Humour was lost on Indian legend's millions of fans, who seemed miss the jokeNEW DELHI: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar were left fuming Tuesday after Cricket Australia poked fun at the “little master” — revered as a quasi-god in India — on his 45th birthday. The board posted a video of retired Australian paceman Damien Fleming — who shares a birthday with Tendulkar — bowling the Indian great with a quick delivery. “Some @bowlologist gold from the man himself — happy birthday, Damien Fleming!” Cricket Australia quipped in its tongue-in-cheek message. Tendulkar — who is followed by almost 26 million fans on Twitter and worshipped by many more in India — has not commented on the video. His birthday was celebrated across the country, with many of his ardent followers cutting cakes in rituals given airtime on Indian television.
April 24, 2018 14:37 UTC
–Says PTI, PPP are different sides of the same coinLAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said politics of welfare was the only priority of the government, adding that the PML-N’s development agenda was taken forward despite the opponents’ obstructions. “These elements have meted out cruelty to the people by prioritising their personal interests and the nation will reject them in the upcoming elections. The chief minister said the sagging economy that the government had inherited five years ago was restored due to the incumbent government’s solid and transparent economic policies. The credit of industrial development and strengthening of the economy goes to the PML-N government,” he said. “Meanwhile, those impeding the journey of national development and prosperity have continued to fail in fulfilling their promises.”He said the groups propagating disappointment in the people had become a victim of their negative designs.
April 24, 2018 14:03 UTC
According to reports, one of the suicide bombers opened fire at the gate of FC 64 Camp. As personnel of the security forces acquired positions to respond back to the attack, the bomber blew himself up. The blast was followed by another suicide attack as the security personnel approached the dead suicide bomber near the camp’s gate. Two security personnel were martyred and eight others were injured in the explosions. It merits mention here that earlier in January, at least seven people were killed in a suicide attack on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road when a suicide bomber targeted a parked police truck.
April 24, 2018 13:03 UTC
Voters have until April 30 to register or inspect and correct detailsThe Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday extended the voters’ registration deadline for the forthcoming general elections to April 30. ECP to display voters list todayOn March 25, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) commenced displaying the voters’ list nationwide. A preliminary list featuring 104 million voters was posted across 14, 487 display centres for the public to peruse. In April, NADRA issued a statement informing voters regarding how they could verify their status at nearest display centres or via SMS. Find your district election commissioner’s contact here:Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab.
April 24, 2018 12:46 UTC
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday issued a stay order for the appointment of 76 professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers at the University of Peshawar (UoP) until the court’s next order. The UoP vice-chancellor (VC), registrar, syndicate and the post-allocation committee are the respondents of the petition. The petitioners further added that a new post allocation committee was also created which has absolutely no mention in the statute of the university. As an interim relief, the petitioners have asked that the court issue a stay order on the process of hiring under the said advertisement. The UoP’s vice-chancellor (VC), registrar, syndicate and the post allocation committee are the respondents in the case.
April 24, 2018 12:45 UTC
Bayern coach has incredible record in Champions League as side take on Real MadridBERLIN: Jupp Heynckes plans to down his ex-club Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, first leg, and take the next step to leaving Bayern Munich with another treble. Heynckes, 72, has already won the Champions League as head coach of both clubs. He had quit all football after winning the treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup in 2013, being replaced by Pep Guardiola. The effect was immediate as Bayern won 23 of their next 24 games. “I was holding a Bayern Munich bag, so the lady asked ‘oh, are you a Bayern Munich fan?’ — ‘Yes, sure’, I replied.”Not being recognised was no problem, but Heynckes poked fun at ex-Bayern midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who now plays for Chicago Fire.
April 24, 2018 12:33 UTC
A massage therapist claims he sexually harassed her in a hotel roomLOS ANGELES: Stan Lee, the 95-year-old former head of Marvel Comics and creator of numerous comic book heroes like Spider-Man and the Hulk, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a massage therapist. The massage was scheduled by Lee’s assistant, who is also named as a defendant in the complaint. She claimed Lee’s assistant knew of his “inappropriate behaviour.”The massage therapist added the #MeToo movement inspired her “to fight for her dignity by standing up for herself”. Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.
April 24, 2018 12:22 UTC
Sonam Kapoor finally responds to marriage rumoursContrary to rumours, a source close to the Khoobsurat starlet revealed it was becoming extremely difficult for the Kapoor family to make arrangements for a wedding in Geneva, reported Pinkvilla. Sonam Kapoor to reportedly marry in MarchWhen asked what she is looking most forward to in her wedding festivities, Sonam said, “I think the whole idea of a marriage is more appealing to me than a wedding. I find it disgusting and very wasteful and I’m not okay with that at all.”Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding date confirmed! Well, this is the first time that Sonam has been so open about her wedding. Sonam and Anand will allegedly shift to London after their wedding.
