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No Tobacco Day 2016: WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products

WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products on World No Tobacco Day 2016

Around 100,000 Pakistanis die annually from tobacco. Data shows 36% adult males, 9% adult females among 25 million smokers in the country The World Health Organisation (WHO), on this World No Tobacco Day, is calling all govenrments to be ready for plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging means branding and promotional information is removed from tobacco packaging and replaced by ... Read More »

65 years of friendship: Pakistan-China ties can improve regional security, economic growth

Pakistan China mark 65 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties

Pakistan and China mark 65 years of diplomatic ties and friendship “Pakistan and China, enjoy special friendship and have achieved much .. But we must continue to work for lasting peace and stability in the region to attain regional security and economic development” By Masood Khan This year, 2016, is a special year for Pakistan-China relations. On the 65th anniversary ... Read More »

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Authorities warned people to stay indoors and drink more water and beware of food poisoning and other food related illness BANGKOK (Thailand) – Southeast Asia has been roasting in an extended heat wave through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented levels. In Thailand, the heat wave is considered the worst since reliable records have been kept in that country. ... Read More »

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

This is a second consecutive year marred by a deadly heat wave before the monsoon rains INDIA – Indian officials say more than 100 people have lost their lives as a result of boiling early-summer temperatures. Most of the heat-wave victims were laborers and farmers in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, though temperatures elsewhere in India have ... Read More »

Pakistan Women entrepreneurs to attend international Expo in Turkey

Pakistan Women entrepreneurs to attend international Expo in Turkey

Pakistan women entrepreneurs delegation aim to gain valuable insights into Turkey’s beauty industry as well as their market to introduce Pakistani products ISLAMABAD – A 13-member delegation of women entrepreneurs led by Samina Fazil, founder President, founder president Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) left for Turkey to participate in an international expo, explore opportunities and connect local businesses ... Read More »

Situation remains tense after brief but strategic battle on Nagorno-Karabakh

Situation remains tense after brief but strategic battle on Nagorno-Karabakh

 TVI Special Report ISLAMABAD — The situation remains tense along the Line of Control between Azerbaijan and Armenia as Armenia forces continued shelling despite a cease-fire announced by Azerbaijan. The head of the Defense Ministry Media Section of Azerbaijan Vagif Dyargyahly said that the Azerbaijani side has decided to stop all unilateral military operations on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh, ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkmenistan sign 8 accords, discuss TAPI project

PM Mohammad Nawaz Sharif shaking hands with President of Turkmenistan Mr. Berduhamedov

Turkmen president hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain on issues pertaining to bilateral relations and cooperation in diverse fields ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received a warm welcome on Wednesday as he arrived here on a two-day official visit. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warmly received him at the Nur Khan Air Base. Minister ... Read More »

Singapore remains world’s most expensive city: Report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report Singapore has retained the title of the world’s most expensive city for the third year in a row, despite experiencing its longest spell of declining consumer prices since the 1970s. Singapore has a score of 116, just ahead of Zurich and Hong Kong’s 114, according ... Read More »

SMEs can promote women’s economic empowerment

Nepali women working in the fields in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Photo by Sana Jamal

International Women’s Day 2016 Feature Article  “I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers”: Nepali women vegetable farmer By Dr Kamala Gurung and Dr Pranita Bhushan Udas On 21 January ... Read More »

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