Twin spacecraft to track earth’s water cycle successfully launched

Twin spacecraft to track earth’s water cycle successfully launched

WASHINGTON: A twin spacecraft to track the global water cycle has been successfully launched aboard the a SpaceX rocket, along with five communications satellites on Wednesday, NASA said. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) is a joint mission by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). It lifted off on a […]

Tanks, missiles alone can’t save Pakistan, if it’s not strong economically: Minister

Tanks, missiles alone can’t save Pakistan, if it’s not strong economically: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has squandered the economic growth opportunity in the past because of political instability, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said, asserting that “tanks and missiles” alone cannot save a country. Iqbal, who is also the Minister for Planning and Development, claimed that during the 90s then Indian finance minister Manmohan Singh borrowed economic reforms […]

Pak to give greater administrative, financial authority to PaK, Gilgit-Baltistan

Pak to give greater administrative, financial authority to PaK, Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad: Pakistan’s top civil and military leaders have decided to give greater administrative and financial authority to Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) and Gilgit-Baltistan. During a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) – the top civil and military body – Sartaj Aziz, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan, briefed the […]

Bangladesh Supreme Court grants bail to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in corruption case

Bangladesh Supreme Court grants bail to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in corruption case

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was on Wednesday granted bail by the country’s Supreme Court in a graft case, according to a media report. The Bangladesh’s apex court has upheld the high court’s March bail order for the 72-year-old Zia, also the chief of the main opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), bbdnews24 […]

Turkey tells Israeli envoy to leave over Gaza deaths

Turkey tells Israeli envoy to leave over Gaza deaths

Ankara: Turkey today told the Israeli ambassador to temporarily leave after Ankara reacted with outrage to the killing of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli troops on the Gaza border, in the worst crisis since a 2016 reconciliation deal. Ambassador Eitan Naeh was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry and told to “return to his country […]

Sharif’s statement about Mumbai attack was ‘misreported’: Pak PM

Sharif’s statement about Mumbai attack was ‘misreported’: Pak PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday that former premier Nawaz Sharif clarified to him that his statement about the Mumbai attack was “misreported”. Abbasi said this while talking to senior journalists after an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) – Pakistan’s top civil-military body – that condemned Sharif’s “fallacious” […]

At least 15 killed, several injured in storm and flashfloods in Pak

At least 15 killed, several injured in storm and flashfloods in Pak

Lahore: At least 15 people were killed and 22 others injured in heavy downpour and windstorm that lashed different parts of Pakistan, according to local media reports. Heavy rains and storm hit different parts of Punjab province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Nine people were killed and 13 others suffered injuries […]

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