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Pakistanis to witness increased power outages


March 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) People across Pakistan are likely to witness increased electricity outages as the country's Tarbela and Mangla water reservoirs have touched dead level, affecting hydel power generation, ... Read more...

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Indian Army regiment completes arduous trek to Ladakh’s Zanskar


February 12th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) A group of Indian Army personnel have completed an arduous trek to the snowbound and cut-off Zanskar Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region through an ... Read more...

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Pakistan fumes over UN carbon credits to India


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan plans to challenge a decision of an UN agency to grant carbon credits to India on a hydropower project.According to Pakistani officials, India secured the ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches 4,500 MW dam project


October 19th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a 4,500 MW hydro-electric dam project in the country's picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan region.The Diamir-Bhasha ... Read more...

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1,000-year-old coins unearthed in China


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 200 coins that were used 1,000-years ago were excavated in China, archaeologists said Tuesday.The green verdigris-covered coins were unearthed at a construction site in ... Read more...

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US gives aid for hydroelectric dams in Pakistan


August 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The US has provided funds to Pakistan to complete construction of two hydroelectric dam projects in the country, a media report said Saturday.The US assistance is ... Read more...

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A dirty saga unfolds by the Indus in Kashmir (Leh Newsletter)


July 29th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Leh, July 29 (IANS) You reach the banks of the historic Indus River, envisioning crystal clear waters and idyllic surroundings. But heaps of garbage, plastic bottles and remnants of food ... Read more...

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Bihar task force report on Ganga dolphins soon


July 20th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) A task force for conservation of the endangered Ganga river dolphins is expected to submit its report in the next five-six months, officials said ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan helicopter crash (Lead)


June 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Five people, including a top officer of paramilitary Punjab Rangers, were killed as a helicopter crashed into the Indus river in central Pakistan Wednesday morning, a ... Read more...

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Three feared dead in Pakistan helicopter crash


June 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Three people, including a top officer of paramilitary Punjab Rangers, were feared killed as a helicopter crashed into the Indus river in central Pakistan Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Bihar has decided to set up a task force for conservation of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins, an official said Thursday.Mithilesh Kumar, member secretary ... Read more...

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Private chopper with 6 on board crashes in Pakistan (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A privately owned helicopter with six people on board crashed into the Indus river Wednesday in the southern Pakistani city of Sehwan.The helicopter pilot ... Read more...

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US pledges 500 million dollars for Pak’s Diamer-Bhasha dam


April 4th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): The United States has agreed to provide over 500 million dollars for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Pakistan, which is expected to be completed by 2021.A senior ... Read more...

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Sweety and the Arab Revolution: A satire


February 26th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.26 (ANI): This Arab revolution better be over soon or else it is going to play havoc with my summer travel plans. The Dubai Shopping Festival is also coming up. ... Read more...

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Pak can’t afford to risk its future by being ill-prepared for floods: UN


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan must spend millions of dollars on rebuilding areas devastated by the floods to avoid massive loss of life and jobs in future, a top United Nations official has ... Read more...

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Last year’s Pakistan floods could have been predicted


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Catastrophic monsoon rains that swept Pakistan last year could have been predicted days in advance if weather-forecasting data had been shared and processed, according to US researchers.The ... Read more...

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Over 160,000 ‘flood affected’ people in Pakistan still displaced: UN spokesman


January 26th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): UN spokesman Martin Nesirky has claimed that over 160,000 'flood affected' people are still displaced in Pakistan nearly six months after the tragedy."Although this is a substantial ... Read more...

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Rogue storm system caused devastating Pakistan floods


January 26th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists have found that the disastrous floods that hit Pakistan last summer were caused by a rogue weather system that wandered hundreds of miles farther west than is ... Read more...

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Chinese scientist traces origin of Indus River to southwest China


October 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): A Chinese scientist has challenged the origin of the river Indus, claiming that it's origin located in a valley northeast of Kailash, the highest peak of the ... Read more...

