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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced an early general election in November, four months early than scheduled, looking to capitalise on a slight upturn in opinion poll ratings. “I believe…
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Dozens of employees of schools run by National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in the Mirpurkhas district held a demonstration in front of the Mirpurkhas Press Club on Friday. The protesters led…
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GUJRANWALA – Gujranwala Division Commissioner Saeed Wahla has directed Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) to complete the project of Sialkot-Gujranwala-Daska road before the start of the rainy season.
He was addressing a meeting to review work on the project on Saturday. The meeting was attended by DCO Barrister Nabil Ahmad Awan, Director Development Anwar Aziz, FWO Project Manager Colonel Sibte Hassan Rana, Colonel Umar, Colonel Imran Zafar, Major Imran, XEN Provincial Highways
STUTTGART – Australian Open quarter-finalist Andrea Petkovic gave Germany a 1-0 lead in the opening rubber of their Fed Cup play-off aginst the United States with a win over teenager Christina McHale. The 18-year-old from New Jersey had her serve broke on four occasions, while Petkovic, 23, only conceded her own delivery twice, to seal a 6-3, 6-4 victory in one hour 35 minutes.
The Americans are missing a trio of injured names here including both the Williams sister — Serena and
BELGRADE – Over 50,000 people took to the streets of Belgrade on Saturday for anti-government protests as the leader of an opposition nationalist party announced a hunger strike to force early elections.
“Since this morning, I did not drink or eat. I ask you to accept this as the last resort to fight for a better Serbia,” Tomislav Nikolic told a stunned crowd of over 50,000 of his supporters gathered in front of the Serbian parliament for a protest labelled a day of change.
ISLAMABAD – Residents of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi anticipating hardships in the wake of strike of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations for indefinite period across Punjab from April 13, have called for early solution to the problem.
The All Pakistan CNG Association has decided to shut filling stations, including petrol pumps, only in Lahore for an indefinite period against two-day weekly closure.
“The people will have to face great difficulties due to
MURIDKE – Federal Minister for Communications Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan has directed the National Highway Authority (NHA) to carry out rehabilitation of Madayan-Kalam section of N-95 on top priority basis. He said the residents of Swat were facing difficulties due to the damaged road and added that quick steps should be taken to revive the road.
He was accompanied by NHA Chairman Muhammad Junaid, Peshawar NHA General Manager (GM) Yusuf Ali and senior officers of the Ministry of
AUGUSTA – England’s Ross Fisher grabbed the early clubhouse lead on the opening day of the 75th Masters on Thursday rebounding from a rocky start to card a three-under par 69.
The 30-year-old Ryder Cup star, making his third appearance at Augusta National, recorded the very first bogey of the tournament on the opening hole after setting out in the lead grouping shortly after sunrise.
He dropped another at the tough par-three fourth, but banged in birdies at the second,
SAHIWAL – Sahiwal Division Commissioner Qazi Muhammad Ashfaq Qureshi has taken a strong notice of the slow pace of construction work in the projects being completed under the Rs 500 million package announced by the Punjab government for the city.
He directed the departments concerned to immediately start double shift for completion of these projects within next 2 months. He gave these directions, while reviewing the development projects at a special meeting held in his office.
KARACHI – The Sindh Tsunami Early Warning Centre might be equipped with sophisticated gadgets, but those responsible for sending warnings are perhaps a tad tardy – certainly very tardy by disaster standards.
On Monday, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake jolted Islamabad, Peshawar, Swat, Nowshera, Khyber and Mohmand tribal regions as well as parts of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, Kashmir and upper Punjab. The earthquake occurred at 2.49pm, but the Tsunami Early Warning Centre sent an alert some
PESHAWAR – A bomb exploded prematurely inside a mosque in Peshawar shortly before prayers on Friday but caused no loss of life, the police said. The bomb detonated 90 minutes before the usual 150, by when a strong congregation was supposed to gather at the mosque in Bhadha Bher village in the suburbs of Peshawar.
“It was a timed device and the target was the Friday gathering but it exploded prematurely,” Kalam Khan, a senior police officer, told AFP, adding that the bomb caused
BANGKOK – Thailand’s prime minister said on Friday he would dissolve the lower house of parliament by early May for what is expected to be a hard-fought election in the politically divided nation. The move would pave the way for a vote in late June or early July as by law polls must be held between 45 and 60 days after house dissolution.
“It’s about time for voters to decide what they really want,” Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters. “I believe that an election is
KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), while appreciating the conservation of electricity due to the early closure of marriage halls, has demanded similar measures to be enforced at all parks and grounds in the city. In a statement issued on Thursday, the KESC noted that the closure of marriage halls by midnight has resulted in approximately 50 megawatts of electricity saved on a daily basis. The conserved electricity, according to the KESC, can be utilized at more