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Death toll in Russian mining disaster soars to 52: Reports 

Dozens of people were trapped underground when the mine filled with gas, and the victims included at least three rescuers that were sent down to save victims.

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Death toll in Russian mining disaster soars to 52: Reports 
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Moscow: The death toll from an accident in a Siberian coal mine has risen to 52 on Friday, Russia's TASS news agency quoted a source as saying.

Dozens of people were trapped underground when the mine filled with gas, and the victims included at least three rescuers that were sent down to save victims.

The incident is Russia's worst mining disaster in decade.

The accident occurred after coal dust in a ventilation shaft caught fire on Thursday, filling the Siberian mine with smoke and killing 11 on the spot.

By nightfall, a failed operation to reach dozens of missing miners had turned to tragedy after several rescuers reportedly suffocated. 

According to officials, 49 people were taken to hospital with injuries. 

Several miners were unable to escape after the initial incident, but rescue processes had to be suspended after dangerously high levels of methane were detected in the mine— prompting fears of possible explosions. 

Moreover, one of the rescue teams failed to emerge from the mine. 

Reportedly, late Thursday, it emerged that no further survivors were expected to be found and the death toll had risen to more than 50, including six rescuers in total.  

Following the fatal incident, three people—including the mine director, have been arrested over alleged safety failings. 

It is pertinent to mention here that it is not the first time that a deadly accident happened in mine.

In 2004, a methane gas explosion inside a mine killed at least 13. 

Later in 2016, authorities assessed the safety of Russia’s 58 coal mines and declared 34% of them potentially unsafe. The list did not include the Listvyazhnaya mine at the time, say Russian reports.

 

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NA, Senate sessions to be held today

Besides legislative business, both the Houses will take up matters pertaining to national and international importance. 

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Islamabad: Sessions of the Senate and the National Assembly (NA) will separately be held at the Parliament House in Islamabad at 4 pm on Monday (January 17).

Besides legislative business, both the Houses will take up matters pertaining to national and international importance. 

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Govt wants to hold talks with opposition for reforms in electoral process, says Fawad

“Such a leader not considered respectful,” Fawad said.

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Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government wants to hold talks with the opposition for reforms in electoral process and judicial as well as accountability systems. 

On his official twitter handle, the federal minister said this is not possible without negotiations with the opposition. 

However, minister said, the corrupt leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is not interested to discuss any issue except relief in this cases. 

He further added that if the PML-N detaches itself from the ‘Sharif family’, it would be a positive development.  

“The political parties need to change the leadership involved in moral and financial corruption,” added minister. 

Criticizing PML-N’s Supremo, Fawad said that Nawaz Sharif left his workers behind and went to London in difficult times.

“Such a leader not considered respectful,” he said.

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PM Imran Khan to launch Pakistan’s first-ever digital city in Haripur today

The project aims to serve as a state-of-the-art facility to enable collaborations and innovation among academia, research, industry and planners from within country and abroad

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PM Imran Khan to launch Pakistan’s first-ever digital city in Haripur today

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Haripur today (Monday) to perform the groundbreaking of Pakistan Digital City Special Technology Zone project, the country’s first such venture.

The prime minister will be accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, federal and provincial ministers.

The Pakistan Digital City project will be completed at a cost of Rs1.31 billion and scattered over 86 kanals of land.

Pakistan Digital City Haripur is a flagship project of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government being launched to provide all facilities to the IT industry in one place.

The project aims to serve as a state-of-the-art facility to enable collaborations and innovation amongst academia, research, industry and planners from within country and abroad.

It will benefit other allied industries like electronics, software houses, mobile phone industry, technology incubators, and computer industry in the province.

Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated Lahore Technopolis, a special technology zone, to create jobs and boost Pakistan’s tech exports.

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