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PM asks regulators to issue licences quickly


January 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: In order to ensure ease of doing business, Prime Minis­ter Imran Khan on Sunday directed the cabinet division to devise separate mechanisms or standard operating procedures (SOPs) for regulatory authorities to ensure easy and time-bound issuance of licences, permissions or no objection certificates (NOCs) to the applicants. The prime minister asked the cabinet division to take necessary action in …

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Consumers to pay for power losses under fresh proposal


January 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: To ensure a belated compliance with the targets of International Monetary Fund (IMF), the government is set to recover additional cost of losses from consumers by imposing new surcharges aimed at financing power sector loans and generate more than Rs250 billion in annual revenue. As a first step, a meeting of the Economic Coordina­tion Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet …

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Crude and gold extend gains, stocks sink on fear of US-Iran war


January 6, 2020

Oil prices surged, gold hit a more than six-year high and most equities tumbled Monday after the US assassination last week of a top Iranian general fanned fears of a major conflict in the Middle East. Donald Trump warned of a “major retaliation” against Tehran after it threatened revenge for the killing Friday of commander Qasem Soleimani, which shocked world markets and sparked a …

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Shane Warne to auction baggy green to help Australia’s bushfire victimsShane Warne to auction baggy green to help Australia’s bushfire victims


January 6, 2020

In a bid to raise funds for bushfire victims of Australia, legspin legend Shane Warne has decided to auction off his coveted baggy green cap  which he sported during  his Test career. The bowling great took to Instagram to announce his decision, adding that he had worn the cap throughout his 145-match Test career. The item, which is accompanied by …

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Russia beat US as Aussies sweep Canada


January 6, 2020

BRISBANE: Daniil Medvedev beat John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to give Russia two wins from two starts at the ATP Cup, leaving the US as the only winless team so far in Group ‘D’. Russia followed their 3-0 opening win over Italy with another comfortable victory in Perth on Sunday, clinching the match against the Americans before the US pairing of …

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Brilliant Babar carrying the legacy of Pakistan batting greats


January 6, 2020

CRICKET is a game for geeks. Nerds and anoraks are in love with statistics and data. Cricket is also a game for aesthetes, people who look beyond the numbers to art and beauty. When a match, a moment, or a player satisfies both personalities the full magic of cricket is unleashed. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of …

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Sibley, Root put England in driving seat against South Africa


January 6, 2020

CAPE TOWN: Opener Dominic Sibley struck a career-best unbeaten 85 as England seized control of the second Test against South Africa at the close of the third day at Newlands on Sunday, grinding down their hosts ahead of a fourth innings victory charge. The tourists reached 218 for four at stumps, a lead of 264 that already looks substantial on …

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Lyon roars as Australia crush New Zealand to sweep series


January 6, 2020

Nathan Lyon captured five for 50 and 10 match wickets as Australia crushed New Zealand by 279 runs on Monday, capping a golden domestic summer as they swept the three-Test series. The off-spinner led the powerful Australian bowling attack to dismiss the Kiwis for 136 and seal another heavy win over the Black Caps after similar victories in Perth and …

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Teen tennis sensation makes flying start to new year at Auckland Open


January 6, 2020

Teen sensation Coco Gauff started the new year in dominant form at the WTA Auckland Classic on Monday while veteran Serena Williams’ path became a little easier before she even stepped on court. Gauff was unflustered by two double faults as she negotiated a blustery wind in her opening service game against last year’s semi-finalist Viktoria Kuzmova. She recovered to …

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