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  • Banned Salman Butt to appear before ICC corruption unit 5 days ago

    Karachi: The 32-year-old opener was banned for ten years with five suspended conditionally along with Mohammad Asif (seven years with two suspended) and Mohammad Amir (five years) in a spot-fixing case in England in 2010. The trio and their agent Mazhar Majeed were also jailed in Britain for receiving money in...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 3, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Smriti Irani spots camera outside changing room of FabIndia outlet in Goa April 3, 2015

    A store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa on Friday and three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store's changing room where central minister Smriti Irani was trying out clothes. ...
  • 12-year-old Muslim girl wins Bhagwad Gita competition April 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Breaking the religious barriers, twelve-year-old Muslim girl Maryam Asif Siddiqui has won a competition on understanding the Bhagwad Gita. More than 4,500 participants from 195 schools in Mumbai took part in the competition organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. In the competition, the participants were tested on...
  • Pakistan's former president Zardari plans to launch daughter into politics April 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is planning to launch his daughter into politics, a move indicative of strained ties with his son Bilawal. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari formally stepped into politics last year, but soon developed differences with his father over handling of party affairs. According to party...
  • Arvind Kejriwal breaks his silence, says he aims to reform the political system March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Finally breaking his silence on the ongoing crisis in the party, AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sent out a message to his party that it has to give a good government in Delhi and change the system. In his first statement since leaving Delhi...
  • Former Congress MLA fails to produce AAP sting, claims to have more March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a volley of stings which have rocked the Aam Aadmi Party, former Congress legislator Asif Mohammad Khan on Friday made fresh claims of having two more tapes, including one on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, but failed to produce any. The former Okhla MLA did not make any...
  • AAP's Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to 6 Congress MLAs in 2014, claims Congress's Muhammad Khan March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party gets ugly and allegations of luring rivals MLAs surface, another video of alleged horse-trading has surfaced. Former Congress MLA Asif Muhammad Khan has now claimed that AAP leader Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to Congress MLAs if six of them, 4...
  • Banned players must be allowed to make a comeback: Salman Butt January 31, 2015

    Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period. "I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn't be allowed to...
  • Evidence prompts rethink in Pakistan cricketers' case: report January 17, 2015

    London: Prosecutors are re-examining the criminal convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spot-fixing allegations, according to a report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian said the convictions in a London court of then Pakistan captain Salman Butt, paceman Mohammad Asif and swing bowler Mohammad Amir, were among...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, says will march ahead than any of the world powers January 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his government has taken concrete measures to address the challenge of terrorism as he vowed to rid Pakistan of terrorism. "In our resolve to rid the country of terrorism, we will march further than any of the world powers," Sharif said...
  • Dineshwar Sharma to succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim as new IB chief December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the next chief of Intelligence Bureau(IB). A 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre known for keeping a low profile, Sharma is heading the crucial counter-surveillance of IB and is credited with success in several clandestine operations of the the agency in that...
  • No double-meaning comedy in 'Gun Pe Dance': Vijay Raaz December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Vijay Raaz, who is known for his comic timing, will be next seen in 'Gun Pe Done' and the actor says there is no double-meaning comedy in the film and it is a clean family entertainer. "I said yes to this film the moment I read the script. There is...
  • Dineshwar Sharma tipped to become next IB Chief December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Special Director Dineshwar Sharma is tipped to be the next chief of Intelligence Bureau. The name of Sharma, a 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, has been sent to the Prime Minister's office for final clearance, official sources said on Friday. Sharma, who hails from Bihar, will succeed Syed...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • We should be allowed back, says Pakistan pacer Asif November 23, 2014

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated. Earlier this week a statement by former captain Rameez Raja set tongues wagging when he questioned the wisdom...
  • Scion of Pakistan's dynasty struggles to shake off father's legacy November 16, 2014

    Naudero: He was a 19-year-old Oxford undergraduate when his family named him chairman of Pakistan's oldest dynastic party. In the years that followed, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, now 26, has been groomed to take over the dynasty and bring his family's political party back to power. The young Bhutto officially launched his political...
  • Pakistan to appeal for Mohammad Amir but not for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif November 13, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek relaxation for fast bowler Mohammad Amir under the revised anti-corruption code of the International Cricket Council (ICC) but has ruled out appealing for Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said the board wile file an appeal with the ICC within...
  • Pakistan to apply for Mohammad Amir's clearance next week November 11, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's cricket chief on Tuesday said that an appeal will be lodged with the anti-corruption unit to clear the way for seamer Mohammad Amir to play domestic matches before his five-year ban expires. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday revised its anti-corruption code which means that banned players...
  • ICC approves revised anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council approved its revised anti-corruption code on Monday but left it up to home boards to allow banned players to return early to domestic competition. For a player to return to domestic competition before the expiry of his ban would need the agreement of the chairman of...
  • ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Amir's return November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir, banned and jailed for spot fixing in one of cricket's darkest episodes, is set to be handed a dramatic return to the sport. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is expected to revise its anti-corruption code at a two-day board meeting starting in Dubai on Sunday,...
  • Former TMC leader Asif Khan admitted to hospital after arrest November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Trinamool Congress leader Asif Khan, who has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cheating case, was admitted to a state-run hospital on Friday after complaining of illness. "Khan was admitted to NRS Hospital after he complained of uneasiness," Bidhannagar Police DC DD Kankar Prasad Barui said. Khan had,...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests former TMC leader Asif Khan November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Asif Khan on charges of corruption in the Saradha chit fund scam. Khan was repeatedly interrogated by CBI and is believed to have provided vital information about the involvement of a section of TMC leadership...
  • Pakistan police arrests 2 suspects involved in attack on Benazir Bhutto November 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan police on Friday said they have arrested two members of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban allegedly involved in the deadly attack on slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's convoy in 2007. The arrests were made during an operation in Karachi's Garden area. According to SP CID Usman Bajwa, the arrested suspects were involved...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto raises Kashmir issue again, says will take it back from India October 20, 2014

    Karachi: In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. "When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally on Sunday. "We will...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto holds first public rally in Karachi October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday held his first public rally here, launching his political career in a big way. Around 40,000 persons were deployed to provide security cover for the rally at the Bagh-e-Jinnah adjacent to the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum in Karachi keeping in view the...
  • India must act responsibly along the LoC: Pakistan Defence Minister October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday asked India to act responsibly along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir region. Asif said Pakistan was fully capable of giving a befitting reply to Indian aggression, The Nation reported. "We don't want to convert border tension between two nuclear neighbours...
  • Model Archana Pandey's former boyfriend arrested October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Model Archana Pandey's former boyfriend Omar Asif Pathan was arrested two days after she was found hanging at her Versova home here, police said Friday. Archana Pandey, 26, had allegedly committed suicide at her residence here and her body was found Monday. In a suicide note, she had named Pathan as...
  • CLT20: Gambhir, spinners extend Kolkata's winning run September 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident halfcentury after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a fourwicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, on Sunday. Gambhir (60) anchored the 152run chase with his 47ball...