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WI in trouble as openers depart

Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar again struck early to tighten India’s grip on the third Test as West Indies struggled to 26 for two in their second innings — a deficit of

Haqqani in trouble again over visas

The mysterious silence of the Foreign Office and Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) has further deepened the controversy over issuance of visas to United States citizens. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani’s

PML-N having trouble reshaping Punjab cabinet

ISLAMABAD – The PML-N government in Punjab is having trouble in reshaping the provincial cabinet after ousting PPP ministers as every other MPA from the Unification Bloc is aspiring to get the ministerial berth.
The allegations of serious malpractice on Dr Tahir Ali Javed, reported by several private TV channels on Tuesday night, have also landed the PML-N in a fix as to whether to induct Javed in the provincial cabinet or not. A source in the PML-N told Pakistan Today that

Ricco in trouble after doping allegations

MILAN – Riccardo Ricco’s team Vacansoleil threatened to sack the Italian cyclist on Wednesday if allegations he performed his own blood transfusion are correct.
“The team does not have enough knowledge of the relevant facts to make a considered judgement on this matter,” a statement read.
“The team has a zero-tolerance policy concerning drug use. All riders and staff who violate the internal and UCI doping rules are fired on the spot. The team has now started an

Spanish PM in trouble as joblessness surges to 20.33pc

MADRID – Spain announced on Friday that its jobless rate has surged to a 13-year record, above 20 percent at the end of 2010, the highest level in the industrialised world. The resulting unemployment rate was 20.33 percent for the end of year, easily exceeding Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s target of 19.4 percent.
It was more bad news for an economy fighting to regain trust of financial markets and trying to escape a debt quagmire trap that has engulfed Greece,

spot-fixing scandal – Different statements may land trio in trouble

LAHORE – Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif have submitted different statements over the bowling of no-balls at the ICC tribunal hearing the trio’s case in a spot-fixing scandal.
According to BBC, the explanation by each player widely differed from the other two when the tribunal asked them various questions.
Two players reportedly said that they did not know why the no-balls were bowled, while one said he did it by mistake.
“During this

Heavy kitty lands Malik in trouble

LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik failed to earn a place in Pakistan’s preliminary World Cup squad announced on January 4 due to his failure to explain heavy bank account. Although the PCB didn’t give any reasons for non-selection of Shoaib Malik and leg-spinner Danish Kaneria but it has been learnt that during the meeting of integrity committee, Malik failed to give answer regarding the presence of 90,000 British pounds in his bank account.
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US could have trouble extraditing WikiLeaks founder from Sweden

LAHORE: The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by British police on a Swedish arrest warrant could presage a long legal battle if the United States wants to extradite him, particularly if Assange is first extradited to Sweden, CNN reported experts saying on Tuesday.
A British judge sent Assange to jail until at least December 14 while a court decides whether to order the extradition. Assange, 39, is suspected of one count of rape, two counts of sexual molestation and one

Public depts in trouble as Finance Department blocks funds

Provincial departments are in deep financial trouble as the Punjab Finance Department has stopped funds, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
The departments, including Education, Health, Communication and Works, and Livestock are feeling the heat of financial crunch and have no option but to linger on payments to their contractors and halt all kind of development, sources said.
“Only salaries and pensions of government employees are being paid,” an official of the