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  • Nadal motors into last-eight round as women’s champion exits

    PARIS: Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal surged into the French Open quarter-finals for a record-equalling 11th time on Sunday, while reigning women’s title-holder Garbine Muguruza crashed out in the last 16...

    Nadal continued his ruthless form at Roland Garros by dispatching Spanish 17th seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to match Roger Federer’s mark of last-eight appearances in Paris
  • Mitsubishi Motors under investigation

    TOKYO: Japanese officials have opened investigations against Mitsubishi Motors Corp after the company said it had found employees manipulated fuel efficiency data of more than 620,000 light vehicles it manufactured...

  • Costa motors to Abu Dhabi Tour win

    ABU DHABI: Rui Costa avoided any late mishaps to win the Tour of Abu Dhabi after Australia’s Caleb Ewan claimed Sunday’s fourth and final stage in a sprint finish under rain and floodlights at the Yas Marina Formula One circuit...

    Portugal’s former world champion Costa, riding for the home-based Team Emirates, took a decisive lead in the race with success in Saturday’s third stage when he outsprinted Russian Ilnur Zakarin after an 11km...
  • ‘Yunus Brothers, Kia Motors to set up auto assembly plant’

    KARACHI: The Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) is in talks with South Korea’s Kia Motors Corporation to set up an auto assembly facility in Pakistan...

    Pakistanis already had experience of driving locally produced Kia Classic NGV and Kia Spectra from 1999-2000 to 2004-05 under a joint venture with Dewan Motors...

  • Indus Motors plans $40m investment to boost capacity

    Once our production capacity increases in 2018, we will be in a position to make 75,000 units a year by working on holidays,” Ali Asghar Jamali, the company’s CEO, told Dawn on Monday from Karachi over the telephone...

    It will have to make fresh investment going forward if it wants to ward off competition and maintain its leadership position in the market,” a Karachi-based auto-parts supplier said...

  • Two die from heatstroke in Karachi amid forecast of hotter weather

    KARACHI: Soaring temperatures claimed two lives in the city on Friday amid a forecast of a hotter weather in the next two days, with mercury levels expected to rise up to 40 degrees Celsius...

    Earlier, the Pakistan Meteoro­logical Department had issued a warning of rising temperatures in Karachi amid the already hot weather being experienced throughout Sindh...

  • Weather vane 'stolen' from Karachi's Frere Hall, Chief Secretary takes notice

    KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon on Wednesday took notice of 'theft' of a rooster-shaped weather vane which used to sit atop Karachi landmark Frere Hall...

    Chief Secretary spokesman Naukhaiz Anwar Siddiqi said Memon has also ordered Karachi Commissioner and Karachi Municipal Corporation Administrator Shoaib Siddiqui to submit a report on the incident within two days...

  • Japan to provide Rs1.6bn for weather monitoring system in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The weather surveillance radars established in Karachi nearly 24 years ago will be replaced with a modern, digitalised system for which the Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs1...

    The Karachi radar system has played an important role in monitoring meteorological phenomenon in the southern area and tropical cyclones formed over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal...

  • 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...

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