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  • KP govt fails to buy land for garbage dumping site

    PESHAWAR: The provincial government has failed to purchase land for a dumping site to scientifically dispose of over 800 tonnes garbage, daily collected from urban areas of the provincial capital...

    Talking to Dawn, officials in WSSP and district administration held each other responsible for delay in purchase of land in Maryamzai area, located on Kohat Road, and subsequent establishment of the dumping site there...

  • New discoveries increase importance of ancient site in Swat

    The Italians and Pakistani archaeologists said that the new discoveries contradicted the earlier assumptions about the ancient settlement, which was believed to be a smaller rural site in protohistoric times...

    Moreover, striking evidence of Graeco-Bactrian pottery (with close comparisons with the famous site of Ai-Khanum, Afghanistan) and Indo-Greek materials, were found from late 3rd to mid-1st century BCE,” said Dr Luca...

  • Attacker staked out Nice site; accomplice suspected

    NICE: The Nice truck attacker staked out the seafront for two days before striking, it emerged on Sunday as investigators pieced together details of the IS-claimed massacre and questioned possible accomplices...

    A source close to the investigation told AFP that Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian, sent a text message just before the attack in which he “expresses satisfaction at having obtained a 7
  • Policeman shot dead in SITE

    KARACHI: A policeman was shot dead and another sustained a bullet wound in an attack on their motorbike in the SITE area on Sunday when they were on their routine patrol, a senior official said...

    He added that two police constables 40-year-old Mohammed Sadaqat and 35-year-old Adil Nawaz were attacked near the Pakistan Cable Chowk in SITE when they were riding a motorbike...

  • Centre has assured Sindh of no gas outage for industries, Qaim tells SITE body

    “I will also take up the issue with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tomorrow (Friday),” said the chief minister while presiding over a meeting with the SITE Association of Industry at the CM House here on Thursday...

    Take a look: Sindh rejects Centre’s move to levy tax on gas consumersAnswering questions raised by the SITE representatives, the chief minister said Mr Dar had assured him that the grievances of Sindh would be addressed as...

  • Saudi-led coalition denies bombing Yemen heritage site

    The area, a Unesco World Heritage site, has been inhabited for 2,500 years and Assiri said “we know that those sites are very important...

    "Explore: 'When you come to Yemen, I will be your tour guide'An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni capital's old quarter killed five people Friday as it destroyed homes in the centuries-old heritage site Unesco calls a “jewel” of Islamic culture...

  • Installation of online cameras at hospital site ordered

    GUJRAT: The Punjab government has asked the Gujrat district administration to install online cameras at the construction site of the Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed Hospital in Kunjah to monitor the pace and quality of work as authorities want to complete the project within eight months instead of the stipulated time of one year...

    Technical problems regarding the soil feasibility of the site was said to be a major hurdle in the start...

  • Third century BC stupa discovered at ancient Buddhist site

    TAXILA: A stupa dating back to the 3rd Century BC was discovered at the ancient Buddhist site of Badalpur near Taxila during excavations carried out by the Taxila Institute of Asian Civilisations (TIAC) of Quaid-i-Azam University...

    The stupa measuring 25x25 was discovered on the southern side of the main monastery with a centre water tank at the ancient Buddhist site...

  • Study records 90 species at Buleji, proposes protected status for site

    KARACHI: More than 90 species of flora and fauna have been recorded at Buleji, a coastal part of Karachi, in a recent study that also calls for declaring the ecologically rich area protected...

    The research was conducted by Dr Kanwal Nazim, currently working as a research coordinator with the Sindh forest department, Agha Tahir Hussain and Arif Khokhar, also from the forest department
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