‘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... 

Mushfiqur Naeem lift Bangladesh to 265

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam hit half-centuries as Bangladesh piled up 265 all out in their first one-day international against New Zealand in Dhaka on Tuesday. The pair added 154 for the fourth wicket to rescue the home side from a perilous 25-3 after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to field in the day-night match. Skipper Mushfiqur hit a solid 90 off 98 balls with eight fours... 

New Saudi cases lift MERS infections to 136 WHO

Posted by on Oct 04, 2013 | Leave a Comment

GENEVA: The global number of infections with the deadly MERS virus has risen to 136, after hard-hit Saudi Arabia confirmed six new cases, the World Health Organization said Friday. Glenn Thomas, spokesman for the UN health agency, said it had been informed by Saudi authorities that the virus had been detected in three men and three women in the capital Riyadh. The virus, which appeared first in the kingdom last year,... 

Merkel gets lift from big win in Bavarian poll

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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