Illness played a part in my loss: Mehboob

ISLAMABAD: Farhan Mehboob blamed a long run of illness after he crashed out of the PSA World Individual Championship Qualifiers with a 3-1 loss at the hands of Canada’s Dane Sharp in Manchester, UK. Mehboob impressed with a bright start as he triumphed in the first game, however as the match went on, he lost his momentum and faced defeat by ...

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Patna attack: Series of blasts targets BJP rally

PATNA: At least five people were killed and dozens were injured as a series of small bomb blasts rocked Patna hours before a major campaign rally by India’s main opposition candidate, Narendra Modi. Panic erupted briefly among the supporters gathered to hear the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader as six bombs exploded near the venue of Modi’s rally before he reached ...

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England add Webber & Thomas to squad

England add front row forwards Rob Webber and Henry Thomas to the squad for Saturday’s opening autumn Test with Australia.

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World Twenty20 2014: Pakistan placed in ‘group of death’

The International Cricket Council has announced the schedule of the World Twenty20 2014, which is set to take place in Bangladesh in March-April next year. For the first time, as many as 16 teams will take the field; eight teams including Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will feature in the qualifying rounds with the top two teams at this stage joining the ...

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Tense borders: In the line of fire

SIALKOT / MUZAFFARABAD: “So many have been martyred; so many have been injured. Those who are still alive no longer have a normal life, even though they try to maintain a semblance of normalcy. They step out of their homes to earn livelihood for their families but are forced to hide when Indian security forces start firing,” says Allahditta, a resident ...

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Stabilising Balochistan : The ball is in the militants’ court, says Dr Malik

QUETTA: People have pinned high hopes on Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch. They believe he can steer Balochistan out of a vicious cycle of violence. Dr Malik is not sure about the success of a peace initiative his administration plans to launch within a few weeks. However, he’s sure that if the Baloch insurgents come to the negotiating table he ...

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Negotiating with the Taliban: QWP welcomes centre’s stance on initiating dialogue

SWABI: Senior provincial minister and provincial president of Qaumi Watan Party, Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao welcomed the federal government’s initiative of dialoguing with the Taliban. The government should launch the process in light of points chalked out in the all parties conference (APC) held in September, said Sherpao on Sunday. Talking to journalists at a condolence reference for MPA Shiraz Khan’s ...

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Spoon-feeding heritage: Threading Pukhtun culture into K-P, FATA curricula

PESHAWAR:  “Unless heritage and culture are kept in continuous practice, they die and are lost,” UNESCO’s Trust for History Arts and Architecture (THAAP) executive director said at training held at the Area Study Centre in the University of Peshawar on Saturday. THAAP presented recommendations on how to better integrate Pukhtun history and heritage in school learning, suggesting a two-pronged approach ...

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Del Potro downs Federer to retain title

BASEL: Roger Federer’s unhappy season continued yesterday when he lost to Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Basel Open for the second year running. The Swiss played some of his best tennis this year but it was still not enough to stop him from being on the receiving end of a 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-4 defeat against the ...

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Singer charged with assault

Singer Chris Brown and a bodyguard were arrested and charged with felony assault after an incident outside a D.C. hotel.

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Cleaning house: Health dept suspends 81 doctors across province

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has suspended 81 doctors and a pharmacist, for their continued absence from work for the past several years, The Express Tribune has learnt.  According to a notification issued by the health department on October 21, a pharmacist and 81 doctors from various public sector hospitals in K-P have been suspended. Disciplinary action against them has been ...

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Unrelenting outbreak: New dengue cases continue to surface

MINGORA: The total number of dengue patients reached 8,837 as 33 new dengue cases surfaced in Swat on Sunday. According to the district health office, the total number of patients includes 6,073 males and 2,764 females. Additionally, 29 new patients were admitted at Saidu Teaching Hospital (STH). “After the 29 new cases, the total number of patients registered with the hospital ...

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