Sunday, 15 December 2019

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Swedish king speaks up for Kashmir

NEW DELHI: King Carl Gustaf of Sweden said in Mumbai that his country had been observing the situation in Jammu & Kashmir for years, and indicated that the mandate of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), of which it was a part, was too constrained ...

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Masatsugu Asakawa elected as ADB new president

Masatsugu Asakawa has been unanimously elected as the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by its board of governors. Mr Asakawa, 61, special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and also the finance minister, will assume office as ADB’s 10th President on Jan. 17, 2020. He will ...

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Sweden tells India to restore free movement in Kashmir

STOCKHOLM: Ahead of its delegation’s arrival, Sweden has sent a strong message to India asking it to lift the restrictions in Indian-Kashmir which has been in lockdown since August 5 when the government revoked Article 370 from its constitution. The Swedish Royal couple King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Foreign Minister ...

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Ponting warns Australia of Babar’s threat

SYDNEY: Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has lauded Babar Azam as Pakistan’s danger man ahead of the upcoming Test series beginning Thursday. Babar is the No.3 ranked batsman in ODI’s as well as being the No1 T20 batsman, however, despite his modest career Test batting average of 35.28, Ponting is ...

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Pakistan Blind cricket team win 3rd T20I against England

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan blind cricket team defeated England by 76 runs in the third International Twenty20 under floodlights, leading the series 3-0 at Ajman Oval Cricket Ground, Ajman on late Thursday. According to information received here, England won the toss and captain Ed Hossell opted to bowl first to avoid the ...

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Pakistan women beat Bangladesh in first T20I

LAHORE: Pakistan women cricket team defeated visiting Bangladesh to register their first-ever women international here at historical Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof won the toss and decided to bat first. The openers couldn’t provide a solid start to the host side as the openers lost their wickets ...

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Sana Mir honoured with Asia Society Game Changers award

NEW YORK:  Leading Pakistani cricketer Sana Mir and six other trailblazing women from Asian countries were honoured with the ‘2019 Asia Society Game Changers award’ at a glittering ceremony held on Thursday night in recognition of their transformative impact in Asia and beyond.  “Sana Mir is first and foremost a ...

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Bollywood’s Most Expensive Flick “2.0” Flops In China

BEIJING: Another Bollywood blockbuster hopeful has met with a disastrous end in China. “2.0,” dubbed as the most expensive Indian movie to date with a reported budget of US$82 million, is running to near-empty 11,000 cinema halls. Starring Indian superstars like Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the sci-fi fantasy thriller has ...

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Langer unsure if Smith wants Australia captaincy back

SYDNEY:   Steve Smith’s ban on leading Australia ends in March but the star batsman may not want the Test captaincy back, coach Justin Langer says. Smith skippered the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his watch ...

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Qawwali King remembered on birth anniversary

BIRMINGHAM: Legendary Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, Sufi and music legend, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwali” was remembered on his 71st birth anniversary on Sunday (October 13). The legendary Qawwal, born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948 to a classical family of singers, ...

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