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June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal suspended for one Test

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for the third and final Test of the series against West Indies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second Test. He could miss between two to four further Tests, after being charged with “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” after 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM AIOU to hold national graduate conference

Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a National Graduate Conference soon to provide a platform to young researchers to promote their research-based work that helps the society to solve socio-economic issues. This is the part of the University’s regular activities to promote creativity and innovations in the academic pursuits, said a press

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Trumps orders Pentagon to create US ‘space force’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US “space force,” which he said would become the sixth branch of the American military.“I’m hereby directing the DOD (Department of Defense) and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump 1

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM Economists warn Macron over rich-friendly policies

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron´s economic policy is viewed as favouring the rich and must change to address inequalities, according to a memo written by three economists who worked on his campaign programme, Le Monde newspaper said on Saturday. The criticism is the latest sign of the trouble created by Macron´s economic reforms among the centre-left 1

June 5, 2018 12:00 AM Smith ‘spent four days in tears’ after scandal

SYDNEY: Australia’s former captain Steven Smith has revealed that he “spent four days in tears” as the magnitude of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal and its penalties dawned on him. On the day that he and David Warner were picked up by teams in the forthcoming Global T20 Canada tournament, as part of their plans to return to competitive action while 2

June 3, 2018 12:00 AM Australia say no to NZ demands for Samu release

WELLINGTON: Canterbury Crusaders flanker Pete Samu appeared to have lost his chance to play for Australia against Ireland this month after New Zealand Rugby said Saturday its demands for his release have not been met. In a trans-Tasman tug-of-war, neither country has officially revealed New Zealand’s stipulations to release Samu, but it is believed they sought 1

June 2, 2018 12:00 AM Russian cosmonauts get their kicks with a WC ball

MOSCOW: If one of the World Cup footballs seems to behave as if there is no gravity it may just be the official ball Russian cosmonauts put through the paces on the International Space Station. In footage released by the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Thursday, cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Anton Shkaplerov donned official FIFA World Cup T-shirts to kick a ball around 1

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM PPP says 100-day plan will meet the fate of 90-day plan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) sees the 100 days plan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as wish list which will meet the same fate as the 90 days plan. “Let us go back five years to the time Imran Khan had promised a 90 days overhaul plan and had pledged to convert the Chief Minister House and the Governor House into public libraries 7

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM Spacecraft points to new evidence of watery plumes over Europa

TAMPA: A fresh look at data from a 1997 flyby of Jupiters moon, Europa, suggests that Nasas Galileo spacecraft flew directly through a watery plume, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from Earth. The revelations on Monday came after scientists revisited a puzzling reading from an instrument aboard Galileo, which 4

May 8, 2018 12:00 AM Nasa warns huge space rock set for near-miss day before royal wedding

CALIFORNIA: Nasa confirmed it was monitoring the massive rock that will fly past on May 18. That’s the day before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are due to tie the knot in front of millions at Windsor Castle. The newly discovered space lump – dubbed JPL 8 – is expected to zoom past our planet at 2.21am – just hours before the ceremony begins. It will be travelling 5