Archive for January 2019

Govt slashes petrol price by 59 paisa per litre

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday has reduced petroleum product prices for the month of February 2019. According to notification issued on Monday, petrol price has been slashed by 59 paisa per litre, whereas the price of High Speed Diesel remained the same. The prices of kerosene oil and light diesel oil has also…

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We’re not yet done, Khalilzad tells critics

KABUL (Pajhwok): US special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan on Thursday reiterated his claim of making significant progress in talks with Taliban negotiators and said there was still work to be done on other vital issues like intra-Afghan dialogue and a complete ceasefire. In a series of tweets, Zalmay Khalilzad said skeptics rushed to judgment based on just the first…

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Dottin, Nation spoils Pakistan’s 100th T20I celebrations

KARACHI (PPI): Deandra Dottin and Chedean Nation spoiled Pakistan women’s cricket team’s 100th T20I celebrations with an unbroken third wicket century stand that guided the West Indies to a convincing 71 runs victory in the first match here at Southend Club on Thursday. Dottin returned undefeated on a quickfire 90 and Nation scored a rapid…

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Boult blitz gives New Zealand comfortable win over India

HAMILTON (Agencies): New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult wreaked havoc with the new ball to bundle out India for 92 in Hamilton as the hosts cruised to a eight-wicket win in the fourth one-day international on Thursday. Bowling his 10 overs at a stretch, Boult claimed 5-21 on swing-friendly conditions after captain Kane Williamson won…

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Qatar plot Japan ambush in Asian Cup final

ABU DHABHI (Agencies): While Japan have the Asian Cup pedigree, Qatar’s over-achieving players might just feel that their name is on the trophy after a record-breaking run to their first-ever final. Against the backdrop of simmering political tension, the Qatari players were pelted with plastic bottles — and even shoes — by furious local fans…

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Sri Lanka look to shrug off injuries, off-field dramas

COLOMBO (Agencies): Sri Lanka were working to shrug off a series of injuries and off-field dramas, captain Dinesh Chandimal said Thursday, as they look to avoid a series defeat against Australia. The visitors have endured a turbulent tour so far, losing the first Test at Brisbane by an innings and 40 runs inside three days.…

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Over $106b recovered in anti-corruption drive: Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (Reuters): Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106 billion through settlements with scores of senior princes, ministers and top businessmen. A royal court statement said the government had summoned 381 people, some as witnesses, under the campaign…

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8 dead as dangerous cold temps sweep US

WASHINGTON (AA): At least eight people were reported dead in the U.S. because of freezing temperatures brought in by a large swath of Arctic air known as the polar vortex. The latest death was reported Wednesday, when the University of Iowa student Gerald Belz died after being found unresponsive in the cold, where the wind…

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