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Trinidad & Tobago through to main draw

Trinidad and Tobago beat England’s champions Leicestershire convincingly by 51 runs and roared back into the main draw of Champions League T20 while in the other match Somerset won thriller by four

Indifference main reason for low FDI

Pakistan has received negligible foreign direct investment during the last fiscal year whereas its two neighbours China and India managed to tap huge foreign investment. The reason is simple. They have reduced

Defence Main Boulevard service lanes – Not Serviceable!

LAHORE – Main Boulevard Defence, a thoroughfare leading to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), continues to irk people because of a dilapidated condition of its service lanes over the last four years. The situation worsened after the service lanes were dug up to lay a new drainage system and this project has been in the doldrums for more than six months now.
The service roads, stretching over more than 1.5 km with width between 25 feet and 30 feet, are splattered with heaps of

World’s highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city’s tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.
Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.
Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International

Syrian protesters gathered in Deraa

DERAA – Hundreds of Syrian protesters, chanting for freedom, gathered on Saturday in the main square in the southern town of Deraa, scene of unrest for the last week, a witness said
The witness said three bare-chested young men climbed onto the rubble of the statue of late President Hafez al-Assad, which protesters pulled down yesterday, with cardboard signs reading “the people want the downfall of the regime”.

Bahrain’s main opposition groups ease demands

MANAMA – Bahrain’s main opposition groups have eased conditions for talks to end a crisis that has drawn in neighbouring Gulf armies and raised tensions in the oil-exporting region.
Led by the largest Shi’ite opposition party Wefaq, they called late on Saturday on security forces to free all those detained in the wake of a month of protests, end their crackdown and ask Gulf Arab troops to leave so talks could begin.
“Prepare a healthy atmosphere for the start of political

Plan afoot to widen New Garden’s Main Boulevard

Lahore – Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) will execute project of widening and improvement of Main Boulevard, New Garden Town from Kalma Chowk to the canal bridge through Y-junction, within three months, at a cost of Rs 309 million. This was decided in the governing body meeting of the LDA on Saturday.
The meeting was chaired by Lahore District Co-ordination Officer (DCO) and LDA Chairman Ahad Khan Cheema, and was

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

Main accused of ex-AG’s murder held in Dubai, SC told

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of the murder case of former attorney general for Pakistan, Muhammad Sardar Khan after it was informed that the main accused had been taken into custody in Dubai on the request of the Islamabad police and legal process was underway for his extradition.
Appearing on notice before a four-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman

Moscow’s main airport closed after overnight snow

MOSCOW – Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was closed and thousands of Muscovites were left without power on Sunday after a heavy overnight snowfall, the RIA Novosti news agency said.
It quoted an airport spokeswoman as saying flights at the airport, Russia’s busiest, were halted after two electricity substations were knocked out. “The airport service is suspended,” the spokeswoman, Elena Galanova, was quoted as saying, adding that it was not clear when operations would resume.

Main Zuljinah procession today

LAHORE: The main Zuljinah procession commemorating the martyrdom of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson Imam Hussain (RA), his family members and companions in the battle of Karbala will be taken out today (Friday) from the Nisar Haveli amid tight security. On Thursday, hundreds of majalis were organised and small zuljinah processions were taken out to commemorate Ashura.
Strict security arrangements were made in this regard and no untoward incident was reported during the whole