politics

PSL releases audit report of first PSL, reports profit

LAHORE: (Web Desk) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has on Monday released the audit report of the first edition of Pakistan super League (PSL). According to the report, PCB earned Rs 2.6 million US dollars in total from the first edition of PSL and passed on Rs 2 million out of these to the five

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Adil Murad, Sarish Khan, Shehroz Sabzwari to appear in Syed Noor’s next film

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk) – Film director and producer Syed Noor is all set to make his new film ‘Chain Aye Na’. The filmmaker has casted the current title holder of Miss Pakistan USA Sarish Khan, late legendary actor Waheed Murad’s son Adil Murad and Shehroz Sabzwari in lead roles. Sarish Khan is the granddaughter of

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Misbah postpones retirement decision

SYDNEY (AFP) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Monday he will lead the side in the third Test against Australia in Sydney, dismissing suggestions he is about to retire. Misbah, 42, raised the possibility following his team’s abject innings defeat in the second Melbourne Test last week to lose the series, when he said he would

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Tennis: Gasquet leads France to Hopman win

Gasquet beat rising star Alexander Zverev in their men’s singles match. PERTH (AFP) – Cagey veteran Richard Gasquet led France to a 2-1 win over Germany at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday. Gasquet beat rising star Alexander Zverev in their men’s singles match and then teamed with Kristina Mladenovic to win

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Football: Record signing Oscar lands in Shanghai to join SIPG

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Brazilian midfielder Oscar landed in Shanghai on Monday where the 25-year-old was set to smash the Asian transfer record with a reported 60 million euros ($63 million) deal with Shanghai SIPG. Dozens of supporters chanting club songs swarmed the former Chelsea player at the city’s Pudong airport.  Oscar’s arrival in the Chinese Super

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Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 32: police

BAGHDAD (Web Desk) – A suicide car bomb attack in a densely-populated neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday killed at least 32 people and left dozens wounded, police and hospital officials said. Many of the victims were daily labourers waiting for jobs at an intersection in Sadr City, a sprawling neighbourhood in the northeast of the

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Use of religion, caste to seek votes banned by Indian SC

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) – While hearing a question about use of religion and caste in electoral process, the Supreme Court of India ruled a ban on maneuvering religion or caste to seek votes in the country. The question was initially raised in Maharashtra state during 1990 and heard by a bench of seven-judges led

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Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow

MOSCOW (AFP) – A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian state television reported. A Russian Il-96 plane carrying the diplomats and their families landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport at 2:05 am local time (23:05 GMT) after having

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Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year. The Al-Hayat daily reported on Friday that Saudi pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to work

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Nisar lauds role of GB Scouts in establishment of peace in GB

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Director General Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts Brigadier Ijaz Ur Rehman called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad on Monday. The Interior Minister felicitated newly appointed DG over assuming charge of his responsibility. He appreciated the role of GB Scouts in establishment of peace and security in Gilgit-Baltistan and admired their vigilance

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