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  • INSIGHT: Blatter’s corroded legacy on Pakistan’s football fields

    A Reuters review of football development projects in Pakistan shows it is littered with half-built and under-used facilities, despite receiving more than $2 million from the sport’s world governing body this year alone...

    In recent weeks, Reuters reporters visited several projects in Pakistan that received FIFA money under its ‘Goal’ programme — which funds football fields for youth academies, known as technical centres, and playing...

  • Insight: Pakistan and Brexit — what next?

    They believe demands of managing ties with embittered neighbours, (India, Afghanistan, Iran) and the US, are too pressing for the foreign office to spare time and thoughts for consulting trade and economic ministries and developing a strategy to deal with the Brexit fallout...

    In her mail Ms Belinda Lewis, deputy high commissioner in Karachi said: “The future of UK-Pakistan trade is bright…...

  • Uxi Mufti’s book provides an insight into Pakistani culture

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National College of Arts (PNCA) hosted a dialogue on culture in tandem with the launch of ‘Pakistani Saqafat’, a newly-published book that provides vital insights into the understanding of Pakistani culture...

    Addressing key concerns that perplex the Pakistani consciousness about the genesis, history and narratives of cultural identity, the book explores cultural pluralism and philosophical ethos of Pakistan......

  • Insight: Juve’s ‘BBC’ face uphill task against Real counterparts

    Carlo Ancelotti would be licking his lips at the prospect of fielding Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo against Juventus as Real Madrid look to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit in the return leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday...

    Real’s attacking trio are widely termed as BBC in Spanish media but they face their Italian namesakes — Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini — willing to...
  • INSIGHT: Famous past encounters add spice to CL semi-final draw

    REAL Madrid’s Champions League pedigree is such that the ten-time European champions have faced each of their potential semi-final opponents this season — Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus — at this stage of the competition at least once since the European Cup was rebranded as the Champions League in 1992...

    Having claimed the much-vaunted ‘Decima’ last season, this year Carlo Ancelotti’s side are out to claim the ‘Undecima’ and...
  • Insight: Hayat winning AFC VP polls wouldn’t be a surprise

    The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president had just arrived in his convoy of luxury cars carrying some distinguished guests after a day excursion in Bhurban...

    “See, this is a galaxy of footballing luminaries in Pakistan and I’ve managed to call each of these dignitaries, including the AFC chief, through my personal connections,” Hayat said...

  • Documents give insight into Britain’s ‘mad’ King George

    LONDON: An enormous cache of historical documents from Britain’s royal archives detailing the reign of King George III went online on Saturday as part of the royal family’s effort to rehabilitate the legacy of the monarch widely regarded as having been insane...

    The monarch America’s last king is often referred to as “mad King George”
  • Nasa’s Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

    LOS ANGELES: Nasa’s unmanned Martian quake sensor, InSight, has landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet, and experts are hopeful the spacecraft will work as planned, the US space agency said on Friday...

    InSight was engineered to operate on a surface with an inclination up to 15 degrees...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available”...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    NEW DELHI: India, forever sullen about maps depicting its territorial claims against its liking, has found a quarry in Al Jazeera, reports said on Friday...

    The Hindu said an inter-ministerial committee of the Information and Broadcasting ministry has found that Al Jazeera channel violated the programme code by showing wrong maps of India on repeated occasions and recommended that it be taken off air...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • School principal in India charged with sedition over 'incorrect' Kashmir map

    NEW DELHI: An Indian school principal and two others have been charged with sedition for printing an 'incorrect' map of disputed Kashmir, police said Wednesday, an offence technically punishable by a maximum of life in jail...

    The principal was arrested on Monday along with the school's owner and a printing press owner following a complaint by a right-wing Hindu activist, who spotted the map in a school diary...

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