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World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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70th Death Anniversary of the founder of the nation, Quaid e Azam

The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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Cook scores fairytale century in final Test of his career

LONDON: Alastair Cook marked his final Test innings with a storybook hundred as England piled on the runs against India at the Oval on Monday. England were 243 for two in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Test, with Cook 103 not out and Joe Root, his successor as England captain, 92 not out....

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down in one year, Zhang to become chairman

BEIJING - Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman in exactly one year on Sept. 10, 2019, the company said. Current Alibaba Chief Executive Daniel Zhang will replace him as chairman, while Ma will complete his current term on Alibaba’s board of directors following the company’s annual general...

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Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK: — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket....

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Serena Williams defends herself after Grand Slam controversy

NEW YORK:  Serena Williams said she did not know her coach was giving her instructions and had “never cheated in her life” after her hopes of winning a 24th Grand Slam title ended in extraordinary scenes at the US Open on Saturday. The American received three code violations, including a game penalty for verbal abuse, from chair umpire Carlos Ramos...

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No ‘Niswar’ but fennel seeds and clove as Afridi reacts to viral video

On Saturday, former Pakistan captain Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has rejected the impression that he was stuffing Naswar in his mouth during a ceremony at GHQ, a day after his video went viral on the social media. Asked to comment on the video, Afridi reached into his pocket to pull out a packet of what he said fennel seeds and...

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Mr.360, ABD is coming to PSL this season

LAHORE: The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League just got more exciting with the signing of South African legend AB de Villiers. The former South African skipper, AB de Villiers, retired from international cricket earlier this year. He is considered among the greatest batsmen of all time with over 20,000 international runs to his name. A supremely athletic fielder...

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Minorities who defended Pakistan with their blood and sweat

By: | Fahad Nabeel |   Since the independence of Pakistan, non-Muslim Pakistanis with their Muslim countrymen, have shouldered responsibilities in the building of the country. Like Muslim Pakistanis, the non-Muslim countrymen also excelled in the fields of education, arts and literature, social services etc. According to the figures available on the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ website, non-Muslim Pakistanis constitute nearly 4%...

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Shoaib Akhtar resigns from post of PCB

LAHORE: On Thursday, former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar resigned from the post of adviser to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. “This is to announce that I have resigned from the post of adviser to the chairman PCB effective immediately,” Akhtar tweeted. This is to announce that i have resigned from the post of Advisor to the Chairman #PCB effective immediately.@TheRealPCB...

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Begum Nawazish booked with Alcohol possession

KARACHI: Popular actor and host Ali Saleem was caught with a bottle of Alcohol in Karachi, Clifton today. The popular actor who is often seen dawning a drag queen persona to ask dubious and somewhat controversial questions from politicians and celebrities alike was booked by the clifton police station for possession of alcohol. Saleem is not new to controversy, he...

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Pakistan’s 16 member squad finalized, Imad and Hafeez benched

LAHORE: Pakistan’s 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup was announced by Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq here on Tuesday. The squad includes six fast bowlers. Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain) Fakhar Zaman Shoaib Malik Mohammad Amir Shadab Khan Imam ul Haq Shan Masood Babar Azam Asif Ali Haris Sohail Mohammad Nawaz Fahim Ashraf Hasan Ali Junaid Khan Usman Shinwari Shaheen Afridi Pakistan will...

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Ehsan Mani installed as new PCB chairman

LAHORE: Ehsan Mani has installed as the new Pakistan Cricket Baord chairman today following the resignation of former PCB chairman Najam Sethi on August 20. Mani was elected unopposed at a special meeting of the Board of Governors held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which was superintended by Justice (R) Afzal Haider. Mr. Ehsan Mani has been elected Chairman PCB by...

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England’s Cook to retire from internationals after India series

LONDON: England great Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after the end of the ongoing series with India, the opening batsman announced Monday. The 33-year-old Essex left-hander is England's all-time leading Test run-scorer with 12,254 at 44.88 including 32 hundreds while his run of 159 consecutive Test appearances is a world record. But the former England captain has struggled...

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PTI government committed to working on climate change

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is committed to working on climate change issues, said Malik Amin Aslam the advisor to prime minister on climate change. In a meeting of the Climate Change Caucus held at Parliament House on Monday, Malik Amin said the country’s first National Wildlife policy draft would be presented before the cabinet soon. “In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,...

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Saudi-led coalition confesses ‘mistakes’ over deadly Yemen bus strike

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen admitted Saturday that "mistakes" had been made in an August airstrike that killed 40 children. The bombing on a crowded market in part of northern Yemen held by Houthi rebels killed a total of 51 people, according to the Red Cross. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the...

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Egypt president approves law tightening on social media users

CAIRO: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls, the official gazette said Saturday. Approved by parliament in July, the state's Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have the power to place people with more than 5,000 followers — on social...

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