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January 14, 2019 12:00 AM India call up Shankar,: Gill to replace suspended pair

SYDNEY: India Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women. Rahul and Pandya were axed ahead of India’s opening one-day international against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, which the tourists 17

January 10, 2019 12:00 AM Japan’s Imahira receives special invitation to Masters

WASHINGTON: Japan’s Shugo Imahira, last year’s Japan Golf Tour leading money winner, has accepted a special invitation to play in this year’s Masters tournament, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday. The 26-year-old from suburban Tokyo will make his Masters debut after missing the cut in three prior major starts at the 2016 British Open, 2017 US Open and 2018 PGA Championship 16

January 8, 2019 12:00 AM Paine struggles to find any gain from Australia loss

SYDNEY: Australia skipper Tim Paine desperately looked for positives Monday after his side’s calamitous 2-1 Test series loss to India, but struggled to find many. While they won in Perth, Australia were comprehensively outplayed the rest of the series, losing in Adelaide and Melbourne before being spared by the rain in a one-sided Sydney finale 12

January 6, 2019 9:27 AM South Africa hand Pakistan crushing nine-wicket defeat; clinch Test series

South Africa beat Pakistan by nine wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands on Sunday. Dean Elgar hit 24 as South Africa took 9.5 overs to pass the target of 41 for the loss of one wicket and take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. However, it wasn't as simple as South Africa was hoping, with the Proteas losing stand-in opener 13

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Canadian woman missing in Burkina Faso

OTTAWA: A Canadian woman who traveled to Burkina Faso with an Italian friend as part of a humanitarian aid program has been reported missing, the foreign ministry said Saturday. Edith Blais, 34, has not been heard from since December 15, according to Canadian media. "Canadian consular agents in Burkina Faso are in contact with the local authorities to gather 8

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Ex-N Korea diplomat urges colleague to come to South

SEOUL: A former North Korean diplomat who defected to the South urged an ex-colleague missing in Italy to come and settle in Seoul on Saturday, as the rare asylum bid makes global headlines. Jo Song Gil, the North’s acting ambassador to Rome, went into hiding with his wife in November and is seeking asylum, according to Seoul’s intelligence authorities 10

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Khawaja, Siddle recalled to Australia one-day squad

SYDNEY: Veterans Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle, and Nathan Lyon were Friday recalled to a revamped Australian one-day squad to play India with an eye on the World Cup in England later this year. After a poor run in the limited overs format, selectors ruthlessly axed Travis Head, Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott and all-rounder Ashton Agar.Bowling 11

January 3, 2019 12:00 AM Drug resistant TB management introduced countrywide

Islamabad: Management of drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) has been introduced and scaled up in 33 tertiary care hospitals, both in public and private sector across the country. Bio Safety Laboratories (BSL) level II and III have also been established in the country for safe and optimum diagnosis of tuberculosis while latest diagnostic equipment have been provided 14

December 20, 2018 12:00 AM Sexual assault victim’s body found in TT Singh

TOBA TEK SINGH: The body of an 11-year-old boy Rizwan of Gojra's Nadeem Park was found from a garbage dump at Siraj Town on Wednesday. The boy was missing for the last five months. Rizwan’s parents identified the body from his clothes. Someone had dropped a letter in the house of Akbar, father of Rizwan, in which it was written that three boys of the same locality 19

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Funeral procession for martyred teenagers in IHK turns violent

HELD SRINAGAR: Thousands of mourners thronged the funeral on Monday of a 14-year-old fighter martyred by Indian troops in held Kashmir, the youngest-ever fighter martyred in the decades-long insurgency, police said. Mudasir Ahmad Parrey was killed alongside two other militants, one a 17-year-old, outside the city of Srinagar on Sunday. Parrey, a ninth-grade 12