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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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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” ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

BUSINESS More

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  •  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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