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If I was in media, I would have slapped Dhoni: Yograj

MUMBAI: Former Indian pacer and father of star player Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh once again criticised Indian Skipper MS Dhoni and said that why didn’t he batted at number 4 spot just like 2011 semi final when he came to bat at his son’s number. Yograj sadi in an interview that why Dhoni didn’t came to bat at number 4 when Indian side needed him in the semifinal of World Cup 2015. Former India pacer has often indirectly blamed him for keeping Yuvraj out of the national cricket team. “Indian cricketers tell me such things about Dhoni that I feel ashamed to even hear. I never believed them at first, thought it was jealousy but now I know.” Yograj also said that Dhoni’s image has been created by the medi...

April 8, 2015 at 10:05 am | News Desk

Two more death row convicts including ex army soldier executed in Pakistan Jails

ISLAMABAD: Two more death row convicts were executed in separate cities of Pakistan on Wednesday morning. According to details, a convict Ameer Hamza was hanged to death in Balochistan province’s Mach Jail while Sikandar was executed in Central Jail Bahawalpur. Additional Session Judge Sibi awarded death penalty to Ameer Hamza back in 2004 for killing a citizen over a minor dispute in 1995. This is the first execution in Balochistan after 7 yeras. The former army man killed a fellow soldier in Sukkur back in 2002. Pakistan lifted the moratorium on death penalty on Dec. 17, a day after Pakistani Taliban gunmen attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed 134 students and 19 adults. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual n...

April 8, 2015 at 10:05 am | News Desk

Azad Jammu Kashmir Puts Ban On Dubbed Hindi Channels

MUZAFFARABAD – The local administration of Azad Kashmir has banned four foreign television channels because of being dubbed in Hindi. Deputy Commissioner Officer Masoodur Rehman Muzaffarabad issued notification to ban National Geographic, Discovery, Pogo and Cartoon Network for three months. While talking to the media DC Muzaffarabad told that the ban on these specific foreign channels was demanded by the people of Muzaffarabad. However, the ban will not affect the original English versions of the said channels and will remain on air as usual in the district. Language issue is a serious matter in the divided valley of Kashmir where hostilities against the neighboring country and its language run deep. The News Tribe – UK-b...

April 8, 2015 at 10:05 am | News Desk

Absence from international cricket was like a torture: Saeed Ajmal

LAHORE: Pakistan star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal said that his absence from international cricket was like a torture. Saeed Ajmal said in an interview to AFP that he is very happy that he has cleared his bowling action and ready to play the international cricket once again for Pakistan. The off-spinner has termed his ban period as torture. “It was torture living without cricket,” Saeed Ajmal told from his hometown Faisalabad via telephone. “I have endured eight months of pain and it was the most difficult time of my life. I watched the World Cup on television and for 45 days I wanted to enter the television and play alongside my teammates and do my part,” he said. “I felt they were missing me as I was always e...

April 7, 2015 at 10:03 am | News Desk

Two more death row convicts executed in Punjab jails

LAHORE: Two more death row convicts have been hanged in Punjab jails on Tuesday morning. According to details, two death row convicts namely Tayyab and Jaffar were executed in Lahore and Sahiwal cities. Tayyab was executed in Kot Lakhpat Jail of Lahore city while Jaffar was hanged in Sahiwal Central Jail over dual murder. Tayyab killed a man back in 2002 whereas Jaffar was awarded death penalty for killing two people including a woman in 1997. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world Click here for more information The News Tribe

April 7, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

PTI should not have been allowed to attend Joint Session: Iftikhar Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Former chief Justice of Pakistan, justice (retd) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry says Imran Khan’s return to the National Assembly negates his own statements. Speaking to the media on Monday after attending a funeral in Islamabad, Chaudhry said constitutionally PTI’s resignations have been accepted, adding that PTI members should not have been allowed to attend the Joint Session of Parliament. “According to my opinion, PTI’s resignations have been approved under Article 64-A of the constitution,” Chaudhry said. “By going back to the Parliament, Imran Khan has proved that his allegations were false,” he said. On the matter of the judicial commission to investigate alleged rigging in the 201...

April 7, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

A new challenge for Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI: Vice captain of Pakistan cricket team Sarfraz Ahmed is all set to take another challenge as he would face stiff competition with another young wicket-keeper cum batsman Mohammad Rizwan. Pakistan Cricket team selectors have given chance to Mohammad Rizwan in the side for the first time in the series against Bangladesh. Sarfraz who was named as vice captain of the side yet to face another stiff challenge against Mohammad Rizwan. Obviously, Sarfarz will be the first choice of Pakistan team but in case of no performance he could be in little trouble. On this Sarfraz said that it would be a health competition between him and Rizwan. The batter performer should be part of the side, he added. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual...

April 6, 2015 at 10:51 am | News Desk

Hidden reality behind handing captaincy to Azhar Ali

LAHORE: As Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Azhar Ali as the skipper of One Day Internationals (ODI) but the hidden reality is a bit different appointing him the skipper. According to senior sports journalist Abdul Majid Bhatti, Azhar who is the skipper of ODI side haven’t played a single one-day match in past 18 months. He had been performing well for his side in domestic pent-angular tournament but he was dropped from the side when it reached the final of the tournament. Following the lost in final the coach realised that he was performing well but dropping him in the final was wrong decision. It is pertinent to mention here that Azhar has been very consistent with the bat in Test matches as well in ODIs which he playe...

