Sri Lanka selectors quit amid cleanup efforts

Posted by on Apr 03, 2015 | Leave a Comment

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s cricket selectors, headed by former skipper Sanath Jayasuriya, quit Friday to allow new management to take over the island´s cricket governing body, which has been mired in allegations of widespread corruption. Jayasuriya, 45, has been accused of politicising the game after he became a member of parliament from president Mahinda Rajapakse´s party following his retirement from the game in... 

Last rites held for Youhanabad victims amid tight security

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: The last rites for 10 Youhanabad victims were held on Tuesday at Saint John’s school amid tight security measures. Several thousand rangers and police personnel were deployed in the vicinity as well as surrounding areas of Lahore. Scores of people attended the ceremony and grieved for their loved ones. Twin blasts targeted the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church during Sunday mass in Youhanabad area... 

Airliner skids off La Guardia runway amid winter storm

Posted by on Mar 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: An airliner skidded off a runway at New York´s La Guardia airport Thursday as a major winter storm battered the United States from Texas to the US east coast. Heavy snow was falling as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta slid off the runway, up an embankment and into a fence after landing at around 11:00 am (1600 GMT). A spokesman for New York Fire Department reported some minor injuries. Video of the scene showed... 

PM orders swift restoration of power amid nationwide breakdown

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday ordered the ministry of water and power and other concerned quarters to restore electricity at the earliest following a major power breakdown that plunged almost the whole country in darkness last night. He directed for effective measures to be taken to thwart such events from happening again in the future. Speaking after a report was presented to him on the issue, the... 

Sana breaks down in tears amid harassment by PTI workers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers once again subjected the media team of Geo News to manhandling and harassment as they covered their protest live from the Punjab’s provincial capital. The PTI workers hurled bottles towards and chanted hostile slogans, as Geo News anchor Sana Mirza covered the PTI’s protest. Defying clear instructions from the PTI chief Imran Khan to desist from misbehaving... 

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti´s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Lamothe´s resignation had been widely expected after President Michel Martelly said Friday that the prime minister was ready to leave “to help find a solution” to the country´s... 

Kenyan team arrives in Pakistan amid high security

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: The Kenyan cricket team arrived in Lahore amid tight security on Wednesday, becoming the first non-Asian visitors to militancy-wracked Pakistan for more than five years. Kenya, who reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2003 but have since failed to emerge as a top-flight cricketing nation, are set to play five matches against a second-string Pakistani team. International tours to Pakistan have been suspended since... 

Amid tensions with NLeague PTI protests in Faisalabad

Posted by on Dec 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

FAISALABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will protest in Faislabad as part of Imran Khan’s campaign against Sharif government today (Monday). Khan on November 30 had announced that he would shutdown different cities of the countries to pressurize the government as part of his next plan. Tensions started to buildup since Sunday afternoon when PTI and Nawaz-League workers came face to face at Ghant Chowk of the... 

Security beefed up at Peshawar Jail amid terrorism threats

Posted by on Nov 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Security at the Peshawar Central Jail has been beefed up in the wake of potential militant attack at the detention facility. Additional contingent of Elite Force Commandos have been deployed beside the regular policemen at the jail. Militants had managed to get hundreds of militants released by a spectacular attack on Bannu Jail. View full post on  Read More →

Ashura being observed amid tight security

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Muslims across the country will observe Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharramul Harram, on Tuesday with religious zeal to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his other companions who laid down their lives to preserve the uprightness of Islam in Karbala. The federal and provincial governments have taken strict security measures to maintain law and order on the occasion. The law enforcement agencies have... 


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