Asian Group of Industries yesterday organised a press conference at the National Press Club in the city demanding solution of gas crisis at Muktarpur Industry Area of Munshigonj to protect 13 gas-based industries.

Managing Director (Administration) of Asian Group Md Rezaul Karim read out a written speech at the conference on behalf of the Group.

The country has spent over $1.2 billion on import of power generation machinery during the current fiscal year, depicting a surge of 63 percent over last year, as the power generation utilities have not been able to meet the power demand, importers said.

Pakistani industry is struggling for its survival due to host of issues including energy crisis, therefore, the government must provide "rescue plan" to the local industry.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), in association with the National Productivity Organisation (NPO), has launched the second phase of energy audit of textile mills under the energy conservation programme for the textile industry.

Akber Sheikh, Chairman APTMA, Punjab speaking on the occasion has said that there was potential for saving 10- 15 percent of energy in the textile industry by minimising wastages and realising efficiency of operations. The current level of energy consumption by the textile industry is around 1500MW.

Ana M Soto, professor at the Tufts Medical School at Massachusetts in the us, made an important discovery while working with breast cancer cells in 1989. She found that some of the tissues were

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In a rare judgement, an industry official has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in a pollution case by the court of chief judicial magistrate, Thane, Maharashtra. The court held B V Ajhar,

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