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AHF names Rehan Butt Best Player of Asia for 2008

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Hockey star Rehan Butt has been named the Best Player of Asia for the year 2008 by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) at its congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday. Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Asif Bajwa received the award on behalf of Rehan Butt. The AHF also awarded the Life Time…

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December 20, 2008

 

Aamir Sohail looking forward to head NCA

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail said he looks forward to spearheading the work of National Cricket Academy (NCA). “It is a big challenge and I will do my best to rise up to this task,” Aamir told media after taking over as Director National Cricket Academy. He said National Cricket Academy had the potential…

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December 20, 2008

 

Pakistan has to beware SL spin twins

KARACHI: Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam is wary of Sri Lanka’s spin arsenal and is working on a strategy to help his batsmen overcome that threat in a home series that will tentatively get underway in the third week of next month. “It is going to be a good series,” said Intikhab. “Sri Lanka are one…

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December 20, 2008

 

Chaklala Auto Diesel Garrison fire brought under control

RAWALPINDI: Fire that erupted in the Chaklala Auto Diesel Garrison workshop near Rahimabad Bridge early Saturday has been brought under control after hours of efforts. The reason of the fire was not confirmed. Due to the might of blazes, Civil Aviation rescue teams had also been called in together with 20 vehicles of fire tenders…

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December 20, 2008

 

Greek protesters dump grabage on Christmas tree, scuffle with police

ATHENS: Greek protesters dumped garbage on a Christmas tree and scuffled with police on Saturday (December 20), as protests continued over the killing of a teenager two weeks ago. Shot by a police officer, 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos's death ignited public frustration over soci-economic issues and sparked a series of demonstrations from candelight vigils through to…

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December 20, 2008

 

Gilani grieves at loss of lives in Ghakkar Plaza incident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and property due to collapse of Ghakkar Plaza. On the directive of the Prime Minister, the federal government rescue agencies including the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) undertook an intensive rescue operation to save precious human…

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December 20, 2008

 

Obama picks names to fill Cabinet-in-waiting

WASHINGTON: U.S. President-elect Barack Obama finished naming candidates for his Cabinet-in-waiting, naming his picks to head the Transportation and Labor departments and his chief trade negotiator The announcements round out Obama's prospective Cabinet, which includes his former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and current Defense Secretary Robert Gates,…

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December 20, 2008

 

World wants stable Pakistan for peace, prosperity: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said Pakistan has the support of the international community and its stability would keep the world peaceful and prosperous. Talking to mediamen at Chinese Embassy here Friday night, he said, “The world wants a stable Pakistan as this will ensure peace and prosperity.” The Prime Minister said Pakistan…

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December 20, 2008

 

India could still attack Pakistan: International community

WASHINGTON: India may have ruled out the military option against Pakistan in the aftermath of Mumbai terror attacks but the international intelligence community continues to believe that strikes in PoK and elsewhere could still happen. Global intelligence service Stratfor, in its latest report, said, “Indian military operations against targets in Pakistan have in fact been…

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December 20, 2008

 

Zardari expresses grief over loss of lives in Gakhar Plaza blaze

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of previous lives and property due to collapse of Ghakkar Plaza in Rawalpindi on Saturday. In his message, the President offered his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the early recovery of those injured in this tragic incident. The…

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December 20, 2008

 

Aftershock of 4.4 magnitude rocks Quetta, surrounding areas

QUETTA: An aftershock of 4.4 on the Richter scale rocked Quetta and surrounding areas, Met office officials said Saturday. The jerk was felt at 1145 hours at Quetta and Kuchlak. The epicenter of the aftershock is being determined. However, no loss of life or property has been reported.

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December 20, 2008

 

Asma Jehangir says Mumbai perpetrators came from Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Asma Jehangir, Pakistan's Human Rights Commission Chairperson says the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks came from Pakistan. Speaking on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi on Saturday (December 20) Jehangir said the militants came from Pakistani soil. She also said that it was Pakistan's responsibility to investigate the matter. “I cannot…

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December 20, 2008

 

Another part of Gakhar Plaza collapses killing at least four, injuring 50

RAWALPINDI: At least four people have died and almost 50 injured while 31 are missing as another part of Gakhar Plaza collapses after being set ablaze in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Earlier there were reports of least 18 people trapped in the rubble including rescue workers. Media people have also been injured in…

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December 20, 2008

 

Commitment to create society free of human suffering: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Addressing the closing ceremony of the U.N. Confernment of International Human Rights Award upon Benzair Bhutto here Saturday Prime Minsiter Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said “We are committed to creating a society free of human suffering.” He said, “We have to rededicate ourselves for protection and promotion of human rights.” Talking about rewarding organisations…

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December 20, 2008

 

Exorcism kills two women, injures one in Mirpur Khas, police arrest culprits

LAHORE: Police have arrested two persons Mr. Niaz an amil (exorcist) and his accomplice Mr. Ejaz Saturday in Kot Ghulam Muhammad area of Mirpur Khas district for the murder of two women who died under their instructions to exorcise “demons” out of their bodies. The two women Ms. Fatima and Ms. Sakina died due to…

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December 20, 2008

 

SA 281 against Australia on third day of second Test

PERTH: South Africa were all out for 281 runs in reply to Australia’s 375 on the third day of the second Test match here at WACA ground on Friday. Resuming at 243-8, South Africa could add only 38 runs as Australia succeeded in taking a lead of 94-run first innings lead. The main destroyer from…

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December 20, 2008

 

Dravid hits 26th career ton in second Test

MOHALI: Indian veteran Rahul Dravid rescued his Test career on Saturday (December 20) with a chanceless 26th career century in the second Test against England. Dravid, 35, struck 136, his first test hundred after 20 innings. He was dismissed for three and four in the first Test which India won by six wickets and averaged…

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December 20, 2008

 

Singapore beat Pakistan 6-1 in Women's Asia Cup Hockey

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore outclassed Pakistan 6-1 in the classification match of the Women Asia Cup Hockey Tournament here on Saturday. The classification match was one-sided as Singapore fully dominated the game. Now, Pakistan will compete for the seventh position in the tournament and play against Chinese Taipie tomorrow in this regard. The sole success gained…

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December 20, 2008

 

Bush bails out auto industry with $17.4 BN

WASHINGTON: President George W. Bush bailed out automakers on Friday with $17.4 billion in emergency loans as he sought to stave off a collapse that would have cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. Bush, seeking to bolster his legacy and bucking some fellow Republicans who would prefer the car industry to deal with its problems…

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December 20, 2008

 

Not guilty of any wrong doing, won't step down: Blagojevich

CHICAGO: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said on Friday he had done nothing wrong and would not resign in the wake of charges he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. “I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing,” Blagojevich told reporters in his first comment on the charges since his…

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December 20, 2008

 

Judge puts Madoff under 24-hour house detention

NEW YORK: Bernard Madoff, the Wall Street fund manager who authorities say confessed to running a $50 billion fraud, was put under 24-hour detention in his Manhattan apartment on Friday “to prevent harm or flight”. Madoff also agreed to the extension of court orders freezing his assets and the appointment of a receiver for his…

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December 20, 2008

 
 
 
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