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Cricket: Players face sending-off, umpires to get bat gauge    

NEW DELHI: Players could be sent off for the first time in cricket, starting with Test matches in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates this week, as new regulations come into force. Changes governing umpire referrals and bat sizes will also come into force Thursday when South Africa host Bangladesh and Sri Lanka play…

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Pakistan team reaches UAE for test series against Sri Lanka

DUBAI: Pakistan cricket team has arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the upcoming test series against Sri Lanka, Samaa reported on Sunday. The squad left for Dubai from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport via foreign flight no. EK-623. Pakistan had announced its 16-member squad for the test series against Sri Lanka in a…

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Yasir Shah picked for test squad against Sri Lanka

LAHORE: Leg spinner Yasir Shah has been picked in Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming test series Sri Lanka starting from 28th September. Pakistan announced its test squad for the two-match test series against the island-nation on Saturday. The right arm spinner made it to the team after passing a fitness test. Team: Shan Masood, Sami…

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Eid being celebrated in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are celebrating the festival of Eid-ul-Azha today on Friday (September 1, 2017, Zilhajj 10, 1438). In Saudi Arabia, large Eid congregations held in Makkah and Madina where Eid prayers were offered in Masjid-e-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi. Besides Saudi Arabia, Eid is also being celebrated in Turkey, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon,…

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Faryal Makhdoom pregnant with second child

ISLAMABAD: Faryal Makhdoom Khan, wife of boxer Amir Khan, announced her second pregnancy, Samaa reported. She took to Twitter to announce the good news. Faryal tweeted that she was blessed with baby number two and was eating non stop out of excitement. Alhumdulilah , blessed with baby number 2 in my tummy❤ #excited eating away,…

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Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper ‘The Torch’

DUBAI: Panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai early Friday after a fire ripped through it, the second blaze to hit the skyscraper in as many years. Authorities said no casualties were reported from the blaze which erupted in the middle to upper floors of The Torch, once the tallest residential development…

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This man cooked an egg on Dubai’s scorched roads

NEWS DESK: The temperature in the UAE has been hovering around 50°C. As the mercury continues to soar, a man took to the streets to demonstrate how hot it really is in the city, reported Khaleej Times. In a video released by fatafeat channel on Instagram, a man can be seen cooking an egg outdoors…

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Video: All you need to know about an Iqama…

ISLAMABAD: After Iqamas of Prime Minister Sharif, Ishaq Dar and Khawaja Asif came to the fore, it’s important you get to know what really is an Iqama.  In essence, Saudi Arabia or any other Khaleej state does not grant citizenship to any foreign worker but for the duration of his stay in the country, an Iqama…

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After Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Asif’s UAE iqama comes to the fore

ISLAMABAD: After Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s UAE iqama has come to the fore. As per the iqama, the defence minister is an employee of a company in Dubai. Asif did not mention the income he earned through his employment in Dubai in his nomination papers filed to the ECP for…

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Sharjeel Memon was working as a marketing manager in UAE while he was a minister

NEWS DESK: Sharjeel Inam Memon was working as the marketing manager of a company in UAE while he was Sindh’s information minister, it emerged on Tuesday. An image of Sharjeel’s passport began circulating on some WhatsApp groups on Tuesday. People shared the image of social media, making jokes about him being a marketing manager. The…

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Indian man lands from Dubai carrying 407 grams of gold in rectum

NEWS DESK: In a first of its kind of crime reported at the Chandigarh International Airport, a man hailing from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra was caught on Monday smuggling 407 grams of 24-carat gold, concealed in his rectum, reported Hindustan Times. The accused, Deepak Kumar, had arrived from Dubai in an Indigo flight in the morning….

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Video: Shahbaz distanced himself from Gulf Steel Mills

ISLAMABAD: It was pointed out shockingly in the JIT report that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had distanced himself from the functioning of the Gulf Steel Mills and had also refused to verify his signature on the Share Sales Agreement of 1978 of the mill.  This means that Shahbaz Sharif has refused to recognize his own…

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Asif Zardari leaves for Dubai after health deteriorates

DUBAI: Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Asif Ali Zardari, fell ill on Saturday and went to Dubai to have a detailed medical examination. According to details, Asif Ali Zardari had been suffering from mental and physical weakness for a couple of days. The former President’s blood and sugar levels are also not normal. Owing…

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Dubai launches pink ambulance for women

A pink responder ambulance designated to give emergency treatment to women, both pregnant and non-pregnant, handle deliveries, injuries among children and shift them to hospitals was launched recently, reported Khaleej Times. Khalifa Al Drai, the Executive Director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), said that the pink responder is the latest service of…

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Emirates, Turkish say laptop ban lifted on US flights

The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on US-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. The announcements come three days after restrictions were lifted on Etihad Airways’ hub Abu Dhabi International Airport. The ban was lifted ‘effective…

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Aleem Dar retains place in ICC elite panel of umpires

DUBAI: Pakistani umpire retained his spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel of umpires for 2017-2018 season. According to ICC, the unchanged Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for the 2017-18 season was announced on Sunday following the annual review and selection process. The Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires for 2017-2018 season will…

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10 ways how Qatar’s economy will be affected by the Saudi-led boycott

The severing of ties by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Maldives with Qatar is obviously going to impact the economy of the oil-rich gulf country. Here are 10 important things you should know about the whole scenario and how it will play out with Qatar:- 1. Qatar imports a huge quantity of perishable goods…

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Qatar and its neighbors may lose billions from diplomatic split

  DOHA: A diplomatic rift between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors may cost them billions of dollars by slowing trade and investment and making it more expensive for the region to borrow money as it grapples with low oil prices. With an estimated $335 billion of assets in its sovereign wealth fund, Qatar looks able…

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PCB, BCCI to meet in Dubai today

DUBAI: A meeting between Pakistani and Indian Cricket Boards officials is being held in Dubai on Monday. Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Monday, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Sheheryar Khan said Pakistan and India had signed an agreement to play different cricket series from 2014 to 2023, but India has backed out. Chairman PCB Sheheryar…

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Video: Dubai deploys “Robocop”

Dubai Police has announced its first “Robocop” has joined the city’s force to patrol city malls and tourist attractions. The robot, which was unveiled at the emirate’s Gulf Information and Security Expo and Conference, is the first of a planned fleet of bots that will begin working with the force, who say they also hope…

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Watch Video: Nadia Khan’s daughter assaulted by Hollywood Actor

DUBAI:
 Television host and Pakistani actress Nadia Khan has filed a police complaint against the CEO of a prevalent American talent hunt agency, accusing him of assaulting her  14 year old  daughter Alizah Khan during an audition in Dubai last week. Here are some pictures that she posted to support her claim: She also added…

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