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OGRA proposes Rs 5.59 increase in petrol price from 1st March  

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has forwarded a summary to the Finance Ministry on Thursday, seeking raise in the prices of petroleum products.   According to sources, OGRA has recommended an increase of Rs5.59 per litre in the price of petrol, Rs12.62 per litre in the price of High Octane Blending Component (HOBC) and Rs7.62 per litre in kerosene. An increase of Rs 5 in the price of light speed diesel and decrease of Rs 5.49 in the price of High Speed diesel is expected. Final decision on OGRA’s summary will be taken on February 28 and the new prices will be implemented from March 1, 2015. It is also expected that Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will not approve the increase in prices of pe...

February 27, 2015 at 10:08 am | News Desk

Lahore Session court accepts petition to register gambling case against Moin Khan

LAHORE: Lahore Session court accepted the petition to register a gambling case against Chief Selector of Pakistan cricket team Moin Khan, TheNewsTribe.com report. According to TheNewsTribe.com correspondent, the court has sent the notification to Station House Officer (SHO) Islampura to give the answer in a weeks. In that petition, applicant stated that Moin Khan has destroyed the image of the team by gambling in the casino. It is pertinent to mention here that the PCB has called back Moin Khan from World Cup tour after media report appeared stating that the chief selector had visited casino in Christchurch, New Zealand ahead of  a match between Pakistan and West Indies. The PCB chairman first sought clarification from his casino v...

February 26, 2015 at 10:50 am | News Desk

Pakistan possible playing XI against Zimbabwe

BRISBANE: As Pakistan team getting ready to take on Zimbabwe in their third and important match of the tournament, now let’s take a quick look at the probable playing XI for the match. Pakistan after suffering back to back defeat against defending champions India in their opening match while West Indies captured 150 runs victory against the green-shirts. Now Pakistan all set to take on Zimbabwe in their third match of the mega event. This is more like a must win game for the Green-Shirts. Pakistan is expected to made two changes in their playing XI which is most probably Younis Khan and Nasir Jamshed. As reports recons that it is also expected that Nasir Jamshed could get another chance. So if Jamshed and Younis would be dropped f...

February 26, 2015 at 10:22 am | News Desk

Kabul rocked by blast near Iran Embassy

KABUL: A civilian was killed and another injured in a suicide blast at the main gate of Iranian embassy, local media reported on Thursday According to Afghan officials and police, a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives has targeted a vehicle of the Turkish embassy in the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour. It is pertinent to mention here that both Turkish and Iranian embassies are adjacent to each other. A Turkish embassy vehicle was damaged and casualties were expected. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. 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 ...

February 26, 2015 at 10:08 am | News Desk

Sri Lanka win toss opt to bat against Bangladesh: Live Streaming

MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in 18th match of World Cup 2015 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Both teams faced of each other at World Cup stage twice and on both occasions Sri Lanka emerge victorious. Now let’s see who will emerge victorious in third match at this stage. Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake. Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nasir Hossain, R...

February 26, 2015 at 10:04 am | News Desk

Saeed Ajmal says ready to play for Pakistan in WC

LAHORE: In a conversation between Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Qadir in an interview on a private TV channel, Abdul Qadir said that Pakistan direly needs the services of Saeed Ajmal.   He further added that even if Ajmal bowls with a fold on his eyes, he would fare better than the current bowlers in the Pakistani lineup.   The former test cricketer said that had Ajmal been a part of the Pakistan squad, Indian players would have found hard to pile runs against the bowling side. He said that Saeed Ajmal should declare his participation in the World Cup at this instance and should he do so, the whole nation will support him.   Saeed Ajmal responded by saying that he is ready to play his part in the World Cup. The News Tribe –...

February 26, 2015 at 10:03 am | News Desk

Zimbabwe has potential to defeat Pakistan, India: Cambell

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s former captain Alistair Campbell opined that the team performance in the World Cup so far capable of beating Pakistan and India in Pool B matches. “The match against Ireland is crucial to our chances of progressing, but we will have to beat Pakistan or India, too. It is not impossible – far from it. But we will have to find a way of limiting the damage in the final overs. The best way, of course, is to take more early wickets,” Alistair Campbell wrote in his column for ICC website. Campbell added, “but there has been some good as well as some bad for Zimbabwe in our first three games and we’re still alive with the possibility of a quarter-final place remaining a reality – not ju...

February 26, 2015 at 10:03 am | News Desk

PCB sends Rs 100m defamation notice to Imran Nazir

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has served Rs. 100 million defamation notice to Pakistan’s star test cricketer Imran Nazir. According to reports, the notice says that Imran Nazir had baselessly alleged Intikhab Alam of asking for commission from him for issuance on No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The notice has been sent by PCB through its lawyer Tafazzul Rizvi. The notice tells Imran Nazir to either apologize for the allegation or pay Rs. 100 million otherwise legal action will be taken against him. In Dunya News program ‘Yeh Hai Cricket Dewangi’ on February 22, Imran Nazir claimed that Intikhab Alam had asked for commission from him to allow him to play Bangladesh Premier Leagu...

