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Domestic consumers to face gas load shedding in winter

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Division on Friday finalized gas load management schedule for the domestic consumers and industrial units as winter gripped most parts of the country. ARY NEWS reported. " Domestic consumers to face load management during day time while there will be no load shedding in morning and at the evening time.", said sources privy to the matter. As per the devised scheduled by the concerned ministry, the industries working in the export sector to be provided 300 MMCFD gas,…

Cold winds grip entire country

KARACHI: A current spell of cold winds has gripped most of the cities in the country and caused the temperature to decrease. Pakistan meteorological department has predicted that mercury can fall two to three degrees more in the next few days. According to details, cold increased due to north-east chilly winds. It is pertinent to mention here that mercury has fallen to below zero centigrade in Quetta and the cold weather compelled people to buy warm clothes in Peshawar and other cities to fight the frosty weather…

‘Reckless decision’: Mountaineer attempts first winter solo summit on K2

ISLAMABAD: A Russian-Polish mountaineer has launched the first solo attempt to summit Pakistan's K2 - the world's second-highest park --  during winter in what fellow climbers described as a reckless decision. Denis Urubko, 44, was part of a team of Polish mountaineers attempting to be the first  to scale the 8,611-metre (28,251 feet) K2  in winter, but broke away from the group after a series of disagreements. The climber left behind his team at K2's base camp on Saturday, with sources close to the expedition citing…

Has Niagara Falls really stopped falling? Latest pictures create internet stir

ALBANY: Niagara Falls is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States and the Canada, and especially its sighting in the winters is captivating to the core. What happened this year is luring people to visit the spot, but only couregous ones could do that due to extreme cold. More than 3,000 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second, but in the winter, the falls turn into a winter wonderland. Photos of the falls on the American and Canadian sides have become a world attraction in recent days as…

China unveils 2017-2021 winter clean heating plan

BEIJING: China has announced a five-year plan to convert northern Chinese cities to clean heating during the winter through to 2021, state media reported, amid a deepening heating crisis. An unprecedented government campaign to switch millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas in northern China this winter has backfired. Severe natural gas shortages have sent prices soaring nationwide, hitting businesses and residents across China’s industrial heartland. The plan was jointly…

Winter hits country as mercury plummets to minus 10-C in Quetta

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast cold and dry winter conditions across the country after the minimum temperature in Quetta goes down to minus 10 degree Celsius.  The ongoing cold spell has intensified across the country wherein people have put on warm clothes to fight frosty weather conditions. The Met department has predicted intense cold weather conditions with wintry showers, strong winds, and light snowfall over the hills in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan region during the next 24 hours.…

Smog continues to rule over Punjab, disturbs normal life

LAHORE: Punjab continues to be engulfed in foggy conditions resulting in poor visibility causing problems for normal life. Thick smog, a mix of normal fog and pollution particles, has badly affected vehicular traffic flow on motorways in the province, also causing delayed arrival and departure of the trains. Dark clouds of smog hovering over Allama Iqbal International Airport of Lahore resulting in suspension of flight operations. At Multan airport, the flight to Bahrain was cancelled on Thursday due to the…

Chilly Qatar suffers coldest ever day

DOHA: Desert state Qatar recorded the lowest ever temperature in the country's history on Sunday, just 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a statement posted online by state media. A weather station in the southwest of the country -- Abu Samra -- recorded the temperature, equivalent to 34 degrees Fahrenheit, in the "early morning", said a statement from Qatar News Agency (QNA). "The new record low temperature is the lowest since the 3.8 degrees recorded in January of 1964," said the QNA. Temperatures have been…

New wave of winter grips country

KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: A new wave of winter has gripped the country which witnessed rain, snowfall and heavy winds nationwide. There was heavy rainfall in Lahore on Saturday, while strong winds are observed in Karachi which has also brought back winter for the people of city. Various parts of Balochistan and Khyber Paktunkhwa as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir received snowfall including Galiyat, Ayubia Nathiagali and Thandiani. There was heavy rainfall in Murree, and the main highway leading to Abbotabad along…

Three children among four killed in Quetta gas blast

QUETTA: Four people including three children were killed in a gas explosion in Quetta on Thursday, ARY News reported. The house at Quetta's Nawa Kalli area exploded when a family member in the morning lit a match to ignite fire, in the gas filled premises, police said. The blast resulted in death of four people including three children. Two others also sustained injuries in the explosion. Rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the dead bodies and injured persons to F.C. Hospital. Gas related incidents…