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Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

SYDNEY (AFP) – Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering, Cricket Australia ruled Tuesday after reviewing a submission by the players  union to cut the penalties.CA interim chairman Earl Eddings said the board had “determined that it is not appropriate to make any changes to […]

PC out to hunt defaulting buyers of state enterprises

PC out to hunt defaulting buyers of state enterprises

ISLAMABAD: The Privatisation Commission Board decided on Tuesday to approach investigative bodies for the purpose of recovering Rs4 billion outstanding dues from defaulting buyers of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This decision comes after all the past attempts to recover dues have failed, partially because of connivance of commission’s officials.Headed by Privatisation Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro, the board […]

US invites Putin to Washington, but says get out of Ukraine

US invites Putin to Washington, but says get out of Ukraine

TBILISI (Reuters) – The White House has formally invited President Vladimir Putin to Washington, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday, returning to an idea that was put on hold in July amid anger in the U.S. over the prospect of such a summit.President Donald Trump held a summit with Putin in Helsinki, […]

Islamabad: Massive fire breaks out in PID building

Islamabad: Massive fire breaks out in PID building

ISLAMABAD  – A huge fire on Wednesday erupted in Press Information Department (PID) buidling near Zero Point in Islamabad and gutted its three floors.According to initial details, four tenders reached the location and launched an operation to extinguish the blaze. The employees stranded inside the building are also being rescued.Fire was probably caused by an […]

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected a “frivolous” National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea blocking the Sharifs’ Avenfield verdict suspension pleas before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and fined the anti-graft watchdog Rs20,000. NAB moves SC to block Sharifs’ suspension plea before IHC In a separate development, an IHC  bench hearing the Sharifs’ pleas expressed surprise over  NAB challenging their […]

Australia’s Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan Test tour

Australia’s Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan Test tour

Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood were on Thursday ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates as they continue to recover from injury. Both players missed the recent series against England due to their struggle to get over lumbar bone stress issues. Neither has played since […]

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