February 25, 2015 at 10:22 am | News Desk

US consulate temporarily closed in Lahore

LAHORE: United States (US) government said that two of its four missions in Pakistan were currently closed for consular services including Peshawar and in Lahore. According to reports, the US government issued the travel warning, the consulate in Lahore remains ‘temporarily closed’ for public services, six months after the mission had been closed for ‘renovations’ and its staff withdrawn due to terror threats. The Department of State warns US citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan, it also replaced its Travel Warning dated August 8, 2014 and reminds US citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, h...

February 25, 2015 at 10:10 am | News Desk

Younis once again deny rumours of retirement from ODIs

BRISBANE: Pakistan star batsman Younis Khan has denied the rumours of retirement from One Day International (ODI) cricket after World Cup. The batsman who is currently going through the bad form denied the rumours of retirement and said that he has no intention of retirement form One-Day cricket. Younis further said that he doesn’t have any twitter account. It is pertinent to mention here that, a tweet was posted from the account with the name of Younis Khan said, “I will retire from ODI cricket after 2015 World Cup, will continue to play Test cricket.” I Will Retire From ODI Cricket After 2015 World Cup .Will Continue To Play Test Cricket #Cricket #CWC15 — Younis Khan Official (@TheYounusKhan) February 24, 2015 ...

February 25, 2015 at 10:01 am | News Desk

Javeed Hashmi expresses disappointment over Pakistan performance in World Cup

MULTAN: Senior politician of the country Makhdoom Javed Hashmi on Tuesday suggested Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan to work for betterment of Pakistan cricket rather doing politics. “People surrounding Chairman PTI will leave him nowhere in politics”, said Javed Hashmi. Addressing a press conference at his residence in Multan, former PTI president Javed Hashmi said not even a single MNA of PTI has left his office and they still utilizing government funds. “I respect Imran Khan much but his companions have dragged him in difficulties”, said Hashmi. “Neither I a rival to anyone nor ally in politics”, he added. Talking about cricket, Javed Hashmi expressed disappointment over Pakistan&...

February 25, 2015 at 10:01 am | News Desk

Peshawar police launches SMS service for traffic updates with help of students

 PESHAWAR: Students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have joined hand with police to felicitate masses of the province as they launched SMS service for traffic updates, a press release said. Police with the help of some young and energetic students of Peshawar have launched SMS service for getting updates on traffic issues from the traffic control in the city. The masses of the city can get traffic updates immediately by just sending an SMS to Peshawar traffic police. The SMS service has been launched to solve the people’s difficulties they faced during travelling on roads. Syed Shahzad and Faizullah young students of Peshawar have developed the SMS alert system voluntarily. The duo met IGP Nasir Khan Durrani and offered to build a ...

February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am | News Desk

Chris Gayle becomes 2nd batsman to hit 400 sixes in international circket

CANBERRA: West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has become the second batsman to hit 400 sixes in International Cricket.   The explosive batsman smashed five sixes against Zimbabwe to reach the milestone. Chris Gayle so far scored 95 runs with the help of five sixes and five boundaries in 15th match of International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket World Cup 2015. However, Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi so far hit 447 sixes in all formats of the game, most by any batsman in the world. 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

February 24, 2015 at 10:39 am | News Desk

Moin Khan, his wife were in Casino late night: report

CHRISTCHURCH: A witness confirmed that Chief Selector Moin Khan was in VIP lounge of casino where no one is allowed to go inside, local media reported.   Witness talking to a private channel told that Moin Khan was playing in VIP lounge of casino while his wife was on the second floor of the casino. He told that the minimum money required to play a game in a casino was $1000 but Moin Khan came with $15000 to $20000 in the casino. The witness whose identity was kept in secret told that the selector came in the casino at 2:00 am and left the casino at 3:00 am. He further said that he tried to talk with Moin Khan but was not allowed to go in the casino. The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technol...

February 24, 2015 at 10:11 am | News Desk

Former PMLN MNA proposes Meera for marriage

PESHAWAR:  Former Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Member Nation Assembly (MNA) Malik Wazir Safi proposed controversial actress Meera for marriage. Malik Mohammad Wazir is already married and has six children. He has participated in NA election twice on PML-N ticket. He said that if Meera agree he will immediacy go to Lahore and bring her in Mohammad Agency after marriage. 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

February 24, 2015 at 10:05 am | News Desk

West Indies win toss, opt to bat against Zimbabwe, Live Streaming

CANBERRA: West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat first against Zimbabwe in match 15 of International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket World Cup 2015. West Indies who have the bounced backed brilliantly after the facing defeat against Ireland in their opening match of the tournament. They beat Pakistan by a huge margin of 150 runs and now all set to take on Zimbabwe who also gained victory over United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier in the competition. Now both teams are  set to take on each other in their third match of the tournament. Zimbabwe haven’t beaten West Indies in World Cup. West Indies team: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Jonathan Carter, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jas...

February 24, 2015 at 10:05 am | News Desk

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