Muhammad

  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze 6 days ago

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semi-final bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers angry at team's performance August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's batting capitulation on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka has left many former players angry and red-faced. Batting legend and former captain, Hanif Muhammad had said at close on the fourth day that only a miracle could lead to a result in the Test...
  • Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves sell for nearly 400,000 dollars August 1, 2014

    The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000. An anonymous bidder bought the gloves for $388,375 at the auction run by Texas-based Heritage Auctions at...
  • LK Advani's website hacked with pro-Pakistan's slogan April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in Kashmir. The...
  • Blame Congress for trust deficit between Kashmir, rest of India: Sayeed March 30, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Sunday termed the Congress equally responsible with its ruling coalition partner National Conference for the prevailing trust deficit between people of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country. "Like the National Conference, leadership of the Congress is also equally responsible for prevailing...
  • Inspired by AAP, party with same name launched in Pakistan March 9, 2014

    Lahore: The success of Aam Admi Party in India seems to have crossed boundaries and inspired people in Pakistan, where a party has been launched with the same name. A group led by Arslan-ul-Mulk, a rights activist from Gujranwala, has registered Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Election Commission of Pakistan....
  • Confident Afghanistan see no surprise in taming Bangladesh March 2, 2014

    Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a Test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players. Cricket gained prominence in Afghanistan after the refugees who had fled while the country was...
  • Muhammad Illyas' appointment as chief selector withdrawn by PCB February 4, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test player Muhammad Illyas lost his position as the Chief Selector without even having a chance to see his appointment being made public by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which instead named former skipper Aamir Sohail for the post. Illyas, who was given the appointment letter of a paid chief...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Malaysia beat New Zealand in close contest December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Malaysia overcame a fighting New Zealand 3-2 in the first Pool D match of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. Malaysia were successful on their second penalty corner attempt through Muhammad Bin Saabah. New Zealand reacted immediately and scored on...
  • I don't care what Yousuf, Akhtar say: Afridi December 3, 2013

    Karachi: A war of words has broken out between three big names of Pakistan cricket with veteran allrounder Shahid Afridi describing former stars, Muhammad Yousuf and Shoaib Akhtar as "heckle and jeckle". The dispute broke out after Yousuf and Akhtar made critical comments about Afridi's performance in Pakistan's recent ODI series...
  • Pakistan government asks SC to launch Musharraf's trial for treason November 18, 2013

    The Pakistan government, on Monday, asked the Supreme Court to launch treason proceedings against former dictator Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency in 2007, the first time the civilian administration has sought the criminal prosecution of a military ruler. A letter sent by the Law Ministry to the apex court Registrar's Office...
  • When Jinnah took on Congress at Patna's Gandhi Maidan November 17, 2013

    Patna: Serial bomb blasts at Patna's Gandhi Maidan may have drowned BJP's 'Hunkar' for change in the country's regime, but 75 years ago, the same historic venue had hosted Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose fiery speech against Congress had lifted the fortunes of his Muslim party. At the 26th Annual Session...
  • Kashmir must cement India-Pakistan friendship, says Mehbooba November 4, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir "should become the bridge for friendship between India and Pakistan and not their battlefield", People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday. At a peace rally here, Mehbooba Mufti told reporters: "This rally is for peace. For one and a half months there have been tensions...
  • Muhammad Yousuf slams PCB for playing with cricketers' careers November 3, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf has slammed the Cricket Board (PCB) for playing with the careers of the national cricketers. "There are some people in the cricket system with vested interests and inflated egos and they don't even care if their decisions hurt Pakistan cricket. I have seen many examples...
  • Sarabjit Singh's Pakistani lawyer gets asylum in Sweden September 30, 2013

    Lahore: Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer who defended slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his family have taken asylum in Sweden after receiving threats, his colleagues and friends said on Monday. "Mr Sheikh has taken asylum in Sweden along with his family as he was facing serious threats to his life,"...
  • Morgan, Ang Lee working on Muhammad Ali movie September 29, 2013

    London: Screenwriter Peter Morgan is working on a film with director Ang Lee about boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The movie will be based on Ali's infamous fights with late US professional boxer Joe Frazier, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The two boxers fought several historic bouts in the 1970s, and the film will be based...
  • Former heavyweight boxing champ Ken Norton dies at 70 September 19, 2013

