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May 27, 2017

Pakistan allocates Rs 180 billion for CPEC in budget

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan has allocated 180 billion rupees ($1.71 billion) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its projects during the 2017-18 financial year which will begin on July 1.The country's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who presented the Rs 4,757 billion budget on Friday, mentioned several CPEC projects in his speech in parliament, Xinhua news agency reported. He told the National Assembly that the development of Gwadar city in Balochistan province was "fundamental to development of…

Knotty affair with summer

New Delhi, May 27 : Scarves are summer must haves, they not only save your skin from the scorching heat but can also act as a style statement, say experts.Ritika Taneja, Director and Business Head - Fashion, ShopClues, and Tanvi Malik, CEO and Co-founder, FabAlley, share some styles that you can flaunt with a scarf. * Knot at the end: The conventional way to style a scarf is to loop it around your neck bringing the ends to the front side. Tie the ends together in a knot for a refined look. * The shrug look: This…

Britain’s terror threat level reduced from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

London, May 27 (IANS) Britain's terrorism threat level has been reduced from "critical" to "severe", Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected. May said she reduced the nation's terror alert level based on advice from an inter-departmental security meeting called Cobra, BBC reported. She said significant activity by the police during the last 24 hours had led to the threat being reduced. It had been set at critical in the…

WADA wants Isinbayeva as ambassador for clean sports in Russia

Moscow, May 27: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said that it would like to see legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva in the capacity of the ambassador of clean sports in Russia. However, the agency did not make a proposal on the issue despite earlier reports.Tass news agency reported on Thursday citing a source close to the situation that WADA offered Isinbayeva to become an ambassador of clean sports in Russia. According to the source, WADA sent an official letter to the two-time Olympic champion inviting her to…

Rahul blames Yogi government for Saharanpur violence

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh responsible for caste violence in Saharanpur district and said the clashes escalated due to its "prejudiced action".There is no town or city in Uttar Pradesh where crime is not soaring after the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Adityanath has been sworn in, the Congress leader said. He also targetted the Centre, saying both the state and central government…
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