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Asia Cup: BanglaDesh win toss and decides to bat first against Pakistan in fight for final slot

ABU DHABI: BanglaDesh has won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan here at Abu Dhabi, in all important match, as the winner will play against India in Asia Cup's final. For both the teams, the match is not less than a semi final as  the winner of the match will face India in the final of the...

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Cricket Australia to investigate Moeen Ali’s claims he was called ‘Osama’

Web Desk:  Cricket Australia are to seek clarification from their English counterparts about an incident in which England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he was called “Osama” by an unnamed Australian player during an Ashes test in 2015. Birmingham-born Moeen, a Muslim who is of Pakistani and English heritage, had already spoken of the racist abuse he received from Australian supporters...

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Afghan conflict could be deadlier than Syria in 2018: analysts

The Afghan conflict could overtake Syria as the deadliest conflict in the world this year, analysts say, as violence surges 17 years after the US-led invasion. The grim assessment contrasts sharply with the consistently upbeat public view of the conflict from NATO´s Resolute Support mission in Kabul, and underscores the growing sense of hopelessness in the war-torn country. It suggests...

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Govt reduces relief on annual income taxes

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the federal government introduced amendments in the Finance Act 2018’s Income Tax Ordinance, according to which the relief on taxable income has been reduced for the salaried persons. For an annual salary of 0.4 million rupees, no tax will be applied, while for Rs400,000 to Rs800,000 annual salary, tax will be Rs1,000. For Rs0.8 million to Rs...

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Anderson ‘not finished yet’ after breaking Test record

LONDON: James Anderson says he has no plans to hang up his boots yet after overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history as the Australian challenged the Englishman to reach 600 wickets. Anderson went past McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets when he knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as England bowled out India for...

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Record-breaker Anderson seals England’s fifth Test win over India

James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test history when he sealed England's 118-run win over India at the Oval on Tuesday. With just one wicket to fall, and Anderson needing one more to break the record of 563 he had shared with retired Australia great Glenn McGrath, the 36-year-old Lancashire paceman bowled Mohammed Shami to give England...

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New York overtakes London as world’s top financial centre: survey

New York has overtaken London as the world´s most attractive financial centre, a survey said on Wednesday, as Britain´s decision to leave the European Union prompts banks to shift jobs out of the city to preserve access to Europe´s single market. Since Britain voted to leave the EU more than two years ago, some of the world’s most powerful finance...

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PM forms task force on sports to improve performance at national, regional level

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday ordered constitution of Task Force on sports to review performance of all such bodies, analyze the efficacy and utilization of funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting games at national and regional levels. Chairing a meeting on Inter-Provincial Coordination Ministry here at the Prime Minister Office, Imran Khan was briefed...

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70th Death Anniversary of the founder of the nation, Quaid e Azam

The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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Cook scores fairytale century in final Test of his career

LONDON: Alastair Cook marked his final Test innings with a storybook hundred as England piled on the runs against India at the Oval on Monday. England were 243 for two in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Test, with Cook 103 not out and Joe Root, his successor as England captain, 92 not out....

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down in one year, Zhang to become chairman

BEIJING - Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman in exactly one year on Sept. 10, 2019, the company said. Current Alibaba Chief Executive Daniel Zhang will replace him as chairman, while Ma will complete his current term on Alibaba’s board of directors following the company’s annual general...

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Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK: — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket....

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Serena Williams defends herself after Grand Slam controversy

NEW YORK:  Serena Williams said she did not know her coach was giving her instructions and had “never cheated in her life” after her hopes of winning a 24th Grand Slam title ended in extraordinary scenes at the US Open on Saturday. The American received three code violations, including a game penalty for verbal abuse, from chair umpire Carlos Ramos...

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No ‘Niswar’ but fennel seeds and clove as Afridi reacts to viral video

On Saturday, former Pakistan captain Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has rejected the impression that he was stuffing Naswar in his mouth during a ceremony at GHQ, a day after his video went viral on the social media. Asked to comment on the video, Afridi reached into his pocket to pull out a packet of what he said fennel seeds and...

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Mr.360, ABD is coming to PSL this season

LAHORE: The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League just got more exciting with the signing of South African legend AB de Villiers. The former South African skipper, AB de Villiers, retired from international cricket earlier this year. He is considered among the greatest batsmen of all time with over 20,000 international runs to his name. A supremely athletic fielder...

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Minorities who defended Pakistan with their blood and sweat

By: | Fahad Nabeel |   Since the independence of Pakistan, non-Muslim Pakistanis with their Muslim countrymen, have shouldered responsibilities in the building of the country. Like Muslim Pakistanis, the non-Muslim countrymen also excelled in the fields of education, arts and literature, social services etc. According to the figures available on the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ website, non-Muslim Pakistanis constitute nearly 4%...

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Shoaib Akhtar resigns from post of PCB

LAHORE: On Thursday, former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar resigned from the post of adviser to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. “This is to announce that I have resigned from the post of adviser to the chairman PCB effective immediately,” Akhtar tweeted. This is to announce that i have resigned from the post of Advisor to the Chairman #PCB effective immediately.@TheRealPCB...

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