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  • How Nasa's GRACE satellites can solve Pakistan's water shortage

    With over 60 per cent of Pakistan's water pumped from natural underground reservoirs, and no limits on how many wells can be drilled and how much they can be drained, it becomes difficult for authorities to precisely monitor the underground water levels...

    But things are changing with Nasa's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, which allow effective monitoring of the vital resource, leading to better management...

  • Today’s match is a case of saving grace for Pakistan

    WITH almost all routes closed for Pakistan to get into the last four and qualify for the semi-finals, the game at Lord’s today against Bangladesh would be a case of saving grace for Sarfraz Ahmed and his men it they win the contest...

    With England’s victory against New Zealand the other day, it is highly unlikely that Pakistan would beat the heavy odds here to spring a surprise and get into the semis...

  • Women's World Cup saving grace for corruption-ridden FIFA

    VANCOUVER: With a bribery scandal enveloping FIFA it might seem like a bad time for soccer's governing body to hold the Women's World Cup in Canada — even more so given indictments last week included top officials from the North American and Caribbean region on corruption charges...

    But that isn't proving to be the case
  • Fall from Grace: Mugabe’s wife was his weakness

    HARARE: President Robert Mugabe’s downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe’s military, analysts say...

    Grace Mugabe — 41 years younger than her husband — was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict...

  • Urwa Hocane set to grace the silver screen again

    March was abuzz with news about Mawra Hocane's tour de India but it appears that her sister Urwa Hocane is not too far behind: the Na Maloom Afraad actor has replaced Iman Ali in an upcoming film...

    The young starlet, who made a highly successful cinematic debut in Na Maloom Afraad, will be seen with visual effects director/actor Bilal Ashraf and singer Ali Azmat in the new film
  • Grace shoots first-ever 62 at major event

    SOUTHPORT: South Africa’s Branden Grace shot a blistering round of 62, the lowest ever in a men’s major championship, as the players made hay in benign conditions at the British Open on Saturday...

    Grace, the world No 35, picked up eight birdies in a flawless third round to move to four under par, two shots behind leader Jordan Spieth...

  • Driving licence applicants face hardships in Karachi, grace period extended

    KARACHI: Police resorted to baton-charge on Monday as scores of applicants desperate to apply for or renew driving licences thronged Motor Vehicle Inspection and Driving Licence branches in Clifton and North Nazimabad areas of the city...

    Hundreds of people had reached the Clifton, Nazimabad and Korangi driving licence branches to get their licence issued, after DIG-Traffic Dr Amir Sheikh had earlier warned Karachi's drivers to get their...
  • Graduation with grace marks

    AFTER 10 attempts since 1988, Pakistan finally passed, for the first time, the psychological barrier of completing an IMF programme, albeit with some grace marks...

    To be precise, Pakistan was granted 15 waivers on benchmarks since it entered into $6...

  • Donald, Grace share lead, ahead of Day at Heritage

    “It was a pretty simple 66,” said England’s Donald, who had six birdies and a bogey in a five-under effort that left him tied with South Africa’s Branden Grace at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina...

    Grace, playing the Heritage for the second time, also fired six birdies and a bogey to grab his share of the lead in tricky, windy conditions...

  • Draping grace

    Winter brings its personal sense of fashion...

    Bright shades inevitably sail into our wardrobes to elevate our spirits in the otherwise cold and dry season
  • Parco to build Pakistan's ‘biggest oil refinery’ in Hub

    ISLAMABAD: The Pak-Arab Oil Refinery (Parco) will begin building Pakistan's biggest oil refinery in Balochistan's Hub area, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi confirmed to DawnNews...

    The $5 billion Khalifa Coastal Oil Refinery, which will have a production capacity of 250,000 barrels per day, is expected to be completed within five years, Abbasi said...

  • BCCI proposes limited-over series with Pakistan in India

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday proposed a limited-over series with Pakistan, comprising five one-day and two Twenty20 internationals, but reiterated that the Indian team would not be travelling to Pakistan or UAE for the matches...

    “We are committed to playing Pakistan in December...

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