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More rains expected in several areas across Pakistan

KARACHI: According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain/ thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at a number of places in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Kashmir. Rain is also expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I. Khan Divisions), Sahiwal, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, while at isolated places in Zhob, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan Divisions. While, hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the…

Cities may be 8 degrees Celsius hotter by 2100: study

PARIS: Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the world's cities may be as much as eight degrees Celsius (14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by 2100, researchers warned Monday. Such a temperature spike can have dire consequences for the health of city-dwellers, robbing companies and industries of able workers, and put pressure on already strained natural resources such as water. The projection is based on the worst-case-scenario assumption that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse…

Fatah leads local polls in West Bank cities

RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party was ahead in most of the West Bank's main cities after municipal elections that highlighted persistent divisions with its rival Hamas, results showed Sunday. Voting took place on Saturday only in the occupied West Bank, controlled by Fatah, and not in the Gaza Strip, which is run by the Islamist movement Hamas. Attempts to hold the first joint elections in the West Bank and Gaza since 2006 failed after the two movements were not able to reach an agreement.…

Drones are mapping Indian cities – Find Why?

MUMBAI: Officials in one of India's fastest growing cities are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to update land records in a pilot project that could be rolled out across the country if rules governing the use of drones were simpler, authorities said. Haryana state's Project Udaan, or flight, is mapping the technology hub of Gurgaon, a satellite town of Delhi, and the towns of Sohna and Manesar in northern India. The drone images are being used to update decades-old land records, check encroachments and resolve…