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October 21, 2018 12:00 AM England seal ODI series with comfortable DLS victory

KANDY: Sri Lanka overcame their-now traditional mini-collapse to post a respectable 273 for 7, but the efforts of the lower order, who had propelled them to that score, were not enough to deny England another comfortable victory. In yet another calm and proficient display of batting, England cruised to 132 for 2 at the end of 27 overs - captain Eoin Morgan

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Golden Eagles beat Turk Plast by 4 runs

LAHORE: Golden Eagles beat Turk Plast by 4 runs at Shah Faisal Cricket Ground and qualified for the quarter final of the 5th Shami Memorial Veterans Cricket Cup. Amar Cables, Aftab Qarshi, Shah Jamal Green, Income Tax Seniors, Turk Plast, Punjab Cottage and Lahore Green also qualified the quarter-final. Scores: Golden Eagle 206/9 after 30 overs (Farhan

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM IS frees six Syria: Druze women, children after 3-month ordeal

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community´s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Kenya’s ex-sports minister Wario charged over Olympic corruption

NAIROBI: Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials were on Friday formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday.Wario pleaded not guilty to six charges levelled against him of abuse of office and was released on a one million shilling ($10,000, 8,600 euros) bond.However, Kipchoge Keino, a two-time

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Sarfraz, Paine heap praise on Australia’s wrecker-in-chief

ABU DHABI: Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Tim Paine were unanimous in their praise of wicket-taking sensation Mohammad Abbas, who helped Pakistan thrash Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Abbas finished with 10 for 95 for the match after taking 5 for 33 in the first innings, ending up as man-of-the-series with 17 wickets in two Tests

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Bahria Town chief opens dialysis centre, emergency ward in Pindi

RAWALPINDI: Bahria TownChairman Malik Riaz Hussainhas inaugurated a state-of-theartdialysis centre and emergencyward in Phase-8 of theBahria Town Hospital. The former deputy speakerof the National Assembly, HajiNawaz Khokhar, was presenton the occasion. Talking to the media, MalikRiaz said he was happy that thepoor would now get free treatmentin the modern

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Judicial commission begins probe into APS carnage

PESHAWAR: The judicial commission has started probe into the 2014 Army Public School carnage in which over 140 people, mostly students, were martyred. The Peshawar High Court on Friday issued a public notice, which stated that everyone specially the parents of the martyred students of APS, who have any evidence and want to record their statements before

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Amir dropped for Aussies T20 rubber

LAHORE: The national selection committee has called an uncapped pacer Waqas Maqsood in the Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad to face Australia while out of form Mohammad Amir has failed to impress selectors despite his return to domestic cricket. Left-arm quick Maqsood had an impressive session with Pakistan A against New Zealand’s second string that earned

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Mani urges Aussies to tour Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani on Wednesday urged Australia to consider a return to the country for the first time in two decades. Australia are slated to play five one-day internationals against Pakistan in March with no venues currently locked in to host the series, but Cricket Australia are understood to be cautious about a return to the Asian

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Canada becomes first nation to legalise cannabis

TORONTO: Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight