Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

15-member women’s cricket squad announced for Bangladesh tour, Australia ‘home’ series


September 19, 2018

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member squad for the women’s cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh and the bilateral ‘home’ series against Australia in October. The squad was selected by the Women’s National Selection Committee headed by Jalaluddin, according to a press release issued by PCB’s media department. With Bismah Maroof unavailable for selection on account of …

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Former Myanmar columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi


September 19, 2018

A former columnist for Myanmar’s state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said on Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted for …

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Former Myanmar columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi


September 19, 2018

A former columnist for Myanmar’s state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said on Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted for …

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Varun Dhawan told Alia Bhatt to charge more money for her work


September 19, 2018

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are buddies who ventured into Bollywood together with Student of the Year. Six years later, the two have become some of the most sought-after actors in the industry but that doesn’t mean their career trajectory has been identical; Varun revealed that a gender pay disparity does exist in Bollywood. All praise for Bhatt, whom he’s …

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Religious affairs minister discusses treatment of Xinjiang Muslims with Chinese envoy


September 19, 2018

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri met Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Xing on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest, chief among them the treatment of the Xinjiang Muslim community. “Pakistan’s friendship with China is above and beyond any political agenda, the roots of which lie deep within the people,” said …

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No formal consultation with New Delhi on opening Kartarpur Corridor, says FO spokesperson


September 19, 2018

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said there has been no formal communication regarding opening the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday. “However, Pakistan is open [for discussion] on the issue,” Dr Faisal said during his weekly media briefing. Earlier this month, the government had said that it had proposed to open the Kartarpur border crossing with India …

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Nazia Hassan’s former husband dismisses making a film on her


September 19, 2018

] The life of late Pakistani singing sensation Nazia Mirza, regarded as the Queen of Pop, was reported to be made into a film by her ex-husband Ishtiaq Baig, something that Zoheb Hassan had taken an immediate notice of. Taking to social media, Zoheb warned of legal action against the former husband of the deceased star, stating that this was …

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Kipchoge smashes marathon world record in Berlin


September 19, 2018

BERLIN: Kenya’s Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverised the marathon world record with a blistering run on Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him. The 33-year-old, widely seen as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, ran an official time of two hours, one minute and …

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Hong Kong fall short of victory, put up brave fight against India


September 19, 2018

Hong Kong fell short of a victory it came close to tasting in their Asia Cup Group A match against India in Dubai on Tuesday. India survived the scare against Hong Kong after Shikhar Dhawan’s hundred as they battled their way to a 26-run win over the minnows. Chasing a big 286-run target, Hong Kong gave their illustrious opponents a …

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