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The PTI debacle

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has completed three years of its tenure. Chairman Imran Khan founded the party on the slogan of accountability and justice and after a long political struggle come to power. There is no denying that no

Japan marks decade since 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

TOKYO: Japan marks 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Around 18,500 people were killed or left missing in the disaster, most of them by the towering

Karachi’s bridges could invite disaster at any moment

KARACHI: Several bridges in Karachi have become hazardous and could invite an accident at any moment. The situation has been aggravated by the negligence of the concerned authorities and has spread fear and panic among residents. According to details, several

Chernobyl – the world’s worst nuclear disaster

The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. “Sunday is International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The women, men & children affected by radioactive contamination must never be forgotten,” the

Centre left Balochistan ‘alone’ in natural disaster: CM

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani expressed his disappointment with the behaviour of the federal departments during the relief and rescue operation in the province’s snowfall regions, claiming that “Islamabad left Balochistan alone.” Presiding over a meeting on

Boeing design flaw a factor in Lion Air crash, reveals probe

JAKARTA: A design flaw, inadequate pilot training and poor flight crew performance contributed to a Boeing jet crashing in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people on board, investigators said on Friday. The Lion Air disaster was followed months later