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The explosives experts of KP’s Shangla

Why Shangla invented a new way to bury the dead

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April 5, 2019


Why KP’s Shangla invented a new way to bury the dead

There is one place in Pakistan where people hire men to do blasts—but not for terrorism

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October 19, 2018


China digging gold near disputed border with India

China has reportedly started a large-scale mining operation near its border along Arunachal Pradesh in India, potentially increasing the friction between the two Asian giants, reported South China Morning Post. According to the report, a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals, valued at nearly US$60 billion by Chinese state geologists, has been…

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May 22, 2018


7 reasons why earthquakes may increase next year

NEW DELHI. With so many earthquakes in the news recently, it seems that the frequency of big temblors is on the rise. As per a report by The Guardian, scientists have warned there could be a significant growth in the numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world in 2018. As per a report published by…

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December 11, 2017


Pakistani Kashmir sits on huge treasures of rubies

CHITTA KATHA: The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them. But archaic tools and a lack of investment in infrastructure and techniques are hampering efforts to transform the area into a significant player in the…

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October 16, 2017


Zardari arrives in Thar today to review power projects

THARPARKAR: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari will arrive in Tharparkar to review power projects, Samaa reported. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah will accompany the former president on the one-day visit to the regipn. He will oversee the construction of a dam in Gorano Village. The PPP leadership will also review…

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May 25, 2017


Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

LA PAZ: Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday. The workers found the remains this week as they started construction on a new building in the “El Minero” district of Potosi, located high up…

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July 27, 2014


Asteroid mining company wants to put your face in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: A privately owned asteroid mining firm, backed in part by Google Inc's founders, launched a crowd-funding project on Wednesday to gauge public interest in a small space telescope that could serve as a backdrop for personal photographs, officials said.Planetary Resources, based in Bellevue, Washington, plans to build and operate telescopes to hunt…

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May 30, 2013


SC seeks explanation on mining rights to Tethyan in Pakistan

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry said Pakistan is a sovereign country that is capable to defend its law.He was heading a three-member SC bench hearing Riko Diq case after it took up another petition filed against intervention from the International Court of Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)…

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November 16, 2012


Australia warned mining boom could end in two years

SYDNEY: Australia's mining boom will slow more sharply than expected and could be over within two years due to easing demand from China and falling prices, according to a leading economic forecaster.Mining exports to industrialising Asian nations, chiefly China, helped Australia weather the global crisis without entering recession and prompted Canberra to promise a budget…

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July 23, 2012


$3b Thar coal-mining plan approved

Staff Report KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet has approved a $3.25 billion dollar plan to extract coal in Thar and build a power plant. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah chaired the meeting. The cabinet also banned the use of used syringes, discussed the Sindh Public-Private Partnership and approved a draft bill to confer the status…

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August 12, 2009


Coal mining in Orakzai Agency

Abid Orakzai highlights issues of coal miners in Orakzai Agency.

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January 1, 1970

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