Monday, January 26, 2009

Dhabayjee-Karachi water supply line bursts

THATTA: Dhabayjee 72-inch diameter pipeline supplying water to Karachi ruptured, for reasons not known immediately.

The pipeline burst hitting the water supply to city has given rise to fears of water famine that the citizens might have to undergo. This pipeline was laid in 1978. Sources said that the pipeline ruptured due to frequent breakdown of electricity supply.

Water Board officials told that the repair work was underway and Karachi would be supplied water from alternative conduits.

Karachi not a sweet word in Mumbai

Six members of an Indian political party were arrested on Friday for threatening the owner of ‘Karachi Sweets’, a confectioner in the Mulund suburb of Mumbai, the Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

The members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) – a breakaway faction of Shiv Sena – wrote a threatening letter to the owner, it said. “The owners of the sweet shop may have come from Karachi, but now since they are citizens of this country, they should adopt an Indian name,” MNS leader Shishir Shinde told the newspaper. daily times monitor