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Coronavirus death toll mounts to 1,011


February 11, 2020

BEIJING: The toll from China´s deadly coronavirus outbreak passed 1,000 on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping called for more “decisive” measures to tackle the outbreak in a rare visit to a frontline hospital. The Chinese president donned a face mask and had his temperature checked while visiting medical workers and patients affected by the deadly coronavirus that has killed at …

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Exports to European Union double under GSP+


February 11, 2020

KARACHI: The European Union’s imports from Pakistan almost doubled from 3.6 billion in 2008 to 6.8bn in 2018, the European Commission said in its third biennial report on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) released on Monday. The report covers 2018 and 2019 and will be tabled in the European Parliament. The GSP+ is one of three ‘one way preferential …

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MoU signed for electronic data exchange with Iran


February 11, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for electronic data exchange between the Customs authorities of the two countries on real time basis to control under and over-invoicing on goods. Pakistan Member Customs Javed Ghani and Iran’s Director General of Information Technology Depar­tment Haideh Bagheripour signed the MoU on behalf of their respective countries. Acting …

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‘Targeted’ subsidy for poor to be okayed by cabinet today


February 11, 2020

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to provide some relief to the common man amid an unusual price hike in the country, the government has decided to give “targeted” subsidy to the low income group. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday held a meeting with his economic team and high-ups of social safety nets. The meeting discussed several plans to give relief …

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Pakistan warns against mixing sports with politics as India disowns its visiting Kabaddi team


February 11, 2020

Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) on Monday rejected Indian authorities’ claims that they had not “approved” any team to participate in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup 2020. Earlier today, the Indian authorities had said they had not approved any team from the country to participate in the Kabaddi World Cup currently underway in Pakistan, a day after the athletes arrived via Wagah Border. …

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Stylish, reliable cricketing legend Waqar Hasan will be missed


February 11, 2020

IN the passing away of Waqar Hasan who died of a protracted illness on Monday in Karachi, Pakistan cricket has lost not only its last surviving member of the inaugural Test in 1952 against India at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground but also one of the country’s greatest citizens. A right-handed batsman of impeccable skills and elegance, Waqar was first …

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Three matches decided at Kabaddi World Cup


February 11, 2020

LAHORE: Three more matches were decided on the second day of the Kabaddi World Cup (Indigenous style) at the Punjab Stadium here on Monday. Defending champions India were outstanding in their 62-28 win against Germany while Iran were equally dominant in a 57-27 triumph against England. In the last match of the day, Australia fought hard to beat Canada 48-37. …

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Warner edges Smith for top award


February 11, 2020

MELBOURNE: David Warner beat Steve Smith by one vote to win the Australian cricketer of the year award on Monday in the first season back for both players from 12-month bans for the so-called Sandpapergate scandal that almost derailed their careers. Warner won the Allan Border Medal with 194 votes, with former Test captain Smith getting 193 votes and pace …

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Rangers sought for security of PSL players in Rawalpindi, Islamabad


February 11, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The capital administration and police have sought assistance of the paramilitary troops for security of foreigner players who will represent PSL franchises and stay and play matches in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Eight matches of PSL are scheduled to be held at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from February 27 to March 8. Officers of the capital administration …

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Sodhi, Tickner called up to reinforce stricken NZ


February 11, 2020

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and pace bowler Blair Tickner have been called back into New Zealand’s One-day International squad for their final clash with India at the Bay Oval here on Tuesday after illness swept through the team at the weekend. Sodhi and Tickner had been released to play for New Zealand ‘A’ against India ‘A’ in a four-day …

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