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FBI ‘aware of’ American Airlines possible UFO spotting, stops short of confirming investigation


February 25, 2021

The FBI is “aware of” an American Airlines pilot’s report of an apparent UFO seen soaring over Northeast New Mexico earlier this week – but stopped short of confirming whether an investigation is underway, Fox News learned Thursday. The pilot was maneuvering a plane bound for Phoenix, Arizona, from Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sunday afternoon when the flight crew spotted a quick-moving, unusual object flying above them, according …

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Fawad Alam opens up on his promotion in PCB’s central contract


February 25, 2021

Karachi: Left-handed batsman Fawad Alam is delighted after getting promotion to category C in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Central Contract list 2021. The 35-year-old Fawad was previously in A+ category for domestic cricketers. Fawad took to Twitter and thanked PCB for rewarding his recent performances in international cricket for Pakistan. “Alhamdulillah! Can’t thank Allah enough for always being in my …

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Arshad eyes gold at Tokyo Olympics


February 25, 2021

LAHORE: Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem, a direct qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, says he resumed his training two months ago after an eight-month break due to Covid-19 restrictions. “I resumed my training two months ago under the coaching of Ijaz Bukhari and by the grace of God I am throwing javelin at a distance of 86-metres plus, which I did …

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Root claims five as England dismiss India for 145 in 3rd Test


February 25, 2021

England skipper Joe Root claimed his maiden Test five-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 145 in the day-night third Test on Thursday. India lead by 33 after they routed England for 112 on the first day at the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. India resumed on 99-3 and Jack Leach quickly removed Ajinkya Rahane for seven and Rohit Sharma …

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Rizwan earns top tier central contract


February 25, 2021

LAHORE: Pakistan wicket-keeper/batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been promoted to Category ‘A’ of the PCB Central Contract List with middle-order batsman Fawad Alam being awarded Category ‘C’ following their stellar performances during the ongoing season. Rizwan was earlier in Category ‘B’ but now joins the elite category which also comprises Pakistan Test captain Babar Azam, batsman Azhar Ali and paceman Shaheen …

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New Zealand edge Australia in T20 run-fest


February 25, 2021

Dunedin: Veteran batsman Martin Guptill returned to form with a blistering 97 as New Zealand held on for a nail-biting win over Australia in the second Twenty20 international in Dunedin on Thursday. Guptill’s Black Caps set Australia a challenging target of 220 after losing the toss but were made to sweat as Australia came within four runs of victory. Both sides …

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India unveils tougher rules for social media


February 25, 2021

NEW DELHI: India announced new rules on Thursday to regulate big social media firms, such as Facebook and Twitter, the latest effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tighten control over Big Tech firms. The rules come after Twitter ignored orders to drop content on farmers’ protests, fuelling the goverment’s zeal, dating from 2018, to clamp down on dissent. …

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Cotton hits 11-year high of Rs11,700


February 25, 2021

KARACHI: Massive fall in cotton production pushed spot rates to an 11-year high of Rs11,700 per maund in the domestic market, the Karachi Cotton Association said on Wednesday. The sudden rise in demand in the intentional market increased the US cotton price by 12-15 cents per pound within fifteen days. Brokers said cotton from Balochistan as well as bales imported …

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India take charge as England batting crumbles on first day


February 25, 2021

AHMEDABAD: Spinner Axar Patel claimed a career-best 6-38 as India bundled out England for 112 on the opening day to put themselves in the box seat in the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma then helped the hosts weather a top-order wobble of their own and finish an eventful 13-wicket day on 99-3. The right-handed opener was …

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