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Shining Club reach quarters

Shining Club reach quarters

LAHORE – Shining club beat Punjab Club by two wickets to qualify for the quarter-finals of the East Zone Cricket Championship 2011. The semi-final will be played on April 25 at LCCA Cricket Ground, Lahore. In a thrilling match, Punjab Club scored 163 all out in 34.1 overs in their innings. Kashif Ejaz scored 36, Sheraz Butt 34 and Shoaib Akram made 33 runs.
Sarmad Anwer and Usman Malik bagged three wickets each for Shining, while Humayun Farhat took two. In reply, Shining

Nadal survives Murray battle to reach final

MONTE CARLO – Rafael Nadal needed to produce one of his most stunning performances on clay on Saturday to edge an injured Andy Murray 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 and book a place in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.
For the 15th time in the last two decades, a Spaniard will figure in the title match at the Country club, with six-time winner Nadal bidding for a seventh straight title here against compatriot David Ferrer.
The Spanish fourth seed earlier ended the surprise run of Jurgen

Ferrer trounces Melzer to reach Monte Carlo final

MONACO – Fourth seed David Ferrer roared back from a shaky start to cruise into the Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-3 6-2 win over Juergen Melzer on Saturday.
Austria’s Melzer was inspired when beating Roger Federer on Friday to prevent the top four seeds all reaching the semi-finals at the beachside Monte Carlo Country Club but he was only half as potent against the dogged Spaniard.
Melzer broke early for 2-1 as Ferrer struggled with his first serve but the Austrian

Custody of CANaDIAN COUPLE’S CHILD – Last chance to reach out-of-court settlement

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday gave last chance to a Canadian couple, Roshni Desai and Jahanzeb Niazi, to reach out-of-court settlement on the custody of their illegitimate child and travelling expenses to Canada. The court observed that if the couple failed to reach an out-of-court settlement on flying expenses to Canada by Friday (today), the court would decide the matter on merit.
Roshani Desai, a 28-year-old Canadian of Indian origin, filed the petition

Wozniacki beats Jankovic to reach final

CHARLESTON – World number one Caroline Wozniacki reached the final of the WTA clay court tournament here Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Jelena Jankovic. Top-seeded Wozniacki outlasted Jankovic in a match marked by grinding rallies and, in the first set, numerous breaks of serve.
Finally, Jankovic said, Wozniacki’s ability to extend the rallies was just too much. “She always makes you play an extra ball,” the third-seeded Serbian said. Wozniacki booked a clash with Russian

Wozniacki rallies to reach Charleston semis

CHARLESTON – World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki rallied to reach the semi-finals of the WTA tour event here Friday, clawing her way past Belgian Yanina Wickmayer. “In every match, she finds a way to get out of it and beat her opponent,” Wickmayer said. “That’s most important.”
Wozniacki trailed in both the second and third sets, but won the last four games of the encounter to notch the 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 quarter-final win. The escape came a day after the top-seeded Dane needed two

KSE jittery, fails to reach 12,000 points

KARACHI – Investors seemed skeptical about the benchmark index performance; hence average daily volumes remained at lower levels of 73 million shares in contrast with the current average daily volume of 118 million shares.
The current market return has again dipped, standing at negative one percent. The month’s first week exhibited range bound behavior, as the index moved within a band of merely 181 points on both sides. With little upside required to breach the 12,000 level,

Top four seeds reach Honda Cup semis

LAHORE – All the top four seeded players moved into the next round of the Atlas Honda Cup in men’s singles here on Thursday. They eased past their rivals in their quarter-final matches to reach the semi-finals.
In first match, Pakistan No. 1 Aqeel Khan beat Abid Mushtaque 6-1, 6-2. The second seeded Jalil Khan beat Imran shoukat 6-4, 6-3, while third seed Yasir Khan beat Waqas Malik 6-3 ,7-6(4). Shehzad Khan beat Heera Ashiq 6-3,7-6 (3) in the last quarter-final.

