Football Germany defeat Argentina lift World Cup title

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 to become World Cup champion for the fourth time on Sunday night, and the first European team in history to clinch soccer’s greatest prize on South American soil. It did so courtesy of a winner deep into extra time from substitute Mario Gotze, who displayed a brilliant piece of skill to decide a contest of outstanding quality. Gotze took a pass from the left from Andre... 

Nasreen Jalil urges PM to lift ban on Youtube

Posted by on May 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senator Nasreen has written a letter to the Prime Minister Nawaz Shareef regarding concerns of people on the ban of social media website Youtube. ‘The ban on Youtube has not been lifted despite the fact that Senate and National Assembly’s Committees on Human Rights have given approval to lift the ban. The Lahore High Court has also ordered to lift the ban on Youtube,’... 

Rashid Latif backs Salim Malik in bid to lift life ban

Posted by on May 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif Thursday backed former team-mate Salim Malik in his bid to overturn a life ban imposed 14 years ago for match-fixing. Latif, known for his fight against corruption in cricket, said Malik had already suffered enough and should be allowed to coach or do similar work. “I think Malik should be given relief now,” Latif told AFP. “He is not playing or coaching... 

‘India ready to lift restrictions on Pakistani textile products’

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: India is ready to remove restrictions on Pakistani textiles products, a move which will increase Pakistani exports to New Delhi three folds, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Assistant Maftah Ismael on Saturday. He said that India will ease ban on 160 Pakistani products and it had agreed to grant access to Pakistani items to local market. Maftah said that Pakistan had demanded of India no to impose... 

Rawalpindi beat Islamabad to lift Quaid Trophy

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Rawalpindi beat Islamabad by 228 runs to win their maiden Quaid-e-Azam title at the Gaddafi Stadium. The fifth day began with Islamabad facing near-inevitable defeat at 99 for 5, chasing 435, but heavy fog wiped out the first session. After play began, Islamabad resisted for brief periods. Imad Wasim, the Islamabad captain, scored 49 and offered some fight, anchoring two quick partnerships of 36 and 38 respectively,... 

Guptill regains form to lift New Zealand

Posted by on Jan 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NELSON: Martin Guptill made a timely return to form with a well compiled 81 as New Zealand reached 285-6, batting first against the West Indies in the fourth one-day international Saturday. After scores of two and one in his previous two innings in the series, the opener was intent on spending time at the crease after New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat. He crawled to eight off 40 deliveries before cracking his... 

Best effort to lift Windies confidence

Posted by on Dec 02, 2013 | Leave a Comment

WELLINGTON: The West Indies have entrusted the ageing Tino Best with spearheading their attack against New Zealand in the first Test starting in Dunedin on Tuesday as they look to boost confidence and modest rankings. The pride of the Calypso cricketers took a battering with the way they were trounced in two Tests by India ahead of the New Zealand tour and captain Darren Sammy said they need to put that behind them quickly. “People... 

Rawalpindi mayhem Government decides to lift curfew

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment

RAWALPINDI: Government has decided to lift curfew from the violence-hit Rawalpindi after the security forces managed to maintain the calm in the garrison city, Geo News reported Sunday. According to Ministry of Interior, all the markets will re-open tomorrow (Monday). However, it added that the security forces will continue to stay in the affected parts of the city to maintain peace. The government had earlier announced... 

Rohit Ashwin lift India against West Indies

Posted by on Nov 07, 2013 | Leave a Comment

KOLKATA: Debutant batsman Rohit Sharma with an unbeaten 127 and seamer Ravichandran Ashwin with 92 not out rescued India from disaster and steered them to a commanding position against West Indies on second day of the first Test here at Eden Gardens on Thursday. Rohit, who five days ago made a double hundred in ODI against Australia, buckled down to become the 14th Indian to make a century on Test debut. He put on 73... 

Munro Devcich lift New Zealand to 2045

Posted by on Nov 06, 2013 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA, Nov 06, 2013 (AFP) – Colin Munro and Anton Devcich hit half-centuries as New Zealand posted 204-5 in the one-off Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Wednesday. Munro returned unbeaten on 73 off 39 balls to lift New Zealand to their second-highest total in T20 cricket behind the 214-6 against Australia in 2010. Munro, a 26-year old left-hander, entertained the crowd at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium...