Raza Haidery

Pakistan to host six nation hockey tournament

Pakistan will be hosting a six-nation hockey tournament in the first week of September. This has been stated by Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Shahbaz Ahmad Sr in an interview with APP. He said that the foreign teams to participate in the tournament include Pakistan, Oman, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Sri Lanka. Shahbaz senior said…

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Super Kabaddi League 2018 enters knockout stages

The pool eliminators of the Pakistan Super Kabaddi League 2018 will be played on Monday. The group stages came to an end and the tournament has entered the knockout phase. Lahore Thunder will take on Sahiwal Bulls in Pool A eliminator and Islamabad All Stars will play against Kashmir Janbaaz in the Pool B eliminator….

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Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured

Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.  Ronaldo was forced off at half-time after appearing to hurt his ankle and Real will be hoping their star striker can now recover…

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Salah wins writers’ footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah was named as the football writers’ footballer of the year, completing a personal double after winning the players’ award for his incredible goal-scoring feats for Liverpool. The Egypt international narrowly topped the poll of the 400-strong Football Writers’ Association (FWA) membership ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, the margin understood to be less…

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We are harming the beauty of Lake Saiful Muluk with our own hands

Lake Saiful Muluk is one of the most attractive destinations in the country. Thousands of tourists, from Pakistan and other countries, visit the beautiful lake and enjoy the scenery. However, the beauty at this this destination spot is at risk as many visitors keep littering the place.  The tourists throw wrappers, beverage bottles and many other items which gives an…

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Sindh govt requested to revise summer holidays schedule

Sindh Government has been requested to announce summer vacations from May 14 to July 16. The summer holidays are set to be observed from June 1 to July 31. A joint summary was sent by the schools to the School Education and Literacy Department to announce holidays on the recommended date. “Since the temperatures are…

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Women’s team skipper demands salaries increase for team players

Pakistan women’s cricket team skipper Bismah Maroof has demanded an increase in the salaries of female players. “The cricket board has to increase the salaries if they want our performance to increase,” the batsman said while speaking to media. “We are not even paid for playing domestic matches.” “Why are the salaries of female cricketers…

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Federal Areas take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan Cup 2018 final

Federal Areas will take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final of Pakistan Cup 2018 at Faisalabad on Sunday. The match will begin at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time. Federal Areas have won all four of their matches in the round-robin stage so far. They started their campaign with a 114-run win over KPK and went…

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Banks don’t want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution

Blockchain, the cutting-edge technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin, has the potential to play a disruptive role in the global finance sector, experts say, as banking behemoths seek to connect with its opportunities. While banks could reduce their costs, the gains could eventually shift to consumers who could benefit from quicker and cheaper services. “Any…

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Michelle Obama says no miracle candidate will ‘save’ America

Michelle Obama urged women not to expect a miracle candidate to “save” America on Saturday, indicating again she has no plans to run for president as some have speculated. The former first lady, 54, was greeted like a rock star at a conference called the United State of Women Summit, with an audience of some…

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Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition

Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition, with Alexei Navalny and hundreds more detained at the weekend. Opposition leader Navalny was held along with nearly 1,600 of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies…

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Pakistan take on Northamptonshire in four-day tour match

The four-day tour match between Pakistan and Northamptonshire will be played at Northampton on Friday. Pakistan’s previous tour game against Kent ended in a draw due to cloudy weather. The visitors last played a match against Northamptonshire back in 2006 and won the fixture by seven wickets. The green shirts are playing tour matches before…

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India refuse pink ball day-night Test on Australia tour

India have refused to play a day-night Test during the tour of  Australia later this year because of doubts over the quality of the pink ball, their cricket board said Thursday. “Yes, it’s pretty clear that we are not playing a day-night Test in Australia, no doubt about it,” BCCI administrator Vinod Rai told AFP….

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Five leaders from different parties to join PTI

Five leaders from different political parties are set to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Thursday. Shahid Khalil Noor of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz along with Rai Aijaz of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid will join PTI after a meeting with party chairman Imran Khan. Noor and Aijaz were elected as member of Punjab Assembly from Mamoon Kaanjan and Jaranwala…

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Heatwave warning as temperature may reach 45 degrees

Heatwave warning has been issued by the weather department for several cities. The Pakistan Metorological Department has stated that the mercury is likely to reach 45 degrees centigrade. The humidity level is expected to remain between 65 to 75 percent. Mohammad Farooq Mughal, a spokesman of the weather department, said that the mercury reaches 50…

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Fabregas keeps Chelsea in hunt for Champions League places

Cesc Fabregas kept alive Chelsea’s hopes of finishing in the top four with a quick fire goal in a 1-0 win at Swansea City which leaves the Welsh side facing a major fight to retain their Premier League status. Antonio Conte’s side are now just two points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place, albeit having…

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Madrid labour to win over Leganes without Ronaldo, Ramos

Real Madrid beat Leganes 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday after coach Zinedine Zidane heavily rotated his side in preparation for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich, including leaving out top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Wales forward Gareth Bale produced an acrobatic finish from close range on the volley to put Madrid ahead against…

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Eating better tied to lower risk of liver disease

People who make an effort to improve their diet may be more likely to have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease than individuals who stick to unhealthy eating habits, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually associated with…

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Escaped bull sparks chaos in Peru shopping mall

LIMA: An escaped bull wreaked havoc in the Peruvian city of Cusco as it ran through the streets and into a shopping mall, injuring eight people in its path. The animal suddenly appeared loose in the Andean city’s Santiago district Tuesday, where it took out a man distracted by his cellphone, according to local television…

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‘World’s oldest person’ dies in Japan at 117

TOKYO: A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world’s oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima region, according to Susumu Yoshiyuki, a health and welfare official….

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Replacing Wenger an impossible job, says Arsenal chief

LONDON: Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes he is now faced with an impossible task in finding a fitting replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger, 67, announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season on Friday after 22 years in charge. Despite winning three Premier League titles and…

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