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President pays respects at Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH)

MADINAH: President Asif Ali Zardari paid his respects at the Roza-e-Rasool (Peace be upon Him), offered nawafil and prayed for peace, progress and unity of Pakistan and well being of its people. President Zardari offered special nawafil for the solidarity and security of Pakistan. He also offered Maghrib prayers at Masjid-e-Nabvi. He sought Allah’s blessings…

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November 6, 2008

 

Bill Gates hopes Obama will deliver on healthcare

NEW DELHI: Bill Gates, who left his full-time executive role at Microsoft earlier this year to focus on his philanthropic organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Wednesday (November 5) that he hopes that the U.S. president-elect Barack Obama will be able to deliver on his campaign's healthcare pledges. Gates, who is on…

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November 6, 2008

 

Thousands flee Congo clashes

RUTHURU: Thousands of civilians fled fighting on Wednesday (November 5), the second day of clashes at Kiwanja near Rutshuru, seized last week by General Laurent Nkunda's Tutsi rebels, raising fears of more fighting in the region near Rwanda. Civilians streamed from Kiwanja to Rutshuru to escape what they said were attacks by pro-government Mai-Mai militiamen….

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November 6, 2008

 

British Muslims congratulates President-elect Obama

LONDON: The Muslim Council of Britain in its congratulatory message to the President-elect Barack Obama has expressed hope that he would tackle the world problems with all his dedication and strong will. In his message, Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary-General, MCB, said the election of Senator Obama has been hugely symbolic and will no doubt…

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November 6, 2008

 

Khurram crashes out of IBSF World Snooker

KARACHI: Pakistan's top cueman Khurram Hussain Agha's fine run of play in IBSF World Snooker Championship ended on Wednesday night in the last 16th round when he went down 1-5 to Yu Delu of China at Wels (Austria), according to message received here on Thursday. This is the second time when Khurram Agha lost in…

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November 6, 2008

 

NWFP beat Sindh in 3rd Provincial Games squash

PESHAWAR: NWFP beat Sindh by 2-1 in the opening match of the three teams squash event of the 3rd Provincial Games, which got under way here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Thursday. Former World Champion Qamar Zaman was the chief guest on this occasion. Before the start of the matches the players were…

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November 6, 2008

 

Provincial Games receive final touches

PESHAWAR: A high level meeting Thursday gave final touches to the overall arrangement made for the smooth conduct of the 3rd Provincial Games scheduled from November 9 to 11. District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sahibzada Anees chaired the meeting held here at Qayyum Sports Complex and was later joined by the NWFP Minister for Sports Syed…

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November 6, 2008

 

Farhan beat Aamir to lift CNS Squash trophy

KARACHI: Top seed Farhan Mehboob lived to his billing when he beat his cousin Aamir Atlas Khan in a five games thriller to snatch the CNS International Squash Championship at Roshan Khan/Jahangir Khan Squash Complex here on Thursday. World number 29 Farhan rallied back from 1-2 down to become the first Pakistani player to grab…

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November 6, 2008

 

Federer will regain No.1 world ranking: Bjorn Borg

STOCKHOLM: Borg believes that Roger Federer will regain the number one world ranking in tennis next season, and feels the Swiss star will win next week's season ending Masters Cup event in Shanghai. Borg also sang the praises of Briton Andy Murray, saying he believed he could win a Grand Slam in 2009. The tennis…

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November 6, 2008

 

Sara Mahboob into CAS Khyber Open Cup Tennis semis

PESHAWAR: Top seeded Sara Mahboob took berth into the semi-finals of the Chief of the Air Staff Khyber Open Cup Tennis being played here at PAF Officer Mess Courts on Thursday. In the first quarter-final Sara Mehboob defeated Laiba Khan in no time by 6-0, 6-0 in a one-sided affair while Usna Sohail beat Nadia…

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November 6, 2008

 

