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October 21, 2018 12:00 AM India beat Pakistan in Champions Trophy Hockey

ISLAMABAD: India rallied after conceding a goal in the opening minute to defeat Pakistan 3-1 in the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Masqat (Oman) Saturday. It was Pakistan hockey team’s sixth defeat against India during the last three years with seventh match ending in a draw. Goals from Captain Manpreet Singh, Mandeep

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Giant galaxy supercluster found lurking in early Universe

PARIS: Scientists have discovered a primitive "supercluster" of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. The structure, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive to be found so early in the formation of the Universe, which sprang into existence around 13.7 billion years ago. Its titanic mass is one million

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey’s own reputation for eroding press freedoms. Arabic-language journalists from countries who have found refuge in the city from authoritarian regimes or war say they have been rattled 1

October 15, 2018 10:49 AM Minister announces new nursing university worth Rs10bn

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Health Aamer Mehmood Kiani announced to launch a nursing university in Pakistan on Monday to focus on the country’s hygiene and health situation. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader had taken to Twitter to share the upcoming government project to improve the nursing field in the country. He stated further that the project 1

October 4, 2018 12:00 AM Underdogs tag can help SA at World Cup: Boucher

CAPE TOWN: Mark Boucher feels being underdogs at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 could help South Africa’s cause. The former Proteas wicket-keeper, who played at three Cricket World Cups – including the last time it was held in England and Wales in 1999 – hopes going under the radar can help South Africa’s chances at next year’s tournament. “See, people 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Russia throws doubt on joint lunar space station with US

MOSCOW: Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a “second fiddle role,” a Russian official said on Saturday. Russia agreed last year to work with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on plans for the moon-orbiting Deep Space Gateway 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Nasa blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

LOS ANGELES: Nasa’s most advanced space laser satellite blasted off on Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms. Cloaked in pre-dawn darkness, the $1 billion, half-ton ICESat-2 launched aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force base in California at 6:02 am (1302 GMT). "Three 2

September 15, 2018 12:00 AM BISP, HEC to provide scholarships to social sector researchers

Islamabad: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in collaboration with HEC will provide scholarships and two-years internship opportunities to social sector researchers on key research areas. This was decided during a comprehensive brain storming session on the subject titled BISP-HEC Collaboration for Research held at HEC’s auditorium co-chaired by Secretary 2

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM 20-year-old case against Navjot Singh Sidhu reopened

sNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India decided to review a 1998 road rage case against former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu. According to the Indian media, Sidhu was acquitted in the case earlier, but the victim’s family filed a review petition before the Supreme Court seeking a modification of its earlier order. The top court accepted the review petition 4

September 5, 2018 12:00 AM SC orders formation of revenue tribunals in Quetta, Multan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the government to immediately establish benches of Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue at Quetta and Multan to provide relief to taxpayers. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial, and Justice Ijazul Ahsan issued the orders while hearing