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Sonali Bendre flies back home after spending months in New York for treatment


December 2, 2018

After spending months in New York City, Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre is heading back home to Mumbai for what she calls her ‘happy interval.’ The 43-year-old actor who had been a source of inspiration and motivation for her fans and well-wishers through her stirring Instagram posts, essaying the journey of battle with cancer, posted a short note about her finally …

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Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert


December 2, 2018

Johannesburg- Beyonce will lead an all-star line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher in Johannesburg on Sunday when she performs at a concert to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela´s birth in 1918, and is part of a campaign to tackle poverty, …

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Govt considering renegotiating LNG deal with Qatar: minister


December 2, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Building on its continuous criticism of liquefied natural gas import and processing terminals, the government on Friday said it was considering renegotiating the 15-year LNG import contract with Qatar. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has been criticising the contracts signed by the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for import of LNG from Qatar at a price equivalent to 13.39 per cent …

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PIA launches 2nd flight from Islamabad to Doha


December 2, 2018

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched a second flight from Islamabad to Doha, the national flag carrier said in a press release on Sunday. According to the statement, around 150 passengers flew to Doha via flight PK-287 at 1pm today. PIA said that the launch of the new Islamabad-Doha route was “warmly welcomed by the general public, especially the business …

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No headway in $1bn China market access package


December 2, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The government’s expectation to get market access worth $1 billion in exports to China during the current fiscal year seems to have hit an impasse, Dawn has learnt from official sources. Adviser to Prime Minister Abdul Razzak Dawood announced the export package from China after PM Imran Khan made a four-day visit to Beijing and Shanghai during the first …

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Australia edge past Ireland as China hold England


December 2, 2018

BHUBANESWAR: Australia’s quest for a record hat-trick of titles started with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ireland in the opening Pool ‘B’ match of the Hockey World Cup here on Friday. Having won the back-to-back World Cups in 2010 and 2014, world no.1 Australia came into the ongoing tournament as a firm favourite but they were far from impressive and …

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Exciting finals on the cards at Pakistan Open squash today


December 2, 2018

KARACHI: The US $71,000 Pakistan Open Squash Championship reached its climax after the top two men’s and women’s seeds set up title clashes as expected at the DA Creek Club’s Asif Nawaz Squash Complex on Saturday. Contrary to the quarter-finals, the victories, with one exception, were rather easier for the top seeds in the semi-finals on the penultimate day. Second …

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PCB invites interested bidders for sale of sixth PSL team


December 2, 2018

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited interested bidders for the sale of the sixth team of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to replace the defaulting franchise Multan Sultans whose contract was terminated by the Board due to their inability to meet the financial obligations under the PSL agreement. The interested bidders are asked to collect the bidding documents …

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West Indies crash in spin trial after Mahmudullah hits ton


December 2, 2018

DHAKA: Bangladesh spinners took a firm grip on the second Test against West Indies after Mahmu­dullah struck a career best 136 to guide the hosts to a commanding 508 in the first innings in Dhaka on Saturday. Mehidy Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan shared five wickets between them as West Indies were reduced to 75-5 at stumps on the second …

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