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May 18, 2018 12:00 AM 77 out of 221 new Karnataka MLAs have criminal record

NEW DELHI: There has been a steady rise in the number of Members of Legislative Assembly with a criminal background in the Karnataka assembly. Among the 221 newly-elected MLAS, 77 (35%) have declared criminal cases against themselves, of which 54 MLAs have declared serious criminal cases, like murder and attempt to murder, reports foreign media. In 2013, the Karnataka

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM SL cricket reaps record profits despite shocker year

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Wednesday announced a profit of $14 million last year, far above all previous records despite one of the worst on-field performances by the islanders in years. The board said it made a net profit of 2.12 billion rupees ($14 million) in 2017.Revenues, at six billion rupees, were roughly double 2016 figures, Sri Lanka 1

May 13, 2018 2:31 PM At least five tourists dead as bridge collapses in Neelum Valley

MUZAFFARABAD: At least five people were killed and dozens others were still missing after bridge over a nullah collapsed in Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir on Sunday. Rescuers said four bodies have been recovered while search for other people was underway. TV channels reported that tourists, women and children among them, were taking pictures at the dilapidated 1

May 13, 2018 12:00 AM World’s best goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmad passes away

KARACHI: Former Olympian and hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmad passed away in Karachi on Saturday. He was 49. The former Olympian had been suffering from heart disease for the past few months and undergoing treatment at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). Pakistan’s celebrated goalkeeper was admitted to hospital after his condition deteriorated 2

May 12, 2018 12:00 AM Vodacom Tanzania eyes more spectrum after solid annual earnings growth

DAR ES SALAAM: Vodacom Tanzania reported a 6 percent rise in full year pretax earnings on Friday, helped by the launch of cheaper smartphones, and said it plans to buy additional spectrum to boost internet services. Vodacom Tanzania, majority owned by South Africa´s Vodacom Group, said in a statement that EBITDA rose to 266.4 billion shillings ($117 million)

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Expats send home $16.257 billion in July-April FY18

KARACHI: The amount of money sent home by Pakistani migrants living abroad increased in 10 months of the current fiscal year by 3.92 percent versus a year ago, the State Bank of Pakistan figures showed on Thursday. Remittances totalled $16.257 billion in July-April FY18, compared with $15.643 billion in the same period last year. In April, the figure 1

May 9, 2018 12:00 AM Australia scrap day-night Test after India refusal

SYDNEY: Australia have been forced to scrap a day-night Test and will hold the game in normal hours instead after India refused to play, cricket officials said on Tuesday. Cricket Australia had pencilled in the December 6-10 Test in Adelaide as a pink-ball match but India baulked at playing under floodlights.“We can confirm that we have received advice 6

May 5, 2018 12:00 AM Guardiola plans ‘beautiful farewell’ for Toure

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Pep Guardiola has confirmed long-serving midfielder Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City next month after eight successful seasons with the Premier League champions. The Ivory Coast international turns 35 on the last day of the current campaign and has been a key part of City’s rise to prominence under their wealthy Abu Dhabi 2

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM England displace India to claim No 1 spot in ODIs

DUBAI: England’s burgeoning status as a white-ball team has been confirmed by their ascent to the top of the latest ICC one-day rankings, with India slipping to No.2 on the list.England’s ascent to the top spot was cemented by two impressive away victories this winter - they beat Australia 4-1 in January before seeing off New Zealand 3-2 in March. However 5

May 1, 2018 12:00 AM Atlas Honda unveils Rs1.7bln investment plan to expand production capacity

KARACHI: Motorcycle manufacturer Atlas Honda on Monday announced more than Rs1.7 billion in investment to expand its production capacity on growing demand of two-wheelers in the country. “Atlas Honda Limited, a joint venture of Atlas Group and Honda Motor Company, is pleased to announce an investment plan for the expansion of its motorcycle operations 10