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Abu Dhabi Test: New Zealand bowled out for 153

Pakistan´s spin-cum-pace attack left New Zealand in ruins at tea on the opening day of the first Test despite captain Kane Williamson´s half century in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The Kiwis were all out for 153, with Williamson´s 27th Test half century reduced to a footnote. His performance with the bat had lifted New Zealand from 39-3 to 111 before...

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Mission Parwaaz: Fakhr-e-Alam detained at Russian airport

Pakistani singer and activist Fakhr-e-Alam on Monday was detained at the Russian airport as he landed at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of "Mission Parwaz". Actor Faysal Qureshi took to Facebook to post a message on behalf of Alam. “Message from Fakhr-e-Alam. Bro, please tweet on my behalf. I am being detained at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport because my visa expired two hours and...

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PM Imran Khan inaugurates Pakistan Citizen Portal to hear public complaints

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP) on Sunday. The portal will be used to send complaints and suggestions directly to the Prime Minister’s Office, which will oversee the process of addressing the public complaints. Speaking to APP, Deputy Secretary of Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU) Adil Saeed Safi said, “After registering with the portal, citizens...

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10 Questions: Khurram Waqar and the ‘Facedown Movement’ feat. Todi, the smoker

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | We sit down with the pre-eminent rock aficionado of Pakistan Mr. Khurram Waqar, lead guitarist, music director and a real cool positive individual. Khurram has been part of various rock outfits over the years with a varying degree of commercial success, most notable for forming and playing lead guitar for the Iconic 'Qayaas'. Currently...

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Aaron Finch replaces Tim Paine as Aussie ODI Captain

SYDNEY: Australia have dropped Test skipper Tim Paine from their one-day squad for next month´s series against South Africa and named opening batsman Aaron Finch as captain in his place. Finch, who led his country´s Twenty20 side to a 11-run defeat to Pakistan in Dubai on Friday to go 2-0 down in the series, will be supported by two vice...

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Rakhi Sawant says ‘raped several times’ by Tanushree Dutta

Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta, who emboldened a wave of women in India to tell their #MeToo stories, has been accused of rape by former Bigg Boss contestant Rakhi Sawant. Addressing a press conference, Rakhi said she was “raped several times by Tanushree Dutta”, according to Bollywood Hungama. “Embarrassed to say this but I was raped twelve years ago… I am ashamed,...

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Legendary singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has revealed she has converted to Islam, taking the new name "Shuhada' Davitt". “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” Connor announced in a tweet. This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture...

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Suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro

Police on Thursday responded to a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro in New York. CNN quoted two law enforcement sources as saying the package was addressed to De Niro at an address in the Tribeca area of Manhattan. The report came a day after the FBI said pipe bombs were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and...

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KSE back to October 4th position, trading at 40,040 points

KARACHI: On Thursday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange continued its optimistic trajectory, propelled by renewed investor confidence after Saudi Arabia pledged to provide Pakistan with $6 billion in financial assistance. The benchmark KSE-100 index gained another 763 points to push the index above 40,000 points. It was trading at around 40,040 points as of 11am. The last instance when the PSX...

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First T20I: Pakistan thrashes Australia by 66 runs

ABU DHABI: Pakistan thrashed Australia by 66 runs in the first match of three-T20I series played at Abu-Dhabi Cricket stadium on Wednesday. Batting first Pakistan have set 156-runs target for Australia to chase down. In response Australia were all out after scoring 89 runs. Imad Wasim picked up three wickets, whereas, Faheem Asharaf and Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up two wickets each....

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ECC raises power tariffs for domestic consumers, gives relief to agriculture sector

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee, on Wednesday approved a hike in power tariff for domestic consumers households consuming over 300 units per month,. However, the ECC but has decided to give massive relief in electricity prices for the country's agricultural sector. The decision was taken by the committee headed by Finance Minister Asad Umar today. The rise in power tariff...

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Pakistan Bailed out: Karachi Stock Exchange gains over 12,00 points

KARACHI: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange registered gains, as its benchmark KSE-100 index sparked by 1,227 points to reach 38942.53 points. As the market opened today, the index gained by 3.26 per cent a day after Saudi Arabia agreed to provide $3 billion to Pakistan as balance of payment support during Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the kingdom....

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WWE Champion reveals that he is fighting cancer for 11 years

WWE superstar Roman Reigns shocked his fans on ‘Monday Night Raw’ when he revealed he has been battling leukemia for 11 years. Reigns, whose real name is Leati Joseph Anoa'I, announced he was relinquishing the WWE Universal championship due to the diagnosis. "My real name is Joe, and I've been living with leukemia for 11 years," Reigns told the crowd...

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Momina Mustehsan and Human rights minister Shireen Mazari engage in Twitter Battle over ‘Ko Ko Korina

Web Desk: The latest Coke Studio offering Ko Ko Korina has disappointed many, including Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, who on Sunday took to twitter and said that such a rendition of a great classic is nothing but a massacre. In response to the remarks of human rights minister remarks, the acclaimed 26-year-old singer took to Twitter on Monday and...

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PCB discards Al Jazeera’s spot-fixing allegations

Web Desk: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday has rejected the allegations of spot fixing leveled by Al Jazeera. In a press release issued on Monday it was mentioned that “PCB is committed to its fight against corruption in cricket. It has and continues to cooperate, assist and coordinate with the ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit in respect of investigations...

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Australia, England reject cricket fixing as probe launched

SYDNEY: Australia and England on Monday rejected fresh allegations about corruption in cricket by television news channel Al Jazeera, which claimed there had been 26 spot-fixing incidents in 15 international matches. In a follow-up documentary to one aired earlier this year, the Qatari-based broadcaster reported on Sunday that a small group of England players allegedly cheated in seven games between...

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England, Australia and Pakistani cricketers are involved in widespread spot-fixing, claims Al Jazeera

London, England: Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered evidence of corruption at the highest levels of international cricket. This time It appears to involve two dozen fixes in 15 international matches. The evidence, from 2011 and 2012, points to a small group of England players allegedly carrying out spot-fixes in seven matches; Australia players in five matches; Pakistan players in...

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