Khan Zahid

Cricket: Pujara holds out as India struggle

Kolkata: Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm against a relentless Sri Lankan pace attack as India stumbled to 74-5 before rain cut short the second day of the first Test on Friday. Fast bowler Dasun Shanaka struck twice on a cloudy morning session at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens as the hosts struggled to improve on their overnight 17-3….

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Cricket: Steyn set for injury return

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is set to make his comeback to cricket after more than a year out of the game with injury. Steyn, 34, was on Tuesday named in a 13-man Titans squad for a domestic Twenty20 match against the Knights in Kimberley on Wednesday. He has not played since breaking down…

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UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve

UN member-states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger. The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted by consensus a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan that expressed international concern over Pyongyang’s rights record. The measure…

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Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on ‘Worst Toys’ list

BOSTON – A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman’s sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group’s annual list of potentially hazardous toys. The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, released its “10 Worst Toys” list on Tuesday, around the start of the holiday shopping season,…

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Pak Rangers,  BSF discuss measures to check smuggling

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Friday discussed measures to effectively check the smuggling and border crossings from both sides of India and Pakistan. Both forces agreed to encourage local commanders at junior level to mutually resolve the minor issues, related to border management at post, company and battalion level. The meeting…

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Sindh Assembly resolution condemns PTI’s demand of early polls

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning Tehreek-i-Insaf leadership’s demand for early elections and dissolving the democratically elected assemblies. The resolution reads: “This state of mind tantamounts to disregard the right of citizens of the country who elect their representatives for five years in accordance with the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”…

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Sylhet Sixers thrash Dhaka Dynamites in opening BPL clash

SYLHET: Newest Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise Sylhet Sixers registered a thumping win in their opening clash against the defending champions Dhaka Dynamites at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Opting to field first, Sylhet Sixers captain Nasir Hossain bagged two wickets 2 for 21 in four overs that helped restrict Dhaka to 136 for…

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WhatsApp, Telegram to be suspended

Kabul: Afghanistan has ordered the suspension of WhatsApp and Telegram to resolve “technical problems”, officials said Saturday, sparking outcry among social media users. Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Telegram are popular messaging apps among smartphone-using Afghans. So far state-owned Salaam Network is the only internet provider to obey the order, which applies from November 1 to November…

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Watch: Why Mustafa Kamal wanted to send toffees to Farooq Sattar

Former Karachi mayor and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) head Mustafa Kamal took a swipe at MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar during an event in Karachi. “When I watched him (Farooq Sattar) weeping, I thought about sending candies and chocolates to pacify him like the way we handle kids,” he said, adding that he would talk about…

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Rangers power extended

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the extension of special power of Pakistan Rangers for another 90 days. The special powers given to Pakistan Rangers are expiring on October 12, 2017. The chief minister extended the powers from October 13 for another 90 days.  – SAMAA

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Fahad Mustafa responds to Punjab’s ban on NMA2

ISLAMABAD: Film and TV star Fahad Mustafa spoke out on Friday against Punjab government’s decision to ban Na Maloom Afrad 2 in the province.   The ban surprisingly comes more than a month after the movie was released across Pakistan. According to a notification, the ban has been imposed on the movie as it contains…

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Internet service being restored in Balochistan districts, NA told

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Sheikh on Tuesday apprised the National Assembly that internet service in various districts of Balochistan was suspended due to security concerns by security agencies in 2009. Responding to a calling attention notice raised by Ms Naseema Hafeez Panezai and others regarding closure of internet services in district Killa…

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KU professor goes missing

An associate professor of University of Karachi’s Department of Islamic Studies has been missing for the past two weeks, SAMAA reported. Dr Mohammad Ismail was whisked away from his residence in Gulshan-e-Maymar by law enforcement agencies (LEA) on Sept 15, according to his wife Amna Ismail. She said that she had sought help from the…

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Ashura’s holidays announced

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has announced two public holidays on account of Ashura (Muharram 09 and 10) which falls on September 30 and October 1, 2017. A notification issued in this regard on Friday said there would be public holidays on September 30 and October 1, 2017 in all offices, institutions, Banks etc in…

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Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force. Sunday’s election saw the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party poach one million votes from Merkel’s…

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PM Abbasi arrives in London after attending UNGA session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reached London en route Islamabad after attending the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. On his arrival at the airport on Friday night, the prime minister was received by Pakistan’s High Commissioner in UK Syed Ibne Abbas, SAID a press release issued…

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German Ambassador calls on COAS

RAWALPINDI: German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday. Issues of mutual interest including security situation came under discussion in the meeting, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here. The German Ambassador said Germany was grateful to Pakistan…

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ECP issues list of 32 eligible political parties

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday issued a list of 32 eligible political parties, who have submitted their details of intra-party election and accounts with the commission. According to an official of ECP, any such political party which had failed to submit party’s account statements within due time would not be allowed to contest…

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Cricket: Bairstow to open for England in 1st Windies ODI

Cricket: Bairstow to open for England in 1st Windies ODICricket: Bairstow to open for England in 1st Windies ODI    MANCHESTER: United Kingdom- Jonny Bairstow will open for England in the first one-day international against West Indies, captain Eoin Morgan announced Monday. Tuesday’s match at Manchester’s Old Trafford is England’s first ODI since their Champions…

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Video: World XI cricketers in jovial mood ahead of Pakistan visit

West Indian cricketer Daren Sammy, who is part of World XI squad coming to Pakistan for a three-match Twenty20 series, has released a fun-filled video on Twitter. Sammy is accompanied by South African all-rounder David Miller and New Zealand player Grant Elliott. Watch the video. 

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FO issues condolences over loss of life in Mexico quake

ISLAMABAD: The government and the people of Pakistan express their condolence, sympathies over the precious lives were lost and victims due to the powerful earthquake at the southern coast of Mexico. “We stand with the people of Mexico in their hour of grief and pray for speedy recovery of the injured,” the foreign office said…

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