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  • Heynckes makes winning return as Bayern sink Freiburg

    MUNICH: Jupp Heynckes made a winning return to the Bayern Munich bench on Saturday with the German champions crushing Freiburg 5-0 for their first win in three league matches...

    Heynckes, who led Bayern to the 2013 treble, could have not picked more appropriate opponents, with Freiburg having never won in Munich and having lost 13 of their 15 previous league matches in the Bavarian capital before Saturday...

  • Bayern stunned by Hoffenheim, Dortmund fail to get past Freiburg

    BERLIN: Hoffenheim striker Mark Uth scored twice to hand champions Bayern Munich their first Bundesliga defeat of the season on Saturday while Borussia Dortmund dropped their first points against gallant 10-man Freiburg...

    Both games involved controversy as Bayern protested angrily about Uth’s first goal in Hoffenheim’s 2-0 win, claiming that two balls were on the pitch at the time, while Freiburg had Yoric Revet dismissed after 29...

  • Paderborn, Freiburg relegated from Bundesliga on final day

    BERLIN: SC Paderborn and Freiburg were relegated from the Bundesliga on the last day of the season on Saturday, while Hamburg clinched the relegation playoff spot and VfB Stuttgart stayed up...

    Freiburg lost 2-1 at Hanover 96, who stayed up through Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake’s third-minute header and an 84th-minute own goal from Pavel Krmas...

  • Lewandowski’s last-gasp goal hands Bayern win at Freiburg

    FREIBURG (Germany): Robert Lewandowski scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Freiburg 2-1 on Friday and open up a six point lead as the league resumed after the winter break...

    With his back to the goal, Lewandowski controlled a cross with his chest and fired past the Freiburg keeper in stoppage time to rescue the three points for lacklustre Bayern...

  • Freiburg come from behind to shock Eintracht Frankfurt

    BERLIN: Striker Florian Niederlechner netted both of Freiburg’s goals in their shock 2-1 comeback win at Bundesliga high-fliers Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday to leave them just outside the top six...

    Freiburg, last season’s second division champions, forced their way back into the game as Niederlechner rounded Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky on 25 minutes to score...

  • Bizarre penalty helps Mainz past relegation rivals Freiburg

    BERLIN: A bizarrely awarded penalty and a goalkeeping howler helped Mainz to a vital 2-0 victory over Bundesliga relegation rivals Freiburg on Monday...

    Freiburg’s Marc-Oliver Kempf was ruled to have handled the ball seconds before the whistle, and he and his team-mates were called back from the dressing room for the penalty to be taken...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    In 2015, both the security agencies and business community had broken the good news to nation that the...

  • MQM holds 'peaceful' demonstrations on Karachi roads

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday held what they termed "peaceful demonstrations" against the media blackout on party chief Altaf Hussain's statements and images following a Lahore High Court order...

    While traffic jams were expected, the situation on Karachi's roads remained under control with no reports of major traffic congestions due to the protest...

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