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Power companies to ensure 100pct recovery of current electricity billing: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Division Omer Ayub Khan has directed the six power distribution companies to ensure 100 percent recovery of current electricity billing amounting to over 83 billion rupees for betterment of liquidity of power sector. He issued the directive at a meeting of the Power Division in Islamabad on Friday. Federal Secretary Power Division Irfan Ali, officials of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), chief executive officers of distribution companies (DISCOs) concerned and other officials of…

ACLC releases pictorial list of 100 most wanted suspects

KARACHI: Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Sindh Police on Thursday released a list carrying names and pictures of 100 most wanted suspects, ARY News reported. Trade of snatched and stolen motorcycles has become an organised business in Karachi as a large number of people involved in this crime are on the loose. Talking to media in the megalopolis, ACLC chief SSP Asad Raza said the said suspects were involved in stealing and snatching of motorcycles. He said posters of the pictorial list were pasted at different…

Sharma hits 100 as India edge England in T20 finale

Rohit Sharma backed up the heroics of pace bowler Hardik Pandya by hitting 100 not out as India clinched the T20 international series at Bristol. Sharma became only the second Indian to pass 2,000 runs in this format as India chased down their target of 199 with eight balls and seven wickets to spare. England batted first and threatened to post a huge score before stuttering at the end and finishing on 198-9 after their 20 overs. Pandya took 4-38, his best figures in T20 cricket and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni became the…

Plane crashes in Cuba killing more than 100, investigation underway

HAVANA: More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday. The passenger plane, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed at 12:08 p.m. (1608 GMT). There were 105 passengers, including five children, plus crew members, state media reported. Five of the passengers and the crew were foreign, according to media reports.…

India opens contest for more than 100 fighter jets

NEW DELHI: India is seeking to buy around 110 fighter jets, the air force said in a request for information issued on Friday, marking a first step toward a long-delayed deal that could be worth more than $15 billion. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab and Dassault Aviation are among the manufacturers expected to compete. The planes must be built largely in India as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive to build a domestic industrial base. Read More: Fighter jets, drones on table as Mattis visits key ally India The…

More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding: officials

MANILA: A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. The casualties, most of them caused late on Friday, were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said, adding three provinces were hardest hit. Disaster officials said many residents had ignored warnings to leave coastal areas and riverbanks. “Many people were swept to the sea as flood waters quickly rose…

Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake: govt

BEIJING: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Five people died and more than 60 were injured in the quake, the official Xinhua news agency said, including 30 who were in critical condition. But China's National Commission for Disaster Reduction estimated that as many as 100 people may have perished, based on 2010 census data of the mountainous, sparsely populated region. Over 130,000 houses may…

Over 100 new gas discoveries made during last four years

ISLAMABAD: Oil and gas exploration and production companies have made 101 new discoveries and added 944 mmcfd gas to the system during the last four years. According to official sources, exploration activities registered around 80 percent increase as compared to four years of the previous government. Read More: Five new oil and gas discoveries made in Sindh Over $10 billion dollars foreign investment also poured in the petroleum sector since 2013. The reserves associated with new discoveries are based on 68…

MSA arrests 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters

KARACHI: The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters, officials said on Sunday. The MSA made the arrests Saturday night, and also impounded 19 wooden boats, a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media. "The 100 men would be taken to the court on Monday," senior police official Adeel Chandio said after the fishermen were handed over to the police by MSA officials. Read More:…