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Karachi gets first rainfall of the summer

The weather in Karachi turned pleasant following light showers in the city on Friday morning. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain in Karachi in the last days of Ramazan. “The weather will remain pleasant in Karachi in the final days of Ramazan,” PMD Karachi Director Abdul Rashid told Samaa TV. “Showers can be…

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June 8, 2018

 

Weather to remain hot in most parts of Pakistan

Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country on Saturday. The Pakistan Meteorological Department stated that the weather in many parts of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and southern Punjab will remain hot. The weather department predicted light rains for Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Islamabad and upper parts of…

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May 5, 2018

 

Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG: Sixteen people were hurt when high winds caused chaos at Gangneung Olympic Park, a major venue of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, organisers said on Thursday. Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around at the Park on Wednesday. The plaza, which houses four ice sports arenas,…

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February 15, 2018

 

Hail in Karachi: Take a look at some of these amazing pictures

The showers were accompanied by thunder and lightning as well as gusty winds. PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN KARACHI: Karachi witnessed its first hailstorm after at least four years in the early hours of Monday. It was also the first winter rain of the season. Hail and rain were witnessed in different parts of the city, including…

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December 18, 2017

 

California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 32 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not out of this emergency, not even close,” said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. “But we are seeing some progress in…

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October 14, 2017

 

Karachi to receive light rainfall for three days: officials

KARACHI: The Meteorological Department has forecast strong winds and light rain in Karachi over the next three days. Abdul Rashid, Director Met Office, told SAMAA that light drizzle was expected in many parts of Karachi on Wednesday afternoon. Rashid, however, ruled out possibility of heavy showers in the city. “A three-day spell of light rain…

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August 24, 2016

 

Gale-force winds and hailstorm unleash havoc in Bannu

Strong winds and hailstorm coupled with downpours played havoc in Bannu. The IDPs camps were uprooted by gale-force winds. Khan Zamir reports.

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April 1, 2015

 

Death toll in Europe storm rises to 6 as winds blast Poland

LONDON: The death toll from hurricane-force Storm Xaver sweeping across northern Europe rose to six on Friday when high winds hurled a tree limb against a car, killing three people, local emergency services said.Xaver blasted into northern Europe late Thursday after disrupting transport and power in northern Britain and flooding east coast areas in what…

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December 6, 2013

 

Hurricane-force winds hit Britain and close in on Europe

BERLIN/LONDON: Hurricane-force winds cut transport and power in northern Britain and blasted towards mainland Europe, as meteorologists warned Storm Xaver could be the worst to hit the continent in years.British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional tides, would shut on Thursday night and warned of “the most serious…

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December 5, 2013

 

Islamabad people love coffee in chilly winds

Fauzia Ali reports from Islamabad where chilly winds have full sway. People in the city like to enjoy coffee to fight off the cold.

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November 24, 2013

 

Dar says no cut in GST rate as he winds up budget debate

Web DeskISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Ishaq Dar, while winding up budget debate in the National Assembly on Saturday, said that the federal government has also raised minimum monthly salary to Rs10,000 while general sales tax rate would remain at 17 percent as announced in the budget.Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Dar hinted that…

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June 22, 2013

 

Israel says 'no winds of war' despite Syria strikes

JERUSALEM/AMMAN: Israel played down weekend air strikes close to Damascus reported to have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, saying they were not aimed at influencing its neighbor's civil war but only at stopping Iranian missiles reaching Lebanese Hezbollah militants.Oil prices spiked above $105 a barrel, their highest in nearly a month, on Monday as the…

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May 7, 2013

 

Ready to face cases firmly, everything will change with winds: Musharraf

Staff ReportISLAMABD: Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that he had passed all life amid fights on different fronts; he vowed to face cases firmly and claimed that everything will change when winds would alter direction, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.A delegation of lawyers and clerics called on All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Mushrraf…

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April 9, 2013

 

Obama plays tourist in Petra as he winds up Middle East trip

Petra, JORDAN: President Barack Obama visited Jordan's ancient city of Petra on Saturday as he wrapped up a four-day Middle East tour by setting aside weighty diplomatic matters and playing tourist for a day.The visit followed a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories that was capped by Obama's brokering of a rapprochement between Israel…

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March 23, 2013

 

Mercury drops as dusty winds lash Karachi

Web DeskKARACHI: Cold and dusty winds have been lashing Karachi for since Thursday night, further dropping the mercury, SAMAA reported.The Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) said on Friday that the dusty winds are travelling from Quetta to Karachi and other cities of Sindh. They are expected to persist for the next 24 hours, according to the…

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December 28, 2012

 

Taste and spice amid cold winds

Kashifud Din Syed reports from Peshawar where epicurean citizens visit bazaars for tasty and spicy food items.

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November 29, 2012

 

Sandy leaves New York construction crane dangling in storm winds

NEW YORK: New York City evacuated neighbors of a nearly completed, 90-story luxury apartment building on Monday after the top of a construction crane collapsed in high winds, prompting fears the crane's boom could crash to the ground.With the city bracing for massive storm Sandy, which made landfall in southern New Jersey later on Monday,…

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October 30, 2012

 

Strong dusty winds hit Karachi; 2 women killed

Staff ReportKARACHI: Two women died and six people were wounded when dusty winds hit different parts of Karachi on Saturday. The wind was so strong that it blew away rooftops of several muddy houses and electricity wires. According to reports, two women died of electrocution in Gulshan-e-Hadeed and Water Pump areas when electricity cables fell…

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May 19, 2012

 

Strong winds disrupt air, road traffic in Turkey

ISTANBUL: Strong winds forced authorities to temporarily close bridges across the Bosphorus strait dividing the European and Asian sides of Istanbul on Wednesday, and Turkish Airlines suspended dozens of international and domestic flights. Traffic across the two Istanbul bridges was staggered in order to reduce risks of an accident, while high winds blowing through western…

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April 18, 2012

 

Dusty winds continue to lash Karachi today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Meteorological Department Tuesday forecast that the city will remain under the fallout triggered by the dust storm triggered from the Arabian Gulf which yesterday engulfed several cities of Sindh and Balochistan.Weather is turning towards spring season nowadays. However yesterday, the dry and dusty winds disrupted the routine life in various areas of Sindh…

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March 20, 2012

 

Cold, dusty winds affect normal life in Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: A fresh spell of cold stuck Quetta and its surrounding areas on Monday due to cold and dusty winds, affecting normal life. The departing winter again returned to hit the Balochistan’s capital where cold breeze started blowing. Citizens say weather was fine a few days ago. But then sudden dusty winds forced them…

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March 19, 2012

 
 
 
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