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PM first time inaugurates construction of three new gas projects in Hazara: SNGPL ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) Thursday clarified that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the first time inaugurated the construction of three new sui gas supply lines in Hazara Division.The spokesman said that the construction of three new lines of 12 inch dia line from Abbottabad to Mansehra, 10 inch dia line from Mansehra to Uggi and six inch dia line from Mansehra to Shankiari and Baffa have never been inaugurated earlier at any time.He said budget for the same has been approved and procurement of materials has started. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

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Oil retreats from 2016 peaks LONDON: Oil prices dipped Thursday as traders took profits one day after the market hit 2016 peaks in response to news of falling US production. Around 1115 GMT, New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in June slipped three cents at $45.30 a barrel.Brent North Sea crude for June nudged nine cents lower to $47.09 a barrel compared with Wednesday's close.Prices had surged to 2016 highs for the second straight day Wednesday after the ...

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Pakistan police arrest man for gruesome ‘honour killing’ of sister KARACHI: Pakistani police have arrested a man in Karachi for slitting his sister's throat and letting her bleed to death, the latest "honour killing" in the deeply patriarchal country.Hayat Khan, aged around 20, used a kitchen knife to murder his sixteen-year-old sister Sumaira after he found her talking to a man on her mobile phone at their home in the low-income Orangi Town neighbourhood of the city on Wednesday, senior police officer Azfar Mahesar said.He ...

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VW says top executives to be paid 63mn euros for 2015 WOLFSBURG: Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen said Thursday that its top executives would be paid a total 63.2 million euros ($72 million) for 2015 despite the huge loss incurred from the massive engine-rigging scandal. But a large chunk of that pay will be held back for a period of three years and only be paid out if the group's share price rises by an agreed amount in the intervening period.VW revealed in its annual report, ...

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Fighting between rebels, Kurds kills 64 in north Syria: monitor BEIRUT: Fighting between Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces has killed at least 64 people in the north of Aleppo province near the border with Turkey, a monitor said Thursday.The clashes, which broke out on Wednesday night as rebels tried to capture the Kurdish-held town of Tal Rifaat, killed 53 rebel fighters and 11 members of the Syrian Democratic Council, a Kurdish-Arab alliance, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), ...