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Sindh government extends Rangers’ powers in Karachi for 90 days


October 11, 2019

KARACHI: The special policing powers of the Pakistan Rangers force in Karachi have been extended for another 90 days by the Sindh provincial government. In an official notification issued on Friday, the provincial Home Department said that Rangers personnel would now continue to exercise their functions and responsibilities in the provincial capital until January 1, 2020. “The Government of Sindh …

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Pakistan to get ‘instant’ details of property owners in Dubai: Zaidi


October 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Shbabar Zaidi on Friday said that Pakistani authorities held a ‘very productive meeting’ with the UAE officials regarding the information about owners of properties. Taking to Twitter, Zaidi said “Dubai Land Department will instantly provide details of Pakistani owners of Dubai Properties” after talks on the matter concluded. “We are pleased to inform that …

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Job number one is helping Joe: England coach Silverwood


October 11, 2019

New England coach Chris Silverwood says his priority is to help Test captain Joe Root as they target a successful Ashes campaign in Australia in two years’ time. The 44-year-old was this week promoted from fast bowling coach to replace World Cup-winning head coach Trevor Bayliss, who stepped down last month at the end of his contract. Silverwood will take …

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Neymar becomes youngest player to make 100 appearances for Brazil


October 11, 2019

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar became the youngest player to make 100 appearances for Brazil on Thursday however, the star had to settle for a 1-1 draw as he failed to score in a friendly with Senegal in Singapore. Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for the Copa America champions with a stunning lob after a Coutinho lay-off in the eighth minute. …

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Pakistani duo defeats Indian pair to win South Asian Badminton Gold


October 11, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan’s duo of Raja Zulqarnain Haider and Mohammad Adnan has won the men’s doubles gold medal after beating the Indian pair in the final of U21 South Asian Regional Championship 2019 played at Addu City in the Maldives. Pakistan also won the mixed team event (Bronze medal) in the championship that was held from 5th to 10th October. The …

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Biles wins 16th world title, fifth all-around gold


October 11, 2019

STUTTGART: US gymnastics superstar Simone Biles admitted being bewildered by her own success after claiming a record-extending 16th world championship gold medal and fifth all-around title on Thursday in Stuttgart. Biles, 22, earned the 22nd world medal of her career, backing up team gold with the USA on Tuesday, by producing a superb display. “It´s an honour and it´s super …

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Iranian women freely attend football match for first time in decades


October 11, 2019

TEHRAN: Waving flags and snapping selfies, thousands of Iranian women on Thursday attended a football match freely for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country over its controversial stadium restrictions. Elated female fans wore the national green, white and red flag around their shoulders and over their hair as they streamed into a tiny section …

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Aussie scheme lets cricketers bat on after having kids


October 11, 2019

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia unveiled a “game-changing” parental leave scheme Thursday designed to let players in its history-making women´s team remain in the game while raising a family. The policy includes 12 months´ paid parental leave for players who give birth and a guaranteed contract extension for the following season so they know they can return to the sport. Cricket Australia …

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Welterweight boxing champ Spence hospitalized after car crash


October 11, 2019

WASHINGTON: Undefeated welterweight boxing world champion Errol Spence is expected to make a full recovery after sustaining facial lacerations in a one-car crash in Dallas, his management team said in a statement on Thursday. “Errol Spence Jr., IBF/WBC unified welterweight world champion, was involved in a serious, single-car accident in Dallas early Thursday morning and is being treated at a …

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