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Music, Food festival: Coke fest kicks off in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s biggest food festival is back again for all the Karachiites before they bid farewell to winters. Newsone once again presents Coke fest festival which kicked off on  15th February (Friday), and will continue for more two days  ending on Sunday 17th Feb. The event is being held at Beach Park Clifton. The event has all the taste which...

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World T20: New Zealand thrashed India by 47 runs in opener

For a long time, this New Zealand team was under the charge of a man who loved a gamble or two. But would even Brendon McCullum have been funky enough to go up to his two best bowlers, Tim Southee and Trent Boult, on the team's opening match of a World T20 and say, 'Pick up the bibs, lads. You're...

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World T20: Shafqat Amanat Ali, Amitabh Bachchan to sing national anthems at Pak-Ind match

KOLKATA: Keeping the tradition of bringing the people of Pakistan and India together, the high-voltage match between Pakistan and India at ICC World T20 will also pull cinema and music icons of both the countries to the same stage later this week. Pakistan take on arch-rivals India in a much-anticipated ICC World T20 game on March 19 at Kolkata’s Eden...

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Mother Teresa to be made Roman Catholic saint on September 4: Pope

VATICAN CITY: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis said on Tuesday. Francis made the announcement at a meeting of cardinals to give the final approval to several sainthood causes. Last December, he cleared the...

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Afridi served legal notice over ‘love’ remarks in India

LAHORE: Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi has been served legal notice over his remarks about getting more love in India. The legal notice has been served by a local advocate from Lahore. Afridi said on Sunday, "We have always enjoyed playing in India. People here always give us a lot of love," he said. "There are very few nations...

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Pakistan physically, mentally prepared for WT20: Afridi

KOLKATA: Twenty20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi on Sunday said that the Pakistan side enjoys playing in Kolkata as they have a good track record there. Speaking at a press conference at Kolkatta's Eden Gardens today, Afridi said that his side was physically and mentally fit to play in India, and that they were pleased to play there. "We have always...

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Pakistani cricket team lands in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Pakistani cricket team landed at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Saturday evening. Extraordinary security arrangements were made at the airport prior to the Men in Green’s landing, which also involved the deployment of commandos and other personnel of the Indian military. Complete monitoring of the players was also carried out. The team reached Taj Hotel from...

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Pakistan gets go-ahead for participation in World T20

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday gave the 'green signal' for the Pakistan Cricket Team to participate in the World T20 being held in India. The team is likely to depart tonight or tomorrow morning for Kolkata announced Najam Sethi. The decision had been pending in light of security concerns for the Pakistani team in India....

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India makes ‘public guarantee’ of security for Pakistan teams during World T20

KARACHI: A possible pull out of the Pakistan cricket team from the ICC World T20 is off the cards after the Indian government on Friday issued a “public guarantee” of security to Shahid Afridi’s side. The breakthrough comes as Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal, assured in writing ‘foolproof security’ to Pakistan’s men and women...

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Pakistan needs security assurance from Indian govt not ICC, BCCI: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that Pakistan cricket team would not visit India till receipt of clear and public guarantee of security by the Indian government. Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, he said attitude of BCCI and ICC is positive but they have nothing to do with the security. It has to...

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Mumbai women fighting for Right to Pee want men to join campaign

MUMBAI: Activists and charities campaigning for better access to public toilets for women in Mumbai are asking men to join the movement, saying greater gender sensitivity can solve the problem faster. The Right to Pee campaign, a collaborative effort of 33 non-profits, is calling attention to the lack of free, clean and safe public toilets for women in Mumbai. In...

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ICC World T20: Pak-India T20 venue shifted from Dharamsala to Kolkata

DEHLI: The venue of the match between India and Pakistan in the World T20 has been shifted from the controcial Dharamsala to Kolkata, announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Wednesday. The ICC has taken the decision after consulting with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) and other Indian authorities after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused...

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ICC World T20: Decision on India visit today

LAHORE: Pakistan’s national cricket squad will not leave for India today as scheduled, according to interior ministry that made the decision in concert with the cricket board after receiving the report on the precarious security at the venue of premiere match in Dharamsala. The sources said it is being contemplated upon shift match venue to Mohali or Kolkata. It should...

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India-Pakistan clash to go forward as scheduled: World T20 director

DHARAMSALA: ICC World Twenty20 tournament director MV Sridhar said on Tuesday the match between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala will be held as scheduled. Sridhar held meetings with home minister Rajnath Singh and a two-member delegation from Pakistan to assess the security at Dharamsala for the match to be held on March 19. “Security is excellent, seen it myself. State...

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World T20 2016 kicks off in India

NAGPUR: The ICC World Twenty20 2016 kick off in India today (March 8) with Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong match while final of the mega event will be played on April 3. A total of 58 tournament matches, including 35 men’s matches and 23 women’s matches, will be played in the 27-day tournament in Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur...

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International Women’s Day being observed today

LAHORE: International Women’s Day is being celebrated today (Tuesday) across the globe, including Pakistan. The motive behind observing this day is to provide information to the people about women rights and highlight their importance in the society. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality‘. Women‘s Day is a time...

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Security team leave for India to assess situation before T20 World Cup

ISLAMABAD: A two-member team left for India Monday morning to review the security situation ahead of a possible visit by the Pakistan cricket team for participation in the ICC T20 World Cup which kicks off in Kolkata on March 16, immigration officials at the Wagah border confirmed. The team comprises Director Federal Investigation Agency Usman Anwar and Pakistan Cricket Board...

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