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Thursday, June 14th, 2018

 

World Bank Funding $125M For Morocco’s 800MW Solar (PV, CSP Combination) Project

Solar Projects Are Providing Opportunities for Women in Morocco JUN 14, 2018 — The World Bank announced on Monday that it had approved $125 million in additional financing for the development and construction of the Noor-Midelt I and II solar power plants in Morocco, a combination solar concentrated solar power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) project which will have a total capacity of between 600 to 800 megawatts (MW). The financial support is designed to aid Morocco’s adoption of innovative solar technology such as concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. Morocco alreadyRead More


Shiv Sena Activists Tell ‘Traitor’ Priyanka Chopra to ‘Go to Pakistan’

JUN 14, 2018 — Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has recently been a victim of the outrage of Indian extremists. She has been doing a TV show series in America for quite a long time now, and has earned a lot of appreciation for it as well. Recently, an episode of Quantico was aired, in which a group of Indians can be seen plotting a terrorist attack in New York City, just before an Indo-Pak Summit. The twist here is that the attack which is being plotted by Indians is goingRead More


Elections 2018: Caretaker Govt to Deploy Army For July 25 Polls Security

JUN 14, 2018 — The caretaker government on Thursday decided to deploy army troops for security during the planned July 25 parliamentary elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan in a high level meeting in capital Islamabad approved army personnel deployment both inside and outside polling stations to ensure security during general elections. Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan had called the meeting to review security arrangements for the elections of the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies, a spokesman for the commission said. It was also decided that securityRead More


Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari Known as ‘Voice of Sanity’ Gunned Down in Srinagar

Indian Army Chief says peace should be given a chance, stresses on talks JUN 14, 2018 — In a major blow to freedom of press in occupied Kashmir, unidentified attackers on Thursday gunned down senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. It was not immediately clear as to how many gunmen attacked Bukhari, who earlier worked with The Hindu newspaper as its Kashmir correspondent. Bukhari was instrumental in organizing several conferences for peace in the Kashmir Valley and was known as ‘voice of sanity’ in the occupiedRead More


2018 Elections: Nomination Paper Disclosures, Defaulters, Etc.

JUN 14, 2018 — Former federal railways minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Saad Rafique on Thursday disclosed his second marriage with PTV news anchor Dr Shafaq Hira, after keeping it a secret for over two years. According to reports, Rafique mentioned news anchor Dr Shafaq Hira as his second wife, along with mentioning his first wife Ghazala in the nomination papers submitted before the returning officer for elections 2018. The reports about the secret marriage of Saad and Hira emerged in 2016 following which his first wife hadRead More


Putin Tells Russian Women They Can Date World Cup Tourists

JUN 14, 2018: Russian president Vladimir Putin has dismissed calls for Russian women to refrain from sleeping with World Cup tourists. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: ‘As for Russian women, they can, perhaps, decide it on their own. They are the best women in whole world.’ He was responding to a sex ban call by Communist MP Tamara Pletnyova, 70, who said she hoped women would not date visiting fans and get pregnant. But as controversy raged over Pletnyova’s remarks, the deputy prime minister in Kaliningrad – where EnglandRead More


Nepal PM Visiting China For BRI Projects As Beijing Proposes India-Nepal-China Corridor Through Himalayas

IRSHAD SALIM (Jun 14, 2018): Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is embarking on a five-day official visit to China on June 19 as Beijing looks to deepening ties with Nepal with deals under its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and ‘trilateral connectivity” with India eventually. The geme-changing visit is taking place at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and less than two months after Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing. “Let me say China and Nepal have agreedRead More


Musharraf Placed In Catch 22, Ordered to Appear in Supreme Court By Noon Today

JUN 14, 2018: Former president Pervez Musharraf has submitted nomination papers from three constituencies to contest elections on July 25 for a National Assembly seat. However, the former military ruler has decided not to appear before the Supreme Court, a private news channel reported citing sources. The apex court has made his physical appearance in court to defend himself against treason charges condition precedent for filing nomination papers. The former military ruler’s papers were submitted on Monday for NA-1 (Chitral), NA-188 (Layyah) and NA-247 (Karachi), according to an All PakistanRead More


Eight-in-Ten U.S. Muslims Say They Fast During Ramadan (17 To 18 Hrs In Summer)

AYSHA HUSAIN (JUN 13, 2018): Muslims around the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset in order to focus on their spiritual life and get closer to God. In the United States, the vast majority of Muslims are also observing Ramadan, with eight-in-ten saying they fast during the holy month — in summer fasting could be as long as 16 to 17 hours. This Ramadan, the average daily fasting duration in New York city, is 16.5 hours with less or more similar durationRead More