Controversy: Pakistan trapped, South Asia victorious on the third day of the first Test

Controversy: Pakistan trapped, South Asia victorious on the third day of the first Test

CENTURION: A dropped catch and a controversial umpiring decision thwarted Pakistan as South Africa made progress towards victory on the third day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Friday. Chasing a target of 149, South Africa were 81 for one at lunch after a tense morning. Pakistan made...

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Sindh to take action against firm that provided Abidi with security

Sindh to take action against firm that provided Abidi with security

KARACHI: Sindh Home Department will take action against the security company that had provided its services to former MNA Ali Raza Abidi who was killed in an attack on Tuesday, December 25. Provincial Home Secretary Qazi Kabeer has said that the government will take action against the security company on...

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Federal government releases ECL list

Federal government releases ECL list

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday released a list of 172 suspects whose names have been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL). Top Pakistan Peoples Party leaders including party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are among those placed on the...

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Damage to French economy mounts as ‘Yellow Vest’ protests continue

Damage to French economy mounts as ‘Yellow Vest’ protests continue

PARIS: After a troubled year marked by plummeting public approval and disarray among his own supporters, the last thing France’s president Emmanuel Macron needed was a popular protest aimed at paralyzing the nation and its economy. The “yellow vest” anti-government protests that have rocked France will be held on Saturday...

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Chinese daycare teacher jailed for pricking toddlers with needle

Chinese daycare teacher jailed for pricking toddlers with needle

A Chinese kindergarten teacher was jailed  for 18 months on Friday for abusing children with needles, a Beijing court said, sparking criticism online that the sentence was too short. Liu Yanan, who was a teacher at the RYB Education New World kindergarten, pricked four children with needles in November 2017,...

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UAE reopens embassy after 7 years in Damascus

UAE reopens embassy after 7 years in Damascus

DAMASCUS: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reopen its embassy in Damascus Thursday, an official said, seven years after it severed ties with Syria over the violent repression that triggered the war. An official at the information ministry invited journalists “to cover the reopening of the Emirati embassy in Damascus...

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth officially tie the knot

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth officially tie the knot

US pop star Miley Cyrus has confirmed her marriage to Australian actor and long-standing partner Liam Hemsworth. The couple tied the knot in a small ceremony on Sunday, according to reports. On Wednesday, the pop star confirmed the news in a series of Instagram posts. With the caption “10 years...

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Fire engulfs Gujranwala’s Lunda bazaar

Fire engulfs Gujranwala’s Lunda bazaar

GUJRANWALA: Hundreds of thousands of rupees worth of clothes and inventory were burnt as fire erupted Thursday night here in two shops in Lunda Bazaar. The blaze, which was brought under control in two hours, was caused by a short circuit, fire officials said, adding that five fire-tenders had participated in the operation....

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Low gas pressure hinders industrial production in SITE

Low gas pressure hinders industrial production in SITE

KARACHI: Units in Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (Site) have been experiencing extremely low gas pressure during the last three months thereby crippling production activity and export orders which have to meet shipping schedule for timely delivery to foreign buyers. Site Chairman Saleem Parekh in a statement on Thursday said that...

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HUBCO likely to increase shareholding in CPIPIL

HUBCO likely to increase shareholding in CPIPIL

KARACHI: Hub Power Company Ltd (Hubco) and China Power International Pakistan Investment Ltd (CPIPIL) have showed mutual consent over the valuation and Hubco now intends to increase its shareholding in China Power Hub Power Generation Company (Pvt) Ltd (CPHGC), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hub Power Holdings Limited, from 26%...

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