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  • Karachi make strong start against Hyderabad in U-16 cricket

    KARACHI: After drawing their opening match two days ago, Karachi made a decent start to dominate Hyderabad in their PCB-PEPSI Cricket Stars Under-16 Tournament fixture at the National Stadium here on Sunday...

    Opting to bat first in the Pool ‘C’ clash, Hyderabad were restri­cted to 219-6 in the first innings quota of 70 overs...

  • CRICKET: REBOOTING DOMESTIC CRICKET

    A failing domestic cricket system? Draft selection to the rescue...

    The draft system of selection has been a hit with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its use in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cup and now the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy shows...

  • CRICKET: THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

    The arrival of a star-studded World XI this week in Lahore to play three T20 games marks the welcome return of international cricket to Pakistan after an agonising span of eight-and-a-half years...

    It was a telling absence as well for those who may not be crazy fans of the game but believe in their heart of hearts that cricket is a key catalyst in breeding social cohesion in a nation that has forever grappled with multiple ethnic,...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    Want to be bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan? Ready to face a Saurav Ganguly food platter? No, no one is inviting you to a buffet in a cricket field but, well, it comes close to that...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

  • Strauss appointed England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee chairman

    Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role...

    The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB's director of cricket last year to support his late wife Ruth's cancer battle and was replaced by former England spinner Ashley Giles...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    This is the first execution to take place in Hyderabad since 2015, when two death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

  • Three-day Sufi festival gets under way in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A three-day festival titled ‘Sindh Sufi melo’ was inaugurated by by Sindh Senior Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in Hyderabad Club on Sunday...

    Senator Aajiz Dhamra, Auqaf Minister Ghulam Shah Jillani, PPP Hyderabad district president Saghir Qureshi and information secretary Ahsan Abro were among the prominent figures who were present...

  • MQM-P activist Dr Naushad shot dead in Hyderabad

    A sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr Naushad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad on Wednesday, DawnNews reported...

    Residents of the area called police after spotting his body, which was subsequently shifted to Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad...

  • Hyderabad GOC stresses importance of education, art

    HYDERABAD: Education is an inevitably significant source of development whereas art plays a role in character-building of the youth of the country...

    It was organised by the Institute of Art and Design (IAD), Univer­sity of Sindh (SU), Jamshoro, in collaboration with Pakistan Army 18 Division, Hyderabad, on the institute’s premises...

  • SHC summons Hyderabad jail chief in detention case

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit bench comprising Justices Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Shoukat Ali Memon on Tuesday directed the additional advocate-general (AAG) to ensure presence of the Hyder­abad central jail superintendent in court at 1pm on May 13...

    However, the bench asked him “to ensure that the jail chief attends the court in Hyderabad also on the next date of hearing”, observing that the matter was adjourned...

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