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NBP win with Nauman ton in BB T20 Cricket

KARACHI: Naumanullah smashed an unbeaten ton as NBP beat Pakistan Steel by 35 runs in Shaheed-e-Jamhooriat Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Memorial Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at Niaz Stadium Hyderabad on Monday. Nauman blasted five 4s and as many 6s in his 100 off 56 balls and Qasier Abbas hit four boundaries and one six in his 45…

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Israeli navy turns away Libyan ship carrying Gaza supplies

GAZA CITY: The Israeli navy on Monday turned away a Libyan ship heading to Gaza with 3,000 tons of humanitarian aid, ending the most high-profile effort yet to break a blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory. The Al Marwa was approaching the Gaza coast when it was stopped by an Israeli navy vessel. The navy vessel…

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Disabled to get 2 pct quota in BISP

ISLAMABAD: Managing Director, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), Zamurrud Khan here Monday said that government was endeavouring to include 2 percent quota for persons with disability in Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The programme would serve deserving and disabled families at maximum with the support of Rs 1000 on monthly basis, Zamurrud Khan said while addressing a…

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Bush admin urged to ensure India avoids military confrontation with Pakistan

NEW YORK: A leading American newspaper Monday called on the Bush administration to use all of its influence to ensure that India's leaders do not opt for a military confrontation with Pakistan in the wake of terrorist attacks in Mumbai. “Washington's most important role will be to urge the Indians and Pakistanis to step back…

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PPP observes 41st foundation day in Sindh

SUKKUR: Activists of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and its different wings observed the party's 41st founding day in Sukkur, Khairpur, Noushero Feroze, Ghotki, Shikarpur, Kashmore and other districts and towns of interior Sindh. The PPP's Sukkur chapter organised a programme at Surhio House. The speakers said that the PPP was synonymous with the unity of…

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ICC suspends Bangladesh spinner Razzak

DHAKA: The International Cricket Council has suspended Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak for an illegal bowling action, pending a fresh assessment. Razzak's suspension followed an independent analysis in Australia that confirmed his bowling action was suspect under current ICC regulations, the sport's world governing body said Monday. The bowling review was ordered after he was…

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WAPDA beat PTV 5-1 in Premier Soccer League

ISLAMABAD: Title holders Pakistan WAPDA continued their giant march towards their seventh national title when they thrashed PTV 5-1 after 3-0 at interval in the Pakistan Premier Soccer League 2008 at PSB Ground near Hamidi Hall, Islamabad, on Sunday. In other two matches of the day, Pakistan Navy were involved 0-0 with PMC at Naval…

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Special children's Sports Day held

LAHORE: Sports day of deaf and dumb children was celebrated under a private educational institution here on Sunday. Deaf and dumb children, students from nursery to class IX, participated in gymnastic, PT, Karate and other games. Parents of the special children watched these contests. Addressing on this occasion, MPA Ghazala Rafiq said that a few…

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Australia beat NZ by innings and 62 runs in 2nd Test

ADELAIDE: New Zealand's confidence-sapped batsmen crumbled for 203 to hand Australia victory by an innings and 62 runs on the fourth day of the second cricket Test. A devastating 10-over spell of four for 23 by Australian speedster Brett Lee spelt doom for the tourists in the morning session and New Zealand's second innings folded…

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Washington to play role in reducing Pakistan-India tensions: U.S. Senator

WASHINGTON: A top U.S. Senator Arlen Specter has expressed his full confidence in Islamabad’s anti-terrorism resolve and urged Washington to play a ‘suitable’ diplomatic role in reducing Pakistan-India tensions following New Delhi’s finger pointing at Pakistan in the wake of Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Republican Senator, who has served as chairman of the Senate Select…

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Pakistan wants global help to avert conflict in subcontinent

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistani Ambassador to the U.N., Abdullah Hussain Haroon, has urged the international community to play its role in averting a conflict in South Asia in the wake of tensions between India and Pakistan following the attacks in Mumbai. “India should not widen the area of conflict,” Pakistan’s U.S. Ambassador said in a letter…

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Banaras Chowk violence kills three including two children, injures 12

KARACHI: Two children died and a dozen people were wounded when firing between two armed groups on Banaras Chowk occurred after bus drivers blocked the road and started pelting stones at the cars. The miscreants forced the shops to close down and when the police tried to intervene and arrest them they started pelting them…

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Indian navy investigating ship found with corpse on board

MUMBAI: An Indian navy spokesperson says officials are investigating an abandoned trawler found carrying a corpse near the coast of Mumbai. Captain Manohar Nambiar says the trawler was found Thursday drifting 15-20 miles off the coast of Mumbai. He says a corpse was on board. The navy brought the ship to Mumbai and is investigating…

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Zardari, Gilani, Kayani hold meeting

ISLAMABAD: An important meeting between President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani was held here Saturday. According to sources, the meeting reviewed the situation in the wake of Mumbai attacks and made consultations on Indian charges against Pakistan and whether or not to send an…

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Only 10 gunmen took part in terror rampage: Indian officials

MUMBAI: Indian officials say they believed just 10 gunmen had taken part in the 60-hour terror rampage that killed at least 195 people across India's financial capital. “Nine were killed and one was captured,” Maharshta state Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh told reporters. “We are interrogating him.” Deshmukh's deputy, R.R. Patil, identified the gunman as a…

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NATO, Afghan troops kill Taliban in 'veil', at least 52 others

KABUL: Gunbattles and airstrikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman's burqa, officials said Saturday. The U.S. forces targeting the commander surrounded a house Friday in Ghazni province and ordered everyone inside to leave, a military statement said….

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Six bodies removed from Jewish center

JERUSALEM: Six people, including an Israeli rabbi and his wife, were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai, Israeli officials said, one of 10 sites besieged by heavily armed gunmen in a spectacular assault on India's commercial capital. The ultraorthodox Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch organisation reported earlier from its New York headquarters that the victims included its…

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Pak-India Sir Creek dialogue postponed

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan-India talks on the Sir Creek issue have been postponed once again after Mumbai terror strikes. The important meeting on the long-running Sir Creek boundary dispute was scheduled on December 2-3. Earlier, it had been officially announced that the meeting would be held on December 2-3 in New Delhi under the fifth round…

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At least seven die in Bannu suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: At least seven people including a policeman were killed and 16 others including four policemen injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police patrol vehicle in Bannu district on Friday, police said. Local sources told Daily Times that a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police car patrolling the streets near Tarezi…

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No blame by India, Pakistan to extend full cooperation: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Talking to the media after returning from a two-day vsisit to India and attending a federal cabinet meeting here Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday said that Indian leadership has not blamed Pakistan for involvement in the Mumbai attacks and Pakistan has decided on its own to extend full cooperation and assistance to India…

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Zardari assures India of full cooperation in Mumbai attacks

NEW DELHI: President Asif Ali Zardari has assured India of Pakistan’s full cooperation in investigating the Mumbai Terror attacks. But let the evidence come to light and investigation take its course, he said. Speaking at Karan Thapar’s ‘Devil’s Advocate’ programme, Zardari said there was miscommunication with India over sending ISI Director General to India. Prime…

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