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July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Car crash victim Degenkolb wins 9th stage of Tour de France

PARIS: John Degenkolb won the Arras-Roubaix ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday ahead of Greg Van Avermaet as dozens of falls and multiple withdrawals made for a slapstick spectacle amidst clouds of dust. The win marks a return to form for the German, a former winner of Paris-Roubaix, who was knocked down by a car in Mallorca two years ago. Van Avermaet

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM PHF to hold Hockey Series Open in Lahore, Pindi

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has started preparation for Hockey Series (HS) Open in Pakistan from September 25-30, as FIH and AHF have given the permission to organise the event in Pakistan. The six countries who will participate in the event are Oman, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Bangladesh. The PHF had planned to hold it in Rawalpindi 2

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Quetta Gladiators, Red Bull to hold universities T20 event

KARACHI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday announced its partnership with Red Bull for the forthcoming national campus cricket tournament, an event for the university students of the country. The event, in which teams from 96 campuses will be taking part, will be conducted in Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Multan, Lahore 2

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Teachers rally against university administration

SUKKUR: The Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers’ Association (SALUTA) on Wednesday took out a rally against the illegal appointment of Registrar and victimization of teachers, particularly Ishrat Ali Mirani, Assistant Professor and Member Syndicate, who was critical of alleged corruption and nepotism in the affairs of the university. The protesting 2

July 9, 2018 12:17 PM ECP finishes logistical arrangements for polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the commission had made all necessary logistic arrangements for ensuring to hold the upcoming general election on July 25 in a smooth and an organized manner. The holding of elections which is considered to be a biggest logistic activity in the country required a comprehensive strategy 5

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM UAE extends compulsory mly service to 16 months

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has extended compulsory military service for Emirati men from 12 to 16 months, state news agency WAM reported, amid a three-year involvement in Yemen’s war. The UAE, a federation of seven emirates with a mostly expatriate population, is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 against

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM SJC to conduct open trial of Justice Siddiqui

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) which hears complaints of misconduct against superior court judges on Saturday made history by deciding to conduct trial of a sitting judge in open court for the first time. Media reports said the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) led SJC accepted Islamabad High Court judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s plea to conduct

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan, China hold patrol in mountainous regions

BEIJING: Chinese and Pakistani frontier defence forces conduct joint patrol at a mountainous region in Khunjerab in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last week. They were respectively assigned to a frontier defence company in Khunjerab under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command (MC) and the border police of the Pakistani Khunjerab Security 2

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Asylum seekers to apply outside EU’

VIENNA: Austria has tabled a proposal requiring asylum seekers to file their applications outside the EU in future and only in exceptional cases will they be allowed to do so on member states’ soil, Austrian weekly Profil said on Saturday. European Union countries, bitterly divided over immigration, agreed in June to process asylum requests in camps

July 7, 2018 12:04 PM Justice Shaukat Aziz to become first judge to have an open trial hearing

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) declared on Saturday their decision to hold an open trial for Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. Amid the trial headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a significant judgment was concurred of carrying out an open trial for Islamabad High Court’s Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui who had plead for an open court 9