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India announces new measures to increase supply of cash

NEW DELHI: India announced new measures on Monday to ease the cash crunch faced by millions after the government’s decision last week to abolish large denomination notes to try and uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth. The government will install new micro cash machines across the country and has asked banks to waive off…

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November 14, 2016

 

How to protect yourself from Congo virus this Eid

With at least 16 people succumbing to the tick-transferred Congo virus disease, no proper mechanism has as yet been adopted by the authorities for the manning of livestock cattle markets that have been set up for Eid-ul-Azha. With people swarming these stalls without proper precautions in search for the perfect sacrificial animal, there is bound…

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August 29, 2016

 

Mobile phones to remain silent in major cities

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Cellular phone services are likely to be suspended in major cities on 10th Muharram to ensure foolproof security to countrywide majalis and processions, Samaa reported. Sources said the services would remain suspended on Ashura from dawn to dusk in almost all major cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Reports say authorities have…

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October 21, 2015

 

Doctors advise citizens to adopt dengue preventive measures

ISLAMABAD: The medical experts have advised the citizens of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to take special preventive measures to protect them from carrying dengue virus. The citizens should properly dispose off the solid waste and stop water torage practices at their residences to prevent access to egg-laying female mosquitoes. They said mosquitoes breed…

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July 26, 2015

 

Malik condemns India's oppressive measures in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned arrests, nocturnal raids and other oppressive measures unleashed by Indian police against youth in the occupied territory. Condemning the reign of terror unleashed especially in Kulgam, Islamabad, Srinagar and other parts of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), arrest of innocent youth and night-time…

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July 21, 2015

 

SDMA issues advisory for prompt measures against heatwave

KARACHI: Sindh Disaster Management Authority has issued an advisory to relevant provincial departments and ambulance services for taking measures in the wake of unprecedented heatwave in the province. It has requested the Health Department to act promptly by establishing special heatstroke care units in all the health facilities in the province. The advisory also said…

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June 23, 2015

 

PM for urgent measures to improve power supply

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday directed the Ministry of Water and Power to take all out urgent steps to address the power supply situation for mitigating the people's sufferings at the earliest. The PM called Secretary Water and Power Younus Dagha to the PM House and sought briefing on the load shedding situation…

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June 20, 2015

 

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

CHICAGO/NEW YORK: As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps – importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland Co said that as egg supplies tighten and prices rise, the food processing and commodities company…

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May 25, 2015

 

Govt taking measures to resolve energy crisis: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said the government was taking all possible measures to ensure energy security and sustainable development in the country. “Energy sector, which was neglected for over a decade, has been given a new lease of life by our Government”, Dar said while addressing on the occasion of…

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May 14, 2015

 

Measures afoot to deal with PTI’s Nov 30 protest

ISLAMABAD: Police on Wednesday placed as many as twenty containers on Shahra-e-Dastoor and outside the parliament lodges in Islamabad besides seeking 8000 more personnel to ensure security during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) planned protest on November 30. The district administration has also said that no party would be allowed to hold a rally in the…

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November 26, 2014

 

PTI not to support extra-constitutional measures: Khan

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan Friday assured the Supreme Court of Pakistan that his party would not support any extra-constitutional steps against the democracy, Samaa reports. A five-member bench of the apex court is hearing a petition regarding possible unconstitutional steps in the wake of current political situation. Khan, through his counsel Hamid Khan, submitted…

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August 22, 2014

 

Punjab mulls strict administrative measures in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashood Friday said that the provincial government is considering a host of administrative measures in Lahore including imposition of section 144 which forbids assembly of people ahead of anti-government protests. The provincial law minister said measures like a ban on pillion riding, closure of petrol stations and suspension of cellular…

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August 8, 2014

 

FBR's new tax measures

FBR sends notices to the people for pay taxes. Faiz Paracha reports from Islamabad.

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February 19, 2014

 

Indian rupee weakens; still awaiting govt measures

MUMBAI: The rupee weakened on Wednesday as sustained dollar demand from importers, especially oil firms, weighed, while the sudden jump in headline inflation in July to a five-month high also hurt sentiment.Traders also cited disappointment about the piecemeal approach to providing details after Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a slew of broad measures…

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August 14, 2013

 

Indian rupee edges up with hike in gold duties; measures eyed

MUMBAI: The rupee strengthened marginally on Tuesday following the government's decision to hike import duties on gold and silver, but traders said the piecemeal approach failed to provide adequate confidence to the market.India hiked the import duty on gold to a record 10 percent and also raised excise duty on the metal, with the announcement…

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August 13, 2013

 

Indian rupee falls as dealers await support measures

MUMBAI: The rupee fell on Wednesday to within striking distance of a record low, as dealers waited for word from policymakers on steps designed to boost inflows and prop up the battered currency.Bond and forex dealers were betting the next steps to defend the rupee would come from the government, averting further harsh measures by…

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August 7, 2013

 

Indian rupee hits five-week high; RBI measures starting to aid

MUMBAI: The rupee hit a five-week high on Friday as the Reserve Bank of India's measures to drain liquidity shore up the currency, but the unit gave up most gains as sustained dollar demand from importers to meet month-end import commitments weighed.The rupee's gains come after the RBI followed up on its measures last week…

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July 26, 2013

 

Indian rupee posts biggest gain in a month; RBI measures aid

MUMBAI: The rupee posted its biggest single-day gain in nearly a month on Wednesday as the Reserve Bank of India's renewed efforts to shore up the currency by tightening cash conditions began to yield results. The RBI took new steps on Tuesday to support the rupee, including making it even harder for lenders to access…

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July 24, 2013

 

Austerity measures in budget to yield additional Rs40 bln: Dar

Web DeskISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar said on Thursday austerity measures announced in the federal 2013-14 budget would result in additional resource mobilization of Rs40 billion annually. Addressing a post-budget press conference here, Dar said that the PML (N) has laid down a medium term program to revive the ailing economy that would…

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June 13, 2013

 

Chinese premier criticizes EU move on trade measures

SHANGHAI: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang criticized the European Union over its plans to investigate alleged anti-competitive behavior by Chinese mobile telecom equipment makers and to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China, state media reported.The official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday that Li had told business leaders in Switzerland such measures…

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May 25, 2013

 

All measures completed for peaceful polls: Malik Habib

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Caretaker Interior Minister Malik Habib Khan said the government has completed preparations for the peaceful conduct of general elections on May 11; hence, the masses should come out of their houses to vote on the day, as the government will be there to protect them, SAMAA reported Wednesday.The interior minister, while talking to…

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May 7, 2013

 
 
 
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