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KP govt going to launch ‘Fruit for All’ program to meet people’s nutritious requirements

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman on Friday said 'Fruits For All' program was being started across the province to meet the nutrition requirements of the people. This he said while presiding over a meeting in Peshawar. The governor directed the Agriculture Department to plant quality fruit saplings in the selected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Alzaabi called on Shah Farman in Peshawar. They discussed matters of mutual…

US clean coal program fails to deliver on promised smog cuts

Champions of coal say the superabundant fossil fuel can be made environmentally friendlier by refining it with chemicals – a “clean coal” technology backed by a billion dollars in U.S. government tax subsidies annually. But refined coal has a dirty secret. It regularly fails to deliver on its environmental promises, as electric giant Duke Energy Corp found. Duke   began using refined coal at two of its North Carolina power plants in August 2012. The decision let the company tap a lucrative federal subsidy designed to…

Health insurance program being launched soon: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Amir Mehmood Kiani on Wednesday said the government was going to start health insurance program in the country under which 25 million Health Insurance Cards would be distributed among poor people. "Four new hospitals will be established in Islamabad to facilitate the people," he said while talking to a private news channel. The minister said government hospitals in Islamabad had been facing staff shortage since long and the government was…

US resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

WASHINGTON: US immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on its website that people who previously received a grant of protection under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may apply for a renewal under the terms in place before it was rescinded in…

Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. But as to whether the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program has continued to investigate UFO sightings since its funding ended five years ago could rank as an unexplained phenomenon. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the hush-hush program, tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or…

Government pursuing major energy sector expansion programme: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said Pakistan had embarked upon a major program to expand capacity of energy sector. "Smaller projects near grid stations are being conceived to overcome transmission challenges," he said while talking to Chairman of Ansaldo Energia Company Giuseppe Zampini in Islamabad. The prime minister said that the government was also actively considering replacement of low efficiency furnace oil based plants with high efficiency plants based on cheaper fuels, which would…

China to help launch solar village electrification project in Sindh

KARACHI: The government of Sindh in collaboration with China has decided to launch a solar-village electrification programme in the far-flung areas of the province. In this connection, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with Chinese Consul General in Karachi Mr Wang Yu here at the CM House and said that the Sindh government has an ADP scheme of Rs2 billion for village electrification. The allocation of the current financial year is Rs500 million. The Chinese consul general said that his government…

Karachi Kings talent hunt program kicks off

KARACHI: A large number of youngsters flocked towards National Stadium Karachi on Monday morning to give trials in the Talent Hunt program organised by the most expensive and popular cricket team of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Karachi Kings. The trials kicked off at 09:00 am and would last until 06:00 pm. Scores of young cricket enthusiasts donning white kits seemed quite excited while getting themselves registered in the ground to exhibit the talent they had hidden in them as an undiscovered treasure. The best…