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  • Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain reported for illegal action 1 week ago

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10-wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • Javed Miandad blames weak setup for team's defeat August 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Javed Miandad has blamed a weak domestic cricketing base for Pakistan's poor performance in the 2-0 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka. "Our batsmen are weak against quality bowling. We could compete against weaker teams like Zimbabwe, but not against teams like Sri Lanka, South Africa or England," the former...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career among greats August 14, 2014

    Colombo: At age 37 and with hundreds of innings behind him, Mahela Jayawardene tried something new in his next-to-last Test match - a move typical of his innovative attitude when it involves pursuing victories for Sri Lanka. He opened the innings for the first time in a Test match -...
  • Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of small-town boys August 13, 2014

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world. Flashing wide grins and bank balances which...
  • Nawaz Sharif committed to improving India-Pakistan ties: Envoy July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was committed to normalisation of relations with India on the basis of mutual interest and respect, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said. Basit was speaking at the Jama Masjid which he visited at the invitation of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for 'Iftar'...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • World Twenty20: Former Pakistan coach predicts India-Pakistan final March 20, 2014

    Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has tipped arch rivals India and Pakistan to play the final of the 2014 World Twenty20. Lawson, who was in charge of the Pakistan team between 2007-2008, said conditions in Bangladesh were ideally suited to both sides as was evident from their performances in the...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback January 19, 2014

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar will fade away from public memory soon: Javed Miandad November 13, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Javed Miandad feels veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar will fade from public memory once he retires after the second Test against West Indies as he is leaving the stage at a time when the Indian cricket team has found some exciting talent to fill the void. "The...
  • Gayle, Afridi join Sydney Thunder for Big Bash July 23, 2012

    Sydney: Star West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle and Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi have signed to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition for the Sydney Thunder, the team said on Monday. Gayle is returning to the team where last season he smashed an unbeaten century off 54 deliveries, including 11 sixes, against...
  • Gavaskar hopes for Indo-Pak series soon February 15, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday said he hoped a window could be found to accommodate an India-Pakistan series, as tight schedules were stopping the arch-rivals from playing each other. India suspended all bilateral ties with Pakistan in the wake of the deadly 2008 militant attacks in Mumbai, which...
  • Will stop terror groups if elected PM: Imran November 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan said that that terror groups will have no place in Pakistan if his party comes to power. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's advocate, Imran added that for Indo-Pak ties to improve, the Kashmir issue should be put on the...
  • Ilyas Kashmiri is alive and active: sources July 16, 2011

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda-linked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reported to have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal belt in June, is still alive, according to a media report on Saturday. Kashmiri, the chief of the Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami is still alive and active in the border areas...
  • US declines to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri's killing June 7, 2011

    Washington: Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's reported assertion that Washington has confirmed the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the United States has declined to do so. "I don't have any confirmation of that," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on Monday when asked about Gilani's statement about the killing...
  • Pakistan has become a battle ground: Haqqani June 7, 2011

    Washington: Observing that Pakistan has become a battle ground, country's envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani has said that there may be elements in the Pakistani Government who are responsible for the criminal behavior. "Pakistan today is a nation brutalised by the arrogance of some who impose their ideology on the...
  • Pak on alert following Ilyas Kashmiri's killing June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani law enforcement agencies have been put on alert in the federal capital and northern parts of the country to prevent possible suicide attacks to avenge the killing of al Qaeda-linked terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri in a US drone attack. The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the Interior Ministry sounded...
  • Pak minister says Kashmiri is very likely dead June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday that he was "98 per cent sure" senior al Qaeda figure Ilyas Kashmiri had been killed in a US drone strike near the Afghan border. US officials in Washington said however they were highly sceptical of reports that Kashmiri, seen by them...
  • Pak media ridicules army after naval base attack May 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military was ridiculed and accused of complicity in the media on Tuesday after a small group of militants laid siege to a naval air base, holding out for 16 hours against hundreds of commandos and rangers. As few as six militants infiltrated the PNS Mehran naval base in Karachi,...
  • Pak under pressure and threat from terrorists: US May 24, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan is under tremendous pressure and threat from extremist elements in the country which is reflected in the series of terrorist attacks including the latest one on the nation's naval facilities, a State Department official said. "It just illustrates that Pakistan is under enormous pressure and threat from these kinds...
  • UN investigators seek facts on Osama death May 6, 2011

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators called on the United States on Friday to disclose whether there had been any plan to capture Osama bin Laden and if he was offered any "meaningful prospect of surrender and arrest." Principles of engagement in such operations require the possibility of surrender, firing warning shots...
  • US identifies Armyman who leaked war documents July 27, 2010

    London: US officials claim to have identified a 22-year-old arrested Army intelligence analyst as a possible suspect in leaking classified US documents on the war in Afghanistan. Bradley Manning, arrested in May 2009, is believed to be the main suspect who leaked the information to Wikileaks. He has already claimed he...
  • Pak claims Taliban is out, different ground reality March 2, 2009

    The military says it has finally pushed the Taliban out of a strategic area. ...
  • PPP leader Zardari likely to be next Pakistan President August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari is likely to be the next President of Pakistan. Sources say that the executive committee of the PPP proposed Zardari to be the next Pakistan President. Zardari has reportedly agreed to the committee's proposal. However, it seems that Zardari has trouble...
  • Dictatorship has become a tale of the past: Gillani August 15, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day on Thursday and the ceremonies for the first time in almost a decade were led by a civilian Prime Minsiter. But the focus continued to be on President Pervez Musharraf. For the first time in eight years a civilian Prime Minister led ceremonies marking Pakistan's...
  • Musharraf would be removed when people want: Zardari May 30, 2008

    Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf will be removed "when the people of Pakistan ask for it and when parliament acts on it", Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said Friday. "These are political decisions and you should wait for the right time. It will be done when the people ask for...