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May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Comonwealth Games: Indian, Pakistani athletes ‘vanished’

CANBERRA: More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes including some members of Pakistani and Indian teams and officials went ‘missing’ in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally. The figures were revealed by Immigration Department officials to a Senate committee hearing on Monday night. A total of 8,103 athletes

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Reina, Cannavaro face grilling over alleged mafia links

MILAN: Footballers Pepe Reina, Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica have been ordered to appear before a Italian Football Federation (FIGC) panel over their alleged association with people linked to the mafia, according to reports in Italy on Tuesday. Naples’ anti-mafia department opened an investigation and the FIGC’s chief prosecutor Giuseppe Pecoraro

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Almost 200 athletes, officials seek Aussie asylum

SYDNEY: Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month’s Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday. Several participants from Africa vanished during the international event held on the east coast from April 4-15. A handful of African athletes resurfaced and sought legal advice on how to apply for asylum

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Former Sunderland star Gibson avoids prison over drink driving

LONDON: Former Republic of Ireland and Sunderland star Darron Gibson has been spared prison despite admitting a second serious drink-driving offence.Gibson’s contract with Sunderland was terminated in March after he smashed his Mercedes 4x4 into a taxi and five parked cars while on his way to the club’s training ground. The 30-year-old wept during the hearing 2

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM MJSF recognised for charitable efforts by Danish Embassy

Karachi: The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF), a not-for-profit organization working in the fields of education, healthcare, disaster relief and sustainable social development has been recognized for its charitable efforts by the Royal Danish Embassy. To mark the occasion, a shield was presented to Ali Charanya, Chief Operating Officer

May 20, 2018 4:53 AM Pemra warns TV channels to telecast Azaan five times a day

ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regul­atory Authority (Pemra) has issued the final warning to 45 TV channels to telecast Azaan five times a day. It warned the TV channels that if they did not immediately start airing Azaan, their licences would be revoked. The warning came after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 9 directed the TV channels 2

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM India SC called in for 3rd time in state battle

NEW DELHI: India´s opposition Congress party went to the Supreme Court for the third time in three days Saturday in a bid to thwart Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s nationalist party taking control of a key southern state. Hours before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought a vote of confidence in the Karnataka state assembly, Congress lawyers argued

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM IHC bars schools from receiving fee during vacations

Islamabad: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday through an interim order has restrained private educational institutions of Islamabad from receiving monthly fee from the students during summer vacations. Secretary Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) Furqan Bahadur Khan and Chairman Private Education

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Ali Siddiqui’s appointment not within our purview: IHC

ISLAMABAD: Hearing a petition challenging the appointment of Ali Jehangir Siddiqui as Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, Justice Athar Minallah of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday remarked that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised no objection to Siddiqui’s appointment and it did not affect the career diplomats. The judge also observed that Siddiqui’s 1

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM PHC seeks reply from KP govt in case of Indian prisoner

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday sought reply from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the Prisons Department in the case of an Indian prisoner who filed an application for shifting him to the Peshawar Central Prison as he was facing life threats at the Mardan Central Prison. Hamid Nehal Ansari, the Indian national who was sentenced 2