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Cold spell to continue

It remained partially cloudy with mild wind all day on Tuesday in the metropolitan, while the Met Office says weather will prevail till Sunday with some chances of scattered showers. Visibility was

Snacks’ demand on the rise

The prevailing chilly weather has increased the demand for snacks, fried food items and dry fruits, adding charm to enjoy the weather traditionally. A huge rush of buyers was witnessed at various

Executive-judiciary cold war persists in 2011

Like the previous year, a cold row between the superior judiciary and the executive continued throughout 2011, however the judiciary continued showing judicial activism as well as judicial restraint, despite the fact

Dry but cold weather expected

A shallow westerly wave affecting northern parts of the country since Tuesday is likely to cause isolated light rain with light snowfall over the hills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and adjoining

Japan N-firm sees ‘cold shutdown’ in 6-9 months

TOKYO – The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear plant said Sunday it aims to reduce radiation leaks within three months and to achieve a “cold shutdown” within six to nine months. Japan’s embattled Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) offered the timeline more than five weeks after a giant quake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems at its six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi atomic power station.
The damage sent atomic core temperatures soaring in partial fuel rod meltdowns, in

Japan firm presents roadmap towards nuclear ‘cold shutdown’

TOKYO – Japan’s embattled Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Sunday presented a timeline for stabilising its tsunami-hit and radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Five weeks after a quake and tsunami knocked out the cooling systems of four of its six reactors, TEPCO said it hopes to reduce radiation leaking from the plant in three months and achieve “cold shutdowns” of reactors within six to nine months.
The operator said its ultimate goal is “to enable

Bitter cold deepens Japan quake misery

OFUNATO – Thick snow covered the wreckage littering quake-hit Japan on Thursday, all but extinguishing hopes of finding anyone alive in the debris and deepening danger and misery for survivors. A cold snap brought heavy blizzards over the country’s northeast overnight, covering the tsunami-razed region in deep snow and vital highways in treacherous black ice. Half a million evacuees struggled to stay warm as rescuers said their efforts to help the devastated population were at risk,

Financial crunch lands waste disposal plan in cold storage

KARACHI – Despite clear instructions from the Supreme Court, the provincial government and the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) are yet to ensure proper implementation of the industrial waste disposal plan, it has been learnt.
Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the provincial and the city governments seem reluctant to take measures for disposing of industrial waste efficiently, as directed by the apex court.
Taking suo motu notice of environmental pollution

Centre gave cold shoulder to Punjab on Davis affair: PML-N

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that the federal government had failed to respond to six letters written by the Punjab government on the issue of US national Raymond Davis.
He was speaking at the meeting of the Functional Committee on Human Rights.
He deplored that while foreign intelligence agencies operatives were out there killing innocent Pakistanis, nobody knew the whereabouts of the ‘killers’.
He demanded that

Davis killed youths in cold blood: police chief

LAHORE: Lahore Police chief Aslam Tareen said on Friday Raymond Davis did not act in self defence and killed the two Pakistani youths in cold blood. Addressing a press conference at his office, Tareen said Davis carried out an intentional and cold-blooded murder, adding that the investigation was carried out on merit, which led the police to the conclusion that Davis was guilty as charged. The CCPO said police had submitted a provisional challan, requesting the court to take action

Cold shoulder adds to Pakistan’s debt woes

KARACHI – The excruciatingly slow transfer of around $5.3 billion, pledged by the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) in Tokyo some two year ago, has compelled Pakistan to default on loans of millions of dollars owed to multinational lending agencies.
In April 2009, the supporters of democracy in Pakistan from some 26 nation states and multinational organisations meeting in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, had assured the provision of at least $5.3 billion over the next three

GCU dance gets cold shoulder in PA

LAHORE – Punjab Education and law ministers disregarded the dance at Government College University in the provincial assembly despite attention sought by a lawmaker from treasury benches.
Neither did the ministers concerned nor the Speaker give importance to the incident of using GCU, one of the most respected and widely-acclaimed institutions of the country, for a dance by stage dancer, Deedar at the Bonfire Night held at the varsity on the last Wednesday last.
During the

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