TOKYO – Japan put its nuclear calamity on a par with the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl, on Tuesday after new data showed that more radiation leaked from its earthquake-crippled power plant in the early days of the crisis than first thought. Japanese officials said it had taken time to measure radiation from the plant after it was smashed by March 11’s massive quake and tsunami, and the upgrade in its severity rating to the highest level on a globally recognised scale did
TOKYO – China said on Tuesday it was still concerned about Japan’s nuclear calamity, a disaster Japan put on a par with the world’s worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl, after new data showed more radiation had leaked from its earthquake-crippled power plant in the early days of the crisis than first thought.
Japanese officials said it had taken time to measure radiation from the plant after it was smashed by March 11’s massive quake and tsunami, and the upgrade in its severity
ISLAMABAD – The water level in Tarbela Dam dropped almost to dead level of 1378 feet on Saturday, only about 0.88 feet high.
According to data released by Indus River System Authority (IRSA) here, the maximum water level in River Indus at Tarbela was 1378.88 feet which was only 0.88 feet above its dead level of 1378 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 20,700 cusecs and outflow was 30,000 cusecs. The water level at River Jhelum at Mangla was 1089.70 feet which is 49.70
LAHORE – The 2nd Chief Minister’s Sports Competitions 2010-11 (Degree Level) will be held here from February 21 to 26. The competitions, organised by the Punjab Sports Department, will be held at the Punjab Stadium. The Education Minister Punjab and Chief Minister Punjab are expected to be the chief guests at the opening and closing ceremonies, respectively.
The competitions in the boys category will include athletics (100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m, 4x400m, 110m hurdles, long jump and
LAHORE – The Phase III of the 2nd Chief Minitser’s Sports Competitions 2010-11 has entered the Degree Divisional level. 9 divisions of Punjab are participating in the event. The Divisional teams, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, DG Khan, Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal and Sargodha, will participate in boys athletics, football, cricket, volleyball, hockey and badminton and girls athletics, hockey, volleyball and badminton competitions.
The Degree Divisional level
LAHORE – The 2nd Chief Minister’s Sports Competitions at Intermediate Level rolled into action here at different venues of the city. The opening ceremony was held at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday.
The event was inaugurated by Director General Sports Punjab Salman Ijaz, after which different competitions were held at the Punjab Stadium and some other venues. The nine divisional teams from all over Punjab are participating in the girls athletics, badminton, volleyball and
HUNZA – Water level in Attabad Lake, at Gojal valley, has started receding at about 7 inches per hour after Frontier Works Organization (FWO)’s detonation of the blocked spillway of Hunza river. Water has gone down by around 3.5 feet since opening of the spillway on Sunday.
A scale has been fixed near the lake to measure water level. Lower parts of the Gojal valley were dammed because of blockade of the river, as a result of Attabad landslide disaster that killed 19 persons
WELLINGTON – Mohammad Hafeez scored his first one-day century and Shahid Afridi blasted the equal-fastest half century in New Zealand as Pakistan levelled their one-day series against the hosts following a 43-run victory at Lancaster Park on Saturday.
New Zealand never really challenged Pakistan’s imposing 293 for seven, with Martin Guptill (39), Jamie How (24) Scott Styris (46) and Kane Williamson (42) all getting starts but leaving too many runs for the lower order to overhaul
PORT ELIZABETH – Virat Kohli struck a sparkling 87 not out and had a hand in three dismissals but couldn’t stop South Africa from winning the fourth one-day international against India at St George’s Park on Friday.
South Africa won the rain-affected game by 48 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method to level the five-match series at two-all, making Sunday’s final match at Centurion the decider. JP Duminy was South Africa’s star, making an unbeaten 71 and leading a recovery after the
DURBAN – India completed an 87-run win on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa at Kingsmead on Wednesday to set up a series decider in the final match in Cape Town.
Set a target of 303, South Africa were bowled out for 215.
The match finished an hour after lunch but South Africa’s hopes were effectively ended when overnight batsmen Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers were dismissed in the first hour of the day.
It was a remarkable fightback by India, who
PERTH: A defiant Australia regained their traditional Ashes swagger in Perth on Sunday, routing England by 267 runs to level the series while hailing the momentum-swinging return of their mercurial pace bowler Mitchell Johnson.
Australia mowed through England’s last five batsmen for only 42 runs, giving the hosts nearly two days to savour their third-test victory and some 16,000 spectators at the WACA ground more free time than they may have planned for. The astonishing
GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. “They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village,” Ishaqzai told