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Police seize millions of counterfeit U.S. dollars in Peru ...

Published August 02, 2012


Police seized $2.3 million in counterfeit U.S. currency and arrested a suspect at a house in Lima, raising to $5 million the amount of fake dollars confiscated this year, Peruvian National Police chief Raul Salazar said.

Officers from the Fraud Division discovered a print shop being operated out of a house in the capital's Breña district that was making thousands of fake dollars, Salazar said.

The counterfeit U.S. dollars, which were seized on Tuesday, were going to be smuggled into the United States, the police chief said.

Police found printing plates for $50 bills and other counterfeiting materials at the house, Salazar said.

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the house as he applied a fluid to counterfeit bills.

The suspect faces between five and 12 years in prison if convicted on counterfeiting charges, police said.

The counterfeit U.S. currency belonged to a criminal organization whose presence was first detected in Lima last year. EFE

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Tropical Storm Ernesto is continuing to move toward the west at a brisk 22 mph, centered late tonight over the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles east of Barbados. 

The forecast track brings the center of the storm near Barbados overnight and near the northern Windward Islands early Friday. 

A Tropical Storm Warning continues for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique
and Guadelupe.

 That means tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area, in this case, within 12 to 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are 50 mph. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Get the latest on this storm, including graphics, by visiting the NHC website at

Solar Power Helped Keep the Lights On in India ...

By David Biello | August 1, 2012

Every day, at least 400 million Indians lack access to electricity

Another nearly 700 million Indians joined their fellows in energy poverty over the course of the last few days, or roughly 10 percent of the world’s population.

Oddly enough, some of the formerly energy poor—rural villagers throughout the subcontinent—found themselves better off than their middle-class compatriots during the recent blackouts, thanks to village homes outfitted with photovoltaic panels. In fact, solar power helped keep some electric pumps supplying water for fields parched by an erratic monsoon this year.

That monsoon is partly to blame for the blackouts as well. 

A lack of rain has meant a reduction in power from India’s hydroelectric dams

Pair that with problems with the supply of coal to burn and the northern half of India found itself with not enough electricity supply to meet demand. 

One ironic anecdote illustrates this conundrum nicely: coal miners in northern India …

THREE OLYMPICS IN A ROW: Phelps wins men's 200m individual gold medal ...

Michael Phelps of the U.S. holds up three fingers after winning the men's 200m individual medley final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre REUTERS/TOBY MELVILLE

Friday, August 10 2012
Time(BST)Event12:00 Men Swimming 10km Freestyle

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Friday, August 03 2012
Time(BST)Event10:00 Women Swimming 50m Freestyle Heats
10:03 Women Swimming 50m Freestyle Heats
10:05 Women Swimming 50m Freestyle Heats
10:07 Women Swimming 50m Freestyle Heats
10:09 Women Swimming 50m Freestyle Heats

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Saturday, August 04 2012
Time(BST)Event19:30 Women Swimming 50m Freestyle Final
19:36 Men Swimming 1500m Freestyle Final
20:07 Women Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
20:27 Men Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

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Thursday, August 09 2012
Time(BST)Event12:00 Women Swimming 10km Freestyle

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CountryRankGoldSilverBronzeTotalChina 1 18 11 5 34
United States 2 …


Korean market for Pakistani mangoes

Another milestone achieved: PHDEC opening up South Korean market for Pakistani mangoes

August 01, 2012


Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) has achieved another milestone, in its endeavours to promote exports of mangoes, by developing and opening South Korean market for Pakistani mangoes. Initially a consignment of 2.5 tons was sent to South Korea in early July and it fetched further orders of 22 tons. 

'PHDEC worked closely with DPP-Pakistan for opening up of South Korean market for Pakistani mangoes. The company arranged a visit of South Korean Quarantine experts to Pakistan and facilitated meetings with allied institutions for this visit,' said PHDEC Chief Executive Officer Bashir Hussein while addressing a press conference on Tuesday.

South Korean experts visited mango orchards, irradiation facility by PARAS foods at Lahore and Hot Water Treatment (HWT) facility (Pakistan Hortifresh Private Limited-A joi…

INDIA: 'Aam papad' industry makes this small Pathankot village special ...

Vinay dhingra, Hindustan Times

Pathankot, August 02, 2012

First Published: 13:28 IST(2/8/2012)
Last Updated: 13:36 IST(2/8/2012)

A shopkeeper selling 'aam papad' to a customer at Dunera village on the Pathankot-Dalhousie road. HT photo

For years, Dunera, a small village on the Pathankot-Dalhousie Road, has remained a preferred stop for tourists headed to Dalhousie or Chamba in Himachal. 

