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T20 World Cup to feature DRS for the first time

LAHORE, OCT 10: The Decision Review System will be in use for the first time at a ICC Men’s T20 World Cup when its latest edition kicks off next week, the governing body has announced. According to the playing conditions released by the ICC for the tournament, each team will get two reviews per innings. The minimum number of overs for delayed and rain-interrupted matches will also be increased. In the group stages, each team will need to bat for a minimum of five overs for the result to beRead More


Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passes away

ISLAMABAD, OCT 10: Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s atomic weapons program, passed away early Sunday morning, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed revealed. The nuclear scientist, 85, was rushed to a private hospital in Islamabad after his health deteriorated. Rasheed said that the doctors did everything to save the nuclear scientist’s life but couldn’t do so. Doctors added the scientist passed away after his lungs collapsed. Dr AQ Khan’s funeral prayers will be held at the Faisal Mosque at 3:30pm. His body has been moved from the hospital toRead More


Northern confirm semi-final spot with thrilling last over win

Lahore: Half-centuries by opener Ali Imran and number three Zeeshan Malik spearheaded Northern’s sixth National T20 Cup win over Balochistan which ensured a semi-final spot in the 26th match of the tournament. Wicketkeeper Rohail Nazir and Sohail Tanvir scored the required 15 off the first five balls of the final over bowled by Junaid Khan with the veteran Sohail depositing Junaid over the mid-wicket boundary to snatch a thrilling win for his side on the penultimate ball of the match. On Saturday night, Ali and Zeeshan combined for an 88-runRead More


Taiwan won’t be forced to bow to China, Tsai Ing-wen says

Taiwan will keep bolstering its defences to ensure nobody can force the island to accept the path China has laid down that offers neither freedom nor democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday, in a strong riposte to Beijing. Claimed by China as its own territory, Taiwan has come under growing military and political pressure to accept Beijing’s rule, including repeated Chinese air force missions in Taiwan’s air defence identification zone, to international concern. Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to realise “peaceful reunification ” with Taiwan and didRead More


CPEC power project in Sindh province making steady progress

BEIJING, Oct 10 : The 330 MW Thar Energy Limited (TEL) Power Project in Thar Block-II being completed under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Sindh province was making steady progress, said a senior Chinese official. The TEL power plant was a 330MW mine-mouth lignite-fired power project being built by Thar Energy, which was owned by Hub Power Company (Hubco), China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), and Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC). The TEL power plant would supply electricity to the national grid under a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement  (PPA). Two more coal-firedRead More


Reducing Middle East tensions

To be sure, women in Iran enjoy education rights and populate universities. They can occupy senior positions in business and government even if Iran remains a patriarchal society. However, the ban on women in stadia, coupled with the chador, the head to foot covering of women, has come to dominate the perception of Iran’s gender policies James M. Dorsey Two separate developments involving improved relations between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and women’s sporting rights demonstrate major shifts in how rivalry for leadership of the Muslim world and competition to defineRead More