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Water: Why the taps run dry

PARIS: The world has abundant freshwater but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, UN agencies say, as highlighted by the severe shortages in Cape Town. South Africa has recently declared a “national disaster” over a drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatened to leave the city without domestic tap water. Water, water ‘everywhere’ More than 97 percent of the planet’s water is salty, most of it in the oceans and seas, but there is also a good supply of freshwater. Every year around…

Zardari ridicules Nawaz for still asking why he was ousted

PESHAWAR: President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday ridiculed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for repeatedly asking people that why he was ousted, ARY News reported. “Mian sahib still keep asking why he was ousted. If he thought it was wrong then he should have stayed put. Why did you vacate Prime Minister’s Office, when you did not know any sound reason for it?” he asked while addressing Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s workers’ convention in Peshawar. He said the ex-PM left…

YKK: What do these letters on your jeans/jacket zip mean

You must have noticed YKK written on zips of most of the products you use on daily basis. Do you know what these three English alphabet letters mean? The Japanese company, YKK is the world’s largest zipper producer. It was founded in 1934 by a Japanese man Tadao Yoshida. YKK stands for Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki. It is a Japanese manufacturing group spread all over the world. Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki in English means Yoshida Industries Limited. The YKK group does not just manufacture zips but buttons, snaps, buckles…