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  • Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55

    TOKYO: Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at the age of 55, in an upheaval for the Japanese videogame giant just months after he abandoned a consoles-only policy and launched a push into the booming smartphone games market...

    In a brief statement, the Kyoto-based firm — the maker of Donkey Kong and Pokemon — said Iwata passed away on Saturday, with analysts warning that his death could dent...

  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    KARACHI: A Dutch dairy cooperative is set to buy out food giant Engro Foods Limited with an investment of around $460million, in what would amount to the largest private sector takeover by a foreign firm in the country's history...

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the bourse's...
  • AGP Ltd raises Rs2.8 billion

    KARACHI: AGP Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in the fold of OBS Group, has raised Rs2...

    At the gong-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Monday that signalled the start of trading of company’s stock, AGP Ltd share price quickly hit the upper circuit of 5 per cent to take the stock price to Rs84, from the offered price of Rs80 a share...

  • Light rain turns weather chilly in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Strong winds coupled with light rain and thunder lashed Hyderabad and its adjoining areas late on Monday evening, inundating low-lying areas and increasing cold in the wake albeit briefly...

    Weather turned chilly after the downpour...

  • Overeating, weather led to increased gastro cases

    ISLAMABAD: Health experts blame rising gastro cases on humid weather and change in eating habits after the fasting month of Ramazan...

    Moreover, suffocation and humidity also one of the reasons for gastro as food is spoiled more quickly during this weather,” he said...

  • Country to suffer more bouts of inclement weather, says ministry

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of climate change fears that the country is going to suffer in coming years more bouts of inclement weather patterns like the heatwave in Karachi that led to over a thousand deaths in a few days...

    ”Studies also reveal that temperatures in the northern parts of Pakistan will rise more than in southern areas, says a report prepared by the ministry on the changing weather patterns...

  • Met dept issues fresh severe weather warning

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued on Friday another severe weather warning, forecasting torrential rain across the country, especially in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan (upper parts), from Sunday to Thursday...

    “The severe weather system is likely to persist in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral...

  • Likely to spare Sindh coast, Ashobaa turns city weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Ashobaa, currently located at around 700 kilometres south of the city, has turned north-west towards the Persian Gulf, missing the Sindh coast though affecting weather in Pakistan’s coastal areas including Karachi...

    Though still quite far from the coast, Ashobaa has started influencing the weather of Karachi that experienced a cloudy day, said a weatherman...

  • Weather conditions force PIA to cancel 6 flights

    KARACHI: Six flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were cancelled on Saturday because of poor visibility caused by smog and other weather-related conditions in southern Punjab and upper Sindh region...

    Weather had affected some other flights which got delayed on Saturday while some more were expected to be delayed...

  • Nasa launches next-generation weather satellite

    LOS ANGELES: Nasa on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts...

    The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite Sys­tem-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US space agency and the Nat­ional Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Administration (NOAA), which provides weather reports and forecasts...

  • Weather chaos in KP

    No one can argue that ‘freak’ weather phenomena are a challenge to manage...

    However, for a country that has suffered through five floods in five consecutive years, we are no longer strangers to extreme weather and there have been more than enough such calamities for relevant bodies to get their act together...

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