Wednesday, October 31, 2012

‘Major disaster’ as nature devastates US East Coast

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the New York City area Tuesday as Superstorm Sandy pounded the East Coast, killing at least 38 people, sweeping homes into the ocean, flooding large swaths of coastal areas, crippling public transit, and leaving millions without ...

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  • US hypocrisy to the fore

    GLENN GREENWALDImran Khan is, according to numerous opinion polls, the most popular politician in Pakistan and may very well be the country’s next prime minister. He is also a vehement critic ...

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  • Scotland Yard HQ to be sold

    LONDON (AFP) - London police are looking to sell off their Scotland Yard headquarters as part of a series of budget cuts as Britain struggles to shrink its huge deficit, a senior officer revealed ...

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  • Israel army arrests 5 Palestinians

    HEBRON (AFP) - Israeli troops arrested five Palestinians in the southern West Bank overnight, including two men with ties to the Islamic Jihad movement, witnesses told AFP on Tuesday. During a ...

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  • Clinton urges EU entry for Bosnia

    SARAJEVO (AFP) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on Tuesday set to meet Bosnian leaders at the start of a Balkans tour during which she is expected to push them to overcome ethnic divisions ...

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  • China’s democracy suits the nation

    Andrey VinogradovaFor several decades, Western politicians considered lack of democracy to be the main problem with China. However, when the global economic crisis struck they realised that the rest ...

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  • WWII bomb halts flights in Japan

    TOKYO (AFP) - A huge unexploded World War II bomb has been found buried near the runway of one of Japan’s busiest regional airports, forcing all flights to be cancelled Tuesday, officials said. ...

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  • Indonesian anger over ‘maids on sale’ ad

    JAKARTA (AFP) - An advertisement in Malaysia for cut-price Indonesian maids has gone viral online in Indonesia and sparked new outrage over an issue that has long divided the two countries. ...

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  • Syria planes hit Damascus after general killed

    DAMASCUS (AFP) - A Syrian fighter jet hit targets inside Damascus for the first time on Tuesday, a watchdog said, as airstrikes pounded rebel bastions around the country and an air force general was ...

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  • Bahrain bans all protests after clashes

    DUBAI (AFP) - Bahrain on Tuesday banned all protests and gatherings to ensure “security is maintained”, after a spate of clashes between Shia-led demonstrators and security forces in the ...

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  • Imam, family shot dead in Russia’s Dagestan

    MOSCOW (AFP) - Attackers shot dead an imam and two of his relatives as he drove to morning prayers in Russia’s restive Dagestan region of the North Caucasus on Tuesday, an interior ministry ...

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  • Indian govt okays Pakistan series

    LAHORE - The vice president of Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) Rajiv Shukla has announced schedule for the upcoming Pakistan tour to India after getting nod from the Indian government, ...

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  • Rain saves New Zealand

    PALLEKELE - New Zealand's reception on their tour of Sri Lanka was cold and rainy, as the hosts' seamers left their batting in disarray on a stop-start evening marred by heavy showers that ultimately ...

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  • Pakistan, India set for final clash

    GUANGZHOU - The Pakistan team beat Bangladesh by six wickets in the second semi-final of the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup Tuesday to set final clash with arch-rivals India to be played today ...

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  • England get Finn scare in India tour opener

    MUMBAI - Paceman Steven Finn limped off the field with a thigh injury as England's bowlers struggled on the opening day of their Indian tour in Mumbai on Tuesday.The tourists were kept on the field ...

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  • Ferrari admits Red Bull quicker

    NEW DELHI - Ferrari team chief Stefano Domenicali admitted that title-chasing Spaniard Fernando Alonso does not have the fastest car as he urged a concerted push for victory in the season's final ...

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  • Pakistan T20 league dates likely to clash with IPL

    LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a tentative schedule of the inaugural event of the Pakistan T20 League, which is likely to clash with the Indian Premier League. According to an ...

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  • ICC launches amended playing conditions

    NEW DELHI - Cricket's traditional red cherry may soon be history. In a decision intended to boost the flagging popularity of the five-day game, the International Cricket Council on Monday gave its ...

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  • Allan Donald says South Africa attack best ever

    SYDNEY - South Africa bowling coach Allan Donald Tuesday called his country's current pace attack the best he has seen, as they fine-tune ahead of a three Test series against Australia.Donald in his ...

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  • PM must save hockey from further decline

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) reacted as per expectations, as they showed the door to skipper Sohail Abbas, striker Rehna Butt and manager Khawaja Junaid at least for the time being ...

