LONDON: Chelsea moved level on points with second-placed Manchester United after two goals in the opening six minutes put them on the way to victory over a spirited Brighton. Netherlands international midfielder Davy Propper headed against the post and Schelotto went close after the break as Brighton pushed to get back in the game. Chelsea were always a threat though and Willian saw a free-kick pushed on to the post by Brighton keeper Mat Ryan before Hazard scored his second with a fine solo effort and Victor Moses’ late goal completed the victory. Yet a mixture of misfortune and sloppy play cost them dearly, with Hazard the benefactor on both occasions. They caused Chelsea problems and had VAR been in use they could well have been awarded a penalty when Schelotto was felled.
January 20, 2018 16:18 UTC
KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal reportedly issued show-cause notices on Saturday to the director-general of the regional bureaus for the delay in responding to his directions to investigate and dispose-off of as many as 250 cases pending with the bureau. Many other cases including National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam (pending since 2011), DHA phase 9 illegal allotment of land (pending since 2016) and DHA-Marina fraud case of Rs3.5 billion (pending since 2013) have also not been sorted out. On the other hand, the NAB chairman has never conducted the performance appraisal of his own office with regard to the 250 plus cases lying unattended for many years and has not frequently visited regional offices. Since his joining as the chairman, he has conducted only one ExecBoard Board Meeting (EBM) and has shifted the burden on the investigation officers alone. Pakistan Today tried to contact NAB spokesman Asim Ali Nawazish, but he did not respond.
January 20, 2018 16:16 UTC
Putting all the rumours about the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to rest, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi on Saturday tweeted that the event will take place as per the announced schedule. According to reports, franchises also had issues with the pre-tournament promotion by the PSL management, which the former believe was dull and resulted in them not being to land a title sponsor for their teams. The third edition of the PSL is set to begin on February 22. All matches will be played at four venues – Dubai, Sharjah, Lahore; and Karachi will host the final. Karachi Kings will begin their campaign against Quetta Gladiators on February 23 in Dubai.
January 20, 2018 15:56 UTC
“This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present,” Trump, who is in Washington instead of celebrating the anniversary at his Mar-a-Lago resort, wrote on Twitter early Saturday. “Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown,” she declared. “Every American knows the Republican Party controls White House, the Senate, the House – it is their job to keep the government open. White House officials insisted there was no urgency to fix DACA, which expires March 5. Negotiations with the White House on a bipartisan compromise on DACA blew up last week after Trump reportedly referred to African nations and Haiti as “shithole countries.”
January 20, 2018 15:56 UTC
KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain here on Saturday inaugurated the Urdu Bagh Complex (Urdu Garden Complex), a project of Anjuman-e-Tarraqi-e-Urdu (Union for promotion of Urdu), and registered his support for the revival of Urdu as the main medium of education across the country. He appreciated Anjuman-e-Tarraqi-e-Urdu for keeping different textbooks, pertaining to medicine, science, technology and literature that are translated in Urdu. He appreciated that certain universities of the country have realized the importance of Urdu and making efforts to get done the translations of research work, without any compromise in terms of quality. President Mamnoon said that Anjuman-e-Tarraqi-e-Urdu to facilitate the universities and help to prevent loss of precious time in the translation of complicated technical terms so they are easily deciphered and comprehended by the public in general. President Mamnoon specially felicitated the Anjuame Tarraqi-e-Urdu President Zulqarnain Haider Jamil and Secretary Fatema Hasan for their sincerity in getting the Urdu Bagh project completed and hoped that their struggle will continue undeterred in the larger interest of the people of Pakistan.
January 20, 2018 15:33 UTC
KARACHI: Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) launched a crackdown on illegal bottled water companies in Karachi on Saturday, sealing six due to the substandard quality and illegal license in Gulshan-e-Maymar area. PSQCA Director-General Khalid Siddique said that our surveillance teams were striving hard to trace illegal manufacturers of bottled drinking water. He also assured to take strict action would be taken against the companies if they are found preparing substandard water.
January 20, 2018 15:22 UTC
Pakistan raises issue of Indian atrocities in KashmirThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has unanimously passed a resolution calling for making the Middle East a zone free from all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), particularly nuclear weapons. The resolution called for “right of all countries to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes” in accordance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). PM Abbasi arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC summit on JerusalemThe committees also called on the United Nations and human rights organisations to urge India to halt rights violations in IoK and encouraged human rights activists to visit the region for an independent review of the situation, added Abidi. The PUIC passed resolutions on Palestine, Syria, Yemen, African and other nations facing attacks from militant organisations. It appreciated that where US, European Union forces had failed to curtail Islamic State, Iraq and Syrian forces had defeated the terrorist organisation.
