June 2013

Eating mangoes may lower blood sugar, cancer risk

A research reveals the consumption of mangoes may potentially have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk. The study led by Oklahoma State University’s Nutritional Sciences Associate Professor Edralin Lucas examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects. “Mango contains many nutrients and other bioactive compounds that can provide various health benefits aside from what we investigated,” Lucas said. “It is high in fibre, vitamins A and C, as well as other minerals. In addition to the positive effects on body fat, blood lipids and glucose, it is not associated with serious side-effects such as negative effects on bone that Read More »Eating mangoes may lower blood sugar, cancer risk

SOS CALL FROM MINORITIES IN INDIA

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PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER

 The Muslim community in India constitutes about 13.4% of the total Indian population but the people belonging to this community are leading a miserable life even worse than the Dalits. The Muslims are the real Untouchables. Last year in July, a very renowned and esteemed news paper of India, The Hindu sent an investigative team of its reporters to different residential areas of the Capital Delhi and assigned to it the task of finding a flat for a Muslim family. The team went to different property agents but everywhere it got the same response, “The landlords want only Indians, not Muslims.” The reporting team contacted Radha of Gulshan properties in New Friends Colony, New Delhi also. A few days back the Gulshan Read More »SOS CALL FROM MINORITIES IN INDIA

LAHORE: Energy conference focuses on challenges and solutions

* Dr Mubarakmand says gas from coal project was going waste because government didn’t help establish power plant to use the produced gas

Daily Times report by Shabbir Sarwar

Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand, who is also Planning Commission of Pakistan’s Science and Technology Member, has said that two nuclear power plants each having capacity of 350 megawatts will be completed by 2015 while efforts are being made to get foreign funding for another two nuclear power plants of 1,000 MW to overcome to the energy crisis in the country.Read More »LAHORE: Energy conference focuses on challenges and solutions

Iranian company offers quick solution to Pakistan’s energy crisis

An Iran based global company has offered immediate solution to the Pakistan’s prevalent power crisis, which has pulled economy down and crippled general life.

Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA), the sixth largest power Company in the world said it could bridge gap between demand and supply of electricity within months.
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CDA plans to establish commercial hub in Islamabad I-12

Alike other sectors of the Capital, Sector I-12 has many peculiarities due to its strategic location and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to establish state-of-the-art commercial hub of twin cities for promotion of trade and economic activities in the Federal Capital. This was stated by Chairman CDA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz while presiding a meeting here at CDA Headquarters on Tuesday, while reviewing progress on planning and design of commercial plots in Sector I-12. On this occasion, Member Planning and Design, Syed Mustafain Kazmi and concerned officers of Planning Wing were also present. He said that strategic location of Sector I-12 had its great significance as this sector was a gateway Read More »CDA plans to establish commercial hub in Islamabad I-12

Pakistan’s first hybrid car by end 2014

Interview by Mansoor Ahmad, published in “The News”

Shah Faisal Afridi is the President of Ruba SEZ Group, one of Pakistan’s biggest investors in the last decade. His group has invested heavily in automobiles, tyres and tubes, home appliances, packaging, power sector, textiles and property development. Afridi is also president of Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This group has entered joint ventures with Chinese companies.Read More »Pakistan’s first hybrid car by end 2014