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  • BIRMINGHAM - After just 10.2 overs were bowled in the warm-up match between Pakistan and Australia, the match was abandoned due to rain. Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first. The toss itself was delayed for well over an hour. It was later decided that the match would be reduced to 34 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials have been arrested and formally charged by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for their involvement in the illegal trafficking of three Afghan women, who were caught using fake boarding passes to board a UK-bound flight from ...

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  • Kandhkot - Kandhkot police on Monday arrested Sardar Taj Mohammad Domki, a senior politician and influential feudal lord belonging to upper Sindh, after he claimed that he had "settled" a case involving the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl by imposing a fine of Rs1.8 million on the "real accused", ...

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  • SRINAGAR - Normal life remained crippled in Occupied Kashmir for the second consecutive day on Monday due to complete shutdown, marked by strict curfew and other restrictions to control protests against the killing of Hizb commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhut by Indian troops. Curfew and restrictions were ...

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  • Punjab Agriculture Department has introduced Cotton Crop Monitoring system in the province through information technology, reported Radio Pakistan. According to a spokesman of the department, the system will help with dissemination of information regarding presence of cotton pests in every district ...

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  • Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that all development projects are being completed with transparency and high standard under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, reported Radio Pakistan. Talking to a delegation of elected representatives of PML-N in Lahore ...

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  • SRINAGAR - Normal life was paralysed in Held Kashmir on Sunday due to a shutdown called by the APHC leaders and restrictions imposed by the authorities following the killing of Hizb commander Sabzar Bhat in a gunfight with government forces in Tral area. All shops and other commercial ...

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  • At the UN, Pakistan has called for addressing the root causes of conflicts and finding peaceful settlement of disputes to ensure the protection of civilians in conflict situations. Speaking in the Security Council Open Debate on the ‘Protection of Civilians and Healthcare in Armed ...

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  • Mississippi -  An overnight shooting in the US state of Mississippi has left eight people dead, including a local deputy sheriff, police say. The shootings took place in three separate locations in Lincoln County, south Mississippi, reported BBC. A male suspect, named in local media as Cory ...

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  • North Korea test fired a short-range ballistic missile here today that landed in the sea off its east coast. In latest statement South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, "the unidentified ballistic missile, was fired from the coastal city of Wonsan." The statement said South Korean and ...

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  • Tehran -  Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei marked the start of Ramazan by ripping Saudi Arabia, saying its Sunni rival is being pumped for money by the US. “These people appear to believe in the Quran, but in practice they act against its teachings,” the leader of ...

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  • As many as 100 Pakistani nationals deported from Saudi Arabia returned home here on Monday. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that 100 Pakistanis who were deported from Saudi Arabia owing to various reasons arrived at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The FIA officials, after ...

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  • London - Defending champions India hit all the right chords during their resounding 45-run victory against New Zealand via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-curtailed warm-up game where skipper Virat Kohli came good after an impressive show from the bowlers. Comeback man Mohammed Shami (3/47 in 8 ...

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  • Jemima Goldsmith expressed support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday in the legal matter concerning his Bani Gala residence. Ex-wife of the PTI chief has declared Imran Khan’s statements ‘true’ on the micro-blogging website, Twitter. While clarifying ...

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  • SOUTHAMPTON -  South Africa thwarted in thrilling finale as Stokes century proves just enough AGENCIES SOUTHAMPTON England closed out a dramatic victory over the No. 1-ranked ODI side to take the three-match series with one to play and hammer home their credentials as Champions Trophy ...

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  • LOMDON:- After Khalid Latif boycotted the Pakistan Cricket Board’s spot-fixing tribunal, the ongoing proceedings struck another snag as former opener Nasir Jamshed on Saturday considered legal action against the tribunal. Nasir alleged that the tribunal is being run by PCB’s own men, ...

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  • DHAKA -  Bilateral cricketing ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh appeared to have taken a beating following the former's decision to defer the tour of Bangladesh. While dismissing any ties between the two senior teams in the near future, Nazmul Hasan, the BCB chief, has categorically ruled ...

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  • SYDNEY - Cricket Australia's decision to rebuff the players' calls for mediation to end the escalating pay dispute has been accompanied by another attempt to deal directly with some of the nation's highest-profile players. CA's chief executive James Sutherland and his Australian Cricketers' ...

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  • BIRMINGHAM - Fahim Ashraf has not made his international debut yet, but that might not be far away after an unbeaten 64 off 30 balls from No.9 helped Pakistan beat Bangladesh by two wickets with three balls to spare in their Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Chasing 342 ...

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  • Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOITT) is formulating Digital Pakistan Policy 2016-17 to rapidly transform IT sectors of economy. According to an official document, the ministry will submit the policy document to Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for approval. The ...

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  • Hot and dry weather is expected in plain areas of the country during the next 12 hours. The blazing sun is raising the mercury level in the plain areas of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan. Temperature is likely to surge past 50 degrees in Larkana, Jacobabad, Nawabshah and Dadu whereas Sukkur, ...

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  • Many citizens of Karachi had to eat their first Sehri of Ramazan in darkness after several areas of the provincial capital descended into darkness due to a major power breakdown. According to reports, 70 per cent of Karachi was hit by a power breakdown. The power distribution in various parts of ...

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  • BIRMINGHAM - Middle-order batsman Haris Sohail joined the Pakistan team in Birmingham on Friday, as a replacement for Umar Akmal who was withdrawn from the squad after failing fitness tests ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Haris would be making his return to international cricket after a ...

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  • A delegation led by head of Pakistan Kisan Ittehad, Chaudhry Muhammad Anwar called on Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore. The delegation expressed complete confidence in farmer-friendly policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. Chaudhry Muhammad Anwar said the ...

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  • LONDON - Aaron Finch scored a fine century as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in the warm-up match of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval in London. Chasing a target of 319 runs, Australian openers put up a 64-run opening partnership before David Warner returned to the pavilion after scoring ...

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  • Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST) Saturday said that budget lacks any relief for small traders as it has ignored masses and preferred voters over investors. Masses will find it difficult to get cheap food items as the budget of Utility Stores Corporation has been slashed from Rs 7 billion ...

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  • BIRMINGHAM - His side comes into the tournament eighth in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is confident of making the most of having nothing to lose in this summer’s ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan has yet to lift this particular trophy, but comes to England with a ...

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  • The nation will celebrate Youm-e-Takbeer with zeal and fervour on Sunday to commemorate the historic event, when it successfully conducted a series of nuclear tests in the Chaghi mountain of Balochistan province on May 28, 1998, making the country’s defence impregnable. With demonstration of ...

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  • Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said Saturday that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has won the heart of the countrymen by presenting ‘people and business friendly budget’, the fifth budget of incumbent government, which reflects the aspirations of ...

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  • Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said Saturday that no new tax has been levied in the federal budget that would adversely affect the public. "However, those defaulting on income tax would be dealt strictly," he added while addressing a post-budget news conference in the capital on Saturday. While ...

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