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Pakistan gets $325 million from ADB for Hydro and Solar Power Projects

Pakistan gets $325 million from ADB for Hydro and Solar Power Projects

Pakistan and Asian Development Bank sign $325 million loan agreement for clean energy. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide 325 million dollars to Pakistan for micro hydro power projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and solar power projects in the Punjab. Pakistan government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a loan agreement of $325 million to target off-grid areas of ... Read More »

Pakistan successfully test-fires first cruise missile from submarine

Pakistan launches its first submarine-based nuclear cruise missile

Pakistan attains ‘second strike capability’ with test-fire of submarine-launched cruise missile Pakistan has successfully test-fired its first ever nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said. The nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450km, from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. “Pakistan conducted its first successful test fire of Submarine ... Read More »

Raheel Sharif appointed chief of Islamic Military Alliance

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif

Raheel Sharif appointed as the head of Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition Pakistan’s former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been appointed the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif confirmed on Friday. The headquarters of the new Saudi-led coalition would be based in Riyadh. Minister Asif said that both the government ... Read More »

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

More than half the world’s people still off the Internet, Women, the elderly and the poor are still lagging behind, U.N. report says United Nation’s agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report says that 47 percent of the world’s people now use the Internet.  However, released also discovered serious geographic and economic disparities in who uses the Internet. One year back, ... Read More »

Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years

Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 years

Trains delayed, traffic disrupted, residents put on heavy coats and boots after surprised November snowfall TOKYO (Japan) – Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was smashed by first November snowfall in 54 years. The last time snow fell in November in Tokyo was in 1962. Cold air mass passing over the city pushed temperature down 10 degrees Celsius overnight — from an ... Read More »

Singapore is the best place in the world for expats to live and work

Singapore is the best place in the world for expats to live and work

Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic and Switzerland are the top five destinations for Expats Singapore has topped the list of best expatriate destinations for the second year. Among nearly 27,000 expats in 190 economies, Singapore is the best place to live, work and raises a family abroad, according to the latest and ninth edition of HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer report. ... Read More »

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Peace and normalization between Pakistan and India cannot be achieved without resolution of the Kashmir dispute: PM Nawaz Sharif NEW YORK – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strictly demanded an independent inquiry and a UN fact-finding mission to investigate extra-judicial killings and brutalities by security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to punish those found guilty. In a firm speech at the 71st ... Read More »

Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

4 killed as series of blasts hit tourist resorts in Thailand

4 killed as series of blasts hit tourist resorts in Thailand

Thailand rocked by eleven bombs in one day in which at least 4 were killed and dozens injured BANGKOK (Thailand) – A series of coordinated blasts across Thailand killed four and injured more than 30, including foreign tourists on Friday. Two bombs went off in the resort of Hua Hin Friday morning near the clock tower, a city landmark and ... Read More »

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