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Rs6.36 tariff for Bhikki power project approved


ISLAMABAD: The government is all set to notify first interim tariff for re-gasified natural gas (RLNG) based power project in Punjab at Rs6.36 (6.06 cents) per unit. This is down almost 58 per cent when compared with upfront tariff cleared by the power regulator a year ago for RLNG-based projects. …

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Calf injury rules Kevin Pietersen out of IPL


NEW DELHI: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a calf injury, the flamboyant stroke-maker has said. The 35-year-old faced only one ball in Rising Pune Supergiants’ match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday but retired hurt after he …

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Saudi executed for murder taking total for year to 85


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed a citizen convicted of murder on Wednesday, bringing the number of people the ultra-conservative kingdom has put to death this year alone to 85. Hussain al-Magaafi had been found guilty of fatally stabbing a fellow Saudi following an argument, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a …

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Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf in New York primaries


NEW YORK: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination. Trump’s victory was a psychological boost for his campaign, though …

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Seven policemen guarding polio workers shot dead in Karachi


KARACHI: Seven police officials guarding polio workers were killed in two separate attacks in Orangi Town Wednesday afternoon, officials said. DIG West Feroz Shah told DawnNews that eight gunmen riding four motorcycles carried out the killings in two separate attacks in the neighbourhood. “The gunmen first opened fire on three …

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