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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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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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India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets to clinch Asia Cup

DHAKA: India defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets to win the Asia Cup T20 cricket title on Sunday, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer, with 60 off 44 balls, as India reached 122-2 in 13.5 overs after restricting Bangladesh to 120-5. The match was reduced to 15-over-a-side affair after storms delayed play by...

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Moody’s cuts outlooks for four Gulf states, lowers Bahrain to junk

DUBAI: Moody's Investors Service has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain's rating to junk, citing concern over the impact of low oil prices on their finances. Saudi Arabia's Aa3 rating was placed on review for a possible downgrade, Moody's said, adding that it would study whether Riyadh's efforts...

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World T20: Indian extremists threaten to dig pitch in Dharamsala

After the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar on Friday to send a team to India to assess the security situation for the World T20, the Anti-Terrorist Front (ATF) of India has threatened to dig up the pitch at Dharamsala if the match materialised. The ATF demanded that the Pakistan team should not be allowed to play...

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UEFA to introduce goal-line technology for Champions League final

PARIS: UEFA will introduce goal-line technology to its competitions in time for this season's Champions League and Europa League finals, European football's governing body announced on Friday. A decision to bring in the technology (GLT) in time for Euro 2016 and for next season's Champions League had already been announced in January, but will now also be in place for...

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China takes 2-0 lead over Pakistan in Davis Cup tie

COLOMBO: China on Friday secured a 2-0 lead in a Davis Cup tie against Pakistan, winning both matches on day one at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts. China’s Zhang Ze beat Aqil Khan convincingly 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2 in the opening match of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group I tie in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, to gain an early...

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Afridi remains captain until World T20: Chairman PCB

LAHORE: Shahid Afridi will retain his position as the national T20 captain until the end of the upcoming World T20 despite a disastrous exit from the Asia Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Thursday. Pakistan were knocked out from the Asia Cup Twenty20 following a five-wicket-defeat at the hands of hosts Bangladesh on Wednesday. Afridi's side...

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Asia Cup: Bangladesh beats Pakistan, reaches to final

DHAKA: Bangladesh beats Pakistan by five wickets and reaches to final of the Asia Cup here on Wednesday. Bangladesh chased the target with the help of Soumya Sarkar's crucial 48 runs in 19.1 overs. Earlier, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi elected to bat first on batting friendly wicket after winning the toss. Pakistan top order collapse early as Sarfaraz Ahmed’s unbeaten...

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Asia Cup: Sarfaraz leads Pakistan to respectable total

DHAKA: Sarfaraz Ahmed leads Pakistan to get a respectable total after top order collapse early in the 8th match of Asia Cup here on Wednesday. Pakistan top order collapse early as Sarfaraz Ahmed's unbeaten (58) and Shoaib Malik's (41) survive Pakistan to 129-7 in 20 overs. Earlier, Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi elected to bat first after winning the toss.

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Organic milk, meat rich in omega-3: Study

Organic milk and meat contain about 50 percent more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced equivalents, according to a pair of large-scale studies published Tuesday. Previous research has linked omega-3 with reduced rates of cardiovascular disease, improved neurological development, and better immune function. A team of two dozen researchers led by Carlo Leifert, a professor at Newcastle University in...

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44th death anniversary of Poet Nasir Kazmi today

ISLAMABAD: Famous Urdu poet Nasir Kazmi is being remembered on his 44th death anniversary today. Born on December 8, 1925 at Ambala in British India, Nasir Kazmi was one of the greatest poets of his era. He was educated at Ambala, Simla and Lahore. After the creation of Pakistan, he came to Lahore. Kazmi did some journalistic work with `Auraq-e-Nau'...

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Karachi property prices soar after anti-crime operation

KARACHI: Pakistani Abdul Qadeer gave up trying to build a block of flats in Karachi four years ago, when gangsters demanding $20,000 in protection money shot him in the legs because he refused to pay. Now he is back, putting the finishing touches to one of several apartment complexes he is constructing, part of a property boom which he attributes...

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Sharmeen Obaid wins second Oscar award

LOS ANGELES: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on Sunday became the first Pakistani to win two Oscar awards. Oabid won in the Best Documentary Short Subject for A Girl In The River in the 88th Academy awards. The documentary which sheds light on honour killings in Pakistan follows the story of a teenage girl shot in the face by her own family. “I...

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Sabbir hits 80 as Bangladesh stun Sri Lanka

DHAKA: Sabbir Rahman scored a brilliant half-century to set up a 23-run win for Bangladesh over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Sabbir hit 80 off 54 balls as Bangladesh posted a respectable 147-7 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 124-8 for their maiden win over the islanders in the Twenty20 format. The win, Bangladesh’s...

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Sanjay Dutt hasn’t changed at all, says friend

Director Milan Luthria, who was one among the many celebrities from Bollywood who met Sanjay Dutt after the actor returned home following his jail term, says the ‘Munna Bhai’ hasn’t changed as a person. Sanjay on Thursday walked out of Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail (YCJ) where he was imprisoned since May 2013 for illegal possession of arms. He returned to...

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Asia Cup: Kohli wins it for India after Amir storm

Muhammad Amir made the most prolific comeback against India with three wickets in his first two overs but that could not prevent MS Dhoni-led men from bagging a five-wicket victory over Pakistan at Mirpur in the Asia Cup match. Amir fired from the word go and dismissed Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane on naught in the first over of the...

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