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Looming groundwater crisis

Looming groundwater crisis

EDITORIAL: A World Bank report released late last week, pointing out that Pakistan faced a severe groundwater crisis...
Updated 05 Feb, 2021 11:48pm
Canada December unemployment rate revised to 8.8pc
World

Canada December unemployment rate revised to 8.8pc

  • The revision, undertaken to ensure the data was aligned with recent population and geographical boundary estimates, had "virtually no effect" on employment estimates for the pandemic period of March to December 2020.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 08:22pm
The population bomb
Editorials

The population bomb

EDITORIAL: That about four percent of all newborns that came into the world on New Year’s Day were born in ...
Updated 08 Jan, 2021 03:30am
Spanish jobless rate soars towards 4 million as pandemic weighs
World

Spanish jobless rate soars towards 4 million as pandemic weighs

  • Tuesday's labour ministry reading of 3.89 million marked a 22% rise year on year, and excluded some 755,000 workers on a state-supported furlough scheme.
  • Joaquin Perez Rey, the secretary of state for employment, described the data as bad but also "full of anomalies".
Published 05 Jan, 2021 07:14pm