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Cricket: India’s Pandya rested for Sri Lanka Tests

New Delhi: India’s rising star Hardik Pandya on Friday pulled out of a Test series against Sri Lanka with the cricket board saying the all-rounder needs a break. The 24-year-old is to head for rehabilitation instead of being part of the 16-man squad for the first two of the three-match series which starts next Thursday…

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Shaheed Lt Col Iftikhar laid to rest with military honour

MULTAN: Shaheed Lt Col Iftikhar Ahmad Jameel, a brave Army officer martyred in operation Zarb-e-Azb, was laid to rest in his ancestral area here with full military honour on Wednesday. Funeral prayers of the valiant soldier was held at the Multan Garrison Sports ground. Garrison Commander Maj Gen Hasnaat Amir Gilani, senior civil and military…

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Lahore blaze victims laid to rest

LAHORE: Six children, brothers and sisters, who were burnt to death in an apartment blaze here last night, were laid to rest here on Sunday. 12-year-old Minahil, Zain (11), Dua (8), Hanan (5), Azlaan (3) Azaan were burnt alive as flames engulfed the 2nd floor of their house. According to Rescue 1122 officials, the fire,…

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Gilgit Baltistan to be developed at par with rest of country: PM

GILGIT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the federal government would develop Gilgit Baltistan at par with rest of the country with specific focus on its tourism and mineral sector. Chairing the meeting of Gilgit Baltistan Council here, the Prime Minister said his government would be happy to provide funding to Gilgit Baltistan…

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20 laborers killed in Turbat laid to rest

SADIQABAD: Laborers, who were killed in a terrorist attack in Balochistan area of Turbat in early hours on Saturday, were laid to rest in their ancestral areas on Sunday. Thirteen laborers were laid to rest in Sadiqbad, five in Tharparkar and two in Badin. No politician or a government official attended their last ceremonies. At…

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Doctors advise Qadri to take complete rest

LAHORE: After a thorough check-up, doctors on Thursday advised Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri to complete rest for the next 72 hours. The PAT chief has not been feeling well since last few days because of heart problems and high blood pressure. Today, he was examined by a five-member team of doctors…

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Govt not to rest till complete rehabilitation of flood victims: PM

UCH SHARIF: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that his government will not rest till complete rehabilitation of flood victims. While addressing the flood victims here, the PM appreciated courage and bravery of the flood victims, saying the government would not leave the victims in the difficult time. Sharif again criticized the PTI and PAT…

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Mosque collapse martyrs laid to rest

LAHORE: Amid grief and sorrow, Lahorites buried the 24 worshipers martyred in Tuesday’s mosque collapse in the Punjab capital. The incident took place in Daroghawala, a low-income neighbourhood of Lahore with narrow and congested streets. The worshippers were killed when the roof of the mosque collapsed, trapping around three dozen people who were gathered for…

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South Africa rest AB de Villiers, Zimbabwe win toss

BULAWAYO: South Africa rested captain AB de Villiers and handed debuts to top-order batsman Rilee Rossouw and left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi for Thursday's third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Faf du Plessis therefore took the reins for the Proteas, who already hold a 2-0 lead in the series, and won the toss…

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Cricket: Finch stars as MCC beat Rest of the World

LONDON: Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a one-day match celebrating the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday. Set 294 to win, MCC finished on 296 for three with 25 balls to spare. Australia one-day specialist Finch put on…

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Cricket: Rest of the World 293-7 against MCC

LONDON: Yuvraj Singh's century rescued the Rest of the World from a dramatic collapse as they recovered to 293 for seven against MCC in the Lord's bicentenary match on Saturday. In a fixture celebrating the 200th anniversary of the current Lord's ground, Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took four wickets for five runs in 15 balls…

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Short rest periods between shifts linked to work disorder

NEW YORK: Nurses who often return to work with less than 11 hours between shifts are at higher risk of sleep problems and severe fatigue than others, according to a new study. Shift work disorder, a combination of difficulty sleeping and excessive sleepiness while awake, is known to affect night workers, but there’s been little…

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Malaysia 'will not rest' until closure on MH370: PM

PERTH: Malaysia will not rest until it can give answers to the distraught families of those on board missing Flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, admitting the search was a “gargantuan” challenge. International efforts to find any sign of the Malaysia Airlines plane which vanished on March 8 have so far failed, but…

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Clarke broke shoulder in Cape Town, ordered to rest

SYDNEY : Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder on the recent tour of South Africa and has been advised to rest, ruling him out of the domestic first class final later this week, Cricket Australia said on Monday. Clarke, who led his side to a 2-1 test series victory over South Africa,…

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Australia's Johnson to rest in first ODI against England

SYDNEY: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be rested for Sunday's first one-day international against England to keep him fresh for the rest of the summer, coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday.With the five-match ODI series and next month's tour of South Africa coming up, Australia will look to rotate a few more players from…

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Shia scholar Allama Nasir Abbas laid to rest in Multan

Staff ReportMULTAN: Shia scholar Allama Nasir Abbas, who was killed in Lahore late Sunday night, was laid to rest here on Tuesday, SAMAA reports.A large number of people attended his funeral prayers that were offered at Sports Ground.According to family, Allama Nasir was targeted as he spoke out against terrorism.Hussaini Alliance, Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen…

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Mandela laid to rest, after 10 days of mourning

QUNU, South Africa: South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar.The Nobel peace laureate, who was held in apartheid prisons for 27 years before emerging to preach…

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England rest senior trio for limited overs series

LONDON: England have rested batsman Kevin Pietersen and bowling pair Graeme Swann and James Anderson from their limited-overs squads for the series in Australia starting next month.Test captain Alastair Cook will lead the 16-man squad in the one-day international series, while paceman Stuart Broad will be in charge of the 15-man Twenty20 squad named on…

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Special police squad rest, enjoy during Karachi unrest case hearing

This report shows us how security officials of the special commando unit is resting and enjoying during hearing of Karachi unrest case outside local Registry of the Supreme Court in the metropolis.

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South Africa rest Steyn and Kallis for final Pakistan ODI

CENTURION: South Africa, who have already lost the series, will rest Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis for the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at Centurion on Saturday.Paceman Steyn has a mild side strain while all-rounder Kallis has a badly sprained little finger.South Africa start a three-match 50-over series against India next Thursday followed…

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Sri Lanka rest Jayawardene for one-day series

COLOMBO: Mahela Jayawardene has been rested for the limited-overs leg of Sri Lanka's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting next month.Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Monday that 36-year-old Jayawardene, who has played 407 ODIs and scored over 11,000 runs, had requested leave on personal grounds.Left-handed batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage, who…

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