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Poet of East: 81st death anniversary of Allama Iqbal observed in Pakistan

MULTAN: 81st death anniversary of the Poet of the East, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal (November 09, 1877-April 21, 1938) was observed in all over Pakistan with reverence and solemnity. Different programmes and seminars were organised to pay tribute to the great philosopher of the East, who awakened the Muslims of the Subcontinent through his powerful poetry. Speaking on the occasion...

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Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings: Media Watchdog

WASHINGTON: Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were "singled out for murder". "The number of journalists targeted for...

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ICC orders PCB to pay 60 percent of legal cost claimed by BCCI

DUBAI: On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) ordered the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to pay 60 percent of the amount claimed by the Indian cricket board and the ICC panel, in a legal fight between the two cricket boards. The PCB has been ordered to pay the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s “claimed costs…and the administrative...

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Asma Jahangir wins posthumous UN Human Rights Prize

NEW YORK: Late Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir has posthumously been awarded the UN Human Rights Prize 2018. The prize was awarded to Jahangir, who passed away on February 11 after suffering a stroke at the age of 66. The award was accepted by her daughter Munizae Jahangir at a ceremony held at UN General Assembly, New York as...

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Legendary TV actor Ali Ejaz passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: Renowned film, television and stage actor Ali Ejaz passed away on Tuesday at the age of 77 in Lahore. Ejaz was well known for his role in popular television comedy-drama series Khawaja and Son. His other television hits include serials like Lakhon Mein Teen with Qavi Khan and Athar Shah Khan and Dubai Chalo. The veteran actor started his...

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Australia defeats India in second Test, level the series

PERTH: Australia beat India by 146 runs in Perth Tuesday to level the series with their first Test win since the ball-tampering sandpapergate scandal that rocked international cricket. Set 287 to win, India resumed at 115 for five on the final day and never threatened to pull off a miraculous victory, losing their last five wickets for just 21 runs....

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Messi hat-trick restores Barcelonas La Liga lead

MADRID: Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table. The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekends derby thumping of Espanyol. He took his goals tally for the season to 20 after...

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World Cup Winners: Belgium new crowned champions of Hockey

Belgium lifted the Hockey World Cup for the first as they defeated the Netherlands in the final in a shootout by 3-2 on Sunday at Bhubaneswar, India. Belgium entered the final of the tournament as an underdog against the three-time World Champions Netherlands, however, it was a cracker of a contest as both the teams had their moments in the...

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Andrew Symonds reveals Harbhajan Singh’s emotional apology over ‘monkeygate’

PERTH: Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh "broke down crying" when he finally made up with Andrew Symonds after the infamous "monkeygate" scandal had sent the Australian all-rounder into a downward spiral, he revealed Sunday. A decade on from the ugly incident in the 2008 Sydney Test, where Singh was accused of calling Symonds a "monkey", the Australian said they emotionally called...

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I’m not another Imran Khan: Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza

DHAKA: He may be Bangladesh's biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister. Contesting a seat in the national parliament for the ruling Awami League party in the December 30 elections, Mashrafe says he just wants to do more for sports and charity. "To be honest, the level where Imran Khan...

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PSL 2019 schedule released: Karachi to host 5 matches including final on March 17th

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday has revealed the full schedule of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Karachis National Stadium will host a total of five matches, while Gaddafi Stadium Lahore will be lit up for three fixtures. Karachi will host the first of their five matches on March 7, 2019 when Karachi Kings will...

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Iran engineers rial recovery as it defies US sanctions

LONDON: Iran is intervening in the foreign exchange market and threatening speculators to engineer a dramatic recovery of its rial currency, easing pressure on the oil-exporting economy as Tehran defies renewed US sanctions. The rial jumped to 105,500 against the US dollar on Wednesday from 117,000 at the end of last week - and 152,500 at the end of October,...

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Kanye has tweeted ‘a lot’ about Drake, You should check it out

Kanye West has accused rapper Drake of threatening “the safety of my family” in a bizarre Twitter rant that is showing no signs of stopping. West has posted more than 100 tweets (and counting) directed at the Canadian rapper, accusing him of everything from talking to mother-in-law Kris Jenner behind his back and claiming “there would never be a Drake...

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In Pakistan public education suffocates under surging population

TANJAI CHEENA: At the Tanjai Cheena school in northwest Pakistan students squeeze into makeshift classrooms where plastic tarps serve as walls and electricity is sparse, as a surging population overstretches the country´s fragile education system. Sandwiched behind desks like sardines, students repeat words learned in Pashto and English during an anatomy lesson: "Guta is finger, laas is hand". Two teachers...

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Sarfraz Ahmed calls on squad to play ‘without fear’ in South Africa

KARACHI: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Thursday urged his fellow teammates to play "without fear" during their tour of South Africa — a country where they have won only two Tests during their past five tours. The Pakistani side is en route to South Africa to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three T20 internationals, with the first Test...

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Google lists PM’s wife Bushra Bibi as top trending person in Pakistan

Web-Desk: Google has unveiled the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in the outgoing year 2018. Google’s Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captures the nation’s interest during the year. Below is the list of most googled persons of 2018 in Pakistan. 1- Bushra Maneka Bushra Bibi is...

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Pakistan out from Hockey World Cup as Belgium makes into quarter-final

BHUBANESWAR: Pakistan crashed out of the ongoing Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, after losing 5-0 to Belgium in an all-important cross-over match. The match was played between the two teams to secure a place in the quarter-final of the tournament. The lone point that the men in green earned in their group D match was against Malaysia, where they were...

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