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India demands ‘robust’ security at cricket World Cup

NEW DELHI: India on Friday demanded "robust" security for its players and fans at this year's cricket World Cup in England, but pulled back from a boycott of its match against Pakistan despite escalating tensions. Calls have been made in India for the country to pull out of their June 16 World Cup match against Pakistan to protest the attack...

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Blatter era ends as scandal-hit FIFA set to elect new leader

GENEVA: The Sepp Blatter era at FIFA is set to finally end Friday when football's scandal-scarred world body picks a new president after nine months of crisis. An election meeting designed to give FIFA a fresh start with a new leader could yet be overshadowed by its criminally corrupt past. Voters return to Zurich this week unsure who is the...

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McCullum hits fastest test century off 54 balls

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hit the fastest century in test history, from 54 balls, in his last international match as the home side put on a display of power hitting on Saturday, the first day of the second test against Australia. McCullum beat the previous mark of 56 balls shared by West Indies 'Master Blaster' Viv Richards and...

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Shoaib Malik resigns from Karachi Kings captaincy

DUBAI: Most expensive franchise of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Karachi Kings’s captain Shoaib Malik has resigned to lead the team. According to media reports the English all-rounder Ravi Bopara will head the team of Karachi Kings. Shoaib will continue to play as a player under Bopara captaincy. There was something going on inside their dressing room for sure the owner,...

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POL prices likely to reduce by Rs5.45 per liter

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products could decrease further by Rs5.45 per liter from March 1. According to sources, petrol price could go down by Rs4.61 per liter, high speed diesel Rs5, high octane Rs5.45, keronese oil Rs4.72 and price of light speed diesel is likely to reduce by Rs5.10 per liter. Sources further told that fall in petroleum prices will...

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Indian groom dies on wedding day from celebratory gunfire

NEW DELHI: A groom was hit and killed by a bullet apparently fired by celebrating members of his wedding party in northern India, a local police officer said on Thursday. Amit Rastogi, 28, was fatally struck late on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh state while leading the party to his bride’s house, in the customary manner at Indian weddings. “He was...

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65th birth anniversary of Rashid Minhas Shaheed being celebrated today

KARACHI: Nation observes the 65th birth anniversary of Rashid Minhas Shaheed today (Wednesday). Rashid, who was born on February 17, 1951, remains the youngest officer to receive the Nishan-e-Haider award and was the first recipient of the highest honour of gallantry for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He got his early education from Karachi and upon reaching the tender age...

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Organic milk, meat rich in omega-3: Study

LONDON: 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...

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Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran triumph at Grammy Awards 2016

The 2016 Grammy Awards were handed out on Monday night, in a ceremony hosted for the fifth year in a row by LL Cool J. Kendrick Lamar went into the event with the most nominations, 11, with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd following with 7 apiece. 2016 Grammy Awards Winners (Country): Album of the Year Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color...

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Sethi invites Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan to watch PSL final

KARACHI: Najam Sethi, head of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee, has invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to watch the final of Pakistan Super League together in Dubai on February 23. In a message on twitter, Najam Sethi said, “I invite PCB Patron PM Nawaz Sharif and the captain of winning team of...

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147th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib being observed today

The 147th death anniversary of classical Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Ghalib is being observed on Monday, 15 February. Mirza Ghalib ‘the last great poet of the Mughal Era’ is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Ghalib was born on December 27, 1797 in the city of Akbarabad (present Agra). His...

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Wahab, Shehzad fined over fight in PSL match

SHARJAH: Wahab Riaz and Shehzad have been fined after indulging in an altercation during the 17th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Match referee Roshan Mahanama fined Riaz and Shehzad for 40 and 30 percent of their match fee respectively for breach of the ICC code of conduct. Both the players engaged in a scuffle after Wahab Riaz of...

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West Indies beat India to win Under-19 World Cup

DHAKA: West Indies beat India by five wickets in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Dhaka on Sunday to win the title for the first time. Ryan John and Alzarri Joseph grabbed three wickets each as West Indies bowled out India for 145 runs. Making an unbeaten 52 runs, Keacy Carty then guided the West Indies to...

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Injured Watson out of Pakistan Super League

SHARJAH: Islamabad United suffered a major blow as their star player and icon Shane Watson has been ruled out due to an abdominal injury. Watson had been an integral part in the United’s campaign both with the bat and ball. The PCB spokesman confirmed that Watson is out of the event. “Shane Watson is out of the PSL due low...

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Music composer Robin Ghosh passes away

Legendary Pakistani actor Shabnam’s husband and music composer Robin Ghosh passed away in Bangladesh on Saturday, NewsONE reported. Ghosh contributed greatly to the Pakistani film industry. Of his many achievements, one of the greatest was the songs he composed for the film Aaina- one of the greatest films ever made in the Pakistan film Industry. In May 2012, Pakistani film-makers, actors and music composers all came together...

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SAG: Pakistan beat India to clinch hockey gold

GUWAHATI: Pakistan hockey team won a thrilling encounter against arch rivals India by 1-0 in the final of South Asian Games 2016 to clinch the gold medal here on Friday night. Owais-ur-Rehman scored the solitary but decisive goal of the match in the dying moments of the first half. After that both teams failed to score anymore goals. India had...

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Blind woman writes Hindi translation of Holy Quran in Braille

JHARKHAND: A visually impaired school teacher astonished everyone by writing the Holy Quran in Braille language. While pursuing her B.A, Nafees Tareen, who is suffering visual disability, from India’s Jharkhand had expressed her desire to read Holy Quran but none of the masters showed eagerness to help her as she was blind, the BBC New Hindi reported. Later, a person...

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