Tag: Misery

Bitter cold deepens Japan quake misery

OFUNATO - Thick snow covered the wreckage littering quake-hit Japan on Thursday, all but extinguishing hopes of finding anyone alive in the debris and deepening danger and misery for survivors. A cold snap brought heavy blizzards over the country's northeast overnight, covering the tsunami-razed region in deep snow and vital highways in treacherous black ice. Half a million evacuees struggled to stay warm as rescuers said their efforts to help the devastated population were at risk,

Hafeez sees end to Pakistan’s opening misery

PALLEKELE - Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez admitted on Monday that he and fellow struggling opener Ahmed Shahzad have let their team down, but a World Cup blitz could be just one innings away. Hafeez and Shahzad have managed opening partnerships of 11, 28 and 16 in three matches so far, a performance which captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis have already insisted must improve.
Despite the lack of good starts, Pakistan's middle-order has fired to help the team win all

One ANP man’s arrest, misery for many in Keamari

KARACHI - Socio-economic activities in Keamari were suspended for hours on Wednesday after activists of a political party blocked the roads to protest the arrest of their colleague. The transportation of trade cargo at the Karachi port came to a halt when angry protesters belonging to the ANP took to streets in the afternoon and blocked the main MA Jinnah Road.
The forced cut in supply route slowed down the pace of cargo handling at the port with Pakistan International Container

After SNGPL, PEPCO follows suit – More misery for citizens; no...

LAHORE - Following in footsteps of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has blamed the foggy weather for the increase in load shedding. The city witnessed six to 10 hours of load shedding on Thursday while gas pressure remained very low in all areas of the provincial metropolis. Almost all areas are facing massive load shedding, adding to the miseries of the masses. Citizens complained that they bought electric heaters due to gas

US shakes off blizzard, but not travel misery

NEW YORK - The US northeast began Tuesday to shake off the icy grip of one of the biggest blizzards in years, but beleaguered travelers faced at least another day of headaches in New York airports.
After one last night of ferocious winds, the storm had moved fully out of New York by early Tuesday. The system, packing enormous snowfalls and gale force winds, churned up through Maine and into Canada, leaving a cold tail as far south down the US east coast as the Carolinas.

Misery, solemnity mark night of 8th Muharram

LAHORE: Ten-year-old Abid Ali is adamant about joining in with his elders in the yearly 'zanjeeri maatam' of ninth of Muharram. He says nothing that anyone says to him will deter him from doing it. "My elder brother does it, and I want to be a part of it too," he says proudly.
A few blocks away, a local biryani owner's business is flourishing. Mukhtar Ahmed may not be a Shia himself, but his family has lived for generations in the area of Bhaati Gate, and he has now inevitably

Flood victims’ misery knows no end

KARACHI: Flood survivors, particularly pregnant women are forced to return in camps instead of staying in their flood-ravaged villages in Sindh, according to the data collected by Pakistan Today.
"The floods have destroyed Basic Health Units (BHUs) in rural areas, leaving people with no option but to go back to camps near bigger cities. Hospitals, those left standing, are unable to handle the sheer number of cases that have descended upon them," said Azra Memon, president of the

Indian top order heaps misery on New Zealand

NAGPUR: Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar were building up India's strong reply with unbeaten half-centuries in the series-deciding third and final Test against New Zealand on Sunday.
The veteran batsmen took the innings on following the dismissal of openers Gautam Gambhir (78) and Virender Sehwag (74) to bring India to 292-2 at stumps on the second day of the match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
India were ahead by 99 runs with eight wickets in hand, having

Australia’s misery continues to fall from the sky

India won the three-match One-Day series 1-0 as the final match was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao, Goa on Sunday (October 24).
Heavy rain on the eve of the game clogged the ground and, though the weather was clear on match day, the outfield was not suitable for play. The opening match in Kochi too was also called off due to rain, while India won the second One-Day international in Visakhapatnam by five wickets.

Relief for high heel disco misery

Stumbling out of a nightclub and walking home barefoot with aching feet after dancing all night in killer heels could be a thing of the past for women thanks to new vending machines which sell disposable shoes.
German student Isabella Fendt came up with the idea "Ballerina to go" - ballerinas are flat shoes - after too many nights of aching disco feet.
Machines selling the shoes are already installed in four clubs in the south German city of Munich.
A pair of the