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Admiral Zafar Abbasi attends naval summit in Iran

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmud Abbasi arrived in Iran on Monday represent Pakistan in the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium. The four-day symposium is taking place in Iranian capital Tehran from April 22 to 25. “Panels from representative countries will exchange views on issues about maritime security in the Indian ocean,”…

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Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes ‘dream’ World Cup

SAO PAULO: Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery. “There isn’t an exact date yet. I have the last exam, if I’m not mistaken, I’m not sure, on May 17,”…

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Argentina have a ‘debt’ to settle at World Cup – Messi

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina captain Lionel Messi admitted Monday that his generation has a score to settle at the World Cup in Russia after a series of agonising near misses in major tournaments. “The debt we owe is to ourselves, not to the people. We always give our all, we reached three finals. We haven’t been…

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Messi isn’t missed as Argentina down Italy

MANCHESTER: Ever Banega ensured Argentina weren’t derailed by Lionel Messi’s absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy in Friday’s friendly at the Etihad Stadium. Messi reportedly suffered an groin strain in training on Thursday, so the Barcelona forward was an unused substitute as Argentina kicked off their preparations for the…

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Neymar’s foot operation declared a success, but long recovery looms

Belo Horizonte: Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar underwent successful surgery on his broken foot Saturday, officials said, but it will be six weeks before anyone knows when the planet’s most expensive footballer will play again. The one hour and 15 minute operation at the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte “took place with great…

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Neymar’s foot operation: what we know

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian football star Neymar will undergo surgery Saturday to fix a broken bone in his right foot that has put a hole in Paris Saint-Germain’s season and given Brazil the jitters, three and a half months out from the World Cup. Here’s what we know so far. – What happened? – Neymar…

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Hajj balloting results go online

ISLAMABAD: You can now check if your hajj application has been successful. Check online: www.hajjinfo.org Computerized balloting of 50 percent quota under government Hajj scheme 2018 was held in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon. Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Amin-ul-Hasnat presided over the balloting ceremony. The names of 87,813 fortunate people were announced in…

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Apple may introduce three new smartphones this year

Just forget about the iPhoneX, Apple is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year, and one of them will be more popular than the others, a top analyst with Taiwanese business group KGI Securities has said. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities when it comes to Apple, the Cupertino-headquartered…

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Fireworks as opening ceremony starts for 2018 Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG: The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony got under way in freezing temperatures and a spirit of rapprochement on Friday after the arrival of the highest level North Korean delegation ever seen in the South. Fireworks lit up the sky over the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, where North Korea’s all-female cheering squad were among the crowd,…

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‘Lion’ to roar in Peshawar in 2018, claims Maryam

Criticising Imran Khan and the performance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led KP government at Sunday’s rally in Peshawar, Maryam Nawaz Sharif claimed that PML-N will win majority of seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this year’s general election. Watch her views…

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Rahat announces plan to hold 100 Qawwali shows globally

ISLAMABAD: Renowned Pakistani Qawwal Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has announced that he will hold 100 Qawwal mehfils [gatherings] across the globe in 2018. The singer, who is the nephew of the Qawwal maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, shared his plans to celebrate 2018 as the year of Qawwali. “I am basically a Qawwal…

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Oil rises as Saudi Arabia says producers will cooperate beyond 2018

SINGAPORE: Oil prices climbed on Monday, pushed higher by comments from Saudi Arabia that cooperation between oil producers who are currently withholding supplies would continue beyond 2018, reported Reuters. Strong global economic growth and a drop in U.S. drilling activity also supported crude, traders said. Brent crude futures were at $68.89 a barrel at 0315…

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Hrithik Roshan rated as most handsome man of 2018

NEW DELHI: With his Greek God looks, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has been rated as the most handsome man in the world, unsurprisingly. The website World’s Top Most have listed 10 most handsome men and Hrithik tops the list. The rating is based on the box office ratings, endorsement and fan following of the celebrities….

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All the good and bad of Karachi Eat 2018

KARACHI: Karachi Eat has become a yearly thing now. However, the venue is not the Frere Hall this year. Instead, the three-day festival is being held at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Park in Clifton. Today is the last day of the festival. The tickets were for Rs300 this year as compared to Rs250 last year. Meanwhile,…

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Cricket: 282 foreign players line up for 2018 IPL auction

New Delhi: England Test skipper and star batsman Joe Root is among 282 foreign players looking to play in this year’s big-paying Indian Premier League, the cricket board announced Saturday. The player auction for the 11th IPL Twenty20 tournament is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)…

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LIVE UPDATES: Big Bash League 2017-18: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers

HOBART: Hobart Hurricanes have won the toss and elected to bat first against Adelaide Strikers, on Thursday.  LIVE SCORES ADELAIDE STRIKERS 82/2 END OF OVER: 11 | 10 Runs | AS: 82/2 (102 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.45, RRR: 11.33) CA Ingram 42 (28b) TM Head 28 (25b) END OF OVER: 10 | 20 Runs |…

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6 things to look forward to in 2018…

The dawn of a new year is always exciting as with it comes hope, anticipation and excitement of fresh things to come. The calendar is lined up with interesting events, competitions and entertainment-related stuff (both nationally and internationally) so you better gear up to have some fun! 1. Pakistan Super League 3 Come February, Peshawar…

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Cute little Taimur Ali Khan in snow can’t contain his excitement!

NEWS DESK: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and their one-year-old baby Taimur Ali Khan are currently in Gstaad, Switzerland, as they welcomed 2018 in the snowy location. Earlier, we got our hands on a picture where the trio was seen posing together against the backdrop of the heavy snow. The highlight of the photo…

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Happiness at work improves in the UK. But that’s not all

NEWS DESK: Happiness in the workplace has improved slightly over the last year, but nearly half of UK employees still expect to be looking for a new job in 2018, new research has revealed, reported The Independent. According to a survey by human resource firm Investors in People, one in four employees feel unhappy at…

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Here’s one change that will help you lose weight in 2018

NEWS DESK: In case you are thinking of changing your diet completely as your New Year resolution, in reality it’s going to be exhausting, time-consuming and unsustainable. The point is not just to make a resolution for the heck of it but to stick to it as well. So, all you people out there who…

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Video: The last sunset of 2017 and plenty of selfies to go with it…

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI: As the sun set on 2017 on Sunday, Pakistanis took selfies and prayed for a new year that would prove to be better.  The conclusion of a year always brings with it memories of the past and expectations for the future. Pakistanis across the country in various cities witnessed the last sunset of 2017….

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