WHO suspended door to door polio drive in Balochistan

polio driveWHO suspended door to door polio drive in Balochistan. The World Health Organization in Pakistan has suspended door to door polio campaign for an indefinite period in Balochistan. According to news resources, WHO has suspended the polio campaign in Balochistan after the killing of polio volunteers in Quetta yesterday. Balochistan health department will continue to administer polio vaccine in government hospitals and health centers; however door to door campaign has been cancelled on account of security threat.

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Suicide attack on vehicle of British Embassy in Afghanistan, 2 killed

Suicide attack in AfghanistanSuicide attack on vehicle of British Embassy in Afghanistan, 2 killed. Suicide attack was took place on the vehicle of British Embassy in Afghanistan, in which a result of 2 people were killed and several sustained injuries. According to foreign news agency, a suicide bomber riding on a motorcycle hit into a vehicle of British embassy at Kabul the capital of Afghanistan, in which 2 people killed and several were wounded. A spokesman for the British embassy said while confirming the attack that they are in contact with Afghan officials, however there are no information regarding the people killed in attack. It is cleared that before two days 2 soldiers were killed during the blast on military vehicle in Kabul.

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SAARC conference: Short meeting held between Pakistan & Indian Prime Ministers

meeting between Prime MinistersSAARC conference: Short meeting held between Pakistan & Indian Prime Ministers. A short meeting held between Pakistan and India Prime Ministers. SAARC leaders have spent the 5 hours with each others on the top of mountain. Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif were remained at distance from each other during SAARC summit, but after awhile they shake hands and spoke to each other. Both Prime Ministers were seen talking to each other on the dinner given by Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

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Heavy snowfall in eastern US, hundreds of flights canceled

snostrom in USHeavy snowfall in eastern US, hundreds of flights canceled. Hundred of flights cancelled and delayed due to snow and rain in the eastern United States. Rain and snow has again engulfed the New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington and New England. According to meteorological department, rain and snow expected to continue for next two days. According to recent statistics, more than eight hundred flights across the US have been canceled, while one thousand flights are delayed. About 10% flights from New York's LaGuardia Airport and 8% flights were cancelled from Newark International Airport. Eighteen hundred machines and one million tons of salt is being used in New York to clean the roads.

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25 years old Australian batsman Phillip Hughes dies

Phlip Hughes25 years old Australian batsman Phillip Hughes dies. 25-year-old Hughes died after suffering head injury during a cricket match in Sydney hospital. Phillip Hughes was hit with the ball on his head during batting for South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Hughes has made one thousand five hundred thirty-five runs during 26 tests in his international career. He represented the Australian team in 26 ODIs and 1 T20. Phillip Hughes was injured by hitting bouncer at Sheffield Shield match. Sydney hospital doctors had told that batsman was in critical condition due to which he was not able to breathe on his own.

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Finance Ministry imposed 20% regulatory duty on sugar import

FMFinance Ministry imposed 20% regulatory duty on sugar import. Finance Ministry has imposed 20% regulatory duty on the import of sugar and issued notification to the Pakistan Customs. According to Federal Board of revenue (FBR), regulatory duty will be applied under Pakistan Customs Tariff. Finance ministry has also issued SRO-1043 (I)/2014 through a notification to impose 20% regulatory duty on the import of sugar. Few days ago the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has approved the regulatory duty on the import and export of 5 million tons of sugar. Sugar Mill Association delegation had presented these demands before Finance Minister Ishaq Dar during the meeting with him.

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Unprovoked Indian firing at Sialkot Charwa sector

Indian firingUnprovoked Indian firing at Sialkot Charwa sector. Indian forces again violated LOC ceasefire and opened indiscriminate firing at at Charwa Sector on Thursday morning. According to news resources, Indian forces have targeted the Tulsipur and Dhamal villages with machine guns and mortar shells; however no causalities were reported till now. Chenab Rangers have strongly retaliated and silent the Indian guns.

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Another child dies of famine in Tharparkar, toll reaches to 70

Thar killingAnother child dies of famine in Tharparkar, toll reaches to 70. Six month old child died due to shortage of food at Nagarparkar Hospital in Tharparkar. According to hospital resources, killing due to famine and various fetal diseases still continued in Tharparakar. Another kid died due to lack of food after which the death toll has been reached to 70. It seems that Sindh government is doing nothing for the prosperity of Tharparkar. Facilities are not available in hospitals for the saving the lives of little buds in Tharparkar. Government not taking serious steps to stop the death rate in hospitals.

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Sania Mirza appointed as UN women’s reciprocity ambassador

Sania Mirza appointed as UN women’s reciprocity ambassador. India’s tennis player and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik’s wife Sania Mirza was appointed as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women. Sania Mirza will raise the awareness of violence against women as reciprocity ambassador of UN. Sania Mirza has given the message to her follower on Twitter that she named as goodwill ambassador of United Nations to raise the women empowerment and now she have to fight for the violence against women. Some days ago, Sania Mirza was appointed as brand ambassador of Indian state Telangana.

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Indian PM announces visas for businessmen of SAARC countries for 5 years

ModiIndian PM announces visas for businessmen of SAARC countries for 5 years. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that they have to simplify the visa system to promote trade among SAARC countries, and in this regard India will issue the three-year to five-year special visas for businessmen of SAARC countries. Indian PM said while addressing with the opening ceremony of 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu that they should work together to compete against terrorism and international crimes and they have to feel the pain of each others because it is necessary to strengthen the friendship. Narendra Modi said that working on infrastructure in India is their top priority. He further said that they have to increase trade, investment, aid, cooperation and communication between people to smooth the ways of trade and for strong relationship among SAARC countries.

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