Monday , 25 September 2017

World number one Andy Murray tipped for knighthood

LONDON: Andy Murray was tipped to become ‘Sir Andy’ after crowning a golden season on top of the world days after brother Jamie topped the doubles standings, prompting their mother to hail the “kings of world tennis”. Andy produced an imperious display to defeat long-time rival Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 …

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In pictures: Muslims across the world commemorate Chehlum

Shias all over the world mark the Chehlum or Arbaeen of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) 40 days after Ashura. Chehlum processions kicked off in various cities of Pakistan under tight security, as cellphone services were suspended and traffic diverted from procession routes. Millions of Shias also thronged to Karbala in …

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At least two killed, eight wounded in AJK cross-border shelling: officials

A man and a woman were killed and at least eight others were wounded in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday in the latest casualties caused by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC). “It was the heaviest mortar shelling since morning in the Nakyal sector, which …

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Mah-e-Mir wins big at the Guam International Film Festival

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended for one Test and fined 40 per cent of his match, whereas other players have been fined 20pc of their match fee, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, ICC reported on Monday. Richie Richardson of …

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Misbah suspended for one Test for over-rate offence

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended for one Test and fined 40 per cent of his match, whereas other players have been fined 20pc of their match fee, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, ICC reported on Monday. Richie Richardson of …

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Renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara passes away

Sadpara was the only Pakistani to have climbed six of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m). He was suffering from multiple diseases, including blood cancer and was brought to a private hospital …

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Suicide blast at Shia mosque in Kabul kills 27, wounds 35: police

A massive suicide blast at a Shia mosque in Kabul killed at least 27 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered for a religious ceremony, officials said. The attacker was among worshippers inside the mosque when he detonated the bomb, senior police official Fridon Obaidi said, giving the toll. …

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Tech worker visas face uncertain future under Trump, Sessions

The main US visa programme for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a longtime critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied …

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Here’s why Indian actor Deepti Gupta loved working in Pakistani dramas

Deepti Gupta has become quite a known face in Pakistan after starring in a number of local television serials. She made her way into Pakistani dramas following Mehreen Jabbar’s Pehchaan and has since been grateful for having been a part of stories that deviate from the regular saas-bahu TV serials …

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Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif begins farewell visits

Gen Raheel Sharif has kicked off his farewell visits nearly a week before he is expected to retire as Chief of Army Staff, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa announced. The army chief began his visits on Monday at the Lahore Garrison where he addressed and thanked a huge …

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