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Bangladesh capital shut down by strike

Thousands of police patrolled the empty streets of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, on Sunday during a one-day strike called by the opposition over splitting the city into two administrative zones. Schools and

Facebook to shut Deals

Facebook is ending a Deals program launched in April which offered online bargains like Groupon, LivingSocial and other companies. “After testing Deals for four months, we’ve decided to end our Deals product

LDA set to shut 1,000 schools?

Contrary to CM’s policy to uplift literacy rate by opening new private schools, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is planning to shut more than 1000 private educational institutions and disallow opening of

Karachi traders shut businesses over extortion woes

ISLAMABAD – Traders in Karachi suffered around Rs 3 billion loss as all the markets remained closed on Tuesday as a result of the strike call given against extortion while the members of the two of their representative bodies clashed at the Polo Ground.
In response to the All Karachi Tajir Ittihad (AKTI)’s strike call, all businesses were shut in Clifton, Defence, Tariq Road, Bahadurabad, Saddar and MA Jinnah. “The closure of business was aimed to warn the government that the

Traders to shut shops in Karachi today

KARACHI – The city markets would remain closed today as All Karachi Tajir Itehad (AKTI) has announced a strike against extortionists in the city. Surprisingly, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) which earlier had announced a strike call has withdrawn its decision and announced that the market would remain open today.
A rift between the Karachi two leading trade-bodies has surfaced as AKTI which earlier had not supported KCCI’s call for strike, has now decided to keep

Taliban shut down cell phones in Afghan province

KABUL – All mobile phone services in a southern Afghan province whose capital will be among the first towns to be placed under local control have been shut down on Taliban orders, an operator said on Thursday. The move underscores the power still wielded by the insurgents in Helmand, Afghanistan’s largest province and the heartland of the global opium trade, as NATO prepares to hand over control of its capital Lashkar Gar this summer. MTN, one of Afghanistan’s four mobile phone

India’s Hyderabad shut down as thousands demand new state

HYDERABAD – Police fired tear gas on Thursday at protesters demanding a separate state in southern India, a campaign that could potentially hurt the stability of the governing coalition already struggling with graft scandals. Businesses were shut in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state and where global firms including Microsoft and Google have their main India offices, as thousands of protesters, including lawmakers, students and local govt officials, took to the streets.

Petrol filling stations shut early on pretext of fuel shortage

KARACHI – Coupled with the strike-call given by the Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) on Thursday to protest the POL price hike, the announcement to continue the strike on Friday (today) has exhausted the petrol pumps across the city of its supply.
Fearing that the strike’s extension would leave them without fuel, citizens in large numbers took their vehicles to petrol pumps to get them refuelled. Besides that, many people got several bottles and cans filled for storing petrol for

Gilani won’t shut door on PML-N

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told parliamentarians at the Parliament House on Friday that despite the Pakistan Muslim League-N’s grievances against the Pakistan People’s Party-led government, it would continue to follow its policy of reconciliation.
“This (reconciliation) policy has introduced a new political culture of tolerance and cooperation in the democratic system. We will continue the policy of taking all political forces on board on national issues,

Pro-blasphemy law protests shut down country

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE/QUETTA – Violence flared on Friday as police and protesters clashed during a mass protest strike that closed businesses across the country over a bid to amend the blasphemy laws.
Markets remained closed and roads deserted in the otherwise bustling cities of Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Demonstrators said their goal was to defend the honour of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Hundreds of protesters in Islamabad marched from Lal Masjid