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  • FCA to set production targets for Rabi season

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) will meet today to set targets for Rabi crops, including wheat...

    To be chaired by National Food Security and Research Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, the FCA will also set production targets for gram, lentil (masoor), onion and potato...

  • FCA discusses cost of agri production

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) in a meeting on Thursday discussed the imposition of general sales tax (GST) and duties on agricultural inputs, terming these as key factors resulting in increasing the cost of production...

    FCA discussed the duty structure on inputs and measures that would help the government in reducing duties on agricultural inputs...

  • View from the Courtroom: Controversies mar Peshawar Edwardes College as PHC yet to decide legal issues

    Different controversies continued to mar Historical Edwardes College, Peshawar, while the legal battle between different stakeholders over its administrative control has still been unresolved...

    During the last couple of years, the college, which was established in 1900, has turned into a bone of contention between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Diocese of Peshawar, whereas tension also persists between its principal and faculty...

  • SOC’s A Girl in the River shortlisted

    Another shiny feather in Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s cap! The Oscar-winning Pakistani documentary filmmaker’s latest effort, A Girl in the River — The Price of Forgiveness, has been shortlisted for nomination at the 88thAcademy Awards...

  • Alario header sends River into Club World Cup final

    OSAKA: South American champions River Plate scraped into the Club World Cup final with a nervous 1-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima thanks largely to goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero on Wednesday...

    River, backed by 15,000 fans, who had made the marathon journey from Argentina, will face either European champions Barcelona or Asia’s Guangzhou Evergrande, who meet on Thursday, in Sunday’s final in Yokohama...

  • Court asks officers to come up with plans for strengthening river dyke

    LARKANA: The Larkana circuit bench of the Sindh High Court on Thursday directed chief engineer of Sukkur barrage’s right bank, superintendent engineer of western Sindh circle and executive engineer of northern Dadu division to appear in court on May 10 along with plans for strengthening weak points along the Hakra ferry point dyke of the Indus River...

    The court said the streng­thening work should be carried out prior to arrival of...

  • Construction on river plains to be regulated

    The flood areas include natural course of a river, lakes and wetlands, low plains adjacent to a river and those that can be inundated as a result of a breach, pond areas of barrages and dams, or areas likely to be used for construction of a dam or barrage...

  • Teenager drowns in River Jhelum while trying to win bet

    ABBOTTABAD: A teenager from Gujranwala district of Punjab drowned when he dived into the River Jhelum to go across it after his friends allegedly offered him a smartphone and Rs15,000 if he performed the daring act...

    According to the footage going viral on social media, the boy disappeared in the water moments after diving into the river...

  • Hospital officials suspended for dumping waste in river

    CHITRAL: Well before his arrival and assuming charge of office, the newly posted deputy commissioner Irshad Sodhar suspended the deputy medical superintendent of DHQ hospital on Sunday for dumping the hospital’s solid waste into Chitral River and using ambulance meant for transporting patients...

    On the direction of Chitral DC, the MS of the hospital issued suspension order of DMS Dr Israruddin, in charge of sanitation Hujoom Khan and...

  • 1 killed as bridge on Kabul River collapses in Charsadda

    One man died and two others were injured when a bridge built on the Kabul River collapsed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district on Saturday...

    The incident occurred when a truck carrying cement was crossing the bridge constructed over Kabul River at Sardaryab, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Sayam told DawnNews...

  • Driver killed as truck plunges into river

    CHARSADDA: A driver was killed and two other people were injured when a truck loaded with cement fell into a river in the early hours of Saturday...

    The incident happened because a British-era bridge on the Kabul river, in the Sardaryab area, gave way when the truck carrying 1,040 cement bags reached its middle...

  • Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river: official

    KATHMANDU: Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west, officials said Sunday...

    The landslide, which occurred at around midnight, sent mud and rocks surging into the Kali Gandaki river in Myagdi district, causing water levels to rise by 150 metres, local official Yam Bahadur Chokhal said...

  • Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

    KATHMANDU: Thou­sands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal’s mountainous northwest, officials said on Sunday...

    The landslide at around midnight sent mud and rocks tumbling into the Kali Gandaki river in Myagdi district, causing water levels to rise by 150 metres, said local official Yam Bahadur Chokhal...

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