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  • Significant cut in atomic energy development budget

    Documents show that the development budget of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) for the coming year is significantly lower than the outgoing year...

    9m for upgrading the laboratories of the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology and Rs288m for a nuclear fuel enrichment plant...

  • Japan marks 70th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing

    TOKYO: Japan on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki that claimed more than 74,000 lives, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire for his attempts to expand the military’s role...

    Bells tolled and tens of thousands of people, including ageing survivors and the relatives of victims, observed a minute’s silence at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the moment the bomb from a US plane devastated the port city on Au...

  • India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

    Additional Secretary (United Nations and Economic Cooperation) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tasneem Aslam on Tuesday said that India is developing atomic submarines, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Aslam claimed that India is building its atomic stockpile 'day by day'...

  • What is the Iran atomic deal and why is it being targeted

    Ahead of Trump's announcement on Tuesday, brush up on what is the atomic agreement and why does it face criticism now...

    At its heart, the 2015 deal imposes restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program that make it impossible for Iran to produce a bomb, in return for the lifting of most of the US and international sanctions against it...

  • IAEA found uranium traces at Iran’s ‘atomic warehouse’, allege diplomats

    VIENNA: Samples taken by the UN nuclear watchdog at what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely say...

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is investigating the particles’ origin and has asked Iran to explain the traces...

  • UN atomic watchdog head calls for more access in Iran

    BERLIN: The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency said on Monday that Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material...

    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mariano Grossi told reporters after a meeting of the agency’s board in Vienna that he had made his case with Iranian authorities at higher levels...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Recounting Pakistan’s 9,000 year old history of pluralism

    ISLAMABAD: A film screened at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) on Tuesday took viewers through the thousands of years of spiritual history of the land where Pakistan stands today...

    The film titled ‘The Story of a Banyan Tree: 9,000 Years of Pluralistic Heritage in Pakistan’ was conceptualised by Dr Kamran Ahmed and based on his research...

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