Daily Archives: August 18, 2011


Taliban target US base, kill 25

Bomb attacks killed 25 people in Afghanistan on Thursday, ripping through a minibus packed with civilians and targeting a US-run base in the east bordering Pakistan, officials said. The attacks in opposite

Water shortage in rural areas

The rural areas of the federal capital are facing an acute water shortage, with locals demanding the authorities concerned to ensure sufficient water supply on Eidul Fitr. Talking to Online, residents of

‘Ill-conceived’ U-turns cause mishaps

The U-turns built improperly on the IG Principle Road, one of most busy thoroughfare located between Islamabad and Rawalpindi, are proving the main reason behind the increasing number of road accidents. The

Bangle stalls for Eid mushroom across the city

The stalls selling bangles are mushrooming across the capital as buyers flock the markets for Eid shopping. These well-decorated stalls are easily visible in major shopping centres including Jinnah Super Market, Super

JICA, Bill Gates to finance anti-polio drive

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Ms Sadako Ogata and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to ensure progress in the fight against polio.


Morning cigarette does most harm

Smokers who are inclined to take a few puffs soon after waking up may face an increased risk of developing lung, head and neck cancers than smokers who do it later. Joshua

Ramadan bazaars’ working discussed

A meeting was held with Punjab Livestock Secretary Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh to analyse the progress of 299 Ramadan bazaars set up in the 36 districts of the province. In these bazaars, quality