April 6, 2015 at 10:29 am | News Desk

Fast and Furious 7 grabs top spot in box office

LOS ANGELES: The latest Fast and Furious franchise movie Furious 7 has grabbed top spot in North American box office this weekend, easily overtaking last week’s winner “Home” for the top spot. The sevent film and the the last movie of late actor Paul Walker pulled in $143.6 million over its opening weekend, according to preliminary figures from box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations. In second place was animated children’s film “Home,” about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind. It earned $27.4 million. Pulling in nearly $13 million and scoring third place was buddy comedy “Get Hard,” about a prison-bound white investment banker (Will Ferrell) who hires a black car washer (...

April 6, 2015 at 10:05 am | News Desk

Parliament’s joint meeting on Yemen situation to be held today

ISLAMABAD: Joint meeting of parliament will be held today (Monday) to discuss the situation of Yemen and to formulate a foreign policy regarding the security of neighbor countries especially Saudi Arabia. Unanimous resolution for the unity of Muslim Ummah, peaceful resolution of Yemen dispute and ensuring territorial integrity and sovereignty of Saudi Arabia would be passed during the joint sitting. Guidelines for mentioning the role of Pakistan for the resolution of the Yemen crisis would be given in the resolution. This is first joint sitting of the parliament during the tenure of current government which is going to be held on any international dispute. Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will take parliament into confidence rega...

April 6, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

Maithripala Sirisena will meet President and Prime Minister today

ISLAMABAD: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has arrived Islamabad on a three-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday. Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif welcomed the Sri Lankan President at the airport. On the occasion, PM’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz was also present along with several other dignitaries. He will hold talks with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Pakistan on Sunday for a three-day state visit, after making his first overseas trip as leader to India. A 21-gun salute was presented to the visiting dignitary at the airport on his arrival. Sri Lankan President is visiting Pakistan on the...

April 6, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

Ex-army officers were behind sit-ins script: Javed Hashmi

ISLAMABAD: Senior politician, former president Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Paksitan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has claimed that some retire officers of Pak Army were behind the script of PTI’s sit-in at Islamabad, however serving military leadership was not involve in whole scenario. During an interview with private TV channel Javed Hashmi said that Imran Khan during the marriage ceremony of Arif Alvi’s son had thanked MQM leadership for cooperation in Karachi’s gathering and during the sit-in it was said that MQM to join sit-ins. Jahangeer Tareen and Arif Alvi claimed that they have talked MQM leaders for participation in sit-ins. Hashmi said that Imran Khan and Jahangeer Tareen have told him that ...

April 6, 2015 at 10:02 am | News Desk

Fenerbahce team’s bus shot at on way to Trabzon airport

ISTANBUL: Fenerbahce team’s bus was attacked when Turkish Super Lig leaders beat Rizespor 5-1 in an away game was shot at on Saturday night. The driver sustained bulit woudes and was taked to nearest hospital but no players suffered any injuries in the attack. The attack happened when Fenerbahce team were travelling to Trabzon airport. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says an investigation is under way. The Turkish Football Federation condemned the attack and the club’s general secretary Mahmut Uslu said the incident was “very wrong”. “We come here to do sport, we come to play football,” Uslu said. Large crowds of Fenerbahce fans waited at Istanbul Airport to welcome the players back. Tur...

April 5, 2015 at 10:57 am | News Desk

Ali Zafar rejects three Bollywood movies for a Lollywood movie

LAHORE: Pakistan singer cum actor Ali Zafar has rejected three films offer from Bollywood and accepted to appear in Lollywood movie. Ali was offered by famous directors for key roles in three movies of Bollywood bu the rejected the offers due to his personel film which is under production in Lollywood. He already announced that he will only work in Pakistan this year and produce his film. For that he has taken skrips from young artists and completed all the paper work of the film. Ali said that his focusing on his movie in Pakistan currently. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world Click here for mo...

April 5, 2015 at 10:10 am | News Desk

Waqar sidelined seniors due to his personal ego: Report

LAHORE: As Pakistan ended its journey  of World Cup 2015 to the quarterfinal rounded, a shocking report revealed how head Coach Waqar Younis had miss behaved with the players during the tournament. The news of miss behavior among the players and the head coach came constantly during the World Cup which might have cost a few players heavily. According to reports, just a few day ahead of World cup, all rounder Mohammad Hafeez handed a return ticket by declaring his injury serious which would not be heeled till the end of first round of the tournament. As all rounder returned as said the he could be fit in a few days but management decided to drop him from the tournament. That too created a big controversy. According to Express Tribun...

April 5, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

First time in US police detains two women including a Pakistani born national over terrorism allegations

NEW YORK: New York Police has detained two women including a Pakistani born nation over terrorism allegations. According to reports, police arrested them after a secret operation in area of Queens where Pakistani born American national was identified as Aasia Siddiqui while other women was identified as Novell Velentiez. Police also recovered a grass tank, pressure cooker, fertilizer and a written method of bomb making note from the spot. Both women were presented before the court where prosecutor stated that Aasia’s marriage was published in an Al Qaeda’s newspaper while Novell consider Osama Bin Laden as her hero. Aasia’s lawyer said that she is innocent while Novell’s husband stated that she is not only a good...

April 5, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

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