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July 15, 2018 12:00 AM France marks Bastille Day with major military parade

PARIS: Fighter jets streaked over Paris on Saturday as part of a massive military parade in a "demonstration of controlled force" on France´s national day, due to be followed by a street party if "Les Bleus" win the World Cup. Thousands of people, many of them tourists, thronged the Champs Elysees avenue to watch the march past involving 4,290 soldiers

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pacquiao ready to regain WBA title

KUALA LUMPUR: Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao weighed in Saturday comfortably under the 147-pound (67-kilogramme) limit and said he was “ready” to win back the welterweight belt against WBA champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. Pacquiao, the only man to have won world titles in eight weight divisions in a glittering 23-year career, tipped the scales

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Judoka Qaiser clinches bronze medal

KARACHI: Pakistan’s emerging judoka Qaiser Khan Afridi won bronze medal after beating Iran’s Shojaei Bakhtiyari Abolfazl in the bronze medal fight of the Cadets Asian Cup 2018 in Hong Kong on Saturday. Qaiser was earlier given repechage fight for the bronze medal when he lost to World No8 Veg Zsombor of Hungary in the -90kg semifinals by half point

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Nooh makes golden debut in World Jr Weightlifting C’ships

KARACHI: Pakistan’s rookie weightlifter Nooh Dastgir Butt made a golden debut for the country when he lifted gold medal in the clean and jerk event of the +105 kilogramme competitions of the World Junior Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent on Saturday. Nooh lifted 228 kg weight in his second attempt to finish first in clean and jerk. He was followed

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem faces Mthalane in tough fight today

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem will on Sunday (today) fight the toughest battle of his pro career when he faces the highly experienced and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa in the IBF flyweight world title shot in Kuala Lumpur. By the time this story will be read by the readers

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Lifter Dastagir bags bronze in Tashkent

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt becomes the first Pakistan weightlifter to win the bronze medal in the World Junior Championship when he lifted 399kg in total in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 105 plus category. According to reports reaching here, Nooh and Armenian Lalayan lifted equal weight in total with Armenian getting silver as his bodyweight

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Judoka Qaisar wins bronze in Hong Kong

ISLAMABAD: Qaisar Khan won bronze medal in Hong Kong Cadets Asian Cup 2018 following a close defeat against Hungarian Judoka, VEG, Zsombor in the semi-finals. Qaisar performed well until semi-final but unfortunately lost to world No 8 ranked player. In quarter-final Qaisar was against Chinese Taipei’s Judoka LIN, Sheng-Kai, world ranker 13. Qaisar qualified

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM 1,223MW power project at Balloki to start operation by end July

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s third RLNG based Independent Power Project of 1223 MW located at Balloki in Kasur district of Punjab is likely to start its commercial operations by end of July 2018, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board ( PPIB ) said on Saturday. PPIB says that after its completion, this project will be 38th Independent Power Project, processed

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

MOSCOW: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I’m glad of the opportunity to tell you about the contact we have had with your neighbours, and leaders of various countries," Putin told him as they met at the Kremlin, in quotes

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pak squash contingent leaves for Chennai

ISLAMABAD: A nine-member Pakistan contingent left Karachi for Chennai (India) to compete in the individual as well as World Junior Team Squash Championship. The world event starts in the Indian city from July 18-29. The individual event would be followed by team event. For the last one week the selected trained under the Jahangir Khan in Karachi