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‘Sindh gearing up for natural disasters’

‘Sindh gearing up for natural disasters’

KARACHI – The Sindh government has started various projects to meet the challenges of natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and droughts in the country and the formation of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) is part of these efforts, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information Sharmila Farooqui said on Wednesday. She said that the country, particularly Karachi, faces the risk of natural calamities like earthquakes and cyclones, however, the government is

Ministry stresses research to avert future disasters

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry for Environment’s Core Group on Climate Change held its meeting on Wednesday with Secretary for Environment, Muhammad Javaid Malik in the chair.
Issues pertaining to climate change were deliberated and former state minister for environment Malik Amin Aslam gave a presentation on National Environment and Economic Development and highlighted environmental situation of the country and its impact on the economy. Participants also gave recommendations and

Casting disasters

MUMBAI: Dad Rishi Kapoor fumed after actresses Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor gossiped breezily about his son Ranbir Kapoor with director Karan Johar on his chat show. The senior actor has now threatened to ensure that nobody from the Kapoor khandaan works with Karan. Some years ago, Salman Khan and Aishwarya scorched the screen as the lovelorn couple in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.
The two were to pair up again for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Baji Rao Mastani’, but when they

2010 ‘exceptional year’ for weather disasters

BERLIN: Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia, hurricanes in Mexico — 2010 has so far been an “exceptional” year for weather-related disasters, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said on Thursday.
“This year really has been a year of weather records,” Peter Hoeppe, an expert from Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research department, told reporters. “The first nine months of the year have seen the highest number of weather-related events since Munich Re started keeping

Hunt for survivors after twin disasters hit Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors Wednesday after a tsunami smashed into an island chain and a volcano erupted in twin disasters that have left scores dead and thousands homeless.
Ten villages were flattened when the tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake pounded the Mentawai islands late Monday off the west coast of Sumatra, on a major fault line in a region known as the “Pacific Ring of Fire”.
At least 154 people were killed and some 400