Mass blackouts leave 80% of Pakistan without electricity

A militant attack on a transmission tower briefly left 80 percent of Pakistan without electricity, which caused a power surge in the country, AP reports.

India: Periyar tiger reserve wins NTCA award

The Periyar Tiger Reserve, spread over 925 sq.km. in Kerala, Southern India, bagged the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) biennial award on Tuesday for encouraging local public participation in managing the reserve.

Indian debt fetches $19 bn in 2014

In a record high, foreign investors have purchased Indian debt securities worth USD 19 billion this year, which marked a 20 per cent jump from the previous year and even saw the so-called ‘junk’ bonds being lapped up aggressively despite poor corporate and sovereign ratings.

Pakistan: About 311 Thar children died in 11 months

A latest report prepared by the provincial government vis-à-vis the drought situation in Thar shows that 311 children under five years of age have died between December, 2013 and November this year, it emerged on Sunday.

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