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May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Lightning strikes kill dozens across BD

DHAKA: Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh´s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 hours, 29 people 1

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Provincial budget 2018/19: Sindh earmarks Rs252bln for development schemes

KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday allocated Rs252 billion under annual development program (ADP) for the next fiscal year of 2018/19, up a marginal 3.28 percent over the last year’s budget. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, unveiling the last budget of the provincial government’s tenure, said 80 percent of the next fiscal year’s ADP or Rs202 billion 3

May 8, 2018 12:00 AM Late charge lifts Day to Wells Fargo victory

MIAMI, Florida: Australia’s Jason Day birdied two of the last three holes on Sunday to capture the Wells Fargo Championship, collecting his 12th career US PGA title and second of the year. Day, the 2015 PGA Championship winner, held off Americans Aaron Wise and Nick Watney with a final-round two-under par 69 to finish 72 holes on 12-under 272 for a two-stroke 3

April 30, 2018 12:00 AM Growers asked to complete cotton cultivation till end of May

FAISALABAD: Agriculture experts have advised growers to complete the cultivation of cotton by the end of May for getting bumper yield.A spokesman for the Agriculture Department said here on Sunday that although the best time for cotton cultivation was before mid of May, however, farmers could complete cultivation before end of May. He said that farmers 6

April 21, 2018 12:00 AM SBP proposes tax cut on transactions

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has asked the government to slash the advance tax from 0.3 percent to 0.1 percent for filers on cash withdrawals from banks exceeding Rs 50,000, and abolish the Super Tax in the upcoming budget 2018-19. The SBP has referred to sections 231 A and 231 AA of the Income Tax Ordinance pertaining to the withholding 6

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Govt doubles subsidy on DAP fertilizer

MULTAN: The Punjab government has doubled the subsidy to farmers over DAP. Punjab Secretary Agriculture Muhammad Mehmood said the subsidy would also be given to all phosphoric Urea. He said the government was taking steps to increase production as per demand of the country and the GST was not being charged over the DAP to control its prices. The subsidy 4

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Cotton crop to be cultivated on 6 million acres’

LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Secretary Muhammad Mahmood has said cotton growing has been started throughout Punjab and department is striving hard to achieve target of cotton sowing on an area of 6 million acres. Speaking at a meeting Wednesday, he said cotton growers are advised to sow cotton seed of approved varieties and agriculture department has announced 4

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Fertiliser off-take likely at 485,000 tons in March

KARACHI: Fertiliser sales are expected to clock in at 485,000 tons in March, up 35 percent over the same month a year earlier, as nutrient intakes grow ahead of summer crops season, a brokerage said on Wednesday. Sale of fertiliser (urea as well as diammonium phosphate) marginally fell one percent in March as compared to the preceding month 7

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Govt to fast-track rural transformation: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, deputy chairman planning commission, on Tuesday said efficient irrigation, innovative technology, agriculture diversification, and integration with urban centers were prerequisites for boosting rural economy. “A lot is needed to be done in the realm of rural transformation,” Aziz said addressing a workshop titled “Emerging Issues 9

March 13, 2018 12:00 AM EU slams trade ‘bullies’ as Trump row deepens

Brussels: The EU said Europe would not waver against trade "bullies" as a row with US President Donald Trump over controversial steel and aluminium tariffs deepened. The jab from Brussels came after the US tycoon singled out Europe in the surging trade row, threatening to tax German cars if the European Union doesn´t lower barriers to US products. Trump 15