South Asia

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Bangladesh gets nuke plant:

On May 13, Bangladesh and Russia signed a deal to install a nuclear power plant with an electricity generation capacity of 600-1,000 megawatt (mw). The plant will be set up at Roopour, 200 km from Dhaka. The country generates 3,300 mw power and is facing a shortfall of 1,500 mw a day.

Pak offers comfort to refugees:

Cool drinking water is being offered to 80,000 people in relief camps in Mardan, Swabi and adjoining areas of north-west Pakistan as temperatures crossed 40C. Pakistan's health department has installed water coolers. The war between the army and the Taliban in the North-West Frontier Province has displaced about 1.4 million people in Swat valley. Non-profit Save The Children has appealed for US $9.9 million to help the refugees.

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