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  • Serena faces tricky ascent to seventh heaven

    Williams, already considered one of the all time greats, has 21 grand slam singles titles, four Olympic gold medals and more than $74 million in career earnings but the 34-year-old is no doubt aiming to become the greatest of them all...

    Venus, who is on course to face Halep in the quarter-finals, despite winning three titles last year and ending inside the top-10 for the first time since 2010, has also only advanced to the last eight...

  • Nanga Parbat ascent

    Six months before mountaineering season opens, a small team of four climbers, including Ali Sadpara of Pakistan, made history when they made the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat on Friday...

    Take a look: Climbers make first winter ascent of Nanga ParbatOver the decades, attempts to summit Nanga Parbat have produced some of the most brutal mountaineering legends, earning it the nickname ‘killer mountain’ because more people have...

  • Imran’s ascent to PM Office all but certain

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s victory in the election for the office of prime minister on Friday has become almost certain as a rift persisted in the grand opposition alliance over the candidature of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday...

    Mr Khan, whose nomination papers were filed by Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid in the NA secretariat after senior PTI leaders...
  • Nepal marks first Everest ascent amid debate over permits

    KATHMANDU: Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world’s highest peak...

    Mountaineers described traffic jams caused by exhausted rookies in the “death zone,” the final phase of the ascent from Camp Four at 8,000 meters...

  • Wasa workers threaten to stop water supply to Hyderabad today

    HYDERABAD: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), Hyderabad, employees on Monday threatened to disrupt water supply to the city in protest against non-payment of their salaries and dues and the relevant authorities’ indifference towards their other issues...

    Organised by Hyderabad Development Authority’s Mehran Workers Union, a demonstration was held by Wasa employees outside the local press club where participants carrying banners and...

  • Traders’ bodies call for strike in Hyderabad today

    HYDERABAD: Leaders of traders’ associations on Friday issued a call for complete strike in the city on Saturday against heavy taxes imposed by Federal Board of Revenue and harassment of business community by tax collectors...

    At a joint press conference organised by Anjuman Tajiran Hyderabad at the press club, the traders’ leaders said that the government should exempt new businesses from income tax for at least three years and...

  • Zimbabwe trade union marches to demand jobs

    HARARE: Around 200 hundred people from Zimbabwe’s main trade union on Saturday marched to government offices in Harare to demand that President Robert Mugabe fix the ailing economy and fulfil an election promise to create over 2 million jobs...

    Addressing the workers, ZCTU leader George Nkiwane said Mugabe’s ZANU-PF government must fulfil its election promise to create over 2m jobs because “we haven’t seen any single job that has been...

  • Forget merit, PML-N lawmakers to ‘oblige’ voters with jobs

    GUJRAT: PML-N lawmakers from Gujrat are being given a special quota in the hundreds of Grade 4 jobs in different departments of the district government allegedly at the behest of the provincial government...

    Official sources told Dawn that around 2,000 jobs Grade 1 to 4, which had already been advertised by health, education, agriculture and livestock departments, Tehsil Municipal Administration and the district council, would be...

  • China steel capacity reduction to cut 0.4m jobs

    MANILA: China’s plan to cut its steel production capacity by 100-150 million tonnes will lead to the loss of up to 400,000 jobs, the official Xin­hua news agency reported...

    China’s steel sector, the world’s biggest, has been saddled with excess capacity for years, with some analysts esti­ m­ating the surplus at around 300m tonnes, equivalent to three times the annual output of No...

  • Auto vendors create 150,000 jobs this year

    KARACHI: Around 125,000-150,000 new jobs (direct and indirect) were created by 1,600 auto vending units during the last one year after opening of jobs at local auto assembling plants of cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles and two wheelers...

    Vice Chairman, Pakistan Association of Automobile Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Mehmood Alam Sherani, said for each job created at the vehicle assembling units, around 80 to...

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