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Exports rise to record high in Dec

Exports rise to record high in Dec

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s exports exhibited a massive 35 percent increase and exceeded $2.12 billion in December last year. This figure, a record achievement in the 63 years history of Pakistan, was disclosed by the Ministry of Commerce here on Thursday.
A similar unprecedented growth of 20 percent in exports had been achieved from July to December 2010. Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim congratulated exporters and the chambers on this landmark achievement. The

China forex reserves hit record

BEIJING – China said Tuesday its foreign exchange reserves hit a record high at the end of 2010, which is likely to fuel calls for a stronger yuan when President Hu Jintao visits Washington next week.
The increase in the forex holdings, already the world’s largest, highlighted imbalances in global trade and the challenge Beijing faces in stemming a flood of liquidity into the country.
China’s foreign exchange reserves expanded 18.7 percent from a year earlier to $2.847

Rihanna equals Elvis record

LONDON – R&B singer Rihanna took the pop music charts by storm this week with a No. 1 single, album and two other songs in the charts. The Official Charts Company said on Sunday the Barbadian singer had rewritten the record books becoming first female solo artist in chart history to achieve five number one singles in consecutive years with “What’s My Name.” The only other solo artist to equal this achievement was Elvis Presley in the 1950s, it said. The 22 year-old singer knocked X

Record handling of oilseed at PQA grain terminal

KARACHI – Pakistan’s first fully automated dry bulk cargo terminal Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminals Limited (FAP) at PQA, has created a record by discharging 16,500 metric tonnes of canola oilseeds in a day, comfortably bettering the previous 1-day record of about 9,500 metric tons achieved at Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
MV Panagiotis D carrying about 55,000 tonnes of Canola docked at the 11.5 meters draft dedicated and purposed built jetty at FAP, and the cargo of oilseed was

SC summons record of NAB amendment ordinance

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Attorney General Anwarul Haq to present the draft and other relevant record of the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance 2010.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday also directed the petitioner, PML-N Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah, to provide solid evidence today (Wednesday) to prove his claims that the president did not consult the prime

Copper hits record high

LONDON – Commodity markets were set to end 2010 with a second year of gains, with copper powering to record highs and oil heading for its eighth rise in nine years, while investors prepared for the rally to continue into 2011. The precious metals complex has had a stellar run this year, led by palladium’s 94 percent rise, in a broad commodities rally that pushed the 19-commodity CRB index up 15 percent in a second consecutive year of gains. The uncertainty over the US economy this

Indian spy agency asks ISPs to keep data in record

NEW DELHI – India’s intelligence agency wants internet service providers (ISPs) to keep a record of all online activities of customers for a minimum of six months, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.
In a communication to the Department of Telecom, India’s Intelligence Bureau has sought that addresses of websites visited with date and time and financial transactions of all customers be stored by the internet operators for six months, the Times of India newspaper reported.

Rathbone launchs own record label

Singer/actor Jackson Rathbone is hoping for a musical start to 2011 – he’s setting up his own record label. The star rose to fame as a vampire in the hit Twilight movie franchise, but spends his time off moonlighting as a member of 100 Monkeys, a band he formed with four of his pals.
Rathbone reveals he’s planning a string of shows with the group next year, and he also aims to launch his own music company.
He tells Zooey magazine, “I’ll be working with my band 100 Monkeys

Aussies sink to record low as Poms smell blood

MELBOURNE – England seized control of the fourth Ashes Test by skittling Australia for a record low of 98 on Sunday then compounded the hosts’ misery by building a lead of 59 runs without loss at the close of the first day.
With the series tied 1-1, victory in Melbourne would ensure England retained the Ashes they regained at home last year.
The England pace attack scythed through Australia’s top order before lunch then rattled through their last six wickets for the loss

Lochte continues world record hunt

DUBAI – Ryan Lochte continues his world record hunt at the short course world championships here later Saturday after easing to victory in the 100m individual medley heats.
Lochte, who has claimed three golds and two world records so far this week, had pushed the pace until the final few metres, when he literally drifted into the wall to cruise to a time of 52.07.
Brazil’s Henrique Rodrigues qualified second with a 52.23 mark and George Bovell from Trinidad qualified in

Chinese women smash relay world record

DUBAI: The Chinese women’s swimming team powered their way to the first world record of the FINA World Short Course Championships here on Wednesday. Chen Qian, Tang Yi, Liu Jing and Zhu Qianwei surged to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay in a time of 7:35.94 to cut a massive three seconds off the previous mark set by the Netherlands at the last edition in Manchester two years ago.
Australia claimed silver in 7:37.57 and France the bronze in 7:38.33, meaning not only that the

SC summons record of land sale to Hiraj

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed all parties to submit in court by the second week of January the relevant record of illegal sale of 26.5 kanals of land in the Diplomatic Enclave to Hamid Yar Hiraj, chairman of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA).
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was conducting a suo motu hearing on a case regarding the allotment

UN makes record $7.4 billion aid appeal for 2011

GENEVA: The United Nations on Tuesday launched its biggest appeal for relief funds, saying it needed $7.4 billion in 2011 to provide urgent humanitarian aid to over 50 million people in 28 countries.
“On behalf of the millions of people needing urgent help and the hundreds of organisations that have come together to devise these plans, I appeal for $7.4 billion to help some of the most vulnerable people in the world survive the effects of disaster and conflict,” said UN chief Ban

Afridi sets record for most sixes in international cricket

NEW DELHI: Shahid Afridi set the new record of most sixes in international cricket by hitting his 353rd six off Johan Botha during his seven-run knock in the third one day international against South Africa.
The all-important blow came in his 371st innings of 370th international matches. Sri Lankan, Sanath Jayasuriya, who hit 352 sixes in in 649 innings of 583 international matches held the previous record.
Trivia for third ODI: South Africa recorded their smallest victory

Tokyo hotel eyes record with new plan

$671,000 a night for the entire hotel!
Want an exclusive venue for your next party? The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel may have the answer: use of the entire hotel, including nine restaurants and all spas and rooms – for a cool $671,000 a night.
The luxury hotel in central Tokyo began selling the plan a week ago as “something splashy” to commemorate its opening five years ago, said hotel spokeswoman Chie Hayakawa. It intends to apply for recognition from Guinness World

Lebanon flags up yet another world record

Having breezed through several world records in the culinary field Lebanon has now gone for the big one – the world’s largest national flag, and so huge it needed an airfield.
The Lebanese military on Sunday released a picture taken from air of the massive flag, stitched in Kuwait, assembled in Lebanon and covering 65,000 square metres (645,600 square feet) “unfurled.”
Morocco is the current holder of the Guinness world record for the largest flag, at a mere 60,000 square

Man Utd post huge losses despite record profits

Manchester United made a full-year loss of 84 million pounds ($133 million) due to managing the cost of debt, they said on Friday, giving more ammunition to the many critics of the Premier League club’s American owners.
The club posted a record operating profit of 101 million pounds due to increased broadcasting and commercial income but made a loss when interest charges and the cost of restructuring debt were added on. It’s the first time that a British club has crossed the 100

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