Xi stresses advancing high-quality development in border ethnic regions

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to break new ground in promoting high-quality development in ethnic border regions. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his inspection trip to south China’s […]

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Imran Khan running the country’s economy on IMF’s directions: Bilawal Bhutto

Newswire Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly criticized the PTI government on the issue of high electricity and gas tariffs, saying that the IMF had directed Imran Khan to increase the electricity bill and the PTI government issued the ordinance in this regard. Imran Khan has run the Pakistani economy […]

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Putin, Biden to discuss cyber security

Moscow: The international information security will be a topic for discussions at the summit between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden as well as the expert dialogue, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for International Cyber Security Cooperation Andrei Krutskikh told reporters. “I can very confidently suggest that the topic of information security is […]

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Clusters of Technical Institutes to be established in SEZs: CPEC Authority chief

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa (retd) has said that clusters of Technical Institutes would be established around the new Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under the multi-billion-dollar CPEC. The CPEC Authority chief said the new clusters would help creating scores of new jobs. Bajwa said preparing youth […]

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Khyber Pakhtunkhaw govt proposes projects worth billions for approval in Pakistan-China 10th JCC

Newswire Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhaw provincial government has proposed five transport infrastructure projects worth billions for approval in the Pakistan-China 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting to be held soon.According to the official details, one project is the 82-km Swat Expressway from Chakdara to Fatehpur Phase-II having a total cost of Rs 57.7 billion which will […]

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Radar satellites can better protect against bushfires and floods

New research led by Curtin University has revealed how radar satellites can improve the ability to detect, monitor, prepare for and withstand natural disasters in Australia including bushfires, floods and earthquakes.The research used Synthetic Aperture Radar data obtained by the European Space Agency Sentinel-1 satellite, amongst others, to evaluate Australia-specific case studies. Lead researcher Dr […]

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Gut health and mood genetically entwined

University of Queensland researchers have confirmed a link between depression and stomach ulcers, in the world’s largest study of genetic factors in peptic ulcer disease.Professor Naomi Wray from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and Queensland Brain Institute and and Dr Yeda Wu from IMB have provided clues to how the gut and brain work […]

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Pakistani workforce recruitment in Japan underway: Zulfikar Bukhari

Newswire Islamabad: Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has said that Pakistan will soon start sending its skilled workforce to Japan under a government-to-government Memorandum of Understanding. Addressing the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Overseas Employment Corporation and International System Engineering and Services in […]

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Pakistan and Italy historic friends: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has said that Pakistan and Italy were historic friends.He said the Italy and Pakistan always had cordial relations. Italy, he said, was an active investor in Pakistan.Italy recently provided Pakistan US$100 million under the Pakistan Italian Debt for Development Swap Agreement to social development projects in health, […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo confirms commitment to support Afghanistan’s path to peace

Newswire Kabul: The NATO alliance this week reiterated its pledge to support Afghanistan and the political resolution of hostilities in the country, Stefano Pontecorvo, NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, said. Last Thursday, the official met with Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation. According to Ambassador Pontecorvo, they held […]

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Balochistan to witness prosperity revolution: Imran Khan

Newswire Quetta: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said the government was focused on bringing a revolution of prosperity in Balochistan through projects of infrastructure and human development.Addressing here at the groundbreaking of three roads under National Highway Authority (NHA), the prime minister said Balochistan had been long neglected in the past and the government […]

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Bilawal Bhutto asks Imran Khan to ‘clean up mess or go home’

Newswire Karachi: Referring to the recent clashes between the banned Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and the Punjab Police, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari this week asked PM Imran Khan to clean up his mess, or resign.The tweet from the PPP leader came a few hours after Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said the government would […]

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US keeps quiet about its plans for nuclear arms deployment: Russia

Moscow: Washington intentionally keeps quiet about its plans for the deployment of new nuclear weapon systems, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary this week following the release of the US Department of State’s report entitled 2021 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments. “The report […]

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Pakistan trying to obtain Chinese seed technology under CPEC, says PCCC chief

Gwadar Pro Multan: Pakistan’s Ministry of Food Security and Research is playing the role in obtaining Chinese seed technology under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) President Dr Muhammad Ali Talpur said this week. In a statement, he said the technology would surely help resolve challenges of whitefly, pink bollworm […]

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Pakistan, China working join to ensure transparency in CPEC projects: NAB chief

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan and China are jointly working to ensure transparency in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Pakistan’s accountability watchdog chief said. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal (retd) said the two friendly countries aimed to eliminate even a shadow of corruption in the execution of the CPEC projects.“Both of us (Pakistan […]

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COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the body’s […]

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How many T. rexes were there? Billions

How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America during the Cretaceous period? That’s a question Charles Marshall pestered his paleontologist colleagues with for years until he finally teamed up with his students to find an answer.What the team found, to be published in the journal Science, is that about 20,000 adult T. rexes probably lived at […]

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