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Govt hikes per litre price of petrol by Rs10.50

Islamabad: The federal government has hiked per litre price of petrol by Rs10.50 and high-speed diesel by Rs12.44.

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According to a notification issued by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), the petrol price has been increased by Rs10.50 per litre, the price of HSD has been enhanced by Rs12.44 per litre, kerosene oil by Rs10.95, and light-speed diesel by Rs8.84. 

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According to a notification issued by the finance ministry, petrol will now be available at Rs137.79 The new price of high-speed diesel has reached Rs134.48 per litre.

The new price of kerosene oil has been fixed at Rs110.26 after an increase of Rs10.95 per litre. In addition, light diesel oil will cost Rs8.84 more and will thus be priced at Rs108.35 per litre.

Earlier, the federal government had increased the price of petrol by Rs4 per litre from October 01.

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23 killed after bus plunges into river

Twenty three people drowned when a bus travelling to a wedding in central Kenya was swept off a bridge into a flooded river.

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Nairobi: In an unfortunate incident, at least 23 people were killed after a bus travelling to a wedding plunged into the Enziu River in the eastern Kitui town.

Twenty three people drowned when a bus travelling to a wedding in central Kenya was swept off a bridge into a flooded river.

Reportedly, 12 people had been rescued, including four children. It remains unclear how many passengers were aboard the bus.

Reports added that all the passengers, were choir members of Mwingi Catholic Church and had been travelling for their male colleague’s wedding when the accident occurred in Kitui County. 

Reports further added that the driver was trying to cross fast-flowing waters passing over the bridge but the force was too strong, sweeping the bus beneath the churning currents. 

“We have this terrible, terrible accident that happened here this morning,” Kitui governor Charity Ngilu told reporters on Saturday. 

“The bodies that have already been retrieved right now are over 23. We have more bodies in the bus,” she said, adding efforts to recover the corpses would resume on Sunday morning.  

Officials, however, have started an investigation into the incident.

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Bangladesh-Pakistan Test: Third day’s match delayed as heavy rain continues in Dhaka

Pakistan scored 188-2 on day two  

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Dhaka: Day three of the second Test between Pakistan and Bangladesh is expected to be called off Monday as heavy rain continues in Dhaka.

Both teams have been asked to stay at the hotel as rain continues to pour down in the city overnight.

Only 63.2 overs of play were possible over the first two days with Pakistan reaching 188-2 in their first innings, with skipper Babar Azam batting on 71 not out alongside Azhar Ali, 52 not out.

Taijul Islam picked both wickets to fall at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Pakistan lead the two-Test series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Chittagong by eight wickets.

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PM Imran Khan to launch 'Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive’ today

This would be the biggest sports programme in the country’s history

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch Pakistan's largest sports programme, 'Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive’, today, in a bid to revive sports culture for producing national heroes.

According to details, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the drive at Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex, Islamabad.

In the first phase, the project will provide an opportunity to the talented youth of Pakistan to prepare themselves to display their skills at the international level in 12 sports, including hockey, cricket, football, handball, wrestling, weightlifting, squash, volleyball, skiing, judo, boxing and athletics.

Youth falling in the age group of 11 to 25 years will participate in the sports competitions.

The sports competitions will be held across the country, including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir and one million youth will go through a process of selection.

Earlier on Sunday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar said this would be the biggest sports programme in the country’s history that would enable active participation of the youth in healthy physical activities.

He said under its first phase, twelve different games for male and ten for female would be arranged across 25 regions under the talent hunt programme. The age bracket for the both would be 11-25 years.

 

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