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on Jun 30, 2024

China’s first commercial spacecraft launch site is ready for operations in south China’s Hainan Province as of Sunday, having completed a rocket launch simulation rehearsal using its two launch pads. According to the Hainan International Commercial Aerospace Launch Co., Ltd. (HICAL), which built and operates the launch site, the exercises performed using the launch pads […]

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on Jun 30, 2024

ISLAMABAD: Textile millers have warned that cross-subsidies for the fertiliser sector in “ring-fenced” re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) prices will have a destructive impact on Pakistan’s exports, employment and economy. In a statement, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) pointed out that the Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) and the Oil and Gas Regulatory […]

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on Jun 29, 2024

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Justice Athar Minallah has written to the Supreme Court Registrar to clarify his position regarding the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Faisal Vawda and Mustafa Kamal. He emphasised that he did not request such proceedings over their press conferences against him. “This is with reference to the subject suo moto […]

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on Jun 29, 2024

Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib urged countries on Friday to show solidarity with Lebanon in the face of Israeli threats to launch a war. Bou Habib was commenting on countries that issued warnings in recent days to their nationals to leave or avoid travel to Lebanon amid tension with Israel. He urged the countries […]

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on Jun 28, 2024

The T20 World Cup final between India and South Africa, scheduled for tomorrow, faces potential disruption due to rain. Various weather applications have forecast rain in Barbados from early morning and continuing till the evening on both days of the weekend. A reserve day has been set for Sunday, but rain is also expected then. […]

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on Jun 28, 2024

SYNDEY: Facebook owner Meta (META.O), opens new tab is considering blocking news content from the platform in Australia if the government makes it pay licensing fees, a company representative told a parliamentary hearing on Friday. Meta’s regional policy director Mia Garlick told lawmakers “all options are on the table” when asked if the company would block Australians […]

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on Jun 27, 2024

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) maintained its bullish momentum on Thursday, with the 100-index rising by 252.61 points, a 0.32 per cent increase, to close at 78,528.25 points. This is up from the previous day’s close of 78,275.65 points. The trading volume for the day was 283.54 million shares, down from the previous day’s […]

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on Jun 27, 2024

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasted that Karachi might experience rain showers accompanied by thunderstorms on Thursday (today) and Friday, bringing much-needed relief from the intense heatwave affecting the city. According to the Met Office, thunderstorms are expected to precede the rain showers, with precipitation likely in the city’s suburbs during the afternoon and evening. […]

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on Jun 26, 2024

The United States offered rare criticism of close partner India in a report published Wednesday on religious freedom, while also voicing alarm over rising bigotry worldwide against both Jews and Muslims. Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled the annual report and said that the United States was also facing its own sharp increase of both […]

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on Jun 26, 2024

COLOGNE: England manager Gareth Southgate was met with boos and beer cups thrown by his own fans despite his team topping Group C as Slovenia also progressed to the knockout stages of Euro 2024 thanks to a 0-0 draw in Cologne. The Three Lions were already assured of a place in the last 16 but […]