January 20, 2018 15:03 UTC
Team of expert artists met actress for the sitting where they took over 200 specific measurementsBollywood actress Sunny Leone will soon be getting her very own wax figure at the Madame Tussauds museum in New Delhi, according to The Hindustan Times. Her wax figure will be on show alongside statues of other leading celebrities in a yet to be announced theme. A team of expert artists flew in from London to meet Sunny for the sitting in Mumbai, where over 200 specific measurements and images were taken of her to create an authentic figure. “I am thrilled and grateful to Madame Tussauds for creating my figure. Having my own wax figure is completely overwhelming” Leone said.
January 20, 2018 15:00 UTC
"All of them are a good condition of health," police saidLAGOS: Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday, police said. “They have been rescued thanks to the efforts of the police,” Kaduna state police spokesperson Muktar Aliyu said. Aliyu said they were rescued at about 5 am (0400 GMT) in the same area where they were kidnapped. A State Department travel advisory urges US citizens to “reconsider” travelling to Nigeria, warning that “violent crime such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping and rape is common throughout the country”. In July 2016, Sierra Leone’s defence attaché to Nigeria was kidnapped by men in military fatigues armed with AK-47 rifles at a fake checkpoint on the Abuja-Kaduna road.
January 20, 2018 14:48 UTC
Lloris missed training on Friday due to illness and Pochettino said: “I don’t know about Hugo. Everyone with this weather will struggle a bit.”Better news for Spurs fans came when Pochettino confirmed Toby Alderweireld will return to training on Saturday. If all is well he will do the warm-up with the team and will be integrated gradually with the group. I think we did everything to try to bring this player here but we have to accept that. Sometimes we expect this and we have to be prepared for this because it’s part of the market.”Read full story
January 20, 2018 14:48 UTC
“The people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa [(K-P] did not vote for the PTI leadership to stage sit-ins in Punjab but for them to develop the province,” he said. “It’s been four years since he [Imran Khan] announced Peshawar’s Metro Bus Project but it only exists on paper still,” he added. “Shehbaz Sharif completed the Metro Bus Project in only 11 months which shows that actions speak louder than words,” Iqbal said. International forces are trying to pressurise Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal“Union council chairpersons have more experience working for the masses than him [Imran],” he added. Iqbal said that by cursing the parliament the PTI chief has not tried to humiliate the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government but the people of Pakistan.
January 20, 2018 14:26 UTC
Erdogan hosts Qatar emir amid new Gulf tensions“The Afrin operation has de-facto been started on the ground,” Erdogan said in a televised speech in the city of Kutahya, without elaborating. But it was still unclear what form a Turkish ground operation will take amid considerable political and military risks. Turkey from August 2016 to March 2017 pushed into Syria in its more than half-year Euphrates Shield operation in an area to the east of Afrin against both YPG and IS. Analysts say that crucial for any major ground operation will be approval from Moscow which has a military presence in the area and a cordial relationship with the YPG. But Erdogan appeared to scoff at the mixed messages and lashed out at American military support for the YPG.
January 20, 2018 13:41 UTC
KARACHI: India held their nerves to beat Pakistan by two wickets in the final of 5th Blind Cricket World Cup in Sharjah on Saturday. Batting first, Pakistan scored 308 for the loss of eight wickets in allocated 40 overs after they were sent into bat first by India who won the toss. This is India’s second title win in the Blind Cricket World Cup. Pakistan has also won the title twice while South Africa won the title once. The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council has invited ICC CEO David Richardson, former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas and former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani to witness the final.
January 20, 2018 13:30 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Human Rights was informed on Saturday that out of all the cities in Punjab, Lahore saw the highest number of child rape cases in 2016-17. According to a report submitted in the Senate body, Lahore saw 107 cases of child rape while the highest number of child abuse cases were reported in 2017. In two years, 1,297 cases of child rape were reported in Punjab; out of these, 66 cases were reported in Kasur, 38 in Sheikhupura, 50 in Khushab. Out of of the total number, 252 were cases of sexual assault against girls while 1,045 were cases of sexual assault against boys. This report was submitted in the wake of increasing number of child rape reports that have come to light after 7-year-old Zainab’s body was found from a heap trash on Jan 9.
January 20, 2018 13:18 UTC
Their politics has been rejected by the people,” Nawaz told the mammoth crowd while referring to the opposition’s joint rally in Lahore’s Mall road area on Jan 17. “He will go to jail himself,” the PML-N chief said referring to Imran Khan. Announcing his latest initiative, Nawaz said he will ensure that the poor have “a roof over their head”. “Those sitting on the stage in Model Town know what will become of them in the upcoming elections,” and added that the people defeated the “conspirators”. She also praised the people of the area for supporting the PML-N and asked them to continue doing so in the next general elections.
January 20, 2018 13:12 UTC