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Pakistan calls back high commissioner from India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner appointed in India for consultations in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted, "We have called back our high commissioner in India for consultations." "He left New Delhi this morning," Dr Faisal added. We have called back our HIgh Commissioner in India for consultations. He...

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Iranian President arrives in Islamabad on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani on Friday arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan. Upon arrival he was accorded a warm welcome by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and was also given 21 guns salute at Noor Khan air base. The Iranian President will hold talks with both President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on...

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WT20: Misfiring Australia face under-fire Pakistan in must-win showdown

MOHALI: A stumbling Australia will need to raise their game when they take on Pakistan in a must-win group match of the World Twenty20 in Mohali on Friday. The Australians handed Bangladesh a second straight defeat in their previous outing but only after surviving a scare against Mashrafe Mortaza's depleted side. The reigning 50-over world champions have appeared tentative at...

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UET, PMD to launch weather info service on mobiles

LAHORE: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize liaison in the promotion of training exchange, workshops and research collaboration. Vice-Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid and Director General PMD Ghulam Rasool signed the documents at the campus here Thursday. As the result of collaboration...

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World Tuberculosis Day being observed today

LAHORE: World Tuberculosis Day is being observed today (Thursday) across the world to build public awareness and intensify efforts against TB. More than 9 lac people are suffering from the disease in Pakistan while TB also takes lives of over 70,000 people every year. The country is proactively responding to ensure the steps for effective overcome of Tuberculosis by acting...

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WT20: India beats Bangladesh by one run

BANGALORE: India edged out Bangladesh by one run in a thrilling World Twenty20 match on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals. India posted a modest 146-7 after being sent in to bat, but Bangladesh lost three wickets, including a last-ball run out, in the final over to fall to a narrow defeat. Reuters

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WT20: England beats Afghanistan by 15 runs

NEW DELHI: England overcame a batting collapse to beat Afghanistan by 15 runs for its second win in three matches at the World Twenty20 on Wednesday. England was 57-6 in the 10th over, but thanks to a boost from Moeen Ali and David Willey, they finished on 142-7. Willey added 2-23 and Ali chipped in with 1-17 as Afghanistan lost...

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WT20: New Zealand beats Pakistan, qualify for semi’s

MOHALI: New Zealand through to semi-final of World Twenty20 2016 after beaten Pakistan by 22 runs in a Group 2 game here on Tuesday. Martin Guptill has scored blistering 80 runs to help New Zealand to score 180. Earlier, New Zealand have won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan. New Zealand are unchanged for the clash while...

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India home to world’s highest number without clean water

NEW DELHI: India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water — imposing a major financial burden for some of the country's poorest people, according to a report released Tuesday. The international charity Water Aid says 75.8 million Indians — or 5 percent of the country's 1.25 billion population — are forced to either buy water...

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WT20: Pakistan face rampant Black Caps in must-win match

MOHALI: A resurgent New Zealand will be eyeing a semi-final berth when they take on a deflated Pakistan in a World Twenty20 group match in Mohali Tuesday. Smarting under a six-wicket defeat to arch rivals India, Shahid Afridi’s men need a victory against the table-topping Kiwis to keep their hopes alive of winning the trophy for a second time. Pakistan...

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WT20: Afridi admits mistakes behind India defeat

MOHALI: Pakistan World Twenty20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi on Monday admitted to making mistakes which led to a defeat against India in their World Twenty20 fixture last week. “We made mistakes, including in reading the pitch and losing the toss. We would have also bowled first if we won the toss,” he told reporters at a press conference today. “I...

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Spending on Internet advertising to overtake TV by 2017

Businesses around the world are set to spend more on internet advertising than on television commercials for the first time in 2017, forecaster ZenithOptimedia said on Monday. Zenith said it expected internet advertising to grow at more than three times the rest of the industry in 2016, driven by demand for ads on social media, online video and paid search....

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Badree, Fletcher steamroll Sri Lanka

It was a near full house at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday (March 20) as the enthusiastic Bengaluru crowd eagerly awaited for the 'local boy' Chris Gayle. They were left disappointed as the left-handed batsman did not come out to open the innings, having sustained a left hamstring injury while fielding. However, there was no shortage of action as...

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Smoking e-cigarettes can harm human cells

A new study reveals that Smoking, e-cigarettes can damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer and this damage can occur even with nicotine-free versions of the product. Researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System said that their study strongly suggests that electronic cigarettes are not as safe as their marketing makes them appear to the public....

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Pakistan to join world in observing Earth Hour today

ISLAMABAD: Earth Hour is being observed today from 0830 to 0930 pm by switching off unnecessary lights with the theme `Change Climate Change.' World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan will hold a ceremony of lighting candles in Islamabad to show their commitment to saving the planet. In his message, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said the world is experiencing diverse...

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Kohli gifts Amir bat in fresh show of love

KOLKATA: India's Virat Kohli gifted comeback Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir one of his bats Friday, a gesture that grabbed attention ahead of the mouthwatering World T20 clash between the arch rivals. The star Indian batsman took the bowler by surprise as he handed over the prized bat to Amir during a pre-match practice session at the Eden Gardens stadium in...

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WT20: New Zealand beats Australia in a nail biter

DHARAMSALA: New Zealand beat Australia by eight runs on Friday in a thrilling match in cricket's World Twenty20, with recalled paceman Mitchell McClenaghan taking three wickets for 17. After the Black Caps had made 142 for eight in their 20 overs at Dharamsala, Australia had appeared set to chase down a modest total but lost four wickets in their last...

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