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Zindagi Tamasha’ Facing Real Issues in Release

The Punjab government has stopped the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha and formed a committee to review the movie. The film, written by Nirmal Bano, a fresh graduate from NCA, was set to release on January 24, 2020. Directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat along with his sister Kanwal Khoosat, Zindagi Tamasha is a bilingual movie, which has been shot in...

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After T10, get ready for four-day Test

After 10 overs matches International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to experiment with old fashioned Test cricket by introducing four-day Test cricket comprising minimum of 98 overs on each day of the match starting later this month between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth. The African neighbours will play the first test match shortened by one day from Dec...

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No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC

PERTH: The ICC are taking allegations in a British newspaper about attempts to organise spot-fixing during the third Ashes test “extremely seriously” but do not think the match has been compromised, global cricket’s governing body said on Thursday. The Sun reported that underground bookmakers from India had offered to sell undercover reporters from the newspaper information about spot-fixing in the...

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6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

YANGON: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. "At least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of five years,"...

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Ashes fix scam exposed by British newspaper

London: A British newspaper has claimed to have exposed attempts to fix the third Ashes test between Australia and England. Two bookmakers allegedly offered to sell details of rigged periods of play which could be bet on to win huge sums, The Sun reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said their undercover reporters were asked for up to £140,000 ($187,000, 158,000...

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Ronaldo, Gareth Bale earn Real Madrid 2-1 win over Al Jazira in Club World Cup

ABU DHABI: Gareth Bale came off the bench to book Real Madrid's place in the Club World Cup final as the European champions recovered from the shock of going behind to beat Emirati champions Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday. Despite dominating throughout, Madrid trailed at half-time to Romarinho's opener in a match also marred by use of the video assistant...

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Rohit Sharma slams record third double ton as India crush Sri Lanka by 141 runs

Mohali: India registered a strong comeback victory in the second one-day international as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 141 runs to tie the three-match series at 1-1. Stand-in Indian captain Rohit Sharma made a huge statement as he slammed his third ODI double-century, second against Sri Lanka, to guide his team to an easy win. Chasing a mammoth total of...

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Gayle creates history, smashes 18 sixes in T20 innings

DHAKA: Records and Chris Gayle are synonymous to each other when it comes to Twenty20 cricket. Chris Gayle on Tuesday breaks his own record by hitting 18 sixes as he smashed an unbeaten 146 off 69 balls for Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League final. The West Indies batsman, 38, beat his previous record of 17 sixes, set in...

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PIA staffers helps deliver baby mid-flight

MULTAN: A woman gave birth to a baby girl on board Multan-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight, which had departed from Madina. The PIA also hailed the ‘amazing emergency response’ of its cabin crew and congratulated the parents of the baby. The airline also tweeted the pictures of the crew holding the baby. The PIA shared: “Miracles happen every day and...

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Russia urges India to line up behind China’s Belt and Road initiative

NEW DELHI: Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing on the signature project. India is strongly opposed to an economic corridor that China is building in Pakistan that runs through disputed Kashmir...

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India refuses to play Pakistan, host Asia Cup 2018

NEW DELHI: India has refused to host the Asia Cup scheduled for September 2018, reports in the country’s media said on Monday. The decision by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was made because of the reluctance to host Pakistan and was taken during the board’s Governing Body meeting. The BCCI has informed the Asian Cricket Council...

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Afghanistan to play their first-ever Test in India

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan will play their first ever Test match in India, officials from both countries announced Monday, amid speculation that the game could be played as early as next year. Afghanistan and Ireland were given Test status in June by the International Cricket Council. "The Afghans were scheduled to play their first Test in 2019 versus Australia but considering...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on public cinemas

Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. The government said it would begin licensing cinemas immediately and the first movie theatres are expected to open next March, in a decision that could boost the kingdom's nascent film industry....

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Indian troops martyr four Kashmiri youth in Kupwara

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops during their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three youth and a woman in Handwara area of Kupwara district, today. The killings took place during a joint operation by Indian army, police and Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force in Younsu village of Handwara early this morning. Director General of Police (DGP) S P...

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Indian police arrests French journalist for filming atrocities in Occupied Kashmir

Indian police arrested a freelance French journalist in Indian-occupied Kashmir for violating visa regulations, the city police chief said, after he was found filming for a documentary without permission. Comiti Paul Edward was arrested late Sunday in the Kothibagh area of Srinagar, Senior Superintendent of Police Imtiyaz Ismael Parray told Reuters. Edward holds an Indian business visa valid until next...

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US dollar rises to Rs110

KARACHI: The market was again caught off guard on Monday after the interbank rate of the US dollar touched Rs110, dealing yet another blow to the rupee within a week. The US dollar saw an increase of Rs3 in the morning, climbing to Rs110 in the interbank market as volatility persisted. On Friday, the US dollar had increased by Rs4.5...

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Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years. The $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) deal was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson. Williamson said it was the biggest...

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