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May 10, 2018 12:00 AM Sindh Police fail to get 20 abductees released

KARACHI: All efforts of the Sindh Police have become ineffective to get more than 20 abductees released as majority of them were kidnapped by gangs of dacoits by luring them through female voice in some districts of upper Sindh. Police sources informed ‘The News’ that this became a decade-old modus operandi of dacoit gangs active in area of Sindh province

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM National Seniors Cricket reaches knockout phase

KARACHI: Quite a few fancied teams have been eliminated as the 19th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament 2017-18 which has reached the knockout phase in both the regions. According to the information made available by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) here on Friday, stiffer competition has been witnessed this season’s National Seniors 1

March 24, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA mission reaches Lahore

KARACHI: A two-member FIFA mission reached Lahore on Friday to brief the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on the FIFA Forward Development Programme. ‘The News’ learnt through a highly reliable source that the delegation is headed by FIFA’s Regional Director for Asia and Oceania Sanjeevan Balasingam. Sanjeevan, a former journalist from Malaysia, visited 7

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Halep wins on return, Wozniacki cruises

DOHA: World number two Simona Halep won on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open Wednesday. Halep eased through 6-3, 6-0 against the Russian, in a second round match — she received a first round bye — but admitted afterwards she was still anxious about an ankle 6

February 7, 2018 12:00 AM ICC slams Chittagong pitch as ‘below average’

DHAKA: The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium pitch has been rated “below average” by the ICC for its performance in the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. As a result, the Chittagong ground has received one demerit point which will remain on its record for a five-year period. According to the ICC, if the venue reaches a total of five demerit points 8

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy

NEW YORK: Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had clinched an agreement to sell its claims in bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC in a deal that would add $3.7 billion to the Japanese owner´s depleted capital base. The Japanese conglomerate has also agreed to transfer its Westinghouse-related shares to Canada´s Brookfield Business 10

January 6, 2018 12:00 AM Hamza reaches British Junior under-13 semis

KARACHI: Hamza Khan reached the semi-finals of under-13 category in the British Junior Squash Championship in Birmingham on Friday. In the under-13 quarter-final, Hamza overpowered Omar Azzam from Egypt 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 2-11, 11-8, but Mohammad Ammad was beaten by Islam Kouratam from Egypt 6-11, 9-11, 8-11. Earlier, Ammad had beaten Jack O Flynn from Ireland 7

December 25, 2017 12:00 AM 385-member Punjab contingent reaches Islamabad

LAHORE: The 385-member Punjab contingent has reached Islamabad to participate in the 2nd edition of Quaid-i-Azam Inter-Provincial Games on Sunday. Punjab players will feature in 19 different games during the mega event being organised at Islamabad from December 25-29, 2017. Prior to their departure, the members of Punjab contingent were upbeat about 4

December 9, 2017 12:00 AM Ladies event reaches semis stage

ISLAMABAD: Ladies singles event in the Serena National and Junior Championship entered semis at the PTF Complex Friday.Sara Mahboob beat Aleena Aftab 6-2, 6-1 to make it to the semis where she would play Sara Mansoor.Results: Ladies singles: Sara Mahboob bt Aleena Aftab 6-2, 6-1.Junior singles quarter-finals: Nauman Aftab bt Ilham Khan 6-2, 6-2; Aman Atique 4

December 9, 2017 12:00 AM Sara reaches national tennis semi-finals

ISLAMABAD: Sara Mahboob thrashed Aleena Aftab 6-2, 6-1 to make it to the ladies’ singles semi-finals of the Serena National and Junior Championship here at the PTF Complex Friday. Sara Mahboob will play Sarah Mansoor in the semi-final.Results: Ladies’ singles: Sara Mahboob bt Aleena Aftab 6-2, 6-1.Juniors’ singles quarter-finals: Nauman Aftab bt Ilham