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Water tanker price rockets to Rs2,000 following severe water shortage in Ghalanai

GHALANAI: Following a long dry spell in Ghalanai, the administrative capital town of the Mohmand Agency, and the adjoining areas all the wells, tube wells and other sources of water have dried up creating acute water shortage of drinking and rocketing water tanker prices up to Rs2,000 in the region. Particularly during the summer days residents of the area face such shortage every year and they cannot find drinking water except for at exorbitant prices. Although some well-off people of the area sent water tankers to…

China to develop space rockets to launch from planes – state paper

BEIJING: China will develop rockets that can be launched into space from aircraft, a senior official told the state-run China Daily newspaper, as Beijing aims to send hundreds of satellites into orbit for military, commercial and scientific aims. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology has designed a solid-fuel rocket that could carry a 100 kg (220 lb) payload into low Earth orbit, said Li Tongyu, the head of the agency's carrier rocket development. Chinese President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China's…