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PPP calls consultative session for presidential candidate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has called consultative session on July 23 for finalising name for the presidential candidate. PPP has decided to called special consultative session for resolving matters over naming Raza Rabbani as candidate in presidential election. Prominent leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim will chair the session while top leadership and current PPP parliamentarians, sources said. Raza Rabbani’s nomination papers for upcoming election will be submitted on July 24 after collecting recommendations and suggestions from the session. It is pertinent to note, senior leader of the political party Aitzaz Ahsan outraged over PPP leadership on always selecting him and Raza Rabbani in specific situations whenever t...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

Pakistan won the toss and puts West Indies in to bat

Saint Lucia: Pakistan on Sunday won the toss and invite West Indies to bat first in the fourth One Day International (ODI) played at Beausejour Cricket Ground. The five ODI matches series is still level with 1-1. Now both teams are aiming to get lead in the series. West Indies replace Kieron Pollard with Devon Smith while Pakistan haven’t made any change in the team. This match will be house full, according to organizers. Fans are hope full to see tough competition between the two grate cricket nations. Pakistan have played 5 matches at this vanue and won 4 of them and one match drawn. West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles (wk), Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo (capt), Devon Smith, Darren Sammy, Ke...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

Superman, Batman to team up in Zack Snyder’s new film

LOS ANGELES: Superman and Batman are to team up in a new film, its director and the studio behind this year’s blockbuster “Man of Steel” announced on Saturday. The new movie was announced by director Zack Snyder, widely praised for rebooting the Superman franchise last month, with Briton Henry Cavil proving his mettle in the title role. Batman has yet to be cast, after Christian Bale said he had hung up his cape after the third and final “Dark Knight” movie last year. The superhero double-act could be seen as an attempt by studio giant Warner Bros to emulate the record-breaking success of last year’s “Avengers” mega-hit, featuring Marvel characters. “I’m so excited to begin wor...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

The Ashes 2nd test Day 4: England declare at 349 an loss of 6 wickets against Australia

London: England on Sunday lead by 582 runs after declaring its 2nd inning at the total of 349 on loss of 6 wickets against Australia in the second test of The Ashes played at Lord’s. England starts its second Innings having lead of 233 runs. England loss three wickets early but Joe Root and Tim Bresnan came with a rescue. Bresnan after making 38 become the victim of James Pattinson at the total of 129 runs. Joe Root continue his inning along with Ian Bell who made 74 runs while opener complete his century to lead England to 333 for 5 at stumps Day 3. In the first hour of play England loss another wicket in shape of Jonny Bairstow while Joe Root after making 180 become the victim of Ryan Harris at the total of 349 runs.  Englan...

July 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm | News Desk

Belgium’s King Albert II abdicates

BRUSSELS: Albert II abdicated Sunday after 20 years as ‘King of the Belgians’ in favour of his son Philippe, who becomes the seventh monarch of a country deeply divided between its French- and Flemish-speaking halves. (more…)

July 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm | News Desk