Worlds elite rugby clubs to clash in Singapore in 2009

SINGAPORE: Powerhouses from international club rugby will clash in Singapore next year for the inaugural World Club Challenge, organisers said on Thursday. English premiership clubs Gloucester and Saracens, together with Australian Super 14 side Western Force and a yet-to-be named French club will meet in the battle of the hemispheres for the WCC Cup, former…

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November 6, 2008

 

U.S. sports figures talk about Obama win

NEW YORK: From NBA superstar LeBron James to tennis sisters Venus and Serena Williams, the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president struck a special chord with many U.S. sports figures. The Williams sisters embraced Obama's victory during the WTA Tour's season-ending tournament in Doha, Qatar. “America is a wonderful place. I love…

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November 6, 2008

 

Zone-II, VI Whites, V Blues in U-17 last-8 of KCCA Inter-Zonal

KARACHI: Zone-ll Whites, VI Whites and V Blues sailed into the quarterfinals of the Woodward Ward Trophy KCCA lnter-Zonal Under-17 Cricket Tournament on Wednesday. Zone-II Whites topped group “D” after winning all their pool matches beating Zone-VI Whites by 52 runs at TMC Ground. Left arm spinner Ahsan Jamil starred in his team's triumph by…

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November 6, 2008

 

Islamabad 228-8 vsPeshawar in Pentangular Cup

PESHAWAR: Islamabad hits 228 for eight on the opening day of the four-day Penthangular First Class Cricket Cup which got under way here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on Thursday. NWFP won the toss and asked Islamabad to bat first but it got a bad start when their opening three wickets tumbled on just 21…

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November 6, 2008

 

Tendulkar hits 40th Test century for India

NAGPUR: Sachin Tendulkar broke through a frustrating 10-month period without a ceantury Thursday to set up India's 311-5 on the first day of the fourth and final Test against Australia. Tendulkar had not reached three figures since the final match against Australia in Adelaide in January before bringing up his 40th Test century and 10th…

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November 6, 2008

 

Obama begins selecting presidential team

CHICAGO: After the euphoria of his historic election win Barack Obama got down Thursday to choosing a presidential team that faces a mountain of problems, not least the economic crisis and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Democrat dodged the limelight after being elected America's first black president, but behind-the-scenes activity picked up with the…

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November 6, 2008

 

Prince of Wales to attend Threads of Change exhibtion in Pakistan

LONDON: The heir to the British throne Prince Charles will attend the opening of a unique exhibition of contemporary textile works using traditional Pakistani craft skills here next week. 'Threads of Change' will showcase the result of a unique collaboration between skilled rural women artisans in Pakistan and international designers, it was announced on Thursday….

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November 6, 2008

 

All Pakistan Hockey final today

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Annual All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2008 final will be played in Sadiqabad on Friday (November 7). Twelve prominent teams of the country participated the event, said organising secretary Abdus Sattar Sindh while talking to APP here on Thursday. “This event is being held regularly for the last few years on a growing…

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November 6, 2008

 

District Assembly not delivering: U.C. Nazim

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Addressing a joint press coference, U.C. Nazim Tarinda Swai and U.C. Nazim Rajanpur Kalan and Chairman Public Accounts Committee RYK, Makhdoom Sikander said here Wednesday that the District Assembly of Rahim Yar Khan, formed in August 2005, was required to meet for at least 150 days but it met for 20 days…

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November 6, 2008

 

ASF produces BRC-trained professionals for agri-business market

ISLAMABAD: Agri-business Support Fund (ASF) has successfully produced British Retail Consortium (BRC)) professionals in the agribusiness sector of Pakistan. This is a unique initiative, undertaken for the first time in Pakistan, keeping in view the growing demand by the Pakistani exporters of fruits and vegetables to European market, says a statement of the ASF issued…

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November 6, 2008

 

Sweden donates over $377,000 to support displaced in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The government of Sweden has contributed SEK 2,500,000 (US$377,643.50) to support UNHCR's operation within the U.N. Humanitarian Response Plan for Pakistan 2008. The more than US$ 377,000 donation will go towards the protection, shelter and camp management segments of the UN refugee agency's operations supporting the needs of the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in…

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November 6, 2008

 
 
 
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