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  • Lin Dan powers to semis in China

    BEIJING: Badminton star Lin Dan beat his South Korean opponent at the quarter-finals of the Asian Badminton Championship in China on Friday, setting up a semi-final with Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei...

  • Lin Dan cruises into All-England quarters

    BIRMINGHAM: Lin Dan, twice an Olympic men’s singles gold medallist, pulled the overdrive gear to escape from danger and accelerate into the quarter-finals of the All-England Open championships on Thursday...

    Results (x denotes seeding):Men’s:Second round: Tian Houwei (CHN x8) bt Sameer Verma (IND) bt 10-21, 21-12, 21-19; Lin Dan (CHN x5) bt Sho Sasaki (JPN) 20-22, 21-6, 21-8; Jan Jorgensen (DEN x3) bt Ng Ka Long (HKG) 21-13,...

  • Badminton should seek global reach: Lin Dan

    SINGAPORE: Badminton can do more to become a global sport by allowing tournaments to be played outside the sport’s traditional Asian bastions, two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan said on Tuesday...

    Nicknamed “Super Dan” in 2004, by now-retired Danish star Peter Gade, the Chinese shuttler remains the only singles player to have scooped all nine major badminton titles on top of two Olympic golds...

  • Trump picks Dan Coats for intelligence director

    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday formally announced former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as his pick for US director of national intelligence...

    "Dan has clearly demonstrated the deep subject matter expertise and sound judgement required to lead our intelligence community," Trump said in a statement...

  • ‘Lums seminar’ on Balochistan held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: “There were dead bodies found in Balochistan with Pakistan Zindabad carved into their skins,” Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur said on Saturday, at a seminar which had to be relocated to a different city for it to be held...

    While it was finally held at Kuch Khaas in Islamabad on Saturday, M...

  • Four ‘target killers’ from Karachi held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Four men allegedly involved in incidents of target killings in Karachi and robberies in the federal capital have been arrested here, Dawn has learnt through reliable sources...

    Know more: Contract killers to be arrested in next phase of Karachi operationThe arrests were made during an investigation into some incidents of robbery in Islamabad, most of them taking place outside banks and involving people who had drawn cash...

  • Moral brigade active in Islamabad again

    ISLAMABAD: Are they back – the moral brigades that blackened the faces of women on advertisement boards in 2007?At least that is what people feared when they found bared arms and faces of models on billboards defaced in Super Market during Eid shopping spree...

    “Islamabad has no culture of hooliganism...

  • Islamabad’s traders refuse to close shop early

    ISLAMABAD: Terming the government’s decision to close markets early ‘illogical’, the traders of the federal capital announced on Sunday that they would not comply...

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, representatives of the traders union and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) announced that markets and shops will remain open late into the night, as government’s decision, in its current form,...

  • Mexico to reopen its embassy in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Mexico is reopening its embassy in Islamabad after a break of about six years as the Latin American country seeks to reinvigorate its ties with Pakistan...

    Mexico’s Ambassador to Iran Ulesis Canchola, who is also accredited to Pakistan, in a meeting with Chairman of National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee Awais Leghari said: “Mexico was in middle of the process to reopen its embassy in Islamabad which closed in 2009...

  • What happened to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation?

    ISLAMABAD: Even as the ascension of Sadiq Khan, the new London mayor of Pakistani-descent, is celebrated by his compatriots, there seems to be little worry that their own local governments, which were elected amid much pomp and circumstance last year, have not even started working yet...

    His mistrust is not completely misplaced: the federal government has failed to transfer assets and responsibilities from the Capital Development...

  • A culture of greed: How CDA is destroying Islamabad's environment

    The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad has recently announced plans to expand the Islamabad Highway (from Zero Point to Rawat) to five lanes on each side, felling around 300 fully-grown trees in the process...

    Also read: City to lose 620 trees for Orange Line train“Unfortunately, awareness about the environment is limited at the popular level and at the level of political parties,” argues Senator Mushahid Hussain, who...

  • Dasti taken to Islamabad on NA speaker’s order

    MUZAFFARGARH: On the production order of Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, police took detained MNA Jamshed Ahmad Dasti to Islamabad to enable him attend the National Assembly’s ongoing session...

    Muzaffargarh police had arrested Dasti on June 8 when he was returning from Islamabad...

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