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35 more coronavirus deaths take Pakistan’s toll to 5,822


July 26, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The country reported 1,226 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally of cases to 273,112. According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 35 deaths were also reported due to virus in the last 24 hours. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,822. Pakistan …

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Mbappe injury mars PSG’s triumph in Coupe de France final


July 26, 2020

PARIS: A tearful Kylian Mbappe limped off with an apparent ankle injury as Paris St Germain beat 10-man St Etienne 1-0 to win the Coupe de France on Friday. The injury to Mbappe, who returned to the sideline on crutches, took the gloss off a record-extending 13th cup success and raised concerns ahead of PSG’s Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta …

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Broad rocks WI before Archer strikes in series decider


July 26, 2020

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad starred with both bat and ball before Jofra Archer marked his return to international duty with a wicket on the second day of the deciding third Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Saturday. England had slumped to 280-8 after losing four wickets for 18 runs before No 10 Broad’s swashbuckling 62 took them to …

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PCB plans to curb players’ social media activities


July 26, 2020

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is aware of the players’ frequent appearance and interaction on the social media and is pondering over including relevant clauses in the upcoming contracts for players at every level. Recently, it has come to the fore that many Pakistan cricketers have been participating in social media ventures and are inter-acting with strangers and earning …

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Imam declared fit


July 26, 2020

LAHORE: Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq has been declared fit to bat by the team doctor in England. PCB Whites’ Imam was hit on his left-hand while batting against PCB Greens’ Naseem Shah on the first day of their intra-squad practice match in Derby on Friday, said a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman here on Saturday. “The left-handed batsman took part in a …

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Xavi tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Qatar league restart


July 26, 2020

DOHA: Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez, the former Barcelona and Spain midfielder, said on Saturday he had tested positive for Covid-19 but was asymptomatic. Xavi, who renewed his contract with the Qatari club on July 5, said he will self-isolate as his team prepare for their first match on Saturday after the Qatar Stars League (QSL) was suspended due to the …

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Murky crude horizon


July 26, 2020

OIL is not out of wood yet and this is carrying serious ramifications for major oil producers. Demand recovery is under focus. Fears of a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in countries around the world continue to impact global markets. In the US — the world’s largest economy — jobless claims rose last week for the first time since March. …

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Govt sets Rs1.5bn susbsidy for local tractors


July 26, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The government will give a subsidy of Rs1.5 billion on locally manufactured tractors for one year as part of the fiscal package announced for the agriculture sector in the wake of Covid-19. Details of the package for 2020-21 released by the Cabinet Division, the sales tax subsidy on locally manufactured tractors will be five per cent. At present, 5pc …

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China’s economy seen growing 2.2pc


July 26, 2020

BEIJING: China’s economy is expected to recover steadily in the rest of the year, boosted by stimulus measures to reverse the damage from the coronavirus crisis, but weak global demand and rising Sino-US tensions are key risks, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The world’s second-biggest economy is now expected to expand by 2.2 per cent in 2020, according to …

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HSBC denies media reports that it ‘framed’ Huawei


July 26, 2020

BEIJING: HSBC on Saturday denied Chinese media reports that it had “framed” Huawei Technologies and played a role in the arrest of the chief financial officer (CFO) of the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker. In a statement posted on the bank’s Chinese WeChat messaging service account, the London-headquartered lender said it did not participate in the decision of the US …

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