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on May 31, 2024

BEIJING: Amid the sprawling desert in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Chinese scientists are harnessing advanced greenhouse technologies to unleash the agricultural potential of the otherwise infertile land. Within the greenhouses that stretch ten thousand acres in Hotan, southern Xinjiang, scientists from the Institute of Urban Agriculture (IUA) of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural […]

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on May 31, 2024

GILGIT/SKARDU: The harsh licensing process and lack of technical efficiency have subdued the glittery economy of the gemstone sector—often termed as “the gems of hope.” In the extreme north of Pakistan, in the scenic region of Gilgit/Skardu, lies a vast labyrinth of valleys, mountains, and cliffs where dreams are forged and fortunes are made. Yet […]

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on May 30, 2024

Ali Muhammad Khan, a leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has dismissed comparisons between the current political situation and the 1971 crisis, asserting that PTI founder Imran Khan is not akin to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In an interview on Express News’s programme “Centre Stage” on Thursday, Ali Muhammad Khan stated, “The current situation bears no resemblance […]

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on May 30, 2024

NEW DELHI: India successfully flight-tested the RudraM-II air-to-surface missile from Su-30 MK-I fighter jet of the Indian Air Force, according to an official statement on Wednesday.  “The flight-test met all the trial objectives, validating the propulsion system and control & guidance algorithm,” said the Ministry of Defense in a statement. Read:India carries out successful flight […]

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on May 29, 2024

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan secured victory in the Pak-Australia volleyball series by defeating Australia in consecutive matches, winning the series 2-0 with one game remaining. The third and final match of the three-match series will be played on May 30. In the second match held at Liaquat Gymnasium in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Green Shirts displayed remarkable […]

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on May 29, 2024

BENGALURU: India’s Agnikul Cosmos called off a test flight of its first rocket on Tuesday seconds before it was due to launch – the fourth such cancellation in the last three months. Launches of India’s second privately built rocket, and the first using a combination of gas and liquid fuel, had been aborted three times […]

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on May 28, 2024

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has discovered numerous deviations from rules and policies by the Director General Petroleum Concession (DGPC) in dealings with oil and gas exploration companies, which have resulted in substantial losses to the national exchequer. The auditors stated that an examination of annual data on oil and gas production over the […]

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on May 28, 2024

At a school for the deaf in Pakistan, the faces of students are animated, their smiles mischievous, as their hands twirl in tandem with their sign language teacher. The quiet classes exude joy, led often by teachers who are also deaf. “I have friends, I communicate with them, joke with them, we share our stories […]

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on May 27, 2024

CAIRO/ JERUSALEM: A member of Egypt’s security forces was killed in a shooting incident near the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip and an investigation is under way, Egypt’s military spokesperson said in a statement on Monday. Israel’s military had earlier said it was investigating reports of an exchange of fire between […]

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on May 27, 2024

KARACHI: The kits of the teams participating in the first PNSC Inter-Provincial Women’s Softball Championship were unveiled in a prestigious ceremony organized. Special Olympics Pakistan Chairperson Ronak Lakhani, Patron of Softball Federation Pakistan Fatima Lakhani, President Asif Azeem, SVP Professor Dr. Farhan Essa, Chairperson Yasmin Haider, Vice President Tehmina Asif Individual Member of POA Syed […]