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Sindh bans energy drinks and chips in schools

Ban placed on soft drinks, chips, and flavoured snacks

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American paediatricians think baby walkers should be banned

Baby walkers give children mobility while they are learning to walk

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Ban cheese imports? Pakistan discusses outside-the-box ideas to avoid IMF bailout

Pakistani economic advisors discussed banning imports of luxury cars, smartphones and cheese in a wide-ranging strategy session on how to avoid seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a senior government advisor said. While no decisions were made, the floating of radical measures to tackle Pakistan’s ballooning current account deficit by the newly…

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Ashraful eyes Bangladesh comeback as ban ends

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said Monday that has set his sights on a comeback with the national side after his five-year ban for match-fixing ended. “I am feeling really nice as I was waiting for this day for the last five years. (I told myself) when August 13, 2018 came I would be available…

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No swimming in Karachi’s seas this Sunday

A one-day ban was imposed on swimming at the beach in Karachi on Sunday.  The city’s mayor, Wasim Akhtar, imposed the ban under Section 144 of the PPC. The ban has been imposed due to strong winds and high waves.

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UEFA increases Nasri doping ban from six to 18 months

UEFA extended former France international Samir Nasri’s doping ban from six to 18 months on Wednesday over the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016.

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Why the KPT doesn’t want you to visit China Port anymore

By now, everyone in Karachi has heard of China Port in Clifton but if you haven’t already seen it, you’ve lost your chance. The authorities have banned the public from visiting the place. China Port is a 2.5 kilometre stretch of concrete tetrapods built by the Chinese for the South Asia Pakistan Terminal. A tetrapod is…

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Holder shines as West Indies dominate Bangladesh

Jason Holder led the rout of Bangladesh with a five-wicket haul as the West Indies took control of the second Test at close on second day at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Having fought back well at the start of the day to limit the home side’s first innings to 354, the tourists were…

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Ahmed Shehzad faces ban on failed drug test

Maverick Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad failed a drug test conducted during a domestic tournament in April, the country’s cricket authorities confirmed Tuesday, and could face a ban of up to four years. The offence is the latest in a long litany of Pakistani players charged with doping, and is a severe blow to the 26-year-old’s…

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West Indies dismiss Bangladesh for record Test low of 43

Kemar Roach led the demolition of Bangladesh with a five-wicket haul as the tourists were dismissed for 43, their lowest total ever in Test cricket, before lunch on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday. By stumps the West Indies top-order…

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Could banning plastic save our oceans?

Plastic pollution is a serious problem for the ocean, especially for the creatures that call it home. Reports say nearly 20 metric tons of trash is dumped in the sea every day. Nearly 60% of that trash is comprised of plastic. World Oceans Day is observed on June 8 every year to create awareness about…

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Khan spins Afghanistan to T20 series sweep over Bangladesh

Spin sensation Rashid Khan bowled an excellent last over to help Afghanistan eke out a thrilling one-run win over Bangladesh and complete a series whitewash in the third Twenty20 international Thursday. Chasing 146 for victory, Bangladesh required nine in the 20th over but Khan held his nerve to restrict Bangladesh to 144-6 in the north…

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Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with illegal drugs

Chittagong: One of Bangladesh’s top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday. Nazreen Khan Mukta, who plays first-grade cricket in the Dhaka Premier League, was returning from a match in the southeastern city of Cox’s Bazar when police stopped and searched the team bus at…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik opposes censoring Nawaz speeches

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik has spoken out against censoring speeches of former three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr Malik remarks came after TV channels, including state-run Pakistan Television, censored a part of Nawaz Sharif’s speech during a seminar in Islamabad. “Nawaz Sharif shouldn’t be treated the way MQM’s founder Altaf Hussain was. A leader…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on ‘anti-judiciary speech’ ban

Senior journalist and anchorperson Nadeem Malik says that Lahore High Court has set a bad precedent by directing electronic media watchdog to stop airing ‘anti-judiciary speeches’ by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the PML-N. Watch his analysis in the video.

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Smith, Warner, Bancroft accept ball-tampering ban

SYDNEY: Former Australia cricket vice-captain David Warner Thursday said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were…

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Tears and sympathy: Support grows for Steve Smith over cricket ban

SYDNEY: A wave of sympathy for disgraced Australia skipper Steve Smith gathered pace on Friday after his heart-wrenching apology and as opposition grew to the severity of bans handed out in a ball-tampering scandal. Smith’s tearful appearance in front of media helped trigger the resignation of coach Darren Lehmann and also prompted calls to rein…

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Ball-tampering: Warner, Smith ruled out of IPL

SYDNEY: Steve Smith and David Warner suffered a further blow on Wednesday after the BCCI confirmed that the pair will not be allowed to participate in this year’s Indian Premier League as a result of their part in the ball-tampering scandal currently engulfing Australian cricket. “The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday took cognizance of…

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S.Africa’s Rabada to learn ban appeal result by Wednesday

Cape Town: Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will learn the result of his appeal against a ban for the remaining two Tests against Australia within 48 hours following a hearing on Monday, Cricket South Africa said. The hearing, via teleconference with judicial commissioner Michael Heron of New Zealand, lasted for more than five hours. Cricket South…

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Key South African bowler banned for two Tests

Port Elizabeth: South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was on Monday banned for the two remaining Tests against Australia – and admitted that he would have to change how he celebrates wickets. Rabada was found guilty of “inappropriate and deliberate physical contact” with Australian captain Steve Smith after dismissing Smith in the first innings. He…

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Sale of Chinese salt banned in Pakistan

NEWS DESK: The Supreme Court (SC) banned the sale and purchase of Chinese salt, also known as Ajinomoto. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, passed the orders while hearing a suo motu notice over the sale of Ajinomoto and used cooking oil at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry….

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