ISI chief to reach US on 15th for talks

ISLAMABAD – ISI chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha will reach Washington on April 15 as part of a high-level Pakistani defence delegation that will hold talks with US authorities on anti-terrorism cooperation and bilateral security and defense relations.
General Pasha is visiting the US along with other security officials on an invitation by Washington to discuss the various aspects of cooperation between Islamabad and Washington against terrorism. He will also apprise the

PAF upset WAPDA to reach volley final

LAHORE -PAF recorded the biggest upset of the 46th National Men’s Volleyball Championship 2011 by defeating defending champions WAPDA. PAF and Army reached the final here on Wednesday.
Underdogs PAF defeated WAPDA 18-25, 25-21, 25-19, 13-25 and 15-13 in the
semi- finals. PAF spikers put forth their best to show down WAPDA.
In the second semi-final, Army thrashed Navy 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 19-25 and 15-11 to reach the final against PAF.
The final match between PAF

Samir ousts Jalil to reach final

LAHORE – Pakistan’s tennis sensation Samir Iftikhar ousted Jalil Khan on Wednesday to set a date with Aqil Khan in the final of the Tajamal Abbass Memorial Tournament.
Samir beat Pakistan No 2 Jalil 6-3, 6-2 with an exceptional display of tennis. Samir displayed brilliant ground strokes and passing shots, breaking Jalil twice in both sets and never gave any chance to Jalil to settle down. He will now meet Pakistan No 1 Aqil in the final at PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad today.

WAPDA, Police reach National Volleyball quarters

LAHORE – The 46th edition of the National Men’s Volleyball Championship reached quarter-finals stage and WAPDA, Police, Railway Army, NAVY, PAF, Punjab, and KPK qualified for the last eight stage here on Sunday at WAPDA Sports Complex.
It was after 20 years that Railways made to the quarter-finals of the championship. From Pool A WAPDA and Railway have qualified. From Pool B Navy and KPK, from Pool C Army and Punjab and from Pool D PAF and Police have qualified. WAPDA beat

Rescuers struggle to reach Myanmar quake areas

TACHILEIK – Rescuers battled Saturday to reach thousands of survivors in remote areas of Myanmar after an earthquake tore up roads and reduced hundreds of homes to rubble, leaving 75 people dead. The powerful 6.8 magnitude quake struck in the east of the country near the borders with Thailand and Laos late on Thursday and was felt as far away as the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. The towns of Tarlay, Mong Lin and Tachileik in Myanmar’s Shan state appeared to have been most severely

Corporate tax rate set to reach 40pc

KARACHI – After the imposition of the 15 percent flood surcharge by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Pakistan now ranks amongst the higher corporate tax regimes of the world. Japan tops the list with 39.5 percent tax rate followed by the US (39.2 percent) and France (34.4 percent). While, amongst the prominent lowest corporate tax charging countries are Singapore (17 percent), Saudi Arabia (20 percent) and Iran (25 percent). It is worth mentioning that FBR has finalised the

Radioactive traces reach Iceland

VIENNA – Miniscule amounts of radioactive particles believed to have come from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been detected as far away as Iceland, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday. They stressed the tiny traces of iodine — measured by a network of international monitoring stations as they spread eastwards from Japan across the Pacific, North America and to the Atlantic — were far too low to cause any harm to humans. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Wozniacki crushes Sharapova to reach final

INDIAN WELLS – Top seed Caroline Wozniacki blasted her way into the Indian Wells final on Friday, allowing three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova just one service hold in a ruthless display. World number one Wozniacki demolished her Russian opponent 6-1, 6-2 in front of a crowd of about 7,000 at the BNP Paribas Open to set up a clash with France’s Marion Bartoli.
Speaking about her opponent in Sunday’s final, the 20-year-old said of Bartoli, who beat Yanina Wickmayer of

Wozniacki, Sharapova reach last four

INDIAN WELLS – Top seed Caroline Wozniacki, whose opponent pulled out with a painful injury, eased into the Indian Wells semi-finals where she was joined by Maria Sharapova on Thursday. Wozniacki, of Denmark, was ahead 3-0 when Victoria Azarenka packed it in after taking a lengthy medical timeout to receive treatment for an injury to the left side of her hip. The eighth seed Azarenka suffered the setback just 10 minutes into the match on the second point of the third game while