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US pushing ties to brink of ´Cold War´ over coronavirus pandemic, says China

BEIJING: China said Sunday that its relations with the United States were "on the brink of a new Cold War," fuelled partly by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 350,000 people worldwide and pitched the global economy into a massive downturn. Fresh tensions between Beijing and Washington emerged as virus restrictions continued to shape and remake lives...

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Spain : 1,500 new coronavirus cases reported in a day

MADRID: Spain confirmed more than 1,500 new cases of coronavirus between Friday and Saturday raising its total to 5,753 cases, the second-highest number in Europe after Italy. The country was expected to declare a state of alert on Saturday to try to mobilise resources to combat the virus, which has so far killed 183 people in Spain, up from 121...

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Trump says he’s likely to be tested for COVID-19 after repeat exposure

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Friday he will “most likely” be tested for the novel coronavirus, as questions swirled about why he, his top aides and his family weren’t doing more to protect themselves and others after repeated exposure to COVID-19. Trump has now had multiple direct and indirect contacts with people who have tested positive for the pandemic virus, which...

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Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife are self-isolating after the latter returned from a speaking engagement and exhibited flu-like symptoms on Thursday, prompting worries that the Canadian First Lady may have contracted the dangerous infection. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau´s symptoms have subsided since she recently got back from Britain, but as a precaution the prime minister “will spend the...

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Global COVID-19 could be controlled “by June” if most countries act like China, says experts

GUANGZHOU: Renowned Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan said Thursday that if most countries act like China, attaching national-level importance to response efforts, the global COVID-19 pandemic could be brought under control "by June." WHO terms coronavirus 'a pandemic' The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared the novel coronavirus a "pandemic" as more than 4,000 people died and the infected toll...

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Trading stopped at Pakistan Stock Exchange for second time this week

KARACHI: Trading at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) was suspended for the second time this week amid a global meltdown in the international financial markets. The benchmark KSE-100 index was at 36,348 when the trading was suspended at 02:17pm today for 45 minutes. On Monday, the PSX’s benchmark KSE-100 index plunged 2,106 points after the starting bell on the first day...

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Equity, oil markets tremble post Trump’s Europe travel ban

HONG KONG: US President Donald Trump's decision to enforce a ban on travel from Europe to the US for a month to curtail the spread of coronavirus sent shock waves once again to the equity and oil markets sparking fears of a global recession. As the disease showed no signs of abating, claiming more lives and infecting more people around the...

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Quetta Gladiators battle Multan Sultans in a race to playoffs

The 25th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 between Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans could be affected due to intermittent rains in Lahore. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met Office), the rain is expected to intensify in Lahore in the evening, which means that the fixture could be affected. "Strong winds, rain and thunderstorm are expected in all...

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Lahore Qalandars aim to continue winning streak against Peshawar Zalmi

LAHORE: After a day's gap, Pakistan Super League (PSL) action returns with the match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. Lahore Qalandars who now sit at the fifth spot on the points table have six points from seven matches played after turning things around winning their last three matches after four losses. Peshawar Zalmi,...

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Stocks register largest intra-day crash in history before recovery

KARACHI: Trading at the Pakistan Stock Exchange was paused for 45 minutes on Monday after the benchmark index fell 2,106 points soon after opening. According to reports from the market, trading was halted at around 9:37am after a rapid 5.83 per cent decline (2,106 points) in share prices. After trading resumed at 10:24am, stocks continued their slide to reach the...

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Australia Beat India In ICC Women T20 World Cup Final

A rampant Australia emphatically swept to their fifth women's Twenty20 World Cup title on Sunday, crushing India by 85 runs in front of more than 86,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Alyssa Healy smashed a quick-fire 75 and Beth Mooney an unbeaten 78 as the defending champions plundered an ominous 184 for four — the highest score...

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Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans match delayed due to rain

As expected the game between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans has been delayed due to inclement weather in Rawalpindi. The toss has been delayed further, and there will be another inspection of the wet outfield at 3pm. So far four matches of the Pakistan Super League have been affected due to the weather with one game being completely being washed...

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Peshawar Zalmi defeat Islamabad United courtesy DLS method

RAWALPINDI: Despite having a slight edge over Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United were handed a defeat courtesy the DLS method as rain hampered play at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday. After an initial stumble of losing two early wickets, Islamabad United came back top to set a target of 196 for Peshawar Zalmi to chase in their Pakistan Super League...

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Peshawar Zalmi face-off Quetta Gladiators at Rawalpindi stadium today

KARACHI: Rain is likely to play spoilsport between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators as the former champions face each other at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium tonight. Zalmi sit at the fourth spot on the points table with two wins and three losses from six games with five points, while Gladiators, who stand second, have three wins and two losses from...

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Bangladesh ODI rescheduled by PCB on BCB’s request

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday confirmed it had accepted the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) request to reschedule a one-off one-day international (ODI) to allow its team more time to prepare for the second Test between the two sides, which starts on April 5 in Karachi. The ODI, which was originally planned for April 3, will now be held...

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PSL V 2020: Lahore Qalandars aim to continue winning streak against Islamabad United

LAHORE: The Lahore Qalandars, fresh off a heady victory against the Quetta Gladiators, go up against the floundering Islamabad United in today's match at Lahore's Gaddafi stadium. The last time the Qalandars and United met in the tournament on February 23, Islamabad narrowly avoided a defeat thanks to skipper Shadab Khan, who chipped in both with bat and ball to...

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PSL V 2020: Lahore Qalandars vow to claim winning glory against Quetta Gladiators

LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars will look for their first win of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) when they take on Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Stadium tonight. Sitting at the bottom of the table, Qalandars will be looking for their elusive first win in the latest edition of the league against the Gladiators, who are currently placed second (six points) with...

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