light bulbs to reduce the load on national grids, a news report said Tuesday. Pakistan is currently producing around two-thirds ... Read more...

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India’s energy scenario unstable: defence ministry

March 21st, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India's energy scenario is "in a state of instability" and any deterioration of the situation in the extended neighbourhood would "adversely affect" the country's economic and energy ... Read more...

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Opposition boycotts minister’s reply in Madhya Pradesh assembly

March 11th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, March 11 (IANS) The entire opposition in the Madhya Pradesh's assembly - the Congress, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Samajwadi Party - Tuesday staged a protest sit-in and ... Read more...

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