Pakistan

  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts, 2 BSF soldiers injured August 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired at 10 Border Security Force (BSF) posts on early Monday morning in Arania sector of Jammu. Two BSF soldiers have been injured. The gunbattle started around 2 AM. "Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons on 7 BOPs along IB in Arnia sub-sector...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan police charges cleric with murder and terrorism August 10, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistani police on Sunday registered three new FIRs against anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri under murder and terrorism charges and arrested 2,000 of his supporters from different parts of Punjab province. The total number of FIRs against the Canada-based cleric has reached to eight. The latest FIRs have been registered...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to take 1-0 lead August 10, 2014

    Galle: Rangana Herath grabbed 6 for 48 as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets on a remarkable last day of the first Test on Sunday. The left-arm spinner turned the game on its head when Pakistan, who trailed by 82 after the first innings, was bowled out for 180....
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar sector, no casualties August 10, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the second time on Sunday in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC). No injuries from Indian side have been reported in the firing. "Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts by resorting to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons in Mendhar sector...
  • Mushtaq defends Ajmal, Rehman after poor show in first Test August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed has defended the performance of spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Mushtaq, who has worked as spin bowling consultant with the England team before joining the Pakistan team, said Pakistan was playing a Test...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman's 66-year-old record August 9, 2014

    Galle: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara struck his 10th double hundred on Saturday, surpassing the nine amassed by West Indian Brian Lara and puts him two behind the great Don Bradman. However, the left-hander managed to break Australian's 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus. The Sri Lankan captain...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara's double ton spurs Sri Lanka ahead on Day 4 August 9, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara smashed his 10th double century against reckless Pakistan as Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 533 for 9 for an overall lead of 82 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on Saturday. Pakistan lost opener Khurram Manzoor to left-arm spinner Rangana Herath to finish...
  • India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015: N Srinivasan August 9, 2014

    India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series in December 2015 as per reports. It is highely unlikely of India travelling to Pakistan as in the recent years UAE have been hosting matches. In the ICC's Future Tours Programme,...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, 20th attack in last 3 months August 9, 2014

    Rajouri: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan in BG sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts with small arms and automatic weapons to which the Indian side retaliated. No causalities have been reported so far. There have been more than 20 ceasefire violations...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • 1st Test: Sangakkara, Jayawardene flay Pakistan on rain-hit Day 2 August 8, 2014

    Galle: Kumar Sangakkara rose to fourth place in the list of century-makers as he and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene plundered Pakistan's bowlers on the rain-hit third day of the first Test in Galle on Friday. The hosts, who began the day at 99 for 1 in reply to Pakistan's 451, carried...
  • BSF soldier captured by Pakistan Rangers returns to India, says was treated better than expected August 8, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers has returned the captured Border Security Force soldier, who had been swept away to Pakistan by strong current of Chenab river, to India. Satyasheel Yadav, the captured BSF soldier, said in Pakistan before he was to be handed over to BSF authorities that his boat accidentally strayed...
  • I was treated better than my expectation in Pakistan: BSF jawan August 8, 2014

    Islamabad: A BSF jawan, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, on Friday said that he was treated "better" than his expectation and was looking forward to meeting his family. Satyasheel Yadav told reporters in Pakistan before he was to...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in state-only view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • Pakistan Rangers to hand over captured BSF soldier to India on Friday August 7, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Thursday informed Indian authorities that the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who got swept away by strong currents of Chenab river will be returned on Friday. The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the BSF soldier who was captured by...
  • Pakistan Rangers DG says captured BSF soldier will be returned to India soon August 7, 2014

    Jammu:The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who was swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir and was captured by them. "I want to say that we are returning the solider soon....
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was swept away by the Chenab river. Currently, the soldier is in the custody of the Pakistan Rangers. The soldier was on patrol when their boat engine failed. Three soldiers took the rescue boat, 1 was swept away. The BSF has sought a flag...
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by strong Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday has been captured by Pakistan Rangers. The Pakistan Rangers have confirmed the soldier's capture and the BSF has called for a flag meeting to get him freed. Pakistan Rangers will...
  • 1st Test: Younis, Shafiq lift Pakistan to 261/4 at stumps August 6, 2014

    Galle: Younis Khan hit an eventful century and lifted Pakistan to a respectable 261/4 on day 1 of the first test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Khan showed no signs of rustiness after Pakistan playing a test match for over six months and made a splendid 133 off 228 balls with...
  • Saudi men told not to marry women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Chad August 6, 2014

    Islamabad/Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh and two other nations, in an apparent move aimed at discouraging its citizens from marrying foreigners. Apart from Pakistan and Bangladesh, Saudi men now can't marry women from Chad and Myanmar as well. Saudi Arabia is home to an...
  • Justice Mohammad Sair Ali not keen to continue as acting chairman PCB August 6, 2014

    Acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board is not keen to continue as PCB head and wants to hold fresh elections within a month. Last Monday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is patron of the PCB, appointed Justice Mohammad Sair Ali as acting chairman PCB and election commissioner for fresh elections...
  • Pakistan to participate in Wave World Kabaddi League August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move towards normalizing sporting relations between India and Pakistan, a team from across the border -- Lahore Lions -- managed by the Government of Punjab will participate in the inaugural World Kabaddi League scheduled to begin in London on August 9. Under the leadership of Mian...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed in gunbattle in Kupwara August 6, 2014

    Jammu: One Indian army jawan has been killed in a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara. The gun battle took place on Tuesday night. The army has cordoned off the area. There have been many ceasefire violations from Pakistan in the recent past. (More details to follow) ...
  • Pakistan can cope with nemesis Rangana Herath August 5, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath in the two-Test series starting on Wednesday. Herath has often proved to be a thorn in Pakistan's side having taken 65 of his 237 Test wickets against them...
  • Sri Lanka paceman Lakmal ruled out of Pakistan series August 5, 2014

    Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal will miss the Pakistan Test series due to an ankle injury, dashing the home team's hopes of fielding their most potent new-ball partnership in the opening match on Wednesday. "Lakmal has sustained severe swelling above his left ankle following the second Test against South Africa and...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate August 5, 2014

    Jammu: In first ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate. "Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Poonch district...
  • Pakistan look to break cricket coaching jinx August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: If any further proof were needed of the chaos prevailing in Pakistani cricket, the 27th change of coach since the country's sole World Cup win in 1992 provides it. Pakistan's series against Sri Lanka, which begins on Wednesday at Galle with the first of two Test matches, sees legendary fast-bowler...
  • Pakistan PM appoints ex-judge as caretaker PCB chief August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appointed a retired judge to hold elections for the country's cricket chief within a month, hoping to draw a line under a long-running crisis. The post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has been held by rivals Zaka Ashraf and Najam Sethi five...