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  • 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...
  • CAB may invite Asif Iqbal for Eden's 150th year celebrations September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal officials are planning to rope in a clutch of former international cricketers including former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal during an 'International Seminar' in December to commemorate the 150th year of Eden Gardens' inception. As part of its "international" seminar on Eden Gardens 150th year celebrations,...
  • Banned Butt, Asif could face problems convincing ICC August 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif could face problems convincing the ICC to put aside their suspension periods when they complete their fiveyear ban term in August 2015. Reliable sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have told PTI that while the board was preparing to make a...
  • Nawaz Sharif to meet Zardari on Friday in Islamabad amid protests August 22, 2014

    Islamabad: With antigovernment protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues related to the political impasse. Sharif had a telephonic conversation with Zardari on Friday and invited...
  • UP Police arrests suspected ISI agent in Meerut, recovers key Army documents August 16, 2014

    Meerut: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a suspected ISI agent in Meerut. Asif Ali, who has been living in the city for some time now, is accused of handing over key information about the Indian Army to the Pakistan intelligence agency. The police...
  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Best Editing award for Arif Sheikh for his work in 'D Day' April 23, 2014

    Remember the bomb blast scene in 'D- Day'? The one in which the camera captures the shot from a third person's perspective where the impact of the blast is felt in an eerie soundless shot. That was editor Arif Sheikh's work and his work was voted as the best in...
  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job April 15, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said on Tuesday that he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption. The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in 1994 and 1995, last week refused to take up the chief selector's...
  • Salman Butt wants PCB to treat banned players equally April 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers. Butt and team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket Council...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban, it...
  • 'Yeh hai Bakrapur' has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan, says director Janaki Vishwanathan March 19, 2014

    Chennai: National award-winning filmmaker Janaki Vishwanathan's maiden Hindi movie 'Yeh Hai Bakrapur' which has a goat named Shah Rukh as a protagonist is slated for April 25 release. The official trailer of the film has, however, triggered strong reactions from some fans of the Bollywood superstar on micro-blogging site...
  • Asif, Nazriya to feature in 'I am Roney' February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After last year's successful film 'Honey Bee', Asif Ali will once again team up with Lal Jr for a movie titled as 'Hi, I am Roni'. Scripted by the director himself, the movie will bring in the lucky star of 2014 Nazriya as leading lady. Sreenivasan,...
  • I am impressed by Rahul Gandhi, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari February 7, 2014

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to a special edition of World View. With me, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the first interview to an Indian television channel. We are here for the Sindh festival that's being launched, but the question many are asking, are we also...