Tag: Iron

Pakistan hits ‘gold’, PM looks to break ‘begging bowl’

Addressing a briefing in Chiniot, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday greeted the nation on the Punjab government’s discovery of multi-billion dollars worth of gold, iron and copper ores at Rajoa, around three kilometres south of Chiniot.

2 more caught stealing BRTS iron

Special squad on Thursday arrested two thieves and recovered 80 kilogrammes of iron on the route of Metro Bus Service. The police said...

187kg iron piece recovered from Dadu

The police recovered a mysterious iron piece weighing 187 kilogram on Thursday. According to details, an explison was heard in Chaddan area of Johi, Dadu...

Four arrested for stealing BRTS iron

Police arrested four accused involved in stealing iron from the site of the Bus Rapid Transit Service (BRTS) and seized an iron laden mini-truck...

‘Iron Lady of India’ completes 12 years of fasting

The 'Iron Lady of India' Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike since 2000 demanding repeal of Indian Armed Forces Special...

China to help develop N. Korean gold and iron ore mines

A Chinese firm has signed a deal with North Korea to jointly to develop a gold mine and two iron ore mines in...

Gwyneth Paltrow to get her own suit in upcoming Iron Man...

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow will reportedly have her own armor in the upcoming Iron Man movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr in the titular role....

Syria buries Damascus dead, threatening ‘iron fist’

The Syrian regime held funerals on Saturday for 26 people killed in a Damascus suicide bombing that it called a "terrorist attack," promising an...

India wins rights to biggest Afghan iron mine

A consortium of Indian companies has won the rights to develop Afghanistan's largest iron ore deposits, a mining ministry official said Tuesday, underscoring growing...

Ukraine’s iron lady behind bars

A Ukrainian judge on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail for abusing her powers in a 2009 gas...

Largest-ever haul of Iron Age gold coins to go on display

The largest haul of Iron Age coins ever discovered in Britain has been secured for public display at Ipswich Museum. The Wickham Market hoard...

Kenya’s Iron Lady backs ICC trials for poll violence

NAIROBI - A local tribunal would not be a credible mechanism to try Kenyan post-election violence suspects because the wealthy political elite would manipulate the court, Kenya's "Iron Lady" Martha Karua said on Monday. Six top suspects are due at the International Criminal Court (ICC) later this week, a move that has intensified infighting in the fractured coalition government as many members, including President Mwai Kibaki, want local trials.
Karua, known as the Iron Lady for

Hoarders, adulterators to be dealt with an iron hand: food minister

FAISALABAD - Punjab Minister for Food, Mines and Minerals Chaudhary Abdul Ghafoor Khan has said that elements involved in the menace of adulteration and hoardings should be dealt with strictly. He said this while talking to journalists at the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA and Parliamentary Secretary Nazia Raheel. He added that import and export policies must be reviewed to overcome the shortage of sugar and other essential commodities that often led to crisis. He said

GCU gets an iron fence

LAHORE - The Government College University (GCU) administration has started constructing a metal fence around the varsity citing an increased threat from terrorist attacks, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources, law enforcement agencies instructed the varsity administration to construct the metal fence. On the other hand, Ravians are unhappy over the decision and questioned construction of the fence when the varsity had no apparent security threats. The varsity

PPP, MQM iron out wrinkles in alliance

KARACHI - The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday decided that their alliance will remain intact and the two parties would continue to pursue reconciliatory politics for the stability of the country and welfare of the people. The two parties made this decision during a meeting between President Asif Zardari and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad at Bilawal House. Interior Minister Rehman Malik was also present. President Zardari asked the MQM to

Indian firm cuts iron ore price to $191 per tonne

MUMBAI - An Indian trader has slashed iron ore prices to secure a sale to a Chinese buyer at $191 per tonne, a level not seen since January, as the market eyes lower steel prices as an indicator iron ore may fall too.
"There are no buyers at any level. Cargoes are not getting sold even if there is one," Dhruv Goel, managing partner at iron ore trader Steelmint, told Reuters, adding "people are unclear about the price outlook."
The cargo was loaded at the port of Paradip,

Punjab retains rights to iron deposits

LAHORE - A spokesman of Mines and Minerals Department Punjab has said that all rights and privileges of Chiniot-Rajoa iron ore project are vested in the government of Punjab and that the only external actors involved are consultancy services.
The spokesman elaborated that the Punjab government has planned development of its iron ore resources in a scientific manner and approved a road map with the final objective to establish a steel mill in Punjab. It was indicated that as a