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  • Corbyn: from no-hoper to crowd-puller

    READING: For a radical socialist written off by many as a no-hoper leading Britain’s Labour Party to its worst ever election defeat on June 8, Jeremy Corbyn is pulling in big crowds...

    Corbyn, a 68-year-old peace campaigner, has been speaking at modestly-attended fringe rallies and demonstrations for decades
  • PTI’s foundation day event a crowd puller

    ISLAMABAD: Negating the impression that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s popularity has gone down, a large number of people reached F-9 Park to celebrate the party’s 20th foundation day on Sunday...

    However, due to groupings among PTI leaders in Rawalpindi, the party could not meet the target of 200,000 people from the district and hardly managed about 2,000 to 3,000 participants from the garrison city
  • Fruit-seller injured

    QUETTA: A vegetable and fruit vendor was injured while resisting a group of robbers at Chohar Mal Road on Monday, police said...

    The bandits fled the scene after the incident and the injured, identified as Zarak, was taken to Civil Hospital
  • Milk seller in Gujranwala declared ineligible to contest LG polls

    GUJRANWALA: A milk seller in Punjab's Gujranwala district was declared ineligible to contest local body polls as he was selling milk on a price higher than that approved by the provincial government...

    The returning officer rejected the nomination papers of the milk seller, Malik Tariq, an aspiring candidate for General Councillor seat in Gujranwala's Union Council 58, on the pretext that he was committing the 'crime' of robbing...

  • Up to 30pc duty on rice, wheat import proposed

    ISLAMABAD: As the country has surplus stocks of wheat, rice and other agricultural commodities, the government is likely to impose duty ranging from 15 to 30 per cent on the import of these products in the budget 2015-16...

    The government is likely to review the rate of duty on the import of basmati rice which is second largest export of Pakistan...

  • Exporters seek govt support to capture EU rice market

    LAHORE: Pakistan has a huge potential for rice exports to European Union but the exporters must pay attention towards meeting import specifications, said Thomas Unger of Eurofins Global Control GmbH...

    He was speaking at a seminar organised by the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) on Thurs­day to discuss the challenges faced by Pakistani rice exporters in the European market...

  • Rice exports off to a flying start

    RICE exports have started the current fiscal year on a positive note, giving rise to hopes that the full-year proceeds will hit $2 billion after a gap of two years...

    The country’s rice exports jumped 40 per cent year-on-year to $224 million in the July-August period, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics...

  • Bumper crop of rice expected in Sindh

    RICE growers in Sindh expect a bumper crop this season as the province has surpassed the sowing target by up to 80,000 hectares thanks to timely supplies of irrigation water in early May...

    The provincial government fixed the sowing target for rice at 750,000 hectares this season, the same level compared to a year ago...

  • PARC approves 11 high-yield rice varieties

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) on Friday approved 11 new high-yield rice varieties for cultivation in various ecologies...

    According to a PARC spokesperson, 19 rice varieties were presented before the committee, including 14 hybrid and 5 OP, out of which eight varieties were rejected due to bacterial-leaf-blight (BLB) disease susceptibility and poor grain quality performance...

  • Pakistan offers lowest bid for Iraq’s rice tender

    HAMBURG: The lowest price offer in the tender from Iraq’s state grains buyer to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $427 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from Pakistan, traders said on Tuesday...

    This was followed by an offer of 40,000 tonnes rice from Thailand at $432 a tonne c&f...

  • Iraq mulls importing Pakistani rice

    KARACHI: The Iraqi government has agreed to change its rice specification in order to enable Pakistan rice imports which have been suspeded for the past five years...

    The decision was taken during a meeting in Iraq on Monday when a Pakistani delegation – led by Director General Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Rafeo Bashir Shah and accompanied by Chairman Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) Mahmood Moulvi – met...

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