September 22, 2019

PM’s initiative for backyard poultry farming inaugurated

ISLAMABAD: The government inaugurated the backyard poultry initiative on Monday, designed to provide five million pre-vaccinated birds throughout the country, including the Islamabad Capital Territory, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The total cost of the project is Rs1.635 billion. Of this, governments (federal and provincial) would bear 30 percent of the costs, while 70 percent would […]

UK PM to call election if Brexit strategy defeated: top official

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call elections on October 14 if parliamentarians vote against their Brexit strategy, a senior official said Monday on the eve of a parliamentary confrontation. Parliamentarians of the Johnson Conservative Party itself are preparing to join opposition lawmakers in a vote on Tuesday to try to force him to […]

Osaka falls to Bencic while Vekic, Mertens win at US Open win

NEW YORK: Swiss number 13 Switzerland, Belinda Bencic, surprised defending champion Naomi Osaka on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open against Donna Vekic, who rescued a match point to advance. Bencic’s win by 7-5, 6-4, his sixth best of the WTA over an enemy in the top five this year, said the […]

US sprinter Coleman cleared as USADA withdraws case

“The consistent application of global anti-doping rules is essential in all cases,” USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said in a statement. “In this case, we apply the rules to Mr. Coleman in the way that USADA understands that it must be applied to any other international athlete. “We must address each case with the main […]

Neymar and PSG left to pick up pieces as transfer saga ends

PARIS: Neymar’s decision to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 was motivated by the desire to establish himself as the best player in the world, but a problematic moment in the French capital has left the Brazilian at risk of losing the best years of his career. The closing of the transfer window has finally put […]

Five dead in Taliban attack on Kabul as US envoy visits

KABUL: A massive explosion shook downtown Kabul on Monday night, killing at least five people in an attack claimed by the Taliban near an international complex, while the US special envoy leading the talks with the insurgents visited The Afghan capital It occurred while Afghanistan’s main television station, Tolo News, broadcast an interview with US […]

Khawaja dropped as Smith returns for fourth Ashes Test

SYDNEY: Australia knocked down batter Usman Khawaja on Tuesday for the fourth ash test against England at Old Trafford, giving way to Steve Smith’s return. The selectors named a squad of 12 men for the Test as of Wednesday, with David Warner and Marcus Harris as starters, but leaving out Khawaja, who averaged only 20.33 […]

Australia look to Smith after England ´steal´ Ashes

MANCHESTER: Australia is heading to the fourth test at Old Trafford starting Wednesday with the hope that Steve Smith and boxer Muhammad Ali can revive their campaign after the pain they felt when England “stole” their ashes. Tourists were about to retain the ashes only by the magnificent 135 by Ben Stokes who did not […]