5 live bombs found along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: A major tragedy was averted after forces detected and defused five live bombs in a village along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. The live bombs were found at village Azmabad close to the LoC in Mandi area of the district, a police officer said here on Monday. On Friday, two children […]

OSCARS 2016: Pakistan wins best documentary short award

OSCARS 2016: Pakistan wins best documentary short award

LOS ANGELES: Pakistani journalist and film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, about a survivor of an attempted honour killing in her country, has won the best documentary short award at the 88th Academy Awards. Through her documentary, the film-maker tells the story of an eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in […]

Cricbuzz signs Sehwag as expert for ICC World T20

Cricbuzz signs Sehwag as expert for ICC World T20

Mumbai: Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag has been roped in by Cricbuzz as its in-house expert analyst for the ICC World T20, which will kick off on March 8th. Sehwag, who has appeared as a panelist on several television-based cricket shows, will be making his first appearance on a wraparound show for a website. […]

Punjab govt lacks will, Akalis ruined state: Kejriwal

PUNJAB: “Corruption and wrong policies” have created a “mess” in the industrial sector in Punjab whose SAD-BJP government lacks the will to set things right, Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said here on Monday. Addressing a meeting of city industrialists, the Delhi Chief Minister said Punjab has talent, skill and economy but “excessive […]

“Pakistan capable of reaching final and beat India”

“Pakistan capable of reaching final and beat India”

Karachi: Pakistan’s chief selector Haroon Rasheed has had a pep talk with the national team members and is confident that they can still qualify for the final in the ongoing Asia Cup. “I wouldn’t rule out Pakistan despite the loss to India. We have a good strong side and our bowling is our strength. I […]

Pakistan hails Sharmeen

ISLAMABAD: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was on Monday hailed in Pakistan for being a “source of inspiration” to all women of her country by winning the prestigious Oscar, her second, for her new documentary dealing with the sensitive topic of honour killings. President Mamnoon Hussain termed Chinoy’s choice of the subject as “heroic”. “Sharmeen had performed a […]

Sports budget gets marginal raise

New Delhi: The allocation for the Sports Ministry on Monday got a marginal hike of Rs 50.87 crore from last year in the union budget for 2016-17, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament here. Jaitley allocated Rs 1400 crore as plan outlay, while Rs 192 crore was set aside for non-plan for […]

Sharif took money from Osama to contest elections: Book

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received money from al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden to contest elections against Benazir Bhutto-led Pakistan People’s Party in 1990, a new book has claimed. The book titled ‘Khalid Khawaja: Shaheed-i-Aman’ by Shamama Khalid, the wife of former ISI operative Khalid Khawaja, claims that Sharif’s pledge of introducing an Islamic […]

Should adapt to conditions rather than fighting it: Ashwin

Mirpur: India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has no complaints with the seaming track of the Sher-e-Bangla stadium, which has little on offer for the spinners, as he believes in adapting to different conditions rather than whining about it. “It is very important to know what conditions are thrown at you. You can’t try and beat […]