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  • Djokovic to finish year as world number one

    PARIS - Novak Djokovic will move above Roger Federer to number one in the world rankings next week and is guaranteed to retain the top spot until the end of the year, the ATP Tour said.The Serbian, ...

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  • Chelsea, United braced for swift reunion

    LONDON - Alex Ferguson has wished referee Lee Mason "good luck" in Wednesday's League Cup tie between Manchester United and Chelsea, just three days after their fiery Stamford Bridge clash ended in ...

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  • PHF delegation leaves for Malaysia

    LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation’s (PHF) two-member delegation comprising its president Qasim Zia and secretary Asif Bajwa left for Malaysia here on Tuesday to attend FIH executive board ...

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  • Bradley Wiggins scoops Velo d'Or award

    PARIS - Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins won the prestigious Velo d'Or award as the best rider of 2012. Briton Wiggins beat Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner Tom Boonen and Spain's ...

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  • Date set for hearing Kaneria’s appeal against ban

    KARACHI - Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will have his appeal against a life ban for corruption in English county cricket heard in Britain in early December. PCB’s legal advisor Tafazzul ...

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  • Idrees gets UCI warning for posing as PCF chief

    LAHORE - The International Cycling Union (UCI) has asked Idrees Haider Khawaja to stop posing as the Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) president. A spokesman of the PCF said here on Tuesday that in ...

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  • Afghanistan, Nepal kabaddi teams arrive

    LAHORE - Afghanistan and Nepal kabaddi teams arrived here on Tuesday to take part in the Asia Cup Kabaddi Tournament commencing from November 1 at Punjab Stadium. Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) is ...

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  • Taylor Swift to co-host Grammy nominations

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations live on television from Nashville, the capital of country music, the Recording Academy said on Monday.Swift, ...

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  • Amy Adams doesn’t have many friends

    AMY Adams admits she isn’t very popular. The actress spends so much time working away from her home in Los Angeles that when she returns she just wants to spend time with her fiance Darren Le ...

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  • How Chinese police are ‘taught to smile’

    CHINESE police are some of the best trained in the world. Their training is so thorough, in fact, that they are even taught how to gain the perfect smile. And as this picture shows, it is easy - just ...

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  • Woman claims damages over Depp guards ‘attack’

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A female US academic who claims she was assaulted by Johnny Depp’s security guards while he was present can sue the US star for punitive damages, a judge ruled Monday.Robin ...

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  • Green Day cancels shows for frontman treatment

    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Grammy-winning US punk band Green Day announced Monday it has canceled upcoming tour dates and postponed shows in early 2013, as frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has treatment for ...

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  • Fifty Shades aiming to seduce in Japan

    TOKYO (AFP) - Bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” will hit Japanese bookshelves this week, its publisher said Tuesday, hoping to repeat the breathless success it has enjoyed around the ...

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  • Shark brains could hold key to attacks: study

    SYDNEY (AFP) - Shark brains have been found to share several features with those of humans, a discovery which Australian researchers believe could be crucial to developing “repellents” ...

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  • Obese teenagers risk kidney failure

    OVERWEIGHT and obese teenagers are putting themselves at risk of kidney failure later in life, researchers say. They found the youngsters had between six and 19 times greater risk of developing ...

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  • Why drugs don’t work

    STATINS are taken by millions of Britons, yet nearly half of patients are resistant to their cholesterol-lowering effects.  Now scientists think they have pinpointed the cause - a protein called ...

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  • Justin Bieber hates flying

    LOs angeles (sS) JUSTIN Bieber admits he’s terrified of flying. The singer says he is stricken by anxiety attacks when he boards a plane as he has no control over what happens in the air. ...

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  • Terry Callier, US soul jazz singer, dies at 67

    CHICAGO(BBC ) Chicago born singer-songwriter Terry Callier, who collaborated with Massive Attack and Beth Orton, has died at the age of 67. Callier, who began his career at 17 when he signed to Chess ...

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  • Punjab, German firm ink solar energy MoU

    LAHORE - A memorandum of understanding was signed between Punjab government and German company AEG for cooperation in solar energy sector under which solar energy projects of at least 50MW to 100MW ...

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  • Businessmen for taking notice of law & order in Karachi

    LAHORE - The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to take serious notice of law and order situation in Karachi and immediately initiate steps to arrest fast surging crime ...

