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Pakistani electricity firm bills consumers for power not used


September 19th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) A Pakistani electricity supply company has billed its customers for power that was neither supplied nor used, prompting a daily to note that "bill-paying customers were ... Read more...

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Tighten security for DU polls, says Delhi BJP


September 12th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Apprehensive of violence in Delhi University during the upcoming university elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday "appealed" to Delhi Police to depute more ... Read more...

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Consumers owe Rs.232 bn to Pakistan’s power firms


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Public and private sector consumers owe Rs.232 billion to companies supplying electricity across Pakistan, authorities said.The ministry of water and power told the National Assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks India’s expertise in renewable energy


August 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Renewable energy development can be another area of cooperation between India and Pakistan. A visiting Pakistan delegation led by Zafar Mahmood, secretary in Pakistan's water ... Read more...

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Pakistan no to seeking NOC on dam from India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Islamabad has refused to ask India for a no-objection certificate (NOC) needed to get multilateral funding for a dam in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, a media ... Read more...

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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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Agra has first monsoon showers, plunges in darkness


July 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 6 (IANS) The long-awaited monsoon showers which finally hit the Taj city Thursday evening and brought down the temperature by nine degrees Celsius, also spelt a major power ... Read more...

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PM congratulates new Pakistan PM, confident of better ties


June 24th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday congratulated Raja Parvez Ashraf on his appointment as Pakistan's new prime minister and voiced confidence that New Delhi and ... Read more...

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Pakistan passes political test with little fuss: Daily


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Despite drama worthy of a political thriller, the system managed to elect a new prime minister with relatively little fuss. But the choice may be ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for parliamentary session Friday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the National Assembly Friday, when, according to a senior aide, a new prime minister will be elected, reported ... Read more...

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PPP accepts Gilani’s disqualification verdict


June 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Tuesday said it accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court that said Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as the prime ... Read more...

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One killed in Pakistan violence over electricity


June 19th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) At least one person was killed and six others were injured in clashes between protesters and a politician's security guards in Pakistan's Punjab province Monday, as ... Read more...

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Pakistan to release 23 jailed Indian juveniles


June 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A total of 23 Indian juvenile prisoners lodged in Sindh province's jails in Pakistan will be released soon, according to a provincial minister.Sindh Law and Prisons ... Read more...

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Pakistani CM joins protests against federal government


May 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, joined protesters who were upset with power outages and raised slogans against the federal government.Shahbaz Sharif said ... 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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Mullaperiyar panel gets two-month extension (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave two more months to an expert committee headed by former chief justice of India A.S. Anand to submit its report ... Read more...

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‘Corruption is policy of Omar government’


February 24th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) "Corruption is a policy of the Omar Abdullah government," main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti declared after leading a walkout ... Read more...

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No outage claim leaves Pakistani daily bemused


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Lies disillusion people, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday as it wondered why a Pakistani minister claimed there will no more power cuts.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Pakistan dam develops cracks


February 21st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A committee will probe the cause behind cracks that have appeared in a dam in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region.Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig Monday constituted ... Read more...

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Outages to end in Pakistan: Minister


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A minister has said that electricity cuts would end by 2014-15 in power-starved Pakistan, a few days after his colleague announced that outages would end overnight.Federal ... 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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Gilani arrives in Qatar Monday


February 6th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani begins Monday a three-day official visit to Qatar, a country from which Pakistan wants to import gas to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s high-rises vulnerable to Himalayan quake (Jan 26 is anniversary of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake)


January 25th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Tall buildings in Delhi will come crashing down if a strong earthquake occurs in the northwest region of the Himalayas, warns a research seismologist who had ... Read more...

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Rashtriya Ispat to invest Rs.42,000 crore in Andra Pradesh


January 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) State-run steel maker Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) will invest Rs.42,000 crore to expand and modernise its Visakhapatnam facility and other projects in Andra Pradesh.The ... Read more...

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18 killed in Pakistan bombing (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a bomb blast Sunday at a religious gathering of Shia Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab ... 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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Challenges await Omar on return from Britain


December 27th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) A host of challenges await Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is expected to arrive here Wednesday after a nearly 10-day-long visit to Britain, ... Read more...

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Thousands remain without power supply in California


December 4th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tens of thousands of US houses were witnessing blackout Saturday morning even as most of them affected by the strong winds that blew out southern California ... Read more...

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Islamabad streets to see new light!


November 28th, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) The Islamabad administration will soon replace the traditional sodium lamps in its streets with the more efficient light-emitting diodes (LED) with the help of a loan ... Read more...

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Ultrasonic nozzle boosts water’s cleansing power


November 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) A revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps boosts water's ability to clean.Tim Leighton, professor at University of Southampton, and Peter Birkin's device works with cold water, minimal ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandits to protest in Delhi


October 28th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 28 (IANS) Displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir will be staging a rally in New Delhi in November to apprise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of their ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls alternative energy plan


October 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan is considering alternative energy sources to mitigate the country's massive power crisis, Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar has said.He said the draft alternative energy ... Read more...

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26 percent turnout for Khadakwasla by-poll (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 13 (IANS) Barely 26 percent of the total electorate of Khadakwasla assembly constituency turned out Thursday to exercise their franchise for the by-poll voting in which ended ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s Karuturi to fence farms half the size of Addis


October 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Oct 12 (IANS) Bangalore-based Karuturi Global, the world's largest rose producer, will construct embankments in Ethiopia around 25,000 hectares of farmland, half the size of this capital city, ... Read more...

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UAE, Pakistan hold talks on bilateral relations


October 8th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates and Pakistan discussed bilateral relations and cooperation here Saturday.UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Eissa Abdullah Al Basha Al Naimi and Pakistani Minister for ... Read more...

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