The attraction is the sweet and sour delicacy popularly known as aam papad, which is sold at almost every kiosk or shop in the village.

The kiosk owners offer different types of aam papad, which vary in taste due to different varieties of mangoes used in preparation. Finally, it depends upon personal taste of the buyer who selects and takes a pack for himself and also as a gift for friends and relatives.

Old timers say they have been seeing aam papad since their childhood. During a journey to Chamba, Tisa, Bharmour and Dalhousie, it was prescribed as a medicine to prevent the attacks of giddiness to p…


Dear Sir,

The links mention below reveals the story of mangoes from Pakistan, being struck up for exports to USA.

Your kind attention is requested for high lighting this problem.

Pakistan observer

Lahore News

The Nation

Business recorder

News in express tribune 1 August, 2012



Tariq Khan
1795-D, Justice Jabbar St,
Khurshed Colony,Multan
Lutfabad Mango Farms
(Global GAP Certified)
Cell: +92-302-8632863
Telephone office: +9261-4581436
Telephone Fax : +9261-4575055

MANGO DIPLOMACY: India overturns ban on Pakistan investments ...

Decision to accept foreign direct investment seen as rival neighbours' push for "trade diplomacy" to normalise ties.

Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 12:46

India and Pakistan aim to lift bilateral trade to $6bn within three years [EPA]

India has reversed its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan in a move designed to build goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.

"The government of India has reviewed the policy... and decided to permit a citizen of Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Pakistan to make investments in India," said a statement from the Indian commerce ministry on Wednesday.

However, no such investments can be made in defence, space or atomic energy, the ministry said.

India and Pakistan, which have fought three wars since independence, are channeling their peace efforts into "trade diplomacy".

"We welcome this decision,", Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman Moazzam Khan told t…

APM inks US$900mn Lázaro Cárdenas port terminal contract - Mexico ...

Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 14:08 (GMT-0400)

By Business News Americas staff reporters

Hague-based port operator APM Terminals signed a 32-year concession contract with Mexican port authority API Lázaro Cárdenas to build and operate a second container terminal at Lázaro Cárdenas port on Mexico's Pacific coast for some US$900mn, APM said in a statement.

The initiative is aimed at boosting Mexico's competitiveness through a more efficient, integrated port and inland service network, according to APM managing director JD Nielson.

Works also include the design, financing and maintenance of the new terminal and will be carried out in two phases, the release said.

Work on phase I is scheduled to start this September and involves constructing a new 43ha container yard and 650m quay with two berths. 

Additionally, an administration building, warehouses, gates and on-dock rail facilities will be built.

Construction for the first stage requires seven gantry cranes with a 23-container …

Sismo de 6,4 afecta amplia zona de Perú ...

agosto 2, 2012 6:52 am

Publicado en: Actualidad, Internacionales

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Un sismo de 6,4 en la escala de Richter sacudió en la madrugada de este jueves una amplia región de Perú, desde la selva hasta la costa, causando alarma, sin conocerse por el momento si se registraron daños, informó el Instituto Geofísico peruano.

El movimiento se produjo a las 04H38 locales (09H38 GMT) a 47 km al sureste de la ciudad amazónica de Pucallpa (800 km al este de Lima) y a una profundidad de 130 km, según el reporte.

El terremoto despertó a numerosas personas que salieron rápidamente a las calles en Pucallpa en busca de protección, según los primeros reportes.

La alarma también alcanzó a la vecina región de Huánuco y a las ciudades de la costa norte como Trujillo, 550 km al norte de Lima, y con menor intensidad en la capital peruana.

Los sismos son frecuentes en Perú y suman más de cien en lo que va del año, por lo que las autoridades advierten que la población debe adoptar medidas.

Con ese fin el Inst…

If Michael Phelps were a country, how would his medal haul compare? ...

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.

 See how his medals compare to Olympic countries and the top athletes

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Michael Phelps shows off his gold medal in the Men's 4x200-metre freestyle relay. What would happen if he were a country? Photograph: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time - after he won his 19th Olympic medal, and his first gold of these Games, in the 4x200m relay.

He would be ahead of Georgia, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Chile, Israel, the old Russian Empire and Tunisia. He's only just behind India, Taiwan, Portugal, Nigeria and Thailand. In terms of golds, he's ahead of North Korea.

He now has more than the previous top scorer, gymnast Larisa Latynina, who competed for the USSR and won 18 medals including nine golds.

He now has 15 gold medals, two silvers (the same as Team GB so far this games) and two bronze. If Phelps were a countr…