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More than 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash: officials TAIPEI: More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said. Authorities said the plane, carrying 58 people including four crew, crashed near the airport on the outlying Penghu island."Fifty-one people are feared dead and seven people injured," Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration Shen Chi told reporters, but the local fire chief put the death toll at 45. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan, India to meet on Aug 25 in Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary of India Sujatha Singh and Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will meet in Islamabad on August 25 to carry forward the dialogue process between the two countries.Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh spoke to Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry over the telephone on Wednesday afternoon to confirm the meeting.Foreign Office Spokesperson while giving the details of the telephonic conversation said, it was agreed that the two Foreign Secretaries will meet in ...

Emirates, Etihad airlines to resume flights from Peshawar: CAA ISLAMABAD: Emirates International and Etihad Airways will resume their flight operations to and from Bacha Khan Airport in Peshawar from July 24 and August 1 respectively.This was stated by Spokesman of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Abid Qaim Khani while talking to APP.He said that security on Bacha Khan airport has been beefed up and both airlines agreed to again start flights for residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Abid said that Director General CAA is also holding discussion ...

No one is bound to resign till finalization of irregularities case: ECP ISLAMABAD: As per law no person is bound to quit his National Assembly constituency during hearing of petitions about electoral rigging, said an official of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday.Commenting on Imran Khan's demand that Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq should resign till decision on a petition about rigging in his constituency, he said, "No law exits regarding resignation of Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as demanded by PTI Chairman Imran Khan." If any one ...

'Suicide bomber' in Nigeria's Kaduna city kills at least 25: police KANO: A suicide bomb on Wednesday in the north Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt targeting a cleric who has criticised Boko Haram, police said."We have recorded a blast which is apparently a suicide blast targeting the convoy of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi," who escaped unhurt, Kaduna police chief Umar Shehu said. "Twenty-five people have so far been confirmed dead," he added.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), ...

21,000 MW to be added in national grid system in next 10 years: Chairman WAPDA ISLAMABAD: Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Zafar Mehmood on Wednesday said that rapid work was in progress on various power generating projects under long and short terms strategy to cope with the menace of load-shedding.Talking to APP here, the Chairman said that the government has adopted a comprehensive strategy to cope with the power crisis on permanent basis.He said that around 21,000 MW electricity would be added to the national grid system in ...


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