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  • Big quantity of cocaine hidden in banana boxes seized in Berlin

    BERLIN: Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital...

    Investigators were still searching through further banana deliveries at other Aldi branches and the city’s wholesale market...

  • Banana growers see a bumper crop

    HELPED by weather, the standing banana crop in Sindh looks healthy this season, and if it escapes the two-year frostbite cycle, growers expect a bumper crop...

    Imdad Nizamani, a banana grower, anticipates 75pc more production on his farm as compared to last season if there is no virus attack or frostbite...

  • Climate change and banana crop

    THE quality and price of the current banana crop in Sindh have been affected by climatic conditions, mainly on account of abnormal temperatures and acute water shortages caused by damage to one of the main regulators of the Rohri canal...

    Most banana orchards in the province are fed by the Rohri canal...

  • Cook-it-yourself : Mug banana bread

    It was my first time of making and eating banana bread and I was thoroughly thrilled by the result, as I am sure all of you will be too! Happy cooking!Ingredients• 3 tablespoon flour• 4 tablespoon sugar• 1/8 teaspoon baking powder• 1/8 teaspoon baking soda• 1 egg• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil• 1 tablespoon milk• Half a banana, mashed• Chocolate syrup for toppingMethodWhisk the egg in a bowl and keep aside... ...

  • Banana in, sugar cane out

    THE area under banana cultivation is increasing...

    Fed up with the sugar cane’s pricing and payment-related issues, growers have started switching over to banana cultivation...

  • Banana peel moment

    SCHADENFREUDE is a wonderful German word used to express mirth at somebody else’s woes, just as Charlie Chaplin used to giggle when a passerby slipped on a banana peel and fell on his backside...

  • A leaf from history — Enter: Al-Zulfikar

    On March 2, 1981, as political parties began pressing Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA) General Ziaul Haq to restore democracy, an aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flying from Karachi to Peshawar, and carrying 148 passengers and crew, was hijacked by three gun-wielding men and forced to land at Kabul airport...

    The hijacker leading the team called himself Salamullah, aka Tipu
  • A leaf from history: Zia’s fears not unfounded

    After removal from office as prime minister, Mohammed Khan Junejo did not leave the PM House immediately, nor did he express his anguish...

    He remained calm, as though he was aware of what was transpiring while a number of friends and associates called on him
  • A leaf from history: Taming the bureaucracy

    General Ziaul Haq’s singular focus during the early years of his regime remained on grasping the intricacies of civilian administration, and he soon found out that he knew little about foreign policy...

    With domestic affairs a priority, he allowed bureaucrats to handle affairs of foreign policy
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