Monthly Archives: August 2015

Spot-fixing trio start long road to redemption

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KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif can return to cricket this week after five years of prohibitions set point, but age and public hostility means that the couple face a tough road to the redemption. Wednesday left arm quick Mohammad Amir, whose own ban was relaxed by the International Cricket Council six months ago, to be free to resume their … Continue reading

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India push ahead in final Sri Lanka Test

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COLOMBO: Rohit Sharma hit 50 as India gained the advantage in a grim battle for survival against Sri Lanka in the third and final crucial test in Colombo on Sunday. The tourists took their second innings on the overnight score of 21-3 to 132-5 by lunch on the fourth day, an overall lead of 243 runs with five wickets in hand. One possible target of more … Continue reading

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Sharapova pulls out of US Open due to leg injury

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NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova, winner of five Grand Slam tournaments, has withdrawn from the US Open tennis championships because of a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday. Sharapova, 28, has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the semifinals of Wimbledon in July and dropped out of hardcourt tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati in August, citing a right leg strain. “Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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National T20 to begin from Tuesday

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday launched fresh and cool features Haier P8 Twenty-20 Cup 2015-16 in Pindi Cricket Stadium here. A total of eight teams played in the qualifiers that resume from September 1 to 5. The winner of the two semi-finals of the qualifiers to make the main round. No less than twelve teams vie for the trophy. The main tournament will begin … Continue reading

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Cricket: India lead Sri Lanka by 132 runs

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COLOMBO: India were 21-3 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday, an overall lead of 132 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli was unbeaten on one and Rohit Sharma was on 14 after the tourists were reduced to 7.3 for the sixth time. India made 312 in their first innings and Sri Lanka replied … Continue reading

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Legal fraternity observes strike in Karachi

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KARACHI: Karachi Bar Council Saturday observed strike in Karachi over killing of its former joint secretary Amir Haider, The legal fraternity boycotted the court proceedings and protest in the city court. Yesterday, Haider was gunned down by unidentified assailants near Hassan Square in the metropolitan city. Police officials said three masked men riding a motorbike opened fire on the lawyer, who died on the spot.

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Victims of wanton Indian shelling laid to rest

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KUNDANPUR / SIALKOT: Nine people, martyred by Indian unprovoked bombing, were buried in a local cemetery in the presence of a large number of people on Friday. People belonging to different walks of life attended the funeral prayers. Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on villages along the Sialkot working boundary on Friday, killing nine people and injuring 22 women and 15 children. Some villagers … Continue reading

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Terror Alert: PTI postpones rally, limits Imran traveling

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LAHORE: Security issues have covered wet Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf of (PTI) ‘rave-cum-Rally’, which was to be held in Lahore to celebrate the recent rulings of the electoral tribunal, “The public meeting was postponed after security agencies warned the party against likely terrorist attacks on his leadership, According to sources, Superintendent of Police (Security) himself wised party chief Imran Khan on apprehensions of law enforcement agencies, “he … Continue reading

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Sartaj Aziz shoots a tough message back at India

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has condemned unprovoked Indian firing in the Working Boundary killing nine innocent civilians and leaving another 47 injured. The shooting occurred in harpal Chaprar sectors in which innocent civilians, including women and children were killed. He conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prayers for the speedy recovery … Continue reading

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Imran sees ECP ‘reference’ as an ‘opportunity’

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is reported to filing a reference against him, but Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan skipper is probably watching this trial as an opportunity, I welcome the news may present ECP reference against me BEC then we can present more evidence we have of PML-N-ECP 2013 GE rig rigging. Khan’s party was whooping up these days after electoral tribunal formed … Continue reading

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