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    The Park Hyderabad New Year 2016 Countdown

  • Japan marks three-year countdown to Tokyo Games as issues linger

    TOKYO: Japan began its three-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the Games — even as organisers struggle to contain soaring costs and restore credibility...

    The 2020 Games will be Japan’s first summer Olympics since the 1964 edition in Tokyo...

  • Tokyo to skip one-year Olympic countdown over Covid-19

    TOKYO: Tokyo will scrap events marking a year to go until the postponed 2020 Olympic Games, organisers said on Friday, citing the ‘current economic situation’ caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

    The start of the Games have been pushed back until July 23, 2021 because of the disease outbreak, though it remains unclear whether even that delay will be sufficient...

  • Countdown to a new army chief begins

    ISLAMABAD: The countdown to the appointment of the next army chief has begun...

    Even as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday began his last week in office by embarking on a round of farewell visits to military formations, speculation around who would succeed him reached fever pitch...

  • France launches final countdown to Euro ‘16 amid terrorism fears

    PARIS: France is launching the final countdown to the European Championship finals where the star appeal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic risks being overshadowed by fears of a terrorist attack...

    Troops and extra police have been patrolling the streets of Paris and other major cities since the November 13 attacks in the French capital that left 130 dead...

  • Countdown to COP21

    In December this year, a very important conference in Paris will decide the future of civilisation as we know it...

    At the United Nations Framework Con­vention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris — known as the 21st Conference of the Parties, or COP21 — countries are expected to agree to a new global deal to tackle climate change...

  • Countdown to high-stakes series ends with first Twenty20 today

    LAHORE: Around 27,000 fans are ready to throng the Gaddafi Stadium as the countdown to the high-stakes series ends on Friday when the green-shirts take on Zimbabwe in the much-awaited first T20...

    No Test-playing country has visited Pakistan since terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore six years ago, killing eight people and injuring seven players...

  • Greece in countdown for controversial return of migrants

    LESBOS: Greek and EU authorities were putting the final touches to an operation that could send hundreds of migrants back to Turkey on Monday, launching a landmark deal that has been slammed by rights watchdogs...

    The operation is set to begin on the Greek island of Lesbos where there are over 3,300 migrants, a term that includes refugees...

  • Russia kicks off 1000-day countdown to 2018 World Cup

    MOSCOW: Moscow’s Red Square was transformed on Friday into a football pitch as Russia launched its 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup it will host in 11 cities...

    Attended by high-ranking officials and football stars, the celebrations come as world football’s governing body is embroiled in a corruption scandal, partly over the awarding of the 2018 tournament to Russia...

  • State minister begins countdown to ban single-use plastic bags

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul began the countdown on Tuesday to Aug 14, after which selling and using single-use plastic bags will become an offence punishable with a fine in the capital...

    She asked citizens to use fabric bags or bags that are decomposable to protect the environment...

  • Nawaz inaugurates Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, says park not for sit-ins

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formally inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore and said that the park is not for sit-in as protesters are often on the look out for such venues...

    "We should also post a sign in the park that it is not a place to hold sit-ins, as protesters are often on the lookout for such venues," said the prime minister...

  • '2016 can change the game': A new year and its endless possibilities

    Will Delhi and Islamabad be able to agree on the various components of the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue in 2016 and resume talks, or will they spend most of the year talking about talks?Despite rivalries that have become systemic, South Asia’s two nuclear neighbours could best serve their nations by seizing 2016 as the year to craft a new normal...

    In the best case scenario, Delhi and Islamabad will begin a process of unbundling...

  • Temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third straight year

    OSLO: World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row last year, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, US government agencies said on Wednesday...

    The data, supported by findings from other organisations, was issued two days before the inauguration of US president-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a...

  • 19 births at Safari park this year

    KARACHI: The year has begun with good news at the Safari park which has seen 19 births over the past few weeks, a visit to the facility showed on Saturday...

    Among the new arrivals that consist of seven spotted deer, two black bucks, a chinkara gazelle and two mouflons, the special ones, according to the staff, are the Sindh ibex and urial babies...

  • Chitral Gol National Park watchmen not paid for a year

    EARLY this month, on July 2, the government announced an ambitious ‘Protected Area Initiative’, notifying 15 national parks which will not only have proper management plans but also provide 5,000 jobs to the local community...

    This initiative to tackle post-Covid-19 unemployment fits perfectly well with the ruling PTI’s vision of protecting nature and fighting climate change...

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