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    Pesticides For Bed Bugs In Pakistan Aeroplane

  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    Airline passengers have meanwhile been asked to arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours for international routes, and to limit their baggage...

    “The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors, but there’s still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks still remain a real threat,” he told reporters on Sunday...

  • Solar-powered aeroplane lands in New York City

    THE solar-powered aeroplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago in the UAE reached a milestone on Saturday, completing a trip across the US with a Statue of Liberty fly-by before landing in New York...

    Pilots Andre Borschberg, who flew the plane to New York, and Bertrand Piccard, who will start the next leg of the journey, expect to leave “soon” to cross the Atlantic Ocean for Europe or South Africa on their way...

  • Apple offers big cash rewards for help finding security bugs

    LAS VEGAS: Apple Inc said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products, joining dozens of firms that already offer payments for help uncovering flaws in their products...

    The program will initially be limited to about two dozen researchers who Apple will invite to help identify hard-to-uncover security bugs in five specific categories...

  • 20 Indian farmers die after inhaling pesticides while spraying crops in Maharashtra

    At least 20 Indian farmers have died and hundreds of others have been hospitalised after inhaling poisonous pesticides while spraying crops, officials said on Monday, highlighting lax safety standards in the country...

    The farmers in the western state of Maharashtra, one of India's most important agricultural regions, died after using the dangerous pesticides without wearing protective gear...

  • ‘50pc of pesticides highly hazardous’

    FAISALABAD: Almost 50 per cent of pesticides imported in Pakistan are highly hazardous, warns the University of Agriculture vice chancellor...

    He said 50 per cent of pesticides in the country were highly hazardous and their residues were reason of the outbreak of several diseases...

  • Presence of pesticides in farm produce

    The excessive use of agro-chemicals by farmers worried about declining productivity has resulted in a sharp increase in the presence of harmful pesticides in vegetables, fruits, spices and even rice sold across India...

    And complicating matters further, the Rs250bn Indian agro-chemical industry is also facing the problem of spurious and counterfeit pesticides, which are playing havoc with the agriculture sector...

  • Advice: Early to bed, early to rise

    One of the greatest blessings of Ramazan is that it offers us the opportunity to build a habit of ‘early to bed and early to rise’...

    Throughout the year most of us, even though we are aware of its benefits, find it difficult to build this habit and make it our daily routine to go to bed early...

  • Put to bed

    KARACHI: It is a bed without a mattress, though you may also place a mattress on it if you like...

    But when there were no foam or spring mattresses around, there was the charpoy, which is still quite common in Pakistan’s rural areas, where it is also known as pallang, manji or khattiya...

  • Life no bed of roses for third gender

    She flits from car to car, asking for alms and bestowing blessings when she receives a fiver...

    It’s not a lavish lifestyle; when we meet in the early afternoon, one of the girls has just had yogurt for breakfast and another goes to the next house to borrow milk for tea...

  • Letter from Paris: Bed & breakfast with the dead anyone?

    The latest controversy causing sparks here is a decision by the mayor of Paris authorising a tourism and hotel agency called Airbnb to organise a competition that would offer the winners bed & breakfast for two, free of course, in the catacombs of Paris...

    But then you may ask: what on earth are these catacombs for heaven’s sake? Well, the explanation simply is that there used to be an underground mortuary, the biggest graveyard in...

  • Gypsies evacuated from Ravi bed

    LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore (CDGL) has evacuated 50 gypsy families from the Ravi riverbed during the last two days to avert any untoward event in case of flood...

    It has also issued a warning to those still living on the riverbed to either leave the place voluntarily or be ready to be forcibly evacuated
  • Rocket launcher found in canal bed

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Saddar police recovered on Tuesday a rocket launcher and its gun from Jhang branch canal bed...

    The canal is closed for desiltation for a month and villagers of Chak 376-JB, Bassi, saw the weapon in the sand of the canal...

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