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No losers in race to plant mangroves

Mother Nature would have been proud of students from Keti Bundar, and Jhaloo and Juho: more than 100 boys and girls raced to plant as many saplings as they could on Sunday

KESC inaugurates water purification plant in Korangi-10

KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) recently inaugurated a water purification plant in Korangi Sector 10 – a part of the company’s resolve to implement social reforms and interventions for the prosperity and betterment of Karachi and its residents. The plant, with a capacity of 1,000 gallons per hour, will provide clean drinking water to a population of around 12,000, said a KESC statement issued on Monday. The chief guest on the occasion was MNA Asif Husnain.

1000MW coal-power generation plant being installed: Naveed Qamar

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar on Thursday informed Lower House of the Parliament that a power plant having capacity of generating 1000 megawatt electricity through coal was being installed in Thar area of Sindh province.
During question-hour session of the National Assembly, he said a contract had been awarded to a private sector company for installation of the power plant.
“The Thar Coal Authority has so far awarded a contract to a private

Japan PM says nuclear plant ‘stabilising step-by-step’

TOKYO – Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday that the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant is gradually stabilising and that the amount of radiation being released is falling.
“Step by step, the reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi power plant are moving toward stability,” Kan said in a televised press conference. “The level of radioactive materials released is declining.”
Kan also asked people to return to normal life one month after a massive seabed earthquake sent a

Iran can ‘easily’ help Japan on nuclear plant: scientist

TEHRAN – Iran can “easily” help Japan in dealing with a crippled nuclear power plant which was damaged in the aftermath of a March 11 tsunami, a top Iranian atomic scientist was quoted as saying on Saturday.
“Iran is one of the nations which under the current circumstances can help Japan with the damage in the Fukushima (Daiichi) nuclear plant,” Mahmoud Reza Aghamiri, Iran’s newly appointed representative to the Middle East’s SESAME nuclear project, was quoted as saying by the

Karkey rental power plant to be tested today

ISLAMABAD – After a delay of five months, the barge-mounted rental power plant of a Turkish company, Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim AS, will undergo commissioning test to prove reliable supply of 230MW power in Karachi on Saturday.
An official source at the Ministry of Water and Power said that the test would continue for two hours and certified by independent engineers to ensure that the plant could provide power consistently without any hiccup. After approval, the rental

Japan plugs leak from nuclear plant

TOKYO – Workers at Japan’s crippled atomic power plant on Wednesday plugged a hole spewing highly radioactive water into the ocean, boosting efforts to contain the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
But in an illustration of how fragile progress is at the Fukushima plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power said it was concerned a build-up of hydrogen gas at a different reactor could cause another explosion at the site. The water leak was thought to be a source of spiking

Japan stops uncontrolled leak from nuclear plant

TOKYO – An accidental leak of highly radioactive water into the ocean from a Japanese nuclear plant was stopped Wednesday, boosting efforts to contain the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl 25 years ago.
The leak was thought to be a source of spiking radiation levels in the sea, which prompted Japan to announce its first seafood radiation safety standards following the discovery of fish with elevated contamination. To stop the long-running leak from the Fukushima plant on the

Radioactive water at 5m times legal limit found at Japan plant

TOKYO – The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found water with 5 million times the legal limit of radioactivity as it struggles for a fourth week to contain the world’s biggest nuclear disaster in quarter of a century.
Underlining the concern over spreading radiation, the government said it was considering imposing radioactivity restrictions on seafood for the first time in the crisis after contaminated fish were found in seas well south of

Radiation around Japan plant reaches 4,385 times over legal limit

TOKYO – The levels of radioactive iodine found in seawater near Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant was 4,385 times more than the legal limit on Thursday, the nuclear safety agency said.
The level was the highest recorded since the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency Deputy Director-General Hidehiko Nishiyama told a news briefing.
He added that this did not present a health

New fertiliser plant in limbo

ISLAMABAD – The pro-agriculture PPP government is indecisive regarding setting up a new fertiliser plant as gas availability in the next five years, the minimum time for a new plant set up, is uncertain.
A source, privy to the development, said that the country would be dependent on urea imports after 2013, if the process did not start immediately. This would be exploited against PPP in the next general elections and would be termed as the current government’s failure to protect

At least 110 killed in blast at Qaeda-looted Yemen ammo plant

ADEN – A massive blast killed at least 110 people on Monday at an ammunition plant in southern Yemen looted by Al Qaeda, as tracts of the south slip out of Sanaa’s control in the thick of an anti-regime revolt. A security official said the explosion came as dozens of residents were inside the factory helping themselves to whatever ammunition was left after Sunday’s raid by suspected Al Qaeda fighters. A local official, Nasser al-Mansari, told AFP between 75 and 80 were killed but that