April 24, 2018 12:22 UTC
Fawcett died in 1929 aged 82LONDON: The first statue of a woman in London’s Parliament Square was unveiled on Tuesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Britain. The statue of women’s rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett will stand alongside those of 11 men, including Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill, Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and anti-apartheid figurehead Nelson Mandela. May said Fawcett faced decades of fierce opposition as she campaigned on women’s rights throughout Britain and the wider world. The campaign for a statue of a woman opposite the British parliament started with an online petition two years ago by feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez. She is the first woman to produce a statue for Parliament Square.
April 24, 2018 12:00 UTC
Report issued in response to Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 released by WashingtonBEIJING: China Tuesday published a report on the human rights situation in the United States of America, the state news agency reported. The report, titled ‘Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017’, was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China’s cabinet, in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 issued by the US State Department recently. A Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2017 was also released by the office in Beijing on Tuesday. Pakistan promotes importance of human rights: officialChina’s report said the United States posed once again as “the guardian of human rights”, and a self-styled “human rights judge”, while its own human rights record remained tarnished and showed a continued deterioration tendency. The United States also made cyber warfare tools, hacking and spying foreign networks, it added.
April 24, 2018 11:44 UTC
Says team wants to be effective in all conditionsBENGALURU: England Test captain Joe Root has indicated a few changes in the Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against Pakistan. Pakistan’s Abbas eyes wicket of England captain Root“Looking forward, there will be changes, especially long-term and then it is up to guys to come in and take the opportunities,” said Root while talking to Sky Sports Cricket. Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood reveals plans for Ireland, England tour“It’s not frustration watching the other guys,” he said. Sarfraz Ahmed ‘confident’ youngsters will shine on Ireland, England tour“They’ll benefit hugely from it and we, as a side, will benefit hugely from it. Look at the way Jos and Ben and a few guys came back from it last year and what it has brought to their games…” said Root.
April 24, 2018 11:37 UTC
Consisting of a series of psychological, intellectual, and physical work-ups designed to test the ability of hopeful candidates, the test has been hailed by the American magazine as the most intense examination ever designed in modern history. NASA album launched into space and meant for aliens to be released for publicThe space agency considered 508 applicants from the US military originally, according to Popular Science. Of these, only seven would go on to become astronauts for the Mercury mission. An online tool which helps readers on the web create more engaging digital content has made the test accessible to a larger audience all over the globe. The six stages of the test by NASA include spatial visualisation, mechanical comprehension, hidden figures, progressive matrices and analogies.
April 24, 2018 11:28 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Affairs Tallal Chaudhary on Monday said that accusations of singer Meesha Shafi against Ali Zafar are “a drama”. Talking to media, the minister claimed that both Meesha and Zafar have come up with the harassment ‘drama’ to increase their “ranking and ratings” and “to grab media attention”. WATCH THE VIDEO:On April 19, Meesha Shafi accused colleague and singer-actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. My conscience will not allow it anymore.”On Monday, Ali Zafar sent a legal notice of Rs 100 million to singer Meesha Shafi after the latter leveled allegations of sexual harassment against her colleague. Advocate Ali Sibtain Fazli, counsel of Ali Zafar, said the media would be informed about the proceedings of this case.
April 24, 2018 11:26 UTC
Manzoor had been living in Bannu Cantt after being displaced during the military operationPESHAWAR: The Apex Committee of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa formed a high-powered jirga, comprising politicians and local elders, which will hold talks with the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), it was revealed on Tuesday. The Jirga members also includes the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Apex Committee held its meeting on April 18, 2018. Which is a 33% reduction in checkposts. “it takes 2 hours along with hectic equipment to clear an area of 1 square kilometer.”Read full story
April 24, 2018 11:15 UTC
Favourites Ahad Raza Mir and Hania Aamir are introducedKARACHI: After Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shaz Khan’s stunts in the sky, another teaser for Parwaaz Hai Junoon has been released. Showing intense training routines, this one introduces Pakistan’s heartthrob Ahad Raza Mir and Hania Amir in the lead. Apart from Hamza, Shaz, Ahad, Hania and Shafaat, the film also stars Shamoon Abbasi. Parwaaz Hai Junoon is penned by ace-writer Farhat Ishtiaq and directed by Haseeb Hassan under the banner of Momina Duraid productions. Parwaaz Hai Junoon is expected to hit theatres on Eidul Fitr along with Mahira Khan’s 7 Din Mohabbat In.
April 24, 2018 11:15 UTC