England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England’s beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, telling them they are not doing a good enough job with the bat either. England’s bowlers, particularly James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have struggled on the tour, with...

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Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

WELLINGTON: West Indies right-arm fast bowler Ronsford Beaton will undergo testing for a possible illegal bowling action after being reported by match officials in New Zealand. Beaton was reported after the second ODI between West Indies and New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s second ODI. In a statement...

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Pulling her own weight

Pulling her own weight

RABIA Shahzad’s mother knows which of her children to call out to when she needs help with lifting heavy stuff. So there she is, her 19-year-old daughter, carrying heavy boxes or 19-litre bottles full of drinking water up the stairs. It may seem like a thankless job except that when...

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Curran to make Test debut at MCG

Curran to make Test debut at MCG

MELBOURNE: Young paceman Tom Curran will make his Test debut in England’s only change for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia starting in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Surrey 22-year-old fast bowler replaces injured Craig Overton, who succumbed to a rib injury when the tourists relinquished the Ashes to the Australians...

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Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan squash great Jansher Khan questioned the country’s national academy’s contribution as he heavily criticised the poor performances of local players in the recently concluded Pakistan Open and CAS International Women Championship. No Pakistani players made it to the quarter-final stage of the Pakistan Open with top-ranked Farhan Mehboob...

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SECP seeks to lure back brokers amidst thin volumes

SECP seeks to lure back brokers amidst thin volumes

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to woo stock market players, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has started undoing some of the stern actions taken by its former management. In addition, it has also accepted certain longstanding demands of the stockbrokers. Last week, the SECP amended Demutualisation Act 2012...

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Gas supplies jump as critical project finally starts

Gas supplies jump as critical project finally starts

ISLAMABAD: Officials at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) had another reason to celebrate on Monday as a critical project for the import of natural gas finally began operations after a long period of delays and technical difficulties. Pakistan started receiving about 1200 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of imported...

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Low rates hurting banks: BoJ

Low rates hurting banks: BoJ

TOKYO: Prolonged ultra-easy monetary policy is weighing heavily on Japanese bank profits but financial institutions should not expect business conditions to brighten dramatically even after the central bank raises interest rates, a senior Bank of Japan official said. Many regional banks could suffer losses in the long run as intensifying...

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‘Crypto FX should only be traded by professionals’

‘Crypto FX should only be traded by professionals’

MOSCOW: Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday that cryptocurrencies should be traded only by professional investors, not in the mainstream. “Professional market participants should work with crypto-currencies, not ordinary people,” Siluanov said in an interview with Rossiya 24, a Russian state TV channel. Russian authorities agreed in October...

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Rupee’s fall drives food prices higher

Rupee’s fall drives food prices higher

PRICES of food items have started rising in the wake of a recent fall in the rupee’s value, though the price hike has somewhat remained subdued as the depreciation is not accompanied by supply constraints. However, a sharper rise has been noticed in prices of imported food items. From tea,...

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SME policy promises Rs6bn for renewable energy projects

SME policy promises Rs6bn for renewable energy projects

KARACHI: Under the recently launched policy for the promotion of financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Rs6 billion will be available at a subsidised rate of six per cent for renewable energy projects of up to 50 megawatts in hydro, solar, wind and biogas categories. According to the document...

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Top 5 Hollywood movies of 2017

Top 5 Hollywood movies of 2017

Logan In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. most anticipated film of the year did not disappoint,...

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Top 10 Bollywood actors of 2017: Rajkummar Rao, Akshay Kumar and Irrfan Khan find place in the list

Top 10 Bollywood actors of 2017: Rajkummar Rao, Akshay Kumar and Irrfan Khan find place in the list

Bollywood this year was experimental and content driven. While Rajkummar Rao and Irrfan Khan delivered great films, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar flaunted their superstar aura. It was not just the superstars who laid their stake on the box office throne in 2017, but also some new...

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Aishwarya Rai parties with her real and reel life love – Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor, see photos

Aishwarya Rai parties with her real and reel life love – Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor, see photos

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended Bollywood producer Bunty Walia’s birthday bash with hubby Abhishek Bachchan and her Ae Dil Hai Mushkil co-star Ranbir Kapoor was there too. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and husband Abhishek Bachchan  often give us some relationship goals whenever seen together. They compliment each other and are seen walking hand-in-hand at many events....

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No Entry director Anees Bazmee: Will make No Entry sequel even if Salman Khan doesn’t join

No Entry director Anees Bazmee: Will make No Entry sequel even if Salman Khan doesn’t join

Last year, Anees Bazmee had revealed that he was ready with the script of No Entry Mein Entry and is just waiting to get the dates of Salman Khan. Apparently, the makers are yet to get a nod from him. Anees Bazmee is yet to get a nod from Salman...

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Don 3 producer Ritesh Sidhwani: Won’t take that much time with the next film

Don 3 producer Ritesh Sidhwani: Won’t take that much time with the next film

According to Sidhwani, the team would make an official announcement about Don 3 next year. Farhan Akhtar and Sidhwani’s production company owns the rights of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, Don. Ritesh Sidhwani says that the script is already under works for Don 3. Work on the script for the third installment...

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Kaalakaandi actor Saif Ali Khan: I don’t know if we have lost the song-and-dance culture

Kaalakaandi actor Saif Ali Khan: I don’t know if we have lost the song-and-dance culture

Saif Ali Khan, who has had musical hits in films like Hum Tum, Salaam Namaste and others, says the experimental phase Bollywood is going through has somewhat diluted the significance of song-and-dance routine. Saif Ali Khan says there was a time when music acted as a catalyst in making a...

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Sound of Music actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

Sound of Music actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

Menzies-Urich played Louisa von Trapp, the third-oldest of the seven von Trapp children, in the film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, who played one of the singing von Trapp children in the hit 1965 film, “The Sound of...

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Happy birthday Kit Harrington: Why Jon Snow is one of the best Game Of Thrones characters

Happy birthday Kit Harrington: Why Jon Snow is one of the best Game Of Thrones characters

Happy birthday Kit Harrington: In a show, that is saturated with cunning characters, the man who knows nothing is a refreshing change. Jon Snow’s presence give viewers a hope to expect a somewhat happy ending in the season finale. On a winter morning of 1986, Christopher Catesby Harrington was born....

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Fresh complaint filed against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty

Fresh complaint filed against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty

A fresh complaint against actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for using the word bhangi on a public platform, hurting the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community An official of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India on Monday filed a fresh complaint against actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty and...

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Mel Gibson sued by Voltage Picture for breach of contract

Mel Gibson sued by Voltage Picture for breach of contract

A report said, that in the complaint they have described the assignment as a ‘labour of love’. Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey have been dedicated towards the making of this project for nearly two years. Voltage Pictures has legally slammed Mel Gibson, director Farhad Safinia and his producer partner Bruce...

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Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan’s daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu will brighten up your Christmas, see adorable photo

Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan’s daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu will brighten up your Christmas, see adorable photo

Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan’s daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu has turned three months old. The Golmaal Again actor shared the picture of his daughter on Instagram on Christmas. Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan were blessed with a daughter in September this year whom they named Inaaya Naumi Kemmu....

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Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection day 4: Salman Khan’s film set to break more records

Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection day 4: Salman Khan’s film set to break more records

Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection day 4: Not only is its opening collection the highest ever in Bollywood but its first-weekend collection is also the highest ever in the industry. Salman khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai is having a dream run at the box office. In just...

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