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Get Hyped: Official team anthems of PSL 2018 ranked

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Every year for the past 3 years PSL has proven to truly be in a 'League of its own' may it be the level of competition, spirit of the game, excitement in the air and breathtaking performances by possibly the best raw talent on display which makes it for a mouth watering prospect. Since...

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US approves $7 bn in aircraft sales to Arab allies

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday approved a series of deals worth more than $7 billion to supply military helicopters, planes and missiles to four of its Arab allies. The green light, announced by the State Department, will mark another windfall for plane maker Boeing and other large US defense manufacturers. But it may face opposition from critics of Saudi...

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Fatemi briefs US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON DC: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi was received by the leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the Capitol Hill on Friday. Chairman Senator Bob Corker and Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin welcomed Fatemi. The special assistant conveyed the good wishes of the Prime Minister to the leadership of the...

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Karachi: Severe traffic jam in different areas

KARACHI: Commuters faced a severe traffic jam on Shahra-e-Faisal and connecting roads on Thursday. The traffic jam was witnessed in areas near Karsaz, University Road, Stadium Road, Hassan Square, Jail Chowrangi, Liaquatabad and others. A statement from the Central Police Office said the traffic was jammed due to the Chup Tazia procession, which is held to commemorate the death of...

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PM condoles with family of DC Chitral, Junaid Jamshed

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called Taimoor Jamshed, son of Junaid Jamshaid, to condole with him over the tragic demise of his father in a plane crash. Junaid Jamshed and his wife were among 47 passengers and crew members who died after their flight PK-661 crashed near Havelian town of Abbottabad on Wednesday due to engine’s failure....

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Turner will create shows for Snapchat in expanded partnership

Turner Broadcasting System Inc will create more video content for mobile app Snapchat and collaborate with the social media company on advertising, Turner said on Wednesday, as they expand a partnership to broaden their reach among millennials. TV networks of the Time Warner Inc unit, including TBS and Adult Swim, will create original series exclusively for the unit of Snap,...

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Kia Motors to start assembling cars in Pakistan

South Korean carmaker Kia Motor Co will start assembling cars in Pakistan, according to a local partner that is planning to invest Rs12 billion ($115 million) to set up a plant and manufacture the Kia vehicles. Karachi-listed Lucky Cement, which is part of the vast conglomerate Yunus Brothers Group, said in a statement on Thursday it planned to set up...

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Gunbattle triggers anti-India clashes in held Kashmir

Dozens of people have been injured in anti-India clashes that erupted in India-held Kashmir following a gun-battle between 'militants' and government forces. Police say the gunbattle began Thursday after soldiers and police cordoned off southern Arwani village, and suspected militants hiding there began firing in an attempt to break through the siege. As the fighting raged, thousands of people from...

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COAS visits NCTC, witnesses Pak-China exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and spent his day witnessing concluding sessions of high profile training events. He saw the final day of two months long Pak-China exercise Warrior-4, which was focused on high impact counter terrorism operations both in rural and urban areas using heli borne...

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Giraffes ‘threatened with extinction’

PARIS: Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 per cent in the last three decades, and the species is now “vulnerable” to extinction, a top conservation body said Thursday. The population of the world’s tallest land mammal dropped to below 100,000 in 2015, mainly due to habitat loss and illegal hunting, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

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Swedish envoy calls on CJCSC, discusses defence cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Sweden Ingrid Johansson, on Thursday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters related to defence cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

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FIFA chief says ‘zero tolerance’ for sex abuse

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday vowed "zero tolerance" for child sex abuse in football following an escalating scandal involving coaches and former players in England. The world football chief said anyone found to have committed abuse should be banned from the sport "without question" and face criminal charges. "There are few things in life, not just football life, worse...

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Higuain, Rugani strike as Juve secure top spot

TURIN: Gonzalo Higuain hit a slick, second-half goal and Daniele Rugani added a late second as dominant Juventus laboured to a 2-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb that secured top spot in Group H on Wednesday. With qualification for the last 16 already secure, Juventus welcomed the Croats looking for a repeat of their 4-0 romp in Zagreb in...

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PIA flight PK-661 crash: Five bodies identified at Abbottabad’s Ayub Medical Complex

ABBOTTABAD: At least five bodies of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash victims have been identified at Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad. Three affectees belonging to Chitral were identified as Fareed Aziz, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Takbeer while Sami Ullah was from Derea Ghazi Khan and Ahsan Ghaffar was residing in Rawalpindi. All corpses were recognized through biometric system as the...

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Johnny Depp, Will Smith, George Clooney on ‘overpaid’ Forbes list

NEW YORK: Johnny Depp and Will Smith topped a list on Wednesday of Hollywood's most overpaid actors, an illustration that star power does not always bring in dollars at the movie box-office. Fan favourite George Clooney also found himself on the annual Forbes list after the limited commercial appeal of films like "Hail Caesar," "Money Monster" and the 2015 flop...

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3G, 4G users in Pakistan reach 35.5mn: PTA

The number of 3G and 4G users in the country has reached 35.45 million at end of Oct 2016, showing an increase of around 1.13mn users as compared to last month. The number of mobile broadband connection was 34.32 million till September 2016. Statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday revealed that the number of 3G subscribers of...

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List of passengers killed in PK-661 crash

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying more than 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday. There were 31 men, nine women and two infants onboard the ill-fated flight. The passenger list is below: Abid Qaiser Ahsan SS Ahtiram ul Haq Aisha Akbar Ali Akhtar Mehmood Amir Shoukat Amna Ahmed Maahrukh Ahmed Asim Waqas...

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