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Two Upper Dir villages see ‘light’ for first time

Zahid Jan Three thousand people live in Pacha Kaly and Dheri villages of Upper Dir. They witnessed an electricity supply go on for the first time on their turf today. KP Local Government Minister Inayatullah Khan and MNA Sahibzada Tariqullah inaugurated two mini-hydroelectric powerhouses Wednesday. The electricity is produced from the flow of the River…

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April 4, 2018


Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan’s rush to create cryptocurrency rules

TOKYO: After the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action, reported Reuters. Their goal was to craft rules that both protected traders and allowed a promising sector to flourish. By last April, they thought they had arrived at a set of guidelines that did…

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February 12, 2018


Snowfall expected

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Monday forecast chances of rain-thunderstorm at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan with light snowfall over the hills during the next 24 hours. Shallow foggy conditions are likely in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours. Cloudy weather conditions would prevail over upper…

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November 28, 2016


Greek PM gets backing for bailout; EU, IMF give green light

ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won backing from lawmakers on Saturday for painful reform proposals aimed at obtaining a new international bailout, but he faced a rebellion in his own party that could threaten his majority in parliament. The measures, which received an initial green light from the European Union and International Monetary Fund…

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July 11, 2015


Scientists restore lost memory in mice, shedding light on amnesia

WASHINGTON: Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study reported. Amnesia remains a controversial subject in the field of neuroscience, with some researchers arguing that it occurs when cells are damaged and memory cannot be stored, while others believe that…

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May 29, 2015


Sindh Govt to launch $1.2bn Karachi Light Rail project

KARACHI:  The Sindh Government has decided to launch a $1.269 billion Karachi Light Rail, Brown Line project on war footings so that it could be completed by the beginning of 2018. For the purpose, a committee has been constituted to remove all the bottlenecks so that the proposed project could be gifted to Karachiites. This…

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May 12, 2015


All-star actress roster to light up 65th Berlin film fest

BERLIN: New movies starring Juliette Binoche, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren and Lea Seydoux will put women in the spotlight when they premiere at the 65th Berlin film festival starting Thursday. The 11-day event in the frosty German capital, the first major cinema showcase in Europe each year, will begin with Oscar winner Binoche…

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January 31, 2015


Mercury drops further as Karachi receives light rain

KARACHI: Most parts of Karachi received light rain on Tuesday morning as mercury further dropped, Samaa reported. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the intermittent rain spell, started since Tuesday morning and continued for couple of hours, further adding chill to the weather. Most parts of the country are already in the grip of severe…

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December 23, 2014


Young children light candles for Peshawar martyrs

Young children lighted candles in the memory of victims of Peshawar tragedy in Karachi. A minor body demanded the country to be rid of terrorism as soon as possible. Ahmer Rehman Khan reports from Karachi. 

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December 20, 2014


Light rain likely in Karachi

KARACHI:  The Meteorological Department Sunday forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of light rain/ drizzle for Karachi during the next 24 hours. According to the Met Office the minimum and maximum temperatures in the city are likely to remain between 20 – 22 and 33 – 35 degrees centigrade respectively. Rain/ thunderstorm is likely to…

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November 2, 2014


LED light earns physics Nobel for Japanese-born trio

STOCKHOLM: Three scientists from Japan won the Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for pioneering energy-efficient LED lighting, a weapon against global warming and poverty. The trio are Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, who has since become a US national. “This year's Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and…

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October 7, 2014


Karachi receives light rain

KARACHI: Weather of the city turned pleasant after a spell of light rain on Monday afternoon. According to reports, the areas which received rain included Saddar, Airport, Shah Faisal Colony, Malir, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Baloch Colony, Gulistan-e-Juahr and other areas. People came out of their houses to enjoy the pleasant weather following the rain. SAMAA

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September 1, 2014


Light rain in Karachi amid power breakdowns

KARACHI: Karachi on Friday received light monsoon shower which turned the weather pleasant but knocked out almost all feeders of the K-Electric, leaving most of the localities without electricity, SAMAA reported. The light rain started at around 7:00 am and continued intermittently in different areas of Karachi. Soon after the light rain in the city,…

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July 25, 2014


Light of Freedom Day

Lubna Tasawwur reports from Islamabad where decorative bulbs and electric lights were illuminated to mark the happy occasion of Independence Day.

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August 14, 2013


Australia sees no light at end of Ashes tunnel

SYDNEY: Australia's annihilation at Lord's was slammed by the country's cricket writers on Monday, and their chances of winning a solitary test on their tour of England all but written off.With eight more Ashes tests looming over the next six months, three more in England and five back Down Under, the influential Malcolm Conn was…

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July 22, 2013


Met office forecasts light drizzle in Karachi

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Meteorological Department has forecast cloudy weather with light drizzle in Karachi today. According to the Met office, Karachi’s temperature is at 32 degree Celsius. It ruled out the possibility of heavy showers in the city, but predicted light drizzle throughout the day. On the other hand, the Met office said that the…

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July 2, 2013


MQM pays candle light tributes to terrorism victims in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Mutahida Qaumi Movement has paid candle light tributes to all victims of terrorism including MPA Sajid Qureshi and his son by lighting hundreds of candles at Quid-e-Azam’s mausoleum in Karachi, SAMAA reports.The MQM arranged a prayer ceremony at Quid-e-Azam’s mausoleum and lit hundreds of large sized candles. A large number of MQM activists…

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June 23, 2013


Oh no light! I have to sleep on footpath

Plagued with the increased spans of load shedding, more Karachiites have to sleep outside their houses into open air braving the batteries of mosquitoes.

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May 29, 2013


Polanski, Soderbergh and DiCaprio light up Cannes 2013

PARIS: Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Soderbergh and the Coen brothers will vie with Roman Polanski and a cast of filmmakers from around the world for the top prize at a Cannes Film Festival next month promising to beam with star power.Organisers of the world's most important cinema showcase unveiled a line-up laden with international films…

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April 18, 2013


Met office predicts light rain in Islamabad, upper areas

Web DeskISLAMABAD: The Met Office has forecast isolated rain and thunderstorm in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad and Kashmir. According to the Met office, lain rain is expected at scattered place in Central and South Punjab, and upper Sindh. It said weather remained dry in most parts of the country. But…

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March 12, 2013


Cannabis-smoking ascetics light up Nepal festival

KATHMANDU: Ringed by an endless stream of pilgrims at an ancient temple in Kathmandu, Hindu holy man Mahant Ramnaresh Giri sat naked and puffed on a pipe filled with cannabis, his body smeared with ash as he took part in Nepal's biggest annual religious event.Giri was one of more than a hundred such naked ascetics…

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March 11, 2013

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