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  • KSE sheds 16.79 points on limited foreign interest

    KARACHI - Stocks closed lower amid thin trade post major earning announcements at KSE. At local equity market benchmark KSE-100 share index shed 16.79 points or 0.11 percent to stop the ...

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  • Punjab fixes sugarcane purchase price at Rs 425/ 100kg

    LAHORE – The Punjab government has fixed minimum purchase price of sugarcane at the factory rate as well as at the Cane Purchase Centres, for the crushing season 2012-13 at Rs 170 per 40 kg or ...

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  • Cut in CNG rate welcomed

     LAHORE - Qaumi Tajar Ittehad Chairman Kh Azhar Gulshan has said that recent hallmark order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding the prices of CNG is a welcome step. Business community is ...

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  • Cement sector urges govt to take up NTBs issue with India

    LAHORE - The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association has asked government to take up non-tariff barriers issue with India, as unutilised capacity of cement industry in Pakistan can effectively ...

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  • Environment friendly measures to control mosquitoes: Part–I

    Dr. Muhammad Afzal It needs to be mentioned that environmentalists have already pointed out the ecological problems created by chemical insect control methods and their harmful effect on human ...

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  • ICCI for Pak image building

    ISLAMABAD  - The Ambassador of Romania, Emilian Ion hosted a dinner in honour of Zafar Bakhtawari on his election as president of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) at his ...

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  • Lucky Cement, NCL earn profits

    LAHORE - Lucky Cement Limited declared a profit after tax of Rs2,014 million for the quarter ending 30th September 2012. The Earnings per Share (EPS) of the company increased to Rs6.23 per share ...

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  • P&E Computer Centre set up at Gepco

    ISLAMABAD - USAID Power Distribution Programmeme inaugurated a Planning and Engineering (P&E) Computer Center at Gepco. The CEO of Gepco Mehboob Alam unveiled the plaque while Technical ...

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  • PSO defers fuel oil tender again

    SINGAPORE  - Pakistan State Oil has extended the closing and validity dates of a term tender to buy fuel oil for a second time, a tender document showed on Tuesday.PSO, which typically seeks ...

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  • Al-Baraka Bank CEO calls on Elahi

    LAHORE – Chairman Union of Arab Banks and President/Chief Executive Officer of Al-Baraka Bank Adnan Ahmad Yousif called on PML-Q central leader and Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi at the ...

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  • Oil prices rise

    LONDON  - Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday as traders assessed the impact of superstorm Sandy on crude demand in the United States.New York’s benchmark oil futures contract, West Texas ...

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  • Microfinance loan utilised successfully

    LAHORE – Looking after a amily of five, 33 year old Aqeel-ur-Rehman had to engage himself in several odd jobs at an early age. In order to sufficiently cater to the needs of the large number of ...

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  • EOBI Lahore region registers 136 new establishments

    LAHORE – The Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) has registered 136 new employers and 37012 workers from different establishments in Lahore Region, says a press ...

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  • NBP net profit rises to Rs 11.8 billion

    KARACHI – After tax profit increased to Rs 11.8 billion higher from last year by 4pc. Earning per share stands at Rs. 6.38 compare to Rs. 6.16 of corresponding period last year. Pre-tax return ...

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  • Mehran Spice & Food Industries lucky draw

    KARACHI – After the successful launch of the first Mehran Dabangg Offer Lucky Draw, the second Dabangg Offer was held with much fanfare at a local hotel. The lucky draw was a wonderful ...

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  • ICI earns Rs 302m net profit

    KARACHI – The Board of Directors of ICI Pakistan Limited is pleased to announce the financial results for Q3 2012, says a press release. The company posted net sales income of Rs 8.7 ...

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  • PTCL awarded excellence award

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has been honored with the prestigious “3rd Global HR Excellence Awards 2012” for its outstanding achievements and ...

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  • PIA chief visits Haj Terminal

    Jeddah – Defence Secretary and PIA chairman, Lieutenant General (R) Asif Yasin Malik visited Jeddah Haj Terminal here on Tuesday to check the arrangements for returning Pakistani Hujjaj on ...

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  • CDC achieves unique milestone

    LAHORE – The Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited achieved a unique milestone recently when securities under its custody crossed one billion mark. The market value of these securities ...

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  • Master’s perfect bridal gift

    LAHORE: Master MoltyFoam has crafted an innovative bridal gift i.e. MoltyFoam Nannhi Pari. Developed on High Pressure Technology, 100pc pure foam - MoltyFoam Nannhi Pari mattress is a perfect wedding ...

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