Archive of September 2010

Pakistan races to protect two towns from surging floods

Pakistan races to protect two towns from surging floods by Hasan Mansoor KARACHI, Sept 7, 2010 (AFP) - River defences in Pakistan's flood-hit south were bolstered...

Dadu City on red alert: floodwaters inundate Mehar town

AAMIR MAJEED KARACHI (September 07 2010): Devastating about 540 villages of Mehar town in District Dadu, a strong current of floodwater, gushing from the embankments...

Weekly inflation goes up

ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on September 2, for the lowest income group upto Rs3,000, has registered increase of 0.62...

Setting up of business incubation centres for women entrepreneurs on the cards

RECORDER REPORT SIALKOT (September 06 2010): Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) under a network plan would establish 15 Women Business Incubation Centres (WBIC)...

Devastating Mexico flooding to worsen: state governor

in the south and east of Mexico will likely worsen after the opening of a dam and predictions of more rain, a state governor...

Rs 100 billion from PSDP funds may be diverted to provinces

ZAFAR BHUTTA ISLAMABAD (September 06 2010): The Federal government is considering to divert to provinces Rs 100 billion earmarked under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP)...

Key drivers of Pakistan’s growth, competitiveness revealed

ISLAMABAD: The recent economic downturn confirmed that there is an urgent need to focus on building the underlying pillars of economic competitiveness. This was stated by...

Oil prices stay around 74 dollars in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Crude prices slid in Asian trade on Tuesday, with the end of the US summer driving season seen pushing down petrol demand, analysts said. New...

Labor is prepared to govern’: Australian PM Gillard

CANBERRA, Sept 7, 2010: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday said her centre-left Labor party was ready to govern after cobbling together a fragile...

Suicides, depression cost Japan 32 billion dollars: govt

TOKYO, Sept 7, 2010 (AFP) - Suicides and depression cost the Japanese economy almost 32 billion dollars last year on top of their human toll,...