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Sarfaraz’s seemingly racist comments may trigger ICC action

DURBAN: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who is leading the national side against the South Africa in One Day Internationals (ODI) series,  could be in trouble after a seemingly racist comment he made to cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo was caught on the broadcast stump mics and discussed by the commentators. During the 37th over of South Africa's chase in the second ODI in...

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Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan walks away from film after harassment claims against director

On Wednesday, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan announced his departure from an upcoming film following sexual harassment allegations against the director. The actor while not mentioning the name of the film or director took to Twitter and announced that he was stepping away from the project after he was informed of “sexual misconduct” on the part of a collaborator. Aamir was...

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US dollar being sold at Rs.136 in open market: Dealers

Web-Desk: On Wednesday, the US dollar continued to spike for a second day as it was being sold for Rs136 in the open market. According to General Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan Secretary Zafar Paracha said the dollar is being bought at Rs134 and sold at Rs136 in the open market. “The dollar has risen by a further Rs1.50 today,”...

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US Dollars rises to Rs 134 in interbank market

KARACHI: The US dollar, on Tuesday hiked to Rs134 in the interbank market. The unprecedented dollar rise was up to Rs9.75 as market opened today at Rs124.25. Due to the increase in Dollars the marker and key players are uncertain about future prospects. The rapid increase in the dollar is owing the government’s decision to approach the International Monetary Fund...

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Bilal Asif leads Australian collapse as Pakistan bat again

DUBAI: Debutant Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif led an Australian collapse with six wickets on the third day of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. Australia were all out for 202 after a solid opening stand of 142-0 on a Dubai stadium pitch which started to take a sharp turn. Pakistan decided not to enforce follow-on and are batting again...

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‘Babu Ji in trouble’: Veteran Indian actor Alok Nath accused of rape, sexual harassment

Vinta Nanda, Indian Director, who produced and wrote hit TV serial 'Tara' has alleged that veteran actor Alok Nath (famously known as Babu Ji), who was part of the show, raped her. Nanda alleged that Alok Nath raped her and harassed Tara's female lead. Alok is commonly known for his roles as a stereotypical Indian father, personifying religious traditions and...

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Australia face challenge after Haris Sohail smacks maiden Test century

Australia's openers survived a torrid 13 over spell to finish on 30 without loss after Haris Sohail's maiden century guided Pakistan to 482 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai on Monday. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 17 and debutant Aaron Finch was 13 not out as Australia negotiated some tight spin bowling from Pakistan on a...

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First Test: Ton-up Hafeez puts Pakistan in dominate position against Australia

Opener Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with an impressive century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan were 255-3 at the close of play, with Haris Sohail unbeaten on 15 and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas one not out as Australian bowlers toiled away with little success on a flat Dubai Stadium...

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Era of bank secrecy ends: Swiss starts sharing accounts data

ZURICH: The era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as Switzerland, the world’s biggest center for managing offshore wealth, began automatically sharing client data with tax authorities in dozens of other countries. The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) said on Friday it had for the first time exchanged financial account data at the end of...

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Two Palestinians martyred by Israeli forces along Gaza-Israel buffer zone

Web Desk: Israeli army has martyred two Palestinians and wounded eighteen others along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone.   A spokesman for Gaza’s Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qidra, said more than 190 Palestinians have been martyred and twenty-thousand others injured since the rallies first began on March 30. Demonstrators demand the “right of return” to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from...

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India, Russia announce major air defence system deal

India announced the multi-billion-dollar purchase of Russia´s S-400 air defence system and several other deals with Moscow Friday during a visit to New Delhi by President Vladimir Putin. The agreements, announced following Putin´s talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, come despite threats of sanctions by the United States on countries buying Russian military hardware. "The sides welcomed the conclusion...

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Happy Birthday PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Friday. the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan, turned to 66 years of age. Born in 1952, 5th October, PM Imran was a cricketer turned politician, who is cheered for leading National cricket team to win the world cup(1992) followed by the construction of Shaukat Khanam Cancer hospital. In 1996, the premier founded his political...

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ABD and Steve Smith awarded coveted Platinum categories in PSL auction

Australian batsman Steve Smith has become the second high profile player to sign for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Last month, South Africa’s AB de Villiers had announced that he will be participating in the upcoming edition of PSL. Windies trio of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are also part of the platinum players...

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ICC World Cup 2019 Trophy arrives in Lahore

Web Desk: ICC World Cup 2019 trophy, which is on world tour these days, reached Lahore today (Wednesday). The trophy will be displayed for public at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore tomorrow. According to details, the trophy will remain in Pakistan from October 3 to October 13. Fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan was also present on this occasion and he expressed his...

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I told Saudi king Salman he wouldn’t survive without US support: Trump

President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the US military. "We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they're rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said 'King — we're protecting...

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Only bilateral agreements, S. Arabia not to be made part of CPEC

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Pakistan said that Saudi Arabia would not be made part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and the kingdom’s proposed investments would fall under a separate bilateral arrangement. Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar said there was no decision to bring a third country, like Saudi Arabia, under the framework of the CPEC...

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Australia declare Azhar Ali as biggest threat

ISLAMABAD: Australia quicks Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle have singled out Pakistan''s Azhar Ali as the key wicket for the tourists in this month''s two-Test series in the UAE. If the numbers are anything to go by, their concerns about the diminutive opening batsman are well-founded; in seven Tests against Australia, Azhar averages 69.75, having made three hundreds and four...

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