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Pak moves International Court of Arbitration to resolve Kishanganga dispute with India


October 9th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): Pakistan has instituted proceedings in the International Court of Arbitration to resolve the Kishanganga Dam dispute with India, a Pakistani federal minister has stated.Minister for Water and Power, ... Read more...

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UN seeks $1.6 bn more for Pakistan flood victims


September 18th, 2010 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (DPA) The UN Friday appealed for an additional $1.6 billion to assist an estimated 14 million Pakistanis whose living conditions, from food to shelter, have been severely affected ... Read more...

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When the Indus became a river of sorrow (Floods in Pakistan - I)


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Frank Huzur in Islamabad That the Indus will become the 'Yellow river of sorrow' for Pakistan and wreak havoc and destruction more unbearable than suicide bombings was inconceivable until the angry ... Read more...

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No traditional Janmashtami festivities for 250,000 Pak Hindus at flood-relief camps


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 2(ANI): About 250,000 Pakistani Hindus, who have been displaced by the worst floods in the country's history, had at best modest Janmashtami celebrations on Thursday.Fate forced them to celebrate ... Read more...

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World Bank increases Pakistan flood support to $1 bn


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The World Bank said Wednesday it was raising its support for flood relief in Pakistan to $1 billion, from $900 million. The announcement came after a meeting ... Read more...

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Disease, hunger kill 17 flood survivors in Pakistan


August 31st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (DPA) At least 17 flood victims, including nine children, have died from disease and hunger in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, officials and media reports said Tuesday. Authorities have struggled ... Read more...

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Flood waters recede, people return home in north Pakistan


August 30th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Flood waters began receding in northern Pakistan as a major breach in the embankment of the turbulent Indus river has been plugged, restoring life in the worst affected ... Read more...

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Mohenjo-daro safe from rampaging floods caused by raging Indus River


August 30th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 30(ANI): Mohenjo-daro, one of the largest city-settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization, is reportedly safe from the heavy monsoon rains and the recent floods in Pakistan.According to the Daily Times, ... Read more...

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350,000 affected by fresh floods in Pakistan (Lead)


August 26th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) The Indus River in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh submerged dozens more villages Thursday, and authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 350,000 people. "About 0.3 to 0.35 million ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks 400,000 people to evacuate


August 26th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistan ordered nearly half a million people to evacuate three towns in Sindh province Thursday as rising floods threatened further havoc in the southern part of the country. ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood aid tops $800 mn


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (DPA) Aid received for Pakistan's flood victims is almost double the amount requested by the UN, the country's foreign minister said Sunday, as relief workers struggled to save ... Read more...

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Did Pak Govt. save US ‘held’ Jacobabad air base at cost of flooding Balochistan?


August 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): Pakistan Senate's Deputy Chairman Mir Jan Mohammed Khan Jamali has claimed that water from the swollen Indus River was directed towards Balochistan's Jaffarabad, inundating almost 85 percent of the ... Read more...

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More evacuations in flooded Pakistan


August 21st, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (DPA) Authorities in Pakistan moved tens of thousands of people to safe areas as floods threatened dozens more villages in the south of the country Saturday. Floods triggered by heavy ... Read more...

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Dolphin sanctuary suffers from funds crunch


August 21st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Lack of funds for India's only dolphin sanctuary in Bihar is badly affecting conservation of the endangered Ganges river dolphin, which is the national aquatic animal.The ... Read more...

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Pak military, nuclear sites safe amidst worst floods: ISPR


August 20th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.20 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has assured the world that the country's military and nuclear installations are completely safe even as the nation struggles to cope with devastating floods."There is no ... Read more...

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The loneliness of Ladakh


August 17th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Rinchen DolmaLeh, Aug.17 (ANI): Less than two weeks ago the word 'Ladakh' evoked images of a spectacular wind-swept land of an unmatched beauty nestling amongst the great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ... Read more...

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