Gulf Times - Kachin
Power source

Power source

The Moragahakanda hydro-electricity and irrigation dam and reservoir is seen from the air in Moragahakanda in central Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena is due to commission the $440mn irrigation and power generating project next week this week.

New Zealand expecting tougher examination from Pakistan

New Zealand expecting tougher examination from Pakistan

Having walloped the West Indies without raising a sweat, New Zealand are expecting a more rigorous workout when the one-day series against Pakistan begins in Wellington today.

Opec oil cut adherence up as Venezuela output slides

Opec oil cut adherence up as Venezuela output slides

Opec deepened compliance with an oil supply-cutting deal in December due to a further decline in Venezuelan output and extra cuts by Gulf exporters, a Reuters survey found, showing strong commitment to the deal despite higher prices.

‘Happy’ Costa scores on Atletico return in Cup rout

‘Happy’ Costa scores on Atletico return in Cup rout

Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday night.

Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass: police

Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass: police

Five people were killed when a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said.

Don't sleepwalk into war over N Korea, warns UN boss

Don't sleepwalk into war over N Korea, warns UN boss

Speaking on a visit to Japan, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "The worst possible thing that could happen would be for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances."

Manateq is Economic Zones Partner for ‘Made in Qatar 2017’

Manateq is Economic Zones Partner for ‘Made in Qatar 2017’

Qatar Chamber has announced that Economic Zones Company Manateq is sponsoring the ‘Made in Qatar 2017’ exhibition as Economic Zones Partner. The exhibition is slated on December 14 to 17 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Intermittent rains cripple life across Bangladesh

Intermittent rains cripple life across Bangladesh

Incessant rains across Bangladesh since Thursday night, triggered by depression in the Bay of Bengal, have brought life to a standstill in the capital Dhaka and most parts of the country.

Impeachment charges to be filed against Morales next month

Impeachment charges to be filed against Morales next month

An impeachment complaint will be filed before the House of Representatives against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales next month, according to lawyer Manuelito Luna.

Champion of Champions kicks off today

Champion of Champions kicks off today

The two-day International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Champion of Champions will be held today and tomorrow at the Qatar Foundation Recreation Centre and Al Shaqab arena, with the sport’s best athletes competing at the season-ending event.

‘Pakistan Girl’ takes aim at graft and domestic abuse

‘Pakistan Girl’ takes aim at graft and domestic abuse

Pakistan’s newest female superhero has vowed to battle venal officials and protect battered women, as her creator tries to inspire the next generation to fight injustice in the society.

Vodafone’s foreign ownership now 49%

Vodafone’s foreign ownership now 49%

Qatar Central Securities Depository (QCSD) has announced that it had amended the foreign ownership percentage in the shares of Vodafone Qatar to become 49% of the company’s capital, as of today.