    Phoenix: Ken Norton, the former heavyweight boxing champion who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a 1973 bout, died on Wednesday at an Arizona hospital at age 70, his manager said. Norton, who died in Bullhead City, near the Arizona-Nevada border, had been suffering from congestive heart failure, said Patrick Tenore,...
  • Dilip Kumar is recovering, needs rest: Saira Banu September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The 90-year-old actor was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He is in still in the ICU. Legendary actor Dilip Kumar is on his road to recovery but needs lot of rest, his wife Saira Banu said on Thursday. "He has to...
  • First Urdu law dictionary released today September 15, 2013

    'Kanoon Lugat', an Urdu law dictionary, billed as a first of its kind in the country, was released in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of legal luminaries. The dictionary, encompassing 52,000 legal terms, has been translated in Urdu for the first time, said chief translator and Supreme Court advocate Muhammad...
  • Bangladesh to take legal action against noted economist Muhammad Yunus September 9, 2013

    Bangladesh's cabinet on Monday decided to initiate legal action against noted economist and Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus for what it called "irregularities during his time as head of the Grameen Bank". The cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair made the decision after receiving a probe report...
  • Mushtaq Muhammad praises 'crisis man' Misbah September 7, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mushtaq Muhammad has backed Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper and said he had been performing well under crisis which is the first sign of a good team leader. The former allrounder, who is ranked as one of Pakistan's top captains, said in an interview that Misbah, despite all the...
  • Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban leaders September 7, 2013

    Islamabad: Days after the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan Saturday said it has released seven Taliban leaders, including senior commander Mansoor Dadullah, to facilitate the reconciliation process in the neighbouring war-torn country. These releases are in addition to 26 Taliban detainees freed last year by Pakistan. "In order to further...
  • AIR hands over Jinnah speech recordings to Pakistan September 4, 2013

    Islamabad: The All India Radio (AIR) has handed over to Pakistan the recordings of two important speeches by the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is planning to broadcast these speeches, delivered June 3 and August 11, 1947, after checking the quality and authenticity some time next week,...
  • Pakistan unlikely to send players for 2014 HIL September 2, 2013

    Ipoh: Pakistan did not play in the inaugural Hockey India League and it is extremely unlikely that they will also feature in the next year's event as Pakistan Hockey Federation is reluctant to send its players to India because of the current tension prevailing between the two nations. PHF secretary Asif...
  • Mamnoon Hussain to take oath on September 9 September 1, 2013

    Pakistan President-elect Mamnoon Hussain will be sworn in by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on September 9. The oath taking ceremony, scheduled to be held at Aiwan-i-Sadr at 2.30 am, is to be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, parliamentarians, and foreign ambassadors, Online news agency reported. He will replace...
  • Yasin Bhatkal confesses he was in touch with Pakistan's ISI: Sources August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Mujhahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, who is currently in NIA's custody, has confessed he has been in touch with Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI. Sources told CNN-IBN that Bhatkal has told interrogators that he was in touch with a Lt Colonel level officer of the ISI. Bhatkal, whose real name...
  • Pakistan beat Malaysia 4-1, enter semis of Asia Cup August 28, 2013

    Ipoh: Three-time champions Pakistan became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the Asia Cup hockey tournament after defeating Malaysia 4-1 in their second Pool A match, here on Sunday. After this victory, Pakistan are atop Pool A with six points from two games ahead of Malaysia who have...
  • Sahara ropes in former All England champ as IBL coach July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Sahara India, owners of the Lucknow Warriors, have roped in former All England Champion Muhammad Hafiz Hashim of Malaysia as a coach for the upcoming Indian Badminton League (IBL). "I am really happy to be a part of this Indian Badminton League. I am always happy to see when...
  • Sharif to send Pak Min to India to tackle energy crisis June 30, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his Water and Power Minister to visit India to address the severe energy crisis facing the country. "We are facing acute electricity shortage and any assistance in the power sector will help us in addressing the problem," Sharif said while speaking to...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists destroy Jinnah's historic residence June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: A historic 121-year-old building used by Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Balochistan was destroyed after terrorists targeted it with bombs and gun fire that triggered a blaze. The terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army targeted the Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat, a holiday resort located about 120 km from...