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Former greats urge batsmen to show spine

Former Pakistan greats have called on the national team to stand up and show more maturity in the batting department in the second Test against the West Indies starting today. Pakistan failed

Shah Rukh great motivator

COMMENT – Ideally, we would have liked to have come home for Deccan Chargers’ game with a win under our belts. We are disappointed at having lost a game that we had sewn up when we needed just nine off eight balls. We lost it from there by the narrowest of margins, and these losses can be heart-breaking. However, we did gain some positives. First, we did well without two of our top overseas pros. Second, we stretched a strong Chennai Super Kings and played well enough to get into a

Tributes pour in for film-making great Lumet

NEW YORK – Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese led the tributes as the film world mourned Sunday the loss of director Sidney Lumet, a master film-maker identified strongly with his beloved New York. Lumet, who died Saturday from cancer, was nominated four times unsuccessfully for a Best Director Academy Award with “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network” numbering among his more than 40 movies. “He was definitely the quintessential NY film-maker, although ironically his finest film, ‘The Hill,’

Death toll rises to 11,800 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

TOKYO – The National Police Agency said on Saturday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 11,800 people dead and 15,540 others unaccounted for in Japan by 10:00 a.m. local time (0100 GMT).
The search for the missing by Japan and U.S. forces will end on Sunday and the country will shift its focus to a daunting reconstruction effort.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coastal areas of northeastern and eastern Japan on March 11, triggering

Death toll reaches 11,578 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

TOKYO – The National Police Agency said the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 11,578 people dead and 16,451 others unaccounted for in Japan by 10:00 a. m. local time (0100 GMT) Friday.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coastal areas of northeastern and eastern Japan on March 11, triggering enormous tsunami.
Heavy casualties and extensive damage have been caused by the twin disasters.

Death toll reaches 11,063 from great quake-tsunami

TOKYO – The National Police Agency said on Tuesday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 11,063 people dead and 17,258 others unaccounted.
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coastal areas of northeastern and eastern Japan on March 11, triggering enormous tsunami.
Heavy casualties and extensive damage have been caused by the twin disasters

Death toll rises to 10,151 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

TOKYO – The National Police Agency said on Saturday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 10,151 people dead and 17,053 others unaccounted for in Japan by 10:00 a.m. local time (0100 GMT).
A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coastal areas of northeastern and eastern Japan on March 11, triggering enormous tsunami.
Heavy casualties and extensive damage have been caused by the twin disasters.

Afridi on the cusp of joining the great Imran

DHAKA – A month ago, any suggestion that Shahid Afridi could emulate the achievements of Pakistan’s most famous sporting hero Imran Khan would have sounded ridiculous. But within minutes of Afridi leading his men to the World Cup semi-final with a thumping 10-wicket win over West Indies, on Wednesday countless discussions on the internet debated the very same subject.
The team had lost three of their most talented players — Salman Butt and pace duo Mohammad Asif and Mohammad

Pope voices ‘great concern’ over tensions in Libya, Pakistan

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed “great concern” over the crises in several African and Asian countries, mentioning Pakistan and Libya in particular.
“I follow with great concern the tensions in several countries in Africa and Asia in these days,” the pope said in Italian after the weekly Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church urged that the “moving sacrifice” of Pakistan’s murdered Catholic minorities’

Pakistan attaches great importance to ECO: Salman

ISLAMABAD – Secretary-General ECO Mohammad Yahya Maroofi on Friday met Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir at the Foreign Office and informed him about status of the initiatives taken by the ECO in multiple domains. Lauded efforts of the secretary general in giving a new momentum to multi-dimensional cooperation in the organisation, Salman Bashir said Pakistan attached great important to cooperation within the ECO framework.
“The ECO secretary-general mentioned the initiatives about

Captaincy the difference between good and great

COMMENT – I am a firm believer that leadership is all about being prepared and knowing your personnel well. I also believe that no sport depends as heavily on its captain as cricket does. Soccer, basketball and hockey are all about the coach, but in cricket, the captain is the man in the hot seat.
Recently, a lot of importance has been given to the coach, but practically speaking the decisions have to be made on the field by the man who is in charge there. You can analyse long

Recalling Norman’s Great Depression

He was tall, broad-shouldered, with a pointed beard and a bit too distant from society. Frequent holidays to the United States and Canada to escape hidebound London, this figure was part of an exclusive club of global central bankers. Montague Norman, Governor of the Bank of England (1920-1944), was the citadel of the citadels in the global monetary system in the 1920s.
He loved his knee stretched coats, cigars, evening whiskies, read-outs in the country side and escapades

Saudi mufti brands suicide protests as ‘great sin’

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim authority branded the act of setting oneself on fire, a protest started in Tunisia and copied in other Arab states, a “great sin,” Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Friday. Islam “bans suicide even if living conditions are hard. To commit suicide by setting oneself on fire is a horrendous crime,” said Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, quoted in the pan-Arab daily. “To immolate oneself and committing suicide are great sins,” he said.

Pakistan confident on thwarting any ‘great game’ but silent on drone attacks

ISLAMABAD – The foreign policy wizards in Islamabad are confident that “no one” would be allowed to turn Pakistan into a battlefield but they are equally speechless on increasing drone attacks inside the country except saying that “they (the attacks) are an infringement on our sovereignty”.
“Beware, don’t try to turn Pakistan into a battlefield… we have the capacity and capability to face the challenges,” a senior official, who sought not to be named, said at an informal

Pakistan warns US against ‘new great game’

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Wednesday cautioned the United States against beginning any “new great game” in the neighbouring war-torn country of Afghanistan, saying this would have serious ramifications for regional peace and stability.
During the meeting between Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and visiting US Vice President Joseph Biden, Pakistan’s concerns and apprehensions over “foreign intervention” in its tribal regions through Afghanistan were discussed in detail and the

Great expectations in hard times

The boiling political situation seems to be running out of steam – what with the minority government capitulating to the numbers-strong opposition and reversing the petroleum prices to those of October 31, 2010.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced this decision after a marathon session with the parliamentary leaders of all political parties. The majority prevailed. Though the economic managers of the government were opposed to withdrawing the increase in Petroleum, Oil

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