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  • Floodwater breaks bund, triggers exodus from over 60 villages

    THATTA: Floodwater passing through the Indus River for several weeks washed away a big portion of yet another protective bund in Thatta district and caused damage to 20 other bunds in Thatta and Sujawal districts on Friday forcing several hundred families living in over 60 villages to run to safety in order to escape the resultant flooding...

  • Severe bund erosion threatens Sujawal, sows fear across district

    Monarki Bund — serving as flood-protective shield for Sujawal town and its surrounding villages — hundreds of people came out of their houses and rushed to the site on Sunday and most of them started making efforts to stop the erosion process...

    Although the bund has the strength to withstand more than double the discharge, its 46-Mile section had weakened over the past few years and was supported by what was described as ‘steel...

  • Protection bund to be built on Jhelum River

    ISLAMABAD: With a view to minimising the damages of floods in Jhelum city, a new protection bund has been proposed to be constructed in open river bed along the right bank of Jhelum River where certain depth of river flow remains persistent...

    The experience of exceptionally high flood of 2014 arose the need for providing safeguards to the local population, infrastructures, livestock, properties and human lives in particular against...

  • India thrash Kiwis amid pitch-tampering storm, ICC probes suspended Pune curator

    Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday...

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) dismissed Pandurang Salgaoncar, the pitch manager at the Pune ground, after he described to India Today TV reporters, who were posing as bookies, how he had tampered with the...

  • Fleming to link up with Dhoni in Pune

    MUMBAI: Stephen Fleming will reunite with India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the new Pune team after the former New Zealand captain was named as coach for the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament...

    The western Indian cities of Pune and Rajkot were named as home to two new franchises for the next two years and Dhoni was Pune’s first pick in a player draft held last month...

  • It’s about cabaret time in Pune

    The theatre of this battle is Pune, formerly called Poona...

    They administered a vast stretch of India from Pune’s verdant landscapes while Mughal rule began to decline around the 18th century...

  • Pune celebrate second victory

    HYDERABAD: Rising Pune Supergiants registered just their second win in the ongoing Indian Premier League on Tuesday night when they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in a truncated match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stad­ium in Hyderabad...

    After opting to field first on a pitch that had some juice in it for the bowlers, the visitors restricted Hyderabad to a modest 118-8...

  • Rahane-inspired Pune score third win

    DELHI: Rising Pune Supergiants clinched a desperately needed third victory in the Indian Premier League when Ajinkya Rahane guided them past Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium here on Thursday night...

    After restricting the hosts to 162-7, Pune were lifted by their new opening pair of Rahane and Pakistan-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja, who together forged a partnership of 60...

  • RSS activists put on massive show of strength in Pune

    PUNE: More than 150,000 Hindu hardliners, all dressed in khaki shorts, white shirts and black hats, put on a massive show of strength at an elaborate rally in western India on Sunday...

    A marching band composed of 2,000 RSS volunteers also played while a giant saffron flag, the colour most associated with Hinduism, was hoisted on a post over 20 metres high at the 450-acre rally site at Pune in Maharashtra state...

  • Indian opener defends Pune pitch

    BANGALORE: Opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday rejected the idea that the Pune pitch was to blame for India’s drubbing in the first Test against Australia despite it being classified as ‘poor’ by the match referee...

    Virat Kohli’s team crumbled twice for totals of 105 and 107 in the two innings at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, going down to less fancied Australia by 333 runs...

  • GARDENING: THE GARDEN AS A FRIEND

    Your garden can be your most valued and trusted friend or an implacable foe: the choice is entirely up to you...

    A garden is not simply an area of ground to be used, abused or pandered too at whim but is — or should be — a living entity that a gardener needs to spend time to get to know...

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