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Bowling bouncers

One of the problems suffered by the leader of the Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf is that he can be both right and wrong simultaneously. There is undeniably risk attached to the staging of the PSL final in Lahore, but the decision is taken and it has been widely welcomed by a cricket-starved populace ever since. A populace willing to put up with considerable ... Read More »

Indus Motor recalls 9,000 Corollas

KARACHI: Indus Motor Company Limited (IMC) has recalled over 9,000 different variants of its flagship model, Corolla, 2016-17 over concerns of the vehicles experiencing braking issues. Last month, the company advertised through local media that a select number of Corolla vehicles “may experience braking problems due to under-torque of the front caliper bolts”. All automakers bullish on Pakistan It said that ... Read More »

FATA to be merged with K-P

ISLAMABAD: It’s a dream come true for most tribesmen of Fata. Their longstanding demand for repeal of a British colonial-era draconian law has finally been granted — a move widely greeted by jubilation, though there were also feeble voices of skepticism. In a watershed development, the federal cabinet on Thursday approved the recommendations of the Fata reforms committee which, besides other ... Read More »

Bestway Cement to set up new plant

KARACHI: Bestway Cement Limited, the country’s largest cement-maker, has said that it is going to set up a brownfield plant with a capacity of 6,000 tons of clinker per day in Haripur, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The company has signed an agreement with Sinoma International Engineering Co of China, according to a notice sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Thursday. Bestway became the ... Read More »

Sharapova comeback cut short by new injury

WUHAN: Maria Sharapova's comeback from a leg injury lasted less than three sets on Monday before she retired with a left arm problem against unseeded Barbora Strycova at the Wuhan Open.The world number three had been out with a persistent leg injury since July, when she lost a Wimbledon semi-final to Serena Williams, and pulled out of three events including ... Read More »

Mourinho goes back to Porto as Chelsea seek comfort in Europe

PORTO: In the midst of a frustrating start to the season, Jose Mourinho returns to Portugal on Tuesday as Chelsea face his old side FC Porto in the Champions League.The London club are looking to make it two wins out of two in Group G after their straightforward 4-0 victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, but ... Read More »

Blatter says payments to Platini were legitimate

GENEVA: FIFA President Sepp Blatter told Swiss investigators that a two-million Swiss franc payment to UEFA boss Michel Platini was legitimate, despite a claim from prosecutors that the payment was "disloyal" to FIFA, Blatter's lawyer said Monday."On the Platini matter, President Blatter on Friday shared with the Swiss authorities the fact that Mr. Platini had a valuable employment relationship with ... Read More »

Kyrgios cruises through opening round in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Australian Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round of the Malaysian Open on Monday after scoring an easy victory over Colombian Santiago Giraldo in Kuala Lumpur. Following a four-week suspension from ATP events, seventh seed Kyrgios looked dominate as he won the first set 6-1. Giraldo later pulled out in the second, as he trailed 1-2, due to ... Read More »

Wales rise to second in world, England slide after defeat

LONDON: Wales have climbed to second in the world rankings after Saturday's thrilling victory over England, while the Rugby World Cup hosts have slumped to six after the chastening Twickenham defeat. Warren Gatland's injury-hit Welsh stunned England by fighting back to win 28-25 with a converted Gareth Davies try and Dan Biggar penalty in the last 10 minutes and are ... Read More »

Wood let-off gives England much-needed boost

LONDON: England flanker Tom Wood will be free to play in Saturday's crucial World Cup Pool A clash with Australia after he received just a warning from for an incident during the 28-25 defeat to Wales.There had been fears the 28-year-old could be cited after his shin connected with Welsh fullback Liam Williams' head 14 minutes from time as the ... Read More »