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  • Sindh’s recharge dams

    MONSOON rains in July and August have broken the dry spell in Sindh’s hilly areas, filling 33 recharge dams (weirs) where cultivation is done through spate irrigation...

    Over 33-recharge/small dams have attained maximum storage levels...

  • Idea of India day-night Test pleases Boult

    ROTORUA (New Zealand): New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has welcomed the prospect of a day-night Test against India, saying there needs to be more pink-ball Tests...

    Boult has been on an extended stay in India where team selections have kept one of the Black Caps’ finest exponents of swing bowling confined to the nets...

  • 'We had no idea about the conditions,' says Malik after India loss

    DHAKA: Pakistan miscalculated the pitch in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and will learn from their mistakes after a crushing five-wicket loss to bitter rivals India, batsman Shoaib Malik said Sunday...

    “Playing against India, it's a pressure game for both the teams,” Malik said after a training session in Dhaka...

  • Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announce merger

    British mobile phone giant Vodafone's Indian unit will merge with Idea Cellular to create India's largest telecoms operator, the firms said Monday, as they combine to fight the rise of Reliance Jio...

    “Vodafone Group Plc and Idea Cellular today announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their operations in India,” they said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)...

  • PSP plans ‘biggest’ show in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) has announced that it will hold its biggest public gathering in Hyderabad soon and asked its workers and supporters to make preparations for the event...

    “It’s just to welcome Anis Bhai on his arrival in Hyderabad upon his release,” he said...

  • Why privatising major airports is not a good idea

    THOUGH the pre-bid meetings to finalise the outsourcing of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad airports is in progress at the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) headquarters, the decision to outsource breadwinner airports, after investing huge amounts of money in building them, seems preposterous...

    An organisation rich enough to finance such big projects is not in need of any kind of help from the private sector
  • Smith, Warner oppose idea of four-day Tests

    SYDNEY: Australia captain Steve Smith and star opener David Warner say they have no desire to play four-day Tests in a setback to international cricket chiefs who have floated the idea...

    At a board meeting in Auckland this month, the International Cricket Council unveiled plans for a long-awaited, nine-nation Test championship in a bid to preserve the five-day format’s status following the rapid growth of Twenty20...

  • NGO sells idea of promoting peace to govt

    LAHORE: The divisional administration on Friday allowed a non-government organisation to have stalls in all Sunday and upcoming Ramazan bazaars to create awareness among the visitors about interfaith harmony...

    The decision was taken at a meeting held at Commissioner’s Office to plan how to maintain peace during Ramazan
  • A high-energy commercial during a sad show: bad idea

    The standard practice in commercials is to present high-energy, upbeat messages, but research by Nancy M...

    Puccinelli of Oxford University and two colleagues suggests that this tactic is likely to be less effective for ads placed in and around serious, somber TV shows and movies, which constitute 40pc of media offerings
  • Uproars rock NA budget debate; live telecast idea half dead

    ISLAMABAD: Uproars rocked the budget debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday as the concept of its live telecast for the first time in Pakistan was declared virtually half dead only on the second day of the discussion...

    The general debate on the budget for fiscal 2015-16 was repeatedly interrupted and overshadowed by furores after some lawmakers from both the opposition and ruling party benches accused the state-run Pakistan...
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