PCB hires Saqlain, Bradburn and Asser at key posts in High Performance Centre

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made three more appointments for its newly-introduced project of the National High Performance Centre, bringing in former Test off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq besides relieving Grant Bradburn as fielding coach to hand him a different set of responsibilities at the centre. The third appointment is that of Asser Malik as […]

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14 Afghan security men killed in two attacks

KABUL: Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks on Thurs­day in the first deadly ass­aults officials have blamed on the Taliban since the end of a three-day ceasefire. The temporary truce ended on Tuesday but an overall lull in the country’s grinding violence has largely held despite the latest […]

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Trump warns of military action as protests against George Floyd’s killing continue in Minnesota

United States President Donald Trump on Friday warned that he would “send in the National Guard and get the job done right” if protests in Minnesota were not curbed. He was referring to ongoing demonstrations against the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after Minneapolis police arrested him on Monday on […]

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China faces mounting pressure over Hong Kong security law

China faced growing international pressure on Friday over its move to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy, with the United States and Britain placing the issue before the UN Security Council. The US, Britain, Canada and Australia led criticism of the planned law, which would punish […]

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10pc of diabetics die within days of coronavirus hospitalisation, study suggests

One in 10 diabetics with coronavirus dies within seven days of hospital admission, according to a study of more than 1,300 patients published on Friday in the journal Diabetologia. Two-thirds of the patients were men, and the average age across both sexes was 70, the study found. “The presence of diabetic complications and increased age increase the […]

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Twitter conceals Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter concealed one of Donald Trump’s tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence”, ramping up a dispute with the US president who says social media companies censor conservative voices like his. In a move bound to infuriate one of the platform’s most followed users, Twitter said it was placing a “public interest notice” on a Trump […]

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Murad asks KU lab officials to expedite DNA tests of plane crash victims

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday visited the Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory in the Karachi University and asked the lab management to expedite the DNA tests of the passengers that died in the plane crash on May 22. “The family members of the passengers [that] died in the plane […]

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SHC to hear urgent petition about air crashes today

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday allowed an application seeking urgent hearing of a petition about various incidents of air crashes and fixed it for hearing on Friday (today). The petitioner filed an application for urgent hearing of his petition filed in 2016 and also informed the bench that the A320 aircraft of Pakistan […]

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PPP wants action plan to avert famine threat

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has called upon the government to come up with an action plan to effectively check the threat of famine in the country posed by locusts. “Farmers across Pakistan are suffering the worst plague of locusts in recent history which will cause a loss of Rs600 billion to Pakistani economy,” […]

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PPP moves FIA against blogger Cynthia Ritchie for ‘slanderous’ tweet on Benazir

PPP has filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing against Cynthia D Ritchie, a blogger from the US who has based herself in Pakistan, for “hateful comments and slander” against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. PPP Islamabad President Advocate Shakeel Abbasi filed the application on Thursday against Ritchie for posting on Twitter “very […]

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