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  • Africa’s biggest city shuts churches, mosques to fight noise

    AFRICA’S largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes...

    The state government of Lagos is on a mission to make the seaside city free of noise pollution by 2020...

  • Syrian troops enter Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

    Syria's army and allies pushed into rebel-held parts of Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year-old civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold...

    But sources familiar with the plans later told Reuters no talks would take place this week in the Swiss city...

  • Spain third biggest destination for Pakistan’s exports

    ISLAMABAD: In an explicit outcome of the GSP+ facility, Spain has emerged as the third biggest destination for Pakistan’s exports proceeds during the financial year 2016-17, Pakistan’s Commercial Counsellor to Spain Dr Muhammad Hamid Ali said on Wednesday...

    In a statement, the commercial counsellor said Pakistan’s exports to Spain surged to $934...

  • Pakistan’s special athletes preparing for biggest ever Games

    KARACHI: The coaching camps for the preparation of Pakistan’s contingent of special athletes, which will take part in the Special Olympics World Games 2015 at Los Angeles, are being held these days at the KPT Sports Complex and will conclude on Saturday...

    The special athletes are going through training with lot of energy and enthusiasm and are hopeful about producing impressive results during the biggest ever Special Games...

  • Pakistan, India all set for cricket’s biggest showdown

    LONDON: The game that always ‘stops two nations’ comes again to a third when title-holders India face Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at London’s Oval ground on Sunday...

    And the question millions of cricket fans around the world, possibly even a billion, are all asking is ‘which Pakistan will turn up?’...

  • Afghan opiates pose biggest challenge to Pakistan: UN

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan faces tremendous challenges in dealing with large flows of opiates from Afghanistan, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says in its latest publication...

    The report “Afghan Opiate Trafficking through the Southern Route” released on Wednesday says along with Iran, the geographic location of Pakistan makes it a major transit point for trafficking of Afghan opiates along the southern route...

  • ‘Pakistan can be Bollywood’s biggest territory’

    This was said by Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan on Tuesday as he answered a series of questions put to him by Pakistani filmmaker Asim Raza during one of the sessions of MARCON 2016 organised by the Marketing Association of Pakistan...

    He said Salman Khan was a firm believer in the secular fabric of India and in friendship between India and Pakistan which led to the making of Bajrangi Bhaijaan...

  • Pakistan crush Ireland to register biggest ODI win

    DUBLIN: Pakistan on Thursday thrashed Ireland by 255 runs to register their biggest win margin and went 0-1 up in a series of two One-Day Internationals...

    Pakistan got off to a flying start with left-handed opener Sharjeel hitting a four and a six in the first over...

  • Looming water crisis biggest risk for Pakistan economy: WEF survey

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ease-of-doing business is likely to be affected in the coming decade as the $300 billion economy struggles to mitigate imminent risks, according to a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

    The findings were tabulated after receiving responses to survey’s risk-related questions for the South Asian region – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

  • City’s managers prepare to make Islamabad a smoke-free city

    ISLAMABAD: Tobacco is grown on more than four million hectares of land in Pakistan, which could have been used to grow food for approximately 20 million people...

    The presence of World Health Organisation (WHO) officials has also played a role in the decrease in the prevalence of tobacco in the city...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

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