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ADB approves $75m loan for Pak wind energy projects

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ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan with Triconboston Consulting Corporation (TBCC) to support the development of the largest wind farm in Pakistan. “The deal is ADB’s third wind energy investment in Pakistan’s burgeoning independent power producer segment. Power from the project will be sold …

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15 killed in China mine blast, 18 missing

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BEIJING: Fifteen miners are confirmed dead and 18 missing after a coal mine explosion in southwest China yesterday , state media reported, the latest mining disaster in the country. More than 200 rescue workers including firefighters, armed police and mine experts are searching shafts at the Jinshangou mine in the …

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Two killed, six shot at in Maryland

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WASHINGTON: Two teenagers were killed when six people were shot on Sunday in Prince George’s County, Maryland, near Washington, police said, adding no arrests had been made in the case. A third victim, a man, was in a hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Prince George’s County Police Department said. Two …

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Delhi chokes on toxic smog after Diwali festival

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NEW DELHI: New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog yesterday after millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, with authorities reporting record levels of pollution in parts of the capital. The reading for the number of pollutants in the atmosphere breached the 1,000 …

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FBI chief broke law: Democrat

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CLINTON EMAILS WASHINGTON: The Democratic leader in the US Senate says the head of the FBI may have broken the law by revealing the bureau was investigating emails possibly linked to Hillary Clinton. Harry Reid accused FBI director James Comey of violating an act which bars officials from influencing an …

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No threat to CPEC if Nawaz ousted: Elahi

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ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister Minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi has said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would not be affected by the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) leader, while speaking to a delegation, said that the CPEC is not an agreement with …

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Nov 2 protest will be held at all costs: Chaudhry Sarwar

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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senior leader and former Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that protest on November 2 will be held in Islamabad at all costs. While talking to media in Lahore he said, why legs of PMLN are trembling if Pakistan Tehreek Insaf is a weak political party? …

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Pervez Khattak to lead rally from Swabi to Bani Gala tomorrow

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NOWSHEHRA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak yesterday announced that he will personally lead the rally from Swabi to Bani Gala. Lashing out at the federal government, he said that he’d remove all the barriers to Islamabad and lead the rally himself. Addressing a public meeting in Nowshehra, …

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